October 26, 2012

Giggle Junction I Spy Bag: Review & Giveaway!!

This giveaway is currently closed. The winner is Allison Dossett! Allison, I will email you with details!

While planning our Disney trip, I had major anxiety about out flight. Now, I am a pro Business traveler. Pre-babies I was jet setting all over the world 90% of the time.

I can do first class, adult beverage in hand, relaxing, solo travel.

I traveled with Kate a good bit before she was diagnosed so I was also comfortable with traveling with a non-mobile baby. But the thought of traveling with two kids - a very active toddler and a baby that is rather sickly - had me downing anxiety meds and wishing all tickets purchased with a lapchild came with bottomless beverages.  I was determined to have activities on the plane for Kate. I ordered her a backpack (thanks SheShe!) and kept telling Kate that her backpack would be filled with prizes for our flight to see Mickey.

As I was browsing the internet for ideas, I came across Giggle Junction - a precious Etsy shop that makes I Spy Bags for kids. The owner, Michele, hand makes these bags in so many cute designs! We opted for the Princess Castle for Kate because she is obsess with princess and it fit perfectly with our trip to the land of magical Princesses!


These I Spy Bags are filled with objects for your child to search for and identify. Essentially, it is a much more interactive version of the I Spy books we were all raised on! Unlike a book, the I Spy Bag helps develop fine motor skills as your child sorts through the "filler" beads to find an object. They also act a type of flash card which helps your child learn new objections/ words while playing!

Kate was fascinated with her I Spy Bag when we pulled it out on the plane! She and Alex played with it for nearly 15 minutes which is HUGE for my two year old that never sits still. I wish I had pictures of Kate and her bag on the plane but I was busy attempting to get Will to sleep and couldn't find a third arm to snag a picture!

We pulled her I Spy Bag back out while riding the Magical Express to our resort and again, it was a HUGE hit.

I now keep Kate's I Spy Bag in the diaper bag! It is a great distraction when we are waiting at doctor's appointments, stuck in traffic, at the grocery store, or anywhere else where I need to contain the beast keep Kate occupied!  I love that Kate's vocabulary has expanded as she learns all of the objects contained within her bag and I really feel like searching and moving all of the beads/ objects around has really helped developed her fine motor skills!

I'm excited that Michele has offered to give one of my readers their very own personalized I Spy Bag! You will be able to select your "theme" and Michele will add your child's name to the bag as well! I know y'all will love this product as much as we have!

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48 comments:

Rachel said...

I would LOVE to have one of these kits for Connor for our long car or plane trips! :)

Rachel said...

Oh - and we would choose the Mater I Spy Bag because Connor is obsessed!

Savanna McMichael said...

I've been following your blog and story for a while now but have never commented. Your kiddos are absolutely adorable. Its so nice to see Kate doing so well.
The I Spy bags are adorable. I would love a couple for my kiddos!

Laura said...

G would love the fire truck! So cute!

Kate said...

my son would love the Mater bag!

Kate said...

my son would love the Mater bag!

Jess said...

Mothers of busy toddlers unite! I'll take anything that doesn't make a huge mess and might keep my almost 3 year old entertained for a few minutes :)

Allison said...

Oh that is super cute....

tehamy said...

I love the Fire Truck Options! My two year old is obsessed with fire trucks right now!

Party of Three Heads said...

I think Colston would love the pirate ship I spy bag!

Lindsay R said...

I love this!!!

Lynsey said...

Mason would love the Fire Truck one!

Amber said...

These are so cute! Abby would love the purse I Spy bag!

Amber said...

These are so cute! Abby would love the purse I Spy bag!

Max said...

OMG obsessed with these! I think we love the unicorn bag, but the princess castle and love birds are a close second! Either way, Emerson will love this!!

faeriequeene said...

Sophie would love the penguin spy bag. She's loved penguins since she was about six months old :)

Megan said...

I <3 the police car. I may have to get one of these kits for our plane trip in December (if I don't win of course)!

Jay & Janelle said...

I like the paint option because it would be good for both my boy and girl toddlers.

Kim said...

My son would love the dump truck one!!

Mrs. Fuzz said...

I love the Unicorn and Poodle 'I Spy' bags! So cute!!

Angela said...

I love the paint palette & sesame street bags!

Holly said...

Those are so cute! I think my daughter would choose the ladybug or the other bug one. Would you make a grasshopper bag? She'd be obsessed!

The Underwood's said...

Pretty sure I will be ordering a few of these asap! They look like so much fun!

The Underwood's said...

Pretty sure I will be ordering a few ofthese asap! They look like so much fun!

Lindsey said...

I really like the barn I spy bag. It would work well for my son or my daughter. They are all pretty cute though!

Seana said...

I like the monster bag! It could go for my son and both my daughters, too cute!

Becky said...

I have B/G twins so I would choose the pirate girl and the pirate ship. Love these.

Bridgette said...

I LOVE the train bag for my son. He's big on trains right now.

First Time Momma said...

I <3 the turtle bags!

First Time Momma said...

I love the turtle bags soooo cute!!!

LiBe said...

I would love to win the Elmo bag for our daughter, who is currently into everything Sesame Street related, or the turtle, which seems to be her favourite animal right now.

Valerie said...

It would be so hard to choose! My boy loves Lightning McQueen, but Elmo and farm animals are high on his It List right now too...

kayla said...

We took a Disney trip through Make A Wish in September! Our 2 year old was not a happy traveler! I felt bad for the other passengers! Anyways, I would pick the cow! There's something about cows :)

kayla said...

We took a Disney trip through Make A Wish in September! Our 2 year old was not a happy traveler! I felt bad for the other passengers! Anyways, I would pick the cow! There's something about cows :)

satto said...

My daughter would go crazy for the elmo bag. What a great idea!

Kristin B said...

Super cute! My little guy would love this!

kim said...

Such a fun idea! Lucas would love it!

Caleb said...

My son would absolutely love the turtle bag!

ABL said...

We are going to Disney World in March with an active 2 1/2 yr old by that time, and I have been looking for distractions for the plane ride also! I love the Cow I Spy bag and the unicorn, hard choice!

Lindsay said...

Very cute. Would love to have it for several upcoming flights with Jack!

Abra said...

What a great idea! B would LOVE the Mater bag!

Jenn said...

What an amazing idea! I know what I'm giving as Christmas gifts this year :) I would love to enter the drawing as well, but I can't view rafflecopter on my computer (it's at work.) Can you sign me up? There's so many, I'm not sure which one I like the best!

cjdubs13 said...

We are flying in march with our two year old. What a great idea!!

Emily said...

LOVE these! DD would love the Unicorn one!

Paula said...

My daughter would love one of these. The pricess castle would be the one she would most likely like

Bekah said...

These bags are genius! My little boy would love the baseball one. I know I will have to get him one for our trip to Florida for Christmas.

Jillian said...

What an awesome idea! My girls would love the princess castle one for sure!

stephmt528 said...

These would be fantastic on our 5-hour trips back and forth to our family for the holidays.

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