Top Items Your Kids will Love to take to Summer Camp

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These fun items from Learning Express will make a great addition to your kids’ summer camp care package! Sweets and homemade treats are always fun, but since not every camp allows food in care packages, it’s best to ask in advance before sending.

We hope your child’s summer camp experience goes off without a hitch and that you enjoy packing a fun care package for them!

1. Liquid Jams Water Bottle

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This is not your average water bottle! The Liquid Jams is a 3-in-1 system that combines a 22 fluid ounce water bottle, an ultra bright LED light, and a 4.2 Bluetooth speaker. This is your very own tunes in a bottle. Ports are located on the bottom of the bottle, offering a charging port and an ON/OFF switch. Why use a regular water bottle when the Liquid Jams is just that and more?! The Liquid Jams comes in different colors for each one of your friends; Clear/White, Black, Pink, and Blue

2. Bean Boozled Game

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It’s a box of candy and game all in one! Use the spin wheel to decide what bean you eat. Will it taste great or gross?

BeanBoozled 4th Edition includes 20 flavors of jelly beans: 10 weird and wild flavors that look identical to 10 classic and delicious flavors. Think you can tell the difference between the sweet Coconut and pungent Spoiled Milk*? What about delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie and not-so-delicious Dead Fish*?

*4th Edition New Flavors

3. Initial Beach Towel

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Hit the beach or pool in style with a personalized beach towel. Each colorful towel has a large fabric initial or fun symbol. These stylish towels make great gifts that are practical and cute!  Available in Hot Pink, Turquoise, Periwinkle, Lime, Orange. Each towel includes a single, lower case fabric letter or symbol. 30×60 soft terry velour.

4. Wreck This Journal

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For anyone who’s ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the bookor destroy them.

Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, acclaimed guerilla artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in destructive actspoking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and morein order to experience the true creative process. With Smith’s unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art- and journal-making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!

5. Bling2O Swim Goggles

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  • Beat the heat with intensely polarized lenses that pass stringent UV protection and safety standards
  • Latex and lead-free materials offer high performance, safety and durability to keep kids protected
  • Their soft, flexible frame and wide non-slip head strap make these swimming goggles super comfy
  • Make a splash at the pool or beach with these fashionable swim goggles; Available in several styles
  • Not only is Bling2o trendy and of the highest quality, but most importantly kids will love them
6. Rainbow Loom

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Now kids can turn colorful rubber bands into bracelets, rings, charms and more—even a mini handbag! Winner of the 2014 Toy of the Year Awards®, the Rainbow Loom provides hours of creative fun. With a rainbow of colors at their fingertips, kids can mix and match different colors and styles of rubber bands to create one-of-a-kind jewelry for themselves and their friends—and with a sturdy metal hook, it’s now even easier! Long lasting and latex free, Rainbow Loom bands are perfect for creating the latest and greatest stylish accessories.

7. Waboba Ball

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Perfect for kids, beginners, and family vacations, the Waboba Surf has a very squishy/stress-ball-like core, which makes it easy to bounce on water. Once you’ve mastered the Surf, move onto the Extreme! • Fun for anyone! • Bounces on water. • Best for lakes, oceans, and rivers. • Ages 6+ Size: 55mm / 2.17 in

8. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty

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Made in the USA, this silicone based substance is a unique stress reliever that you can stretch, tear, shape, roll, and squish.

9. Book Light

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Winner of Creative Child Top Choice of the Year, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and Mom’s Choice Gold Award

Read anytime and anywhere…even in the dark with this cool new product. The new mark-my-time digital booklight features a bright 3 LED light on an adjustable arm, an integrated clip to attach the bookmark to the pages of your favorite book, and now available in two wild color assortments for the brightest and best booklight around!

Choose from our wild Animal prints in pink leopard, blue snake, and zebra or our Camouflage assortment in camo blue, camo green  and camo pink.  All these features, plus the homework help timing functions of the original digital bookmark — a cumulative timer that records and stores up to 100 hours, a 60-second fluency timer, and a countdown session timer that alarms when you are finished and even turns off the light.

10. Happy Salmon

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Happy Salmon is the simple, fast-paced card game packed to the gills with high-fivin’, fin-flappin’ fun. Actions including the classic “High 5”, the unifying “Pound It”, the frantic “Switcheroo”, and the delightful “Happy Salmon” will leave players doubled over in laughter. With so many mini-celebrations built into the play, it’s the happiest game ever!

11. You Gotta Be Kidding Book
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Why should grown-ups have all the fun? From the author of Zobmondo!!, the adult party book of outrageous choices, comes You Gotta Be Kidding! Adapted from the hugely popular board game, this interactive and completely engaging book serves up hundreds of bizarre, embarrassing, sometimes ethical and sometimes stomach-churning dilemmas that kids will love to pose to their friends and siblings, whether in the backseat, on a sleepover, at a party, on a rainy day, or during a lull in the lunchroom (if you dare).
12. Mad Libs
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Complete page after page of camp theme stories by supplying the parts of speech indicated, then read the entirely silly story back and roar with laughter! Remember–prepare yourself for–the funny (and not so funny) moments at camp spent with friends and counselors. Here’s your chance to retell that campfire story the way you think it should really be told.
13. Stikball
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Stikball has a sticky surface and soft, moldable core that “splats” and sticks to any flat surface – like walls, doors or Stikball Mitts.
  • Throw, Splat and stick!
  • When Stikball gets dirty, simply wash with water and it gets sticky again
  • Fun for indoor and outdoor play
Other fun ideas: Bubbles, Temporary Tattoos, Magic 8 Ball, Walkie Talkies, Glow Sticks


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