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...]

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...]

Free Ticket to LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds or SEA LIFE Aquariums


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Home Depot has a nice freebie being offered during their FREE kids workshop on June 1st. Workshop participants will receive a free ticket to LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds or the Sea Life Aquariums. SPECIAL BONUS - Come out and meet the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Master Model Builder and Bertie the Mascot from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at select Home Depot stores listed below and make your own LEGO model! Mt. Pleasant, NY - Store #8456 Southlake, TX - Store #0587 Merriam, KS - Store #2202 Elk … [Read more...]

Monsters University at Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for Kids


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Be sure to mark your calendars for the new Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics featuring Monsters University! These ones are sure to fill up quickly! Monsters University Scarers Registration will be open for enrollment on May 22nd. Saturday, June 08 at 10:00 AM Sunday, June 09 at 02:00 PM It’s going to be a MONSTER summer at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s where they can build these awesome Mike and Sulley Scarers inspired by Disney•Pixar’s upcoming release Monsters … [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...]

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...]

How to Make Homemade Slime


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Provide your children with loads of fun when they help you make homemade slime. This recipe is small enough for each child to make their own batch. Since I make my own homemade laundry detergent and just finished Back to School shopping for the kids, I had all of the ingredients at home. You will need:  4 oz. Bottle of Liquid Glue 1 tbsp. 20 Mule Team Borax Food Coloring Warm Water 1. Empty 4 oz bottle of Liquid Glue into a bowl. Fill the empty glue bottle with warm water … [Read more...]

Turn your Kids Regular Socks Into Non-Slip Socks


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Having a house with all hardwood and tile floors, the kids definitely need to have non-slip socks. I started making my own after not being able to find non-slip socks in larger sizes as my kids grew. It is super easy and fun, not to mention a lot cheaper than buying slip-proof socks. What you will need: A bag of  socks (we get them in bulk at Costco) A bottle of nontoxic puffy paint 1. Wash & dry the socks you want to make into non-slip socks.  Decide what design you want to … [Read more...]

How to Make Sparkly Galaxy Playdough


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Here is a another favorite at our house - Sparkly Galaxy Playdough! I use the same base recipe for all of our playdough creations and change up the ingredients depending on what theme I want to create. This is one is great to use with outer space cookie cutters. Ingredients: 2 cups All-purpose Flour 2 teaspoons  Cream of Tartar 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1/2 cup Salt 2 cups Hot Water Black Food Coloring Purple Food Coloring  Glitter Place all dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Chalk


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I have seen the recipes for homemade chalk and thought, that is too much work and chalk is so cheap. Well, here I am sharing with you our recipe for making chalk. Why? Because it makes for a fun activity with the kids, they learn how things are made and they will probably have a great time. Mine sure did and my oldest is already asking what our next activity will be. What you will need: Plaster of Paris (can be found at hardware or craft stores for about $5) Powder or Liquid Tempera … [Read more...]