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Crayola Outdoor Collection Review

Outdoor review

Crayola Outdoor Collection Review

Crayola asked me to review several outdoor items for them this spring. While I was excited to receive our goodies, I believe my daughter was a tad more excited. “CHALK!!!!” She yelled when she saw what was in the package. These Ohio winters are beautiful but a kid needs to get outside and soak in the fresh air and sunshine. Now with spring slowly approaching and as the days hit a balmy 35 we coat up and head outside. Yes, 35 degrees Fahrenheit is outdoor weather is Ohio 😉

Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Mega Pack

The Crayola Mega Pack comes with 4 types of chalk: glitter, neon, color core, and tie dye.

  • Glitter : Razzle Dazzle Red, Sparklin’ Orange, Gleamin’ Green
  • Neon: Laser Lemon, Shocking Pink, Extreme Blue
  • Color Core: Imbedded Red, Sunny Side Up, Inner Blue-ty
  • Tie Dye: Flower Power, Right-On Red, Groovey Bloovy

My children and I enjoyed all of the 4 varieties that were included in this pack. Each had its own fun and unique characteristics.  The glittery really puts glitter on the ground! I thought the sparkle was just a visual effect on the chalk stick, but to my pleasant surprise the glitter is mixed in such a way that it appears on the sidewalk as you draw. The neon is just what is says it is, neon! Bright, bold and full of excitement. Color core has a colored center and a while outside. This gives your drawling a boarder like feeling; giving them depth and a new twist on sidewalk art. Tie dye goes from one color to another, a true to life tie dye effect. Purchase this set here.

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Sidewalk Chalk 48 ct.

“Create BIG outdoor art with the ONLY sidewalk chalk in bright, bold Crayola crayon colors! The Anti-Roll shape keeps sticks handy without rolling away and produces fine lines or broad strokes that simply wash away with water. Includes 48 Sidewalk Chalk sticks in exclusive Crayola crayon colors.”

This huge box of chalk has every color your little artist could dream up. From basics like red and green, to dandelion and wisteria, along with their new additions: pink flamingo, sunset orange, sunglow, fern, caribbean green, and pacific blue. Anything is possible with this large collection of chalk. This set of 48 features the anti-roll feature, which is such a treat. With traditional chalk, being barrel shaped, it has a tendency to roll off under the car, into the muck, or, heaven-forbid, into the street. This set of chalk is specially designed having 4 sides so that they chalk will not have the opportunity to roll off. This also makes it easier for small hands to hold. And in true Crayola fashion, it’s washable! Purchase it here.


Chalk Grab ‘N Go Games: Bean Bag Toss

“Dominate the driveway or sidewalk with this challenging Bean Bag Toss game! Includes chalk, instructions and 2 bean bags – everything you need to create & play.”

Bean bag toss, corn-hole, bags…whatever you call it, you know you want to play it. More importantly your children want to play it too. This easy and fun Grab ‘N Go Game is perfect for your children this summer. When the adults are playing in the yard you can give this perfectly priced ($6.99) kit to your kids and hours of entertainment is at hand. They simply use the chalk (4 chalk sticks included) to drawn a board on any chalk-safe surface. The kit includes 2 child-sized bags. The bags are just under 3 inches x 3 inches. The perfect size for any toddler or child. Being smaller in size also makes them lighter and easier for a child to toss.

Simply draw the boards allowing for one or two targets. Assign point value for each hole & area of board. Use the chalk to keep score right next to your board. If you children are just don’t even worry about keeping score! Just tossing those bags around is the fun part for them. And as always, it’s washable! Wipe your score and start a new game. Easily many hours of entertainment.

This is a great way to challenge kids and allows them to by physically active. Active play is an important key to a healthy future. Purchase this game here.

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Chalk Grab ‘N Go Games: Obstacle Course

“Test your skills on your own custom obstacle course with Crayola’s Sidewalk Chalk Grab ‘n Go Games Obstacle Course! Includes 4 sticks of Washable Sidewalk Chalk, detailed instructions and 4 course markers – everything you need to create, play and compete on your driveway or sidewalk.”

My kids love to GO! They are movers and shakers. Staying still is not in a 2 or 1 year old’s skill set. This is the perfect activity to keep those little bodies playing in a safe, fun and healthy way. You can purchase this game here.

Take the chalk which is provided and draw your own fun course as you and your child see fit. We made a curvy line. The orange squares are where you stop to touch your toes. The yellow circles you stop and hop up and down. Collect the cones as you go. My daughter likes skipping back and forth the most. Create the game however you see fit! Endless entertainment and you can be as creative as you desire.

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Now that you have seen how awesome all these Crayola Outdoor products are, you have the chance to win some swag of your own! Enter here for a chance to win all the items reviewed above!

Crayola Outdoor Giveaway

Natural Seed Sprouts by Vremi Review

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Since having moved to the country I have been thrilled about the opportunity to now have my very own garden! I have big plans for this spring and summer. I have already spoken to my neighbor about borrowing their rototiller to work up the land. I cannot wait to have a gorgeous, healthy lawn of my own! I have already started using websites like Lawncare.net to locate a lawn care expert to take care of my lawn for me. I have my composter slowly filling, and now I have some seeds to plant. Now I just need this Ohio weather to warm up. I am not holding my breath on the Ohio weather part for now…

As you know, I am an organic and low chemical matriarch. I buy organic fruits and vegetables. When gardening I will also hold myself to a high standard and not allow chemicals in my food. By using organic seeds (like the ones you can get from www.happyvalleyseeds.com.au) and soil (my own compost) I will be able to control the quality of my food. I recently found out about Vremi and their organic seeds for sprouting. They have a large variety of seeds but the one that I am most looking forward to are the radishes! My husband and I love a crisp few radish on a hot summer day; just a nice treat while relaxing. I believe that these sprouts are best eaten raw, without cooking, in a salad, a sandwich or as a fresh snack.


These seeds are all organic and contain no GMO’s. They are USDA certified. This is just what I look for. A product that can guarantee the safety and health of me and my loved ones. The greatest part of these seeds are their nutritional value. Sprouts are an excellent source of highly absorbable Vitamins including A, B, C, E and K, Chlorophyll, high quality balanced proteins, fibers, Minerals such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, zinc as well as trace Minerals, Carotene, Amino Acids, Enzymes, Anti-oxidants and Bioflavonoids.

When you are ready to grow your radish seeds you will need to prep your seeds by rinsing them 3 times per day for 2 to 3 days. This will help accelerate your germination time. Make sure to not allow them to sit in water. Having a seed sit in still water will cause fungus and that is not good. After those initial few days your seeds will begin to sprout. Once they are begun to sprout you can keep them in your a shallow dish or plant them in soil. I plan on planting my in organic, composted soil. I will not bury them but lightly press them on the top of the soil. Then sprinkle a tiny amount of organic compost on top. Make sure to water your seeds daily. The soil will absorb the excess water. Its better to add water a tad too much water then not enough. If they don’t have enough they will dry up and die but if you over water then the soil will absorb the excess water for you.

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Radish sprouts are a great diet food for those who are now on their New Years Resolution kick to loose that holiday weight. They are only 43 calories per 3.5 ounces! They have high amounts of vitamin C which is great for your skin. Our skin is constantly being attacked by free radicals which are created by toxins, pollutants, stress, UV rays, and more. The vitamin C in radishes can help destroy these harmful molecules and help restore your body’s natural collagen, which is the protein which naturally helps aid in your skins condition.

You are able to purchase these seeds and more through Amazon. They are currently ranging in price from $12.90 to $17.90 for the individual sprouters. Since they are so affordable and easy to use I suggest you stocking up!