Snowtime Anytime Inflatable Snow Forts and Indoor Snowballs #Review and #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 25, 2013 | 65 Comments

On Tuesdays we run a ‘preschool’. A friend of mine and her home daycare meet up with me and my homeday care and we run a preschool program for our little ones. When I received ‘Snowtime anytime’  inflatable indoor snow fort  and indoor snowballs from Mastermind Toys, I knew we had fun lesson coming up.

snowball fight

The group consists of four 3 year olds, one two-year old and two one year olds.  We had a lesson plan designed all focused on winter and snow. We began by taking the preschoolers to the table to do their worksheets and craft activity. We talked about snow, seasons, igloos and cold. We read a story about a snowman and sung songs about winter and snow.  We discuss winter activities all morning. The kids were pumped to end out lesson with an indoor snow ball fight.

The kids loved the soft fluffy snowballs. We had 40 of them so they all had plenty to share. They adored the chance to get to throw something in the house, and I adored that they were soft enough not to break or hurt anyone. They are good quality, soft and dense. the cotton did not break apart and there were not ‘white fluffies’ all over my house.

The older children began playing games with the snowballs and making it creative. The little ones just loved carrying them and touch them. The snow balls were a big hit.

The snow-fort was durable and  it was a good size. If our kids were a little older they would have appreciated the for a bit more. They seemed to simply enjoy running around and throwing ‘snow balls’ at each other. I feel that older kids would have used the fort to their advantage rather than simply ignoring it.




This toy was a great addition to our preschool activities and to our  lives. They had a blast and everyone enjoyed the playtime.




I would recommend this toy. It was fun, durable, good quality and very affordable ($39.95 for the snow fort and $19.95 for the bin of snowballs). Thank you Mastermind Toys!

Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned products to sample.  All opinions are honest and my own.


Holiday Giveaway

Enter to win 2 Snowtime Anytime Inflatable Snow Fort

and 2 Indoor Snowballs Packs from Mastermind Toys!

(value $120)

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


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  1. Lynn M says:

    I also like the Thomas Train Table

  2. leslie c says:

    My son is really into legos so my favorite would have to be…LEGO City Cargo Terminal

  3. Kb_carter says:

    Lego friends

  4. Anabel L. says:

    I’m going to have to go with the Sleep Sheep for my little twins. It’s not exactly a toy, but it saves my life, puts them to sleep, and to be honest, I use the second one for myself…

  5. Elaine G says:

    The Radio Flyer Ziggle

  6. Suzanne G says:

    My favourite is the Rainbow Loom Complete Kit as I know my granddaughter would love making bracelets for family and friends.

  7. Pieces of Me says:

    I would LOVE to have the Gigantic 6′ Piano Playmat from Mastermind toys! My kids would go crazy for this toy!

  8. Pamalot says:

    My fave toy is the Magformers set.

  9. Sonya says:

    My daughter & I love the Calico Critters. My son loves all of the science kits & lego.
    Their dress up clothes are fabulous.

  10. Lynn M says:

    Thomas Train Table,still the best

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My favourite is the LeapFrog though they do have a lot of other things I like too šŸ™‚

  12. Jasen H says:

    My favourite is the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

  13. Darwin says:

    I like that plasma car!

  14. Dreena says:

    My favourite toy is this: LEGO Star Wars the Malevolence.

  15. Amy C says:

    I like the LiteHawk XL Outdoor Helicopter

  16. angela m says:

    I love the Melissa & Doug Authentic Metal Grocery Cart

  17. Kristi Renout says:

    I like the leappad ultra.

  18. Andrea Amy says:

    lincoln logs!!

  19. martina says:

    I love that they have the chuggington in wood

  20. jan says:

    some Hexbug Larva

  21. Josh Siemens says:

    the LiteHawk XL Outdoor Helicopter is very nice

  22. Heidi C. says:

    The Complete Rainbow Loom kit for my girls!

  23. Sunshine G says:

    I like the Smart Trike all in one.

  24. Many of them ! Maybe the Radio Flyer Ziggle or Any of the lego set.

  25. Erika E says:

    My favorite is the Elenco Night nā€™ Day Globe.

  26. Jennifer says:

    My little one would like the whistling dolphins bath toy

  27. Amanda Neilson says:

    Love the selection of Melissa and Doug toys!

  28. Sarah says:

    Beep Beep Activity Forest Spiral

  29. Tara Jensen says:

    I seriously love all of their toys, we were there today playing with the solar cars!

  30. Silvia D says:

    Rainbow Loom Complete Kit for my daughter!

  31. Kate Hearn says:

    Anything Thomas! My little guy loves the number 1 special engine

  32. Kim says:

    i like the Jumbo Sock Monkey

  33. Shara W says:

    I like the calico critters

  34. Angela Mitchell says:

    We like the Thomas and Friends Train Table.

  35. charityk says:

    i like the JumpSmart Junior Electronic Trampoline

  36. Marianne says:

    My daughter loves her Rainbow Loom which we bought at Mastermind toys.

  37. caryn s says:

    my daughter loves the Groovy Girls Wheelin’ In Style Car

  38. Angie says:

    I like the Hape dollhouse.

  39. Karine says:

    The new Ninjagos look fun šŸ™‚

  40. Lemon_Cupid says:

    For me, it has to be Thomas – and the table is a must have!

  41. Erika says:

    I love the Lundby Doll House and all the accessories. So cute!

    I ADORE the snow fort and snowballs. I would have so much fun with my daughter. Crossing my fingers šŸ™‚

  42. Karina H. says:

    Love the LEGO Mindstorms EV3

  43. Charity says:

    good olde fashion lincoln logs! šŸ™‚

  44. Gillian Morgan says:

    Plasma Car

  45. Lisa Marie says:

    I really really want Lego Mindstorms!

  46. Bernice says:

    My favorite toy is the Home Sweet Home dollhouse

  47. The Complete Rainbow Loom or a PlasmaCar!

  48. megan scogno says:

    Love Thomas train table and all melissa and Doug’s items!!

  49. Shelley Young says:

    I’m going with my own fave building toy as a kid: Tinkertoy 100 Piece Essential Value Building Set

  50. Crystal Englot says:

    I really like the Hexbug Nano V2 Helix 180. My son would play with that for hours!

  51. Viv Sluys says:

    So many amazing toys and games! My favourite lately has been the Perplexus Labyrinth Games, especially the Epic 360

  52. Jonnie says:

    The Radio Flyer Ziggle looks like tons of fun

  53. stacey dempsey says:

    I love the Laser Twilight Laser Star Projector

  54. susanne mccarthy says:

    Compact Curling

  55. Jenness M says:

    The hexbug battle spider.

  56. Winnie B says:

    The Complete Rainbow Loom kit

  57. Michelle B says:

    My favorite toy is the Playmobil Cargo and Passenger Aircraft.

  58. Tara Gauthier says:

    The lazer maze game looks cool but I know a rainbow loom would be loved by my kids too!

  59. danielle t says:

    I would so love to get my kids the radio flyer ziggle.

  60. Juliee Fitze says:


  61. Laurie B says:

    I really like the Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars.

  62. Brenda A says:

    Funny! I was in Mastermind a few weeks ago and they had this toy out. It was just the inflated part and I had no idea what it was for! This explains it. What a neat idea! I can totally see the thrill of being ALLOWED to throw stuff in the house (and snowballs to boot!)

  63. Rick F says:

    look like fun for the kids

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