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Indoor Activities for Toddlers

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indoor stem activity for toddler shape mags


Hello, Hello!! I hope you all survived Monday and are ready to take today by the horns! If you have been keeping up with me on Instagram and Snapchat then you are aware that we have basically been under lock down with the little man dealing with pneumonia and the little lady getting the dreaded stomach bug.

It sounds like fun.... right?

indoor stem activity for toddler shape mags

indoor stem activity for toddler shape mags

indoor stem activity for toddler shape mags

Well, obviously it wasn't. Ha! I didn't even get to take the days off from work to sleep in because I was playing around the clock nurse. Not that I'm complaining, I wouldn't trade that job for anything. But, you get the idea... a week, trapped inside a small home with two toddlers isn't a field day.

So we had to get creative with our indoor activities. There was a lot of coloring, movies and puzzles. And like a gift from heaven, after our 60th time watching the same show these Shape Mags showed up on our front door!

They reached out to me last week about reviewing their product and it could not have shown up at a better time. Thank. You. Shape. Mags. Thank you!

If your kids have played with any product like this in the past, then you are probably already familiar with how entertaining they are. But this particular set we got was super fun. It Not only included 100 pieces, but two of them had wheels and made for lots of fun racecar creations!

They also sent us a book with tons of ideas and plans to copy. Which was cute. Hudson enjoyed picking out the specific designs to try. Especially the fish. I'm not sure why he hooked on that, but he made that fish about 100 times.

Throughout the last week they have taken up permanent residence on our coffee table (and floor). They have taken on many forms... Castles, Trains, "Beep Beeps" (Holland speak for "car") and Secret hideouts for various transformers and bad guys.

Jamy and I had some fun with it as well.

indoor stem activity for toddler shape mags

I do have to say that (especially with my two year old)... I had some love/hate moments with these things. Because, playing with magnets can be challenging, the polarities are off, something just keeps falling over... things that can be very frustrating for a small child. So there were a few huffs and puffs and moments of frustration. But, then they are always followed by some serious problem solving and "try, try agains". And eventually Hoorays and High Fives!

It's been a lot of fun to watch them work out practical problems and imagine them as little engineers.  All while giving me some peace and a break from watching that same t.v. show for the 61st time.

indoor stem activity for toddler shape mags

If you're interested in getting some, you can find them here. I think they would make for wonderful Easter Basket Fillers, don't you?!?

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16 comments

  1. I have been wanting to get these shape mags for so long! They are too cool!

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  2. My daughter would love these! She loves to build things. By the way, your photography is so good! Loved how you could capture them just being kids!

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  3. Such a great toy! So much creativity!

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  4. I've seen these before, it looks fun. My little would probably enjoy these.

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  5. So sorry your kiddos have been sick! We have some magnetic blocks similar to these, but haven't busted them out yet – I think my 16 month old is still too young for them. Very impressed by what you guys were able to build, though!

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  6. This is the coolest thing that I've seen in a while. I've been looking for things to do inside with my son because it's been raining a lot. I might have to get this!

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  7. We just got the kids some of these for Christmas and love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. These look so fun! I haven't heard of Shape Mags before...we will have to try them before the winter comes back to Iowa.

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  9. We have Picasso Tiles and LOVE them. I have a great extension activity coming next week in case you wanted to check back for alternative ways to use these tiles. They really are incredible for development and planning.

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  10. These are so fun! I need to pick some up

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  11. I'm sorry your little love was sick but I love this idea for an indoor activity!

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  12. Those look like so much fun! I bet my daughter would love building with them!

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  13. Those shapes look great fun to play with! :)

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  14. Oh my goodness, my son would love these! And seriously, the only thing worse than sick kids is when mama is sick. It shouldn't be possible!

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  15. Awesome! This set is something that I should def pick up for my little girl. Perfect for the rainy days, which we have a lot of here

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  16. We have these magnets and I LOVE THEM!!!!! Well, my kids do. LOL!

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