The Builder Bag {Review & Giveaway}

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In terms of great educational toys, you really can’t go wrong with building toys.  You just can’t beat the learning that happens when you let your little ones create whatever their heart desires with no rules but that of gravity and physics.

I love watching my kids build and manipulate all the small pieces to see what a pile of blocks, bricks, or connectors can become.  Unfortunately, the drawback of all this creativity is that 162016_144570425596184_8275866_nbuilding sets have so many small pieces to scatter across the floor, misplace, or clutter up the toy box.  Luckily for me, there’s a genius new product called The Builder Bag that not only solves these problems, it also gives the kids a great place to play! Essentially a play mat that cinches to become a carry-all tote, The Builder Bag is the perfect solution to playroom clutter and missing game pieces.  Available in two sizes and three colors and even with its own peg hanging system to keep it even more organized, The Builder Bag is now an essential part of our play. While the design of The Builder Bag is pretty simple, it’s the details that make it awesome enough to have been awarded the PTPA Seal of Approval.  With oversized and reinforced Close_lookgrommets and sturdy carrying handles and cinching string, it’s built kid-tough but is still easy for even toddlers to use.  It’s simple to lay out and get to creating, and it’s just as easy to clean up when the creating is through. In fact, it’s FUN to clean up, which is not something you hear very often.  Or, ever.  When was the last time your kids asked to clean up and then squealed as they simply pulled a string to tidy hundreds – or thousands – of little pieces all at once?  Whether your little one is into Legos, Playmobil, TinkerToys, CitiBlocs, Lincoln Logs, SuperStructs, or even just little figures you will love how easy it is to keep all the little pieces in one place and ready to play, and then just as easy to clean up when they are done. Simply carry The Builder Bag wherever you want to play, use it as a great play mat to set up your town, your farm, or your new creation, and then cinch, carry and store them up on the Builder-Bag-3pegs until the next time you are ready to create.  The ease of setup and clean up means it’s easy to play on a whim without having to have hours set aside, and the beautiful way to store them makes them the first thing your little one will grab when it’s time to play. When I first heard of The Builder Bag, I knew it would be perfect for all of our little building blocks and figures since the kids play with those constantly and have a hard time corralling the little pieces, but I didn’t realize how much I would adore the design.  I love that the open Builder Bag is the perfect “backdrop” to their farm, their schoolyard, or their town and that they incorporate the bag into the play itself, and I also love how much less stressful playtime is when it doesn’t involve a buckets of small pieces being dumped into my living room only to be scattered by playing kids. But, even better than the love my husband and I feel for The Builder Bag would be how much my kids enjoy playing with it.  Whereas they loved their blocks and animal figures before, for some reason when you add a Builder Bag playmat, the toys become irresistible and the kiddos just can’t get enough.  Maybe it helps that they don’t mind picking up when they are done now that you can do so with the pull of a string, or maybe it’s just that there’s less setup when all you have to do is open a bag and all your favorite toys are in one place, but whatever the reason, we are all thrilled. IMG_0473 IMG_0507 If you have toys with small parts, building toys, or thousands of figurines that need a practical and fun place to call home, you will absolutely love The Builder Bag.  I love ours so much that I am ordering some more bags for our peg system and plan on getting my nephew a set, too.  Manage playtime, conquer clutter, and not have to waste time cleaning up?  Yeah, I’ll take two of those! Find out more about The Builder Bag at their site and see what color options and size options would suit your little builder.  For more ideas and inspiration from the man behind The Builder Bag, you should check out this great article Scott wrote for PTPA! And Now For the Giveaway! One lucky Rave and Review reader will win a Builder Bag in their choice of color as well as a set of Builder Pegs! To Enter: Visit The Builder Bag site and let me know something you learned as well as your favorite color of Builder Bag. And, as always, there are extra entries available!  {Please leave a separate comment for each completed} 1 Extra Entry – Post on your Facebook wall about the giveaway {http://t.co/dwGKfv5a} and tag The Builder Bag, PTPA Media and R&R on Facebook 1 Extra Entry – Like The Builder Bag and PTPA Media on Facebook {one for each} 2 Extra Entries {per method} – Follow Rave & Review! Subscribe by RSS feed, Subscribe by email, become a fan of R&R on Facebook or add R&R to your blogroll or sidebar. 1 Extra Entry {daily} – Twitter.  Simply tweet the following after following us all: @TheBuilderBag makes playtime fun and cleanup easy! Enter the #giveaway from @PTPA and @RaveAndReview http://t.co/dwGKfv5a 2 Extra Entries – Blogger Bonus.  Blog about this giveaway linking back to this post and leave an address where I can find your writeup Enter over at Rave and Review for more chances to win! PTPA new badgeOn March 4th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. US and Canadian addresses only Leanne Signature 2 A big thank you to The Builder Bag and PTPA for this review and giveaway opportunity.  All opinions remain 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this very Rave Review.

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