As much as I hate to admit it, winter is just around the corner – and so are four kids with the onset of cabin fever that’s sure to take up residence for a few months.
Winter seems to be the time when parents try to get a bit creative with indoor activities for the kids – when they’re not encouraging the kids to be creative on their own that is.
Recently my kids received a pair of FunSlides Carpet Skates. Talk about a nifty idea! With getting new carpet put in the basement in a few weeks, my kids will have their own skating rink right here at home. I’ve had to halt my budding skate boarding champs until I can provide an environment they can skate around to their hearts content in. These little gadgets do provide quite the active workout which is far better than exercising their thumbs with the video games all the time. What parent doesn’t like an activity that gets the kids off the couch?
I’ve always been a fan of the Furniture Sliders. I have them in every size available. I even went so far as to make them one of my all around Christmas purchases for family one year which became one of the biggest hits of the season around our household and family. I never dreamed those gizmos could evolve into so many fun indoor activities.
FunSlides Carpet Skates are constructed with a friction resistant plastic base and foam foot grip. They have an adjustable hook and loop velcro closure and fit up to a size 15 shoe. Once in place under your shoes, you can literally skate across any carpet surface turning the any room into an ice-skating rink.
Additional products by Simtec –
Carpet Bocce is a spin-off of the outdoor Italian pastime. Using sliding carpet pucks, gear up for some friendly competition across the floor. Teams will have a great time trying to slide their puck closest to the jack. Great on any flat surface – my kids play this in the kitchen on our hardwood floor.
Face-Off Frenzy PowerBand Hockey is the latest and greatest in air hockey-except the game is played on carpet or even the kitchen table. Perfect for the long dreary winter days ahead. Face-Off Frenzy is played with goalie mallets and a light weight carpet puck designed to emulate the speed found in arcades. Using no electricity and without the noise of normal air hockey, powerbands provide the action and a plastic game frame contains the carpet puck. The frame is 2 X 5 ft for two players and can expand into 5 X 5 ft for four players.
All are designed for carpet or wood floor and easily taken apart and stored. Kids are guaranteed to have loads of fun with these indoor entertainment options that actually get them up and moving – helping prevent the overgrowth of that winter wool we all tend to accumulate over the holidays.
MomGadget AND Gadget Teen highly recommend these products to any family with carpet or wood floors!
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