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Hacks for Fun from The Grommet

Posted by Caroline Fong  March 10, 2014 08:30 PM

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Itís a week before Game Day at Fenway Park, where all eight 2014 Product Pitch finalists will gather to play ball -- or pitch their products, rather. For all the fun theyíll be having, letís drum up some fun around the house before we watch the festivities on live stream on that day.

This weekís Grommet Gallery of hacks are six Grommets that will help your little ones hack their way to fun. From twists on the classic card house-building to unconventional musical instruments, these play hacks will have your little one -- including yourself -- racing with creativity!

Fun for the tinkerer.


SKALLOPS ($19.95) -- This junior set comes with 52 Skallops clips and one deck of quality custom Skallops playing cards for you and your pint-sized builder to construct several small creations, such as dinosaurs or silly hats.

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MaKey MaKey ($49.95) -- This DIY circuit board kit gives digital life to inanimate objects -- food, coins, toys, and more. Any object that can conduct electricity may be turned into a touch interface or computer keyboard controller.

Fun for the home maker.


Roominate ($29.99) -- Designed by two engineers, this DIY wired dollhouse building kit teaches hands-on building through basic engineering principles to get kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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Storytime Toys ($30) -- This story book and toy house set brings classic fairy tales to life through easily assembled pieces that fit together like a puzzle, which then fold flat when not in play to be stored in a portable carrying case.

Fun for the energizer bunny.


Spooner ($54.95) -- Great for active kids, this balance board can be used indoors or outdoors and helps develop core strength, stability, leg strength, and coordination. You can stand, rock, slide, flip, or whatever on this board.

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Frogglez ($24.95) -- Your little one loves the pool, but dislikes putting on goggles that pull on the hair, make dumbo ears, and need painful adjusting. Help him into a pair of these no hassle swim goggles and see him kick off.

Looking for the next great products thatíll make your life easier? You may find them at The Grommetís 2014 Product Pitch. Check out the finalists and mark your calendars for the 3/20 livestream of this event!

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Caroline Fong
Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.