IKOS Creator Set! Move over blocks, there’s a new building toy in town!

Building blocks are awesome.. but these IKOS building pieces takes building play up to a whole new level!

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These pieces can be put together to make a sphere! Not only a sphere though! You can add these pieces on it or you can take the sphere apart and use the pieces to create something totally different! Let the kiddos use their imagination!

Such a great learning toy, even I enjoyed sitting around the table with my boys building and talking. We had a great time with these.

IKOS is the next-generation building toy for children. No longer does the block run supreme as today is the day of the SPHERE! Fun, stimulating, and endless construction combinations; children will play all day and start all over again tomorrow.

IKOS is a great way to deliver gifts, messages, and letters in a creative, thoughtful, and personal manner. For that next special day or moment, show that special someone how much you care by letting IKOS drop and explode to see their surprise!

IKOS is the new adult zen and party game. For any work session or event, integrating IKOS will make it more enjoyable. Let your imagination run wild on how the millions of construction combinations, colors, and contests can liven up your life.

IKOS can change the way people think by combining fun with problem solving, collaboration, and creativity. It is fun to figure out how the pieces fit together, fun to play with friends, fun to come up with new games and art, and fun to drop and watch explode.

IKOS provides fun, engaging, and stimulating building spheres to inspire creativity, problem solving, coordination, and team work. IKOS in the classroom promotes offscreen the power of spheres learning and hands on fun for all grade levels!

IKOS is a great therapy tool that uniquely builds fine motor coordination and strength, in-hand manipulation, and visual motor integration and manipulation. Furthermore, IKOS fosters and enhances problem solving skills and attention skills through patience and prolonged focused.

 

PERPENDICULAR CONNECTION

You can also connect IKOS perpendicularly via sliding both the A and B parts of one IKOS into the openings at the top of any other IKOS.

 

BUILD A SPHERE

If you can connect 20 IKOS in this manner, you will be able to create a sphere.

 

SPHERICAL CONNECTION

Slide the A part of one IKOS into any B part of another IKOS to make a connection.

They have a Creator Set for $20 and even a Family Set for $30! These would make a great Easter basket stuffer! Check out more about IKOS on their website.

A challenged, Mommy B

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Thames & Kosmos, Banana Toys, Wild Republic Easter basket ideas!

Need some more Easter basket ideas?? Here are some great ones!

Thames and Kosmos have some great STEM products, they now have these small surprise blind boxes that are shaped like magic hats with magic tricks inside. So so cute. Never seen anything like this before.

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Rabbits Hat Magic Tricks

A magician is nothing without her hat, and with these hats you too can become a master magician. Aspiring magicians ages six and up can take their show on the road with these portable mini magic kits. Each small top hat contains the props and instructions to perform two or three simple, unique magic tricks with different themes — from shape-shifting to mind-reading to x-ray vision, and more! The Rabbit’s Hat Magic Tricks display holds 18 assorted hats. In each of these simple, affordable, collectible mini magic hat kits you get props and instructions for two or three tricks. AGES 6+. MSRP: $4.95 EACH. By Thames and Kosmos. These will be available for purchase soon!

Banana Toys! Such a cute toy! They are Banana Toys that have surprises inside. This is “Bunch 2”!

Smell-able, Peel-able Bananas™ from Cepia, LLC are an exciting new collectible line of six brightly colored and scented Bananas that look, smell and peel like a real banana! Peel the Bananas™ to reveal tons of mini surprises inside, including: a cute Crushie character, two mini squeezable friends, gemstone stickers to decorate the Crushie or Banana, a collector sheet with character stickers, and a hanging vine to display your Crushie friends. Keep on the look-out for the Rare and Ultra Rare Crushies to add to your collection! Display Bananas by hanging them on your backpack, or re-seal them to take on the go and trade with friends. MSRP $9.99 for bunch of 3, or $3.99 for single Banana; ages 4+

Slime! These awesome little kits are just the right size for baskets!

Each Ooze Lab tube contains a fun and simple science experiment in a big plastic test tube that allows kids to create a safe material for fun play and chemistry learning. Ooze Labs 1: Magnetic Slime, Oozes Lab 2: Hot Ice Crystals, Ooze Labs 3: Magic Sand, Ooze Labs 4: Hypercolor Slime, Ooze Labs 5: Glow-in-the-Dark Slime, Ooze Labs 6 – Sunshine Slime, Ooze Labs 7 – Glitter Slime. Available now on Amazon, at Nordstrom and at your local toy store. MSRP $4.95 each Ages 7 and up. These are also by By Thames and Kosmos.

Wild Republic makes some super fun plushies! Check out the Plush slap bracelet animals, knows as Huggers! The Lamb and Bunny make it perfect for Easter!

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Check out our full video review here:

A non-candy Easter, Mommy B

Super Hero Temporary Tattoos By Savvi! Perfect Easter Basket Stuffer!

My boys love temporary tattoos.. but we haven’t had much luck with them. They take a while to transfer, part of it transfers and the other doesn’t, they don”t last long.. etc.

Well, we came across THESE at the Toy Fair, Savvi makes these.. and I must say I am super impressed! They take literally a second to transfer and they don’t rub off! ( You can use soap and warm water, or baby oil to clean them off).

 

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Look at how vibrant they are too!

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Even Mommy B had to try some 😉

These came in a pack of 50. There are all kinds of designs too, like MLP, Frozen, TMNT and more. These retail for around $5 and can be found on Amazon.

You could cut these all out and sprinkle them in an Easter Basket.. OR you can hide them in some plastic eggs for an Easter egg hunt! With 50 these can go a long way!

– A tatted, Mommy B

Marvel Avengers Pop Up Play Scene by Savvi!

We seen these at the Toy Fair and loved them! We were lucky enough to get a few while we were there. These would make the perfect Easter basket stuffer!

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They have different sets. 4 to collect, each come with 12 reusable stickers, 2 characters and 1 scene. I love how the characters are stickers that fold together and become 3D.

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Here is the little scene. You can decorate, redecorate and then fold down and store away.

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Captain America and .. I’m not sure.. haha Does anyone know who this other hero is??

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Hawkeye and Black Widow!

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Boys really enjoyed these! We need these for long road trips.. or just even in the car when we are doing school pick ups! haha!

These will be available later this year! I am not sure of the price, but would guess right around $4-5.

– Mommy B