Bass Pro Shop FREE Halloween Event October 19 – 31


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Bass Pro Shop FREE Halloween Event October 19 - 31   Looking for FUN stuff to do with the kids for Halloween? How about the Bass Pro Shop FREE Halloween Event going on from October 19 - 31! With exciting events scheduled every day and night, you are sure to find something fun for the kids at every turn! Some of the FREE Events include: FREE Photos FREE Halloween Scavenger Hunt FREE Costume Parade FREE Friendly Monster Craft FREE Lollipop Spider FREE Ceramic Jack O … [Read more...]

Toys R Us – Thomas Play Date 9/14 Including Story Time And Fun Activities


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Toys R Us - Thomas Play Date 9/14 Including Story Time And Fun Activities Now that the kids are back in school, are you looking for something fun for them to do on the weekend? Toys R Us has the perfect solution for that! All Aboard for a Thomas Play Date on September 14!  Join Toys R Us from 11 am to 1 pm for Story Time, Fun Activities, and Special Savings! Go here to find a local Toys R Us location near you! These events fill up quick! Get there early to make sure to get in on all the … [Read more...]

Summer Fun-Tie-Dye, Crafts, Salon Time & Yummy Treats!


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This week here at my house we had another installment of the ever popular, "Aunt Angie's Daycamp." I invite my cousins, nieces and nephews over to have some fun with my son, Cody and I. For this round I set up a salon, mini craft, tie-dye t-shirts, yummy food, and even dessert! Who says you can't have fun inside?? Tie-Dying T-Shirts I asked that each child bring their own white shirt to my house and I provided the Tie-dying colors. You can purchase a kit that comes with multiple colors. I … [Read more...]

Toys R Us-Build Your Own Lego Speedorz Challenge July 27


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Toys R Us-Build Your Own Lego Speedorz Challenge July 27 Looking for something to do tomorrow with the kids? Head over to Toys R Us Saturday, July 27 from 12 - 2 pm, and let the kids build a Lego Speedorz Challenge! Free to do and you can get out of the horrid summer heat for a while! Plus, while at the event, you will receive a 25% coupon for one Lego Games board game! Event intended for children 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. Event materials available while supplies … [Read more...]

Summer Fun-Soaking Up The Fun With Water Balloons & Squirt Guns


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Today it is a scorcher here in Indiana! One of the things on our summer fun list was to have a water balloon fight. Today before the kids made the pool their home for the day, we decided to get the water balloons, and squirt guns and have some fun! Water Balloons-Classic Summer Fun I purchased the water balloons at our local Walmart, and amazon has some really cool water balloon kits too! The container I purchased was $4.97 for 500 balloons and it also had two spouts to fill them with. The … [Read more...]

Summer Fun-Bowling Fun & Behind The Scenes


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It is a very hot, humid, and stormy day here in Indiana so my son, niece, nephew, and I decided to head to the bowling alley for some FREE bowling and a sneak peek behind the pins too! Summer Fun-FREE Bowling We headed over to our local bowling alley to take advantage of the FREE bowling program for kids. With this great program each child can bowl 2 free games every day through the summer. To read Wizard Lisa's article about this FREE program you can click here. Having a Plan I decided … [Read more...]

Toys “R” Us – Geoffreys Birthday Club


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Toys "R" Us - Geoffreys Birthday Club All kids love Toys "R" Us, along with the lovable Geoffrey! I know when I was a kid, my favorite part of Toys "R" Us was seeing all the images and on a special occasion, the REAL Geoffrey, along with all of the toys of course. lol Sign up your kids now to be a part of "Geoffreys Birthday Club"! It's 100% FREE and here are some of the perks for being a member. Card And Gift From Geoffrey Check the mail! Your child will receive a special Birthday … [Read more...]

Free Kids Workshops at Home Depot


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Did you know that Home Depot offers FREE hands-on workshops designed for children? In addition to creating something with their hands, they get to spend some great quality time with their parent. Kids Workshop Details FREE hands-on workshops designed for children (ages 5-12) are offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety along with instilling a sense of pride and … [Read more...]

LEGO City Building Event June 15 And A FREE LEGO Police Car


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LEGO City Building Event June 15 And A FREE LEGO Police Car It's super hot outside today! Take the kids to do something fun in the AC! Today, June 15th from 12 - 2 pm, at all Toys R Us locations, the kids can build exclusive Classic LEGO City Police Car! I would call your local Toys R Us location just to be 100% sure they are participating before you go! When I was a kid, I loved Legos, even though I was a girl, lol, even as an adult, I am excited over this! Looks so much fun! Take the … [Read more...]

Hot Deal – Dr. Seuss – 5 Books For $5.95 + Free Activity Book and Free Shipping


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No American writer has had as great an impact on children's literature as Dr. Seuss. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories. Create a personal library of children’s books by joining Dr. Seuss & His Friends book club.  You can score this great deal for only $5.95!  It includes: - The Cat in the Hat, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Ten Apples On Top, Go Dog Go! & The Tooth Book - PLUS A FREE Dr. Seuss™ … [Read more...]

Free Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for Kids


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I had heard about the FREE Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics for Kids before but had never taken the opportunity to go until this past month. Now that the kids are older, I am able to take them out on these type of trips more often. I took my 11 year-old son and 5 year-old triplets to our local Lowe's for The Croods: Piranhakeet Chomper! The kids had a blast! I have already registered them for the next one. How it Works: Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic Register online ahead of time to … [Read more...]

Magic Beans – Easter Games for Kids


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Have you heard of Magic Beans? I heard of this cute idea from a friend and decided to try it out with the kids. It reminds me of the magical fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk. All you need are a few Jelly Beans and Lollipops or Easter goodies. Magic Beans Story  Tell your kids that you found these Magic Beans, that the Easter Bunny must have dropped off. Make a big deal and emphasize that they must have been good, (encourage positive behavior),  to receive these magical beans! Explain to … [Read more...]

Use Kool-Aid to Dye Easter Eggs


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Did you know that you could use Kool-Aid to dye Easter Eggs? With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share with you our favorite way to color our Easter Eggs.  I like to dye hard boiled eggs for the kids year round, just for fun.  Plus, they make a fun, healthy snack and are easy to distinguish between raw and hard boiled. This is always a hit with the kids! Boil Eggs: Place eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Make sure the tops of the eggs are covered by at least … [Read more...]

Homemade Uncrustables


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Homemade Uncrustables If you are like me with kids, a quick breakfast or snack comes in handy. My kids love PB&J but having to make four sandwiches can slow down a busy morning. When I started my freezer cooking journey I was pleased to find that you can freeze PB&J sandwiches. I leave the crust on my sandwiches because my kids are not picky eaters but you can easily make them look like the store bought Uncrustables by using a sandwich sealer on the sandwiches instead of cutting them in … [Read more...]

Wreck-It Ralph Free Printable Activity & Coloring Sheets


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Took the family to see Wreck-It Ralph last night and everyone loved it! We had a FREE movie ticket to watch it and the kids had been talking non-stop about this movie since it opened on Friday. I had no idea what this movie was about, only that it had to do with an arcade game. You don't need to be a gamer or know anything about retro video games to enjoy this movie. The "glitch" (Vanellope von Schweetz) stole my heart with her "never give-up" attitude. I've got to say, this movie appeals to all … [Read more...]

Family Fun: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Sighting


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I had my first-ever sighting of the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile last week! I barely caught a glimpse of it as I was getting on the freeway, leaving the state capital. I thought it was so cool, that I decided to return with the kids after they got out of school. It had been a really busy week for us, so I figured it would be a nice treat for the kids to take a road trip and get up close with the Wienermobile! The kids had a blast, they each received an official Oscar Mayer Wienermobile … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Haunted House Decorating Fun!


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Our Family Fun Activity featured turning a Gingerbread House Kit into a Haunted House for Halloween. The kids had a blast making this eerie (and messy) house. Earlier in the week, I had to make an unplanned shopping trip for Halloween-themed candies. You see, I bought the kids a couple of Gingerbread House kits at Costco (to decorate next month). While I took the time to answer the phone and give my sister some travel information, they opened the kits. Being that it was too early to … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Pumpkin Carve-Off


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We now live in an area where we can get together often for barbeques, politics and fun.  Prior to living here we joked that we lived in a “drive though neighborhood”, you wave as you drive down the street but you really didn’t know your neighbor. So our 1st annual great pumpkin carve off seemed only perfect for our neighborhood. We know so much about each others lives and are fundamentally in tune with each other as if we were living in the 60's or 70’s, we were hand picked to be best friends … [Read more...]

Fall “Cooking” With Kids


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This is "sort of" cooking in my eyes. Yes, you use heat to make stuff, but it's in the crock pot. My daughter always wants to help, but she has no patience and I worry about her around the hot pans/oven/anything since she's about as graceful as her mama. We went apple picking a few weeks ago, and of course, picked WAY too many apples. I can't eat apple pie all day long, and my kids love toast and jam in the morning with whatever we choose to eat for breakfast. So I wanted to try apple butter, … [Read more...]

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas


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The Halloween countdown has begun! Before you head out to the store and spend a lot of money on costumes that everybody else will be wearing, why not look around your home, craft boxes and junk drawers for inspiration? Some of my favorite costumes have been ones that I have made for my kids. Not being able to find a decent Aang costume for my son, I decided to make one myself. The triplets were only 2 years old at that time and this costume turned into a never-ending project. I loved how … [Read more...]