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I hold in my hot little hands a pair of super cute Text Bands. Text Bands are a new toy from Hallmark meant to promote positive communication between kids. Hallmark Text Bands allow kids to send text messages wristband to wristband, expressing themselves and spreading encouragement in a fun, new way. Kids enter up to 10 characters into the screen on the band and bump fists or shake hands to pass the message.The bands are sold separately and can be purchased at Hallmark stores.
I have TWO ways you can get a set for free!
1. This Saturday, July 21, from 1-3pm Hallmark and Radio Disney are celebrating the launch of Text Bands with a party at The Wooden Key Hallmark (Village Park Plaza | 1950 E Greyhound Pass, Carmel). Each kid will receive TWO free text bands while supplies last. That way they can have one and give one to a friend. Also at the party, the Radio Disney Road Crew will lead kids in games, dancing, singing and other fun activities for two hours. Families can enter to win a variety of prizes including four Six Flags tickets, a trip for four to Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif. and Kelly Clarkson concert tickets. Cody Simpson fans also can enter for a chance to win a Cody Simpson autographed Text Band, and bring a letter to the pop star that will be hand delivered.
2. I am giving a set away to one lucky reader. Leave a 10 character comment on the Indianapolis with Kids Facebook Page for one entry. Send out a 10 character tweet with the hashtag #indianapoliswithkids on Twitter for another entry. Leave a 10 character comment in the comments section below this post for a third entry! Entries will be closed on Friday at noon and a winner will be selected from all entries by 11pm on Friday, July 20th.
I’m envisioning some road trip fun between siblings with Text Bands. Or, when we go to the State Fair or anywhere else crowded, I might type in our phone number on one of them and have my daughter wear it so that it flashes across the screen on her wrist in case she gets separated from us… There are so many cool purposes that Hallmark Text Bands can serve in a set or individually. Text Bands can also be used for fun word games that your kids can create on their own or try some that I found on the Text Bands Website.