Kids’ Gear Giveaway #20 – Wooden Bolt Tree from Oompa Toys (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

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{The winner of the fabulous Wooden Bolt Tree from Oompa Toys is Melissa! She said, “I love that company! I love the wooden toys like the wheels and wings line!” Email your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE WEDNESDAY to claim your prize. Thanks!}

Giveaway #20 is for one of the best toys ever!

THE PRIZE

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Oompa Toys is giving away the Nathan Wooden Bolt Tree ($42) to one lucky winner!

MY REVIEW

In all seriousness, this is one of my all time favorite toys. It is so simple, but absolutely perfect for the inquisitive minds and busy hands of a toddler/preschooler.

As you can see, there are two of each color of “bolt” and each color corresponds to only one branch – out of the 10 balls, only 2 will match each branch correctly. The 4 red bolts along the bottom are all each a different size and correspond to only 1 hole.

This toy teaches all sorts of great things – colors, matching, sizes, fine motor skills, etc., which means it will keep your child busy and learning. Watching my son figure it out has been so fun. He didn’t completely get it at first, but with practice, he has quickly learned which color goes where and has figured out the whole righty-tighty/lefty-loosy thing. I love a toy that a child has to intellectually/developmentally grow into!

oompa wooden learning toyHere are some more of my other favorite Oompa toys. I love the bright colors and high quality wooden construction. These toys are all designed to teach specific skills and are just lots of fun to play with (and look at)! My favorite categories to browse through are the building and stacking toys, pretend play, puzzles, and wooden toys.

Be sure to check out all the neat stuff at OompaToys.com, especially the early learning toy category – you’ll get lost in all the fun things and be amazed at how educational and mentally stimulating toys can be!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit OompaToys.com
  • Come back here and leave a comment with your favorite Oompa 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

You may earn up to 30 extra entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

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

  • Follow me on Twitter
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GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Oompa Toys!

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1 Annalee May 18, 2009 at 8:35 am

Thanks for introducing me to this company – I hadn’t heard of them before. I am totally loving the chalet dollhouse.

2 Katrina May 18, 2009 at 8:43 am

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7 Rachel May 18, 2009 at 8:46 am

I really like all the kitchen stuff, especially the aprons. They’re too cute! Thanks for the giveaway.

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10 Rachel O. May 18, 2009 at 8:50 am

I like the Build N Spin from Plan Toys.

11 Annette W May 18, 2009 at 8:59 am

I like the Little Ones Table and Chair set…natural and white. Beautiful!

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19 Amy P. May 18, 2009 at 9:20 am

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24 Tina May 18, 2009 at 9:49 am

love this giveaway and the Tortoise Wooden Pull and Stack Toy!

25 Rosie May 18, 2009 at 10:18 am

I like the Creanimaux Wooden Animal Block

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28 Ashley May 18, 2009 at 10:29 am

What a great toy idea!

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30 Sue D May 18, 2009 at 10:57 am

I like the Schmetti Coloretti from Beleduc the best.

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34 Denise~Paper Ponderings May 18, 2009 at 11:10 am

The stacking rings…but I love all of it. These are the kind of toys I wish my kids had…but now will be getting for my granddaughter! Awesome!

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36 Jen May 18, 2009 at 11:44 am

All of their building and stacking toys are great!

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38 robin May 18, 2009 at 11:52 am

Love the Bolt Tree! On their site I’d add … so many things. The chalkboard table is brilliant!
Thx!
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44 Penny May 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I love the chalet doll house from Oompa!

45 Amy McCathran May 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I love their french kitchen…perfect for my toddler!

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47 Andi May 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I like the walking elephant.

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51 Terressa T. May 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm

nelly the doll is my favorite!

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59 kIMBERLY H ~CJ'S MOMMY May 18, 2009 at 4:12 pm

our favorite is ~Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike from Skip Hop

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64 Judy May 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm

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65 Kimberly May 18, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I like the Pirate Puppet Theater with Puppets from Kathe Kruse.

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69 Gina Loggins May 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I love well made wood toys for children and these are awesome! I really like the stacking animals. My daughter loves to stack and build and the animals would keep her trying different ways to stack them.

70 Alice May 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I like the wooden peg game.

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73 Jen D. May 18, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Wow there is so much to choose from. What a great site. I love the Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike from Skip Hop and I also have been eying the Organic Fruit Tote from Under The Nile.

74 michelle May 19, 2009 at 8:39 am

Train to Build would be great fun for 2 girls that love trains and 2 boys on their way.

75 Julie B May 19, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I love the dollhouse, so much play potential with that. The bolt tree looks very interesting and I love toys that challenge them.

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77 Steph L May 19, 2009 at 12:24 pm

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78 Steph L May 19, 2009 at 12:25 pm

The build and spin is so neat. My daughter loves to make ramps out of anything and everything!

79 Victoria May 19, 2009 at 2:10 pm

The Market Stall is awesome!

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83 Angel S. May 19, 2009 at 11:42 pm

I like the Go Domino from Crocodile Creek. Neat site – thanks!

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85 Amy Jo Trager May 20, 2009 at 6:16 am

Love the Bolt toy. Never heard of this comapny

86 judy brittle May 20, 2009 at 8:22 am

I really like the Biofino Product Basket from Haba. I really like play food. Its always fun for the kids. Thank you!

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91 dreamer May 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm

I like the Haba Fantasy Blocks

92 Melissa May 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I love that company! I love the wooden toys like the wheels and wings line.

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95 icefairy May 21, 2009 at 3:44 pm

My favorite is the Insect Baby Train from Nuchi. Thanks for the giveaway!

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101 Courtney May 21, 2009 at 4:56 pm

My daughter would adore the Chalet Dollhouse. Thanks!

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105 melanie May 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm

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110 Lindsey May 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

They have tons of great stuff. I especially liked anything they had by Haba. The litle Maxe was adorable, and is now on my must-have list for our newest addition-to-be!

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