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Power up the fun!

Item #4112  | Ages 3-6
$39.99
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The Big Idea
Kids power up their imaginations and build coordination and creative thinking skills as they drill chunky, child-sized components into a sturdy activity board. Children love following the colorful activity cards to create pictures and patterns—from trains and boats to flowers and fish. Young builders can drill their very own designs! Just snap any one of the drill bits into the power drill or the screwdriver handle, grab a handful of bolts, and turn on the learning fun!

Shh…They’re Learning!
  • Perfect for STEM learning
  • Builds construction and fine motor skills
  • Enhances creativity
Cut to the Chase
  • Kids can drill fun-shaped bolts into the board to re-create the pictures found in the Activity Guide or create their own original designs
  • Chunky plastic bolts, a reversible power drill, a screwdriver, 3 drill bits, a combination wrench for tiny hands
  • 20 Easy-to-follow design activity cards
  • Built kid-tough, durable
  • Requires 3 AA batteries, not included
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Power up the fun!
 
3.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Lasting fun (9)
  • Easy to assemble (7)
  • High quality (7)

Cons

  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (15), Education oriented (4), Educator (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for preschoolers !

My 3-yr-old son and 4 1/2-yr-old daughter LOVE this product...and so do I. True...it only comes with 1 drill. But it also includes a wrench and a...Read complete review

My 3-yr-old son and 4 1/2-yr-old daughter LOVE this product...and so do I. True...it only comes with 1 drill. But it also includes a wrench and a screwdriver so 3 kids can share and work together. Great for building creativity, concentration, and fine motor skills. Going to put this on top of my list of gifts to buy for my kids' friends.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

carrying case is horrible

The tools and the work tray fit too tightly into the carrying case. I have had to pry the tools and tray out of the case, which was difficult for me and I have...Read complete review

The tools and the work tray fit too tightly into the carrying case. I have had to pry the tools and tray out of the case, which was difficult for me and I have ended up using a knife! Once the screw all come out of the package, there is not enough space in the carrying case to hold them. Also note that you will need two different sized screw drivers to put the batteries into the toy screw driver and toy drill. Cute toy, fun, but the case makes it difficult to enjoy.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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4.0

Great product, but...

By Jenny

from Madison, WI

About Me Education Oriented

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Power up the fun!:

        As an Activity Director that works with seniors in a memory care unit, this is a great idea. However, I would like to propose that a similar product be made that is more appropriate for seniors. I see this product in many of the nursing home supply catalogs for activities. However, I would LOVE to see a brown plastic board (resembling a piece of wood) and gray screws (that resemble actual bolts). This gives a more realistic look for senior adults.

        My 4 year old son has this item as well and he loves it. It works great to strengthen find motor, color recognition, pattern recognition and so many more teaching moments for kids.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Well used

        By practicalgal

        from Michigan

        About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty

        Pros

        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Preschool Classroom

          Comments about Power up the fun!:

          This has been a great toy for my 5 children and now I have it in my preschool classroom. Heavily used and still in great condition. I visited this site to check if this was still sold! I want another for my classroom along with an extra drill.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Fun and long lasting

          By Nana

          from Dallas, Texas

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

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            Comments about Power up the fun!:

            I gave this as a gift for a 2 year old . It is a year later and he and his 7 year old brother still play with it. Held up very well. Mom wishes there was a bag with it to store the bolts. Purchasing another set for another grandson.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Amazing Customer Service!

            By LLD

            from Victoria, BC Canada

            Pros

            • Customer Service
            • Easy To Assemble
            • Easy To Use
            • High Quality
            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Power up the fun!:

                Drill broke. Company was quick to respond to issue. Friendly! Best customer service ever!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Smoking Gun

                By The Furiga 4

                from Tempe, AZ

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent, Thrifty

                Pros

                • Easy To Assemble
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Power up the fun!:

                My 3 year old son recieved this for Christmas this year. The second time he played with it the screwdriver started to smoke and now the forward motion will not work. It's too bad because this has the making of a great toy!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Awesome toy!!!

                By Jake's Mom

                from Saginaw, Texas

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality
                • Lasting Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Power up the fun!:

                  I bought this toy three years ago for my son, who was 3 years old. I usually pass down his toys to my nephew when my son outgrows them, but my son still plays with this one! I'm now ordering one for my 3 year old nephew because my son won't give it up! Well worth the money, in my opinion!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Ready to order another!

                  By Xenas Mom

                  from North Hollywood Ca

                  About Me Education Oriented

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High Quality
                  • Lasting Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Power up the fun!:

                    Just bought this from a yard sale and am ordering another one, its great. I have a 4, 5 and 6 year old and they cannot get enough of this!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    How Do you get the Drill top off???

                    By Ky's Mom

                    from NH

                    About Me Educator, Parent

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Power up the fun!:

                        My 3 year old got this as a gift after he used it at a friends house. He was so excited so when we got it we struggled just to get the batteries in. It is almost impossible. The screws were likely stripped after that and the next time the top broke off trying to get the batteries in rendering the toy useless. Bummer!!!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Nice toy

                        By Mary

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Parent

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about Power up the fun!:

                              [...]My almost 3yr old and I are very satisfy w/ this toy. Now that he's a bit older, he enjoys it even more and starting to learn to follow the patterns to make the picture.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Great Concept/Poor Quality

                              By Cathy

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Parent

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Engaging

                              Cons

                              • Poor quality

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Power up the fun!:

                              My two-year-old received this as a gift for Christmas and enjoyed it from the start. Even his five-year-old sister enjoyed using it to make the designs included in the package. However, reverse on the drill never worked and now, after six months, the drill has stopped working all together, rendering the product practically useless. Quite disappointing for an activity I had great hopes for being one that my son would really enjoy.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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