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Library Fun for Kids

Recently, I shared a video on YouTube featuring some memories during our time at the local library. I’m grateful that our locations offer programs geared specifically towards homeschooling. Here is some footage of my cool kids enjoying library fun.

Hope you enjoyed the video! If your local library has not created programs for homeschoolers yet don’t be afraid to ask them. The efforts of myself and my friends encouraged our locations to create opportunities for local homeschoolers to socialize while we play and learn. A push from your homeschool community might do the same in your neck of the woods.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.

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FREE Family Fun at the Arena Game

Recently our family with blessed with several free tickets to arena games over the weekend. We had a awesome time attending games on Saturday and Sunday evening.

The football game layout was very casual where the players actually talked and interacted with the audience throughout the game. One of our friends is a coach and we were able to talk with him several times. It was amazing to be so close to the action, here the actual plays being called, and watch the referees have discussions over calls. They also let you keep any ball that landed in the audience our oldest, Bear was happy to be given the final game ball. After the game you’re also allowed to go out on to the field where the players hang out and sign autographs.

The basketball game is totally different when it comes to the atmosphere. Since the court is smaller they have areas for and workshops set up on each side of the court. Children are able to go down and spend the entire basketball game hanging out, building things, and are even given snacks. The building activities were awesome because they were made with kits provided by Home Depot. Home Depot also brought volunteers to work the stations while the children played. Most parents let their children go down alone but I prefer to go with my children and ensure their safety. If you arrive to the game early your children also get to participate in the opening. Here is some footage from our fabulous weekend.

If you have a arena teams in your area we definitely recommend checking them out. Not only did we receive free tickets for this game, they also passed out free tickets for the subsequent home games. We are able to enjoy the rest of the season for free!

Totally unrelated but here is the winner of the Pencil Grip Inc. Magic Stix Markers giveaway. Winner has already been contacted, replied to email, and her prize is on the way.

Make this week grand,

Ta’Neisha K.

Christmas FREEBIES Near You

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I thought the holiday season deserved an extra blog post this week featuring some FREE or low cost activities you can attend in your area.  Now of course the names might be slightly different but the general idea of the activity will definitely be the same.  Let’s dive into this year’s fun list wherewith you’ll be sure to find some fun things in your area to enjoy while making Christmas and New Year memories.  Keep reading because there might be a FREE Christmas Fun Checklist printable link available within this post.

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Christmas Freebies & Holiday Fun List:

  • Trail of Lights: You will be surprised how creative minds can turn local city parks, race tracks, or on large plots of land in your area into a glowing tribute to the Christmas holiday.  In our area most of the trails cost approximately $5 per car or require a donation of goods to a local charity.  There are some walk through trails but we prefer to drive through the trail while eating warm baked treats and drinking hot chocolate.
  • Look in the Library:  Local libraries are also known for hosting monthly FREE activities for “kids from 1 to 92.”  At our library there is weekly story time, knitting groups, chess tournaments, book clubs, crafts for children, teens and adults, Christmas science classes, and even homeschool meet ups all available for FREE.  This information should be available on your local library’s website or social media pages.

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  • Stores Offer More:  Did you know that some of your favorite stores might offer free classes or activities during this season?  Holiday themed story time at Barnes and Noble, Pottery Barn, and a few locally owned book stores is always a fun way to spend our time off from school during Winter Break.  We have also attended free or low cost holiday themed craft workshops at Lego, Michaels, and Home Depot.
  • Chick-fil-a Christmas Rocks:  This eatery is known for hosting activity nights throughout the year but during this season you might be cable to catch a week of FREE breakfast giveaways as well as free entrée gift card giveaways.  Most of the time your local restaurant will have a Facebook page that shares upcoming events and registration information.  Also, if you have the Chick-fil-a app, you might receive an extra goodie or two during this time.

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  • Print it Out:  If your neck of the woods is under snow, then you can still have some holiday fun with your family.  Just keep your printer nearby and stock up on ink and paper before the storm hits so you can create your own fun worksheets.  I like to print out holiday mazes, scripture studies, funny word searches, and craft templates.  Try painting with homemade pudding or whip cream for your littles or find a holiday themed science project via Pinterest for your older children.  Either way, don’t let the weather hinder your household’s Jingle Bell Rock!
  • Cheers for Volunteers: Volunteering your time is the most rewarding and memorable gift you can offer during this season.  There are so many families in need and a myriad of organizations that could use your help to collect, sort, and hand out donations.  Some families even volunteer Christmas morning and then return home to open gifts.  Whether you decide to donate your money or time, you won’t receive a bigger reward than the feeling of knowing you’ve helped make a stranger’s holiday season bright.

Now, of course there are so many more freebies or low cost activities in your area but this should be enough to get you through the remainder of 2017.

Okay, okay, OKAY! I appreciate you all so much that here is one more fun freebie download that I found on the Family Education website.  Click here to download your Christmas Fun Checklist Printable

Have a great week,

Ta’Neisha K.