Kids’ Gift Ideas: Step2 Little Helper’s Wagon and Hop & Pop Whale

We’re big fans of Step2 around our house! The Step2 motorcycles that our boys got last year for Christmas were definitely the BIG favorite (they still use them ALL the time–almost daily)! So, when I was asked to be a Step2 Test Drive Mom and try out a few of their new fall products, I was happy to! They definitely both make inexpensive gift options, costing less than $20 each!

Little Helper’s Wagon

This cute little wagon is perfect for transporting your kiddo’s toys (or anything else they can dream up). On the day I snapped the photo, the wagon was giving Buzz Lightyear a ride while toting a bunch of light sabers (aka craft sticks). ;) The wagon was easy to assemble and rolls really nicely. And, it’s a nice size. Big enough to be fun. But, not too big. Our boys love playing with it outside–perfect for hauling rocks, dirt, and all the other miscellaneous nature items that little boys get into. The only issue we’ve had with it is reminding the boys that it’s not for them to sit in (there is a sticker on it that shows it’s not for kids)! So, I think we need a BIG wagon now for them! ;)

Hop & Pop Whale

The Hop & Pop Whale is an inflatable toy shaped like a whale that comes with 12 ball pit style balls. Once inflated, you place the balls inside the whale’s blow-hole, jump on the tail, and watch the balls spout out! It did take a while to inflate (an electronic pump would be MUCH easier). But, once set up, it stayed inflated for days (even with jumping). The boys did sometimes have trouble getting the balls to pop out, but even still that had TONS of fun playing with this.  It would definitely be a good winter activity when it’s too cold to go outside, but your kids still need some active playtime!  Here’s a little video so you can see the whale in action:

Clearly, great for getting lots of energy out! Big Brother enjoyed experimenting to see how he could get the balls to go as high as possible– and succeeding in hitting the ceiling once! :)

For more from Step2, make sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter! They have quite a few holiday deals & specials going on, so be sure to check out those out here:  http://www.step2.com/specials.cfm/holiday-specials

Disclosure: I received the products shown above for the purposes of review through the Step2 Test Drive Moms program. As always, all opinions and experiences are entirely my own!

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