Following on from my initial #my99psummer post, I decided we must be due for a #my99psummer with @99pstoresuk update! So here it is.
Monkey has been obsessed with all things aviation since our aviation day and then our trip to the Air Tattoo at Fairford a couple of weeks ago. He’s been playing with his airport a lot since then so it seemed natural that this was the next bargain to give him……
He loves this plane – it makes an engine noise and has flashing lights.
Sadly the lights and sound no longer seem to be working, I think there was quite a bit of continuous button holding from Monkey involved, but he still seems to love this new aeroplane.
I hadn’t been in my 99pstore bargain bag for a week or two, so decided that I really should remedy this. What to pick out? It was a lovely afternoon so I decided on an outdoor activity or two.
First out of the packet were the 3 ‘Cars’ themed frisbees. Monkey had never seen a frisbee before, and it had to be said that I am not the best frisbee thrower in the world! But we had a great time and they are just the right size for Monkey and for our small garden.
The pack of 3 frisbees kept us amused for ages. He loves Cars and Lightning McQueen too, so this established the frisbees as an instant hit anyway. I can see these being well used by Monkey this summer.
We had a break and then decided to open the pack of Gliders. There are 3 different styles of glider in the pack and 4 kits for each style – 12 gliders in all, a bargain for 99p!! We agreed that I would assemble one of each style (they are made of a thin foamy material so a bit too delicate for a 3 and half year old Monkey to assemble himself). There are instructions on the back of the packet …..
…… and they are very easy to make – phew!
….. and they actually do fly! I did get the red one doing loop the loops – by accident, but still, quite impressive.
When Daddy P is around I’ll have to get him to video us flying the gliders, I took some footage but it hasn’t come out very well.
Now I do have to say that these gliders are not made of the sturdiest material and a heavy-handed Monkey has already broken two out of the three planes, but a bit of sticky tape and they’ve been back in flights. For 99p I really can’t complain. We have enough in the pack to give one to each of his NCT buddies when we next see them too, and still have a few spares left over. I can see that these may not last much past the summer, but we’ll certainly have some fun with them. Chucks away and off we go!