5/23/16

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 5/23 #giveaway #linky

Tuesday giveaway link up

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Stop in as often as you can.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.


Featured Giveaway

Diana's White House Garden (hardcover children's book) US only Ends 6/5



Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.



Save at Dutch Wonderland 2016 @FunatDW #sponsored #DWFamilyFun #DutchWonderland

I will receive tickets as a 2016 Dutch Wonderland blogger.  All opinions are my own.

It's hard to believe that summer is almost here!  That means planning fun activities for the family, including amusement parks.  We've been looking forward to warmer weather and checking out some of our favorites.

I am excited to let my readers know that I have partnered with Dutch Wonderland this summer to share savings on tickets!

Dutch Wonderland

My kids love Dutch Wonderland and now that we have moved, we're even closer to Lancaster, PA.  It's just a short drive from Baltimore, DC and Philadelphia and an easy day trip ideal for kids ages 3-10.
Exploration Island at Dutch Wonderland

AK loves seeing Duke and checking out all of the fun rides.  She can't wait to see the dinosaurs on Exploration Island and maybe even cool off at Duke's Lagoon (she's not big on water).
Duke's Lagoon Dutch Wonderland

New this spring 2016, families can enjoy a brand new meal option at the Mill Stream Eatery (located next to the bumper cars).   Bean Sprouts features healthy food options for kids and we can't wait to check out what they offer!
Bean Sprouts at Dutch Wonderland

Now, back to those ticket savings.   Tickets are required for ages 3 and up (kids ages 2 and under are free).

Dutch Wonderland
You can save by ordering online in advance:

1 Day ticket advance purchase $40.99

  • Tickets are valid for one admission any day during the 2016 summer season (expiring 10/9/2016)
4 Day Advance purchase ticket $36.99

  • Purchase tickets 4 days in advance online and SAVE $4 !  Available online only. Tickets are valid for one admission any day during the 2016 summer season (expiring 10/9/2016)
7 Day Advance purchase ticket $33.99

  • Purchase tickets 7 days in advance online and SAVE $7 ! Available online only. Tickets are valid for one admission any day during the 2016 summer season (expiring 10/9/2016)
Advanced Ticket options are available for purchase through September 2, 2016. Any Day tickets are available for purchase through October 9, 2016. Admission includes unlimited rides and shows during the 2016 operating season. All tickets expire October 9, 2016. All ticket purchases are non-refundable.


 Dutch Wonderland is a kingdom for kids to make lots of fun summer memories!   I hope you'll take advantage of these discounts and make some family memories of your own.


Dutch Wonderland
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5/19/16

Free Summer Reading Programs 2016 #SummerReading

Summer Reading Programs 2016

Summer will be here before you know it and now is a good time to prepare for those Summer Reading lists! 

One of the best places to find summer reading resources is your local library.  I can't say enough about library programs; they are awesome!

In the past, we've attended many fun programs at Anne Arundel County Library.   We loved the Babies in Bloom program as well as the summer reading prizes!

Since we've moved to PA, we'll be checking out Summer Reading Club at Chester County Library.  It starts in June so hopefully we'll see updated info this month. 


Here is a list of other programs and resources to help you get started:



Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program:  

 Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathalon

Step 1. Fill out the Summer Reading Triathlon Reading Journal (PDF).  
Step 2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store between May 17 and September 6, 2016 Find a Store.  
Step 3. Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!

Free books to choose from:

GRADES 1 &  2

  • Detective Camp (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #1)
  • DK Readers Level 1: Jungle Animals
  • Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler
  • Jorge el curioso: El puesto de limonada
  • Mercy Watson to the Rescue
  • Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat
  • Pinkalicious and Planet Pink
  • Stowaway!(Puppy Pirates Series #1)
  • The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks
GRADES 3 & 4

  • The Bell Bandit (The Lemonade War Series #3)
  • Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
  • I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived Series #2)
  • Justice League vs. Bizarro League(LEGO®DC Comics™ Super Heroes Series)
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
  • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
  • Stuart Little
GRADES 5 &6

  • The Bravest Princess
  • Chomp
  • Esperanza renace
  • Lea Dives In
  • The Night Gardener
  • President of the Whole Fifth Grade
  • Story Thieves (Story Thieves Series #1)
  • Travel Team 












Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Step 1:  Register on Scholastic's Be A Reading Superhero site.

Step 2:  Read & log your minutes and get virtual prizes

Step 3:  Enter to win awesome prizes from Klutz in the Summer Sweepstakes



 Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Summer Reading

Pizza Hut BOOK IT!  Summer Reading with Candlewick Press

Lots of great free printables with book lists, calendars, activities and book themed kits!




Chuck E Cheese Summer Reading Reward Chart
Chuck E. Cheese Reading Incentive Chart

Step 1: Download the Reading Reward Chart

Step 2:  Track your child's reading progress for two weeks

Step 3: Bring in your chart to Chuck E. Cheese and receive 10 tokens (with food purchase)


 Sylvan's Book Adventure Program

Sylvan's Book Adventure Program 

Step 1: Register as a parent or child

Step 2:  Find titles to read on your child's grade level (recommended summer reading list also provided)

Step 3:  Have your child take quizzes about books that are available and earn points toward prizes


Happy Summer Reading!

5/18/16

Alice Through The Looking Glass Free Printables #ThroughTheLookingGlass

Alice Through The Looking Glass

One of my favorite Disney films growing up was Alice in Wonderland.   I love that Disney has updated the story in new movies that my kids can now enjoy!  When I saw Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in the first film, I was hooked.  The Mad Hatter is one of my favorite characters, so add some Johnny Depp to that and it's just magical!  (Not to mention Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway!) We can't wait for Alice Through The Looking Glass to hit theaters May 27th!

Alice Through The Looking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland to save her friend the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings a unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. 



“Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Lucas and Helena Bonham Carter along with the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall. We are also introduced to several new characters: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock. 



Alice Kingsleigh (Wasikowska) has spent the past three years sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland. Reuniting with her friends the White Rabbit, Absolem, the White Queen and the Cheshire Cat, Alice must save the Hatter and Underland itself, before time runs out. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.


Download these fun Alice Through The Looking Glass printables at home!

Activity Sheets/Printables
*click on upper right hand corner to pop out and download/print 





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No compensation was received for this post.  All photos and info. provided by Walt Disney Studios and used with permission.

5/16/16

Tuesday Giveaway Link up 5/16

Tuesday giveaway Link Up

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Stop in as often as you can.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaway


Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.



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