We have been enjoying the summer break this year. The kids have been attending bike and soccer camp, we’ve had family visits from out of town multiple times, and we are spending lots of time outdoors, enjoying our little pool in the backyard and the beautiful sunshiny days.  But the summer is almost over, and back to school is just coming up for the kids in a couple of weeks.

To celebrate the return to school and make it more exciting, we are partnering with some of our friends to giveaway some fantastic prizes. This giveaway will have multiple winners, and we are giving away the following items (all must-haves for hours of fun!).

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What better way to get kids in the back-to-school spirit than reminding them of the excitement of taking the school bus?! This chic school bus playset from PLAYMOBIL makes the daily trip to school an imaginative play experience – and it’s almost time for the actual school bus to appear!

Packed with their school bags, the students wait patiently at the bus stop until the big yellow bus pulls up. There it is, and the friendly driver opens the doors. Now everyone can slowly get on one after the other and look for a seat. Quickly the journey continues because the lessons are about to begin! 

Price: $49.99

Bright Fairy Friends Woodland Fairies Series 4

 Introducing the new series of BFF Bright Fairy Friends! Unbox your new BFF to unveil which magical fairy doll you get along with multiple surprise fairy accessories! Each fairy comes housed in its very own fairy home with bright, motion-activated twinkle lights. You can also use your fairy home as a night light! Press your fairy’s necklace to make her wings glow with radiating multi-coloured lights! Collect all the fairy dolls from Series 1, 2, 3 and 4, and enjoy swapping out their fashions and accessories! Shine Together!

Availability: Available on the Walmart website

MSRP: $14.97 CAD

Take control of the play with this interactive battery-powered toy train. Program the play with Smart Tech Sound actions like motion, colourful lights and customisable sounds, including Record & Play functions. Additional customisation is available when pairing the engine with the Smart Tech Sound app. There is a free app you can download with additional sounds to program into the engine, as well as a remote control to make the engine go forwards, backwards and to make it stop.
Age: 3+
Play Pieces: 2 pieces included
MSRP: $59.99 US | $79.99

GraviTrax: Starter Set + GraviTrax PRO Helix Expansion

An immersive experience for the whole family! Launch your imagination with GraviTrax and discover how the laws of physics affect each marble’s journey through your excellent interactive track! Easy to connect and build, the “Starter-Set” includes 122 diverse pieces to create a variety of customized marble runs, with curves, junctions, freefalls and even a Magnetic Cannon! Experiment with different play options, including racing, maintaining momentum, and executing trick moves as you experience the power of gravity and educational fun! This giveaway also includes an expansion accessory – the GraviTrax PRO Helix. Criss-cross, under and out! Join up to six tracks with the “GraviTrax PRO Helix”! As a marble enters the “Helix”, it drops down without changing direction. Up to six marbles can pass through this action accessory at the same time!

Availability: Available on the Mastermind Toys website (& Amazon, Toys“R”US, Indigo)

MSRP: $79.99 CAD

Cat Construction Mighty Steel Dump Truck

The perfect toy for imaginative playtime with dad this summer! A big job demands extensive equipment. Conquer the construction site with the Cat Mighty Steel Dump Truck, measuring in at an astounding 20” in length. Thoughtfully designed and constructed with heavy-duty steel and massive wheels, this rugged vehicle is tough enough to handle even the most demanding of jobs. You’re in control of the action, fill the sturdy dump bed, drive it to its destination, and use the real working dump bed to unload it!

Availability: Available on the Walmart website

MSRP: $29.97 CAD 


We also have some fun games to get kids in the back-to-school spirit. These fun games from Asmodee Canada offer enriching thrills and things to learn while alleviating some of the back-to-school stress.


In Concept, your goal is to guess words through the association of icons. To get others to guess “milk”, the team might place the question mark icon (it signifies the main concept) on the liquid icon, then cubes of this colour on “food/drink” and “white”. The first player to discover the word or phrase receives two victory points, the team receives points as well.

Price: $49,99
Age: 10+
Time: 30-45 min
Number of players: 4-12

CATAN: Junior

This game introduces a modified playing style of the classic game allowing younger players to experience the world of CATAN. It is a perfect introduction to the CATAN series of games for kids and families. Simplified building rules, child-oriented trading, and a more innocuous robber equivalent called the “Ghost Captain” provide access to the world of CATAN games.

Price: $49,99
Age: 6+
Time: 30-45 min
Number of players: 2-4

Unlock! Kids

The escape game bestseller… in a made-for-kids version! Three extraordinary stories, filled with puzzles, riddles, and surprises, with materials and rules specially designed for kids. No app, no need to read the rules thanks to the tutorial, and two outcomes for each adventure, for more replayability.

Price: $39,99
Age: 6+
Time: 15-30 min
Number of players: 1-4

Games available:  Find a Store.


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Enter to WIN: 4 lucky readers will be chosen to receive the following:

One winner will receive:

  • PLAYMOBIL School Bus Set
  • Catan Junior

One winner will receive:

  • Bright Fairy Friends Doll
  • Concept Kids Game

One winner will receive:

  • BRIO Smart Tech Sound Recorder
  • Unlock! Kids Game

And the final winner will receive:

  • GraviTrax Starter Set.

Enter below. Good Luck, friends and Happy Back to School! 

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Disclosure: This is a partner post. However, all views and opinions are my own. Sponsors are responsible for shipping all prizes directly to winners.