Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™Review & #Giveaway

Smart Snacks Alpha Pops

Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™ from Learning Resources allow children to pop together a rainbow of frozen treats to match uppercase and lowercase letters. They are fun to play with and offer many benefits to children’s development.   They are great for classrooms, homeschools or really, anyone!
Meant for ages 2-5, these pops are:
  • Double-sided to include all 26 letters
  • Self-checking by color
  • Also great for fine motor skills and imaginative play!
  • Single Alpha Pop™ measures 4″L x 1.25″W
  • Ages 2+
This is a “guest review” from my son’s preschool teacher, Mrs. O, who is the teacher for the Peer Model preschool program at our town’s elementary school.  She’ll be doing a few other reviews for us so you’ll get some feedback from special education teachers like Mrs. O as well as the school’s Occupational Therapist who also works alongside Mrs. O.  My son loves being able to share mom’s “blog packages” with his friends at school, and I love that we’re able to pay things forward to our community through my blog.

The students are highly motivated by the Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™ popsicles and enjoy doing this activity individually as well as in pairs. The pops are easily adaptable for students with various ability levels; students can simply match colors or work on matching upper with lowercase letters.

With more advanced students you can incorporate letter sound knowledge by playing an “I Spy” game for specific letter sounds. When left to explore the activity themselves, after matching the uppercase letter with the lowercase letter, several students proceeded to put the popsicles in ABC order.

Not only is the activity great for learning academic skills but it also incorporates motor skills such as bilateral coordination; our school OT loves this activity because student need to coordinate both hands to place the two sides of the popsicle together.

One of my readers will win a set of Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™!  ($17.99 ARV)


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We received a sample of this product to facilitate this review.  Opinions are original.

 

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • I'd love the POP for Sight Words game!
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  • The Pretend & Play Kitchen Set looks like fun!
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  • I would love to try the color bean bags with my little men.
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  • I love popsicles! I could use some right now with this warm weather.
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  • I would like to try the Cash Bash® Electronic Flash Card. I think this is great, because our youngest child likes to tear up the flash cards! With this, our oldest could do this without worrying about that!
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  • Like the bean bag toss
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  • I love the popsicles! My daughters would love them. Talk about a double duty item - fun and a learning tool!
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  • http://www.learningresources.com/product/teachers/shop+by+grade/1st+grade/primary+science+lab+set.do?sortby=&
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  • love the bean bag toss game
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  • I'd love to try the Zoomy Handheld Digital Microscope. AndreaH davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com
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  • pretend and play kitchen set
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  • My daughter would get a kick out of the New Sprouts doctor kit
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  • I'd love to have the New Sprouts My Very Own Dish set. janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com
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  • My son would love the Hands-on Discovery Lab.
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  • I would LOVE to try the "Anatomy Models Set." The models look FUN to play with and learn from. [email protected]
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  • My littlest Grand daughter would really like the LR Pretend & Play® Supermarket Checkout.
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  • I'd like to try the Healthy Helpings MyPlate Pocket Chart.
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  • The pretend and play service station. This are all so neat!
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  • I'd also like to try the smart snacks count em up popcorn
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  • Primary Science Mix & Measure Set
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  • Where is Howie's Owie?™ is cute
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  • I like the GeoSafari Talking Telescope!
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  • The little ones in my house would love the counting cookies or the Pretend and Play Doctors kit!
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  • feet by the foot
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  • I would LOVE to use these at home and at my preschool. We already have the cookies, gingerbread men, and cupcakes. For some reason, the children really like learning with the play food. What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!!
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  • http://www.learningresources.com/product/teachers/shop+by+grade/kindergarten/primary+science+mix+-+measure+set.do?sortby=ourPicks& This looks cool
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  • New Sprouts™ Munch It! My very own play food
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  • My kids would LOVE the Pretend & Play® Doctor Set.
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  • i would love to try the pretend and play service station
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  • i would love to try the new sprouts cure it doctor set http://www.learningresources.com/product/teachers/shop+by+grade/pre+k/new+sprouts-trade-+cure+it%21+my+very+own+doctor+set.do?sortby=& and the munch it my very own play food http://www.learningresources.com/product/teachers/shop+by+grade/pre+k/new+sprouts-trade-+munch+it%21+my+very+own+play+food.do?sortby=ourPicks& and the froggy feeding fun http://www.learningresources.com/product/teachers/shop+by+grade/pre+k/froggy+feeding+fun-trade-.do?sortby=ourPicks& and lots of other stuff - i LOVE learning resources!
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  • My daughter would love the the counting cookies!
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  • I like the Time Tracker
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  • I like the Light N' Strike Math Game
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  • I would love to try the counting cookies!
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  • The counting cookies
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  • New Sprouts™ Munch It! My very own play food
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  • I'd like to get the Jumbo Endangered Animal set for my grandkids!
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  • I would love to try the counting cookies!
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  • I would love to try the counting cookies!
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  • Super Sorting pie
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  • Smart Snacks® Count 'em Up Popcorn
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  • I like the Teaching Telephone.
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  • Smart Snacks® Stack & Count Layer Cake™ Ages 3-6
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  • I'd love to try the GeoSafari Talking Telescope
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  • i like the playfoam tcogbill at live dot com
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  • Hot dots
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  • smart snacks count em up popcorn
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  • The measuring motors look fun!
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  • These are so cute! http://www.learningresources.com/product/teachers/shop+by+grade/kindergarten/gator+grabber+tweezers-trade-.do?sortby=&
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  • My girls would love the LR Pretend & Play® Supermarket Checkout. Thank you!
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  • I would like to try the Hot Dots Reading comprehension sets!
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  • Rhyming Puzzle Cards with Photographs Thanks for the contest.
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  • cash register but anything that has too do with learning is good...
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  • I'd love to try these pops with my son since he loves popsicles so much
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  • These seem like a great and fun way to teach letters and phonics
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  • I like the Attribute Apples.
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  • I like their New Sprouts™ Munch It! My very own play food
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  • I'd love one of their cash registers! Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com
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  • Smart snacks count em up popcorn set! I just started teaching Pre-K again and they have alot of product I wish I had for my class!!
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  • my grandaughter loves to count money.. she loves to take her dollars to the bank to put her savings account. she is 3 and learning alot. this cash register would be great for her. http://www.learningresources.com/product/teachers/shop+by+grade/pre+k/teaching+cash+register.do?sortby=ourPicks&
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  • http://www.learningresources.com/product/parents/shop+by+age/ages+8--43-/pop+for+blends--8482-.do?sortby=& I would love this for my son. It looks amazing.
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  • interactive white board for your
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  • POP for Addition & Subtraction
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  • I just cant choose....my daughter would love the Healthy foods snack set AND the New Sprouts Munch it! My very own play food set AND the Pretend and Play Pro chef set
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  • I would like Crocodile Hop™ Floor Game
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  • I like New Sprouts™ Cure it! My very own doctor set
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  • I like attribute apples
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  • I would love to try the Smart Snacks Count 'em Up Popcorn.
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  • I like the Place Value Tabletop Pocket Chart
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  • MeCorder™, Mini Video Recorder
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  • Teaching Cash Register!!!!
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  • id like to try the mY PLATE
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  • i would love to try Radius® CD Card Set Math: Addition & Subtraction Grades
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  • I would like to get Crocodile Hop game [email protected]
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  • my son would love snap n learn number bugs.
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  • My Plate
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  • I like the Letter Box Activity Set
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  • Teaching Cash Register! Thank you!
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  • The Primary science kit! [email protected]
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  • the planet quest game looks fun
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  • I would like to try the popcorn looking games.
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  • I'd love to try the Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set and the Smart Snacks® Sorting Shapes Cupcakes™ with my 3yo
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  • New Sprouts™ Cure it! My very own doctor set , my grandson would love this. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  • I am a teacher and am always trying to find new ways for students to visualize material. I like the Giant Magnetic Plant Life Cycle. I think the kids would dig it.
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  • My daughter would love to try the Minute Math Electronic Flash Card.
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  • Healthy Helpings™ MyPlate Game
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  • love the primary science set
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  • i would like the Snap-n-Learn™ Number Bugs
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  • I like the Smart Snacks Count Em Up Popcorn.
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  • I would love to try Smart Snacks® Sorting Shapes Cupcakes™ Game
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  • Love Learning Resources Healthy Helpings Pocket Chart!
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  • These are super cute!
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  • I think these woudl be perfect for my daughter and for my classroom!!! Love them!
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  • These are great! Wish we had these when we were younger! :)
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  • TOOL SET
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  • I would like to have the Jumbo Zoo Animals, my daughter would these!
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  • my granddaughter likes the Smart Snacks® Count 'em Up Popcorn
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  • Those are wicked cute!
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  • Primary Science Set, I don't think they make kids learn enough science in school!
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  • I would love to get my daughter Crocodile Hop! It looks sooooo fun!!!
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