I'm still partying with the Ultimate Blog Party, and I've already made some new friends there! One of them tagged me for a brand new meme that involves reviewing a children's product! (I also tagged a few more people, so be sure you scroll down!)
I like to do theme weeks with the kids. This week we we were learning about shapes. This theme was mostly for Pufferfish's benefit, because Little Bear is a very bright kindergartener who has known her shapes for years! But I wanted to look for some shape-related activities that Little Bear would be able to enjoy too. So, when I was browsing through a teacher's supply store, I found this Wikki Stix Basic Shapes kit. I brought it home for the girls, who really enjoyed them!
You may have seen commercials for a similar product called Bendaroos, which are colorful, waxy sticks that can be bent, twisted, shaped, and stuck on things. Wikki Stix are the same idea, but I've heard that Wikki Stix ar actually a better product. They are colorful, flexible sticks that can be used for endless art projects!
The Basic Shapes kit came with some dot-to-dot boards where kids could use the Wikki Stix to follow the numbers and create specific pictures. But Little Bear preferred to come up with her own creations!
Here is a textured picture she created by putting Wikki Stix on paper. (You don't need any glue or anything... you just push the stix onto the paper, and they stay... even when you hang the paper up on the wall!)
And here is Little Bear holding a 3-D work of art she created for her little sister!
Meanwhile, Pufferfish liked playing with the stix, although she wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I used the time to form some simple shapes of my own (circles, hearts, squares and triangles) so I could quiz Pufferfish on them! I loved playing around with the Wikki Stiix too... they were rather addicting!
Little Bear used up most of the Wikki Stix and has already asked me to buy more... and I'm sure tht I will! I definitely think this is a great product for creative kids of all ages!
Now its your turn! What children's products do you love?
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