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Spring Into Fun With Slime, Dinos, Pets, Blasters and Wizards!

Spring Into Fun With Slime, Dinos, Pets, Blasters And Wizards!


Yes, this month we have four toys that will have the grandkids playing, laughing and maybe even learning. Let’s get to it…

Time for Fortnite in real life


At this point, is there any grandkid left who hasn’t played Fortnite? Perhaps you don’t love the idea of the kids sitting for hours on end in front of a screen playing a video game. This spring Fortnite blasts into real life with the Nerf Fortnite AR-L Blaster. With a 10-dart clip and motorized dart blasting, the grandkids will be active and running around acting out their best Fortnite moves.

Nerf Fortnite AR-L Blaster  | $49

Full review & demo of Nerf Fortnite AR-L Blaster




You never know what you’ll find in slime

FUNWhat happens when you mix dinosaurs, crazy creatures, slime and clay? You get UNTAMED Mad Lab Minis. The grandkids will love pulling pieces of their creatures out of Geoslime, Biosand, or Terraclay. Yes, they pull pieces out because they can mix and match heads and bodies to create their own unique hybrid characters! Who wouldn’t want to create a Wolfasaurus Rex?


WowWee UNTAMED Mad Lab Minis | $4.99 each

Full review & demo of UNTAMED Mad Lab Minis



Got a thirst for some little pet fun?

FUNOne of the hot trends in toys for 2019 is fun and interactive packaging. A perfect example of this is the Littlest Pet Shop Cooler Crew Pack. Special packaging, which looks like a vending machine, allows the grandkids to dispense five beverage-themed pets and their matching accessories. The little pets are adorable and what kid doesn’t love getting a toy from a vending machine?

Littlest Pet Shop Cooler Crew Pack  | $14.99





Build a wand, become a wizard

If you have some little Harry Potter fans in your life, the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is guaranteed to be a hit. The grandkids start by building a coding wand that responds to their movements. Once the wand is complete, they use the Kano app to code some spells on a tablet or PC and then the magic begins. Wave your coding wand and instantly see things like flowing fire, growing pumpkins and flying feathers right on your screen. The grandkids will be having so much fun they may not even realize they are learning fairly advanced coding skills.

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit | $99


Dan Nessel is director of product reviews at DadDoesJoin Dad Does for real world, brutally honest product reviews, geared toward parents and grandparents


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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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