As summer approaches and the kids will have more time on their hands, I’m all about finding great products and fun activities for toddlers that will help make summer vacation go smoothly. Thanks to Babbleboxx, we’ve discovered some great new options!
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.
Fun Activities for Toddlers with Babbleboxx
I’m a huge fan of Babbleboxx because each box makes it so easy to check out new products. Many of the products we’ve tried in the past have become staples around our house!
Our most recent box was filled with great products that included some fun activities to do with toddlers and older kids as well! Oh, and if your kids like dinosaurs like mine do, you’ll spot a few things you just might need to get for them!
Snazaroo™ Brush Pens
I have to say that the Snazaroo™ Brush Pens we received were a huge hit. With one glance at the packaging, my kids knew what they were and they were ready to get their faces painted!
I might not be an artist but these are amazing. They’re a two-in-one product that has an easy to use brush applicator and liquid face paint. The paint is free of fragrances and parabens so it is safe for sensitive skin too!
What I love about the brush pens is that they’re mess-free and simple to use. I was able to use them right out of the packaging! The paint also cleans up well and we were able to remove it with just a damp cloth. If you have any tough spots, warm water and soap will take care of them!
If your kids are older, they can even use the Snazaroo Brush Pens on their own. That’s how easy they are to use!
Carrigan requested a unicorn at first but I convinced her I needed a bit more practice before we tried that one. So she happily opted for her second choice and I was able to do a cute heart and star on her cheek!
The pens are available in 12 colors and are available in five themed packages that can be used to transform your child into almost anything including superheroes, princesses, animals, and more!
Visit snazaroo.com to learn more and get your own! We’ll be using ours all summer long!
Dinosaurs Living in My Hair Books
Summer is a great time for reading together. We share a lot of books when school is out. As a former first grade teacher, I love discovering new books with my kids. Visiting the bookstore or library is one of my favorite things to do with them!
It was fun to check out Dinosaurs Living in mY Hair and Dinosaurs Living in My Hair 2 with the kids! The books follow the adventures of a little girl named Sabrina who has a vivid imagination and imagines that dinosaurs live in her crazy curly hair.
Both of my kids have curly hair so they loved seeing the main character with curls too!
I loved that the children’s poetry books deal with issues like bullying and inclusion. They’re issues that are important to me as a parent. My kids loved the characters and the rhyming found throughout the books!
You can learn more about the books at DinosaursLivinginMyHair.com and use the code FREESHIP to get free shipping on your order!
PEZ Jurassic World Collection
Our Babbleboxx kept the theme rolling with the PEZ Jurassic World Collection dispensers that are perfect as a treat after reading the Dinosaurs Living in My Hair books!
They each grabbed the ones featuring their favorite colors. Carrigan loves blue and Weston loves red so the Raptor and the T-Rex quickly became favorites. They were nice enough to offer to let me share the Dilophosaurus after I convinced them that I do like the color orange.
We read books together and enjoy our Jurassic World PEZ! They’re fun for kids and would make a great gift for dinosaur fans in your life. On June 1, 2018, PEZ is releasing a Jurassic World Click & Play Gift Tin that will include four dinosaur dispensers:
- Blue the Raptor
Each dispenser top will be removable so it can be used to play an interactive and fun board game that comes in the gift tin! How much fun would that be to play this summer?
Learn more and get your own by visiting the website.
Snack Time with Sprout Crispy Chews
As tasty as PEZ Candy is, I was happy to see that our Babbleboxx also had some toddler snacks we haven’t tried yet! If there’s one thing I know about doing fun activities with toddlers, it’s that you need great snacks to keep them fueled up!
We have enjoyed Sprout baby food in the past and the Sprout Crispy Chews are another great option for on-the-go snacking!
They’re made with ingredients I love, including:
- crisped whole grain rice
The ingredients are blended together to make a fruit snack that has a soft, crispy and chewy texture. Each one is made with a full serving of real fruits and vegetables too!
Carrigan tried both the Orchard Fruit & Carrot and Red Fruit Beet & Berry flavors. She liked both but declared the Orchard Fruit & Carrot as her favorite.
Since we’re such a busy family, even in the summer, having snacks that come in portable packaging and servings are a must! The Sprout Crispy Chews will be in our bag this summer!
You can get Sprout Crispy Chews on Amazon and save 25% on your order by using the code 25CRISPYCHEW.
Zenni Optical Kids Glasses
Our box also featured a sample of Zenni Optical Kids Glasses. Both Grambo and I wear glasses so Carrigan is always asking to try them on.
So she was more than willing to try out the sample of the Kids’ Flexible Glasses. If she did need prescription glasses, durability would be my biggest concern as a parent.
The Zenni collection has got that covered and the frames are designed for play with some great features:
- Soft, flexible plastic frames
- No hinges
- No metal parts
- A strap that is adjustable and detachable
- Design for toddlers to pre-teens
You learn more and see the glasses in action (these kids put them through a few tests) in this video!
I’m excited about the collection of products we received in this Babbleboxx! They’re going to make a great addition to all of the fun I’m working on planning for this summer!
No matter how busy your family is, there is always time for face painting, reading books, and enjoying snacks together during the summer!