**~ CLOSED ~** Stuff Story & Mason Like: Snap Circuits from Mastermind Toys + GIVEAWAY! | I don't blog, but if I did...

**~ CLOSED ~** Stuff Story & Mason Like: Snap Circuits from Mastermind Toys + GIVEAWAY!

I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late, I’m late, I’m late! I’m like the Mad Hatter right now, scrambling to get everything done, when I thought I was totally on top of things before this week. My parents arrived last Friday, and I was really excited to have them here to help me finish off Christmas preparations but by Sunday it was clear that wasn’t going to happen. Friday night, I hosted my community bake exchange, and then spent Saturday preparing for our big family open house on Sunday.

My mom wasn’t feeling the greatest, and by Sunday, she was completely unable to get out of bed. She was incoherent, dizzy, in pain and we were all very worried. To make a long story short, my poor mom had an extremely bad UTI and pneumonia on top of that. Then my kids both came down with fevers and colds, and this entire week has basically been shot. Today I woke up feeling like I’m swallowing glass shards so… yeah. That’s how my week has been, how about yours?

If you’re anything like me, and life’s thrown you a curveball that’s made your holiday prep fall off the rails, you’re going to love this giveaway. I have another $50 gift card for Mastermind Toys to give away to one lucky reader and I’m even going to make your shopping decision easy for you.

Mastermind Toys sent Story and Mason this incredibly cool Snap Circuits set, and I can guarantee this isn’t your average gift. If you’re looking for something kids will enjoy for years, that’ll not only entertain, but also educate, pick up one of the many Snap Circuits sets.

Snap Circuits at Mastermind Toys are a total win!

Snap Circuits teach kids about electricity in the most fun (and yes, totally safe!) ways. They have easy-to-follow instructions, colour-coded pieces and fun projects. Kids can snap together anything from lights and fans to FM radios and doorbells! What’s better, they can do it on their own. That’s right, without you needing to help. (Psst, this means free, quiet time for you!)

The recommended age is 8+, and I’d stick with that (although Mason loves Snap Circuits, he’s only 5, so he’s perfect as a support player but can’t do the projects on his own). The box can be immediately played with, and no tools are needed, and it all fits nicely back in the box for storage.

The kit Story and Mason were sent has instructions for 350 different projects (with fun additions like the ability to connect to smartphones!), but at $149.99, I know it’s a steep price tag. The smaller kits are totally awesome, too, and well worth buying! They offer kids hours of educational play, something I find to be such a challenge with all the other toys on the market these days. They’re sturdy, and honestly, my kids have been enjoying the set they have for two years now.

Mason and Story’s first project this time around was one combining lights and a glow-in-the-dark fan that flies off (and hits the ceiling!) — and Mason was really excited to give me a demonstration:

As you can tell, I was pretty impressed, ha!

It’s a truly awesome kit, and I highly recommend snapping one up for a lucky kid this Christmas. (Sorry, how could I not include that pun, really?)

Now, enter to win that $50 Mastermind Toys gift certificate so you can finish your holiday shopping once and for all!

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51 Responses to “**~ CLOSED ~** Stuff Story & Mason Like: Snap Circuits from Mastermind Toys + GIVEAWAY!”

  1. annet

    The Elenco Snap Circuits Motion Kit is very cool!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  2. Cheryl

    My boys would love the Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits RC Snap Rover!

  3. Joanna Johnson

    My nephew has so many cars, but I would love to get him the Electronic Snap Circuits RC Snap Rover, so he can actually learn something while he’s having fun!

  4. naiddia p

    My son would love the Elenco Snap Circuits FM Radio. Thanks for the contest! Twitter name @auroramom1

  5. caryn s

    My son would love the Elenco Snap Circuits LIGHT that you can attach an mp3 player!

  6. Trysmallthings

    I think my kids would get a big kick out of the snap circuits light.

  7. angela mitchell

    I think my daughter would like the
    Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits Light and Sound Combo.

  8. Karine

    I think my nephew would love the Elenco Electronic snap circuits RC snap rover – let’s you roll it after that’s pretty nice! I just love these kind of toys, it really makes them think!

  9. Megan

    My son would love to have any of them, but he would love to have the RC snap rover or the Light & Sound Combo! So cool!!

  10. disqus_TiF89YSMsu

    My son would love the Snap Circuits Motion Kit.

  11. Bev

    The Elenco Snap Circuits Motion Kit would be perfect for my son!

  12. Lisa

    Oh man! This is an amazing toy! I think I’d play with it more than my daughter at this point, haha 🙂

  13. Athena F.

    I’d get the Snaptricity Electronic Snap Circuits for my kids. It’s a good sized kit for the cost.

  14. Chantal

    Nikki is too young for the snap circuits but I LOVE the idea (so so so sick of stuffies!)

  15. Jenn Annis

    The Snap Circuits RC Rover is awesome! Love it. The kids in my life will too.

  16. Deborah Coombs

    I think Michael would love any of them, but I’d choose the Green Alternative Energy Kit – great chance to talk about green energy!

  17. Jenn W

    This would TOTALLY BLOW MY KIDS’ MINDS!!!! They are SO in to science and tech right now…. What an amazing gift for a little girl that turns 8 in a few weeks! Thanks for showcasing this Alex!


    I am thinking my son would love the

    Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits RC Snap Rover

  19. Patricia

    Looks like fun, my husband would enjoy it just as much as the kids.

  20. Mary Cowan

    The Snap Circuits look so cool! Would love to try them out.

  21. OneCrazyKid

    I think that Q would LOVE the lights and sounds combo kit but really, they all look pretty cool.

  22. Nicolthe pickle

    I think the snap circuits fm radio would be cool.

  23. deb

    Just bought my nephews and my boys science kits today. I saw this kit as well and am still tempted to go back and get it

  24. Sarah J Jackson

    I think my daughter would most like
    Elenco Snap Circuits Motion Kit
    she is only 5 also but I know her and daddy would have a blast with this type of thing

  25. BobbiJo Pentney

    The snap circuits RC Rover would really get my son excited on Christmas morning.

  26. Dreena

    My boy would like this one:
    Elenco Electronic Snap Circuits Pro 500.

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