Kids

Homeschool Essentials

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I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of items that you may need for homeschooling. During this time of uncertainty and with many stores out of items, Amazon is a great resource for supplies. Some items may take longer to ship than normal, but it is worth not having to go to the store. I actually just purchased many of these items for my boys. If you can think of anything else that I should add to the list, please let me know! (The items that I ordered are supposed to arrive on Sunday)

30-Count Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks $5.82

Westcott 5” Hard Handle Kids Blunt Scissors 2Pk $1.82

Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 12-Pack $2.79

Electric Pencil Sharpener with Rust-proof Spiral Blade $6.99

Five Star Loose Leaf Paper, 3 Hole Punched, Reinforced Filler Paper, College Ruled $3.59

AmazonBasics Fine Point Tip Permanent Markers – Assorted Colors, 24-Pack $6.57

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 60-Count $4.89

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60-Count$4.89

Scotch Super-Hold Tape, 3/4 in x 800 in, 3 Rolls, 1 in Core $5.97

Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-St), Black/Silver, 1 Pack $3.98

 

Amazon is Offering Free Audio Books for Children!

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Audible, an Amazon company is offering Free Audio Books for Kids right now. This is regularly priced at $14.95 per month so what a nice savings!

All you have to do is download the free app. From there, you will find a variety of children’s stories for all ages including teens! 

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

DIY: Kid’s Homemade Slime Recipe

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Are the kiddos driving you crazy? One thing that you can do to occupy their time is to make homemade slime! I recently did this with Brady and we had a blast! This recipe is super easy and literally takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

Slime Ingredients:

8oz. of Glue. (I used 8oz. of  Elmer’s Glue-All – I would suggest buying a big container like this one to have it on hand)

1 TBSP of Baking soda

Your choice of food coloring

2 TBSP of Contact solution

Optional: You can add beads, glitter and any other fun items that you wish! Look HERE for some fun ideas.

 

Slime Directions: 

Place the 8oz. of glue into a bowl.

Add the baking soda and mix together.

Add food coloring until it is the desired color you prefer.

Add in the contact solution.

Mix together until a ball forms and the mixture becomes harder. The trick here is to keep adding contact solution if the slime is still too sticky to the touch. This cannot be any easier to prepare and it is very budget-friendly too!

Enjoy! Brady and I had so much fun making this!

 

Register Now for Challenger International Soccer Camps!

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While many of us are enjoying cooler temps and summer seems far away, it will be here before you know it! In fact, I am already looking at summer camps that my boys are interested in as they tend to fill up quickly. My son Brady who is 8, really wants to attend a soccer camp this summer, so I was thrilled to see that Challenger International Soccer Camps is coming to our area!

Challenger Sports, the largest soccer camp company in North America, is coming to a community near you, and bringing over 30 years of coaching experience. I love that their international staff will work with your children to teach fun, technical and tactical curriculum that’s filled with training sessions from five of the world’s leading soccer nations! Challenger’s International Soccer Camp offers instructional camp programs for all age and ability levels! They offer both half and all day camps for kids of all ages!


Right now, when you register for Challenger’s International Soccer camp, you will get a free international soccer ball, t-shirt, poster, player evaluation and access to TopYa!’s Juggling Club sampler! AND, if you register 30 days before camp and qualify for a free International Game Jersey!

You can GO HERE to see all of the details and information.

Target: Save 25% of One Toy Item Mobile Coupon (Can Be Used Online AND In-Store)

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Only three days left to take advantage of this offer! 

Just a heads up! The Target Mobile coupon to save 25% off one toy item (text TOY to 827438) can be used both in-store AND online! To use the coupon in-store, present the barcode on your mobile device to the cashier. If using online, enter the unique promo code at checkout. Pair this coupon with Target Circle offers to score some really sweet deals on toys! 

Please note that this coupon does have some restrictions so be sure to check them out before using.

Rare 25% off One American Girl Item Coupon! Save on Dolls, Clothes, Furniture + More!

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If your little one has been wanting an American Girl doll, or accessories, today only, (11/21) you can save 25% off One American Girl Item. This includes dolls, furniture, accessories and more. If your budget allows this is a great time to think about the holidays!

GO HERE to shop this sale.

Enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway!

Help to build your child’s college dreams together! Enter to win one of ten Florida Prepaid/LEGOLAND® Florida scholarship prize packs. Each Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Prize Pack is valued at over $8,000 and entry takes just a few minutes. This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

When you stop to think about preparing for your child’s future college education, how does it make you feel? Are you anxious about the cost? Maybe you are overwhelmed because you haven’t financially prepared for the future the way that you had originally planned. Honestly, I can’t think of anything better than saving for my child’s future education even if it requires sacrifice on my part. I want my boys to fulfill their dreams, reach for the stars, and to have the opportunity for a firm, solid college education. I tell my boys all of the time not to underestimate how their education now is preparing and building them for their future!

2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway

If the cost of college education keeps you tossing and turning in bed at night, I have some exciting news for you! Right now you have the opportunity to help build your child’s college dreams with the help of a scholarship from Florida Prepaid College Plans! There is nothing better than saving for college all while winning a scholarship to help with the costs!

For years, Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida have been supporting kids’ big imaginations and helping families achieve their college savings goals. And this year, Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida are partnering together to make college dreams a reality! Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida are once again coming together to support our kids’ imaginations, dreams and their future education with help through a scholarship program. 

There’s even more Bricktastic news regarding this awesome partnership! On November 14, your toddler’s favorite air-conditioned place to play is getting a new look! The DUPLO farm at LEGOLAND® Florida is becoming the Florida Prepaid Schoolhouse, a space for parents and kids to imagine all about their child’s future while cooling off or escaping the rain. There will also be spaces for the kids to slide, climb, build and crawl as they start dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up.

Florida Prepaid Scholarship Program Information: 

Florida Prepaid is hosting a scholarship program which gives 10 lucky Florida students the chance to win a 2-Year Florida Plan College Scholarship valued at $8000 + 2 tickets to LEGOLAND® Florida valued at $200! That’s right! 10 scholarship prize packs will be awarded, and each prize pack is valued at over $8200! This means that 10 families have the opportunity to help make a bright future for their children!

Since college tuition can be expensive, a scholarship would definitely come in handy! And, I don’t know about you, but some down time with the family at LEGOLAND® Florida sounds like the perfect way to end the year! 

If that wasn’t enough, Florida Prepaid and LEGOLAND® Florida have even more exciting news…….

Registrants will also be automatically entered to win one of four LEGOLAND® Florida weekly prize packs!

  • Nov 1: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park tickets
  • Nov 8: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park tickets
  • Nov 15: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park tickets + 1 night Beach Retreat stay
  • Nov 22: 4 LEGOLAND® Florida park + water park tickets + 2 night Beach Retreat stay

Have you ever been to the LEGOLAND® Florida Beach Retreat? My family and I stayed there several years ago and we had such a great time. You are sure to love staying where everything is awesome!

Enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway

Now on to the fun part! How can you enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway?

The Florida Prepaid Scholarship Giveaway runs from now through November 24 at 5pm EST. The best part? Entering literally takes just seconds! Just think, with the click of a button, you have the opportunity to can make a huge difference in your child’s future! 

While saving for your child’s college tuition can be a daunting experience, it is also an important one. Many students graduate from college with such huge debt that it can be overwhelming as they enter a new career. Florida Prepaid College Plans will not only give you and your child ease of mind about their future education, but your wallet will thank you too! While the Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway is an amazing opportunity, you can start saving right now for your child’s college education with Florida Prepaid! They offer both College Prepaid Plans as well as 529 Savings Plans which allow you to save no matter how big or small your budget may be. 

We have a Florida Prepaid College Savings Plan for my son Brady, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to help him as he plans toward his future dreams and goals. For many families, (including myself) college seems like it is an eternity away. We often think that tomorrow will be the day to start saving. With Florida Prepaid College Plans, saving for college today is easier than you think and it will give you such a peace of mind. 

So, what are you waiting for? GO HERE to learn more about Florida Prepaid College Plans and to enter the 2019 Florida Prepaid College Plans Scholarship Giveaway! With Florida Prepaid College Plans, Starting is Believing!

*Winners will be notified by December 6, 2019.

Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

Do you Still Have Questions About Florida Prepaid College Plans?

Be sure to check out my posts HERE, HERE and HERE that will give you more details and information on Florida Prepaid College Plans.

Target: Our Generation Dolls as low as $14.99! (reg. $25)

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If American Girl dolls aren’t in your budget this holiday season, check out this deal on the Our Generation Dolls at Target!

Select Our Generation Dolls are on sale for $19.99 (reg. $25) AND, you can text TOY to 827438 to receive a mobile coupon (limit one) valid for 25% off one Toy, Kid’s Book, or Craft Activity Kit mobile coupon! This means you can score select dolls for just $14.99! This is such a great deal!  There are pages of options to choose from so be sure to look around. 

If you would rather stock up on Our Generation toys and play sets,  you can save an extra 10% off select Our Generation Dolls & Play sets when you use same-day pickup services where available. You can also stack the mobile coupon mentioned above to get some really sweet deals! 

Old Navy: Baby & Kids Sleepwear Only $5!

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For two days only, Old Navy is offering Baby and Kids sleepwear for only $5! Plus, order online and choose free in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges. Pajamas are available for girls and boys in sizes 6-12 months through 6T.

GO HERE to shop the sale.

Free Disney Bedtime Hotline

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Do your little ones love all things Disney? For a limited time, the Free Disney Bedtime Hotline is back! You just need to call 1-877-7-MICKEY and your little one can get a special goodnight message from their favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and/or Star Wars characters! How cute is this?

Just GO HERE to the ShopDisney Facebook post for more information.