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Sharks & Dinos ~ The Perfect Fit For Summer Fun & Educational Play! @MAGFORMERSLLC @alextoys @wild_republic

Sharks & Dinos ~ The Perfect Fit For Summer Fun & Educational Play! @MAGFORMERSLLC @alextoys @wild_republic

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I love toys and have been a huge fan of educational and fun crafting sets since I was a little kid. My grandmother would spend every summer crafting with me, playing with me and more. Because of that wonderful experience with my grandmother growing up, I wanted to do the same for my kids and gift them with the love of crafting and playing with fun educational toys as it is something that they can always enjoy for themselves and with their own kids one day. That is why I was so excited to share some of my favorite brands that are guaranteed to be a hit with kids of all ages. I am a huge fan of Thames & Kosmos, Alex Brands, Magformers and Wild Republic as they have amazing toys and crafting sets that are perfect for keeping the kiddos entertained all while learning and playing plus they are quality products that they can enjoy for years to come. Check out some of my favorites below & of course they are perfectly themed for summer! Who doesn’t love Sharks & Dinos? 

Magformers Dino Rano 15pc Set [$49.99]



The Magformers Dino Rano is loads of fun to build ready for action. You simply click, connect and build this amazing Jurassic beast using the new Magformers Rano accessories. This super cool T-Rex comes with Magformers squares, rectangles and dinosaur accessories that allow kids to create a moveable dinosaur that is hours of fun and entertainment. You receive 6 Geometric Shape and 9 T-Rex Accessories plus an easy to follow step-by-step idea booklet. I also love that these Magformers Rano accessories are compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories so that kids can create their own custom creations once they’ve mastered the kits. As with all Magformers, the accessories are made with Neodymium Rare-Earth Magnets that guarantee connectivity when building and creating plus the pieces are made of BPA Free HQABS Plastic. The Magformers Dino Rano is perfect for ages 3 and up.

Thames & Kosmos: I Dig It! Dinos – Glow-in-the-Dark T. Rex Excavation Kit [$12.95]


The Thames & Kosmos: I Dig It! Dinos ~ Glow-In-The-Dark T.Rex Excavation Kit is one of my favorites from this line up. This is the type of educational kit that I would have loved as a kid. With this super fun set your kid will play the role of a paleontologist and excavate a replica of a dinosaur fossil relief all by themselves. They will have to use the hammer and chisel to go on a hunt for a Tyrannosaurus rex, the dangerous prehistoric giant that we all know and love. They can excavate the skeleton relief from the surrounding soft plaster block and the kit contains everything they will need to get the job done perfectly. The kit includes the skeleton relief buried in a plaster block, the excavation tools, and a descriptive, easy to follow manual. This set is perfect for ages 7 & Up.

Wild Republic


There are several items from Wild Republic that I absolutely love… check them out below! There is a mix of Dino’s & Sharks in the bunch.

Wild Republic: T-Rex Stuffed Animal – 12″ [$14.99]

The Wild Republic 12″ T-Rex Stuffed Animal is a ferociously fierce T-Rex that is the perfect stuffed animal for dinosaur lovers of all ages. With spotted skin, sharp white teeth and small front arms, this stuffed T-Rex has all the same characteristics as its prehistoric predecessors. I absolutely love that he has a huggable coat of fur and that he’s also a great snuggle partner. This is a super soft and plush adorable stuffed T-Rex that any kid will love.

Wild Republic: Great White Shark Stuffed Animal – 15″ [$1499]

The Wild Republic 15″ Great White Shark Stuffed Plush is a great white shark stuffed animal that is part of Wild Republic’s exclusive line of Cuddlekins. Cuddlekins are ultra-plush wildlife toys and they are specially designed to look like real the thing while still being incredibly soft and irresistibly squeezable. Every Cuddlekins plush is made with love. This Great White Shark is a fabulous 15″ long and is so super soft and cuddly that it had to be on my list of must have’s for Shark lovers.

Wild Republic: Huggers T-Rex Stuffed Animal – 8″ [$7.99]

I am loving the Wild Republic 8″ Huggers T-Rex Stuffed Animal! Who knew that a T-Rex could be this cute? Simply spread his arms wide open and give his chest a squeeze……then SNAP and his arms instantly wrap around and give you a hug. This soft and fuzzy snow leopard plush toy hugs onto your wrist, backpack, stroller and so much more. Huggers are soft stuffed animals and versatile slap bracelets that you can wrap around your wrist and other objects that fit their grasp and the T-Rex version was a perfect for Dinosaur lovers! Keep in mind that these stuffed animal plushies aren’t just toys for kids, they are for adults too, after all everyone can use a hug. This is the perfect gift for anyone and it is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

ALEX Brands: ALEX DIY Knot-A Shark [$30.99]


The ALEX DIY Knot-A-Shark comes with everything you need to make every week Shark Week. This is a set I would have loved as a kid! You can create your own snuggly, terror-of-the-deep blanket, that you crawl inside of, with this fabulous crafting kit. The blanket is ideal for naps, sleepovers or binge-watching your favorite show. Simply stitch together the shark’s face with pre-punched fleece and felt pieces, then knot the sides closed and add a tail. When complete, the project measures an amazing 6 inches long! This set includes 5 precut fleece shapes, 15 precut polyester felt shapes, 3 colors of cotton embroidery floss, needle and easy to follow instructions. This kit is absolutely perfect for children 8 years of age and older and is the perfect gift for anytime of the year.

So what are your thoughts on this fabulous lineup of fun and educational toys all focused on Sharks & Dinosaurs? They are pretty awesome and these are some great ideas to get you started if you are looking for some fun toys and items that will keep your kids playing and crafting for hours this summer… plus they are learning as they go!

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  • Dana Rodriguez

    All of these toys sound like fun. I especially like the Thames & Kosmos: I Dig It! Dinos – Glow-in-the-Dark T. Rex Excavation Kit.

  • MD Kennedy

    These all look like awesome toys. But I’d like the Dig a Dino for me – I always wanted to be an archaeologist or paleontologist!

  • MD Kennedy

    I’d love to have the Dig It Dinos set. I always wanted to be an archaeologist or paleontologist!

  • Kimberly Callaway

    I remember how much fun me and my sisters had bringing out the board games, especially during the winter months when you couldnt go outside to play due to the yucky weather..Thanks for sharing this article and reminding me of good times!

  • gloria patterson

    The IN toys sharks and dinos thanks to the movies. I am all for kids learning in everything they do. Do you remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? They could say the names and some kids could even spell them,

  • Jenny B

    So many neat toys. The glow in the dark one is such an added bonus – my nephew loves glow in the dark things.

  • Lauryn R

    These are great toys! My son would love the dinos, especially the glow in the dark one! I have also been meaning to get my kids a set of magformers, they sound awesome!

  • marthalynn

    What fun toys! My kids love excavation kits. This glow-in-the-dark one looks super fun. I’ll have to look into these learning toys!

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    I love educational play for my grandchildren. These are such cute ideas. Thank you so much for sharing this

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    These are so cute for our kids of all ages. So many hours of fun and imaginative playtime. Thank you so much for sharing these

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