Every year our house gets inundated with chocolate at Easter time, in fact we still have a few eggs left from last year. For those that want to give a small gift at Easter, there are lots of alternatives around in the shops this year. Mini was recently sent some Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods to put to the test, as an alternative Easter gift.
Beaker Creatures is a new, exciting science themed series of collectibles from Learning Resources. The Beaker Creature have travelled through space in their Reactor Pods, which need to be opened to unleash the creatures inside.
There are 35 different creatures to collect from 5 different families. There is also a super rare 24 carat creature to try to find. Once they have been unleashed, children can then use their science skills to identify the creatures using classification cards that come in every box. Each creature also comes with a fact sheet, with science quizzes and experiments to try.
Mini opened each of her Reactor Pods and discovered that she had one orange, one green and two purple pods. To unleash the creatures you need to drop the pods into water. The pods look a bit like bath bombs. As each pod was dropped into the water it started to fizz and melt. Mini loved watching the water change to the different colours as each pod went in.
After a few minutes the pods had dissolved leaving small plastic eggs each with a Beaker Creature inside. Mini quickly set to work drying and opening them to see which ones she had got. She was pleased that she had Twinkle, that she had seen on the Reactor Pod box and hoped she would get. She was also pleased that she has four different creatures, two from the same family. Mini enjoyed answering the science questions on the fact sheets within each box.
At just £4.00 the Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods are a great pocket money treat. They can be collected as creatures on their own, or combined with some of the Beaker Creature play sets too. I would definitely consider them as a great alternative to chocolate for an Easter treat.
More information about the entire Beaker Creatures Range can be found on the Learning Resources website.
Disclaimer: We were sent the Reactor Pods for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are entirely my own.