Indoor Activity ~ Gift Ideas

We have our next new Gift Guide for 2016, featuring Indoor Activity Gift Ideas! I love ideas for keeping kids active while indoors! We have some long time favorites here in our Blessed with Boundless Energy post.

Indoor Activity Gift Ideas

 

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You can see direct links to some of these great indoor activity ideas down below.

See some of our favorites on Amazon below {jump over to the blog if you are reading in email}.

See more ideas for keeping super active kids moving here!

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Stay tuned for the remaining  categories! I am excited to share all of our new gift ideas with you! See our  Family Game Night Ideas here, our Brain Games here, and our New Early Childhood Gift Ideas post here!

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Brain Games ~ Gift Ideas

We have our next new Gift Guide for 2016, featuring Brain Games Gift Ideas!  This past summer we spent loads of time in Marbles the Brain Store while on vacation and came across many new fun brain games that can be played individually!  We played them in store, and our kids are getting some for Christmas this year {shhh!}. I am in LOVE with this store {and no, they aren’t a blog sponsor and don’t even know I am writing this}.

Brain Games Gift Ideas

 

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Favorite Brain Games from Marbles the Brain Store

 

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Personal favorite: ColorKu!  This is SUCH a neat game and honestly just beautiful to look at. It’s basically Sudoku in a hands on form, using colors!

A peek of one of the toys that  just might be under our tree for a certain boy who fell in love with it in the store! He begged to go back to the store so he could play it again!

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Stay tuned for the remaining 5 categories! I am excited to share all of our new gift ideas with you! See our  Family Game Night Ideas here and our New Early Childhood Gift Ideas post here!

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One of their FAVORITE Toys ~ Magformers!

Magformers Review

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Last year we were sent the Magformers 30 Piece Rainbow set to review and all of my kids fell in love. Since then, they have been played with SO SO much and my younger two kids have asked for more Magformers to add to their set. Imagine my delight when we were asked to share Magformers again and got two new sets to review for Educents!!! This time we were sent two new sets; Inspire Set and Magnets in Motion Gear Accessory Pack.

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I think she spent almost 2 hours playing with these on the day we opened them. I tried to take pictures of as many creations as I could, but even these don’t show all she made!

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You can see she loved adding the gears, I definitely recommend adding this set if you own some Magformers already. It is an inexpensive way to add an entirely new element of play.

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I took several video clips of her in action and as you will see, she got very into sharing her creations!

 

My 10 year old loves these too. When he came home from gymnastics the night we got them he was so excited and asked to build for a bit right away! He built this awesome cross!

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They play with these together a lot and now that we have more pieces, that goes much better! They made matching iguanas!

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I think my favorite recently has to be the puppy playground. She made a swing, a slide and a rolling ride for her puppies.

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Oh, and the skates. Love the skates.

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Final Thoughts…

I highly recommend Magformers. I was so skeptical in the beginning, mostly because I thought they were expensive for what they were. Now that we have had them for awhile {the first set of 30 we have had for almost a year}, I have changed my tune. Not only has she played with that set of 30 continuously, it was even one of the ‘chosen’ toys to bring to the beach this past summer! We only allow a few toys to be brought on vacation and the box of Magformers was a huge hit! She has only intensified her love for Magformers since adding the extra sets and is begging for one of the themed sets with curved shapes for Christmas, like this Dinosaur Set or this Deep Sea Set. Who knows? Her wish just might come true!

Magformers are a great gift idea because you can easily start small with the 30 piece set and it truly is fun all on it’s own. Adding to the set over time just makes the fun grow!

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You can buy the Magformers Inspire Set here on Educents.

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Family Game Night Gift Ideas

We have our next new Gift Guide for 2016, featuring Family Game Night Gift Ideas!

Family Game Night Gift Ideas

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You can see direct links to some of these great family games down below in the Amazon links!

 

Stay tuned for the remaining 6 categories! I am excited to share all of our new gift ideas with you! See our New Early Childhood Gift Ideas post here!

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All NEW Early Childhood Gift Ideas

We have our first new Gift Guide for 2016, featuring NEW Early Childhood Gift Ideas!  By ‘new’ I mean NEW to me! We don’t personally own these since these weren’t available when my kids were younger.  But I went “shopping” for you and this is what I found that I just love! We have our Ultimate Early Childhood Gift Guide here, which features the toys we do personally own!

New for 2016 Early Childhood Gift Ideas

You can see direct links to all of these great early learning toys down below in the Amazon links, and you will notice all of these are from a few of our longtime favorite companies: Learning Resources, Melissa and Doug, and Guidecraft. You can buy these awesome toys directly from their sites, or find them in a store near you!  Personally, Amazon saves my sanity during the holidays, so the Amazon links are there below!

 

 

I am in LOVE with the new Guidecraft Grippies – similar to our beloved Magneatos {now called Better Builders I think}, but with texture! The Melissa and Doug Julia doll with the career outfits is awesome! I just love early childhood toys and hope many of you enjoy these with your little ones!

Stay tuned for the remaining categories, I am excited to share all of our new gift ideas with you! See the post we have shared already below…

Family Game Night Gift Ideas

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