Merchandise Monday: Keeping the Kids Entertained

Summer is in full swing, school has been out for a few weeks now and sooner or later it’s going to happen – the kids are going to get bored. Those of us in the working world have no idea how or why this happens, but the best defense is a good offense, right?

Lucky for you, we’ve just added lots of great new toys and activities for kids for those rainy days or when sunburn strikes and they need a break from the pool. As an added bonus, none of these toys require your children to stare at a screen or even stay indoors!

Alex® Let’s Pretend School

School is in session! This pretend school set is a great way to get little ones excited for school and a fun way for older children to pretend they’re the teacher. It includes lots of school activities like wipe-away boards with letters, numbers, colors, shapes, world map and food pyramid, pointer, nine pencils, dry erase marker and eraser. Easy to bring along for school on the go, too!

Alex® Silly Me Photo Booth

Why take just a plain old picture when you can have photo booth fun? The Silly Me Photo Booth lets you make all kinds of silly props, like a pirate face, funky glasses, scuba dive gear and more! Before you say “Cheese,” get creative with stickers and paper shapes you can use to ham it up in front of the camera! Fun to make at a party and then give the keepsake pictures for party favors!

 Fashion Angels® Tapeffiti™ Bracelet Kit

Choose your favorite patterns of Tapeffiti and cut the length you need for your bracelet design. Then place it on the cuff bracelet and smooth it out. If it doesn’t go on right the first time, don’t worry! Tapeffiti is easy to lift and reposition for perfect results. Stack your arms with your creations or share them with your friends. 


LEGO® Friends Stephanie’s Outdoor Bakery

The LEGO Friends are on their way for a girly day in the sunshine! Stephanie is putting the finishing touches on her garden party. Take the fresh-baked cakes out of the oven. Help Stephanie wash dishes in the sink and set the umbrella garden table. Accessories include cakes, plate, glass and milk carton – everything you need for the perfect garden party!  


LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man™: Spider-Cycle Chase

Venom™ has taken control of Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. flying car and is making a super-fast getaway. Send Spider-Man™ to the rescue in his cool Spider-Cycle! Help him catch this venomous villain and return the car to the good guys! Use the folding wheels on both vehicles for the perfect high-speed pursuit in the air or on land, but watch out for Venom’s vicious symbiont web attack!  

Your children’s hands and imaginations will certainly be busy with these fun toys, and they’re great for fostering interaction with friends, siblings and parents, too. What do you do when summer vacation boredom strikes? How do you pass rainy days cooped up in the house with your kids? Let us know your tips in the “Comments” section below!

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