I’m so very thankful that Alea is such a creative little girl. She’s always been that way. She loves arts and crafts and anything that exercises that inventive and creative portion of her brain. She loves building with blocks and just a couple of weeks ago she spent (I’m not even kidding) 6 hours playing with and building her own little creations out of blocks! No screens, no complaints of being “bored”, she just kept on playing. It was wonderful!
Now, don’t get me wrong. We struggle every now and then getting Alea to step away from the screen of her iPad or from the television screen, but more often than not, she’s more than willing to actually play, thank goodness!
I’m always looking for the next best thing in imaginative toys and boy are these Bunchems and Bunchems Alive are just the ticket! Alea was so excited to play with them that she literally tore into the box as soon as she could! (Thankfully for photography reasons, she ripped the back of the box!)
The Bunchems Alive are even better than just the Bunchems kit, if you ask us. It includes a battery-operated ball that you build your Bunchems creature around. Once the creation is complete, you can turn on the ball and watch your little Bunchem jitter and move all over the place!
The concept is really quite simple. You can follow the instructions in the booklets that come with the kits to create specific creatures and creations or you can let your little one create straight from their imagination. You just squish together the little colored pieces so they stick and then you can add the different accessories to make your Bunchems creation really come to life! They’re so fun, it’s no wonder they were named the 2016 Toy of the Year Award for Activities!
Helpful Hint: Be sure your kiddo puts their hair up when playing with Bunchems as the Bunchems can get very tangled in hair. Check out this safety video for more information. Also keep away from rugs and carpet to prevent entanglement there as well.
There’s even a giveaway below if you’d like to win some Bunchems for your little one!
Prizes: Bunchems Alive and Megapack ($64.98 ARV)
Dates: September 16 – October 9, 2016
Notification: Winners will be randomly selected and notified by Clever Girls and/or Spin Master by October 14, 2016
Terms & Conditions: The official Terms & Conditions are included in the widget; here is the high-level eligibility criteria: Age 18+, US & Canadian residents only and only one winner per household.
How do you encourage your little ones to use their imagination?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.