Thursday, October 12, 2017

Winter Wonderfest AZ October Special


     Did  you miss out on last months Winter Wonderfest pricing?  Don't miss out on the October discount price.  Get 30% off tickets now.  This looks like it will be a huge event.  You don't want to miss it.  I can't wait to take my family.  Read a little more about the event in my last post.



When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas
Where: Chandler’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Cost: Most packages range from about $20 to $75 per person, with early-booking
rates available through October 10, 2017.
Discount: OCT30 


My family will be provided tickets for the show in exchange for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.  

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Elmo's World Hide N Seek Game Plus #Giveaway

     I think all toddlers love peek-a-boo and preschoolers love hide and seek. It is hard to really improve on those simple, but classic childhood games. But Identity games has really done it with Elmo. Playing peek-a-boo with Elmo is as simple as hiding him under a blanket or teddy bear. 


     Elmo's World Hide & Seek has 3 different play modes.  Elmo can play Peek-a-boo, it is as simple as hiding him under a blankie or stuffed animal. This is great for helping babies to begin to understand object permanace by reinforcing that out of sight does not mean the object has disappeared. 


     The second level looks like the traditional hide & seek with tots closing their eyes while someone places Elmo in a nearby spot. Toddlers can toddle to the sound of Elmo’s voice. Elmo gives clues by making noise as toddler searches.  


     And the last level is for the preschool years.  It has enclosed game cards with illustrated clues. The preschooler can count to ten as Elmo is being hidden.  Elmo has his sound off.  Simply show your preschooler the 3 cards and he or she will use the clue to find where Elmo is hiding.  When Elmo is found he gives praise and gives a little Elmo laugh.  



     Madilyn loves both peek-a-boo and is starting to play a little hide and seek.  When she saw this Elmo she couldn't wait to get him out of the package.  She just wanted to hold and hug Elmo.  He is not plush, but a hard plastic.  That didn't bother her at all she still wanted to hold him.  He is the perfect size for a toddlers grasp. We played peek-a-boo under a blanket and she always laughed when she found him.  We also tried an easy game of hide n seek around the house.  Elmo gives great clues.  Madi loved finding Elmo.  For a while she took Elmo everywhere.  She even took him grocery shopping with us.  She even wanted him on at the store.  I know more than a couple people were trying to figure out where Elmo's voice was coming from.  We have not yet graduated to the cards yet.  I like that the game can be adjusted as children get older. This is a fun game that can last a while.  And it would make a great gift for the holidays. It is not too early to plan for Christmas. 

Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win an Elmo's World Hide -N- Seek game

Enter in the Giveaway  Tools form below! This giveaway will be open until 10/7 at 11:59PM (MST).  Open to US




I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Celebrate LEGO® NINJAGO™ Days at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona


     Calling all LEGO® lovers, are you excited for The LEGO® NINJAGO™ Movie? Complete your ninja training at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona for our supercharged NINJAGO events!


Where?   LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona 
When?    Weekends beginning September 23 thru October 15
Why?      Be part of the team that saves LEGOLAND Discovery Center from Garmadon’s Shark Army Invasion and enjoy NINJAGO themed builds and activities!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Winter Wonderfest Coming to Chandler AZ Plus Discount Code

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     For the first time ever, Winter Wonderfest, a sprawling, shimmering winter wonderland that
spans more than 400,000 square feet at Chandler’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, is
opening its expansive grounds to corporations, small businesses and their families looking to
celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Ideal for parties as small as 10 and as large as
5,000, Winter Wonderfest caters to all ages, creating a family-friendly alternative to the
standard, sit-down company dinner party while offering an all-inclusive, hassle-free experience
complete with food and drink, entertainment and plenty of festive fun around every corner.


Fly through the snow-covered trees on a high-speed holiday zip line, or make merry with the
entire team while bouncing off zorb balls and enjoying seasonal snacks and drinks fit for
children and adults alike. Guests can kick back in a private VIP area with an optional, private
bar, wrap up their holiday shopping while perusing vendor booths from the Valley’s own Front
Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market or check out the attraction’s palatial, North Pole-
inspired grounds by way of Santa’s Train, or from atop a six-story Ferris wheel. From holiday
crafts, cocktails and Santa photo ops to an onsite carousel and countless twinkling, sparkling
holiday lights, Winter Wonderfest welcomes guests to a one-of- a-kind holiday extravaganza that
will keep water cooler conversations buzzing for weeks

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas
Where: Chandler’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Cost: Most packages range from about $20 to $75 per person, with early-booking
rates available through October 10, 2017.
Discount: SEPTBOGO 

My family will be provided tickets for the show in exchange for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Find It Games Review & #Giveaway


     My kids love to play games, especially board games.  Jayden and Evan have so many board games that we have to store them in storage totes.  I really do like that they like to play games and it is something we can all do together.  The only thing I don't like about them is all the pieces.  It seems like pieces go missing so easy.  I recently learned about Find It Games and I'm excited that it is all contained in one piece.



     Find It Games are part game and part activity all contained in one container.  It is also portable.  They come in a range of different categories or characters. In each container there are a variety of themes and characters. Inside the container there are different items mixed within colored pellets. With every turn new items are discovered.  A set of cards with each game serves as a “prompt” for parents, teachers and therapists to interact with the child playing. Guides to find items of a certain characteristic or category encourage creative thinking. Find It® Games are great for boosting focus and concentration!

     We received the Captain Underpants and SesaCaptain Underpants edition is based on the best selling book series of author Das Pilkey. You can find the two fourth graders George & Harold and the superhero Captain Underpants plus many more items. The game is simple and fun. We took it with us on vacation and it is something that you can play in the car or just about anywhere.  It can also be played alone or with others. My boys had fund looking for the tighty whities, lightening bolt, plunger, and more.


     The Sesame Street Jr. Find it Game contains items larger than the standard find it game.  There are 20 items repeated twice each to help reduce frustration encourage little ones to play. My little one gets so excited when she spots Elmo, a Cookie, and a car.  She loves turning it over and over looking for items and pointing them out. Evan likes to play with her too.  
     In addition to the different character Find it Games they make custom games.  You can make one that relates to your business, club, school. or whatever.



Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win their choice of Captain Underpants, Sesame Street Jr., or Where's Waldo Find It Game. 

Enter in the Giveaway  Tools form below! This giveaway will be open until 9/2  at 11:59PM (MST).  Open to US


I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 Prize Pack #Giveaway


     Over this summer I really wanted to be sure the boys did not slip behind in their skills.  They both attended a month of summer school.  But the month of July we were on our own.  We didn't stick to the regular reading and math activities I planned to do.  I admit I wanted a simple relaxing summer too.  But we did receive the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 to help us out.


     The Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2018 is full of fun facts and interesting information. It is a great way to keep their brains working.  The almanac is full of incredible photos.  It also has crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more.  There is also a new feature on engineering and technology, space and Earth, and life sciences.    The contents includes:

  • Your World 2018
  • Awesome Exploration
  • Amazing Animals
  • Going Green
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Wonders of Nature
  • Fun and Games
  • Space and Earth
  • Culture Connection
  • Life Science
  • History Happens
  • Geography Rocks
     It was fun to read some of the interesting facts in this book.  Did you know that the Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle pees from its mouth.... gross I know, but interesting.  In Spain, "Pasta" is a slang term for money. A polar bear can smell a seal on the ice from 20 miles away. About 5,200 Hawksbill Sea Turtles hatch on Hawaii's shores each year.  And this is a very small amount of interesting facts you can learn in this book.


     We were also sent a super-sized toss and catch game.  It is shark-themed too!  It is great for in and out of the pool.  Even as summer ends this book will continue to be one we can learn from.  Getting back into school I really like the geography section.  It will be great when Jayden is studying about different countries.  
   


Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win a National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018 Prize Pack including the Shark Themed Toss and Catch game.


Enter in the Giveaway  Tools form below! This giveaway will be open until 8/27  at 11:59PM (MST).  Open to US
   


  
 I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

Monday, July 24, 2017

Back to School With Label Daddy

     It is almost time to get ready for school and save 25% on Label Daddy peel and stick custom name labels! Label Daddy is a great way to label your belongings! You don't have to iron or sew . . . just peel and stick. They have exclusive laminated coating that gives the labels an extra layer of protection.  This are a must for school! Remember to label all clothing, books, bags, sports equipment, musical instruments, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These are great for adults too! -- Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.



     I have always used Label Daddy for all our labeling needs.  They are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You can design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including professional sports team logos (NBA, MLB, NHL), classic clip art icons, Emojis, kids' icons (princesses, trucks, and monsters), and more. These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide. 

Save 25% on your entire Label Daddy order - this is the best discount available anywhere. Use code USFAMILY25 at checkout. 

This post was written as part of a USFamilyGuide campaign.  I will be compensated for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Save Money Back to School Shopping with Groupon

     Can you believe that it is already almost time to go back to school.  I feel like school just got out.  I have to return to work on August 31 to begin class prep and beginning of school training.  The boys return for school on August 9th.  So that does not leave much time for doing back to school shopping.  I like to shop around and find the best deals when possible.  That includes using coupon codes when I can.  That is why I like Groupon.  Groupon has lots of great coupon codes for stores I already shop at regularly.

Check out these store deals:
Target
Finish Line
The Microsoft Store
Walgreens
Shutterfly
Footlocker
OfficeMax/Office Depot
Barnes and Noble
Buckle
Famous Footwear
AbeBooks.com
Loft
Aeropostale
American Apparel

    This is only is only a short list of the great stores they have coupon codes for.  Many codes can also be printed for use in stores.  If you still have some summer left check out all the travel site deals also.  I love checking Groupon before I start any shopping.  Check out Groupon today before you start that back to school shopping list.

This post was written as part of a USFamilyGuide campaign.  I will be compensated for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  





Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bright Books Baby Board Books

  

     Baby's have a natural interest in books.  Which is great since early reading has so many benefits for baby.  All my children have enjoyed books early on.  Madilyn is really into books and loves to read them over and over.  She loves the pictures and naming what she sees.  I was recently sent 3 new Bright Books Baby board books for review.  Of course Madi was so excited to get new books.


The first book is Baby Bear's Busy Day.  The story is about a young bear and his mother as they venture on a busy day in the forest.  The book is visually stunning with bright neon elements, soft touch and feel bears, and shiny foil that will capture baby's full attention and imagination.    The book is engaging and has simple text.  The story is great for a bedtime story.


The second book is Bubble's Ocean Friends. In this book you can follow bubble on her adventure adventure and discover lots of ocean friends like turtles, starfish, crabs, and more.  It has fun rhyming text, bright and colorful illustrations, and shiny foiled details.  This book is also a counting book as baby can count all the ocean friends on each page.  I think this book is Madi's favorite of the 3.  She loves to go back to it and find all the ocean friends and the fish.


The third book is Shadow's Nighttime Adventure.  This is another adorable bedtime book.  It is the story of an adventurous cat named Shadow.  His favorite time to go on his adventures is at night.  He says hello to the moon, moves along on rooftops, stargazes with friends and much more.  The text is rhyming, with colorful elements text illuminate the dark, and a soft touch and feel cat that guides you through the story of the night.  


     All three of these books have bold illustrations that are touchable and interesting.  The text are simple, yet there are some great higher level vocabulary to help baby keep learning.  The books are a larger size board book.  The pages are thick and very sturdy.  These books make a great gift for baby. 


Thank you to Bright Books for providing the above mentioned products for review. 

 I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

Saturday, July 1, 2017

LEGOLAND Kids Vs. Grown Ups Creativity Competitions


LEGOLAND Discovery Center is launching a new program this Saturday called Kids vs. Grown Ups.  They are testing the theory that as we grow older, our creativity diminishes.  Master Model Builder Alec Posta will be judging the competitions, which will be held every TuesdayThursday and Saturday at noon and 2 p.m. in the Creative Workshop at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. 

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Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center with your child and see who is more creative.  Get more information here