Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bub & Me: LolliBox Under the Sea Theme Edu-Play Kit

I'm sure many of you already heard of LolliBox, an innovative service that offers busy parents a convenient option to encourage creativity in young children with their themed craft projects & educational activities, delivered straight to your door.

Each LolliBox kit contains materials and detailed guides for 2-3 activities that parents can do with their kids to develop their imaginative minds. As much as I love thinking and sourcing for new play ideas to do with Lil Pumpkin, sometimes I need a break from the hassle of work & household mundanes, and just let a package of fun drop at my doorstep. Literally!

We received their latest LolliBox Under The Sea themed box, and that certainly got our Lil Pumpkin excited! She's very into mermaids {her fave Disney Princess is Ariel!!} and sea animals now. I can't remember the number of times she's watched Nemo or The Little Mermaid, and we actually plan to bring her to Underwater World Singapore this month too.

This LolliBox inspires Lil Pumpkin to become an explorer and dive into the ocean to find out more about life under the sea.

Lil Pumpkin got to design her own ocean floor, create her little sea animals and make a fishing rod for a fun fishing game. The kit comes with watercolour paints but we also used other mediums like crayons, markers and pencils to colour. Lil Pumpkin recognises most of the sea creatures printed out for the game, and it was interesting to see the colours and pattern she chose for them. A crab certainly did not need to be orange!

Fishing with the hook was a bit challenging for her {she "cheated" with her hands sometimes haha}, but she enjoyed playing with her daddy nonetheless. To make the game easier for the younger kids, you might want to laminate and add magnets to the paper sea creatures and hooks for simpler pick-ups.

She was also given materials to create her own mini aquarium using a plastic jar, vinyl fishes {which for some reason didn't float!}, seashells, glitter, gems and foam shapes. We expanded on this idea by sticking a Hello Kitty figurine to the bottom with the seashells, and turned it into an underwater snow globe! The essential aspect about creativity is that there's no hard rules, and the only limit is your imagination. I love how the materials are reusable and inspire us to think out of the box {pun intended!} to create our own games and projects.

She's so happy with her Hello Kitty underwater snow globe!

Our sweet darling gave it to her dear daddy :)

Other than the craft projects, Lollibox Under the Sea themed box had additional enrichment activities to further stimulate Lil Pumpkin's understanding of the underwater world through a seawater experiment with eggs, and learning how to do the crabby walk. Previously, Lil Pumpkin did her crabby walk by just walking sideways so I guess it was fun for her to learn a new, and more accurate, variation ;p Lollibox is recommended for kids aged 3-7, and overall, I found Lollibox to be suited for kids around her age. For older kids doing the activities, they just need less parental guidance.

LolliBox Under the Sea themed box is available for pre-order, and will be fully released and delivered in the 3rd week of October 2012. New LolliBox themes are released monthly and you can sign up for their 3 or 6 month description to receive the latest LolliBox themes delivered to your home. Free delivery for Singapore addresses and they ship internationally. For first-time customers, there's also a complimentary welcome pack inclusive of craft supplies. Check out the Lollibox website for more details.

Read about the other fun activities we did with Lil Pumpkin here or my list of Kid-Friendly places in Singapore.

* Disclosure: LolliBox Under the Sea themed box was provided by LolliBox  for review. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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6 comments:

sophiastory said...

That sounds like a really great service that Lollibox is providing. I haven't heard of them before this. Thanks for the recommendation!

~Summer~ said...

Sounds like awesome crafty fun. How precious is that last picture with her smile!~ The snow globe is so pretty too!

Stacy said...

Cooked crabs are orange. :)

Lil pumpkin's growing up real pretty!

Ai Sakura said...

Sophiastory: no worries, love to discover cool new products too :)

Summer: thanks! that's one of my fave pix at the moment too

Stacy: I know haha.. but it's mostly depicted as such in storybooks and all ;p

Kylie Purtell said...

That is such a cool idea! I must admit I kind of look forward to when Mia is old enough to do these kinds of things. Arts & craft was always my fave thing to do when I was a kid and I look forward to having an excuse to do more of it in the future! And who doesn't love the Little Mermaid?!? She is the best Disney princess ever! In fact The Little Mermaid was the first movie I ever saw at the cinemas when I was about 5. Love it!

Susan said...

Sophie's favorite princess is Ariel too. Glad that your girl enjoyed it. We found that some activities were not as interesting for Sophie. But good idea nevertheless as it's a convenient with all the games and learning in one box.