Our Kids Rock Out with Paper Jamz2:04 AM
We sometimes get amazing opportunities to try out new and innovative toys. This week was no exception, as we received a few of the new Paper Jamz products from Walmart to give them a test drive. My boys were SO excited. I had never heard of them before this project, but my kids had apparently seen all the commercials and knew exactly what they were when they arrived.
No sooner did we open the box, then the 3 oldest boys ran into their rooms to put on their "music video" clothes. This is no lie. They emerged wearing something from a rock-a-billy band, and then headed outside to set up a cozy spot on our front stoop to jam out. They even brought the dog's bed so he could get in on the action. (Bonus points if you can spot the chicken in the background.)
These toys were pretty cool. As a drummer in high school and college, I thought that the drum set one was amazingly accurate in sound and ability to play. You can use these toys to play along with one of 3 songs or do a free-style session. My boys were content to play song #1 on the guitars (which was "Sweet Home Alabama") over and over again.
Here is the video that my kids put together. It features two guitarists and one kid that thinks being in a band involves wearing a fake mustache. We couldn't hear the guitars well over the wind since they were playing outside, so we used an overlay of the exact song that they were playing.
You can get the Paper Jamz toys at the Walmart website for under $25. This is an incredible way to get kids excited about music. (And my hubby keeps playing the guitars, as well.)
Want to see some other really fun Paper Jamz videos? My friends Lynnae and Melissa also made one. Please check them out!