While it’s beginning to get a bit blustery outside, it’s cozier than ever inside Great Wolf Lodge. Millions of twinkling lights are on their way into the Grand Lobby, holiday trees are going up and up and up, the fire is roaring, and Wiley and Violet are matching up their mittens for a great season. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? New character trading cards are on the way! Ahh! I LOVE these things! (I mean, just LOOK at how many I’ve collected!)
Wiley the Wolf and Brinley Bear both have new collectibles in our “Winter Edition” character trading cards. With fun facts on the back and cool new images on the front, they provide oh-so-many fun ways to play.
But WHAT do you DO with character trading cards, you ask? Well, let me TELL you.
- Collect them. Character trading cards on not sold in gift shops. You can ONLY get them from a character at Great Wolf Lodge. And meeting characters is super fun all by itself. Give a high paw, take a pic, and collect a card.
- Stare at them. Maybe I’m just obsessed, but these are the cutest little fellers I have ever seen. Love to review the cards with the kids on the couch after Story Time (a nightly occurrence in my house) and point out their eyes and ears and mouth and nose…head, shoulders, knees and toes.
- Learn with them. Fun to play learning games with your preschool kids, nephews, granddaughters when you add color identification, pattern making or card matching to the mix.
- Engage with your kids. My favorite. Each character trading card offers a short stack of fun facts on the back side, like the characters' favorite colors, activities, foods and seasons. Enjoy reviewing these with the kids, asking what their fun facts are. When is their birthday? My husband also enjoys making up stories about the characters at bedtime. The kids each get to choose a character and a few other fun facts and Mr. J goes to work making up all sorts of fun stories about these friends—from “Wiley’s first haircut” to "how Violet and Rachel used their manners at the dinner table”. Super fun.
Do get your hands on these fun new—and might I mention FREE—collectible cards next time you’re in the Northwoods. And when you see him, give Wiley a high-paw for me!