Summer Fun For Kids – Projects and Crafts for Free at ACMoore, Lowes and Michael’s

ID-100303162Schools out and summer vacation is here. While the kids are kept busy during the school year, its time for summer fun.  Lowes, AC Moore and Michaels awesome workshops just for kids.

Lowes offers kids workshops on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am to build a wood project. Your child will also receive a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate upon completion of their project. Make sure you register early, seats get full fast!
Go To LowesBuildandGrow.com

Michael’s and AC Moore offer free activities and tons of fun.
Go To The Knack on Michael’s website and choose from a Scavenger hunt you can print out, In Store Events, Birthday Parties and more.

For Classes and projects at AC Moore. Fill in your information at the Store Locator page and it will show the store near you then click on View Events. A calendar will pop up with the entire month to choose from.

Happy Summer!

 

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How To Make Take To School Lunches Extra Special

ID-100172719If you pack school lunches you know that your child is getting a well balanced meal to carry them through the rest of their school day.  Plan some surprises included in their lunches to give them a smile.

Here are some idea’s to get your creativity going…

You could write on a napkin or a note card to let them know you are thinking of them with a smiley face and a special saying. You could also Give them something to look forward by writing about an after school activity they would enjoy like, “Making cookies after school and need my helper”, etc. Make them laugh by including a joke or a riddle to figure out. You can get jokes, riddles and so much more learning activities at Ducksters.com and EnchantedLearning.com.

Packing fruit? Write a note on a banana. Simply take a toothpick and write or draw on the skin part of the banana. As the oxidation takes place during the day, by the time your little on opens their lunch box, the words or drawing will be darker and easy to read.  The banana will not be affected as long as you do not go to deep with the toothpick.

Kids love finger foods and you can make them fun by cutting shapes out of their sandwiches and some fruits. Give them hearts, stars, half moons, animals shapes and seasonal figures like snowmen with cookie cutters. Cut out shapes from watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and more.  Food that looks fun and appetizing will be intriguing to them and for those healthy foods that you want them to eat but they are not to crazy about, cut them into shapes or and your chances will better.

For more ideas for packing healthy school lunches go to Momables.com where they Allergy and Gluten Free Recipes and more.

 

 

 

 

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