We’ve reached that point of the summer when it’s hot, steamy, and kids seem to be running out of creative ways to play that don’t involve a screen. Unplugged summer fun is great but there are days when it’s ok to give in to the screens. Sometimes everyone needs to rest in a cool house and rehydrate to keep crankiness to a minimum especially if your kids are using screens actively, instead of passively.
Active screen time involves watching, playing, or engaging content that enhances learning, sparks new ideas, and teaches new skills. Screens can be used to create content to learn new skills during summer screen time or can also inspire a new way to play.
LEGO, Nitro Circus, and Ravensburger, makers of GraviTrax make great products that will inspire kids to step away from the screens and you’ll want to enter to win one of these three prizes below. Good luck and stay cool out there!
Unplugged Summer Fun Giveaway!
If you saw Incredibles 2…
Chances are your younger kids are acting out scenes from the movie so give them the tools to make play even more fun with recently released LEGO Incredibles 2 sets! Kids can defend Metroville’s bank vault from the Underminer using Underminer Bank Heist kit ($19.99) that comes with a bank vault with breakaway door, Incredible vehicle with Starter Brick chassis, Tunneler machine with Starter Brick chassis and spinning drill bits, a street build with brick wall, wanted poster, and a buildable streetlamp.
More of an Elastigirl fan? Elastigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit ($19.99) also promotes play thanks to a helicopter with Starter Brick chassis, spinning hypno-propeller and opening cockpit, a rooftop section with Starter Brick baseplate, billboard, helipad and satellite dish, turbine obstacle with spinning propeller, plus Elastigirl’s Elasticycle!
Giveaway: LEGO is providing Elastigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit and Underminer Bank Heist so your kids can act out scenes from Incredibles 2 through the giveaway below!
If you have a kid who wants to learn to skateboard…
Chances are they’ve been watching a lot of skateboard videos on YouTube and they’ve probably already found Nitro Circus’ YouTube channel. Kids can cool off during the day and watch the best skate tricks or learn important skills like how to build ramps with Nitro Circus mechanic, Hubert Rowland. Of course you’ll want to screen these videos first to make sure they’re age appropriate and when they do get their first board, remind them that it takes years to master the stunts that they’ve seen on YouTube! Encourage them to leave them to the professionals and to always be safe!
Giveaway: Nitro Circus wants to inspire kids to get outside and moving thanks to their new Nitro Circus skateboard line developed with HyperToys! These cool boards come in black & red or yellow & blue and help kids gain self-confidence as they learn to ride and land new tricks plus they’re using countless muscles to make the board move or flip. Bell Sports Nitro Circus Multisport Helmets ($24.97 at Walmart) encourage kids to pursue their dreams safely. Enter to win a Nitro Circus skateboard and a youth helmet below!
If you have a tween or teen that loves to build but is constantly on their phone…
Have them use their phone as a building tool! GraviTrax ($59.95) is an interactive system where tweens and teens can build their own marble runs on their own or with the help of the free GraviTrax app for iOS and Android devices. While kids can certainly build through unplugged and experimental play using the starter set, the app allows them to test their run, use blueprints to build the actual system, and experience the race with different balls, various camera perspectives, including the marble’s point of vice using the Virtual Reality feature (VR headset not included). Builders can also add expansion packs (starting at $9.99) on to their set to create more epic tracks!
Enter to win- 3 winners!
LEGO, Nitro Circus, and Ravensburger, makers of GraviTrax have generously provided prizes and you can enter to win the Incredibles 2 sets, Nitro Circus skateboard and helmet, OR GraviTrax by using the Rafflecopter form below. 3 winners will be drawn- one for each prize. Good luck and thanks for entering!
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