Review and Giveaway: Action Toys, Inc.

Because I am a full time working Mom, I definitely cherish the time I have with my girls on the weekend.  When I search for activities for my kids, I am partial to the ones that require them to be creative, use their imaginations and get outside! actionlogo Action Toys, Inc. has a great selection of toys that fit the bill for just about any age.  From woodkits to space voyagers, biology fun to  curiosity kits there really is something to interest every child.  Action Toys makes educational toys fun!

Lily received the Tie Dye Strings Curiosity Kit and the Design your own Pocket Zoo kit to review.  We had a blast doing both kits together, but her favorite wascreating her own Tie Dyed shirt! Watch the fun in our homemade video:

The Tie Dye String Kit sells for $6.99 and includes the following features:

• Lots of colorful string to dye the fabric of your choice (Shirt not included)
• Results in minutes
• 5 different colors, each string 28” long= enough for two great tie dye shirts!

Lily really enjoyed this activity.  I liked the fact that the dye was in the strings!  This project was not as messy as I thought it would be, but the gloves that come with the kit are very big and flimsy.  I would recommend having your own kitchen gloves on hand.  The kit took us about 30 minutes to complete and Lily is very proud when she wears the shirt she created!

Need some creative activities for your kids?  Action Toys has generously donated BOTH the Design your own Pocket Zoo and Tie Dye Strings Kits to THREE lucky readers!

How to win:

1.  Visit Action Toys, Inc. and tell me which toy you think your child would love!

Additional entries (leave each entry as a separate comment):

1.  Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2.  Subscribe to my feed.

3.  Favorite me in Technorati.

4.  Follow me on Twitter (@BridgetteLA) or tweet this giveaway.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on April 10th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited.  Open to U.S. Residents only.


  1. My kids would like the I DIG Dinosaurs Dino Nest kit. Thanks!

  2. Katrina says:

    My daughter would love the be a pirate make believe kit

  3. cassandra aubut says:

    My kids would love the Curiosity Kit Swirl Master!

  4. Miss Blondie says:

    That looks like so much fun Bridgette!!

    My son would also like the Space Voyager toys, especially the Ultimate Saturn V Rocket.

  5. Miss Blondie says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  6. My kids would love to have the Crazy For Cupcakes line!

  7. I am a subscriber

  8. I follow on twitter as coloradomommy

  9. I know my daughter would like the Big Boxes Safari Zoo set.

  10. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    Magic String Tie-Dye T-Shirt or the paint your mugs

  11. MRS.MOMMYY says:


  12. susan varney says:

    the i dig dinosaurs-dino nest

  13. Sylvia Belle says:

    I would like the the T shirt kit

  14. They’re into science and would LOVE Be A Detective: Forensics Expert.

  15. My daughter said she’d love the Pottery Wheel.

  16. The paper marbleizing kit looks like it would be a lot of fun! I remember doing that when I was little.

  17. I follow you on Twitter as @LadyRiposter.

  18. What fantastic items. My little guy looked and thought the Mars Space Rock was so cool.

  19. My daughter would be so into the Pottery Wheel, what great activity-oriented toys they have!

    Thanks! foxsquirrel at gmail dot com

  20. My kids would love the Shrinky Dinks! I remember making those as a kid. Fun!

    Thanks for the opportunity,

  21. Katharine D says:

    I dinosaur dig kits are wonderful, I know my son would love the Velociraptor Fossil kit

  22. Dreamer says:

    I think the fingerprint science kit is cool too!

  23. My 5 year old grandson would love the Space Adventure kit!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  24. I would like the paint your own cookies and milk set but my son would probably like the (absolutely gross) sound smell and spit science kit

  25. I subscribe

  26. valerie m says:

    the volcano kits look fun

  27. valerie m says:

    email subscriber

  28. valerie m says:
  29. Cindy Schultz says:

    My son would love the complex 39 Shuttle Launch center

  30. The pottery wheel looks like great fun! This tie die kit looks like so much I know my kids would love to do this! Lilly’s shirt came out too cute!

    Thank you for the chance!


  31. michelle says:

    The i dig rock hunters looks like it would be a lot of fun

  32. I follow now! YAY!


  33. michelle says:


  34. I follow on twitter and tweeted!


  35. The Mystery SpinDoodles would be a lot of fun! Thanks for the fun giveaway prize drawing. Cindi

  36. I am a subscriber to your Rss Feed.

  37. I have favored you on Technorati!
    Again, many thanks…..Cindi

  38. My #2 son would love the 1 on 1 Sports Bitty Bucket – Football. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. We’d probably like the Volcano Kits alot. My oldest is into Volcanos currently–everything is volcanos.

  40. Google reader subscriber.

  41. hminnesota says:

    I would like crazy for cupcakes.thanks

  42. My kids would love the Shrinky Dinks.

  43. My grandson would love the Space Adventure! Anything to do with space is right up his alley! Thanks!

  44. Your twitter button isn’t working but I searched twitter and found you! I’m following (hondaray6)

  45. My son would love the Curiosity Kits Sciences: Mega Volcano.

  46. I faved your blog on Technorti (Fr00tL00ps731)

  47. I am following you on Twitter (talonsmom731) and tweeted:

  48. My grandson would love the I Dig. Maybe that would cut down the number of holes in my yard.

  49. judy brittle says:

    My grandson would love the Play and Store Big Box Dino Park. He loves dinosaurs.
    Thank you so much!

  50. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  51. judy brittle says:

    I follow on Twitter kewpiedoll04

  52. Vicky Boackle says:

    my grandkids would have such fun with the tye dye.

  53. Jennifer Short says:

    Cookies and milk art kit looks like fun!

  54. I love the Crazy For Cupcakes™ sets

  55. follow on twitter and tweeted

  56. subscribed RSS

  57. Terra Heck says:

    My son would enjoy the Complex 39 Shuttle Launch Center.

  58. Terra Heck says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  59. Jennifer M says:

    My daughter would like Crazy for Cupcakes.

  60. It’s hard to say for sure, but I think she’d like the tie-dye string kit. Although, she does love zoo animals.

  61. I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  62. my kids would love the dinosaur box. thank you so much for the chance to win.

  63. i follow you on twitter…

  64. My son would love the Monsters of the Deep from the I Dig Dinosaurs section. The Pocket Zoo looks really neat too!

  65. I subscribe.

  66. Faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA.

  67. And I follow on Twitter-MommaStaciA

  68. I think my daughter would love the oh noooo volcano.

  69. Leslie S. says:

    My girls have been asking for the Pottery Wheel.Thanks!

  70. Christine says:

    I think my son would love the I Dig Dinosaurs – Dino Nest! Thanks!

  71. Christine says:

    I am a subscriber. Thanks!

  72. Christine says:

    I follow you on Twitter under justicecw. Thanks!

  73. Annmarie W. says:

    I LOVE the Crazy For Cupcakes – and especially the separate cupcake carrier you can get to go with them!

  74. Annmarie W. says:

    I subscribe!

  75. Annmarie W. says:

    You’re a technorati fave! (amweeks)

  76. Annmarie W. says:

    I follow on twitter! (amweeks)

  77. Monique Rizzo says:

    The Dinosaur box would be a big hit! Thanks for the chance.

  78. Heather M says:

    My daughter and I both like the Crazy for cupcakes sets! Adorable! Thanks!!

    OH you’re Daughter is Beautiful by the way!! She looks so proud to be making her own shirt! How Cute

  79. christopher h says:

    love the I Dig Dinosaurs – Dino Nest

  80. The big box Pirate Island would be a huge hit with my nanny charge…then down the road I am sure my own little munchkin would have a blast with it!!

  81. Tiffany says:

    great kits. tie dy is always great for kids!

  82. Sherry R says:

    I really like the Pottery Wheel!

  83. Sherry R says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  84. Sherry R says:

    Favorited you on Technorati (SherryR)

  85. Kelly Ann T. says:

    Bitty Buckets™ Space Adventure would keep the boys busy for hours.

  86. Cori Westphal says:

    I like the Woodkits, especially the Butterfly. Thanks!

  87. Cori Westphal says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  88. Cori Westphal says:
  89. Cori Westphal says:

    You are in my Technorati faves: coriwestphal

  90. Crazy for Cupcakes looks like fun!

  91. I am a subscriber!


  92. I have you favved on my Technorati!

    Username: wastebasket

  93. I am following you on twitter.

    Username: wastebasket

  94. My daughter would like the Mystery Spindoodles art set! Thanks for the chance!

  95. Im a subscriber!

  96. I have you faved on technorati, mom2anutball!

  97. I follow you on twitter, mom2anutball!

  98. My kids would like the Ultimate Saturn V Rocket.

  99. My son would love the Lunar Roving Vehicle with Apollo Astronaut!

  100. I’m a subscriber

  101. Jennifer Hedden says:

    enter me

  102. A Casson says:

    Star Gazer kit. skyxsky27(at)

  103. A Casson says:


  104. A Casson says:

    Following on Twitter as skyxsky27


  105. Candie L says:

    I like the revvin kit. Thank you

  106. Candie L says:

    I am a subscriber. Thank you

  107. trixpixel says:

    My daughter would love the Crazy For Cupcakes Party Play Set!

  108. trixpixel says:

    I subscribe!

  109. I love the Crazy For Cupcakes Cupcake Carrier 🙂

  110. My son would like the R.E.X. Robot EXplorer.

  111. I am a subscriber.

  112. I faved you on technorati.

  113. I follow on twitter. (donnak4)

  114. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Crazy For Cupcakes Cupcake Carrier!

  115. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  116. I got your feed.

  117. I think my daughter would love the Curse of Pirate Island Excavation Adventure! Of the prizes, I think she’d love the Tie Dye kit a LOT!!


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