Thank you Summit Toys for sending me part of the Backyard Safari Collection to review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are 100% mine.
If you have not taken a moment and looked through all the gear that the Backyard Safari collection offers kids then go and take a moment. I think it wold be called something like endless fun because they have it all.
My box of goodies came on the perfect day. We were getting ready to paint the church building and I needed some toys to keep my kids happy and playing instead of painting.
My kids immediately took on the role of a bug finder. My daughter put on her new safari vest and my son grabbed the bug Lazer Light Bug Vac. The two set out for finding bugs.
The first bug hunt was a success! The kids found some rollie polie's, a leaf bug, a couple spiders, and flies.
I was really caught off guard at how much fun my daughter had with this. I never thought my girly girl would want to touch bugs but she had no fear and loved it.
My son on the other hand acted a little more scared. He made me chuckle when he tried to catch a bug with his vac and the bug got away and his body did one of those shiver shake because he did not want the bug to get on him. It was a good laugh.
My son likes to play with the vac gun but anytime his sister catches a bug he runs away screaming with some fear. I wonder if my daughter scared him and threw a bug on him but I hope his fear goes away soon.
I hope you all enter to win some Backyard Safari toys from Summit Toys. Use the easy rafflecopter form to enter the giveaway. Your child will have a fun time but also be learning a lot about nature in the process, a win win combination.
Here are some descriptions of the safari toys we received:
THE ESSENTIAL CARGO VEST
It’s your most essential piece of field gear. It’s rugged, and tough enough for all your outdoor adventures. Plenty of cargo pockets means lots of space to load up. Six D-Rings and two shoulder epaulets let you clip and hang more essential gear. A large zipper pocket stores your trusty binocs and a clear-view chest pocket stores your Pop-Up Field Guides™. The vest features two additional mesh pockets for storing extra gear. It’s the must-have for every BACKYARD SAFARI™ kid.
LAND and WATER HABITAT
Create your very own natural history museum. Bugs, frogs, turtles, lizards or snakes—this habitat can be home sweet home to a menagerie of exotic creatures. A built-in pool for amphibious critters and a sculpted terrain for interesting viewing of inhabitants in a life-like setting. Clear dome allows 360° viewing. Complete the effect by adding any scenic backdrop to create an even more natural setting so your guests feel right at home. The added port feature allows you to doc the capture core from your Backyard Safari™ Bug Vacuum to transfer bugs safely into the habitat.
LIGHT UP BUGS… THEN SUCK ‘EM UP!
There are THOUSANDS of crawling, flying, buzzing bugs in your backyard—catch them LIVE with your Lazer Light Bug Vac! Look at bugs up-close with the built-in magnifying lens. The CAPTURE CORE attaches to the Backyard Safari™ Bug Habitat (sold separately) for easy transfer of your insects.
The Lazer Light Bug Vacuum is new and improved! It features a new, more powerful motor. Simply pull the trigger and start sucking up those bugs!
A CLOSER LOOK!
Animal, vegetable or mineral?
The essential field MAGNIFYING GLASS is the right tool for up-close examination, and the built-in scales help you measure your field specimens.
A LITTLE LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT!
Clip, carry, or hang this rugged MINI LANTERN. Field ready and whithin easy reach, it provides instant light and clips right to your Backyard Safari™ FIELD CARGO VEST.