Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Educational Insights Summer Fun #Giveaway



Soon the kids will be out of school and we'll be looking for ways to keep them occupied. Educational Insights has tons of fun games and toys to help make your summer run smoothly. Here are three of our top picks.



Crazy Cereal

 It's a showdown in a bowl! Grab a spoon and watch as it magically changes color. Then, dig into the cereal-serving bowl and scoop up pieces of that color. Cross your fingers for a color flash free-for-all and collect two pieces at a time. During this all-play game, quickly collect the most cereal pieces to win!





My Thoughts

My two younger kids loved this game! It's easy, quick-paced, and a ton of fun.  Each game box includes one  large bowl, two small bowls, and two light up spoons. The object of the game is to get the most pieces in your bowl. You achieve this by watching the flashing lights on the spoons.  It flashes between red, green, yellow, and orange to match the cereal pieces. You have to try to use your spoon to capture the same color cereal as the color currently on your spoon. If the spoon is flashing multiple colors, you can catch two pieces of any color. Once the big bowl is empty, whoever has gathered the most pieces of cereal is the winner.

This two-player game is a great choice for pre-school aged children. It will help them learn to match colors, but its also just a lot of fun. My kids love the silly alligator on the box. Its also easy enough that I can get them set up and the two of them can play independently. Crazy Cereal is the perfect way to keep kids entertained and makes for hours of fun. 

Things worth noting:
 AAA batteries for the spoons are not included.
 The small pieces can be easily mistaken for real cereal or candy, so keep out of the reach of very young children.
                                     







 Observe nature from your favorite secret hideout. Peek over a large rock during a hike or around a tree at the park-undetected. Exploring in the dark? Flip on the LED light to spy on nocturnal animals in your backyard or to peer into a dark space. This periscope has a wide viewing area to see far and wide, easy-grip handles, and soft goggles with a comfy nose placement to guarantee a relaxed expedition.





My Thoughts

The GeoSafari Sneak & Peek Periscope is just too cool. It has a wide rim and long neck to allow  for  a great view of almost anything. Kids can hide behind the sofa or inside a tent, and just have the top poke out, making them feel like a real wildlife explorer. It's a very powerful device, and you can see things at a vast distance. There is also a built-in LED light powered by two AAA batteries.  The handle is easy to grip and control, even for little fingers.

My children have had a ball using the periscope on pretend safaris, camp outs, pirate adventures and so much more. The thing they loved the most is how they can see their magnified eye from the top of the periscope. They thought that was hilarious.  It's fun both indoors and outdoors, and can be used both at night and in the daytime.  It works very well for a toy, and its very sturdy and well-made. 

Note: 2AAA Batteries needed for the light are not included.



 Blurt Sports

 Now you can Blurt! on the go about Sports! This handy, portable version of best-selling Blurt! comes with 450 sports-related words. This fast-paced game of rapid word recall will be a slam dunk with your friends and family.




My Thoughts

It's hard to find games that older kids can enjoy, but Blurt is definitely a fun choice for tweens and teens. This particular version is Blurt Sports, and as the name implies, it's all about sports. The object of the game is to be the first to score 12 points. You accomplish this by being the first to guess the correct answers based on the definition you're given. You will need at least three players. One has to read the question while the others guess. Some questions are super easy, and others only more advanced sports fanatics will be able to answer. But whether you get the question right or wrong is only half the fun. "Blurting" out the answers is what makes this game a winner. It's even funnier when people rush to answer first and guess the wrong thing!

 This fast-paced game is lots of fun, easy to play, and quick and convenient to set up. It comes with 75 double-sided cards that stay organized in their cardholder. The magnetic scoreboard is on the inside of the metal case, and the player pieces stick to it nicely. This makes it a great game for the car as well as at home.  Parents will have just as much fun playing this one as the kids, especially if they're sports lovers.




The Giveaway

One lucky winner is going to receive all three of the games/toys listed above! To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will  6/11/15 and is open to the US only.  The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Educational Insights for offering this fantastic prize.






It’s a showdown in a bowl! Grab a spoon and watch as it magically changes color. Then, dig into the cereal-serving bowl and scoop up pieces of that color. Cross your fingers for a color flash free-for-all and collect two pieces at a time. During this all-play game, quickly collect the most cereal pieces to win! - See more at: http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/crazy+cereal--153-+electronic+game.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&page=2&&from=fn#sthash.RZeFUDC0.dpuf
It’s a showdown in a bowl! Grab a spoon and watch as it magically changes color. Then, dig into the cereal-serving bowl and scoop up pieces of that color. Cross your fingers for a color flash free-for-all and collect two pieces at a time. During this all-play game, quickly collect the most cereal pieces to win! - See more at: http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/crazy+cereal--153-+electronic+game.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&page=2&&from=fn#sthash.RZeFUDC0.dpuf
It’s a showdown in a bowl! Grab a spoon and watch as it magically changes color. Then, dig into the cereal-serving bowl and scoop up pieces of that color. Cross your fingers for a color flash free-for-all and collect two pieces at a time. During this all-play game, quickly collect the most cereal pieces to win! - See more at: http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/crazy+cereal--153-+electronic+game.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&page=2&&from=fn#sthash.RZeFUDC0.dpuf

61 comments:

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to get the Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt™ Game for my great niece and great nephew :)

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would like for my niece to try out the hot dots. Brittney House

Kim PhilanthropicHR said...

I would like to get the hot dots. They look fun. But the thing I was most excited about was the 70% off sale. Now I'm shhopping.

alissa apel said...

I like:

Nancy B’s Science Club Binoculars and Wildlife Activity Journal

nickieisis3 said...

I like the Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt™ Game

Tara Overby said...

I think my family would also really enjoy the Pass the Peas game!

JLin Mei said...

GeoSafari® Talking Globe

VickeC said...

GeoSafari® Jr. Underwater Explorer Boat

Colleen Maurina said...

I would also like to have their Alphabet Beanbags!

Arf2-D2 said...

I like the puppet on a stick.
The three pack costs more than buying three individual ones though! :-)

Terra Heck said...

I like the Dino Construction Company™ Snap Velociraptor Forklift. Thanks.
partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

alona y said...

The Hot Dots Tots Animals Interactive Board Book Set looks like fun.

Heather B said...

My son would LOVE all of the awesome Dino Construction toys!

Ken Ohl said...

hoppy floppys happy hunt. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I like the Hot Dots. Patricia

Denise S. said...

My kids would like the Bean Bag Toss game.

VMS said...

It would be great if you can review the Feeze Up! game. It's a cool concept, and would love to hear your take on it.

http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/freeze-up.do?sortby=ourPicks&sortby=&&from=fn

Jodi Kershuk said...

Our family loves the Hot Dots. It's a great teaching tool to have in the house.

Xty C said...

I like the USA Foam Map Puzzle.

Rayray Cartucci said...




Hot Dots® Jr. Pete the Cat® I Love Kindergarten! Set + Pen. My son is obsessed with Pete the cat

Jennifer Clay said...

I really like the Dino Construction Company™–Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader

Lauren said...

Hot Dots looks fun and educational.

Robin Abrams said...

I like the Dino Construction Company™–Wrecker the T-Rex Skid Loader my grandson would love it

Kristie said...

I'd love the World Foam Map Puzzle for my kids :-)

Hargow Wong said...

I love the GeoSafari® Vega 360 Telescope.

janet woodling said...

Nancy B's Science Lab Chemistry Set.

Rebecca Orr said...

I like the Geo Safari Jr Talking Microscope for my daughter and son. Thanks for the chance!

Linda said...

I think Pass The Pas looks like a fun game. We love to play board games.

bomar97 said...

I love the
GeoSafari® Jr. Underwater Sound Scout™

Deborah W said...

I love the Nancy B Microscope.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I like the Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt™ Game

AngelWinner said...

The Pancake Pile-Up!™ Relay Game.

Paol Trenny said...

I would like to get the GeoSafari® Talking Electron Microscope™.

icefairy said...

I love the Nancy B’s Science Club Binoculars.

mecarolks said...

I would also like to have their Alphabet Beanbags.

kathy55439 said...

Dino Construction Company™ Snap Velociraptor Forklift looks fun

kristi said...

The foam map puzzles look like a lot of fun

Nina H said...

I want to try the hot dots!

Leela said...

Gears! Gears! Gears! Lights & Action Building Set.

Erica C. said...

The jammin gym is fun.

Gennie Lancaster - JayGennie05@aol.com said...

The Nancy B’s Science Club™ Microscope and Activity Journal looks fun!

Vera Prunn said...

I think Hot Dots® Jr. Interactive Storybooks - 4 Book Set with Ace Pen is neat.

Stephanie Larison said...

I think the Pancake Pile-Up!™ Relay Game looks cute.

Laura Unger said...

I really like the GeoSafari® Jr. Underwater Explorer Boat. My boys would have a great time with that!

DistractedMommy said...

I think the Freeze Up! Game looks fun!!

Lana Bradstream said...

I like the Crowded Waters game

SexyBrat said...

I like the Classroom Café Dining Play Set.

Anonymous said...

I heart Blurt!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

tina reynolds said...

my kiddos would love the GeoSafari® Adventure Pens, Water Pen

Theresa Smith said...

I like the AlphaMagnets® Jumbo Lowercase Multicolored Magnets

Amy Deeter said...

i also like the Hot Dots® Jr. Pete the Cat® Kindergarten Rocks! Set + Pen

minibea12 said...

My grandson would like Dino Construction Company™ Build and Smash Set!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Jennifer Zidak said...

My 2 2nd grade homeschooled kiddos would really be able to use the
Hot Dots® Let’s Master Grade-2 Math. I think I'm going to order this for our next school year!!!

dvice12 said...

I like Hot Dots® Jr. Let's Master Pre-K Math

Jessica Holmes said...

I would love the game Freeze Up from their website.

Anonymous said...

like the puppet on a stick.vivian
darkeve@care2.com

Jerry Marquardt said...

I like the Design & Drill Power Tool Workshop as well, it is a nice way to teach construction to be a good thing.

Clair Freebie said...

I think the kids would love to play the Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt™ Game!

Shea =) said...

I love the Design & Drill® Flower Power Studio™

kam726 said...

I want Nancy B’s Science Club Binoculars and Wildlife Activity Journal

lilyk said...

The Mixer looks very nice!