Cook 'n Grow BBQ Grill from Little Tikes ~ Review AND Giveaway!!

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

**The product for this review and giveaway was provided by Little Tikes. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

There's nothing more fun for a child than to imitate mom and dad. For my kids, that means playing house, taking care of their babies, making us pretend meals and of course...mowing the grass and grilling outside in the summertime!! I like to find toys for my kids that encourage this type of pretend play. It's neat to watch as they imitate real life! 

Little Tikes offers a large variety of toys that make it fun for children to engage in creative play. From kitchen sets to playhouses...they really do have it all! We were sent the Cook n' Grow BBQ Grill and I knew it would be a hit, especially during these summer months when they see Daddy grilling often!

BBQ Grill  has 2 age grade configurations
      1) When grill is expanded the height is just right for toddlers
      2) Compacting the grill makes it just right for preschoolers
  • Clicking knobs
  • "Starter" button
  • Grill doors open and close

  • Lots of accessories
  • Play food fits inside grill base for easy storage

I especially appreciate finding toys that are something my three children can each play with comfortably. That means it has to be a size that is suitable for all of them which is why I love the idea that this BBQ grill is a 'cook n' grow'! That means it is made to actually grow with a child and has two stages. Knowing this is what had me most excited to review it and we couldn't wait to get it out of the box when it arrived. 

I was happy to find that assembly was easy. We decided to set it up so the grill was expanded first. This makes it a height perfect for toddlers. Isn't it cute?! Caysen loves it this height!

We then set it up more compactly which makes it a great size for preschoolers. It works really well for all three of my kids, but my 2 and 4 year olds especially have fun with it!

The grill is high quality, which is what Little Tikes is known for! It is something that they can play with outdoors without me having to worry that it's going to break. I know it will hold up well to both indoor and outdoor use which is much appreciated! 

We all love that this little grill is so much like Daddy's. It really makes the boys feel like they're grilling just like him! It comes complete with a dual grill, lid and side burners. 

Best of all, it comes with tongs, a frying pan, spatula, hamburger/bun, hotdog/bun, ketchup AND a plate!! I was blown away that all of these accessories were included right in with the grill. This really completes it and makes it easy for the kids to spend lots of time playing and grilling up yummy food. 

I can't get over just how cute it is to watch the kids grilling and playing house. I love that Little Tikes has created life like toys that make pretend play easy and fun! This is definitely one of our favorite toys this summer!

Buy It: The Cook 'n Grow BBQ Grill can be purchased for $39.99. 

Win It: One lucky reader is going to win a Cook 'n Grow BBQ Grill from Little Tikes!

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**This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

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Disneyland Vacation Giveaway WINNERS!

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, July 03, 2014


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Thankful Thursday ~ Three Little Blessings!

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, July 03, 2014

We recently got back from a vacation where we visited the Creation Museum, spent time in Georgia and got to see the Arch in St. Louis. It was a trip full of memories and my kiddos were in the picture-taking mood the whole time! That made it fun for me to catch a few pictures of the three of them together.

They are such a blessing. SO thankful to be their momma!

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