Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys Review

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Just the mention of Melissa & Doug toys gets me excited. Their toys are always unique, fun, and educational.  With Summer around the corner, it’s time to shop for fun outdoor toys. I know my kids’ outdoor toys from last year are mostly lost or broken. Kids play rough outside, which is a good thing. I’m excited about Melissa & Doug’s new Outdoor Fun & Games. I’m sure you will be too once you get a preview from AOM. These are perfect Easter Basket options, birthday gifts, or just a fun surprise for Spring and Summer fun!

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys Review

The new Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys is all about exploring and enjoying the outdoors with fun products that make the ordinary extra fun! Check out their selection of Bubble Fun, Sandy Play, Playhouses, Tents, Chairs, Gardening Tools, Water toys, Discovering Nature, Outdoor Clothing, Fun and Games, Picnic, Camping, and Sleepover Fun.

We had the opportunity to review $50 worth of Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys (as you will too if you win the Giveaway below). $50 buys a LOT of outdoor toys! My kids and I sorted through their website and chose the below as our favorites, although I’m certain that the Easter Bunny might have a couple more items in their Easter Baskets this year too. (wink, wink) When I get to see what my kids really want, and it is affordable, I buy it ahead for special holidays. It is so much better than waiting until the last minute and then guessing what they really want the most.

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Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Froggy Ring Toss Review

The Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Froggy Ring Toss has been lots of fun for my kids. When we received this product to review, it was still too cold to go outside to play. My kids asked everyday when we could play this game. My 4 year old daughter tried to make a make-shift “ground” for the orange worms so she could try to toss the rings on it.

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Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Froggy Ring Toss

Once my kids finally got to go outside, they had a terrific time with the Froggy Rings. They were cheering for themselves. Look at Elizabeth’s look of disbelief and satisfaction after she threw the ring onto the worm stick. Elijah had just as much fun! What I liked about this game is that you can play it alone or with other kids. I thought they would play with it like horseshoes, taking turns on the worm stakes. They choose to each take their 2 rings and worm and play alone. Let me tell you, this was genius on their part because they had fun and there was no fighting! 🙂

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Kids get excited over Melissa & Doug Froggy Ring Toss

I will introduce the idea of playing together, especially when we have more than the 2 of them playing with the Froggy Toss. It would be a great playdate or party game for kids.

Retail Price: $11.99

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set Review

My kids love playing in the sand. Elizabeth loves to play pretend kitchen so I knew that the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set would be perfect for her. With this 12 piece set, she can bake sand cupcakes, decorate them, add different tops to them, and serve up only the best of the best.

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Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set

We love our Backyard Discovery Playground with the sand box. After a rough summer last year of sand getting thrown out of the sandbox even though we implemented the “Sand stays in the sandbox” rule!  We need to add some sand this spring. Elizabeth couldn’t wait to get out to play with her new sand toys. They mold really well and it just a really fun concept for sand toys. It’s a new twist on building sand castles.

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Playing with Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Sand Toys

We love creative play at our home and these new toys have offered another way to play in the sand.

Retail Price: $14.99

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Clicker Crab Scoop Review

You can never have enough shovels in a sand box, the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Clicker Crab Scoop not only does the job but is completely adorable as well. Elizabeth was excited to have another shovel/scoop to play with. It seems well-made and sturdy, unlike some we’ve had in the past from other brands.

Retail Price $2.99

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Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Clicker Crab Scoop

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bollie the ladybug Kickball and Scootin’ Turtle Kickball Review

Last Summer, I realized that the cheap plastic balls that are easily spotted at grocery stores and other retail stores are not kickballs. My kids are rough, like most, and need a real kickball. I am happy to have found not only a kickball made of durable rubber but ones with fun character, the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bollie the ladybug Kickball and Scootin’ Turtle Kickball.

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Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Kickballs

I thought about just getting one because there were several designs that would suit both boys and girls well. However, I thought this was a fight worth avoiding! My kids love playing ball, so having their own has been just perfect. We haven’t had many warm days yet this Spring, and none without a soggy yard so our balls have remained inside. That hasn’t stopped my kids from having fun with them! We’ll have a great time playing catch, kicking the balls, and throwing the balls once it warms up a bit.

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Kids have fun with Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Kickballs

Retail Price: $9.99 each

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Buy Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys

You can buy these and many other Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Toys on the Melissa & Doug website.

Win Melissa & Doug $50 Gift Card (Cl0sed)

Updated: 5/7/11 Winner Announced: Elizabeth

Melissa & Doug is generously offering one lucky AkronOhioMoms.com fan a $50 Gift Card to be used on their choice of Sunny Patch Toys! Won’t your kids be excited!?

For complete contest rules, please see our Contest Statement and Blog Disclosure.

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on May 5, 2011 when a winner will be drawn at random and announced the next day. When commenting, please include your email address (not visible to public). I will notify the winners and they will have 36 hours to respond!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Melissa & Doug who provided the products for review & giveaway.

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  4. Jean D. says:

    I’d love to buy the Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Tunnel.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  5. Lisa L says:

    I would get the Flex Octopus Hat , Cinco Starfish Hat , Blossom Bright Watering Can , and Bibi Bee Watering Can for my kids

  6. Nicole Greene says:

    I would get my daughter the Finney Fish Pail with Removable Spout for the beach this summer!

  7. Rebecca Anstine says:

    Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set-My son can’t stop talking about his sandbox…hopefully it will stop raining everyday!

  8. Kellie Lamphere says:

    If I won, one thing I would definitely get from the Melissa & Doug website is the Tootle Turtle Bubble Buddy Squeeze Critter! How cute

    kelliekelpie at gmail.com

  9. Katherine Dunn says:

    following melissa and doug on twitter (kylienkate)

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Katherine Dunn says:

    i would get the bixie buttefly binoculars and the bella butterfly picnic set

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. Jessica Christoff says:

    It’s hard to pick with so many great options! I think I would have to get the binoculors and bug accessories since my son has recently discovered the joys of bug hunting. The grub sprinkler also looks like a lot of fun (one of these days the rain will stop, right?).

  12. jodelle frye says:

    I love the augie alligator sleeping bag and the bibi bee flashlight. Great for backyard camping. Thanks!

  13. Diane Kiss says:

    Verdie Chameleon Watering Can. Is the the cutest watering can, we are gardening this spring/summer so I think this will be an awesome additional to my little ones garden box. : )

  14. hippie4ever says:

    I would buy froggy catch, froggy ring toss, tootle turtle flying disk and Verdie Chameleon bean bag toss…I think I went over $ Oh well. silenttributary at yahoo dot com

  15. Erin D. says:

    I would love to purchase the sand cupcake set. My kids are always making pies, cakes, cookies, etc. in the sandbox and this set would be a huge hit!

  16. Jill Signorelli says:

    Love this giveaway
    I would buy Mollie spray bottle, bella butterfly bug house, hootle turtle bubble bucket

  17. Kara Figueroa says:

    Ok…now this stuff is ADORABLE!!!

    I would get:

    Grub Scouts Sprinkler $19.99
    2 Happy Giddy Rake $19.98
    2 Be Good to Bugs Good Gripping Gloves $8.98

    kfig143 at yahoo.com

  18. rebecca says:

    omg these are so cool. i’d probably get the clapping elephant push and pull toy, happy giddy tent

  19. Paula Michele says:

    I would like to get the Augie Alligator Sleeping Bag and the Grub Scouts Sprinkler

  20. Elizabeth says:

    We would get the Bollie Bubble Set, Critter Crab Toss & Grip, Blossom Bright Sprinkler, Froggy Kickball.

  21. Sarah Matos says:

    Id love the blosson bright sprinkler and watering can
    smatos04(at)hotmail(dot)com

  22. Kerry kelly says:

    My daughter loves her M&D toys, there are so many more I would like to get her.

  23. Jennifer T. says:

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  26. Annmarie W. says:

    I’d love to get some of the sand toys: the Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set, the Clicker Crab Pail and Shovel & the Seaside Sidekicks Nesting Pails!

  27. G Bailey says:

    I would like to get the matching flip-flops and balls for my grandson and granddaughter. And I think there would be enough left over for the Grub Scouts Sprinkler !

  28. Renee says:

    Definitely the kickballs- they look like they can take it! And my boys go gaga for anything bouncing.

  29. Shannon Cremeans says:

    The Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cupcake Set would be perfect for my daughter this Summer in her first sandbox!

  30. Denise says:

    I would definitely want one of the sand cupcake makers, the ttotle turtle tote sets are too cute!!

  31. jennifer mosgrove says:

    Wow so many cute things! I think my son would like the sand baking set, sand hourglass & ring toss!

  32. Kristina Bunnell says:

    We would get the Hoppy Giddy Tunnell, the binoculars and the ring toss. I know that’s over 50$, but they are so cute!

  33. Melissa G says:

    There are so many things but to start I like the Turtle Tootle tote gardening set. Thanks! mommamelvin at gmail dot com

  34. Karen Crissman says:

    The tunnels are cute!!! I also love the bubble toys and the kickballs. So many cute things!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Lauren Presutti says:

    I have always loved Melissa and Doug, I thank the mom that introduced me to them, regularly. With this summer fun I really like the happy giddy bowling set and the hopscotch set~ they are so cute and just look fun!!

  36. Rachel Benson says:

    I might buy the Seaside Sidekicks Sand Baking Set, Flex Octopus Beach Tote Bag , and the kids gardening tools.

  37. Carin C says:

    first would be the grub scouts sprinkler because I cant keep my son away from water, next would be the happy giddy binoculars and the mombo snake magnifying glass, then would probably get the Happy Giddy bowling set……..however there was so many to choose from I’m sure I will change my mind or probably spend more than the gify card.

  38. Janice Crespo says:

    Bella Butterfly Bubble Set
    Bollie Bubble Set
    Mollie Spray Bottle
    Finney Fish Spray Bottle
    Mollie Flashlight
    Mollie Flashlight (2 girls – have to be equal) – lol
    janicecrespo AT gmail dot com

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