9 FREE Samples That Will Entertain Your Children For Hours

Blog | January 22nd, 2021

Wintertime is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy with family. With frequent cold temperatures outside, many families prefer to stay bundled up inside the comfort of our homes with the heat turned up! However, being as far into the pandemic as we already are, it can be a struggle to entertain kids who haven’t been able to burn off energy. We’ve compiled a list of 9 free samples that will keep kids active and engaged while they are cooped up inside for the rest of winter!

Crayola Crayons

Crayons are a classic that have been around since 1903. These miraculous sticks of colorful wax will continue to remind generations of their creative childhood days. Under supervision, crayons are safe for children as young as 12 months old. Not only can they be used to create masterpieces to hang on refrigerators, they can also be used for some pretty cool school art projects. Under adult supervision, they can be melted and dripped onto a variety of surfaces from paper to wood to creating awesome exteriors for things like pencil jars and gift boxes.

Crayola Watercolors

There are so many incredible types of surfaces suited for watercolors, in addition to paper or canvas. Get an early start and make some personalized Valentine’s Day gifts or greeting cards with this set of Crayola Watercolors. You can paint anything from landscapes to portraits, and more! Or, consider adding a personalized dramatic pop to your canvas tennis shoes! Whatever you make, just be sure it dries thoroughly before wearing or sharing!

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Six Pack Kids Card Games

Memory, Matching, Slap Jack, Go Fish, Old Maid, and Crazy 8’s! That’s a mouthful as well as many days full of fun for kids and the entire family! These card decks are created for ages three and up, yet these games are perfect for a relaxed evening after dinner! Gather around a table and put the phones away for this one! After all, you never know how competitive card games will become!

Fidget Spinner 

Fidget spinners can be addicting and calming. This twirly toy can relieve anxiety or simply break the boredom while on a plane or sitting in a waiting room. Or, you can take it steps further and learn to do some very cool tricks. You might even find yourself daydreaming when you get lost in the spinning fun! It could be a choking hazard, so it’s recommended for ages 12 and up.

Ultimate Mind Games: With Over 400 Puzzles

This book of 150 sudoku, 77 word search, 79 crossword, and over 100 mind puzzles will keep you busy whether you’re at home or on the go. It’s a perfect size to tuck inside a purse or briefcase. These puzzles are best suited for adults or highly intellectual children on a mission to give their brain a workout! It’s a great tool to stimulate and challenge your mind!


Play-Doh brings any children’s imagination to life. There’s no limit to the things you can build. That is unless it’s dried out, but here’s a tip: using manageable pieces of Play-Doh, slowly drip water and knead it until it is restored to its original beauty and fun texture! So there’s no need to waste money by throwing it away when you can bring it back to life simply with water! Other than the obvious squishing and molding, you can also use it to stabilize a wobbly taper candle in its holder, roll out and indent to use for a phone stand, or quickly cover nail hole blunders! Play-Doh is recommended for ages two and up.

BIC Four Color Pens

This four-in-one BIC pen writes in black, red, blue, or green and changes colors in just one click. One pen is easier to keep up with than four! It’s perfect for expressing yourself with a unique signature, or any student needing to color code charts and other tasks. The age preferences are the same rules that would apply to any pen or pencil.

Fisher Price Baby Package

Babies have a lot of needs and this incredible Fisher Price Baby Package is there to meet them! The Fisher Price bundle will keep your little one happy with bright colors and fun things to do! From the moment they begin to look around, they will giggle at these sights and sounds. Playtime will be loaded with laughter for years until they are ready to move up to the big kid Fisher Price toys!

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Nylabone Healthy Edibles

Our furry babies get bored too! Social distancing and isolation have meant they don’t get to see their friends either! Give them something fun and healthy with Healthy Edibles from Nylabone!  Your dog will love the meaty, roast beef taste and you will love the fact that it is made from all-natural ingredients with no plastics or artificial colors. The vitamins and minerals will help keep your dog healthy and their teeth clean too!