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Saint Patrick’s Day Giveaway Thanks to Catholic Central

Saint Patricks Day Snacks

We love Saint Patrick’s Day in our house. Each year we make a traditional boiled dinner, Irish Soda bread, try and catch leprechauns and enjoy tasty snacks. This year we are hosting a special giveaway in conjunction with Catholic Central. They sent us a bamboo cheese board with slide out drawer that includes stainless steel cutting and serving knives. You can see them in the video below.

Here is an example of what a typical plate looks like at our house on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

When the leprechauns come to the house they wreak havoc all around the place and make tons of things green including pancakes.

Saint Patricks Breakfast

We’ve done special snacks as well and with green milk to accompany them.

Saint Patricks Snacks

If you would like the Saint Patrick’s Day FeastKit! Which includes:

1- Bamboo Cheese Board with slide out drawer
4 – Stainless steel cutting and serving knives

then please enter through the rafflecopter widget below.

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Create the Droid You’re Looking For with #littleBits Droid Inventor Kit #inventorswanted

droid inventor kit built

On October 9 – 11 I attended a Disney Press Event for THOR: RAGNAROK. My hotel and airfare and meals were taken care of while I was in L.A. Opinions and observations as well as recaps and such are all my own. This post will also contain some affiliate links to Amazon.com.

One of the things that we did during this trip was a luncheon with littleBits. While at this lunch we were able to try out the Droid Inventor Kit. While I played with it as R2-D2 I then decided that I wanted to see what else I could create using the littleBits that were available to me.

I made my own Droid with littleBits

With the kit you can create R2-D2 and make him do a whole bunch of things. You can drive him, make him color using a marker, use the force to move him and even use R2-D2 as a proximity sensor. Your creativity does not have to stop at simply using the kit. You can design your own droid using other materials like a milk carton. I had a bunch of fun ideas on how to make our own droids. That is a good idea because there is a major contest happening which I will tell you about later in the post.

littleBits Droid Inventor Kit bits

After having spent some time with the littleBits Droid Inventor Kit I can say that it is a great toy for the holidays. This is a toy that kids will be able to experiment with and use their imaginations to create fun Droids. This is a great STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Toy. The bits are so easy to snap together because they connect with magnets and only connect in specific ways that work. This cuts down on frustration with the kids. Kids can learn and explore with the kit and the app. They will have hours of fun learning and exploring. Continue reading Create the Droid You’re Looking For with #littleBits Droid Inventor Kit #inventorswanted