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StikBot Figures

StikBots

StikBot Figures

We have been having great fun getting creative with our StikBot figures. They are social-sharing figurines that are set to give you endless amounts of fun.

Technology plays a huge part in day-to-day life and StikBots will help kids to use their imagination and keep their minds active……It’s also great fun for adults too as myself and Ian found out…yes we are big kid’s!

Bradley attends performing arts college and really enjoys getting creative/acting on stage. He is due to perform in the West End in July and has got to learn how to talk in an American accent for the role he will be playing on stage. He has been practicing his script that he has to learn using his StikBots which has been a great help to him. They have not only helped him with his accent but have helped him with his scripts too in such a fun way.

So Much Fun

StikBot figures

To create a video using the StikBots you just download the FREE APP for iPhone and Android, you can film, pause, edit your clips and even add your own sound effects. To make a video you pose your figures in your chosen position and click on the app, once the picture is taken you then move your figure/figures (you can have more than one in the clip if you wish) and then take the next picture, repeating this process until you are happy/finished. You will only need to slightly move your figure/figures and you can see the previous picture by the shadow showing.

StikBot figures

Fun And Addictive

It does take time to create a short clip but it is also fun and very addictive. We spent time with our StikBots over the school holidays creating loads of different clips. Using StikBots to send birthday messages, mothers day/fathers day messages or even get well wishes could be unique and fun to-do!

Ideas of use for StikBots can be endless, it just depends on how creative you wish to be.

The StikBots unique design allows for easy use/positioning on a flat surface, they have suction-caps on their hands and feet along with a robotic design so that they can be put into position more easily. They can be posed in many ways, and positioned in multiple different angles.

Here is a short clip that Bradley made using his StikBots – Valentine saves the day.

The StikBots would make a perfect gift that requires nothing but imagination!

Disclaimer: we received our StikBots for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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family day out, family fun, Family Time, Outdoor Fun

Kids in the driving seat

kids in the driving seat

Kids in the driving seat

Well it has been the Easter holidays after all so that meant one thing, time to have some family fun and put the kids in the driving seat for a change.

I was searching the internet as you do looking up some family fun that would hold a teenage boys attention for more than five minutes, I came across our local boat hire. We have hired a day boat from them a few years back and I remembered that the boys absolutely loved it so I thought this would make for a fun afternoon.

kid's in the driving seat

I picked out what boat I would like to hire, I didn’t tell the boys about my plans as they may be teenagers but they still love a surprise, I wanted to keep an eye on the weather as a nice dry day would be perfect for going out on a boat. I thought it would be nice for us all to get outdoors for a while and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.

I must say put the kids in the driving seat and just watch the smiles grow, we had an amazing time, the weather was beautiful and the kids loved every minute of it.

Kid's in the driving seat

Kid's in the driving seat

when we arrived at the boats the boys got so excited and couldn’t wait to get in the boat and get in the driving seat. The boys found it highly funny watching me trying to get the boat going in a straight line, let’s just say “me and boats don’t go”.

The kids in the driving seat was much safer I think than me, they was brilliant and it was so lovely to sit back relax and watch the brotherly love take force, they was helping and guiding each other and even complimenting each other’s driving/steering.

Kid's in the driving seat

Kid's in the driving seat

There was only 5 seats in our boat so Ian was walking along side us taking the pictures.

Once we had finished on the boat we sat and enjoyed a lovely picnic together then the boy’s enjoyed some fun in the park.

Can you think of anything that may grab my boy’s attention?

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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Kid's corner, Outdoor Fun

Fun over half term

Fun over half term

 

fun over half termThis half term we have had so much fun together which we really enjoy and cherish. We started off our half term with a day trip to London on the Saturday, we went sight-seeing and had an amazing day. We saw Buckingham palace, the London eye, Big Ben and so many more London attractions it was so much fun. We planned to have as much fun as possible and have fun over half term.

On the Sunday we went to watch Lee play in his football match where they drew one all, Lee nearly scored at the last few seconds but just missed the goal… lets just say he was not happy at all by this.

On the Monday we started our decorating prep work as we plan to paint our hall, lounge/diner, the boys had friends round later in the day to play on the Wii fit for some indoor fun as the rain did not stop all day.

On the Tuesday we went out for some fun in the park as the sun was shining the dinner was in the oven prepared for later so we headed off out to our local park for some fresh air and fun. Lee headed off out to his friends for a sleepover later that evening.

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On the Wednesday we went for some fun at our local swimming pool, we had races up and down the pool and yes Bradley cheated again, he pretends to drown so I stop and help him, he then races off and wins. We met friends there and went out for lunch, this was great fun. The fun continued back at our house later in the day as the kids friends came for dinner, my house then sounded like I had a night club open up in the bedroom.

Thursday we had a day in doors today as our car was in for a service and it rained all day. We had a day of making our own games using products from around the house (post for this to follow). We also made homemade burgers for dinner.

Friday we headed off out down to visit grandparents who live in Clacton, we don’t get to see them much as they are not local, it’s so lovely when we do get to see them. We couldn’t resist going to the seaside without having some fun in the arcades.

Fun over half term
Brad looking like he has no head in the London dungeons.

 

Saturday was a day where we made big changes to our house and the painting began, we all got stuck in and helped, it was great fun. We enjoy doing our own DIY/Decorating.

Sunday was a day for sports clubs, Lee had another football match, today’s game was a home match and Brad had boxing training, he is going for his black belt next month. The decorating continued today through to the lounge/diner and kitchen.

The kid’s are now back to school, the decorating is continuing and plans are now being made for the Easter holiday’s.

Having fun over half term was great fun, we had so much quality time together and so many more memories was made and cherished. What fun did you get up to?

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