Summer Toys Your Kids Will Go Gaga For and a Crayola Giveaway!

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Congrats to our winner Lizzy!

No matter what time of the day or night, if I approached my kids with some glue, scissors, construction paper and said, “Kids let’s get to work making something,” they’d drop whatever they were doing and get busy.

It boggles my mind that crafting is such a hit with my kids. According to my son, it’s more exhilarating than drinking five juice boxes and, says my daughter, even better than getting a manicure.

Shocked as I am about the power of Mr. Elmer and his sidekick Sharpie marker and scissors over my children, I think the crafts themselves are secondary to the real draw here — which we parents know is the time spent together. That undivided attention and sense that we are present for our kids, sans technology and other distractions, putting our kids above every other demand on our to-do list is more precious to our kids then we realize.

Getting in a little one-on-one quality time with our kids — especially since we know that once they get older, the notion of sitting with their parents cutting and pasting will hold little to no appeal for them — is precious and fleeting.

If you agree, keep reading for some fabulous summer toys your kids will go gaga for ( in other words these toys will at least an hour where I wouldn’t hear those words that sound like fingernails on a chalk board “Mommy I’m bored”).

OUTDOOR FUN

WashableSidewalkChalk48Count_Lifestyle 2.jpgWashable Sidewalk Chalk

·         A standout from the crowd — it’s the first sidewalk chalk featuring 48 classic Crayola crayon colors!

·         And that’s not all – the chalk is also bolder and more vibrant than ever

·         The chalk carries Crayola’s color heritage through the fun of Crayola crayon color names, allowing kids to create beautiful masterpieces using colors such as “carnation pink,” “sepia,” or  “granny smith apple”

·         The chalk is also perfect for outdoor games like hopscotch or ring toss

·         A new anti-roll shape prevents chalk from rolling away and the wide sides allow kids to draw thick lines

·         Moms will appreciate that the chalk is washable from sidewalks and driveways – simply spray away with water!

·         Available in 12-ct, 16-ct, 24-ct and 48-ct varieties.

·         Recommended Age: 4 +

·         CrayolaOutdoorColoredBubblesBigWand2Pack_.jpgSRP: $1.99-$4.99

 

 

Outdoor Colored Bubbles Big Wand

·         For the first time, kids can have BIG fun by creating giant-sized bubbles in bright, beautiful colors!

·         Crayola’s wildly popular next generation of outdoor colored bubbles, introduced last year, let kids enjoy hours of bubble-blowing fun in a whole new way

·         Only Crayola could turn traditional soapy bubbles into brightly colored ones with names like “purple pizzazz” and “fuchsia,” allowing kids to enjoy messy fun that is designed to clean up

·         Angled wand design maximizes use of the bubble solution so kids can enjoy hours of bubble-blowing fun

·         Crayola outdoor colored bubbles are not your ordinary clear soapy bubbles. Because they are colorful, they will leave temporary colorful marks on skin, clothing and intended outdoor surfaces.  Color rubs off skin, can be laundered from clothing and will spray away from intended outdoor surfaces.

·         Includes: Single 6.5 oz. bottle with wand or a two pack which includes two different colored 6.5 oz bottles with wand

·         Recommended Age: 5+

·         SRP: $4.99/one pack and $7.99/two pack

 

 

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SUMMER TRAVEL

Color Wonder Glitter Coloring Pad

·         As parents embark on road trips this summer, Crayola introduces the Color Wonder Glitter Coloring Pad, a mess-free glitter coloring book

•     Kids can create dazzling, sparkly masterpieces with their favorite Disney Princesses

·         Glitter effects are in the paper and will never come off on kids’ hands, clothes or Moms’ furniture

·         With Crayola’s Color Wonder system, parents can rest easy since the mess-free Color Wonder markers will only appear on the special Color Wonder paper – not on skin, clothing, walls or furniture

•     Includes: 12 pages of Glitter Paper featuring your favorite Disney Princesses, 5 Color Wonder Markers and a box for storage

•     Recommended Age:  3 +

•     SRP: $9.99

 More hands-on outdoor fun:

Kids  will go gaga for the latest rockets and air-powered launchers from Zing! Whether kids are blasting targets or shooting into the sky, Zing has the perfect product for those seeking active and high-performance play patterns.

The Air Huntress Z-Curve Bow this offers a safe, realistic introduction to the sport of archery with a “parent-approved” bow and arrow for both indoor and outdoor use.

Sky Ripperz 3-pack – These supersonic bungee-launched rockets send whistle-screaming soft-foam ammo soaring up to 250 feet with just a flick of the wrist! Their action-packed rockets are a “must-have” for any backyard party, trip to the beach, or road trip with the family on vacation.

Best known for active, high-performance products that gets kids off the couch and away from digital distractions, Zing prides itself on creating kid-powered, calorie-operated toys (meaning no batteries or recharging) ideal for indoors, outdoors and traveling on trips and vacations. See if you can spot their bestselling Z-Curve Bow in this Kindle Fire commercial!

And of course who could resist anything related to Nickelodeon and SpongeBob!

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Fisher-Price Umizoomi: Umicity Treehouse Based on the Nick junior show team umizoomi
Help Milli find patterns throughout the Tree house as she makes her way to rescue the baby chicks stuck on the rooftop. Hotspot actions include lowering the ladder, dropping the baby chicks into their nest and revealing apples on the tree to feed the baby chicks. Includes Tree house play set, Milli figure, wagon, next and baby chick play pieces.

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Kids can get in the bath or take these toys in the pool-The Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi are ready to play with brand their The fin-tastical new lines which  include Bubble Guppies musical instruments, Team Umizoomi bathtub toys and playsets.

Bubble Guppies Rockin’ Micro-fin

 

microfinSing along with the Bubble Guppies! This microphone features voice amplification, underwater bubble sounds, over 15 songs and phrases—and the Rockin’ Micro-fin™ tail flips back and forth! Includes 3 “AAA” batteries.

Get your SWIM ON with a SpongeBob Stearns Kids’ Spongebob Puddle Jumper Life JacketAnd don’t forget the allure of blowing bubble- especially if they are SPONGEBOB BUBBLES!


For even more fun Nickelodeon products shop them right here:  http://shop.nick.com

And guess what! We are giving away all three of the Crayola products to one lucky winner! For a chance to win leave a comment here with you kids Favorite Summer toy!For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends July 1st!

  1. nicole w says:

    my sons favorite summer toy is bubbles

  2. nicole w says:

    follow on pinterest

  3. nicole w says:

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  4. Paula E says:

    My kids loves Bubbles – Bubbles in NYC Summer are a must have :-)

  5. Mary Williams says:

    My son’s favorite summer toy’s would have to be his bike and bubbles!

  6. Mary Williams says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook

  7. Mary Williams says:

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  8. latanya says:

    my son is loving anything ninja turtles especially Michelangelo

  9. latanya says:

    I like you on facebook

  10. latanya says:

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  11. latanya says:

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  12. Jenny Guerra says:

    bug catcher

  13. Jenny Guerra says:

    like on facebook

  14. Jenny Guerra says:

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  15. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My kid’s favorite summer time toy is bubbles, they both just LOVE bubbles!

  16. Cassandra Eastman says:

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  17. Cassandra Eastman says:

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  18. Cassandra Eastman says:

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  20. nilsa says:

    Now that’s summer fun!

  21. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Kids Favorite Summer Toy Is Sidewalk Chalk!

  22. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

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  25. Mami2jcn says:

    My son loves sidewalk chalk!

  26. Mami2jcn says:

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  27. Mami2jcn says:

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  28. Mami2jcn says:

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  29. lizzy says:

    Our favorite toy is our backyard sprinkler! They could play in in for hours!

  30. lizzy says:

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  31. Jennifer Marie says:

    My sons vavorite summer is his water gun.

  32. Amanda says:

    We love bubbles and sidewalk chalk

  33. Amanda says:

    I follow on FB

  34. Amanda says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  35. Rochel S. says:

    My son’s favorite summer toy is Chalk!

  36. Rochel S. says:

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  37. courtney b says:

    my daughter loves little toy guns- pink ones :)

  38. courtney b says:

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  42. Misty Woods says:

    My daughters favorite summer toy is the sprinkler. mistywoods83@yahoo.com

  43. Misty Woods says:

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  44. Misty Woods says:

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  45. Rachelle says:

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  46. Rachelle says:

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  47. Rachelle says:

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  48. Rachelle says:

    My kids favorite summer toy is the kiddie pool

  49. jeannine s says:

    my kids love water cannons. They are always squirting somebody

  50. jeannine s says:

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  51. jeannine s says:

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  52. jeannine s says:

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  53. jeannine s says:

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  54. Jessi Randall says:

    Sidewalk chalk is a kid favorite here, but my two year old loves her bubble mower too.

  55. Pamela Halligan says:

    My kid’s favorite summer toy is his super soaker.

  56. Pamela Halligan says:

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  57. Pamela Halligan says:

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  58. Pamela Halligan says:

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  59. Pamela Halligan says:

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  60. My girlies LOOOOVE bubbles – definitely a favorite!

  61. Amy says:

    Inflatable pool is the kids

  62. Amy says:

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  63. kristy says:

    My daughter loves her baby pool

  64. kristy says:

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  65. kristy says:

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  66. kristy says:

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  67. Dawn Monroe says:

    My grandkids love any water toy and they like thier sand box but I hate it! Sand every where….grrr!

  68. Dawn Monroe says:

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  69. Dawn Monroe says:

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  70. Kelly D says:

    My kids love playing in their turtle sandbox.

  71. Kelly D says:

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  72. Kelly D says:

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  73. Kelly D says:

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  74. Kelly D says:

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  75. Sara Filler says:

    My boys are loving their squirt guns this year

  76. Ava Chavez says:

    M kids love their bikes!

  77. Jamie Knupp says:

    my kids love bubbles and squirtguns

  78. Nina says:

    Our favorite summer toy is sidewalk chalk!

  79. Leah Shumack says:

    Anything that has to do with a pool is my daughters favorite summer toy lol

  80. Leah Shumack says:

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  81. Shea Balentine says:

    Kids fav summer toy is water guns

  82. Naomie says:

    My kids love bubbles

  83. caitlin tate says:

    love water toys

  84. Lenora D says:

    My boys favorite is bubbles.

  85. Katherine Donovan says:

    My grandson’s favorite summer toy is a lawnmower that makes bubbles :)

  86. gigi s says:

    We love Sidewalk Chalk!

  87. gigi s says:

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  88. Allyson Tice says:

    My sons favorite summer toys are bubbles and the bubble mower! My daughters favorite summer toys are the sandbox and her baby swing!

  89. Allyson Tice says:

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  90. Allyson Tice says:

    I like your page on Facebook- Allyson Tice is my name on FB!

  91. Heather says:

    We love bikes in the summer. Though that sky ripper looks fun!

  92. Teresa Thompson says:

    Bubbles and the slip n slide.
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  93. Teresa Thompson says:

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  94. Teresa Thompson says:

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  96. Teresa Thompson says:

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  97. Shawndra Befort says:

    I don’t know which she likes more, bubbles or outdoor chalk

  98. Shawndra Befort says:

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  99. Shawndra Befort says:

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  100. Shawndra Befort says:

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  101. Veronica R says:

    Sidewalk chalk is my kids favorite in the summer!

  102. Veronica R says:

    I already like you on FB(Veronica Rahn).

  103. Veronica R says:

    I already follow on Pinterest(Veronica Rahn).

  104. Belinda Parker says:

    My kids love bubbles and sidewalk chalk!

  105. Belinda Parker says:

    I follow on twitter. @hottmomma_03

  106. Belinda Parker says:

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  107. tito rivera says:

    My boys love the water guns

  108. Brigette Streeper says:

    My daughter loves her water table, and my son loves the trampoline.

  109. Brigette Streeper says:

    I Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter (@BrigetteStreepe) and Retweeted:
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  110. Brigette Streeper says:

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  111. Brigette Streeper says:

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  112. Brigette Streeper says:

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  113. Monique Eckert says:

    Twitter follow and retweet

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  114. Monique Eckert says:

    Favorite summer toy is a pool!

  115. Monique Eckert says:

    Facebook follow

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  116. Monique Eckert says:

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  117. Monique Eckert says:

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  118. Laura W says:

    My son loves anything to do with baseball, his favorite toy is his tee ball set.

  119. Jessica H. says:

    Right now my girls have been spending most of their time on their trampoline and swing set. They also love frisbees and chalk. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  120. Jessica H. says:

    I am a new twitter follower. Screen name: girlygirlugh

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  121. Jessica H. says:

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  122. Jessica H. says:

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  123. Diana Hatch says:

    My grandkids always love backyard pools

  124. Natalie says:

    My kids love swimming and chalking

  125. Nancy says:

    We like hula hoops!

  126. Nancy says:

    I like you on FB.

  127. Amy Tolley says:

    my sons favorite summer toy right now is the super soakers or his army guys thanks

  128. Nancy says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  129. Amy Tolley says:

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  130. Amy Tolley says:

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  131. Amy Tolley says:

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  132. Ronda says:

    My children love their bubbles. They can spend a long time outside doing this.

  133. Ronda says:

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  134. Christy McMahon says:

    My son’s favorite summer toy is his bubble lawn mower!

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  135. Christy McMahon says:

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  136. Christy McMahon says:

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  137. Christy McMahon says:

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  138. Christy McMahon says:

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  139. shirley says:

    The kids like balls, waterhose, pool, bubbles and nets.

  140. shirley says:

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  141. shirley says:

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  142. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Our favorites are pool toys.

  143. Mary Beth Elderton says:

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  144. Mary Beth Elderton says:

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  145. Mary Beth Elderton says:

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  146. Holly C says:

    We love water toys here. Slip and Slides, Pool Noodles, Super Soakers…

  147. Holly C says:

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  148. Holly C says:

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  149. Holly C says:

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  150. Amy Hale says:

    We love sidewalk chalk

  151. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    My kids absolutely love their sidewalk chalk!

  152. Kristin Sawatzke says:

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  153. Kristin Sawatzke says:

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  154. Kristin Sawatzke says:

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  155. Amber L. says:

    Our favorite summer toy this year is our Step 2 water and sand table. Sidewalk chalk and bubbles are always a big hit too.

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  156. Amber L. says:

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  157. Amber L. says:

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  158. Darlene Owen says:

    My granddaughter loves bubbles.

  159. Claire says:

    They like squirt guns

  160. Darlene Owen says:

    I Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweeted this giveaway!

  161. Darlene Owen says:

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  162. Darlene Owen says:

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  163. amy williams says:

    My kids favorite summer toys is sidewalk chalk and anything they can swim with also bouce houses

  164. amy williams says:

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  165. amy williams says:

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  166. kemberley crosswhite says:

    my son is 1 1/2 and he LOVES his bubbles :)

  167. kemberley crosswhite says:

    i follow you on Twitter. @senior06chs

  168. kemberley crosswhite says:

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  169. Holly S. says:

    We love to play outside with sidewalk chalk. Thanks! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

  170. Christina Anne D says:

    Favorite summer toy of my grandchild is ripstik
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  171. Christina Anne D says:

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  174. Adrienne says:

    Anything with water is a favorite summer toy.

  175. Leslie Galloway says:

    My kids love to play in a little pool in the backyard during the summer, or with their tee-ball set.

  176. Leslie Galloway says:

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  177. Leslie Galloway says:

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  178. Leslie Galloway says:

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  179. Sherry Lykins says:

    My daughter lover her water/sand box! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

  180. Michelle Stice says:

    My kids adore sidewalk chalk !

  181. Michelle Stice says:

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  182. Michelle Stice says:

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  183. Georgia Beckman says:

    What a great giveway. My grandkids favorite outdoor toys are sidewalk chalk (which they like to get wet because it makes it really vibrant & works better…………but is also way messier, lol) & bubbles! Love this prize package. Thanks so much for hosting another great giveway!

  184. Alison Matalanis says:

    My daughter loves bubbles

  185. Alison Matalanis says:

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  186. Alison Matalanis says:

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  187. Alison Matalanis says:

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  188. Georgia Beckman says:

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  189. Georgia Beckman says:

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  190. Georgia Beckman says:

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  191. Fiona N says:

    Their favorite summer toys are bubbles and kid water-guns
    Thank You

  192. Fiona N says:

    I followed @MelissaSChapman on Twitter @ciao6211 and Retweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/ciao6211/status/351879644259160065

  193. Fiona N says:

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  194. Fiona N says:

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  195. Fiona N says:

    And I also followed You on Pinterest as name: fiona nuyen
    Thank You So Much

  196. Julie says:

    my daughter has been all over the sidewalk chalk this summer

  197. Jules says:

    Follow u on twitter
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  198. Jules says:

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  199. Esther S. says:

    My granddaughter loves bubbles and her swing set!

  200. Esther S. says:

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!

  201. Esther S. says:

    I like The Staten Island Family on Facebook.

  202. andrea dimario says:

    right now the sandbox =)

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