Catch The Fox Game Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Catch The Fox Game to play and review with my children. The opinions are those of my family and myself. We were looking at the game when it arrived and thought that the fox was really cute! When we got the fox out of the box and saw his pants and the thought of putting chickens in them had the kids laughing.

When we set up the game the kids were ready to play. My son took his turn shaking the die and rolled a 2 so he put two chickens in the foxes pants pocket then pushed his head. Then my older son took his turn and got 1 chicken and put it in his pants pocket and pushed his head down. They kept sticking chickens in his pants till his pants fell down. Then they grabbed the chickens with one hand and put them on their chicken on their coops. My youngest son filled up his coop and he won the game. They then started a new game, it was a lot of fun to play for the kids and I.

We were having so much fun playing that I forgot that I should be making dinner. So it ended up being a pizza kind of night and playing games. The kids really enjoyed that as it doesn’t happen often so it was a special treat for them. We continued to play after we had our pizza and played till it was bedtime. It was so funny to watch them grabbing for chickens to fill their coops. Everyone won a couple of the games as well, so they were both thrilled. Of course they were not as thrilled when I called bedtime. lol

The Catch the Fox game is great for ages 4 and up. We played with my granddaughters as well and they just loved the game also. My youngest granddaughter the minute she walks through the door asks “Where is the Fox, Nana?” They just loved the game and playing it with their Uncles. They just had such a great time playing that they want to play every time they come over. Not that Nana minds or their Uncles either, we all have so much fun together.

If your looking for a fun family game to play with the kiddos or grandkids this is one everyone will have fun with. It would also make a great gift for the kids as well. I have to say as a parent this is one of those games that I do not mind playing over and over again with the kids as well. I do have my favorites and least favorites as well but Catch the Fox would go on the favorites list.

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Gas Out Game Review And Prize Pack Giveaway Exp 12/12 #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Gas Out Game for our family to review. As always the review is of the opinions of our family and myself. We read the instructions for the game and shuffled the deck of cards so we were ready to start playing the game. My grandchildren and my son’s were ready to play the game. So I dealt out 3 cards to each of them. They held their cards and my grandson started the game as he is the youngest playing the game. So I helped him choose a card to play and push on the gas to see if it passed gas.

The kids loved that they could skip players, reverse the turn back to them, and then see if they can keep playing without making it pass gas. The kids were just having so much fun playing the game together and laughing. When each one of the kids would take their turn you could see them closing their eyes, making faces, and things before they pushed it down to see if it would pass gas. It was so funny to watch their facial expressions they were making each turn they had.

It was a great way for us to have less screen time and more family time but in a fun way. They were just playing and laughing and didn’t even realize there were no electronics on. We love to have fun family game nights and Gas Out is the perfect way to have a great time with the whole family. We kept playing the game over and over again. They had a so much fun that when it was time to eat dinner they didn’t want to go to the table to eat. So I told them it was time to eat but that when they were done eating they could go back to playing games again. So that finally got them to the table.

Gas Out would make a great gift this holiday season, but it would also be a fun birthday gift or just for family game nights as well. It’s a fun as well as funny way to get the family having fun and away from t.v., tablets, and all other screen time activities. I can tell you that this weekend we will be doing another family game night and Gas Out will be apart of the fun game night. It has quickly become a family favorite as well. It will keep you laughing and cringing when you hear the fart sound.

You can also win a family prize pack to add to your family game nights on A Mom’s Paradise thanks to Mattel for allowing us to review these great games as well as offer some great giveaways of them as well. Good luck everyone!

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DIY Stained Glass Looking Ornament #KidsDIY #DIY #Christmas

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I have always loved the look of a stained glass window and I like to find different ways to make a stained glass look to my craft projects. This is no exception, I tried to find a easy way for children to make stained glass looking ornaments for the Christmas tree. We make a lot of our ornaments for our tree together as a family.

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This is a perfect ornament for the family to make together and you can make the designs any way that you would like. Your not limited to the designs that can be made with this ornament. I made this one a little simple so that it would be easier for the real little ones to take part in. They come out so adorable and so pretty when the Christmas lights twinkle on them. It just creates a beautiful stained glass look when the lights are on.

Materials:

* Ceramic Tile (Lowe’s Item #
* Alcohol Ink (I used Red, Blue, and Green) you can use whatever colors you like
* Alcohol Ink Applicator pads
* Twist tie from garbage bag
* Chalk board vinyl (Get in School Supplies aisle) or black Vinyl at craft store for wall decals
* Modge Podge
* Plastic gloves (Dollar Tree)
* felt (I get the felt 4/$1) at Craft store
* Metal D Ring hangers for hanging pictures
* Hot Glue gun and glue sticks
* Ribbon

Step 1: Cut very thin strips of Black Vinyl you will need 3-5 strips per ornament

Step 2: Measure how much vinyl your design will need as you design it. You will push down with your thumb where you want to cut the vinyl against your ornament. Then cut so that you have enough vinyl to make your design.

Step 3: remove the backing off the vinyl and place them where they will go on your ornament. If your making the same design as I did it will be an X with a strip through the middle.

Step 4: You now have your outline of where your going to go with the Alcohol ink. Alcohol ink dries quickly! So you will want to have your twist tie pushed in half and then bend the bottom of the twist tie so that it’s a little flat to help you use it with the application pad to get it in the areas that you would like them.

Step 5: Put your gloves on and you are going to want to dab the alcohol ink in the areas you want them. You do not want to keep the ink placed on the ornament or it will run into the other areas. So you want to be sure to dab and continue to the areas colored.

Step 6: Continue to ink the areas as well as the sides of the ornament. Once they are done you will let it dry for 10-20 minutes.

Step 7: Now you can open your modge podge and use a foam brush to dab on your modge podge. You do not want to brush it over or it will take the ink off again. The modge podge will seal the ink and keep it on your ornament. Now you will allow it to dry for about 20 minutes moving the ornament every 5 minutes to make sure it doesn’t stick to your work surface.

Step 8: You will trace the ornament design onto the felt that you will use for the back of your ornament to cover it. You will need to do a little trimming to get it down to where you would like it to be and not show around the edges of the ornament when your looking at it.

Step 9: You will now hot glue the D ring hanger to the back of the ornament. Let it sit for a few minutes to ensure it has enough glue.

Step 10: Now you will hot glue your felt in place on the back of the ornament. Again let it sit and cool.

Step 11: You will now take some Ribbon and cut it as long as you would like the ornament to hang on the tree. Now you will tie a bow so you can hang your ornament.

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Squawk Game Review And Prize Pack Giveaway #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Squawk Game to review with my family. Now, I have to say that I wondered what could be fun about this game. I mean it’s a chicken that you try to have lay and egg. What could be fun about that! It is an adorable chicken, but really how could this game keep the kids attention and get them engaged in the game?

We read the instructions,We set up all the pieces and started to play the game. There is a little bit of assembly to do before you play the game. Now, to play the game you put the egg in place so that the Chicken can lay it when it’s ready. The first player will roll the dice, then they will squeeze the Chicken to make it squawk. It may lay the egg, if the chicken does not lay the egg then it’s the next person’s turn. You continue to play till the Chicken lays it’s egg. Now, when the chicken is going to lay it’s egg then the hen house opens and the chicken lays the egg. When you open the egg if the chick is face up then you keep the token. The person with the most chicks wins the game.

I helped my grandson play with the rest of the kids. They were all laughing at the chicken squawking. They were having a great time and couldn’t wait for their turn to make the chicken squawk. When the eggs came out, the kids would just cheer and wait to see if the chick was face up or down. They were having such an amazing time playing the game that they didn’t want the fun to end. I of course had things I needed to get done so my older son helped my grandson to play the game.

They were completely entertained for a long time, which meant I could get things done while they were having a great time. It was a win/win! I also loved that they were having fun and it wasn’t watching t.v. or having screen time which we have been cutting back on a lot so this was a great way for them to have fun without realizing that they were losing the screen time! They played most of the afternoon with the Squawk game. Then changed to other games.

Squawk would make a great game for a gift! You can find it at all your favorite retail stores. Your child will love it as well and you can have lots of fun playing games with them.

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Googly Eyes Game Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received Googly Eyes Game to review with my family. The kids were very curious about the Googly Eyes Game and how to play it. They were very curious as to what the glasses were going to do for the game and how funny they would look with them on.

We read the instructions and we started to play Googly Eyes. We got all the pieces and board set up and then we shuffled the cards so that the game was all ready to play. Now, the object of the game is to wear the Googly Eye Glasses and then draw the picture of what the card tells you to and to have the other person guess what you drew. However, the glasses lenses make it a little more difficult to see what your drawing.

The whole family was having a great time playing Googly Eyes. You roll the dice, then move your piece, when you land on the color you choose the card that matches, then draw the picture that is stated on the card. But, you have to remember it’s not always easy depending on which lens you have in the Googly Eyes glasses. The lenses are easy to difficult to see through. So it can change the way you would normally draw. The pictures that you draw can be easier or have some difficulty depending on the lenses that you use. However, there are spaces on the board where you can choose which glasses lens you can use.

The Googly Eyes game will have you laughing as your trying to figure out what the other person is drawing. Some will have you laughing so hard as you try to guess what they are drawing. There are plenty of laughs to be had and everyone looks so funny wearing the googly eye glasses as well. It’s really such a great game to play with the kids and family. You can have so much fun. I do suggest that you go to Dollar Tree to purchase extra drawing tablets because this will be a family favorite game! You will want to play all the time. Parents you will not be bored with this game and dread playing it.

The Googly Eyes game will be one you will play all the time. It would make a great Christmas gift for any child on your shopping list. It’s also a great gift idea for birthday parties and one that the parents will thank you for over and over again! You can purchase Googly Eyes at all your favorite stores as well.

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Freezer Breakfast Meal Recipes That You Can Make For A Great Morning Start #BackToSchool #Breakfast #Freezermeals

I have to say that I love making the Freezer Breakfast Meals, I do this 1 time a month and we have breakfasts for the whole month. The kids love it because they can choose what they would like and we can even take them on the go with us if we are running late for an appointment. It just makes mornings so much easier and I know they are eating something healthy to start their day.

Breakfast Buritos

A Dozen Eggs
12 Flour Tortillas
1 Green Pepper
1 package of Bacon or Sausage Patties or Links (family prefers)
1 package of Cheese
Milk

Scramble the eggs in a bowl and mix in a little milk to make them fluffy. Then add chopped Green pepper, and your already cooked meat choice. Scramble the eggs with everything in the eggs. Then take your tortilla (one at a time) fill them and fold them into a burrito. Let them cool down a little. Then put them in a freezer bag. Label them and put the date on them. It will make 12 of your Burritos.

Homemade Egg Mc Muffins

12 Whole English Muffins
12 Eggs
1 Package of Bacon
1 Package of American Cheese

Fry your eggs so that the yolk is still in tact, while your bacon is cooking, (I usually cook the bacon in the oven while doing this) Then toast your English Muffins, You then put 1 egg on each Muffin. Top with your bacon and cheese. Wrap your Egg Mc Muffins in a paper towel and then put in freezer bags to freeze. Label bag and put in freezer.

Pancakes

You can use a mix if your family prefers it, or you can make homemade pancakes. I also like to add Fruits or chocolate chips to them to give the kids a variety so it’s not always the same thing over and over again.

Make your pancakes, with Blueberrries, chocolate chips, banana or whatever you would like. Then let them cool. Now, I love to use my Bread bags for freezing them. Once the bread is gone I shake out the crumbs and save them to freeze my pancakes in. You can use any Bread bag to freeze them in. Then once they have cooled freeze them on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes then put them in the bag it helps them to stop sicking together.

Waffles

You can again make homemade or use a Box mix the choice is yours. You will make the waffles and let them cool. Then put them on a cookie sheet and freeze them for 5 minutes and then put in freezer bags. Waffles are at times to big to use the bread bags for if they are the larger ones. If you are making the square waffles use the bread bags as well.

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Uno Attack Game Review And Game Giveaway #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Uno Attack Game to review with our family. We love the traditional Uno game, we play it all the time, so we were excited to try out the Uno Attack Game. We love having down time to have more time with our family and no screen time.

We got the game out and got it all ready to play. Now, I have to say that my youngest son likes to try to cheat when we play Uno, so I was excited to see how this works and if he would have to stick to the rules. We started to play the game after reading the rules. My son’s and my mom were so excited about playing. So we let my son start us off after we dealt the hands, he played his card and pushed the launcher button and several cards came out to him. Then my other son took his turn and pushed the launcher button and only 1 card came out. As we continued to play everyone was laughing and having a great time.

It was the first time that my youngest wasn’t able to “act” like he picked a card when he didn’t! However, he was having such a great time playing that he didn’t even notice that he couldn’t cheat at the game. The Uno Attack went round and round the table, and as we played it would send it’s cards out to each player. My older son won the game and we all cheered for him. Then we started a new game, I have to say though, my youngest son didn’t cheat, complain when he didn’t win, or stomp off and not want to play the game again. That’s his normal at times when we play games so since he was having so much fun, he forgot about his normal and was ready to play the next game.

We had a blast the whole night playing Uno Attack. We have plans to play a marathon board game day over the Christmas break for the kids. We can hardly wait and are doing a calendar count down with the boys till the fun day. We have been playing Uno Attack on a regular basis though till that day. If your looking for a fun family game then your going to love Uno Attack. The whole family can play and have a fun time! It’s the perfect Christmas gift for the kids on your Christmas shopping list. You can find Uno Attack at all your favorite stores.

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Star Shower Slide Show And Winter Wonderland Holiday Theme Projectors #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the Winter Wonderland Holiday Theme Projector and the Star Shower Slide Show to review with our family and neighbors. I set them both up, the Winter Wonderland Projector in our living room and the Star Shower Slide Show projector was set up outside.

I set up the Star Shower Slide Show Projector outside first. I have to say it was very easy to set up. You plug it in and then select which theme you would like to show on your home and then just let it go. It was really pretty when I turned it on to show the theme on the house. We had so much fun going through all the themes to see which one we would like to have showing on our home. We decided to change it every couple of days to give everyone something to look at different every few days. The kids are so excited about changing the themes and showing a new one. So they will all take turns picking and changing the theme.

Our neighbors really enjoyed the show on the house as well. They all wanted to know where we got the great decorations! We also have some older neighbors who do not want to take the time to do traditional lights on the house anymore. So I did share where they could purchase these projectors so that they could have beautiful decorations that didn’t require a ladder. Everyone was wondering how the Holiday theme projectors worked so they were excited to see them in action.

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I also received the Winter Wonderland Holiday Theme Projector. Now, I have to say it’s my favorite! The scenes that you can choose from are amazing! Halloween has Zombies that look like they are trying to get at you! Christmas has adorable puppies, Santa Waving, Santa by the Christmas tree and so many other great themes. My kids and grandkids were just in awe! The neighbors also loved it as well, as you just choose a theme and it keeps repeating over and over again. It’s a simple process to set up and then you just select the theme.

I did try to set it up in one of the bedroom windows, however, I didn’t have enough distance to set it up to make it large enough to fill the window (It’s a smaller room). So I moved it to the living room window and I was able to get it to fill in the whole window as I had more space to put it further away. It was so funny because we had people stopping in front of our house to watch the Santa Claus waving with their children. It was so cute to see the kids pointing and smiling as they watched. So of course I had to change it to Santa in front of the Christmas Tree for them as well. It has been so much fun to make children’s Christmas magical with the Winter Wonderland Projector as well as the Star Shower Slide Show Projector. It has really made Christmas so much fun but so easy to make the holidays a fun time for everyone!

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PS4 Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy Game Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received the PS4 Wheel Of Fortune & Jeopardy Game to review with my son’s. They were so excited when it arrived! I have to say that I loved the graphics of the game. They were very crisp and clear. The boys were really looking forward to playing the game as they love spelling and trivia games.

We started to play and my one son wanted to play Wheel of Fortune. So he started and I was so excited to see how well he was doing with the game. It is a great way to check what he is learning as well. He was figuring out the words in the puzzles and was so excited that he was able to. But at the same time, he was having a great time playing and the joy on his face when he figured out the puzzles was just priceless. Almost as though he didn’t know he could figure out the puzzles.

I took a turn with the Wheel Of Fortune as well. We were all laughing and having a great time. I was letting the boys help me to play, Yes, I am not very game system suave but the boys find it a riot to watch me play and teaching me how to play a new game. I get a lot of “No, mom that’s not how you do it!” lol However, I did very well on these games and had a great time playing. I also tried the Jeopardy game as well and I really liked the board and how it was just like the game on t.v. . It was fun and fully of interesting trivia questions for us to answer.

I let my other son play the Jeopardy game. He was having a fun time. Now, he is 11 years old so some of the trivia questions were a little hard for him, which I expected. However, he learned so much from the game and the questions. Which turned him onto asking more questions about the questions and us learning more about many topics. He really loved the game as did my older son. They both took turns playing and I was really impressed with how much they really liked the game and how much fun they were having with it. I have very inquisitive son’s and they are always wanting to know more about everything so it was the perfect game for them. It was a great time playing, and we look forward to continuing to learn even more from this great game.

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