Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Busy Kit Giveaway

One of the things I dreaded the most about traveling was trying to keep two toddlers entertained during all those “in between” times. You know, the time in between leaving the house and getting to your destination. Or the time in between arriving at a restaurant and actually getting your food. And lets not forget those dreaded hours spent in the hotel room with my head in between two pillows while my kids are driving me crazy with their antics. And then, one day, a the angel from the post office dropped a cardboard box full of magic on my doorstep. What was in the box you ask? My Busy Kits!!!!!!

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My Busy Kits were developed by a mom who chose items to spark a child’s curiosity and keep their interest for a long time. Each kit include toys and activities from four main categories: color and draw, play and pretend, create and construct, and discovery. The kits are small and light weight but pack endless hours of entertainment into a container the size of a lunchbox. There is everything in those incredible little kits from washable markers to a magnifying glass to princess finger puppets to tiny knight action figures.

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My kids LOVE them. They REFUSE to go on trips without their kits now. They cry when we have to put them back up in my closet at the end of our trip. We have a trip to Arizona planned for this weekend and you better believe I will NOT be leaving the house without those busy kits! Suddenly, my kids entertain themselves in the hotel room. No more hoping and praying for a decent cartoon to pop up on the limited hotel channels at seven at night. I can actually relax!!!! On vacation!!! What a concept.

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In addition to My Busy Kit, Lorraine has also developed an iPhone app called My Little Suitcase. I couldn’t review this particulariPhone_menu1_2 item because I don’t have a fancy phone but from the description on their website, it sounds like something my kids would have a blast with. It is geared towards children 2-6 so if you have children in that age range, check it out here.

Now for the giveaway!!!!! Lorraine at My Busy Kit has been generous enough to offerbusy kit me one airport style busy kit to give away to one of my readers! I am so excited. I really think your kids are going to LOVE them. To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment. If you tweet or post about my giveaway, let me know in the comments section (and tag @doubleadventure in your tweet) and I will give you another entry. You can also gain another entry by leaving a comment on my Facebook page (click here) telling me where your kids will use their busy kits first.This contest ends April 1st at 5PM PST.

If you don’t win the giveaway, you can still feel like a winner with the 20% discount that Lorraine has generously offered my readers Just enter the words “doubleadventure” at checkout. I really feel like every family with little who ever leaves their house should have one of these kits. They would make fabulous gifts to put in their Easter baskets. Hint. Hint.

Ready, set, win!!!!

Disclosure: I was sent three My Busy Kits to review but was not required to express any particular opinion in my review. Actually, I was the one who asked Lorraine if I could review her products because I thought they looked like something perfect for both my children and my readers!

21 comments:

Shelley said...

I would really like to win this. My daughter would absolutely go bonkers about this. Thanks for the chance.

Terri said...

Boy how we would LOVE one of these...I have tweeted and FBed!

Ladybug said...

What a great give-a-way! I would love to win this for my little one. Thanks for the chance.

The Collins Family said...

Me me me! We have a road trip planned for the summer and this would be awesome :)

debi9kids said...

Man, me likey and me NEEDY for our RV road trip we have planned!!!

I tweeted this and it sends it to my facebook :)

ps No, no, don't pick Terri. Pick me ;) LOL

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Oh, we could sooo use this! We have a plane flight planned for this summer — our first in over 2 years (and we stopped flying for a reason!!). Wish us luck.

mail {at} HoboMama.com

suburban prep said...

My sister has three little boys (under the age of 5) and they are all squirmers but this would be quite the attention keeper on vacation.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

cat said...

Oh wow, these are so incredibly cool!

Helene said...

These look amazing!!!! Can I just tell you how much I dread long drives with my kids? These kits coule keep them very busy ...and me very happy.

I checked out the iPhone app and it looks like so much fun! Downloading it now!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

very cute. sounds like a wonderfuly handy idea.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Debi said...

I've made my own version of these for our trip to Hawaii next week! Can I still win one?! :) I think my two kiddos would love these, so consider me entered!

Tamara said...

Oh! My sister is flying soon for the first time with her kids - this would be perfect.

L I S A said...

I'm always looking for something to keep the kids occupied in the car rather than the DVD!

Mindy said...

This would be fantastic for our upcoming trip to AZ! Kids occupied for the six hour drive would be heaven.

Lora said...

We have a spring break trip planned. Would love to try out something new on the road.

bison61 said...

I'd love this for my granddaughter for when she comes to visit me!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

April said...

I'd love one! My kids would use them when they have to wait for the other's gym class to end. There's nothing like utter boredom waiting in the My Gym lobby. I've also tweeted this. Looking for your FB page and will post there when I do!

Adrianne N. said...

Wow! These look really cool. I am constantly trying to find things for my girls to do without resorting to TV. We take lots of trips to California and the "My Busy Kit" looks like it would be awesome.

Samantha said...

How did I miss this! What a great idea. I am going to go check out her site. She's a genious!

vigoville said...

I would love to have for when friends visit w/little ones....

Christy said...

This would be so awesome! Pick me! Pick me! ;)