Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods, An Alternative Easter Gift

Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods, An Alternative Easter Gift [Ad – Review]

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

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.

Reactor Pods

Reactor Pods

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.

Reactor Pods

Reactor Pods

Beaker Creatures

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.

Beaker Creatures

Reactor Pods

Disclaimer: We were sent the Reactor Pods for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions are entirely my own.

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17 Comments

  1. April 11, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    I understand the pain of all the chocolate, not that I want to sound ungrateful. We give our children a small chocolate egg, a trail, and a book. Then the family indulges them! It used to be really bad as for the first 3 years neither of our twins ate chocolate (weird right??!!!) but my waist line suffered!!

    • mommamack15
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:46 pm

      It’s hard isn’t it when they are gifted to not feel ungrateful, but it’s silly if they are going to go to waste. Sometimes we use them to make crispy cakes instead.

  2. April 11, 2019 / 5:26 pm

    Brilliant idea. They look like fun, I am sure my son would love them as he loves anything a bit like a science experiment.

    • mommamack15
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:46 pm

      He sounds like Mini, she loves experimenting.

  3. April 11, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    Oh this looks like a great alternative! I think I’ll have to get some of these for my girl, she will love them. Looks like you had lots of fun.

    • mommamack15
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:46 pm

      Glad you like the idea.

  4. April 11, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    I think Erin would really enjoy these. She’s very into science and experiments at the minute.

    • mommamack15
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:47 pm

      Sounds like they will be a great treat for her then 🙂

  5. April 11, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    We get an insane amount of Easter eggs so this sounds like a brilliant alternative.

    • mommamack15
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      I’m really aiming to cut down this year on the chocolate for all of us.

  6. April 11, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    These look like fun. Kind of like a bath bomb, my kids would enjoy this. They get too much chocolate at Easter!

    • Anita Faulkner - Brazen Mummy Writes
      April 12, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      Great idea! My little boy has a dairy allergy, so I’m already being asked for Easter egg alternatives. These seem like a reasonably priced option. Xx

      • mommamack15
        Author
        April 12, 2019 / 6:49 pm

        I hope he enjoys them if he has some and that he gets a special treat too.

    • mommamack15
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Yes, I think they must be made from the same stuff as bath bombs, very fizzy.

  7. Thoroughly Modern Grandma
    April 12, 2019 / 6:42 am

    The children do get a lot of chocolate at Easter so it’s always good to have an alternative.

    • mommamack15
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:49 pm

      I agree, and some children don’t enjoy chocolate that much, or can’t eat it so nice that there is a treat option for them too.

  8. April 16, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    This would be such a hit in our home, anything that requires an experiment makes these monkeys happy.

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