Friday, August 17, 2012

Check Out Chalk City® For Hours of Outdoor Fun! (With Give Away) @ChalkCityToys



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Chalk City® Toys Open a World of Imagination

  • Create Cities, Racetracks or Obstacle Courses
  • Includes Chalk, Stencils, a Road Maker ® ,Chalk, and an Activity Booklet
  • Easy to Use - Easy to Store
  • Winner of Toy Industry and Parenting Awards
  • Encourages Creativity and Outdoor Play
  • Available as One Set or In Individual Pieces (Prices Vary)
  • Purchase Through Amazon.com or Use the Website Store Finder
  • Suggested Retail Value for the Full Kit is $49.99
If you have kids, you have probably spent a good deal of the summer outdoors having fun.  I know that my boys break out their bikes and scooters any chance the can get - even in the middle of winter.  When they were younger, we rarely saw the inside of our house.  They would be outside from morning until night, even eating their lunch and dinner in the back yard.

Kids who like to be outside also tend to like sidewalk chalk.  I taught my boys the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors with sidewalk chalk.  We would draw fantastic worlds, funny stories, and whatever else we thought off.  We have a great patch of driveway that made a perfect canvas, and I bought sidewalk chalk in bulk!

Chalk City® had the brilliant idea to combine two of our favorite outdoor activities and  add a whole new dimension to the fun.

A full kit comes with the Road Maker®, Road Sign Stencils and Obstacle Course Stencils you see below. There are so many different ways to use them, you will never run out of ways to have hours of fun.  Chalk City Contents The Road Maker® easily snaps into place, and it is so simple, even a small child can use it. Just pop two pieces of chalk into the ends, and drag the tool along as you walk. The perfectly parallel lines make excellent streets, pathways or racetracks. The stencils are also very easy. Lie a stencil flat on the ground, color in the open spaces, and if desired, trace the outer edge of the stencil. Flip the arrows stencils over for turns in the opposite directions. It is also easy to clean up, as these mesh bags are included. My boys enjoyed personalizing their track. This is a finish line. chalk city The kit comes with a booklet which has ideas for games, and designs. There are also some more ideas on the website, including some rough sketches of Washington, D.C, Paris,and Disney that children can recreate with their kits. Some suggested games are Maze Tag, Three Circle, and Hot Shot Basketball. My boys also made their own games as they played. Here Boy One explains "Perfect Corners" and He and Boy Two demonstrate.

I mentioned that the Chalk City® Road Maker® has earned parenting and industry recognition.  

Some of the honors include:
  • The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, 
  • Tillywig's Best Family Fun,
  • Creative Child Magazine's Seal of Excellence
  • Parent's Choice Recommended
Visit the Chalk City® website for more information and ideas, or use social media to connect with the company and other fans.  You can find Chalk City on Facebook, on Twitter, or their YouTube channel. I'm so excited that I get to host a giveaway for a similar set.  If you would like to try to win this for your your family, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  Be careful to follow the directions, as I do check to make sure entries are valid.  The form will close at 12:01 AM on September 3rd.
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  Good Luck!
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