The kids are out of school! If there’s one thing I know about winter break, it’s that you want to have a variety of indoor activities ready for the kids. I’m ready this year thanks to my friends at Moose Toys.
Moose Toys knows what our kids want to play with this holiday season. At the top of that list for girls – Shopkins!
Though I wasn’t familiar with them before, having now been introduced to them, I am a new fan! So is my 9-year old! Why? Shopkins inspire imagination and creative play.
Shopkins Chef Club
Let me introduce you to the sixth season of Shopkins, cleverly called Shopkins Chef Club.
This season lets you collect Shopkins characters in a whole new way, by combining ingredients with other characters to make new recipes. The sixth season is our first time playing with Shopkins and in my opinion, whether you are a beginner or have been collecting Shopkins since the beginning, they are perfect for hours of fun.
It looked like my daughter had died and gone to heaven when a certain box from Moose Toys arrived at our house. She literally fell on the floor and was speechless. This could have been Christmas right here!
She had never been exposed to Shopkins before, so I was curious what she would think of them.
For a 9-year old, would Shopkins interest her?
The answer is simply – YES.
She is an only child and that alone makes her unique in the sense that she doesn’t have a built in buddy to play with. She has learned how to be independent in her playing but it also has forced her to be imaginative. This child has an AMAZING imagination, and I dare say she will use it one day to do great, creative things. Even though she is 9 years old, she is still very much a little girl who loves to play.
Shopkins is perfect for her!
This season, the Shopkins characters come with all new finishes (hello color-changing ones), and there are fun foods from categories like Family Food, Breakfast, Sweets and Bakery – all the fabulous foods in my opinion.
Shopkins Chef Club Playsets
What I’m excited about though (I can be excited too, can’t I?), are the Shopkins Chef Club playsets.
- Hot Spot Kitchen – comes with 2 Exclusive Shopkins and 2 recipe books.
- Nice ‘N Icy Fridge – comes with 2 Exclusive Shopkins and 2 recipe books.
- Sparkle Clean Washer – comes with 2 Exclusive Shopkins and 2 recipe books.
Amazing storage space and a what a clever way to store the ingredients and enjoy extra playtime. What can I say? I love to be organized!
Let’s get to the heart of these toys – the Shopkins themselves!
The characters are just plain cute and definitely appeal to kids. Each character undeniably has a face you fall in love with. They are small, so be mindful that Shopkins are meant for ages 5 and up.
The details are what set them apart. Take this ice cube tray for example – so cute and yes, each cube has its’ own personality.
FUN FACT: Each Shopkins character comes with a QR code on the bottom that can be scanned with the Shopkins Chef Club app, bringing your Shopkins characters to life. While your kids certainly don’t have to do this to enjoy the playsets and fun, it is an extra way for them to engage.
TIP: If you don’t want them to use the app, the QR code on the bottom can just be used as part of their playtime, imagining they are scanning the ingredients at the grocery store. At least that’s how I would do it if I were a little girl! I used to play “market” all the time.
The Shopkins Chef Club playsets are actually the perfect place to store all your Shopkins. In fact, I was surprised at just how many we could fit inside both the kitchen and the fridge – if only my own kitchen worked like that!
I spy our pantry filled with bananas and soy sauce!
Shopkins Season 6 Full Box
Perhaps the most fun she had was opening all the Shopkins up herself. Can you just imagine a little girl’s delight at getting a HUGE box of Season 6 Shopkins under the Christmas tree? This box holds 30 jars, each one containing 2 Shopkins and a recipe card.
Opening more Shopkins.
Opening even more Shopkins.
So much fun to be had in collecting these.
In fact, they’ll show you exactly what characters or ingredients you need to create a recipe by looking at the paper inserts or the recipe cards.
If that wasn’t enough to keep the kids entertained over the holidays, let me introduce you to Shopkins Shoppies, the colorful and sweet dolls that are a part of Chef Club.
The Shoppies each come with hair brush, exclusive Shopkins and removable chef apron.
Shopkins Shoppies are a great addition to Shopkins play – oh, I can think of so many ways to use them.
Shopkins has a new fan in this mom and in a certain 9-year old I know. From Shopkins Shoppies to playsets and the ever-changing characters and ingredients, I dare say this will provide hours of much needed play time this month and into the new year. Play – it’s so important! Find out more about Shopkins Chef Club here!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.