Kids’ Gear Giveaway #18 – Wooden Puzzles from Melissa & Doug (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

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{The winner of the Melissa & Doug Wooden Puzzles is Alice P! She said, “My kids love puzzles, and Melissa & Doug are the best! I think the fishing puzzle is my favorite, but it’s so hard to choose!” Email your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE WEDNESDAY to claim your prize. Thanks!}

THE PRIZE

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Giveaway #18 is for these 4 wooden puzzles from Melissa & Doug ($38): Fishing Magnetic Puzzle Game, Ballerina Dress-Up Mix’n Match Peg Puzzle, Safari Chunky Puzzle, and Farm Chunky Puzzle.

MY REVIEW

Puzzles are one of the best toys for little kids – they are great for fine motor skills, memory, attention span and focus, problem solving, vocabulary, and so much more.We have a box full of wooden puzzles that my son has loved for the last year. Our favorites in this box are Melissa & Doug, of course!

I love their chunky puzzle series – my son started doing puzzles at around 16-18 months, and I wish we had had more of the chunky wooden puzzles then – the fat pieces are much easier for their awkward little hands to grasp.

The Mix’N Match puzzles are great too – kind of like playing dress up or with paper dolls, only with the fun of puzzles!

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One of my very favorite Melissa & Doug items that is on my wish list is the Latches Board. With 6 different latching mechanisms to explore, my son would love this! I think it would be kind of fun myself…

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And Melissa & Doug’s selection of not only puzzles, but also other classic wooden toys is excellent. They have so many great boy toys – all 3 of these are perfect for the typical boy because they involve turning, twisting, and pounding.

Melissa & Doug toys, puzzles, and games are high quality and very affordable. I have seen their toys at craft stores where you can use coupons, and I love that! Melissa & Doug has the best selection and quality of puzzles, and puzzles are toys that kids will never tire of. These 4 wooden puzzles would be a great start to your wooden puzzle collection!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit Melissa&Doug.com
  • Come back here and leave a comment stating your favorite Melissa & Doug product before midnight Thursday, May 21.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Winners will have 3 days to claim their prize – if I don’t hear from the first winner, another winner will be chosen.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

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You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

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GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Melissa & Doug!

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1 StampinCathy May 18, 2009 at 6:44 am

Fabulous giveaway. Wow I would have to say my favorite has to be the puzzles. What kid doesn’t like them. Thanks for a chance.

2 StampinCathy May 18, 2009 at 6:44 am

Thanks for another chance for being a subscriber. Lovin all your amazing giveaways.

3 Heather D. May 18, 2009 at 7:37 am

My two year old loves playing with the wood puzzles and finding their appropriate shapes. I love that they are so durable and kid proof. :)

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5 Jennifer B. May 18, 2009 at 7:42 am

The tree house play set looks pretty cool!

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8 Annalee May 18, 2009 at 8:31 am

I like the dress up puzzles, like the Princess Dress-Up Mix ‘n Match Peg Puzzle. My daughter would love those!

9 Rachel May 18, 2009 at 8:42 am

I like the first vehicles set. My son is all boy, and I’ve been looking for some baby-safe cars and trucks for him to play with. These look great!

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11 Rachel O. May 18, 2009 at 8:58 am

I like the First Vehicles Set.

12 Katrina May 18, 2009 at 9:08 am

My husband and I were actually looking into the Multi-Activity Table for my son’s birthday. He would love to have a train set.

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28 Tina May 18, 2009 at 10:11 am

I love the puzzles and the pound and roll tower.

29 Rosie May 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

I love their puzzles.

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32 Ashley May 18, 2009 at 10:32 am

My little guy is just starting to get the whole puzzle idea – these are a great giveaway. Thanks!

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34 Denise~Paper Ponderings May 18, 2009 at 11:11 am

Love, love, love the puzzles and would hope to win for my granddaughter.

35 Denise~Paper Ponderings May 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

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36 Jen May 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

My son loves their puzzles.

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38 Penny May 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I love the three little pigs playset from Melissa and Doug!

39 robin May 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

My fav from the site is the sea creatures chunky puzzle. My granddaughter would love it.
Thanks!
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43 Amy McCathran May 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm

I like their multi-activity table that is great for trains!

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45 Brianne S. May 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I love the Pizza Party. It is great for so many ages, my toddler loves it and I can’t wait to start working on fractions with her using the pizza and toppings. Their site is overwhelming. I want everything!

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62 eisbeckers May 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm

The tool kit or the shape sorter cube.

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66 Kellie May 18, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Haven’t found a M&D toy I don’t like yet! Just love their stuff. Thanks.

67 Kristen May 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I absolutely adore the monster bowling set…it’s my fav. on the site….aren’t their toys just wonderful?

68 Terressa T. May 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

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72 Julie B May 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I have many of the Melissa & Doug products from the puzzles to the their toy kitchen and play food which my girls love. My favorite product is the latches board as well. I cant wait to buy that for my girls

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74 Kristy May 18, 2009 at 3:42 pm

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76 Sara May 18, 2009 at 4:10 pm

my nephew would love the Pirate Chest. He loves to play pirate an we could have a treasure hunt!

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79 kIMBERLY H ~CJ'S MOMMY May 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm

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84 Judy May 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm

what a great giveaway…..i love those

85 Kimberly May 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm

I like the100 Wood Block Set.

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90 Gina Loggins May 18, 2009 at 7:19 pm

My favorite toys and my oldest daughter’s favorite are the puzzles. She loves the thick wood puzzles and plays with them constantly. The puzzles are durable and great mind builders.

91 Alice May 18, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I love the multi-level solid wood playhouse.

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94 Jen D. May 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm

I absolutely love their toys for my kids. I guess my favorite is the latches and locks puzzle. :)

95 Nicole May 19, 2009 at 4:56 am

The Melissa and Doug products are fantastic – my two munchkins adore the puzzles, especially the chunky puzzles! Thanks for the chance!

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99 Steph L May 19, 2009 at 12:23 pm

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100 Rachelle May 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I love.love.love their puzzles. Would enjoy having them for my toddler!

101 Rachelle May 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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102 Alice P. May 19, 2009 at 2:04 pm

My kids love puzzles, and Melissa & Doug are the best! I think the fishing puzzle is my favorite, but it’s so hard to choose!

103 Victoria May 19, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I love all their wooden food!

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107 Angel S. May 19, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I like the Make Your Own Monster Puppet set. What fun! My son would love that!

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109 judy brittle May 20, 2009 at 8:50 am

They have so many wonderful toys. I am really fond of their magnetic dress-up dolls. My favorite would be Nina Ballerina Magnetic Dress-Up Set. The puzzles look like so much fun! Thank you so much!

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118 michellew May 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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121 Tricia May 21, 2009 at 10:48 am

Love the multi activity Table. that would keep my boys busy for hours

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142 Lindsey May 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I love, love, love Melissa and Doug! Two from the website that are a toss-up for my favorite are the monster bowling set, just because I know my son would adore them, and the clapping elephant push-along toy…I wish I’d had one as a kid, lol!

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