Mokuru is the latest desktop toy to hit our shores and consists of a 9cm wooden cylindrical shaped piece with rubberised end pieces. The idea is that you flick it from side to side and it will bounce across the floor multiple times as well as it’s ability to spin around so I can see how it can easily become an addictive finger toy that can keep you occupied for hours. Available in seven bold colours, we received the red one to try out.
On first viewing it seems like a simple toy and you wonder how it’s going to perform but once you try giving it a roll, it’s really interesting how you can balance it and flick it from end to end. My 9yr old daughter was fascinated with it and spent much time in the hallway on the floor trying to fathom it out.
We found Mokuru to be a fun in that it can either be played on your own or with others, flicking it across the table to each other was a preferred one ( I can see this being popular for kids in restaurants passing the time whilst waiting for their food!). A hard surface is a must so either a table, hard floor, desk, windowsill – you name it, there is always somewhere you can find to flick it around!
Miss M is progressing well and you can see her initial attempts in the video below, it gives you an idea of the way it works and as you can tell she is completely absorbed with the toy seeing how many times she can flick it around:
Mokuru is definitely the next must have craze to hit the UK after the fidget spinner and will be sure to have kids and adults up and down the country competing to see how many times they can flick the toy across the floor!
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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.
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We bake cookies, explore nature and go geocaching, build an indoor tent or fort with sofas and some bed sheets, play Frisbee, put together a jigsaw puzzle or plan a scavenger hunt.
We make up stories, play board games, go to the park, make play doh, play in the garden.
board games or baking
we do baking or we go swimming
Play a board game, or maybe watch an old DVD.
we get out of the house whatever the weather
Arts and crafts and baking
We take the dog for a walk in the woods. Great for blowing the cobwebs away and good exercise too.
We go for a walk and count up how many of a particular thing we can find… puppies, cats, blackbirds etc x
films and games
We pull an activity from our rainy day jar when we are bored, we fill it with fun ideas of things to do
Arts and crafts and natures trail
That looks like fun the kids allowed thousands of hours with them that’s what kids are short of playing with toys instead of let Computers or mobile phones
Try to get out for a walk or geocaching, although sometimes we just end up watching TV!
We find jobs, or fun things to do. If the weather is good we’ll go out somewhere, even if its only the park.
If the weather is bad, than its board games and maybe a film.
We grab the crafts box, so simple, spud painting, collage kids love it !
I could hear my own mum’s answer when I read that question- “Read a book!”
This may work sometimes but at other times we play games if we’re bored.
We have a treasure hunt around the house x
we watch the birds and butterflies in the garden abd count the variety
we bake cupcakes when the weather is horrible and when were bored
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Baking and trips to the local petting zoo
have a dvd-a-thon…usually good when we have no plans to go out
I get them to draw pictures and colour them in!
Build dens, colouring, baking arts & crafts.
Watching movies and going to the park
We take all the hounds to the local beach
We live opposite a swimming pool centre so we go swimming or to the park next to it, or even just in the garden xXx
Baking or crafting/colouring are some of our favourite activities.
We have a massive crafts box. We have a book with ideas, and we choose one each time that we are bored.
Baking, they always enjoy it and you get cake at the end!
Indoor picnic and movie times, snuggle times! Make tents, colouring, painting – reaDing
I have a crafts set which they do
I read a book, but I’m rarely bored!
Lego and book 🙂
I tend to doodle the most amazing yet unrecognisable things 😉
We have big boxes of lego and a dress up box which keeps them entertained
Lots of crafts
Go for a walk to the park!
Electronics Nintendo switch phones etc
My niece and I like to craft on Sunday afternoons.
do a crossword or wordsearch puzzle
We like to bake or build dens or read some books
Probably go for a walk
we take walks out over cannock chase, if the weather isnt suitable we will do some crafting 🙂
Do art/colouring activities
Crochet or go for a walk
Either we go to the park for a walk and to play on the outdoor toys but we also read books,draw pictures or watch a movie together.
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stories and movies
Go for a nice walk xxx
film days, get all the covers and pillows down and make a big bed on the floor x
Crafts out of our recycling, a make shift sports day or obstacle course outside
crafts and baking
I put some music on and start dancing!
Arts and crafts, colouring and board games
Play Doh or Drawing
Play a board game
Arts and crafts or go for a walk
Play a computer game or go out cycling.
We normally play a board game or take a walk to the park 🙂
reading one 🙂
We usually do some baking or get the playdough out.
The eldest always cooks or bakes when she’s bored and the younger one loves playing cards with grandad
we go to the park
Baking x x
Lots of trips to the zoo! Animals are very entertaining!
We play a lot of board games.
We love messy play
Usually watching TV or playing games
I do colouring with or without the kids (just depends which book I use lol)
We can while away a good hour or two playing card games, mainly snap and pairs!
My play board games.
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Bug collecting in the garden then identification using educational books
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a big build session with lego