I am thrilled to share my review of Silly McGilly, a wonderful St. Patrick's Day tradition. This is an adorable book and toy set, featuring Silly, a funny leprechaun who likes to play "tricks" during the days leading up to St. Patrick's Day. Silly is fun and educational for the home or classroom!
The makers of Silly McGilly were kind enough to offer a FREE set to one "lucky" family. Enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this post for your chance to win.
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary set as well as compensation for my time and effort to review this product. All opinions are my own and I was in no way required to write a positive review.
I have two daughters - a 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old, and they both instantly loved Silly as soon as we opened up the box. Both the 8" toy and the 8.5" x 8.5" book are made of high quality materials. If you choose the keepsake box option, it comes in a very sturdy and colorful box with 2 compartments, so everything can be easily packed away for next year's St. Patrick's day, or it can be given as a gift.
After opening the box, I immediately read the book to my eager daughters. The beautifully illustrated book tells Silly's story about what leprechauns are, where they come from, and how they like to play tricks during the St. Patrick's Day season. Silly McGilly enjoys going to children's homes and playing tricks while they are sleeping. All you have to do is place the Silly McGilly toy next to a window at night and that is the invitation for the "real" Silly to come visit the family's house. When you wake up, see what tricks he was up to!
In our house, Silly did a combination of tricks as well as educational activities. My kids were completely amazed when he turned the toilet water green, or when he turned all the family photos upside down. They also thoroughly enjoyed it when he left activities for them to do. (Tip: Silly McGilly's website has many printable activities such as coloring pages, treasure hunt, rhymes, mad libs and more!)
The tricks and activities you can do are endless, but there are tons of ideas in the Silly McGilly book and the Silly McGilly website that can be done with kids at home or in the classroom.
Ideas for Tricks:
-turn toilet water green
-turn breakfast foods green
-hang all the pictures on the wall upside down
-switch shoelaces with green ones
-tape Silly's own picture over a family photo
-switch around all the children's name tags
-leave chocolate coins in shoes
-leave green goodies in lunchbox
Ideas for Activities:
-leave coloring pages of Silly McGilly with only green crayons or markers to color
-treasure hunt with clues leading up to a treat of chocolate coins
-scavenger hunt with a list of items that Silly hid around the house
-leave behind materials for a St. Patrick's Day craft
-leave shamrock cut-outs to be used for learning games
-leave a St. Patrick's Day puzzle to be solved
Silly McGilly can be purchased at http://www.sillymcgilly.com/.
For a chance to win a FREE set, enter the giveaway below. A random "lucky" winner will be selected, and they will get their set just in time for the St. Patrick's Day season. (Please note: the giveaway is only open to U.S. residents)