Tuesday, September 30, 2008

K'NEX Are Cool and a Contest!

Last week before we left for the beach we got a package from my friends at Team Mom. The girls had no idea what was in the box. So being the "meanie mom" that I am, I opted to save the new toy unveiling until we got home. My girls are only somewhat interested in blocks and things so I wasn't sure how excited they would be about the K'NEX Bert and Ernie Sesame Street Building Set. I thought it would at least be a good distraction tactic to use during the 'okay, we're home so now what do we do' period.


I'm pleased to report that I grossly underestimated the amount of quiet play time this little set would generate. Normally, toys with millions 43 pieces are not high on my must have products list, but these fabulous sets from K'NEX come packaged in sturdy, cute boxes that can be used to store the millions 43 parts while they are not in use. Which, coincidentally, hasn't been often around here. During all of the indoor playtime the girls have had since we opened the box, at least one, if not all of them, has been playing with it.

Ella can make the Bert and Ernie figures pretty easily. Maggie, Kate, and Sarah don't exactly "get it" yet, but they too love to build random things with the pieces, and they love to have help to make Bert and Ernie.

I am thrilled that Team Mom sent this for us; I will be putting a few more of these on the girls' Christmas lists this year. This is not something I would have ever thought to try out, but it was definitely a hit with the Four Silly Sisters!

Oh, I almost forgot.... I have a K’NEX Sesame Street Canister Building Set to give away to one lucky blog reader. (Not sure which set, but they are all super cute!) So, if you'd like to win one just leave a comment on this post sometime between now and this Thursday morning(10/2) at 10am EST. I'll pick the winner with the old random number generator at www.random.org. Happy Building!

14 comments:

3 Peas N A Pod said...

Very cute. My girls are big "Elmo Street" (what they call Sesame Street) fans. I am always looking for fun things to do with the girls.

Misty said...

Very Cool!!!! My girls LOVE Sesame Street. How neat that you get to give away something!

Bill & Stacie said...

Maybe my little one will like these too!

Brandi said...

If it's that entertaining, then I defintely want it!

Jennifer said...

We've spent a LOT of time playing with the Kid K'Nex, but these look really fun! I would love to win!!

Jen
http://www.ListPlanIt.com

Lauren said...

Sounds cool. I am always looking for a quite activity for my oldest while her little sis is napping.

Annie said...

I want to win!!!!! :) My four little ones need a new toy! :)

Candace said...

Sounds like something for Christmas here maybe?? Dropping in my comment for the drawing - thanks!

Bart, Juli, Jackson and Stephen said...

Our little ones would love this!! Jackson loves elmo!!

Samantha C. said...

My guys love blocks these days and especially if it comes with its own box..WOW

Sara said...

Awesome!

My boys would love this!

Dorinda said...

Very super cute. My girls LOVE Elmo and Sesame street in general at least they also love "cookie". Count me in.

And great picture of the girls all together - I don't know how you get those shots!!

Anonymous said...

How cool! I had never heard of K'Nex Sesame Street. I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I enjoy reading your updates. Your girls are adorable. ~Melanie, mom of 3

Cherie said...

I can't believe how close I am to missing the deadline for this contest. =) 20 mintues to be exact. . .

I'd love to try these out!