Disclosure: We were given a Kick Flipper in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own – as always!
My 4-year-old is an equal opportunity sports nut. If there’s a sport out there – he wants to try it, and we encourage it. When he started asking for a skateboard though…yeah no. Not yet, Buddy. Mama can’t stomach that one yet. Then this summer while at Blogger Bash the folks at PlaSmart Toys introduced me to the Kick Flipper and I was instantly intrigued. When they offered to send Jack one to try out? I KNEW he would flip for it (pun completely and totally intended).
It’s basically a skateboard with no wheels. You can use it on the grass, sand, or even carpet. Beginners can learn skateboarding tricks safely! It’s recommended for ages 5+, but as you can see in this little video, my 4 year old had no problem hopping right on and learning some tricks.
So sorry I cut off his cute little, “Did you see that?” at the end. He was so proud of himself.
It’s really lightweight, so it’s easy for him to carry to the park. I also really love letting him use it at home. We have a super long hallway in our apartment building that is fully carpeted, and we had fun taking running jumps onto the Kick Flipper to slide down the hall. I wish I had a bigger living room to play in with this thing! I think it’ll be a great toy to help burn off some energy inside on crazy cold winter days.
The Kick Flipper website has lots of images and tips of tricks to learn on your Kick Flipper. It’s available on Amazon as I write this for $19.99. A great toy that keeps my kid moving, gives him the ability to pretend he’s one of the big guys out skateboarding, and doesn’t break the bank. Plus it’s small, lightweight and easy to store. Always a bonus for us in our tiny city apartment!
Major thumbs up on this one – put it on the Christmas list for the sports crazy kids in your life!