I’ve noticed a trend in the last few years where it’s hard to find a toy that is both fun and encourages children to think and play creatively. Since I love to encourage my children to think creatively during craft time and play time, I’m always on the look out for new, great products to use in our home. We recently discovered Bunchems and not only are they fun but I am delighted with their endless possibility for creativity!
As soon as I opened the package for my daughter she exclaimed, “Oooh, look at all of those beautiful colors Mommy!” The Mega pack includes eight vibrant colors and also includes some awesome accessories that can be added to your creations like eyes, wings, hats, crowns, arms and legs. Each of the Bunchems has a little hole in them to easily attach the accessories.
There’s not a right or wrong way to get started creating. One fun way is to grab a handful of them and squeeze them together in your hand. My daughter enjoyed stacking different handfuls together to make a dragon. Another fun way to create with Bunchems is to make flat three-dimensional objects. My daughter made a snake and we used the experience to practice working with patterns. She chose the colors she wanted to use in her snake and made a pattern all the way down his body, connecting the Bunchems together.
Not only are there creative benefits to Bunchems, but while building with them kids are using all of the little muscles in their hands that are used for writing and other life skills so playing with Bunchems is a great fine motor activity for kids.
Now I have to tell you, one of my favorite things about Bunchems is how clean up is such a breeze. Since they all stick together so easily, you simply bunch them all together and put them away lickety split!
Before I knew it my daughter had a table full of her creations. I’m beginning to lose track of all of the fun things she has created but her first time playing with them she created a dragon, snake, worm, unicorn and a bird.
What are your favorite ways to encourage creative play in your home?
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