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This outdoor toy is kid-approved for tons of fun



Check out this glow-in-the-dark stomp rocket

Kids will burn off lots of energy with this easy to use toy

We got this awesome Stomp Rocket toy in the office and it looked like fun. It comes with an easy to assemble launcher and 4 glow in the dark foam rockets. So, off to visit the grandkids to see for sure.

My 3-year-old granddaughter was very excited to see the box and immediately insisted that we play with it. Outside we go and within a minute or two the launcher was assembled and ready to use. 

It was easy for my granddaughter to put the rockets on herself and she loved stomping on the launch box. She was so excited to see it go up the first time. She turned into a little scientist right away and tried many different ways of getting her rocket into the air. She used her hands, she stomped, she jumped and even got her mom and I involved to see how high it would go and where it would land.

She accidentally broke off a fin on one of the rockets but it still flew. It just changed the trajectory a little and we had a great little conversation about that.

Her 8 and 13 year old brothers even got involved. My older grandson sent it super high. We couldn't even see it for a second or two. My younger grandson did the same thing his sister did and tried several methods of getting it to launch and watching the results.

The manufacturers call this a STEM toy and they are right. Stomp Rockets demonstrate force, trajectory, and the power of science. The foam rockets are soft but durable and super safe. It also comes apart easily and goes back into the box so you can take it with you.

It is a really great way to run off some that endless energy that little kids have because they have to chase down the rockets when they land. Not to mention all the jumping and stomping. There is also a Stomp Rocket Stompin' Science Book you can pair this toy with for even more learning fun. This will make a great birthday or holiday gift for any little kid. We give this toy 5 stars.




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