The best thing for kids is to be active and play. They need to turn off the electronics and turn on the creativity of their minds and the activity of their bodies. To keep them outdoors I am always looking for fun things for them to do. Funsparks has some great products that keep my kids busy and playing! Their products are not only fun for the kids, but my husband and I loved playing with them too.
Funsparks began in 2011, with their first toy invention, RingStix. This toy won twelve awards, and received great feedback. Since then they have expanded the line. They are determined to keep their standards high with great products at great prices, and excellent customer service.
When the box arrived at my house it was like Christmas came again. My kids were oohing and ahhing, and trying to decide who got what. There was two sets of RingStix, which works out since that means four of us can play at the same time. The larger set even has glow in the dark rings. We received Return Balls. They love those! We also got two sets of Jazzminton and a bunch Stick Lits. They have played with these things over and over again.
RingStix is a very entertaining game. We all enjoyed playing it from my nine year old daughter up to my thirty-six year old husband. You hold the two sticks in your hands while trying to fling the ring off them to your partner. The partner has to catch the ring on one of their sticks. Then they use both sticks to fling it back to you. It involves hand and eye coordination, and lots of running to get rings that did not go the right way. It was fun to try different techniques to get the ring to soar farther or stay closer. It is easy enough for young kids to do, but challenging as well.
The Stick Lits were really neat. They are brightly colored stickers that you can put on just about anything. If you push them they start blinking multi-colored LED lights. My favorite one had an eyeball on it. They come with words, like princess on them, and others with neat pictures. You can see them lighting up in the picture at the top. They are great to turn on at bedtime, so there is a fun light to look at. Then they just turn back off after about a minute.
Jazzminton is a indoor/outdoor badminton set. It comes with two different colored birdies, each color has a different speed it flies through the air. Those were fun. Would be a good game to play in a room on a rainy day.
The Return Balls are balls on a string. They have a wrist cuff to wear on your arm. You can throw it and it comes back. These are tons of fun, and are made well. My kids have gotten similar items and the string pops out of the ball too soon. They have been tossing these for over a week and not one has broken. They have a reinforced loop on them to prevent them from breaking easily. These balls are fun inside and out.
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