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WEBKINZ UPDATE ALERT – For an even more recent update – check out my 2017 post – Webkinz Stuffed Animals and Webkinz World Fun Activities For Grandparents and Grandchildren
Webkinz Stuffed Animals Series
Webkinz stuffed and virtual animals are big favorites with all of my grandkids, and probably with many of your grandchildren as well! They’re delightful educational activities for grandparents and grandchildren in many ways. Then again, playing with the Webkinz online world is lots of fun but it can also be a bit of a challenge. Especially for all of us busy baby boomers in the Sandwich Generation as we are dealing with the myriad of issues involved in caring for the elderly parents in our family and helping with the grandchildren. That’s why I wrote the 11-part series, Webkinz Stuffed and Virtual Animals – Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren!
Webkinz Stuffed Animals Update
GUESS WHAT! Webkinz made a few changes. So here I am to give you the updates I’ve spotted, just in time for y’all to have fun building sweet family memories while enjoying educational activities for grandparents and grandchildren with those cute Webkinz stuffed animals they already have OR that they receive over the Christmas holidays! 🙂
The first time you log on for the day, it now shows the DAILY KINZCARE right away as you open the page. Be sure to tell your grandkids to click on the correct day of the week as this is one of the easiest “how to earn money” tips on Webkinz. 🙂 It’s also a great way to help younger grandkids learn the days of the week. Plus they usually get a food item for their pet, which saves them money as well. Once they click on the right day, it probably won’t show up the rest of the day, even if they re-log on later.
Webkinz World Menus
They’ve re-designed some of the menus. To get to the daily activities and earn money, you still click on THINGS TO DO, but then you have to click on MAP OF KINZVILLE. (Sometimes you will also see TODAY’s ACTIVITIES in the top left of the screen, but not always so I am just teaching my grandkids to go straight for the map. Much easier.) Once the map shows up, you can click on TODAY’s ACTIVITIES – #1 on the picture below) to do most of the daily activities. The GEM HUNT is not there anymore, however. For that, you click on CURIO SHOP on the map (#2). It will then take you to the shop where they can enjoy the GEM HUNT.
Amazin’ Hamsters and More
There are a few other changes, but I don’t think any are related to my past articles. My grandkids are quite excited about some of the new options such as the “Unlocking the Key” projects (#3 on the above picture) and Amazin’ Hamsters (we think it was where #4 is pointing, but it’s disappeared for the moment 🙂 ). That did require a download each time we used it so you would have to help them with that. It is brand new, so perhaps they are working out the kinks? 🙂
Winter Educational Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren
If you spot any other changes, let me know and I’ll post the updates. In the meantime, have plenty of winter fun and educational activities for grandparents and grandchildren with their cute Webkinzed stuffed and virtual anaimals. We’re using a couple of the games as fun with phonics resources. Combining fun and educational is always a win-win for our grandkids and for us!
Webkinz Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren Recap
And here’s a recap of the whole Webkinz Stuffed and Virtual Animals – Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren – just for you! 🙂
How to Have Fun While Teaching a Grand child to Read Using Webkinz Stuffed Animals World and Their Phonics Resources Games!
What’s Going on At Webkinz World with My Grandchild’s Stuffed and Virtual Animals? Important New Tips for Grandparents!
Webkinz Stuffed And Virtual Animals To The Grandma’s Rescue
2017 Update – Webkinz Stuffed Animals and Webkinz World Fun Activities For Grandparents and Grandchildren
P.S. Need a last minute gift for a grandchild? Adorable Webkinz stuffed animals are perfect for under the tree, instead of Valentine’s Day candy, as a birthday present, or just for fun! And they open up delightful opportunities for fun and educational activities for grandparents and grandchildren all year long! Just click here or check out below.
Hi Melinda, Thanks so much 🙂 And be watching – we’re adding articles about the great Wii games for everyone in the family from kids to seniors. Perfect for younger AND older kids and even us boomers (although, according to two restaurants, I’m also a senior 🙂 ) I’m quite excited to announce I’m still bad at them, but not as bad as last month!!! HEHEHEHEHE 🙂 So I’m looking forward to tweeting some of those your way this month. 🙂
Happy New Year, Kaye! 😉 You’re off to a great start with awesome info for parents and grandparents. My kids were obsessed with Webkinz, but *sigh* those days are long gone. 🙂 TMT will be resuming next week …. look forward to have more conversations with you in 2011. You’re the best!!