Who’s ready to take a peek into the past with me? I found this SO cool! When I was eight years old I took a video of the “Fun for Girls” section of the American Girl website. The video was taken on August 19, 2011. Here are some screenshots I took of it – and WOW, has the AG website changed over the years!
Woah! What a flashback! This game, an activity for the AG Magazine, was called Candy Creatures. Using different colors and shapes of candy, you can create cute little creatures! In the video, I named the fat marshmallow eating all the treats, “Bob.”
And one of the girls standing up, I named “Molly” – my absolute favorite American Girl character! And guess who I got that year for Christmas? That’s right, my very first 18″ AG doll… Molly! ♥
“Shop • Fun For Girls • Magazine • Movies”
We’re at the Fun for Girls page right now.
The Fun for Girls menu reads,
“Characters • Games • Activities • Quizzes • Girl Buzz”
I LOVED taking the quiz Write On! I really, really wish they still had these old quizzes. And I really want to take the How Positive Are You? quiz again to see my results. But they don’t have that one anymore, either!
And look at the American Girl quiz – behold, the old, classic illustrations! What a perfect representation of American history. I miss them so much. You could take that quiz to see which AG character you were most like!
“•Click on Start creating!”, and then use your mouse to drag candies onto the stage. Your creature could have huge gummy eyes, a marshmallow body, or licorice arms.
•Change the size of each candy by clicking on it and using your mouse to move the buttons on the box that appears.
•Rotate the candy by hovering the cursor over it until you see a curved arrow and then turning the candy with your mouse.
•Find the new candy colors by clicking on the colors at the bottom of the window.
•Create as many candy creatures as you like, and get ready to roar with laughter.”
The colors are lime green, light blue, orange, yellow, red, and lavender.
Sorry. Almost started crying there… :P
I was sorta inspired this game to have my own Mardi Gras celebration with my dolls in 2013! My family does not celebrate Mardi Gras, but I wanted to have a party with my dolls anyways. We dressed up and had a ballroom dance – in fact, you can view that post here!
(We never had King Cake, though. I just imagined my dolls did. I did, however, eat some at my grandparents house in 2013… I got the baby Jesus in my slice! Wasn’t there some tradition involving that? I’m not sure, since we don’t celebrate Mardi Gras. :P)
Here’s a screenshot of a few of the games. The only games that are not available today at Decorative Doilies (that was really fun), Pepper’s Frisbee Run (I miss that game!), and Josefina’s Fiesta (love that one too!).
This American Girl:
•Wants to be an actress
•Helps her cousin from Russia learn English
•Speaks out about unfair conditions in a coat factory
I remember my mom and my brother asking me one day in 2012, “Which doll pet do you like best?” We looked at the pets together and I finally chose Coconut. And I got Coconut the dog for my birthday that year!
Hey… before you guys go…
Does anybody want to see the video I took? If you do, I’ll try to put it up here! It’s a pretty large file, being 5 minutes long, so we’ll have to see. :P