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Transforming Frowns Into #KinderSmiles

Friday, January 30, 2015

With February looming around the corner, it's hard to believe it's been fours weeks since we took our son skiing for the first time. It was a last-minute family getaway, one that began with a cold evening of fun at Horseshoe's Tubing and Adventure Park. I took my daughter there last year so I am glad we had a chance to share the experience with my son this time around. I will never forget the look on his face when he smiled a great big toothy smile as we flew down the chute on a cushy tube. The following day, we took to the bunny hill and faced cold winds and freezing snow. We wanted to ski some more but the weather wasn't cooperating. Surely we would return for some more wintry fun, right?


We aren't quite halfway through the winter season and, while we haven't been back yet, I am hopeful we will return to the slopes before the snow disappears. What little we have of it, that is. The below-freezing temperatures are a bit of a deterrent and have made it hard to find the time to send the kids outside. This means I have had to find alternate activities to occupy the kids and keep boredom at bay while stuck indoors. We've played board games, watched movies, read books and tried out some new video games. But sometimes it just wasn't enough. So of course, I made it my mission to add some extra cheer, especially where my son is concerned. He loves playing outside with the neighbours and gets really down when he has to stay inside on extremely cold days. I was at the store last week when I noticed a set of KINDER® Surprise Valentines. I picked up a set each of the Transformers and Disney Fairies limited edition sets, saving them as an extra special treat on an extra cold day.

And surely, my son was happily surprised. The look on his face when he saw his new little toy was enough to melt my heart. He has now decided that he wants to collect the entire set and already has three, including his favourite - Bumblebee. He also has his eyes set on the new race cars in the 2015 toy collection.

My daughter has already found some of the new toys, including a little green ball, and is starting her Disney Fairies collection.

Have you come across any of the new KINDER® toys yet? Share pictures of your favourite ones on Instagram or share some #KinderSmiles, too. And don't forget, today's the last day to win daily prizes on the KINDER® Canada Facebook page.

Disclosure: I’m a #KinderMom who is part of the KINDER® Canada influencer team; as part of my affiliation with KINDER® Canada, I am provided with special perks and products. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Looks like they have some great new toys! Love the expression on your son's face, he looks very happy with his toy! (Judy Cowan)

  2. He does look pretty impressed. Great new line up from Kinder!

  3. Love these pictures! Kinder can put a smile on any face, love watching the kids hurry to open the egg to see what wonder awaits!

  4. I love the toys in the Kinders
    (Debbie W)

  5. All the kids love the Kinder toys and I love the chocolate! Goes to show kids still like putting things together and the simple things not all tablets and computers!

  6. I remember loving KinderSurprise when I was a kid :) Have a great start of the week.

  7. Kinder eggs, it has the power to surprise and delight kids :) Have to check out the new collection sometime, it looks amazing

  8. Kinder eggs are always a big hit :)

  9. Aw what a sweet look on his face!

  10. the toys are way nicer when they first came out. Hope they get to complete their collection.

  11. Kinder Surprises are always a hit!

  12. In the line at the supermarket, Kinder Eggs are always the first things my boys grab!


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