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This week, I partnered with the awesome team at Sago Mini to bring you some fun ideas!
First off, I downloaded a new app for our kids called Sago Mini BOATS. I originally downloaded it for our younger two kids, Ethan & Allie (Ethan is five and Allie is 3), but the older boys (Beau is 7 and Jack is 9) loved it, too. Sago Sago is super passionate about creating open ended creative play opportunities for kids and parents both on and off the screen. We love that parents find all sorts of creative ways to engage with their kids and the app – even off the screen.
An app doesn’t have to remain just an app – you can bring it to life. Make it educational and give your kids an experience. Bring it “out of the phone” and turn it into a lesson. To show you just what I mean, I partnered with Sago to use their new app (my new favorite), Sago Mini Boats. It is free for a limited time! The app is now available on the App Store and Google Play.
We love to go boating, so I wasn’t surprised that they kids loved it. We go boating every weekend, so I knew that this app would be a success!
So… I told the kids that we would take our new app and turn it into a REAL boat, just like the one that we ride on every weekend!
For the BOATS app, you first pack a suitcase and then pick a boat and then you go boating and you can do different adventures, like go to an island, pick up things along the way, go under the water, jump over the water, etc…
So we wanted to take it a step further and make our own boats! Mickey and I told each of the kids that they could make their own boats and then we would let them race their boats in my bathtub. They loved the idea, because our bathtub has jets, so the kids could make it a “storm” as they call it when the jets are on. They put the boats in, turned on the jets and had a blast!
Here are some materials that the kids used (they picked everything themselves)
-Anything from the woods (Beau grabbed a stick)
-Empty bottles from the recycle bin.
-Goldiblocks (the yellow building toys)
Balance is important and this lets you take a fun, simple app and turn it into something truly amazing! You can build and expand upon these games and your kids will learn a lot and have great memories!
Simply visit Sago Sago on Facebook and come back to comment about what you would do with your app or a creative project that you have done recently to be entered to win! Good luck!