When I was little, I can vividly remember watching Sesame Street. I loved Cookie Monster, Mr. Snufaluffagous, and of course, Oscar the Grouch. We had never heard of Elmo. When I became a Mom, I was pleased Sesame Street was still alive and well and could not wait to see if it still had that same sparkle and sure enough, it did. Things had changed a little - Maria was a little older, Bob had less hair Mr. Snufaluffagous was now known as just Snuffy and they had added Elmo. My children loveElmo, especially P3.
Well, just this past month K'nex (the well known toy construction brand) introduced the new line of Sesame Street- themed building sets for kids 2-5. I was lucky enough to be sent a set by the fine folks at Team Mom and P3 was thrilled! She saw the box with Elmo on it and started dancing around and pointing to him, she was that excited.
She quickly helped me open the box and dump out the pieces, chattering the whole time. The pieces were colorful, chunky Kid K'nex rods, connectors and blocks. The kit also included engaging and interactive educational content such as tips for parents and fun activity cards for kids. While she had a little trouble pulling some of the blocks apart, she had no trouble understanding how to put them together. Since her sisters were at school, we were able to play uninterrupted for quite some time and she loved every minute.
Each set comes in a sturdy little carry case so when we were finished, she helped me to put it all back in the box and away she went. The set has been out at some point almost daily ever since then. Would I consider purchasing more of them? You bet I would, in about a New York Minute!
When I looked into what all K'nex has available, I saw that they have created not only Elmo but Ernie, Bert, Cookie, Grover, Abbey Cadabey, and my pal Oscar. They can be purchased on theK'nex site, at Walmart, and onAmazon.comwith price points ranging from $10.99 to $31.99.
Thanks to Team Mom, I also have a set to give away to one of you, my awesome readers!
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How you can win:
Leave me a comment with your best Sesame Street memory and who this K'nex set would be for. Simple!
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Who is eligible:
You don't have to be a blogger to win, just supply a valid e-mail address. Make sure to leave me that email address though because if I cannot get a hold of you, you cannot win!
When the giveaway ends:
The giveaway will run now through October 20th at 11:59pm CST. I'll pick the winner usingRandom.orgas soon as possible after that. You may choose to check for your nickname atPrizey.Fetch, a new site that compiles winners in one convenient place:
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