ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas Lineup 2014


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ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas Lineup ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas specials has begun. Airing now through December 25th! Check your local listings for the station number and then mark down in your calendars, the ones you don't want to miss. I just love Christmas shows so hopefully I don't miss any and thanks to ABC Family once again this year! Here's the listing: 25 Days of Christmas Lineup on ABC Family Monday, December 1 (4:00–5:00 PM ET/PT) JACK FROST (1979) (5:00–6:00 PM … [Read more...]

Kids Skate FREE All Summer


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  Kids Skate FREE All Summer Long Now that Summer is here, are the kids bored already? Add some fun into their Summer and let them skate for FREE All Summer Long! Many Skating Rinks have joined in for this awesome Summer Program that lets kids skate FREE! Kids will get 2 FREE Roller Skating Passes per week all Summer! See all participating locations HERE! Roller Skating is: A fun way to increase muscular strength and cardiorespiratory endurance. A way to burn anywhere from 330 … [Read more...]

FREE and CHEAP Summer Activities For Kids


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School's almost out, that means the kids will need something to keep them busy throughout the Summer! Check out this list we have compiled of FREE and CHEAP Summer Activities for Kids and don't hear that dreaded "I'm bored" halfway through the Summer! There is everything from Movies, to Bowling, to Reading Programs on this list. Go check it out now and those kids will stay busy, and have fun, all Summer long! Activities: AMF FREE Summer Games - Kids under 15 can bowl 3 FREE games each day … [Read more...]

AMF Summer Unplugged – Kids Bowl FREE All Summer Long


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AMF Summer Unplugged-Kids Bowl FREE All Summer Long AMF Summer Unplugged is an awesome program for kids to bowl FREE each day throughout their summer vacation. This is a way to get those kids out of the house, have fun, get some exercise and still stay on budget since it is free! Don't worry, Mom and Dad, you and the whole family can get in on the action too! Keep reading to find out how! What is AMF Summer Unplugged? It's a program where children 15 and under can bowl three free games … [Read more...]

FREE Summer 2014 Reading Programs For Kids


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I can't believe how fast the School Year flew by this year! Summer Vacation will be here in less than a month for most places. Keep the kids' mind's active through the Summer with some of these FUN and FREE Summer Reading Programs!! This is also a great way for them to earn FREE Books, Prizes, and sometimes Cash! Take a look at the list we have compiled of different Summer Reading Programs available this Summer! FREE Summer 2014 Reading Programs … [Read more...]

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse


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Cinemark - Summer Movie Clubhouse Summer will be here before we know it and the kids will be out of school, so keep them entertained and not hear the dreaded "I'm bored". Take them to the movies!! Cinemark Theaters has a great summer program for the kids and they can see movies through the summer for ONLY $1.00! All you have to do is go HERE to see a list of all the Cinemark Theaters participating. Once you select your local theater, you will see the schedule of movies and times they will be … [Read more...]

Kids Summer Activities Part 2-Fun In Your Community


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Finding Kids Summer Activities to do outside of our homes doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Below are some ideas for finding Summer Fun in our local communities. Kids Summer Activities In Your Community Local Small Businesses-Our neighboring city is home to the South Bend Chocolate Factory. For a small fee they offer tours of the factory, complete with samples of chocolate after. Try calling a local business like a Dairy Queen or ice cream shop and ask about a tour or a field-trip … [Read more...]

Kids Summer Activities Part 1-The Summer Fun House


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It's not too soon to think about how we are going to keep the kiddos busy this Summer! The days are getting longer, and the kids are starting to get outside and play more! A sure sign that warmer weather is on the way! After the winter that we have had in Indiana, it's a welcome change! With Spring activities starting up and end of the school year activities on the horizon, you probably haven't even given any thought to the question,"what are we going to do all summer?" Or "how will I keep … [Read more...]

Regal Summer Movie Express 2014 Schedule – $1 Movies All Summer


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Regal Summer Movie Express-$1 Movies All Summer Regal Summer Move Express is available for 9 weeks this summer! What a fun and inexpensive activity for the kids this summer! All summer long the Regal Summer Movie Express will be offering $1 movies! To see if your city has any Regal Cinemas participating in this amazing program, just click HERE to see the complete list by state. Here is a list of participating locations and start dates. Each location will host the Summer Movie Express on … [Read more...]

Kids Bowl FREE All Summer Long


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Kids Bowl FREE All Summer Long I know it doesn't seem like it, but school will be out before we know it! What will keep the kids busy all summer! How about an activity that provides time with friends, fun, physical activity, and gets the kids out of the house! Best part, it's FREE all summer long! All registered kids receive 2 FREE Games of bowling every day ALL summer long valued at over $500 per child! This is an amazing program designed by bowling centers to give back to the community … [Read more...]

Valentines Memory Match Game


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 Valentines Memory Match Game Even kids can appreciate something homemade.  Make this Valentine’s Memory match game for your kids or let them make it for someone they love. Use this free printable Memory Match Game for your Valentine and let them decode the secret message after they have palyed the memory match game!  When the tiles are lined up the sweet message is “ I Love you Very Much, Forever”.  This simple craft and gift won’t take much time thanks to the free template.  So fire up your … [Read more...]

Join The Kmart Birthday Club And Your Child Can Get Some Cool Birthday Freebies


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Join The Kmart Birthday Club For Some Cool Birthday Freebies   Many stores offer Birthday Clubs! These are a great way for your child to get a few extra Birthday Freebies and offers! It makes your child feel special and adds on to their big day! Kmart is joining the Birthday Club Party!! Right now, your child can join the Kmart Birthday Club, and it's FREE to join! Here are the special freebies offered by the Kmart Birthday Club: Happy Birthday Certificate Birthday Fun Pack with surprise … [Read more...]

The Reindeer Cam Is Back – Watch Santa’s Reindeer Play And Feed


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The Reindeer Cam Is Back - Watch Santa's Reindeer Play And Feed I love this site each year! If you have little ones, you must let them watch The Reindeer Cam! Watch Santa's reindeer play, feed, and get ready for the BIG night! You can even get on the "Nice List". They have a scrolling list of all kids who are on this list! How do you get on the Nice List? There are a few ways! Anyone that sends a letter to Santa get’s on the list. Send your letters to 4593 Wren Dr. SE Caledonia, MI … [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...]

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...]