Monday, November 29, 2010

MegaBloks Mommy Parties and Giveaway

As a member of MomSelect and Mommy Parties, I was selected to have a MegaBloks Party in my home! With two preschoolers, and a home daycare, we utilize MegaBloks regularly, so I was so excited to have been chosen.


As part of the party, I was sent a fantastic kit filled with the following:

Play 'n Go Table
Mega Bloks Classic 80 piece bag
A variety of 10 Lil' Vehicles (Lil' Pink Bus, Lil' School Bus, Lil' Boat, Lil' Dump Truck and Lil' Tractor)
2010 Mega Bloks Cataloges and coupons for my party guests!
A list of game and snack ideas for use on party day

I decided to have the MegaBloks Party with my home daycare children. We had a blast. First, I had all the different toys - the block table, Classic Blocks and Lil' Vehicles - out for the children to explore when they arrived. I had them play freely for a few minutes and then we played a few organized games. I will just highlight some of what occurred during the party.



One game we played was Find That Color (was included on the Game Idea Sheet from Mommy Parties. The game consists of dumping all the colored blocks on the ground, calling out one or two colors and then having the children run to find those colors and build a creation using those colors. I modified the game slightly, and added that they needed to work together as a group to build a larger creation. The children loved it!

We had some yummy snacks, all kid-friendly of course! I made Mega Munch (from the included Snack Ideas), which is a trail mix type snack. Here is the recipe:

5 cups Corn Bran or Chex cereal
1.5 cups pretzels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) I chose not to use
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins or dried fruit
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions: (preheat oven to 325 F)

1. combine cereal, pretzels, and nuts (if using) in a 13x9x2 inch baking pan
2. In a bowl, stir melted butter and salt together. Pour over cereal mixture, tossing gently until well coated
3. Bake at 325 F for 25 minutes, stirring once or twice. Spread in a large shallow pan or on foil to cool before mixing in remaining ingredients
4. Serve to your Mega kids!


Overall, the children and I had a blast! Our party included 6 children and 3 adults, and everyone had a great time. Each child went home with a Lil' Vehicle of choice, of which they were estatic about. I love the quality of Mega Bloks, and more importantly, I love the way that they develop imagination in children. Whatever the children want the blocks to become is what they are. Be it cars, or a phone, or even a dog. It is so wonderful to see a product that can help children develop in such strong ways. Mega Bloks will definitely be a staple in my home for years to come!

Mega Bloks are wonderful for children ages 1-4 years and are perfect Christmas gift ideas!

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***I received the complimentary products listed above, courtesy of Mommy Parties, Mom Select and Mega Bloks. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not compensated in any other manner***


18 comments:

  1. My son is 4 and would be so ecstatic to win this! He used to have mega blocks but when we moved in a smaller apartment I had to give them away and he has been asking for more since, especially since his best friend has quite the collection. Thank you for the giveaway!

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