Now that the weather is getting colder and it’s rainy out most days, I am always looking for new and fun things Kaelyn and I can do together indoors that encourage learning and creativity. I think a bit of this comes from my past work as a Preschool Teacher….but more than anything…like any parent, I just enjoy seeing her learn and having fun while she’s doing it! Creativity For Kids is a wonderful place to go if you’re looking for fun things to do with your kids that encourage creativity and learning! I have had the opportunity to review different products from them in the past, and was thrilled to have the chance to do so again.
For those who aren’t familiar with Creativity For kids, their mission as found on their website is: To provide children with experiences that stimulate and encourage their natural creativity. Our open-ended products offer fun-filled opportunities for children to create, pretend, explore and learn! I found this statement to be very true of their products as we reviewed their first ever Halloween-themed kit called Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun!
First of all….if you’ve never done an activity with Shrinky Dinks…you should! It’s so neat to watch your creation transform from a Shrinky Dink sheet to a hard ornament in minutes. Not only will kids love it, but if you’re anything like me, adults will too! Although the Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun kit is recommended for ages 7 and up…I found it to be a fun one Kaelyn and I could do together. She obviously wasn’t able to do the cutting yet…but she helped me color the shrinky dinks and had a blast doing it! Here’s an example of two that she and I did (before they were shrunk and after).
I really liked how this activity allowed for her to be creative. There was no specific way the Shrinky Dinks had to be colored…it was just about having fun and also allowed for her to work on those fine motor skills at the same time!
All in all I thought this was a great activity. The kit comes with everything you need, including the tree which you can hang all your Shrinky Dinks on and display somewhere in your home.
They have some other really neat Shrinky Dinks kits available as well. I’d love to have their Shrinky Dinks Holiday Fun kit and their Shrinky Dinks Deluxe kit!
If you’re looking for fun and creative activities to do with your children…Creativity For Kids would be a great place to start! You can check out other fun products on their website, and can purchase them right there as well.
Buy It: The Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun kit can be purchased on the Creativity For Kids website for $16.99.
How To Enter To Win: Creativity For Kids has generously offered one reader their choice of any Shrinky Dinks kit they carry. To enter, visit Creativity For Kids and leave me a comment letting me know which kit you’d choose.
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This giveaway will end October 30th and is open to the US and Canada!