Last weekend my family and I went to the Simon® Fun Lab Tour at the Brea Mall. Simon provided an interactive event that’s all about having fun with PBS, Care Bears™ Strawberry Shortcake™ and more.
The interactive events featured activities hosted by Brea Mall, Simon, PBS, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. Families walked through engaging themed “Fun Zones” featuring exciting activities for kids of all ages.
PBS Fun Zone
PBS KIDS, the number-one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. There’s always something new to discover when you visit a PBS KIDS Fun Zone. Mia and her friend played and imagined with the newest PBS KIDS toys including wooden trucks with puzzle pieces.
#ShareYourCare with the Care Bears!
First introduced in 1982, Care Bears has become one of the world’s most popular and beloved children’s properties, known to children and adults through consumer products, greeting cards, and an animated tv show. The Care Bears share hearts and hugs with children, helping them understand feelings and emotions through love, music, belly badge magic and Care Bear hugs.
Mia created her very own Belly Badge with the Care Bears! With a station full of markers and sticker badges that looked like fuzzy bear bellies, you could use your imagine to be any kind of Care Bear your heart desires.
Once you make your badge, kids can get their picture taken with it and post it to the #ShareYourCare wall.
She also got a peek at the new Care Bears home entertainment from Lionsgate, and checked out the softest and most cuddly, huggable Care Bears plush ever that will be on hand from Just Play.
It’s a Berry Good Time with Strawberry Shortcake
Mia’s favorite was the Strawberry Shortcake friendship bracelet making station where she created a special bracelet!
There were several colorful beads, letters, and of course…strawberries!
There were lots of Strawberry Shortcake toys to play with as well from The Bridge Direct, plus previews of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD from Fox Home Entertainment.
Mia tried out all the new Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake apps at the iPad station. I couldn’t get her away!
Mia tested her skills at Corn Hole, Plinko, and Spin Wheel for the chance to win prizes.
The giant Plinko board was a blast, where two friends can play each other with over-sized plastic discs.
The Simon Fun Lab is one of several educational entertainment programs and seasonal events held throughout the year in conjunction with the Simon Kidgits Club®. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit www.simon.com/kidgits.