Oct 232016
 

Love zombies? Grab a friend and play one (or all!) of these fun 2 player zombie games!

My husband and I are huge fans of a certain popular zombie show on television. We’ve been watching it since the very beginning, and we look forward to Sunday night every week. We love playing board games, too, so we thought it would be fun to get a few 2 player zombie games we could play together. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Here are some of the 2 player zombie games we’d like to try! A lot of these can be played with additional players, for a fun zombie game night!

2 Player Zombie Games

2 Player Zombie Games

Monopoly: The Walking Dead (Survival Edition) – In this game, players fight for, and then must fortify, the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives. All of the properties correspond with the landmarks from The Walking Dead, including the prison cells, Greene Family farm house, Woodbury, and more locations. Choose from game tokens that resemble key items from the series such as Rick’s sheriff hat, bucket of body parts, the telephone, Katana and the R.V. Instead of using money to purchase property, players must trade in essential supplies such as food, ammo and fuel to gain more territory on the board or to place a guard tower or wall instead of the standard houses and hotels, to secure their properties from invading zombies. The player that outlasts everyone else wins.icon

The Walking Dead: The Prison Board Game – This game is a follow-up to the original best-selling 2011 game. In this game, players must work together to escape while fighting for leadership.

The Walking Dead Board Game – Fight your way through zombie-infested Atlanta with your fellow survivors in The Walking Dead game. Grab some weapons to clear a path or visit destinations like the old folks’ home, the department store and the CDC. In order to be successful in this The Walking Dead game, you must find the tools you’ll need to live another day. You can take on the role of Rick, Andrea or one of the other hapless survivors, and scrounge for cool weapons like a shotgun or crossbow. Keep your eyes open for new allies, but watch your back. When supplies start running low, it’s every man for himself. If you can make it back to camp with enough gear to defend yourself and those you still care for, you win The Walking Dead Game!

Walking Dead Trivia Game – Impress your friends and family with your knowledge about The Walking Dead in this trivia game!

Walking Dead Dice Game: Don’t Look Back – This game is a competitive dice game in which you play as one of four survivors from the television show: Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and Carl. Each character has a unique special ability that helps them survive and score the most Walker kills.

Featuring four important locations from the series, players need to kill walkers to prevent their location from being overrun. Each location offers different strategies for wide-ranging game experiences, and by varying the number of locations in the game, you can adjust the game length from 15 to 45 minutes.

The Walking Dead CLUE Board Game – In this version of CLUE, players return to Alexandria to find the guards protecting the walls have been killed and walkers are overrunning the town. You must solve WHO killed the guards, WHERE in Alexandria they were slain, and WHAT weapon was used. 

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The Walking Dead Card Game – This Walking dead card game is a quick, ten to thirty minute game.

Walking Dead The Best Defense Board Game – This is a cooperative board game in which players take on the roles of Rick, Glenn, Daryl, Michonne, and other characters. Survivors must defend the Farm, the Prison, the Town and the Highway from Walkers in order to stay alive. The game board is assembled at random for each game so there is variability in the locations. This game includes a 25-card resource deck containing either Equipment, Allies, Food or Ammunition, which is placed at random on one of the locations.

Walkers and other hardships are triggered in different locations by a 48-card Event deck (every card is unique!), which players draw from each round. Players must then figure out how to minimize the effects of these events, using dice to resolve combat and determine the outcome of some events. Survivors can work together to combine their combat abilities or split up to cover more ground. If the Survivors don’t clear the Walkers out of a location, they’ll lose resources. If any resource deck runs out, the players lose the game. Players need to keep the Walkers at bay while not using up too many resources themselves.

This game is unique because it includes a leadership role that a player can take for one or more rounds. Each player character has an exclusive leadership ability that provides a bonus while that character is in charge.icon

Jenga: The Walking Dead Game  This fun Walking Dead edition of jenga includes custom blocks featuring iconic images inspired by the popular graphic novel series.

Walking Dead Board Game (Z man) – Have fun playing Rick, Shane, Andrea, and other favorite characters from The Walking Dead as they deal with zombies, collect supplies and pick up the pieces of their lives. Encounter and location cards recreate scenes and events from the comic book series.

USAopoly Amc the Walking Dead Yahtzee Game – This is 2 games in one! Roll different combinations for the classic Yahtzee game and play as your favorite Walking Dead character to survive.

Trivial Pursuit: The Walking Dead – This trivia game includes 600 questions that cover the characters and events included in the popular comic book series, even the most ardent fans will be challenged to fight for their survival. First person to collect six cards becomes the last survivor!

Which of these 2 player zombie games are you most interested in playing? I think they all look like so much fun, but I’ve always been a fan of Monopoly, so I think I’d really love to give that one a try first. These 2 player zombie games would make excellent birthday or Christmas gifts for the zombie fans in your life.


Oct 212016
 

Tiny Prints wants to help you get ready for the holidays! Read on to snag some great deals on holiday cards, and so much more.  

Can you believe October is almost over already? I am so not ready for winter yet, but it’s just around the corner. Eeeek! They are even predicting we will see snow in northern Maine at the beginning of next week!

With December fast approaching, I have had Christmas shopping on my mind a lot lately. I’m trying to get myself organized, plan out my shopping list, and look around to find the best deals. To be honest, I don’t really have a lot of money right now, and I am going to have to be very frugal with buying gifts and holiday cards this year so I don’t completely blow my budget. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

While searching for great deals online, I saw that Tiny Prints is offering up 10 Free Holiday Cards from 10/21-10/26, and I just had to snag some. Who doesn’t love free stuff?! To get this deal, simply enter promo code FREE10CARDS at checkout.

You do have to pay for shipping on these cards, but it still works out to be a really great deal! Dress your kids (or pets!) up, snap a cute photo and create your own holiday card while this promotion is still going on, and you’ll be ahead of the game. It always feels great to cross things off your to-do list, especially this far ahead of time. I know I could use one less thing to worry about!

Tiny Prints Holiday Card Collection

In addition to the 10 free holiday cards, Tiny Prints is also offering 25% off everything else! They have lots of great gift ideas to choose from, like (affiliate) Christmas ornaments, Christmas stockings, mugs, magnets, canvas prints and so much more!

I just love Tiny Prints. They have so many fun and beautiful designs to choose from, and I love how easy it is to just upload the photo I want to use, and turn it into the perfect holiday card or gift. My Mom and my Mother-in-Law go absolutely nuts over photo gifts!

Who will you buy personalized gifts from (affiliate) Tiny Prints for this year?

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Oct 182016
 

Yesterday, on a whim, I made White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Wheat Thin Cookies, and they were fantastic! My husband tried them when he came home from work, and he said “You have to take this bag away from me, or I’m going to eat them all.” They are seriously addictive!

White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Wheat Thin Cookies

I’ve noticed over the last few years, that people seem to go absolutely crazy over chocolate dipped goodies at Christmas parties. These kinds of treats are usually gobbled up quicker than cookies, pies and that sort of thing. It’s not really a big surprise to me, though, because who doesn’t love some chocolate?!

I’ve had Christmas baking on my mind lately, so yesterday I thought I would experiment a little bit with the whole chocolate dipping thing. I had a big box of Wheat Thins on hand, along with some peanut butter, white chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips. I spread a little bit of peanut butter between two Wheat Thins, sandwiched them together, then dunked the whole thing in melted white chocolate and sprinkled some mini chocolate chips on top.

These “cookies” set up super fast, and when they were ready to eat, I had to exercise some serious will power. This treat is salty & sweet, and so delicious! My husband said these taste kind of like a Butterfinger candy bar that’s been dipped in white chocolate. These White Chocolate & Peanut Butter Wheat Thin Cookies are so easy to make, and only require 4 ingredients! If you’re looking for a fun and tasty treat to bring to a holiday gathering, but don’t feel like spending hours baking, this is for you!

White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Wheat Thin Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 48 Wheat Thins
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1.5 Cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Spread a small amount of peanut butter between two Wheat Thins crackers; repeat until all crackers have been used.
  2. Melt white chocolate chips in microwave at 50% power for one minute; stir. Return to microwave at 30 second intervals until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Dip cracker sandwiches in white chocolate to coat. I use a fork to do this step, which makes it easy to shake excess white chocolate off into the bowl. Set cracker sandwiches on wax paper and immediately top each one with mini chocolate chips as you put it on the wax paper. The white chocolate sets up really fast, so the mini chocolate chips will not stick if you don’t place them on immediately, while the white chocolate is still warm.
  4. Place in refrigerator or freezer for 10-15 minutes to set completely. Store in an airtight container.

If you still feel like you want to bake up some cookies for Christmas, check out my list of 50 Gift-Worthy Christmas Cookies!



Pumpkin Spice Banana Oatmeal

 Posted by on October 13, 2016  2 Responses »
Oct 132016
 

It seems most people either love everything pumpkin spice or hate it with a passion. There’s always a war about it in my Facebook feed around this time every year, and people get very opinionated. I don’t really partake in the ongoing war, but I honestly could enjoy it all year round. I have even been known to make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast smack in the middle of summer, that’s just how much I love it.

It’s a cool fall day here in Maine today, so this morning I made a Pumpkin Spice Banana Oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods because t’s quick, easy, hearty and so versatile. You can pretty much add anything you want to it, and make it sweet, or even savory. Yes, savory oatmeal is definitely a thing, and it’s amazing. I’ll share some of my savory oatmeal recipes with you another time.

Today, I added some banana to my oatmeal. I love adding bananas to oatmeal because it makes it really thick and creamy, and it gives it a really delicious flavor. I also thought it would pair quite well with the pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Banana Oatmeal

This oatmeal is really easy to whip up and cooks in the microwave in just a few minutes. It’s a perfect breakfast for a cool fall morning, and leaves you feeling satisfied until lunch time rolls around.

Pumpkin Spice Banana Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup quick cook steel cut oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana (sliced)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix oats, water and brown sugar in a deep microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 3 minutes.
  2. Add milk, banana slices and pumpkin spice and stir to combine. Return to microwave at 50% power for 1 minute.

Love this recipe? Try my pumpkin spice frosting and pumpkin spice sandwich cookies!

10 Unique Gifts for Foodies

 Posted by on October 12, 2016  No Responses »
Oct 122016
 

Looking for unique gifts for foodies? I am a self-proclaimed foodie, therefore, I have about a million things on my own wishlist. I absolutely love everything about food. I’ve been watching cooking shows since I was a kid, I try new foods on a regular basis, and I cook and experiment in the kitchen whenever I can. Food is a huge part of my life, and I am obsessed with finding cool and unique gifts for foodies like myself! This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

It’s no surprise that foodies love getting gifts that are related to food. It’s literally all we ever think about. Our ears perk up whenever we hear someone mention food, we check out a restaurant’s menu before we even step foot inside of it, and we are always dreaming about what our next meal will be. You can never go wrong buying one of the unique gifts for foodies on my list!

 Foodie Fight: A Trivia Game for Serious Food Lovers Essential Gourmet Finishing Sea Salt Collection Kitchen Hacks: The Ultimate Collection Of Secrets, Tips, & Tricks DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Oversized, Gourmet Chef, Everyday Foodie Kitchen Dishtowel 18 x 28 Food for Thought Crosswords Foodie Craze the Food & Wine Trivia Game to Play Anywhere Anytime Blank Recipe Book: Recipe Journal ( Gifts for Foodies / Cooks / Chefs / Cooking ) [ Softback * Large Notebook * 100 Spacious Record Pages * Cupcakes & … ? Specialist Composition Books for Cookery) Eat Your Bourbon Gourmet Gift Box

If you have a foodie friend, you’ll definitely want to check out these unique gifts for foodies. They are guaranteed to be blown away by anything on this list, and you will be their hero!

10 Unique Gifts for Foodies

First of all, I recommend Dean & Deluca as a perfect place to start when looking for unique gifts for foodies. They have plenty of unique gifts to choose from, like this fancy salt collection, apricot mustard, lobster pot pies, chocolate and sea salt caramels, and a whole lot more!

Farm to People is a food lover’s paradise! They have an awesome selection of foods made by small-batch artisanal producers. Their inventory includes things like spicy stout mustard, bourbon barrel aged green serrano pepper hot sauce, ginger carrot kraut, coconut toffee granola bar and so much more!

Food & Wine Magazine is the magazine for foodies. Any foodie would love a subscription to this magazine packed full of easy-to-follow recipes, secrets from celebrity chefs, tips on finding delicious wines at every price range, and so much more!

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iconHarry & David has been around for a long time (80 years!!), but I have always loved their gourmet food. They have everything you can imagine, including award-winning cheesesfresh and dried fruit, chocolates, meat and seafood, steaks, and cheesecakes, cakes and pies. Surprise your favorite foodie with a beautiful gift basket full of delicious goodies, or a tower of tasty treats!

A Love with Food monthly subscription box is a great gift for foodies who love to eat all natural or organic snacks. Each box includes 16-20 snacks that contain no artificial flavoring, coloring or MSG, no trans fats or hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. Gluten free boxes are also available. Click the banner below to order this fabulous foodie gift!

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I have had my eye on Mouth’s excellent selection of Indie foods for months now. I’m absolutely dying to try out some of their goodies, including bacon peanut butter chocolate bar, drunken monkey banana rum jam, pure bourbon vanilla goat milk caramels, hazelnut whiskey sandwich cookies, artisan cheeses, and so much more! They also have an incredible selection of spirits and wine, like campfire whiskey, OYO stone fruit vodka and sugar wash moonshine. Yum!!

Recipe Journal – Most foodies I know love to cook and create their own recipes. This blank recipe journal is the perfect place to jot down recipe ideas and notes!

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iconStonewall Kitchen has an amazing selection of specialty foods. Check out their boozy bacon barbecue sauce, fig & walnut butter, sriracha honey mustard dip, and dark chocolate sea salt caramel sauce. Any foodie would love these fabulous Stonewall Kitchen products!

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The Professional Chef is a book my husband bought me for my birthday last year, and I absolutely love it. It has everything anyone could possibly want to know about cooking in it. This amazing reference book is one of my favorite gift ideas for foodies and chefs.

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Finally, Treatsie is a great way to deliver the most amazing artisan sweets directly to your favorite foodie’s door! You can pay just once and gift them a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Another option is to send one specialty box with a decadent assortment of artisan sweets. Imagine how excited they would be to receive such a fabulous gift! Get the perfect gift for that special someone: Treatsie’s selection of Specialty Boxes!

 Give the gift of Treatsie artisan sweets!

Which of these unique gifts for foodies will you buy for the foodie in your life?


Oct 112016
 

Baking Cookies Like a Pro is Really Easy!

You may think that baking cookies like a pro is difficult, but all you really need are 6 simple kitchen tools to help you reach your cookie baking goals. These specific tools will give you the results you are looking for – delicious and beautiful, uniform looking cookies, just like the pros make!

The holiday season is upon us, and I am so excited to start baking cookies! I find baking cookies to be so relaxing and enjoyable. I bake cookies for my family to eat, to bring to Christmas gatherings, and I also love baking cookies to give away as Christmas gifts. They are always a huge hit! View my list of 50 Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes for some inspiration!

I know Christmas is still a few months away, but you can start baking cookies now, and freeze them until you need them. I like to bake several batches several weeks before Christmas to save me time later on when things get super busy. Learn how to freeze cookies here.

After baking cookies for several years, I have found that there are a few kitchen tools that make baking cookies like a pro so much easier. These 6 specific tools save a lot of time, and just keep things running smoothly in the kitchen. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Baking Cookies Like a Pro

MIXER – The very first thing I would highly recommend for baking cookies like a pro is a good mixer. Mixing cookie batter by hand is not only very time consuming, but it can also be hard on your wrists. I’d much rather leave all the work up to a mixer. A hand mixer will do, but I absolutely love my KitchenAid stand mixer, and can’t imagine my life without it now! There are so many beautiful colors to choose from, too!

 KitchenAid KSM155GBPB 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl – Plumberry KitchenAid KSM150PSCO Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Cornflower Blue KitchenAid KSM150PSCB Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Cranberry KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red KitchenAid KSM150PSOB Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Onyx Black KitchenAid KSM150PSBL 5 Qt. Artisan Series Stand Mixer –

Silicone Scraping Spatula – After your mixer has done all the work of mixing up the cookie batter, a silicone scraping spatula really comes in handy for scraping down the sides of the bowl, to make sure you get all of the cookie dough.

 KitchenAid Silicone Scraper Spatula, Red Wilton Silicone Spatula Cake Boss Novelty Tools 11-1/2-Inch Silicone Scraping Spatula,

Cookie Scoop – A cookie scoop is a must-have for baking cookies! It takes the guess work out of measuring out cookie batter, and makes all of your cookies uniform in size. No more cookies that are too small or too big!

 Baker’s Secret Cookie Dough Scoop Wilton 417-1112 Stainless Steel Cookie Scoop, Small OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

Farberware Insulated Nonstick Bakeware 15-1/2-Inch x 20-Inch Jumbo Cookie Sheet – This T-Fal AirBake Natural Cookie Sheet is one of the best cookie sheets for baking cookies. First of all, it’s huge! You can bake a lot of cookies all at once on this cookie sheet. It’s non-stick, so the cookies slide right off, and it cleans up so easily. This cookie sheet is very easy to maintain and features a raised lip on the end, making it easy to insert and remove from the oven. I have had my cookie sheet for over 10 years now, and it’s still in great condition!

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Cookie Spatula – When cookie sheets get crowded, this new and improved cookie spatula gets into tight spaces without damaging your cookies!

 Mrs. Fields Cookie Turner Spatula, Red/White by Mrs. Fields

3 Tier Cooling Rack – After your cookies come out of the oven, they need to be cooled. This 3 tier cooling rack is non-stick and easy to clean. I love that it has 3 tiers, so you can cool quite a few cookies on it at the same time. It also collapses for easy storage, and is dishwasher safe!

 Wilton 2105-459 Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack, 15 7/8

Baking cookies for Santa? I am in love with this adorable cookie plate! I think my kids would love to set cookies for Santa out on a plate just for him!

 Mud Pie Welcome Santa Set

These kitchen tools will have you baking cookies like a pro in no time!


50 Gift-Worthy Christmas Cookies

Oct 082016
 

These are 2o of the Best Toys that Teach the Alphabet.

Teaching the alphabet to your kids doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. All you have to do is find the best toys that teach the alphabet, and it will make learning easy and fun! This post contains affiliate links, and I may receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 
Fun ways to teach your children the alphabet also include reading engaging alphabet themed books, introducing them to fun learning apps like ABC Mouseicon, or watching educational YouTube videos.

It’s never too early to start teaching the alphabet to your kids, either. My son, Logan, started singing the entire alphabet song at just 17 months old! Kids really do love to learn when they are having fun doing it.

There are several great toys that teach the alphabet to your kids, too. They will love playing with these alphabet toys for hours, and they’ll be learning at the same time. It’s a win-win!

Do you have any toys that teach the alphabet in your home? If not, check out the list below for some great ideas! If you do already have a collection of toys that teach the alphabet in your home, you might find some new ones to introduce to your kids in the list below.

20 Great Toys that Teach the Alphabet

Kids will love playing and learning with these great toys that teach the alphabet!

ABC-124 Abacusicon – The Melissa and Doug wooden ABC-123 Abacus is a timeless alphabet toy that features 36 colorful double-sided tiles

The wooden frame includes all the letters of the alphabet and numbers 1 through 10 on one side, and whimsical illustrations including an apple, duck, fish, key, moon, grapes, octopus, tie, and house on the other.

Kids love to play with the spinning tiles, and they encourage kids to play, explore, and learn.

This must-have educational alphabet toy is a tremendous value that will last for years!

 Melissa & Doug ABC-123 Abacus – Classic Wooden Educational Toy With 36 Letter and Number Tiles

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ABC Picture Boardsicon – Another fantastic way to work on letter and word recognition is with these adorably illustrated boards.

Your child simply picks a board–the first letter of his or her name is always a good place to start–then fills in the uppercase and lowercase letters and identifies the picture.

He or she can turn it over or take another board and do it all again. With so many letters (each letter in the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase), kids can find infinite ways to play!

 Melissa & Doug ABC Picture Boards – Educational Toy With 13 Double-Sided Wooden Boards and 52 Letters

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Alphabet Lacing Cards – With these alphabet lacing cards, kids can practice their letters and build fine motor skills at the same time!

This value-packed learning set has a shaped lacing board for every letter of the alphabet. Each board features a colorful illustration on one side and a label on the back. They include both oversize uppercase and lowercase letters.

Kids can use the cards as flashcards or match the lace colors to the borders. They can also string together the entire alphabet. There are so many ways to learn and play!

 Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces

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Alphabet Lacing Train – This is one of my favorite toys for teaching the alphabet. Kids will love learning their letters with these cheerful Alphabet Train Lacing Beads.

With the alphabet lacing train, kids can explore the alphabet in any number of ways that encourage a love of language. They can match letters to animals (B is for Bear; E is for Elephant) and spell simple words. They can even spell out their own name!

The sturdy lace on this alphabet train makes stringing the letters together easy. Stringing words together will give kids a real sense of accomplishment

This is a high quality alphabet learning toy that will last for a long time!

 Melissa & Doug Alphabet Train Lacing Beads – 27 Wooden Train Beads, 6 Pattern Cards, and 1 Lace

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Alphabet Learning Mat with Wipe-Off Crayons – Your kids will love this double-sided learning mat that introduces the alphabet in a fun and engaging way.

Using the five included wipe-off crayons, kids can learn how to write letters. This set is perfect for on-the-go learning in restaurants, waiting rooms and when traveling.

 Melissa & Doug Alphabet and Numbers Placemats (Set of 3 Double-Sided Mats) With 5 Wipe-Off Crayons

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Alphabet Puzzle Book – Every page of this magnetic book with removable pieces is “bound” to amuse and educate! Under each piece is either the matching upper and lower case letters or the name of the “attractive” object on the picture.

 Melissa & Doug Wooden Magnetic Alphabet Puzzle Book

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Alphabet Puzzle Cardsicon – These interlocking alphabet puzzle cards are perfect for teaching the alphabet to kids. The self-correcting piece design helps ensure that kids learn alphabet concepts correctly.

This 26 two-piece alphabet puzzle card set is made from heavyweight cardboard, and features colorful illustrations and helpful text. All of the cards can be stored neatly in the sturdy wooden box with sliding lid.

 Melissa & Doug Learn the Alphabet Puzzle Cards With Wooden Storage Box (52 pcs)

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Alphabet Sound Puzzle – This 26-piece wooden puzzle pronounces the correct name of each letter when it is placed correctly in the puzzle board!

The pieces in this set are slightly raised above the puzzle board for easy grasping.

Colorful pictures underneath each piece help reinforce the relationship between letters and their sounds.

TIP: This alphabet puzzle has light-activated sensors. For best results, expose a sensor by removing pieces in a brightly lit room, then make the sound play by replacing the piece in the board.

 Melissa & Doug Alphabet Sound Puzzle – Wooden Puzzle With Sound Effects (26 pcs)

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Alphabet Train Floor Puzzle – This beautifully detailed blue engine is ready to go with familiar objects from A to Z.

This alphabet train floor puzzle is a whopping ten feet long when assembled, and is a very sturdy, colorful puzzle. This alphabet train puzzle will stay looking like new, thanks to its “Easy-Clean” surface and extra-thick pieces.

 Melissa & Doug Alphabet Train Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle – Letters and Animals (28 pcs, 10 feet long)

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Jumbo ABC Chunky Puzzle – Teaching the alphabet is fun with this extra thick wooden puzzle that includes 26 easy-grasp, chunky pieces.

Each alphabet piece in this Melissa and Doug wooden puzzle is shown with a colorful picture that begins with that letter. A full-color, matching letter is shown under each piece, also. Each letter piece stands up and encourages hand-eye, fine motor, letter recognition and pre-reading skills.

 Melissa & Doug Jumbo ABC Wooden Chunky Puzzle (26 pcs)

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Magnetic Chalkboard and Dry-Erase Board – One side is a magnetic chalkboard, the other is a dry-erase board. This portable drawing board comes with three sticks of colored chalk, a dry-erase marker, plus 36 magnetic letters and numbers. Kids will have fun writing letters of the alphabet to make words.

 Melissa & Doug Magnetic Chalkboard and Dry-Erase Board With 36 Magnets, Chalk, Eraser, and Dry-Erase Pen

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Peppa Pig 36-pc. ABC & 123 Foam Cube Puzzle Set – This Peppa Pig foam puzzle set is another one of my favorite toys that teach the alphabet!

With this Peppa Pig alphaet toy, Kids can create a giant, flat puzzle or puzzle cube and learn the alphabet with Peppa Pig!

 The Canadian Group Peppa Pig ABC-123 Foam Cube Puzzle (36 Piece)

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See-Inside Alphabet Peg Puzzle – This wooden peg puzzle includes a piece for each of the 26 letters in the alphabet. A colorful picture under each piece shows an image beginning with the same letter, helping to develop letter recognition and pre-reading skills! This puzzle also encourages hand-eye, fine motor, and visual perception skills.

 Melissa & Doug See-Inside Alphabet Peg Puzzle

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Self-Correcting Alphabet Letter Puzzles – Match these wooden puzzle pairs to make mastering letters and their sounds super easy

The puzzles are self-correcting–each piece has only one match that fits–so kids can play independently and learn at the same time.

 Melissa & Doug Self-correcting Letter Puzzles

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Sesame Street Talking ABC Elmo Doll – Another fun alphabet toy is this Sesame Street talking ABC Elmo doll by Playskool.

This singing ABC Elmo doll is a must-have for your little Sesame Street fan.  Kids will have a blast singing the ABC’s along with Elmo!

 Sesame Street Talking ABC Elmo Figure

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The World of Eric Carle ABC Game Tin – Kids will also have fun learning the alphabet with their favorite literary character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, in this game by University Games.

In this ABC Game, players spin the spinner, move along the game board, and learn the alphabetThe letters and the corresponding animal cards are inspired by Eric Carle’s popular ABC Book.

 

 The World of Eric Carle ABC Game Tin

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Upper & Lower Case Alphabet Puzzleicon – This wooden alphabet puzzle has upper and lower case versions of each letter.

Kids can complete the puzzle by matching the name of the picture to its sound and the shape of the letter to its space. This puzzle includes 52 letters for spelling, puzzling and stenciling fun.

 Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Alphabet Letters Wooden Puzzle (52 pcs)

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VTech Alphabet Apple – This VTech Alphabet Apple is another great alphabet toy that offers eight play modes and movable clock arms for fun interactive learning.

This VTech Alphabet Apple features 8 toddler learning activities with different progressive learning levels to introduce phonics, words, time concepts, music and more!

Don’t forget to grab some batteries too, as the ones included in this VTech Alphabet Apple toy are for demo use only.

 VTech Alphabet Apple

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Water WOW! Alphabet Cards – ON the GO Travel Activity – Discover alphabet flashcards and a reusable coloring activity in one!

This set of 26 learn-and-play cards comes with a chunky, easy-to-grasp water pen. Each card features a different letter of the alphabet.

These alphabet flashcards include both upper- and lowercase letters to trace and also a magic-reveal animal picture to illustrate the letter sound.

Kids love to see the alligator, butterfly, and cow appear as they color in their ABCs! The pictures and letters turn white again as each card dries.

They can be reused endlessly as children improve letter recognition, letter formation, and hand-eye coordination.

The whole set can also be stored in the sturdy box or clipped together to make an on-the-go learning pack!

 Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Splash Cards – Alphabet and Animals

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Write & Wipe ABC Board Book – This Write and Wipe ABC board book is another perfect alphabet toy for little ones learning to write their letters.

Kids will have fun tracing words and counting objects, as well as writing on their own in the space provided.

Each tracing and counting exercise can be repeated and practised over and over again with the ‘wipe-clean’ surface, helping to children to perfect their writing skills.

 Write and Wipe ABC 123 (Scholastic Early Learners)

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What would you add to this list of toys that teach the alphabet?