Thank you Moose Toys for sponsoring this post. Get crafty with your kiddo and make “ooniements” with Oonies by Moose Toys this holiday season!
In a world of tech and gadgets, sometimes it is nice to go back to basics. While I love electronics and tech toys as much as anyone, I also love toys that really encourage imaginative play and allow a kid’s imagination to soar. We recently tried out the Oonies by Moose Toys, and I must say my daughter and I are both rather impressed. This little guy gave my daughter hours of imaginative play, both alone and together. Toys that inspire creativity are always great in my book, and with the Holidays here this is an excellent option for any child.
Let Imagination Soar
Creativity and imagination are big in my house. While yes, I love a good educational tablet or tech toys, I feel like there needs to be a good balance. Kids need to be able to improvise and create in order to expand their minds and learn through play. There are so many imaginative toys out there that it is hard to decide which ones are worth it, and I will say one that is totally worth your purchase is the Oonies by Moose Toys. My daughter has been loving this lately, and has spent countless hours making different little creatures and even decorating her own little Christmas tree with the ‘Ooniments” she made.
What Are Oonies?
So, even after watching the video above, you may still be asking yourself ” what exactly are these Oonies?”. Well, Oonies are these fun little balloon like things that you and your kids use to create a whole world of fun. The starter pack comes with the infiltrator device, and a large number of pellets and other rubbery accessories to really let your child’s imagination run wild. All y’all have to do is place the little pellet into the inflator and make it magically grow into an Oonie! It is so simple, that kids can really do it all on their own!
What Can We Make?
I think the better question is “What can’t you make?”, because there are so many possibilities! The booklet that comes with the starter kit gives a lot of fun ideas, or you can go off script and make whatever your heart desires! My daughter ended up making quite a few fun little creatures, which ended up being her gifts to the grandparents this year!
She even ended up decorating her own little Christmas tree with the “ooniements” that she made. She was so proud of herself, and it was really fun for me to watch her really get into it. The Oonies are somewhat sticky so they tend to stay where you put them! They stick to each other and to the little accessories that come with them.
One of my favorite parts about the Oonies is that there is very minimal cleanup! Since they are plastic they don’t leave sticky messes around the house like some other creative toys can do. We just put it all in a special bin when my daughter is dome playing and it is ready for another day.
So if you are looking for a fun gift that will really let imagination soar, check out Oonies by Moose Toys and you won’t be disappointed. They are fun, easy to clean up, and easy for kids to create all on their own!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.