One of my favorite things as a kid was picking up fun and unique school supplies. I remember when the multicolor pens and pens with highlighters were big. Kids would rush to the stores to pick up school supplies based on what they were seeing other friends and classmates using. I was never big on the folders with celebrities, but did have a trapper keeper covered in stickers. Didn't you? :-)
Even though Savannah is not heading off to school just yet, I did come across a fun product that would make any child happy to include in their backpacks -- Robinsons Fruit Shoot Smencils, which are available at Learning Resources online. So, what is it about these pencils? Well, first off they are chunkier than the average pencil, making them great for little hands and beginning writers. Then, they come in a plastic tube, which is made from biodegradable plastic. I forgot to mention that the pencils themselves are made from 100% recycled paper. :-) But, the cool thing about these pencils is that they are scented. Now, I have bought and used scented pencils in past and was disappointed with the strength of the scent. After one pencil sharpening and a days use, the pencils no longer smelled. Or, if they did, they didn't smell like the fruit scents were supposed to.
“Draw” children’s attention with these unique environmentally friendly Smencils®: scented graphite pencils made from 100% recycled newspaper! These special new scents have been created in collaboration with Robinsons® Fruit Shoots™
- Perfect for
- birthday presents
- party bags
- stocking fillers
- Reward good behaviour
- Encourage children to write
- Set contains five graphite pencils
- Includes the five popular Fruit Shoot scents:
- Summer Fruits
- Blackcurrant & Apple
- Each Smencil stores in its own biodegradable tube, guaranteeing freshness for two years
So, when I was sent a package of gourmet scented Smencils to try, I couldn't wait to see how they compared to other scented pencils I had purchased in the past. Upon taking each pencil out of their recycled plastic tube, you could instantly smell the fresh fruity scents. No, they were not overpowering and smelled up a room. But, they were pleasant to smell as you wrote. I have been using the samples set for over a week now and haven't noticed the scent dwindling away. Instead, they smell as fresh and fruity as the first day I used them. I especially love the summer fruits and blackcurrant and apple scent. Kids will go crazy with these fruit scented pencils, and they will definitely make for a fun discussion with friends. Who knows? Maybe your non-writers will turn to writing or at least doodling just to use their Smencils pencils.
What are you waiting for? Head on over to the Learning Resource online store and order your Smencils today. And, when you are done, make sure you enter the Facebook Competition for your chance to win one of ten sets of Robinsons Fruit Shoot Smencils. Click here to learn more about the competition and how to enter -- http://dmtrk.com/t/17PJ-WJB5-73PSBC-CMLUQ-1/c.aspx.
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.