Big Sister E attended a three-week camp at her preschool this summer and, just as I had suspected, she loved every minute of it.
Along with all of the play and activities that they did indoors and out, one of the aspects that she enjoyed telling me about each day was which of her classmates' Special Day it had been and, more importantly, what they had brought in for show-and-tell.
Therefore, when it came time for her to decide what item she wanted to bring in for her day, it was a major decision for her. After pondering each stuffed animal or toy, she just wasn't satisfied with any of them and I could see her starting to fret as it wasn't long before she had to head out the door.
As luck would have it, I had just the thing to show her that I knew she would be absolutely thrilled with: My Pet Firefly by Gemmy.
For the past 25 years, Gemmy Industries Corporation has been the premier industry trendsetter in the fields of holiday home decor, advanced animatronics, and unforgettable novelty items. After the many positive reactions to their Butterfly Collection, which give the appearance of a real butterfly in a jar, My Pet Firefly was was added to the family.
At first glance, this jar appeared to be not much more than a traditional, old-fashioned canning jar with a lid. But one tap unlocks the magic and kids (and adults) of all ages are mesmerized by the comically-styled firefly as it realistically flits and flies around inside.
It truly took around half a second from the moment that Big Sister E saw the blue glow and flicker before her face lit up into a huge smile. The luminosity created an eye-catching light effect and the flickering and tapping really does look as though we've caught a live lightning bug from out in our yard (something she has a great time doing but then is also a little scared when it actually happens).
Having immediately decided that yes, this was the perfect item to bring in for show-and-tell, when I picked Big Sister E up that day she couldn't stop talking about how much her teachers and friends were amazed at My Pet Firefly. She proceeded to happily place the jar next to her bed (it makes a uniquely interactive nightlight) and both she and Little Sister B have found it just as incredible in the days that have followed.
Whether in the light or tucked away in the dark...
...My Pet Firefly has proved to be a big hit for everyone who has seen it. The girls can often be found just sitting in front of the jar tap, tap, tapping on it and then watching wide-eyed as the firefly flits around and makes its soft tinkling sounds as it bumps against the sides.
Available in green, blue and pink, all that these require are three AA batteries (which come included and installed) and a little imagination and you have a gift that is sure to amaze for years to come. Retailing for $14.99, My Pet Firefly is available at Cracker Barrel and Kmart stores nationwide.
For everything from Halloween costumes to outdoor living items to the magic of butterflies and fireflies, Gemmy has a wide selection of products that are sure to delight the lucky recipient (even if that's you). And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to share the enchantment of these unique pets as well, because...
One lucky person will win a My Pet Firefly from Gemmy!
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A big thank you to Gemmy for providing a My Pet Firefly for review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.