Excellent deal, excellent product. These are basically Legos with electro mechanical parts. No soldering required, so you can use them over and over for multiple projects. Great for kids. You can add the cloud bit to most constructs and they have their own IFTTT channel, so you can get smart things integration that way.
Full price is expensive, but they run a sale every few months, and this is the best I’ve seen.
( If this link doesn’t work, just go to Amazon and search for LittleBits.)
And here’s the kit with the cloudbit, which is what you need for IFTTT access:
Also check out the manufacturer site for a great gallery of projects for kids