Kids

Michaels: Summer Camp Creativity For Kids

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Michaels wants to help keep your kids busy this summer! They are offering seven weeks of screen-free fun for kids ages 3 and up.

Camp Creativity begins June 10 and runs through July 26. Classes are offered each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12 noon. The price is $3 per 30-minute session and supplies are included. The Slime Classes offered on Fridays are usually Free! You can sign up HERE.

Kids collect stickers and coloring pages for every week they attend. *Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Intex Swim Center Family Inflatable Pool At a Super Price!

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If you are looking for an inexpensive pool to place in the backyard this summer for the kiddos, this Intex Swim Center Family Inflatable Pool from Amazon is a super deal at $17.99! As a price comparison, the same pool is priced $26.99 at Walmart and Target so this is a great deal! 

  • 120″ x 72″ x 22″ large family pool
  • 3 air chambers each with double intake and free flow exhaust valve
  • 264 gallon capacity
  • 15 gauge vinyl. This product does NOT come with a pump.
  • Extra wide side walls for comfort
  • Drain Plug Included
  • Check the area under and around the pool for any sharp objects and/or debris that may cause a puncture.

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Super Deals on Play-Doh Sets!

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Summer is almost here! Keep the kiddos busy with these super deals on Play-Doh sets over at Amazon!

Play-Doh Playful Pies Set only $6.99 (reg. $19.99)

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Toaster Creations only $6.99 

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Sprinkle Cookie Surprise Play Food Set only $8.99 

Play-Doh Top Wing Cadet Creations Toolset only $9

Play Doh Disney Princess Rapunzel only $8

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.

Review of Kabillion the Free VOD Network for Kids!

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Are you familiar with Kabillion? Kabillion is a totally FREE Video on Demand network for kids that gives families access to kabillions of amazing shows all on one kid-friendly platform! Kabillion stands out as a reliable and safe destination for quality children’s entertainment – a place where parents can feel good about their children spending time. In fact, this outstanding platform is the only independently-owned VOD network to be ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks in the U.S.! As a parent, I feel that it is hard to find good, quality programming on television these days, so I love the options that Kabillion gives me! My family and I recently were sent a Roku Stick so that we could try out Kabillion for ourselves, and my boys loved it! 

What shows are available on Kabillion? Kabillion serves up a wide range of popular animated content for preschoolers through the school-age set. From classic series for the whole family like Bobby’s World and Gumby, to kid favorites such as My Little Pony, Transformers, and Pokemon. They even offer shorts likeCloudbabies and BabyRiki! My son Brady especially loves the LEGO shows that are available! With Kabillion, there is SO much for kids to learn and discover!

It has never been easier to watch all these great shows and shorts, as Kabillion can be accessed a “million” different ways! The network is available as a free VOD service with most major cable providers, and for families who have cut the cord or may be planning to, Kabillion is also accessible as a free app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

With the summer months almost here, our children will be indoors for many hours. It is so important that they will be watching quality programming. With Kabillion, I can feel good about what my boys are watching. I also love that Kabillion is regularly adding new programming to the mix as well. I highly recommend Kabillion and you can check out more about it HERE

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2019 Kid’s Free Summer Reading Programs

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I am so thankful that my boys have a love of reading! I definitely want to make sure that we keep their mind’s active during these upcoming summer months, and I love that are so many resources which offer Free Summer Reading Programs!

“According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition, 77% of kids ages 6–17 and 94% of parents believe reading books over the summer helps kids during the school year.”

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge– The Scholastic Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is now open! now through September 6, 2019, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

Kids can read and go online to log their minutes. They will be able to take weekly challenges and earn rewards.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program– Children in grades 1-6 who read 8 books and track them on the Barnes & Noble reading log, can turn in their reading log for a FREE book! You can download the summer reading journal HERE, or pick up one at your local Barnes and Noble store.

Books-A-Million– Kids who read any four books from the Books-A-Million Summer Reading Challenge selection in-stores or online will receive a FREE Diary of a Wimpy Kid drawstring backpack! You must present the completed reading journal in-store to receive the freebie, while supplies last. 

Chuck E. Cheese When your child reads 2 weeks in a row they can earn 10 FREE tokens! You can see all the details on the website HERE and print your form. This program is valid all

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge Families can join in on Story Time at your local Pottery Barn Store. Kids will receive a reward for reading all the books on their list. Be sure to sign up to become a Pottery Barn Kids Club member, and you’ll get a special surprise after attending five events! 

LifeWay Summer Reading Adventure Program– Beginning June 3rd through August 31st, LifeWay stores are launching their 2019 Summer Reading Adventure. Kids in grades 1 through 6  (even toddlers, ages 1 to 5) can join in the adventure. Read six books over the course of the summer and memorize six Scripture verses to earn free prizes! Kids can choose from one of nine books, and receive a free Bible, while supplies last!

TD Bank Summer Reading Program– Kids in grades K-5 who read 10 books will receive $10 in their Young Saver account! TD Bank deposits $10 into a new or existing TD Simple Savings account when each child completes their own reading challenge of 10 books. This program has not been yet updated for 2019, so check back for more details! 

Library Story Time Why not check out your local library for story time and other fun activities that are available? When my boys were much younger, I would take them during the week for story time. They loved it, and it was such a nice time for me to meet other moms as well!

Half Price Books– Kids 14 and under can add up their reading minutes and have a parent or guardian initial each week. Once they have reached 300 minutes or more, they can bring their reading log into your local HPB store to claim their Bookworm Bucks on or before August 29, 2019.

DOGObooks Summer Reading Program– Kids can join and add their favorite books to their summer reading log. They will read books and write as many original reviews as possible.The more reviews they write, the higher their chances of winning! The top 10 reviewers will win a book prize pack and the next 25 top reviewers will win a $10 gift card. 

What are some of your kiddos favorite books to read? My son Brady who is 7, absolutely loves the Dog Man Books! I would also recommend the Magic Treehouse Series for both boys and girls!

2019 Florida 529 Savings Plan Promo + Free $50!  

Are you considering opening a Florida 529 Savings Plan? Be sure to check out this Florida 529 Savings Promo where you can save up to $50! This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

2019 Florida 529 Savings Plan Promo-Get up to $50 Free! 

I can hardly believe that one week from today my kids will be out of school for the summer. This has been such a fast year! Drew, my oldest son, is in 7th grade, and while it definitely has been a challenging year for him, I am so proud of his excellent grades and the responsible young man that he is becoming. Brady, my youngest son is in 1st grade, and I am amazed at the math problems that he can solve and the books that he can now read. They just underwent extensive end-of-the-year testing at school so I know that they are ready for a much-needed break. (So is mommy!  🙂 )

I am so thankful for the education that my boys are receiving, and that they both have a love for learning. As a former teacher, education is very near and dear to my heart and I never want to underestimate the importance that it will play both now and in the future of my children. It is also important that we keep our kid’s minds active even during the busy summer months.

Are you frantically preparing for summer vacation all while dreaming about all the fun memories that you are going to make with your family? Before we head off to enjoy a fun-filled summer, I wanted to let you know about about a limited-time Florida 529 Savings Plan Promotional offer that you will want to take advantage of and that will allow you to save up to $50 Free towards your child’s future education. Summer is actually the perfect time to put extra money away for college, especially with a jump-start from Florida Prepaid!

You have heard me mention Florida Prepaid College Plans recently here on the blog, and you know how much that our family believes in this remarkable program. Let me explain to you the difference between a Florida Prepaid College Plan and a Florida 529 Savings Plan. 

Why Should I Open a Florida 529 Savings Plan? 

Both plans are available through Florida Prepaid College Plans and offer savings towards college education. The Florida 529 Savings Plan is known for it’s flexibility, allows you to save at your own pace for college, and lets you choose your investment options. I love this approach as you can contribute what you can, as often as you’d like! In addition, a Florida 529 Savings Plan can be opened any time of the year and at any student age. In addition, 529 Savings Plans can also be used to help cover qualified educational expenses and fees. (We all know that those can get pricey!) 

-There is no minimum contribution to get started with a Florida 529 Savings Plan and you can contribute as much or as little as your budget allows. There is no family income limit, and it is super easy to set up monthly contributions and change them at any time. I also appreciate that you can invite family and friends to contribute toward your college savings goals! 

-Florida 529 Savings Plans are not guaranteed by the State of Florida so there is a little bit more risk involved. (investments can fluctuate based on the market) With that being said, I appreciate the flexibility of this plan as it allows you to choose your investment option and to save for your children’s college education at your own pace.

-You will be happy to know that the Florida 529 Savings Plans can be used in conjunction with your Florida Prepaid College Plan. In fact, they work very well together. While your Prepaid College Plan can be used to pay for tuition and other fees, the Florida 529 Savings Plan can be used to help cover fees, room and board, the cost of books, supplies and equipment. 

-Did I mention that Florida 529 Savings Plans are tax-free? Unlike a savings account or mutual fund that is going to get hit with income taxes, your contributions towards your 529 Savings Plan will earn interest and will not be taxed when the money is taken out to pay for college.

-You don’t have to attend a Florida school to use your Florida 529 Savings Plan. As with Florida Prepaid Plans, your contributions and earnings towards your 529 Savings Plan are eligible for use at any eligible public or private college. 

Are You Ready to Get a Jump-Start on Your College Savings this May? Save up to $50! 

-Through May 29, if you open a Florida 529 Savings Plan, Florida Prepaid will seed your account with $25.

-If you set up an automatic monthly contribution of $25 or more, they will seed your account with another $25. 

If you don’t have money set aside for your children’s future education, why not start now with a Florida 529 Savings Plan? It is such an easy and flexible option, and the money will quickly grow! With the Florida 529 Savings Plan $50 promotion, there is no reason to not start saving today! 

This all sounds super easy, right? It is! You can apply in as little as 10 minutes! But, you have to HURRY as this promo is only good through May 29!

Get a jump-start on your children’s college savings plan before the summer begins with up to $50 for FREE! This will allow you to check that off your list and to join in the summer fun with the kids and to make memories that will last a lifetime!

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AMC Movie Theaters Summer Camp: Kid’s Movie Ticket, Popcorn, Drink AND Snack Only $4!

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Summer break is almost here! If you are looking for a frugal and fun way to keep the kids entertained this summer, be sure to check out this awesome deal from AMC Movie Theaters!

Starting  June 5, and running through the summer months, every Wednesday at 10am, AMC is hosting their Summer Movie Camp! You can score a Kid’s movie ticket, popcorn, drink and snack ALL for only $4! ( I have been told that this price includes parents but have not yet confirmed that)

Movies selections will include: The LEGO Movie 2, Peter Rabbit, Angry Birds 2, Small Foot + more! 

GO HERE for more details and to find a participating AMC Theater near you.

Kids Crocs Only $10.39 Shipped!

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If you love Crocs as much as we do, then you will want to jump on this sale! My boys have been wearing Crocs for as long as I can remember! They love to live in them especially during the hot, summer months here in Florida! Right now when you head over to Rakuten.com, select Crocs are on sale for $12.99. BUT, you can use promo code APPAREL20 (20% off). Shipping is free on your order so you will pay just $10.39 per pair shipped!

Hooded Beach Towels for Kids Only $14.99 + Free Shipping!

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Aren’t these hooded towels adorable? Your kiddos will have so much fun at the beach and pool this summer with these Character Hooded Beach Towels on sale for $14.99 + Free Shipping at Jane! One size fits most. For ages 2-7.

Choose from:

  • Pirate
  • Princess
  • Shark 1
  • Shark 2
  • Diver
  • Mermaid
  • Hula Girl

Michaels: Baseball Slime Event on May 18

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This looks like so much for the kiddos! On Saturday, May 18, from 1:00-3:00pm, Michaels Stores will be hosting a Baseball Slime event! You will need to purchase the jar, but from what I can tell it is only $1. The supplies to decorate and pre-made slime will be provided.

GO HERE to register and for more details.