The Story Of Three: We're In Cahoots With Santa K'Nex

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We're In Cahoots With Santa K'Nex

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Disclosure: This post has been written by Janessa of the blog Thrifty Nifty Mommy. Janessa received the items mentioned to facilitate this post. All opinions are her own. 

 As a K'NEX Ambassador, I am sent a variety of great products from them every quarter to review. I'm excited today to tell you about some items from K'NEX that are sure to make your child happy when they unwrap them on Christmas morning! They've got something for just about any child on your list, starting at age 3! For Children Ages 3+ 

  TINKERTOY: Super Tink Building Set
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Builders ages 3+ can create a skyscraper, fighter jet, getaway car, or imagine your own heroic adventure! The Tinkertoy Super Tink set includes 150 durable, plastic pieces including spools, straight rods, bendable rods, wings, eyes, panels, a Super Tink buildable figure and more! The newly redesigned Tinkertoy pieces snap together and stay together for long-lasting play. The colorful guide provides a variety of ideas for all building skill levels. Comes in a sturdy box with lid for easy storage and portability. Suggested retail price is $44.99. Ages 3+. Available now on knex.com, Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and at toy retailers nationwide. (Description provided by K'NEX.) For Children Ages 7+

K’NEX Building Set: Amusement Park Series Assortment-Space
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 Collect & build 3 space themed rides with the new Amusement Park Series assortment. Choose from the Star Shooter Coaster, Amazin’ 8 Coaster, or the Super Sonic Swirl! All three rides are motorized for exciting realistic performance. Each amusement park ride comes with over 400 parts including made in the USA rods & connectors. Collect & build them all and create your own amusement park—right in your living room! Each sold separately. Suggested retail price is $29.99 per set. Ages 7+. Available now on knex.com, Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and at toy retailers nationwide. (Description provided by K'NEX). For Children Ages 8+

  SUPER MARIO: Ghost House™ Set
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 This spooky Ghost House Building Set inspired by Super Mario 3DLand allows kids to build Boomerang Mario™ and battle Boos! Navigate Mario through sliding platforms and be sure to avoid the spinning Boos. Set also features Big Boo™, exclusive jump panels, appearing panels, coins and a flag. Suggested retail $64.99. Ages 8+. Available now on knex.com, Toysrus.com, Amazon.com, and at toy retailers nationwide. (Description provided by K'NEX.) For Children Ages 9+

  Thunderbolt Strike Roller Coaster™ Building Set knex7 

 Fasten your seatbelts! The Thunderbolt Strike coaster set includes over 800 fan-requested, American made, classic K’NEX rods, connectors, cross-ties, and tube-track for lightning striking fun. Set also includes a motor, vertical chain lift, 2 cars, 2 fully articulated K’NEXmen™ figures and comes packaged in an iconic K’NEX suitcase. Suggested retail price $119.99. Ages 9+. Available now on knex.com, HomeDepot.com, Toysrus.com, Amazon.com, and at toy retailers nationwide. (Description provided by K'NEX.) For Children in Grades 5-9 K’NEX Education: INVESTIGATING SOLAR ENERGY Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with the K'NEX® Investigating Solar Energy Set! Designed to address critical science, technology and engineering concepts in the middle school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of these important concepts. Using K'NEX® and the lessons provided in the teacher guide enables you to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. As students work cooperatively they are encouraged to work together as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs. Set includes 128 K'NEX® parts – enough to build 6 renewable energy models, two at a time. Supports 1-2 students. Grades 5 - 9. Building instructions & comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Packaged in a strong storage tub with snap-on lid. Suggested retail $64.99. Available October 1st on knex.com and at select online toy retailers. (Description provided by K'NEX.) 

  K’NEX Education: SIMPLE AND COMPOUND MACHINES Hands-On Learning! The K'NEX® Education Simple and Compound Machines Building Set is designed to expand upon middle school student's knowledge of simple machines concepts. Students investigate, explore and experiment with the K'NEX® simple machine models as they analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information. The Teacher's guide includes Student Inquiry Sheets and Worksheets for the models highlighted. Student Worksheets ask questions about the machine being investigated and present challenges that can be used to help students think more deeply about the concepts involved. Set includes 352K'NEX® parts – enough to build 16 fully-functioning replicas of real-world machines, one at a time! Supports 1-2 students. Grades 5 - 9. Building instructions and comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Packaged in a strong storage tub with snap-on lid. Suggested retail $59.99. Available October 1st on knex.com and at select online toy retailers. (Description provided by K'NEX.)

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K’NEX Education: EXPLORING WIND & WATER ENERGY Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with the K'NEX® Exploring Wind & Water Energy Set! Designed to address critical science, technology and engineering concepts in the middle school classroom and provide instructional models that will enhance students' understanding of these important concepts. Using K'NEX® and the lessons provided in the teacher guide enables you to offer students a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. As students work cooperatively they are encouraged to work together as they build, investigate, discuss and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs. Set includes 288 K'NEX® parts – enough to build 6 renewable energy models, two at a time. Supports 1-2 students. Grades 5 - 9. Building instructions & comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Packaged in a strong storage tub with snap-on lid. Suggested retail $69.99. Available October 1st on knex.com and at select online toy retailers. (Description provided by K'NEX.)

  K’NEX Education: FORCE & NEWTON’S LAWS Off to the races with K'NEX® Education! The K'NEX® Forces and Newton's Laws Building Set has been designed for students to investigate a variety of concepts related to forces, energy, and motion. These concepts are fashioned around rigorous STEM content and national standards in science, technology, engineering and math. As students engage in the activities, they will be learning, practicing, and applying integrated process skills. Students will be expected to craft fair test procedures, create meaningful data displays, make reasonable and data supported reports, and analyze their collected data in light of the problem at hand. These are just some of the process skills that students must employ as they use the K'NEX® Education Forces, Energy, and Motion Set. Set includes 115 K'NEX® parts, along with a Battery, Spring and Fly-wheel motor – enough to build 11 vehicles, one at a time. Supports 1-2 students. Grades 5 - 9. Building instructions and comprehensive teacher's guide aligned to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards included. Packaged in a strong storage tub with snap-on lid. Suggested retail $59.99. Available October 1st on knex.com and at select online toy retailers. (Description provided by K'NEX.) My children love building and K'NEX makes it fun! The educational sets look like they would be a wonderful way to get your child excited about learning! I'm going to gift some of these sets to my older nieces and nephews and then donate the rest to ToysForTots this holiday season, since my children are still too young for them. What set do you think your child would like the most?

  janessa-sig 

Connect: Visit the K'NEX website to find out about all of their building sets. Then make sure you "like" them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter as well. 

Buy It: All of these sets are available to purchase directly from the K'NEX website. You can also find many of them at The Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon.com, and other retailers. 

Win It: I'm delighted to be able to give away 2 of the items I mentioned above: The Thunderbolt Strike Roller Coaster™ Building Set and the K’NEX Education: FORCE & NEWTON’S LAWS Set. There will be 2 winners, the first winner receiving the Coaster Building Set and the second winner will receive the Force & Newton's Laws Set. 

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4 comments:

Denise said...

My son is a huge Angry Birds fan, so he would love the Angry Birds Grillin' and Chillin' Building Set.
Thank you for the giveaway!

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Ann Paquette-Lukens said...

I'd like the Tinkertoy® Vehicles Bldg Set!

Deana Pfeiffer said...

My kids would love any of the Mario sets, especially the Bowser's Castle Building Set.

Elizabeth Splinter said...

My sons would LOVE anything Lincoln Log but would flip if they had the Robo creatures.