When it comes to stocking stuffers I… I mean, Santa, tries to avoid filling them with candy as much as possible. There are just so many other things that can go in a Christmas stocking besides sugar to hype the kiddos all up. Some stocking gifts that my girls get really excited about include cute jewelry, hair clips, colorful socks, fun shaped soaps, coloring books, and crayons. But this year they are going to have some fun new gifts in their stockings that they’ve never seen before – “imagine i CAN” games.
Imagine i CAN is the back-to-basics brand from Manhattan Toy with over a dozen affordably priced activities for kiddos as young as three years old. We received three of the imagine i CAN Tin Games to try out.
Each of these games comes packaged in a 4” by 2.5” tin container that is perfect for fun on the go. Not only will these fit perfectly in the girls stockings on Christmas morning, but I will be able to toss them in the diaper bag for fun no matter where we may be. I can already see these being very useful for passing time waiting for food to arrive at a restaurant, keeping them occupied while waiting at the doctor’s office… basically anywhere we have time to kill. Plus the sturdy tin container closes tightly so there is no worry about losing pieces or having a cardboard box that will eventually fall apart. Inside each tin container you will find all the wooden pieces you need to play each game and an instruction booklet.
CHEESE CHASE (2 Player Game): This game comes with 4 mice, 2 pieces of cheese, 1 die, and an instruction booklet. Each player chooses either the red or blue mice. Set the cheese up the same distance away from your mice. Roll the die and move your mice that many times towards the cheese by placing them one in front of another. First person to the cheese wins!
CARTERPILLAR CONNECT (2-3 Player Game): This games comes with 3 caterpillar heads, 18 body pieces, 1 die, and instruction booklet. Begin by giving each player a caterpillar head and a set of body pieces. Players take turns rolling the die and adding that color piece to their caterpillar body. If they roll a color they already have their turn is skipped. First person to build a complete caterpillar wins the game!
SHAPE STACK (2 Player Game): This game includes 1 wobbly base, 6 wooden shapes, 1 die, and an instruction booklet. Players take turns rolling the die and stacking the different colors on top of the wobbling base. Be careful because the person to stack the most without toppling the tower wins!
I love the simplicity of these games because both my three year old and five year old will be able to play together. I also really like that these are quick and fun games that will help pass time when waiting is required or you can play over and over and over again at home. I have a feeling we will be playing many times on Christmas morning. And the best part is they won’t break your budget. At only $6 a game you can afford to grab all of the imagine i CAN Tin Games and stuff those stockings!
Imagine i CAN has lots of other fun activities as well including mini play sets of farm/jungle animals or roll & bowl with wooden ball and marbles. There are also fun craft kits to expose children to the art of lacing and stained glass in an age appropriate manner with things like paper stick-ons and pre-cut weaving strips. With imagine i CAN your childs imagination will soar.
And guess what! One lucky Happenings of the Harper Household reader is going to win their very own imagine i CAN toy. To enter fill out the giveaway tools entry form below. Good luck!