Sunday, July 10, 2011

Review and Giveaway for Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch Beach Toys

And the winner is # 18 AURIE! Aurie said... I follow you with GFC July 11, 2011 8:07 PM

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We were so thrilled to be able to review these amazing sand toys from Melissa and Doug. My kids love the sand, water and dirt so these were the perfect item for us to review. Our beach trip was cancelled due to car troubles so we took the kids to Harris Beach on Lake Carter so they could try out their toys.

We received the following items to review and the winner of the giveaway will receive all of these as well.

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Molding Set

Clicker Crab Pail and Shovel

Seaside Sidekick Sand Baking Set

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Kit

A Mothers Review:
These toys are fabulous. Even mommy and daddy had fun playing with them, lol. They are made from sturdy durable plastic unlike many other sand toys, so they will not break easily if stepped on or dropped. They are bright and colorful so be careful other kids are drawn to them and may try to claim them for their own. They are easy to store, the cupcake set comes with a mesh bag, the molding set nests inside their turtle shell, the baking set tools fit inside the bucket with the sifter attached to the top which can then be placed into the crab pail. Once they are all packed up they fit nicely into a reusable shopping bag. All of the molds are easy to use and leave behind detailed sand images. The turtle sifter is a great tool seashell, gem or rock panning and catching minnows. And who says these toys just need to be used with sand? They are also great for water fun at the pool. Dirt or mud which my kids always seem to enjoy playing in at the playground. And indoor rainy day activities like, tracing the molds onto paper, using playdough with the mold and cupcake sets or using the baking set to mix ingredients to create a yummy dessert (just make sure you thoroughly clean out any sand or dirt).
Daddy playing with the turtle mold.
I may not be able to bake real cupcakes but I can bake sand cupcakes, lol.
 A 5 1/2 yr old's review: The toys are cool. I liked the sifter to find little rocks in the lake to put in my blue holey bag (aka mesh storage bag). Making cupcakes was fun. And the turtle mold was cool.  I also liked the buckets to make sand castles.
Sifting for rocks and pebbles for her rock collection.
 A 4 yr old’s review:I liked the bucket to put wet sand and water in it. Making cupcakes was fun.
Mixing water and sand for his cupcakes.
Now for the giveaway!

PLEASE
make sure you leave an email address or have your email address listed on your Google profile so I can contact you. I will also post the winner on my blog by 8:00 pm on July 27th so feel free to check back to see if you won!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Melissa and Doug’s Facebook Page comment on their wall telling them what sand toy you like best  and that I sent you. Then leave a comment below telling me you did so!
Optional Extra Entries: (leave 1 comment per entry)  

1. Follow Kathy’s Cluttered Mind with Google Friend Connect (on left side of my blog)  
2. Like my Facebook Page Kathy’s Cluttered Mind 
3. Follow me on Twitter @kbalman 
4. Subscribe to my blog email updates (on left side of my blog enter email and click subscribe must confirm your subscription) 
5. Join the Melissa and Doug Toy and Birthday Club 
6. Follow @MelissaandDoug on twitter 
7. Tweet this giveaway - Win a sand play prize pack from & (up to 1 x/day)
    This giveaway ends on July 27th, 2011 at 8:00 am EST (which is also the last day at my job which I will be leaving to become a stay at home/homeschooling mom). Random.org will be used to determine a winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. Open to US residents only. Good luck!
     Disclosure- Melissa and Doug is providing the giveaway prizes and I received the same prizes for hosting this giveaway. I was not compensated for my review and all opinions are our own!

    45 comments:

    Almost Crunchy said...

    Commented on Melissa ANd DOug's Wall!!! We love their seaside sand baking kit!!

    Almost Crunchy said...

    I am a Google friend connect follower

    Almost Crunchy said...

    I like you on facebook!

    Almost Crunchy said...

    I am in the Melissa And DOug Birthday Club!!

    Almost Crunchy said...

    I follow @MelissaAndDOug on Twitter
    @AlmosttoCrunchy

    Almost Crunchy said...

    Tweeted!!

    ansbea said...

    I like you on facebook!

    ansbea said...

    I am a Google friend connect follower

    ansbea said...

    following you on twitter

    ansbea said...

    following melissa doug on twitter

    Heidi said...

    Commented on Melissa and Doug's wall. We love the sand cupcake molds!

    Heidi said...

    I follow you on GFC!

    Heidi said...

    I like Kathy's Cluttered Mind on facebook.

    Heidi said...

    I follow you on twitter

    Heidi said...

    I follow Melissa and Doug on twitter

    Heidi said...

    Tweeted this giveaway!

    Aurie said...

    Hey girl!! How fun :) I like Melissa and Doug on facebook.

    Aurie said...

    I follow you with GFC

    Aurie said...

    I tweet with you on twitter!!

    Hope said...

    I "liked" Melissa and Doug on FB.

    Hope said...

    I like your FB page.

    Hope said...

    I follow you on twitter =)

    Hope said...

    I joined the Melissa and Doug Toy & B.D. Club

    Hope said...

    I tweeted your giveaway.

    Mom said...

    Hey Kathy.

    I left the comment on MD's FB page.

    --Shaunalynn

    Mom said...

    It's me again, Kathy.

    I joined your FB page.

    -- Shaunalynn

    (do I need to give you my contact information or do you know where to find me? lol)

    Mom said...

    Oh Kathy ...

    I joined the birthday club.

    I really like the cupcake toys. I want want want them....

    Amber said...

    I just feft this on the M & D facebook page.
    Hello! I LOVE Mellisa & Doug toys!!! I was sent by http://www.kathysclutteredmind​.com/ and I love all the sand products but my favorite it the cup cake makers!
    amby4c2gmail.com

    Amber said...

    Became a reader :) I really like you blog!
    amby4c@gmail.com

    Amber said...

    fallowing on facebook!
    amby4c@gmail.com

    Amber said...

    I signed up for the email updates :)
    amby4c@gmail.com

    Amber said...

    Joined the birthday club!!!
    amby4c@gmail.com

    Homeschooling Momma said...

    I liked their FB page and left a comment.

    sarah.herrera4@yahoo.com

    Homeschooling Momma said...

    I like you on FB

    sarah.herrera4@yahoo.com

    Homeschooling Momma said...

    signed up for the birthday club
    sarah.herrera4@yahoo.com

    Homeschooling Momma said...

    signed up for the email updates
    sarah.herrera4@yahoo.com

    Homeschooling Momma said...

    I follow your blog.
    sarah.herrera4@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    Left a comment on Melissa & Doug's wall saying you sent me (tagged your page) and told them that I love the Seaside Sidekicks Cupcake Set! =)

    Samantha Hill
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    I follow you via GFC!
    Sam
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    I like Kathy's Cluttered Mind on FB!
    Samantha Hill
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    I follow you on Twitter!
    @sam8310
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    I subscribe to Kathy's Cluttered Mind via email!
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    I have already joined the Melissa and Doug Toy and Birthday Club!
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    I follow Melissa and Doug on Twitter!
    @sam8310
    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

    SweeTidbits said...

    I tweeted this giveaway today! (7/24)
    @sam8310

    http://twitter.com/#!/sam8310/status/95210298998390784

    s_hill2009@yahoo.com

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