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Entenmann’s® Father’s Day Giveaway

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching!  How are you going to celebrate with dad this year?   This year our Sunday will be spent mostly at home since the World Cup is on!  Hubby will be glued to the TV.  He and the kids can watch together and enjoy some of the New Limited Edition Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Vanilla Muffins!

Information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Vanilla Muffins 

  • New Limited Edition Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Vanilla Muffins are naturally flavored with the simply delicious flavor of vanilla and come in perfectly portioned pouches ideal for breakfast or snacking on-the-go
  • The scrumptious addition to the Little Bites® Seasonal Favorites® line can be devoured nationwide by kids and adults alike now through June
  • With 190 calories per pouch, Little Bites® Vanilla Muffins contain no high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat, making them a snack kids will love and a choice parents can feel good about
  • For more information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Vanilla Muffins please visit www.littlebites.com

Entenmann’s® Father’s Day Sweepstakes

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® is thanking dads for all that they do by giving away Entenmann’s® Little Bites® ties and a coupon to purchase the beloved snack to 10 lucky guys. Five extra lucky dads will win the Little Bites® tie, a coupon AND a $100 Amazon gift card!  Through June 15th simply log on to: https://www.littlebites.com/fathers-day to enter the Love Little Bites Father’s Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of the exciting prizes!!

Father’s Day Hole-in-One Treat

One way to show the love to create a tasty treat for Dad this year!  My husband loves when we bake for him!  Sometimes with the kids its a little easier to start out with a pre-made snack that the kids can dress up!  Take a peek at the Father’s Day treat that features Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Vanilla Muffins!  You can view the Little Bites Hole-in-One Father’s Day Fun DIY video below –  You can also find the step-by-step instructions.

Little Bites Hole in One Father’s Day Fun - YouTube


I’m so excited to try the NEW Little Bites® rewards program! Buy 10 five-count boxes of Little Bites® snacks and get 1 FREE! Send in your receipts by text message, email or website. To get started, send a text message with the keyword “Little Bites” to 811-811, email to redeem@Rewards.LittleBites.com or visit http://rewards.littlebites.com.

Find more information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites® below:

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Enter my Giveaway!! Enter for a chance to win a $25 Visa digital gift card and (3) coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of any Entenmann’s® Little Bites®!! 

Entenmann’s® is responsible for sending out the winner’s prize.

If you are looking for additional Father’s Day Inspiration take a peek at our Handprint Father’s Day Platter from a few years ago here:

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15 Cards and Printable Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching.  Are you running out of time to think of something cute and creative to give your husband or significant other?  If you are looking for more options beyond my Lion Card and my Monkey Card keep scrolling down.  Click on the links below to grab all of the amazing card tutorials and free Father’s Day gift printables. Each one is guaranteed to help your little ones show Dad how much he is loved. Don’t forget to leave a comment letting my blog friends know you found their great Father’s Day cards and gifts at Crafty Mama in ME!  

  1. Origami Shirt Father’s Day Card by Red Ted Art
  2. Pop Up Father’s Day Card by Red Ted Art
  3. DIY Father’s Day Gift Card by Aimee Geroux
  4. Father’s Day Gift Tags by I Should Be Mopping The Floor
  5. You Rock Dad Coloring Page and Frame by Katarina’s Paperie
  6. Father’s Day Hands Down Printable by Saving Dollars and Sense
  7. All About My Dad Interview Printable by Where The Smiles Have Been
  8. Free Printable Coupon Book for Dad by Mama Cheaps
  9. Father’s Day My Dad Printable for Preschoolers by Thrifty Mommas Tips
  10. Father’s Day Candy Bar Wrapper by 5 Minutes For Mom
  11. Nuts About Dad Father’s Day Gift by Saving Dollars and sense
  12. All About Dad Survey for Kids by Mama Cheaps
  13. LOVE YOU TO PIECES by Trish Sutton
  14. Dad’s Ultimate Pampering Kit and Sweet & Spicy Steak Rub by Whispered Inspirations
  15. “BEST BUDS” Father’s Day Gift by Half Scratched


 

I personally have my kids fill out the questionnaires each year – I love saving them!  It’s such a fun way to look back on their childhood.

If you are looking for additional Father’s Day Inspiration take a peek at our Handprint Father’s Day Platter from a few years ago here:

Disclaimer: Never use blogger photos without permission. The Virtual Assistant (Victoria) who prepared this post obtained permission to use the photos included in this article as a member of the Craft and Food Roundup group. Links were submitted by blog owners/representatives and are being used in accordance to the group rules.

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Circuit Cubes & the Brownie Programming Robots Badge

Do you have a daughter in Girl Scouts?  Or are you interested in possibly having her join in future years?  You definitely should!  Some people consider Girl Scouts outdated and that they only teach girls how to sew and do other domestic tasks.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  This is my third year as my daughter’s leader and the badges they have now are amazing!  The girls still can earn some of the older patches (called legacy patches now) but also have the opportunity to focus on a lot of STEM learning (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). 

This year we had the girls chose the journeys they wanted to earn (a journey is a set of patches that go together and focus on a specific learning area).  We weren’t surprised at all when they chose the engineering journey as their first badges to work on.  We had a ton of fun engineering pumpkin catapults, marble runs, and more!  I had the opportunity to receive three Circuit Cubes kits this spring and to use them with my troop.  I browsed the Brownie badges and new instantly that they would be perfect to tie in with the Programming Robots Badge.  The girls were ecstatic when I told them we were going to learn about programming robots and also get to build some as well!


The Brownie Robotics program is progressive and will result in the girls earning three different badges when they complete all of the requirements.  Download your own copy of the badge requirements by clicking the image below:

The meeting before we really started learning about Programming Robots I let the girls know that our next patch was going to be about robots.  I asked the girls what a robot was and what they did.  We also had the girls share some of the robots they knew – like R2D2, Wall-E, and Roomba!  I loved hearing the ideas they shared. 

Our first official Programming Robots meeting started by having the girls pair up – one was a robot and and one was a programmer.  The programmer had to tell the robot step by step how to do something and robot had to act out only the actions they were told.  We talked about how robots follow an algorithm, or step by step instructions.  Next we learned about coding and did an activity called Paper Programming that came from the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit (if you are a girl scout leader you have access to this).  The girls struggled with this step when we had them try it individually so we worked as a large group.  I would provide the verbal instruction and they would follow it and fill out the appropriate squares on their blank 4×4 grid.  At the end we checked to see if they completed the right pattern.  By the end of the session they were all doing really well.  

Finally we got out the Circuit Cubes so the girls could build their own robots.  The kits help them create very simple machines that only complete one task.  The girls broke up into three engineering teams and set to work!

We had one group working on the Whacky Wheels kit.

Another group worked on the Smart Art kit.

The third group worked on the Bright Lights kit.

The girls had a lot of fun in a short amount of time – we only had about 30 minutes for them from opening the kits to the end of our meeting.  They worked well together in their groups and all succeeded in following the directions to create at least part of the object they picked.  The Smart Art group was the only one that full completed their robot and all of the girls had a chance to look at it before we picked up (and they all want to use that kit at the next meeting!).  The instruction books were a little difficult for their age range (7-9) but with adult assistance we figured them out!

We will continue working with these kits at our next meeting as we conclude the badge requirements for Programming Robots.  The girls will also get a chance to write their own code for a robot next week as well as pretending to be robots following instructions in a maze!

I love helping expose my daughter and her friends to such cool activities.  Supplementing the Girl Scout programming with such awesome tools like the Circuit Cubes is a sure way to interest the girls and encourage them to want to learn about STEM.

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Tons of Fun with Laser X Blasters

If you are like me and have more than one child you are probably always on the look out for fun new toys that they can play with together right (that aren’t video games!)?  My kids were SOOOO excited when I opened the box with the Laser X Blasters – they couldn’t wait for me to take my box picture (I always get a nice picture before they open the box because the box never looks quite right after they have gotten their hands on it!).  We put in the batteries and they were off to have tons of fun with Laser X Blasters!

I love that the kids can play with the Laser X Blasters outside even in the daytime.  It gives them a fun reason to be out and running around.  It is awesome that the Laser X sets can work together to create larger teams and allow more kids to play.

My kids played with their cousins and took turns battling!  They were so happy to have something different to play with outside and it really kept them busy for a while!

Laser X Blasters Product Information

Do your kids love video games? Laser X will get them off the couch for a fun game of laser tag with an updated, technologically-advanced laser blaster system.  Like other Laser X gear, Micro Blasters feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound effects that bring the excitement of a laser tag arena right to your own backyard. Strap a receiver onto your upper arm, and blast opponents up to 100 feet away. Reloading is easier than ever; Just press and hold the trigger.

All Laser X sets work together, so games can have as few as two players – or the whole neighborhood can play together.  Advanced sensors in the Laser X blaster know when players are blasting, being hit, running or hiding.  An interactive “coach” uses this information to give players tips and tricks throughout the game.  The new 5-inch Laser X Micro Blasters fit easily into bags and backpacks and are great for games on-the-go! Laser X Micro Blasters may be small, but they deliver big fun. Just strap on a receiver and blast opponents up to 100 feet away! 

Micro Blasters are recommended for ages 6+ and retail for $29.99 for a double set and $14.99 to equip a single player. The game is available at GetLaserX.com and is coming soon to Walmart, Costco and Target. 

NEW WORLD OF LASER X COMMERCIAL :60 2017 - YouTube

Enter for a Chance to win your own Laser X Micro Blaster Set

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Pom Pom Father’s Day Monkey Card

If you loved the Father’s Day Lion Card from the other day – guess what?!?  Here is another option – a Pom Pom Father’s Day Monkey Card!  You can use the same supplies you already have on hand and this would give another card option if you have more than one child.  

Supplies

  • Printed PDF template (download the template here: Monkey Card Template)
  • Green construction paper
  • School glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Small piece of tan felt
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Brown markers
  • Large googly eyes
  • Brown pom poms, one large and one medium


Instructions

  • Cut the construction paper in half. Cut the template from the white paper. Glue the template to the middle of the construction paper.
  • Using a good amount of glue, attach the pom poms as shown: the large pom pom is the koala body, medium is the head.
  • Glue or stick on the google eye.
  • Cut an oval out of the tan felt. Use the black marker to draw on a circle nose and mouth.
  • Glue the felt piece to the monkey’s face.
  • Use the brown marker to make the ears: Starting at the monkey’s eye level, make a semi circle toward the bottom of the head. Use the brown marker to create legs, arms and a long tail.
  • The card is complete!

My kids love making special crafts like these for their dad and grandfathers.

If you are looking for additional Father’s Day Inspiration take a peek at our Handprint Father’s Day Platter from a few years ago here:

 

 

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Mother’s Day Flower Pot Wind Chime

{As written by my friend Deanna on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles}

I never understood the boxes of handmade gifts that my mom kept. I mean just think, every holiday from preschool all through elementary school from both my sister and me. Granted, she didn’t keep EVERYTHING, at least I don’t think so, but she kept things. As a teenager I would look at it and think how ugly. It was not until I became a mom to a creative soul that I finally understood. I can’t throw anything away. I mean I do throw some things away, but I have a box started. And she’s only 4.

The daily crafts and drawings are fun, but handmade gifts are the absolute best. It might not be the actual gift, but the look on her face. The look on her face when her little mind is creating something that she believes I will love. Her face when she completes it and knows I am going to love it. And her face when she hands her latest masterpiece to me in anticipation of my reaction. Her little face is the best!

Luckily my mom and mother in law love hand made gifts from her too! It makes holidays fun because we can work on projects together. Plus it gives her a few extra reasons to be creative. Although like me, she doesn’t really need a reason!

This wind chime is the perfect gift from a child. It is practical, it actually does make noise when shaken, but it can be so sentimental. It is precious that a child made it. And from the person supervising this project, it is an EASY project for kids to do on their own!!

Supplies Needed


My daughter took small pieces of washi tape, in various lengths, and stuck it on the outside of the flower pot. It was a completely random process. Each piece was a different length and stuck in a different direction. To me it looks like a quilt. I really love how it turned out. {One of those proud mom moments. I hoped she would be creative and when she does a project with little direction and it turns out better than I could have done or when she has a better idea than me. Makes me so happy!!}

When she was done with the tape I took cord and tied a few knots in the middle. I made the knots big enough that the cord couldn’t go through the hole on the bottom of the pot. I threaded it from the inside out so that the open strings were sticking out the hole at the bottom (which will be the top of the wind chime). Then I tied a bow at the top of the strings so that the wind chime can be hung.

I then tied fishing line, about 12 inches each strand, to the knot on the inside of the wind chime. Then I had my daughter put the beads on the fishing line. It took a few times to get the beads on but after a little practice she got the hang of it. {Pearler beads and yarn could also be used, but the yarn is not quite as weather proof as the wind chime}

When she was done, I tied knots in the bottom of the finishing line and the wind chime is complete. This is going to make a great gift for someone special. It will remind the recipient of my daughter with ever breeze that allows the wind chime to make it’s music.

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Pom Pom Father’s Day Lion Card

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching!  Are you and your kids ready to celebrate Dad this year?  This adorable Pom Pom Father’s Day Lion Card will be sure to delight any father that receives it.  If you are well stocked for crafting you probably will have all of the supplies you need on hand to create this cute card!

Supplies

  • Printed PDF template (download the template here: Lion Card Template)
  • Orange construction paper
  • School glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Small piece of brown felt
  • Black sharpie marker
  • Orange and brown markers
  • Large googly eyes
  • Orange pom poms, one large and one medium


Instructions

  • Cut the construction paper in half. Cut the template from the white paper. Glue the template to the middle of the construction paper.
  • Using a good amount of glue, attach the pom poms as shown: the large pom pom is the koala body, medium is the head.
  • Glue or stick on the google eye
  • Cut an oval out of the brown felt. Use the black marker to draw on a triangle nose and mouth.
  • Glue the felt piece to the lions face.
  • Use the orange marker to draw two triangle ears on the lion’s head.
  • Use the brown marker to create the lions mane, tail, arms and legs.
  • The card is complete!

My kids loved making this card and can’t wait to give it to their Daddy on Father’s Day <3

If you are looking for additional Father’s Day Inspiration take a peek at our Handprint Father’s Day Platter from a few years ago here:

 

 

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Entenmann’s Little Bites® Pouch Pledge Program

I love programs that are made to help schools!  The Entenmann’s Little Bites® Pouch Pledge Program is a win win – we help the environment and help schools at the same time.  My kids love Entenmann’s Little Bites® as I’m sure most kids do!  One of my favorite things about Entenmann’s Little Bites® is that they are nut free so my kids can both have them in their classrooms.  Read on to learn more about the Entenmann’s Little Bites® Pouch Pledge Program and find out how you can participate!  

 

Information about Entenmann’s Little Bites® Pouch Make the Pledge Program with TerraCycle®

  • TerraCycle®, an international recycling company, turns waste into plastic that can be used for products such as park benches, recycling bins and playgrounds
  • Through the free recycling program, you can collect waste, like Entenmann’s Little Bites® pouches, and ship to TerraCycle® for processing using a pre-paid shipping label
  • From now through April 30, 2018, TerraCycle® and Entenmann’s Little Bites® want to reward you for making the pledge to make eco-friendly choices a habit. Plus, if you collect Entenmann’s Little Bites® pouches on behalf of a K-12 school, you could be placed in the running to win a Classroom Party. It’s easy to participate: make the pledge, send in the waste, and earn more rewards
  • The Entenmann’s Little Bites ® Pouch Recycling Program is open to any individual, school or organization interested in reducing local landfill waste. To learn more about the Entenmann’s Little Bites ® Pouch Recycling Program here: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/contests/little-bites-pledge

How to Win

  1. Pledge: your pledge qualifies you for the contest
  2. First Shipment: your first shipment earns 500 bonus points
  3. Second Shipment: your second shipment earns 1,000 bonus points
  4. TerraCycle Sweepstakes: K-12 schools-only have the chance to win a Classroom Party as long as they pledge. The classroom party will include five (5) cases of Entenmann’s® Little Bites® and 100 upcycled pencil cases. Please see more details and official rules here: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/contests/little-bites-pledge
Enter for a chance to win your OWN prize package courtesty of Entenmann’s® here on my blog. 

If you are the lucky winner you will receive three coupons, each valid for a free Entenmann’s® product, and a $25 Visa gift card to purchase additional Entenmann’s® products!  The prize will be shipped directly by Entenmann’s®.

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Wubble® Fulla Fun

Do you believe in serendipity? (definition: ser·en·dip·i·ty: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way).  I definitely do!  Our Wubble® Fulla Fun day couldn’t have come at a better time.  The box arrived the night prior to a March Nor’easter (definition: Northeaster: a storm or wind blowing from the northeast, especially in New England.).  A Nor’easter in Maine equals a snow day for the kids.  They were eagerly awaiting me to take pictures of the new Wubble® Fulla balls so they could take immediate ownership!

 

What is Wubble® Fulla all about?  Check out the commercial and product information below:

Wubble Fulla 30 Commercial 2018 NEW! - YouTube

Toss it. Catch it. Stretch it. Slam it! New Wubble®  Fulla is the Wubble you can’t put down!

New York City-based NSI International Inc. – makers of the wildly popular Super Wubble®  Bubble Ball – just topped itself again, with Wubbles filled with gooey slime and soft, colorful Magic Marbles®. Wubble Fulla is the squishiest, squooshiest Wubble Ball yet!

Wubble Fulla is the newest addition to a Wubble family of products that includes Super Wubble, Tiny Wubble, Super Wubble Brite (a light-up Wubble for playing in the dark), Wubble X (a helium-filled “anti-gravity” ball that can hover in mid-air) and Water Wubble (refillable water balloon balls that splash, but don’t pop).

The new ball comes in three super squooshy sizes: Huge (5″), Big (4″) or Tiny (just under 2 ½”)! Each size comes stuffed with either slime or Magic Marbles – colorful and squishy round balls made of a super-absorbent polymer that absorbs water. Whichever you choose, once you pick up Wubble Fulla, you won’t want to put it down!

Wubble Fulla Slime and Wubble Fulla Marbles are recommended for children ages 6 and up and retail for $14.99 (Huge), $9.99 (Big) and $7.99 (Tiny). A combo set is currently available at www.WubbleBall.com, which includes two Huge Wubble Fullas (one of each) for $19.99, plus $8.99 shipping and handling. The balls are coming soon to Target, Toys R Us and Walgreens.

Don’t they look so happy? The kids loved the way the balls stuck to the floor a little bit when they would pick them up.  They also loved trying to stack them and watching them squirm away.  They found hiding spots in their rooms for their new treasures when they finished playing and I haven’t seen them since!

I personally LOVED the Wubble Fulla Marbles!  These balls aren’t just fun for kids – they would make a great stress relief toy to keep on your desk at work for adults.  The balls are so squishy and stretchy and just fun to play with.

Order a Wubble Fulla ball today!

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***Disclosure:  I received a free week of Soccer Camp for my daughter thanks to the USFamilyGuide.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.***

British Soccer Camp

Do you have a child that loves soccer?  My daughter definitely has a great love for soccer.  The past two summers she has attended British Soccer Camp and has really enjoyed her time.  Her skills have improved drastically which has been great for her confidence.   She has participated in the half day and full day camps – see my reviews below:

Half Day Camp

Full Day Camp

More information about British Soccer Camps

British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camp in the US. With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, The British Soccer Camp provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

Welcome to British Soccer Camps - YouTube

Special Offer! Register for Camp and get a Jersey, Ball, T-shirt, New Skills App and 20 Free Videos!!

Enroll in the most popular soccer camp in North America! British Soccer Camps have programs for all ages and abilities and feature an innovative curriculum full of skills, drills, and thrills! Register now and you will not only get your free British Soccer game jersey (value $34.95) shipped to you for free immediately, but you will also get our brand new skill development App and 20 videos to help your child practice at home. Your soccer ball, T-shirt & poster will be given out at camp.

USE CODE BSC18 at check out to get free shipping.

To Enroll: https://www.challengersports.com/british-soccer/

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