2020 Holidays, Brands with a Cause, Earth Friendly, Giveaways, Toy Reviews

October GIVEAWAY HOP: Shore Buddies Plush

February GIVEAWAY HOP: Shore Buddies Plush

The amount of plastic that reaches our oceans each year is hazardous. Shore Buddies does a few things to help the plastic footprint left behind. They donate $1 from every purchase to non-profits that share our vision to save marine life and keep plastics out of the oceans.

They also make adorable plush with animal sounds from recycled plastic bottles. It takes 6 plastic bottles to make 1 complete Shore Buddies plush. The plastic is sorted, melted and turned into plastic flakes for the stuffing and yarn for the outside.

Meet Finn! He is my Shore Buddy. Finn is a dolphin who’s arch enemy are plastic straws. He worries about how they don’t biodegrade and many of them ending up in Our Oceans. I also have this Straw Buddy Stainless Steel Straw set. These are reusable straws that are ocean and eco-friendly.

There are 4 other Shore Buddies to choose from – Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle, Sammy the Seal and Emma the Whale. Order your Shore Buddies today for the Holidays. They make excellent gifts for kids who love learning about animals and the ocean. Also available is Shore Buddies And the Plastic Ocean – the new children’s book.

Win a Shore Buddies Plush!

1 lucky U.S. reader will win a Shore Buddies Plush! Enter below the keep scrolling down and click to link to other Bloggers with great fall giveaways! Good luck!

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Welcome to the MEOWLOWEEN Giveaway Hop! The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It want you to enjoy entering all of the fun giveaways on each blog.

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2019 Holidays, STEM Learning, Toy Reviews

3Doodler Start Essentials 3D Printing Pen Set

If STEM or educational play gifts are what you are looking for this season, consider this award-winning pen that brings creativity to life in 3D. The 3Doodler Start 3D Pen Set can be used by kids 8 and older and the pen tip does not get hot so it is safe to use.

3Doodler Start comes with all you need to start creating:

  • Doodler Start Pen (Blue)
  • 2 Packs of 3Doodler Start Plastic
  • Activity Guide (with over 12 projects)
  • Micro-USB Charging Cable

The plastic is BPA-free and non-toxic. You just turn it on, insert a 3Doodler plastic strand and start creating in 3D!

This truly is award-winning!  Toy of the Year 2017 (Rookie category), and winner of numerous awards including Good Housekeeping’s 2016 Best Toy Award, The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, National Parenting Product Award, Scholastic Parent & Child GOLD STAR TOY Award, and Toy Insider STEM 10.

Visit 3Doodler and find a 3D printing pen set right for your family.

2019 Holidays, Infant Toddler Products, Toy Reviews

Pulling Around Horse Bluey

Horse Bluey from HABA is the blue horse that loves to be pulled around when on his base and when he is off his base he stands on his own.

Horse Bluey is made with:

  • A padded body
  • Chenille for the mane and tail
  • Corduroy for his feet 

Includes: 

  • 1 horse 
  • 1 wheeled board 

He won’t fall off of his base because he has velcro feet. He is very well sewn and the pattens are visually appealing. He’ll even hold your child’s favorite doll or stuffy for a ride along.

Horse Bluey is available at small toy stores near you, on Amazon and at habausa.com/horse-bluey/

Kids, Reviews, Toy Reviews

Oops Scoops, is a sweet new ice cream stacking game from YULU!

The first game a child plays are stacking games. From blocks to play cups they love to stack until it all comes crashing down. They are testing limits, learning to strategize and with it and then comes shapes and space. When they have grown out of blocks, what a better stacking toy than scoops of ice cream!

Oops Scoops is a fun stacking game that challenges players take turns stacking the ice cream scoops on ‘Oops’ the ice cream cone. Players compete to build the tallest ice cream tower, but beware, ‘Oops’ the shaking cone, can shiver to make the stacking even more challenging and causing the tower of scoops to topple.

The scoop has a lever that spins and tells you how many scoops you have each turn. It is rated for ages 4+ and requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). In no time they will be attempting to stack as the cone shifts and vibrates. If that is too challenging for them, turn off the vibration mode or play ‘Pass the Cone’. Game options are in the included instruction booklet.

For more information on YULU check out YULUtoys.com. Oops scoops can be found at Target stores in the US. Coming soon to Canada.