The Abandoned Astronaut – At Home Adventure By Adventurous Co.

We just received a transmission from Interdimensional Agent A003, her portal exploded and is stranded in a collapsing dimension: it’s our job to help!

What a fun time we had helping the abandoned astronaut escape an alternate dimension from our home! The Boys and I loved going through this puzzle solving adventure from Adventurous Co. It is a great way to keep them entertained and engaged during our time at home!

Take on your own adventure! Get yours here: https://adventurous.co/. Use coupon code: DREAMTEAM for 10% off! You are sure to have a blast!

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(#ad) We just received a transmission from Interdimensional Agent A003, her portal exploded and is stranded in a collapsing dimension: it's our job to help! . . What a fun time we had helping the abandoned astronaut escape an alternate dimension from our home! The Boys and I loved going through this puzzle solving adventure from Adventurous Co. It is a great way to keep them entertained and engaged during our time at home! Thank you @adventurousco for sending us this fun adventure! . . Take on your own adventure! Get yours here: https://adventurous.co/. Use coupon code: DREAMTEAM for 10% off! You are sure to have a blast! . . #TheAbandonedAstronaut #adventurousco #adventure #puzzles #stem #learning #fun #kidsactivities #forkids #familyfun #topgames #igtv #igtvchannel #space #mission #familyactivities #familyadventures #athome #tween . . Music is from the Splice App – Song: Perfect Vision

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ABC Mouse – Fun, Educational Games For Kids!

Need something fun and educational for the kiddos? Check out ABC Mouse!

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#ABCmousePartner Need a fun way for your kids to learn while they are staying at home? How about @abcmouse? The learning games are fun, bright and very educational. Kids can customize their own avatars so they can look just like them! My boys beg to play each day! LJ loves playing the math games, he has been learning about shapes! Not only are there games, but you have access to fun pages that you can print, songs and more! . . Go to ABCmouse.com/athome to get your first month free or click the link in bio! . . #ABCmousefromhome #learnathome #kidsactivities #stayathome #learningfromhome #ad #preschool #kindergarten #funwaystolearn #math #science #reading #influencer #kids #learningprogram

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JumpStart Academy

Check out this awesome offer from JumpStart Academy!

While families, students, and educational leaders are being affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), JumpStart Academy is offering three of its programs (JumpStart Academy PreschoolJumpStart Academy Kindergarten and JumpStart Academy Math) at a 50% discount until April 30th, 2020!

While at home, it’s important to maintain educational momentum in kids’ respective academic year and ensure their skills are being practiced.

The JumpStart Academy resource library includes worksheets to practice skills, activities to do together at home or on-the-go and informative articles for parents looking for advice during this time. 

JumpStart Academy is known for its award-winning home and school programs that educators can seamlessly integrate into curriculums and track student progress. Its resource library includes worksheets to practice skills, activities to do together at home or on-the-go and informative articles for parents looking for advice.
● JumpStart Academy Preschool and Kindergarten: provides educational games and
activities for children ages 3 to 8. This ever-growing series covers a wide range of topics
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● JumpStart Academy Math: is an award-winning online individualized math program
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annual subscription to continue the learning for $25.00. For more information, please
visit, https://www.jumpstart.com/academy/math

Fun Indoor Activities By Razor – Beat The Boredom!

Check this out by Razor:

One of the main issues we see, is parents trying to keep their kids busy during all of these school closings.

Razor has some great suggestions for keeping kids busy and entertained, as well as getting kids up and active and outside…and with Spring just around the corner the weather is great for getting some fresh air and having some fun!

Indoor Activity Ideas to Keep Kids Busy from Razor

The Spring weather is here and you may have the option of getting kids outside for some fresh air and play time during these school shut downs…and bikes, skateboards, scooters and electric rides are the perfect solution for kids with some energy to burn….but what about when they are inside?

Razor has got some great energy-burning activity ideas perfect for indoor play! Get kids of all ages to unplug, get up, and MOVE, even inside, with ideas like:

  • Simon Says – This classic game gets an indoor twist with commands like “Simon says hop to your pillow and back,” “Simon Says run up the stairs and back,” and “Simon Says bring me a spoon”
  • Dance Party – Nothing gets kids going like a dance party! Pick a favorite playlist and crank up the jams! Learn a new move on YouTube or try a round of freeze dance, pausing your music and holding statue-still til it starts up again (Alexa is a great freeze dance partner!)
  • Tape Shapes – Clear some space on a non-carpeted floor and use painter’s tape to make large triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles on the floor. Assign each child a starting space, then call moves like “crab walk to the circle,” “crawl to the square,” or “jump backwards to the rectangle.”
  • Balloon Ball – Blow up some balloons, toss a sheet over two chairs to make a “net”, and serve up a round of indoor balloon volleyball – just don’t let that balloon touch the floor!
  • Laundry Basketball – If your kids are bonkers for basketball, empty out a laundry basket and take turns tossing a Nerf ball into the basket, backing up two steps each time you score. See who can shoot from the farthest distance!
  • Soda Bottle Bowling – Dig some empty soda or water bottles out of the recycling and set up an indoor bowling alley in your hallway. Roll a soft ball toward your targets and see who can knock down the most “pins” and reset them the fastest.
  • Long Jump – Using painter’s tape, lay six 2-foot strips, each about a foot apart. Assign a starting spot and see who can jump the farthest!
  • Potato Pass – Kids waddle their way toward a bucket or bowl – with a potato between their knees – and see who can drop it in first in this half-baked indoor game! Make it tricky by placing the bucket in another room, forcing turns or steps along the way.
  • Be My Mirror – Pair up your kids and assign a starter to make a series of moves while their partner tries to mirror what they’re doing. Get through the series and switch roles – miss one and begin again!
  • Hula Hoop Marathon – Grab a hoop and set the timer to see who can last the longest. Expert “hoopers” can try swiveling their hula hoops on their necks, arms, and ankles.

Just because they are playing inside doesn’t mean they have to be couch potatoes. Get creative and your kids will follow suit. And these can all be played outside as well! 

You can visit their website to view all of their super fun products. You can also check them out on these other platforms: FacebookInstagram

 

Back to school with Osmo! Hot Wheels Mindracers!

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I LOVE Osmo.. and I am SUPER excited that we get to review their products.

They have a new set out now that the boys absolutely love! It’s Hot Wheels Mindracers! There is an app that you download on an iPad along with an actual set that you can get hands on with. This set comes with the track, 5 cars, tokens and a storage container for the cars. The track even has a place for the tokens to be stored in!

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We had trouble with the game at first. It wouldn’t see that the cars were in place on the track.. so.. we tried again the next day and it worked just fine! We realized the red reflector on the top of the iPad just needed a good cleaning!

The game was super easy to use. For the tokens, you would toss them onto the track. It would then do something to you or your opponents car. Either spin them, or give you a boost, etc.

As you progress through the game you unlock other parts of the game. You can play against someone or use a robot!

 

The final lap of summer is here! Race back to school and bring Hot Wheels™ cars to life with Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers. For a limited time, add to your Osmo play system and your back to school lists – 30% OFF Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers! PLUS, there are more supercharged back to school offers to check out on all Osmo games and kits!

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Osmo Hot Wheels™ MindRacers is ​30% off ​now for a limited time. Also check out the other SUPER-CHARGED offers on all Osmo games and kits for our final lap of summer – check them out before they run out!

Race Back To School Sale is from 8/5-8/18

Check out our full review here:

These games are really the best. The boys have loved each and every one we have reviewed so far. These would make a great addition to any Hot Wheels loving kid!

– A racing Mommy B!

Magcube Buckyballs by Proloso! A 3D Magnetic Puzzle!

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BIG thank you to Proloso for sending us these! We received these before our trip to Sweet Suite and just didn’t get to review these before hand.

This is a pretty awesome toy, more like a science learning toy! This would be great for the classroom or Homeschooling. Zieke even mentioned taking this to school.. haha.. (which of course I said no, he would more than likely get in trouble unless this was actually for school, which it should be!)

We talked about magnets and how some ends click together and others don’t. They have fun creating!

This is what the container looks like:

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I thought for sure it was going to be silver, but we got the multicolored ones!

I have seen several videos on YouTube for these, so actually getting these was pretty awesome!

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See LJ’s little person he created? It’s so cute! lol

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They actually all come off separately. They are super small, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend these for small kids. The ages are actually 14+ on the container. I guess some kids might put these up their noses or even in their ears, even though I think even 7 or 8+ would have been more accurate.

 

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They have several color choices to choose from! You can check out the links here:

1.PROLOSO homepage: https://www.proloso.com
2.PROLOSO Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/PROLOSO/pages/12746671011
3.Buckyballs: http://bit.ly/2yOKi5u

Boys have probably played with these at least 5 times since we reviewed them! So, YES, I think the boys would say they liked them lol 😉

You can check out our review here:

Needless to say, if we DO decide to homeschool, we will totally be using these!

– A Magnetic Mommy B

Sick day = DIY Play-dough Day! School is starting soon!

I so hate it when my boys get sick. They are ALL THREE recovering from either a cold or really bad allergies. Not only are they miserable, but so is Mommy! They haven’t slept well for 4 nights now, so I feel like a Mombie! ha!

Trying to entertain 3 kids sick, isn’t easy. Especially when all you feel like doing is sleeping! (only if the boys felt that way too Ha) We can’t anywhere either, or out side for that matter, since its been raining her for a few day straight. So I decided to make some play-dough. We used to make this all the time, but haven’t in awhile so this was something fun to do again.

The boys usually help me measure and mix everything, then I cook it over the stove top.

Click HERE for the recipe we used and below is the video we did from our Thomas channel:

 

We love this play-dough, it’s so warm and calming and it smells great too! This is definitely our favorite recipe.

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What are your favorite things to do at home when it rains or when the kids are sick? Let me know in the comment section, I need MORE ideas, especially for Baby A for when the older too are back in school.Which brings me to the next subject…

SCHOOL.. more like ….KINDERGARTEN! Eek!

Zieke starts Kindergarten in 3 weeks.. and I am NOT ready for it. He will be gone from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Such a long time. Zieke and LJ started preschool last year but were only gone for 3.5 hours. So by the time I took them, came back, had lunch and Aaron took a nap, it was time to get them.

I have been debating about Homeschooling him, but just don’t know where or when we will be moving. Some of the schools in our area are ok, some.. not so much.

Our school system now a days are so out of wack. Not to mention, school shootings, peer pressure and the list goes on..

I told my Husband we will see how his first few weeks go and then revisit it then.

I mean, can I even do it? I guess for the first few years, but after that.. not so sure. Math was definitely NOT my strongest subject, BUT I feel I have accomplished a lot in life, and I was Homeschooled.

We were part of a Homeschool group were we had music, drama, art & gym. It was great! A lot of people seem to think Homeschoolers are odd, but really we aren’t! We were socialized just as much as any other public school attending kid. Just because we didn’t go somewhere everyday didn’t mean we weren’t social. We went to two groups per week, plus we were active in our church.

So, I dunno. Life is busy too.. I guess I will continue to think and pray, while trying to stay awake.. ha!

– Mombie AKA Mommy Bmom