Thursday, January 22, 2015

SNAPO Click, Slide, and Rotate Your Way to Building Fun!

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


My son likes to build things, and he's pretty great at it too. He'll start off reading the directions and make something as suggested. When that works out, the real fun begins and he'll branch out and do his own thing. Some of the concoctions he comes up with really crack me up. He's got a great imagination! One way to encourage both (his love of building and his imagination) is through Snapo.


There are a lot of different brands of building blocks/kits, but for me, there a few things that really make Snapo stand out above the crowd. First and foremost, I like that they come with a storage container. This handy plastic jar makes it easy to store the pieces when they're not in use, and they help make clean-up a breeze too. It's a vertical container too, so it doesn't take up hardly any space at all.

Second, I like that there are not a bazillion pieces in the kit. While huge building kits have their place, it's also nice to have a smaller container like this one, where projects can be made quickly and with ease.

Third, we really like that these little pieces are so sturdy!

Fourth, these pieces are easy to assemble, and they don't come off until you take them off (yet they pop off very easily when you're trying to do so intentionally). They snap, slide, and/or rotate (loving that they rotate!) at will, and honestly they're just so easy to work with....this little set has become and instant household fave.



Last night after dinner and just before bed (hence the jammies ;) ) my son and I took these out to build. Above you see he made a little Palm Tree, a house, and a little guy.



And then he made a little car for his guy (with a propeller on the back, in case the little guy needed to go really fast ;) ).

These SNAPO blocks were such a huge surprise to me. I had no idea how much I was going to really like these, but I do! And I recommend them to anyone who has a little one who likes to build. They've got every single thing I would ask for, if I made a list of what I'd like to see in blocks. There are many different styles/sizes of sets to choose from...take a look around and see what you like! These are recommended for children ages 3+

You can learn more about SNAPO by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

91 comments:

Ben Butler said...

That looks like a great building set. I'm a big fan of blocks for kids. It's such a stimulating activity for their brains.

Echo A said...

These look like so much fun! I bet my kids would love them!

Donna L. Ward said...

Oh my gosh - I would have loved this - I do like details - but, my son just put a few pieces together and forgot about them moving onto fantasy with his bigger toys :) Great post here

Sandee said...

My son would have loved these. I can't tell you the hours and hours he and I played with his Lego's. We had a great time. These look far more flexible than Lego's.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Christy Maurer said...

He sure looks proud of his creations! I like how sturdy they look! Kyle would have had fun with those!

Masshole Mommy said...

He looks like he is having fun! My two love to build, so I am sure these would be a hit in my house, too.

alissa apel said...

That looks like fun! I'd have to get 4 sets though, so you could build more and more things.

mail4rosey said...

You can order bigger sets. This one was just for review. ;)

Pat Hatt said...

Always fun to build and branching out and having him build his own thing sure keeps the imagination alive.

Lesley said...

This looks awesome. I know my 8 year old boy really loves building sets.

Kristi Maloney said...

These sets look really durable! Looks like your son had lots of fun. My oldest would have enjoyed a set like this. He loved building sets. Nowadays it's nothing but video games it seems! Geeze........

Melissa Bo said...

These sets look great! It looks like he is having lots of fun!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison is so into building things lately. I bet she would love this. These are the kind of toys I look for. The ones that really encourage children to use their imaginations!

Shop with Me Mama said...

I love all the new building sets that are coming out. So much fun for the kids!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Perfect for any kid

Pam said...

My son used to love building sets like this. I like the storage container it comes in. So convenient.

debdenny said...

Oh my grandson would have a fit over this., Looks like fun

Courtney B said...

well my kids LOVE legos and these are very similar to those so i'm sure my kids would love. thanks for sharing a new toy with us!

Lady Lilith said...

This is such a cute toy. I have not seen this one before.

Sandy Klocinski said...

What a great building set! I bet kids love them. These are the kinds of toys parents should be looking for

becca said...

What a cool toy to have. My son would love playing with this.

Cara W said...

These are the kinds of gifts I love to give! I love it when I see children playing or creating with the use of their hands - like this awesome toy, crayons, paper, pencil, etc.! :) - Cara of Stylish+Geek Blog (http://StylishGeekBlog.com)

Ai Sakura said...

Yeah some toys just have too many pieces or are too complicated. Sometimes simple toys are the best as they allow kids to maximise their creativity and imagination!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Maria Long said...

I love building toys for kids, it allows their imagination to soar as well as their fine motor skills.

Jenna said...

Okay, I have a feeling this would be a huge hit in our house

Heather said...

My nephew would love these - he loves building with blocks and legos.

Christina Berry said...

These look like a lot of fun. Betting my nephew would love them! Thanks for sharing!

Nina Say said...

My two year old would flip out over this. She is all about building things, and loves all block type toys.

Mimi said...

Such a fun looking toy. My guys love to build.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

How fun! This would keep my kids busy for hours! Amber N

Chrystal Mahan said...

These look like a lot of fun. We love building block sets. We have a whole city or two in our basement.

Jeanine M said...

I haven't heard of snapo before! Looks like loads of fun. We love building here so this would be great for our kiddos!

ACM'smommy said...

So much fun! My son would love these! He loves to build thing and take them apart and start all over again!
~Amanda

Mary O'Malley said...

This is a really cool product. It looks like a lot of fun for kids.

Binky said...

They look like fun!

Olivia Schwab said...

This looks like fun! It seems similar to legos but a little different! I'm sure my younger cousins would love to play with these!

Trisha Grimes said...

This looks like something my nephew would enjoy playing with. I think my daughter would have a blast building with these too!

Susan@Organized31 said...

I'm not familiar with Snapo, but all 3 of my kids loved building with blocks and these look top quality.

Mama to 5 said...

Those are great. I bet my boys would love these, they love building with blocks!

Lois Alter Mark said...

Those are awesome! My son would have been all over them when he was younger.

Melanie Walsh said...

My kids prefer building kits that allow them to use their imaginations rather than a set plan. They would get a kick out of these.

Censie Sawyer said...

I love finding toys like this. They are educational and fun for everyone!!

The Lucky Wife said...

I've been looking for ideas like this .... my son loves to build, too, and these look GREAT! Thanks!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

That sounds like a fun toy! he seems to love it alot

joy said...

I love toys that allow kids to be creative. My girls are still on the young side, but they already love their magnetic tiles and legos. I imagine this would be a hit in the future as well.

Michael D'Agostino said...

I'm glad it says three PLUS... I definitely fall into the plus range.

ANNIE M said...

It's a cool new twist to legos! Great for fine & gross motor skills :)

Lisa said...

My kids would love this. I"ll have to check into getting them this.

lil_lady_dz said...

My kids would love this, they are really big on there block sets, great way to get them to be creative and also learn.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Are you serious????? I have five sons and I've gone this long without hearing of snapo???? Where in the heck have I been? I have got to get these for Matt and Katie!

Lexie Lane said...

Oh wow! Like large versions of lego! But they look big enough so that a 4 year old can easily get into them. Cool!

Elizabeth O. said...

I’m sure my nephews would love these too. It looks like he enjoyed it much!

Kiwi said...

I never heard of Snap but they look fun to play with. I am sure kids would go wild with their creativity playing with these!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have never heard of Snapos before but they would be perfect for my great nephew and my nephews. These kind of toys are great for kids because they play with them for hours. Thanks for sharing.

Christie C said...

A great way to build! My son has been nuts for these kinds of sets lately!

Faithfully Free Blog said...

I have never seen these before, but they look amazing! With Minecraft being all the rage, I'm sure my boys would LOVE these.

Kori Tomelden said...

Those definitely look like they would be a hit with my s/o's boys. They love building with legos.

Lynndee said...

My son loves those kind of toys. He loves to build and recreate and that's why he loves LEGO too.

Wendy said...

Oh, building toys are the #1 thing in our house right now, and I hadn't seen these! Thanks for sharing!

Annie Stow said...

These look cute. My four year old would love to play with them!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

So fun! My son would love playing with this.

Kay Adeola said...

My sons would love this.Looks like a lot of fun.

Chrystal Mahan said...

We are big fans of them. My husband and I get in there with kiddo and build/play, too!

Ashley Gill said...

This is awesome! It seems like Legos are everywhere but these take it a step further. My husband would enjoy this just as much as my little guy!

~ Noelle said...

That looks like a great thing to take on road trips too :)

April Grant said...

My son loves LEGOS... I'll have to check into these SNAPOS. I'm sure it'll be something he'll enjoy too.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Oh those video games! Gosh. Aren't they something?

Maddi'sMommy said...

My daughter loves tinker toys such as this and I love getting them for her.

Sarah Minnesota Mama said...

These look like a blast! My kiddos would love them!

Melissa Vera said...

My teenage daughter will love this kit. She loves to build.

Colette S said...

I love when they follow the first instructions and then just branch out on their own. Such fun!
I like these toys.

Margarita Ibbott said...

My son is 13 years old and he still loves building sets. He really likes the bigger pieces also because it makes the models larger with few pieces. Thanks for the review.

Cam said...

My son would love these. He's such a little builder/architect/engineer kid. He totally gets it from his Dad!

Pamela King said...

My baby would love this as well....

Becca Wilson said...

I have never seen anything like these before and my son and daughter would love them. Perfect for fingers that are not quite ready for the intricacy of legos.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love building toys like these because they allow kids to be creative. They also promote pretend play.

Janeane Davis said...

I have never met a child who did not enjoy building toys. These look like great fun.

Amanda McMahon said...

Another great way to be creative and work on fine motor skills.

Bonnie Gowen said...

All my kids love building things. I bet they would love something like these. I will have to visit their website.

Jaredamy said...

Wow, now that is pretty amazing! My kids would love these toys!

Jennifer Pilgrim said...

You may have a future engineer on your hands! Snap looks like a fantastic product and he looks like he loves playing with it.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

these look like a lot of fun! I am sure they are a hit with the little ones

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Oh wow - looks really fun to work on and enhances creativity too.

Nexlegacy Performance Institute said...

What a great learning too. My kids love anything that evolves building so I'm going to have to check these out.

Chene

Victoria said...

It sounds like it is so fun. I know my boys would go crazy if they had this.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I really like that the pieces aren't so small. That makes it so much easier for little hands to snap them together.

CourtneyLynne said...

This looks like a fun set!!! My daughter loves building so she would love something like this!

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

I love anything that encourages building with my kids. This looks like a really fun set.

Belinda said...

This looks really neat! I like that the pieces aren't teeny tiny. My kids have had several sets where the pieces were so small, they were hard for their little hands.

MikiHope said...

These really look great to use those fertile imaginations and build up worlds never before imagined!! I knew a few boys back when who are now all grown up who would have loved this--and had they been around back then--I would have bought it for them!!

Onica MommyFactor said...

He did really good with those SNAPO blocks. I like that their big and easy to put together for kids.