This post has been sponsored by Stomp Rocket, D & L Company LLC, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
So we’ve been in a cycle of rain in Florida. Day after day of rain has prevented outside activities and using the pool. We finally had a rain-free day (although it looked like it was going to again) and tired of seeing the kids on their devices, we wanted them to get in some physical activity.
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With the goal of getting them outside, I decided to put the iPads away for the day and pull out a surprise I’ve been holding.
Of course, we were met with immediate disdain at the thought of putting away electronics. But when Evan saw the box, he was excited and went to quick work reading the directions and assembling. The surprise was The Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes set. The set features 3 unique stunt planes (designed by aeronautical engineers to loop, glide, and flip).
Wondering how to get them to break free from electronics?
With 3 kids, three was the perfect amount! Each picked the stunt plane that appealed to them and anxiously awaited their turn while Evan sat up the stomper.
You don’t need any fuels to launch a rocket–this rocket toy is launched using air and the stomping power of the child. The height of the plane is determined completely by the force of whoever is stopping on the air bladder. Because they are soft foam, there’s no worry of broken windows or scratched cars. Recovery is easy as the furthest it went was the next yard.
Luckily we were able to play quite awhile while the weather held out. The wind was perfect today as it took each plane on a light glide over our yard and the neighbors. It doesn’t sound far but with the wind, it took some nice twists and turns often starting one direction and ending in a completely opposite direction.
Summary: We were all a big fan of the Stomp Rocket. The kids thoroughly enjoyed playing with it, having a blast stomping and watching the twists and turns. The adults enjoyed watching them have fun with it as well as there was not one fight. With many games, kids are competitive and fight. This was so enjoyable for all. At $29.99 it is affordable and well worth the price tag. This is something they will definitely use again and get much use from.