Things I Love Thursday- Webkinz Jr. (Plus a GIVEAWAY)

TILT I told you a few weeks back how I was really enjoying doing Mommy Parties. Last weekend I got to have a little party for Webkinz Jr. thanks to Mom Select. It was so special because although Lily helped me “run” the party, it was really a party for Hannah and her little friends. As the middle child rarely does ANYTHING get to be just about Hannah.

We have been Webkinz fans for a long time. I think Lily has 3 or 4 now and although she doesn’t go onto their site as much as she used to, she has spent many hours playing and learning on their site. Truth be told, there have been a few times when I have even gone on so that I could “help her win points.” It has nothing to do with wanting to play the games myself. That would just be silly.

I hadn’t had any experience with Webkinz Jr. and, actually, Hannah really hasn’t done much with the computer at all. Lily used the computer at Hannah’s age pretty regularly, but it appears mommy has gotten quite stingy with her computer. I am learning to share.

Webkinz Jr. works very similar to Webkinz. Your child picks out an adorable stuffed animal which comes with a unique code which helps them access the online Webkinz Jr. world. But the online world is tailored to 3-6 year olds so it is much simpler than the Webkinz site. So there are lots of fun educational games which your child can complete to earn coins which they can use to buy fun things for their pet. Well fun virtual things. And although I do supervise Hannah when she is on in case she needs help, I don’t for a second worry about her online safety.

The party itself was so much fun. I was provided with Webkinz Jr. for ten guests as well as coloring books, stickers, and music CDs perfect for the preschool set. We played fun little games, ate delicious food and each child was able to pick out the Webkinz they wanted. Believe it or not that process went down with no drama. That is because every Webkinz is absolutely adorable so who could complain? They were able to chose from a dog, kitty, elephant, mouse and giraffe.

Hannah ended up with a kitty she named Sarah Grace (after he current ballet teacher). The great part about Webkinz is they have an actual stuffed animal to love on when they aren’t in their virtual world. But the cool thing is when they are online, the pet they interact with looks exactly like their stuffed animal thanks to the code. Of course, she wants to play Webkinz all.day.long so we have had to set some boundaries, but I do enjoy that she is safe, having fun and learning all at the same time. Makes me a little less annoyed that I am sharing my computer.

Part of the party package was that each guest got 5 codes to pass on so that their friends could get a free 15 day trial to Webkinz Jr. I would love to pass them on to you. Perfect for your 3-6 year old. To enter, leave me a comment telling me what Webkinz animal you think your child would choose.

Edited to add: The fabulous people at Ganz, creators of Webkinz, just contacted my and are throwing in a Webkinz Jr. up for grabs. So now there are 6 prizes to win. One Webkinz and 5 trial codes. Make sure to claim all your entries.

For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each entry):

  • Participate in Things I Love Thursday (instructions to follow) and leave a comment letting me know you linked up
  • Subscribe to The Diaper Diaries by email or RSS feed
  • Follow Webkinz Jr. on Twitter
  • Follow The Diaper Diaries on Twitter and tweet about this contest

Contest will end Wed, Sept 22 when a winner will be drawn at random. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a party pack from Mom Select and Webkinz to help throw my party. I received no further compensation.  As always all opinions are my own.

Now what do you love this week? Write up a little post about anything you love and link up below. Make sure to link back to this post so your readers can find us and then visit the other TILT peeps and give them some comment love. Here are all the Things I Love Thursday guidelines to help you along. Thanks for participating!!


  1. I am participating in TILT this week. Thanks for hosting.
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  2. I do subscribe to your feed via email.
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  3. I now follow Webkinz Jr on Twitter. @lavonnelong is my username.
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  4. I RT this tweet of yours http://twitter.com/DiaperDiaries/status/24628260761

    I do follow you on Twitter. @lavonnelong is my username.
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  5. I forgot to do the mandatory entry. Sorry. My daughter would love the elephant. :)
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  6. Seriously, I have got to host one of these house parties…so you have a secret?
    I’ve applied for a few with House party but still have not been chosen…bummer!
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  7. I linked up! And my kiddos would LOVE another webkinz in the house! ;)
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  8. Hi Jill,

    It’s been a while since I’ve jumped in on Things I Love Thursday, but I do love a woman on a mission. Today I linked up with a gal who has done all sorts of research on high fructose corn syrup, which the corn refiners assoc. is now trying to call, “Corn Sugar” thinking they’ll dupe us, since HFCS consumption is now at a 20 year low – I love it! :)


  9. Thanks for hosting this week. I am sharing a recipe for Greek salad dressing and some savory burgers. It’s something we love – a Greek diner dinner at home.
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  10. Abbey says:

    My girls love webkinz and this would be perfect for their ages (then, mommy doesn’t have to be there to help!) If I were to get them one or two, I’d get them the cat and dog. Thanks.

  11. Holly says:

    I LOVE this idea!!! I have 4 children–girl, boy, girl, boy–and my #3 child is a true “middle child”. I would love to do this for her. She could really use something she could call her own. Do I sound like a guilty parent?? So be it. ;-) She would pick either a cat or dog, I beleive. Thanks for sharing about this!!!

  12. I am having trouble linking the right link to this linkup–it keeps showing an older post of mine and not the latest one.

    Many blessings…
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  13. My kids love anything to do with puppies!! They all pretend to be puppies all the time! Thanks!
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  14. I linked up with Thing I Love, thanks!
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  15. I don’t use twitter or have a blog or any of the other options to get a code….but I did go check out the website and have a question for you: how much does it cost? I looked all over the website and can’t find anywhere what the cost to register is? Do I have to go to a store and purchase it along with the pet?

    I have my 4 yr. old grandson living with me and thought that this would be something fun we could do together in the long winter months ahead….thanks for your help?


  16. I linked up my coffee stain remover article, and would love to be entered for a Webkinz junior. My kids love Webkinz!
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  17. I follow Diaper Diaries in my RSS feed too!
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  18. I have linked up my post, and love Webkinz!
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  19. catherine says:

    I think my son would choose the dog…since we do not have a pet at home and are not getting one any time soon.

  20. Theresa says:

    I don’t have a blog so I can not link up.
    I have a 3 year old boy who liked the frog. My 5 year old daughter liked the pink bunny. If I win just pick one and send it. We will know who won based on what is sent.

    I subscribe here!

  21. Theresa says:

    I tweeted it for you!

  22. My kids are too old for Webkinz, but let me tell you had that been around, we would have had every.single.one. My son loved to collect.
    thanks for hosting.
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  23. I love Webkinz! My class had a “pet” and each child was able to take it home for the weekend, log onto the site, and play games. It was fun for everyone. Great post!
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