Friday, April 11, 2014

Celebrating Easter with Hasbro and Target.

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hasbro_2009When spring arrives (and we sure know it took time to point its nose in Canada this year!), we also know that a big holiday is just around the corner – Easter.   Every year, many parents and grand-parents purchase chocolate to the kids.  I recall getting my traditional Easter Egg from Laura Secord when I grew up.   Nowadays, I don’t get them on a yearly basis for various reasons but I also find that sweets are not as popular as they used to be either.   Many companies like Hasbro offers other type of Easter goodies to kids young and old.   Once again this year, I am presenting you with some ideas for your children that won’t bring cavities or hyper-energetic kids once the long week-end is passed.

And please keep reading because I have a huge announcement from Hasbro and Target at the bottom of this post.

Here’s some fun ideas to bless your kids this Easter season.

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You’ve probably played the game when you were younger yourself.  MouseTrap is an iconic game from Hasbro for many years now.   But this time around, the game is specially designed with little ones in mind.   This specific edition of Mouse Trap will allow your kids to run through the maze as Sneakers Mouse, Nacho Mouse or Pepper Mouse.  All you have to do is spin on the cheesy spinner and start the game.  When one of your friends' mouse is in the cheesy trap area and you land on the right space, you've got a chance to catch them in the zany trap made of Hungry Hippo and Girafalaff contraptions.  Keep scurrying and scampering until someone gets caught. If you're the first to trap a mouse, you win.    The game includes 3 game board pieces, 3 mouse figures, cardboard spinner, cheese wedge spinner and base, tub, ladder, tree trunk, banana branch, cheese wedge slide, boot, branch, seesaw log, tree leaves, trap, Hungry Hippo, Elefun, Jock Croc, Chasin' Cheeky and Giraffalaff figures, 2 marbles and instructions.

I find this version of the game to be very creative.  The giraffe, the monkey, and the hippo are all fun to look at.   Even the mice themselves have a special color and smiling faces.    I think it is great to have adapted an iconic game for this smaller version for younger kids.   Two to three players can play this edition of Mouse Trap.  The pieces are easy to put together and you can expect laughter when your kids will play it.
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FurReal Friends have been on the market for a few years now.  It reminds me of a small dog I used to have when I was younger.  It would yap and then at some point jump backyard.    Theses animals from Hasbro will react at the touch of your child.  Butterscotch is a sweet little pony pet that possess a soft and cuddly fur.  When you pet her, she will move her head in your direction or nuzzle up to you to show how much she loves you. She makes sweet pony sounds and even moves her ears.   This little pony is always ready for a treat, and when you feed your pony friend her ""carrot,"" she makes munching sounds. She'll be the fanciest pony in the show when you groom her soft coat with the brush. With such a caring owner, you both might win best in show!   The package contains one pony, a brush, 1 clip and pet care guide.

My sweet daughter loves pony and I know she will totally enjoy this one.   The fact that Butterscotch is so interative makes it interesting for my daughters doll.   I know she will be able to sit them on the back of this little pony for a ride

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When Furby first came out on the market many years ago, I was already too old.  When it came back on the market a few years ago, I never had the chance to review one.  I thought they were cute and adorable though.   I kept seeing them on the shelves in stores when I would visit one of the local toy store.   More recently, Furby was once again on the market with the help of a new app.  Well this Easter, check out the new generation of Furby creatures.   This Furblings creature has a mind of its own, but it needs your love and care.   You don't have to do it alone, though, because it will also share a special connection with your Furby Boom creature (sold separately). When you put the two of them together you will be able to watch them talk to each other.   Again you can also download a free app and unlock a virtual Furblings creature to add to your collection.   Get virtual eggs and hatch and raise your Furblings on your mobile device (sold separately)!   The Furby app is optional and works with iPad, iPod touch and iPhone with iOS 5.0 or later.   The app is not compatible with prior Furby generations.    For more details, check Furby.com for device compatibility.

Okay I will admit that I seriously think these little furblings are adorable.  Though we don’t have a Furby Book in our home, I still think this toy will bring some fun time for my  daughter.   It is soft and doesn’t take much place.   In fact, your child can slide it in a purse and bring it with her if needed be. 

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Finally, the last item I have received to present you as part of the options for Easter is the Furby Boom Surprise Egg

Again, these are new for this Easter.  Conveniently package in an egg shape you could surprise your kids with a few of these mixed with the other Easter eggs hidden in your house or backyard this year.   In fact, a whole new generation of Furby creatures is hatching.  These Surprise Eggs possess a hidden toy inside each one of them.   I have taken the liberty to include some of the samples you might stumble when opening one of the eggs.  You can scan your toy in the free Furby Boom app and unlock a whole bunch of new Furby fun.  Hatch them all (each sold separately) for a whole slew of virtual Furby hatchlings!   This is original but the toy is quite small.  It’s perfect for collectable and to exchange with friends during recess time.  

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As you can see there are many ideas for Easter for all your kids whether they are young or older.  If you prefer blessing them with something different than sweet during Easter, you can be certain to find numerous ideas with Hasbro Canada and Target.   In fact, all the Hasbro Games are on sale now through to April 24, 2014 at Target Canada with a 30% off special on them. 

Now, here’s my special announcement for my readers…

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Hasbro and Target Canada have teamed up to offer a wonderful giveaway to my readers.  

to win the below prize pack:

To participate, all you need to do is click on the button below and swing by my facebook page.

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Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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51 comments:

  1. We do Easter baskets for the kids and that's about it, our son's birthday is around the same time so we keep things low key for Easter. :)

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  2. Every Easter we all head to the family farm house and have a big bonfire, buffet, and huuuge Easter egg hunt that even the adults get in on. It's so much fun.

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  3. Easter traditions vary based on the relatives we're visiting at the time. Each relative has their own traditions. At home we do our own thing, sometime different every year.

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  4. We keep it really low key for Easter here and avoid egg/bunny themed stuff. The kids really enjoy getting a spring themed gift though - flip flops, sunglasses, bathings suits, sidewalk chalk & bubbles along with a new dress to wear to church for Easter.

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  5. We have a nice family dinner on Easter Sunday, normally Turkey, and the kids each get an Easter basket from the Easter Bunny. I don't do egg hunts because my kids are 4, 5 and 6 and if everything isn't divided up exactly equal its WW3. They each get colour coded baskets (featuring their favourite colour) with exactly the same as their brothers!

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  6. Other then our traditional Easter dinner we do a egg hunt in the backyard.

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  7. Whenever possible we try and get all the family together. If it's not possible due to everyone's work schedules etc. then it's just a quiet day with me and the hubby. We have no small children anymore and we will be empty nesters at the end of April. I know it doesn't seem like much pomp and circumstance just having a lazy day, but we don't get many of those so when we do and are able to just snuggle, watch movies and lock the doors for the day it's cherished.

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  8. We love giving our grandkids new outfits for Spring at Easter! We also have an easter egg hunt throughout the house!

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  9. We have an egg hunt in the morning and a big dinner in the afternoon and we eat enormous amounts of chocolate all day long!

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  10. We get together for a big family meal and then an Easter egg hunt with the kids

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  11. I love to dye eggs with the kids and go to church.

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  12. I leave a trail of eggs from each of the kids rooms to their little stash of treats. Later on that day we have Easter dinner and all of my extended family comes over

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  13. When I was little we always traveled at Easter, so our best presents were books for me and comics for my brother. Never enough candy though..

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  14. easter baskets for the kids and a turkey/ham dinner after

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  15. Easter for us revolves around church activities. Sunrise service, followed by potluck breakfast. Then regular church services. At home we do an egg hunt with plastic eggs.

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  16. We celebrate Easter with a great BBQ dinner with all the fixings. Its! Family, Easter egg and chocolate hunts and family games! What a great prize!

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  17. The kids wake up and have a Easter egg hunt. Then we have a ham or turkey for lunch or go to the grandparents for dinner.

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  18. The easter bunny hops around our house dropping jelly beans everywhere and hides Easter eggs through out the house

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  19. Bailey Dexter Our family always paints eggs a few days before Easter and then we drop them off at the Seniors home!

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  20. We have a big Easter breakfast, followed by an Easter goodie hunt and a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. (Judy Cowan)

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  21. hiding easter eggs and treats all over the house for my son to find. We also do a big family supper on easter day

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  22. Mousetrap sure looks different from when i was a child. I just have a couple of neighbours over for a turkey dinner with ll the trimmings.

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  23. We have Easter candy for the kids and a big family dinner

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  24. we always have an easter egg unt in the house,and have a big family dinner together.
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  25. We have an Easter egg hunt for the kids then we attend Church after which we have a nice Easter brunch.

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  26. We have a big turkey dinner and lots of chocolate goodies!

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  27. We always have a small Easter egg hunt where we put one egg on each stair.

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  28. For Easter, we have a Sunday family brunch with lots of sweet and savory dishes!

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  29. We go to Easter mass at church then brunch and Easter egg hunt. After dinner we go for a long walk

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  30. We cook a big family dinner, do an egg hunt with all the kids, and we play games in the evening.

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  31. We usually celebrate Easter with family and oftentimes have a breakfast at our church.

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  32. Easter is our time to get together to laugh and enjoy each other's company.

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  33. we have an egg hunt and go to church.

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  34. We have a family dinner and big egg hunt!

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  35. We do a Easter egg hunt and dinner every year =)

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  36. We do some family activities and eat great food!

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  37. my son does easter friday with his grandma and then easter sunday is finding the bunny treats and dinner with the family and playing with new toys and maybe a trip to the dog park if its nice

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  38. We have an easter egg hunt and then dinner with the extended family!

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  39. We have an easter egg hunt and have a large family Brunch

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  40. Egg hunt and a big turkey dinner.

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  41. We have a easter egg hunt n a big dinner at moms

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  42. We always have an egg hunt and turkey dinner!

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  43. this year we are going to visit family for the long weekend - i am hoping to start a new tradition there!
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  44. Empty nester. I send a package to my grandkids with clothes and Easter eggs.

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  45. We typically play lots of board games and enjoy our long weekend in our jammies!

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  46. an easter egg hunt! usually outdoors but with the way this "spring" is going, probably going to be inside this year :/ diversitys @ Hotmail.com

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  47. Having turkey and maybe another attempt at an easter egg hunt in the house

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  48. We paint eggs as a family - it is a load of fun! (Suzi)

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  49. We always do an easter egg hunt with the kids at my parents place

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  50. we hunt for eggs every Easter

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  51. for easter my family goes around the house hunting for easter eggs ive hidden. Its fun, and then I have a toy hidden in the house for my son as well

    JaimeeM

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