Endless Summer Package Review and Giveaway!

Chicago in February might be the last thing that would make a person think of summer, but a little bit of warm weather fun came to our northern Illinois home recently in the form of “The Endless Summer Package” by Idea Village. The package consists of three fun products that definitely bring summer to mind: Hover Ball, Snackeez and Squishy Sand.

Endless Summer Package

Hover Ball

Hover Ball

Hover Ball is by far my favorite of the Endless Summer Package items. It is basically one half of a soccer ball with a smooth, flat bottom. It glides effortlessly across carpeted floors (can be used on hard floors, though doesn’t work quite as well). I have two ball-loving kids and we’ve had a lot of fun playing with this hover ball in our basement.





Snackeez is the first ever 2-in-1 snack/drink cup. There’s an easy to open snack compartment nestled inside a large drink cup with straw. My four-year-old has been carrying this thing around non-stop ever since it arrived and so far she has not spilled any water and on the few occasions I’ve let her put a snack in the snack compartment it has stayed perfectly dry. I can imagine bringing a Snackeez full of ice water and a small snack to the lake or on a road trip.



Squishy Sand

Squishy Sand

Squishy Sand is a lot of fun. It looks like regular sand but because it sticks to itself it’s much easier and more fun to mold and play with and doesn’t make nearly the mess you would expect from having a bunch of sand in the house. My kids managed to get it spread around on the floor eventually, but only after several hours of having it out on the table, being used as a “beach” for various dolls and plastic animals. Squishy Sand is a nice change from the usual play-doh.



Peek-a-Boo Puppy Hat

Another item from Idea Village is the opposite of a summer product, but it has been just as delightful for us. My kids have apparently seen the commercials for Flipeez hats…my neighbors could probably hear their squeals of delight when I surprised them with the blue doggy Flipeez. My 6-yr-old has claimed it as her own and has informed me that the kids at school line up to take turns squeezing the button on the side of the hat to make the dog’s ears open up. Not only is it cute, but our Flipeez is also very warm and well made.


Endless Summer Giveaway!

Win this Endless Summer Package!

To help you get through this long winter, we’ve partnered with Idea Village to give away 5 Endless Summer Packages containing a Hover Ball, Snackeez and Squishy Sand!

You can enter our giveaway up to four times, and the last day of entry is Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. Entries must be received by midnight, PDT.

Each comment counts as a single entry:

  1. Simply post a comment about what item you think is coolest (squishy sand, hover ball or Snackeez) and you’re entered in our contest
  2. Share any greenbabyguide.com blog post on FB and let us know which one you shared
  3. Follow The Green Baby Guide on Twitter (and tell us about it in another comment)
  4. Like Idea Village on Facebook and let us know in the comments

Remember, each comment you leave (up to four comments) is another entry! Five winners will receive an Endless Summer Package. Open to US residents only.


  1. What a fun contest. I love the sand and my kids would too.

  2. The hover balls look awesome, but the sand is most exciting to me!

  3. Oh the squishy sand would be so much fun with my 4 yr old grandson.

  4. Liked IdeaVillage 🙂

  5. The hover ball would be a huge hit around here!

  6. looks like fun. I like the cups oh and the sand.

  7. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

  8. Oops, I am supposed to say what item I would like…the hover ball looks cool! Gimme!

  9. The hoverball looks pretty awesome!

  10. Rebecca Stein says

    My kids love the squishy sand the best.

  11. Rebecca Stein says

    Hover ball looks like fun!

  12. Bianca Munoz says

    Squishy sand looks super fun for the family! Thank you!

  13. Bianca Munoz says
  14. Bianca Munoz says

    I follow on Twitter!
    My handle is ThatMomLife

  15. Bianca Munoz says

    Liked IdeaVillage on Facebook.
    FB name is Bianca Norman (married name :D)

  16. my son is dying for a snakeez, but I think the hoverball is cool!

  17. I shared this post on fb. julie meps

  18. followed you on twitter onflgator

  19. Rachel Chaney says

    the hover ball looks like a blast!

  20. Rachel Chaney says

    Liked idea village and shared this giveaway

  21. Rachel Chaney says

    Shared Feb 27th baby food post

  22. Rachel Chaney says

    Squishy sand looks like a fun choice too!!

  23. Shawanna Davis says

    My daughter has been begging for a hover ball. They look the coolest!

  24. Amanda Stepro says

    I am excited about the snackeez cup 🙂

  25. Amanda Stepro says

    I liked idea village on facebook 🙂

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