I marvel at the different types of toys available for kids. Let’s face it, there are some pretty amazing toys out there. However, kids are the same today as they have always been…and kids STILL love action figures. They are a pretty basic toy compared to what we normally see at the top of their wish lists, but if you put a set of action figures in front of a kid, I’m guessing 9 times out of 10 you will see their imagination flourish.
Kids also love sports. What do you get when you merge action figures and sports? You get sports action figures of course! Kaskey Kids sent me a set of their Soccer Guys to give an honest review. You already know I am all about finding awesome toys, books and crafts for my grandkids and this one did NOT disappoint!
The set includes two full teams, a referee, goals, ball, playing “field” and great storage container (with a handle for easy carrying…some times it’s the small things that make all the difference). Our Max is a very busy guy who loves action. This set has been awesome while we are at big sister’s soccer games.
KASKEY KIDS SOCCER SET ~
They have a variety of different sports available:
- Soccer Guys and Girls Sets
- Basketball Guys Set
- Football Guys Set
- Hockey Guys Set
- Baseball Guys Set
Kids Using Imagination ~
Playing with action figures is a great way for kids to use their imagination. Kids have to give a voice to each of the characters and decide how the scene is going to play out. Without realizing it, they are learning about winning and losing as they are responsible for both sides in these sport sets.
I know I may ruffle a few feathers, but I am not a big fan of the idea that kids should always win. While I want nothing more than for all children to be happy, I will always believe it is very important for kids to learn how to handle every situation they are going to face throughout life. So how cool that they can accomplish this during play?!?!
Adding Another Player ~
Whether it’s a friend, sibling or parent, adding in other players is also a lot of fun. As a parent, it is a great idea to let the child lead how the play is going to take place as then this helps the child learn some leadership skills. However, when another child is playing it will most likely not go the same way. Of course, this is yet another great learning opportunity for all kids involved here as well.
Someone can be the referee while others are the players. They can choose their team names or for that matter, choose the player’s name. As kids get a little older, you can even add in a scoreboard. Why not add in some geography lessons and let the kids decide what country their team is from. The ideas are endless when you use your imagination!
Toys On The Go ~
How many different events do you go to throughout the year that you need “on the go” toys to entertain younger siblings. Soccer has just started up for my grandchildren, so there is no doubt these sets will go a long way with the family activities. Do you do a lot of tailgating? Maybe planning a trip to the beach? Does an older child have some extra-curricular classes they go to weekly that you want to watch but are always entertaining the younger ones so you miss out?
Maybe you want to plan just certain times that they get this set out. I wrote about quiet boxes a while back. Put special toys and activities in a box that they only get to play with during quiet time. If certain toys are only available at special times, that makes them desired even more. Check out my earlier post on how awesome QUIET BOXES FOR KIDS are! I keep quiet activity boxes for Addi and Max in our office and replenish items in there every once in awhile.
Variety of Sets Available ~
As mentioned earlier, they have several sports available. There are also smaller tower packs that are a great package topper, party favor or even nice for a cake topper set. The newest set is a Football Single Pack in Pink. Kaskey Kids is donating 10% of the proceeds from this pink pack to support the Boys & Grils Clubs of America. Getting great toys while also helping out important causes is a definite Win-Win!
Check out their website, not only for the fun sport sets that they have, but they also have a Kid’s Corner tab with “Good Reads” and “Party Ideas.” I can tell you that Mimi has absolutely fallen in love with this company. For those of you who have kids that I love to buy for….don’t be surprised when your sweet babe receives one of these cool sets! 😉
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