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Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship and Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels

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Shiver me timbers, it’s a great deal! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship and Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Mabel’s Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Plus, on 9/20, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels for their second year of Talk Like a Pilot Day, created by Mabel’s Labels. Don’t miss your chance to shop these great offers! 

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

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Planning a fundraiser at your child’s school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.

Here’s how it works: your community shops at Little Passports and we donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: The fundraising period is from October 21 – 28 and the deadline to sign-up is October 10th so check it out today!

25% Off Tea Collection Fall Favorites for Picture Day

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Picture This: 25% Off Tea Collection Fall Favorites for Picture Day

Don’t miss this great sale that starts today! The Tea Collection Fall Favorites Event: 25% Off Select Styles, 9/16 – 9/18 ends Thursday night!!! These clothes are ADORABLE. You’ll want to have them in time for school picture day, or fall field trips to Pumpkin Patches, Apple Farms, etc. It’s a great chance to get photos to use on Christmas cards too!


$20 Paypal Cash #Giveaway {Ends 9/19}

I just published my first Ebay Guide on my Top 5 Halloween Party Ideas! I had so much fun writing it, and have a few more planned out for later this month. I’d love some support on my guide, so I’ve prepared a giveaway to help promote it. I’d be thrilled if you were willing to leave a comment on the guide with which idea you loved the most, suggestions for additional ideas, and what you found most helpful. I hope that I’ve found some items that some of you can use in the upcoming Halloween Season! There are buttons to share the post via Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Pinterest within the post. Please make sure the tag #eBayGuide is in the social media share, and leave me a link on this giveaway so I can give a re-tweet, repin, etc in thanks!

Win a $250 Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies! {Ends 9/22}

We are launching a brand new giveaway, Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies, worth $250 in prizes celebrating family fun!

It is in celebration of the book, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!

win a family fun ice cream night

Win A Whole Ton of Family Fun!

We are giving away (These are affiliate links):

These are all our FAVORITES for family fun!

Enter to Win

Simply use the box below to enter to win this prize pack worth $250. This contest is open to North America only due to shipping costs. Each entry helps spread the word about the fun we have here at Kids Activities Blog…and we thank you!

$250 Family Fun Night Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies Giveaway From Kids Activities Blog

Good luck!

How to Prevent Your Teenager from Experimenting with Drugs

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How to Prevent Your Teenager from Experimenting with Drugs

How to Prevent Your Teenager from Experimenting with Drugs

There are many different methods that parents, schools, and communities employ to increase efforts for drug prevention among teenagers. One of the most popular programs used in school is D.A.R.E. These methods have proven to show some positive results, but beyond the D.A.R.E. program, there are a number of ways parents can educate their children about the dangers of drugs.

Morningside Recovery Center therapists suggest that parents should take action in the following ways if they feel their children may be experimenting with illegal substances.

Teenagers Should Feel Comfortable Talking to Their Parents

Some teenagers have deep emotional issues and will turn to drugs as a way to escape their feelings. When a parent is able to allow their teenager to feel comfortable talking with them about any subject, there is a much better chance that they will turn to their parents before turning to drugs.

Random Drugs Tests Help Decrease Chances of Drug Use

Even if the parent doesn’t suspect their child of using or abusing drugs, this can be very effective. A teenager is less likely to try drugs when they know they could randomly be tested at any time. This also gives teens a great excuse when they’re being pressured by their friends.

Encourage Them to Join Sports Team or Other Extracurricular Activities, and Show Interest

Studies have shown that teens who keep busy by doing activities they enjoy are far less likely to experiment with drugs or alcohol. Parents should both encourage and show interest in extra-curricular activities to show their full support. While the child gains more self-confidence and self-esteem they will also learn how to become more responsible.

Parents Being Educated About Drugs and Addiction can Help Them Educate Their Children

Education about drugs and potential addiction can be one of the greatest tools in preventing drug experimentation. Although programs like D.A.R.E. attempt to do this, some children’s issues with authoritative figures can make this information often fall on deaf ears. Having a base of personal knowledge about the dangers of drug use can often be much more helpful to a teen when the information comes from someone close to them – especially if addiction runs in their family.


Ultimately, it is up to parents to ensure that their children are not experimenting with drugs. School programs may sometimes be effective, but they are rarely enough. Abstinence begins with a strong emotional foundation, and that is built at home. Following these tips from the team at Morningside Recovery is a good start to raising a happy, healthy child.

Kiwi Crate #Giveaway {Ends 9/15}

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Fall Back In Time With Kiwi Crate

    For the months of September – November, each crate will include a Travel themed adventure filled with 2-3 hands-on kids’ projects, bonus activities and more! Themes include:
    - September Castles & Catapults: Travel back in time for a medieval adventure
    - October Wild West: Saddle up and gather your partners for a wild western adventure
    - November Discovering Dinosaurs: Explore the prehistoric era for fun that’s larger than life

In September, new subscribers can save $10 on any subscription PLUS receive a bonus welcome kit to dig right into monthly adventures and explorations with promo code TRAVEL10 valid from NOW until 9/15.

For more information, please visit: Kiwi Crate Time Traveler Series.


Kiwi Crate is an award-winning, monthly subscription service that provides all the hands-on materials to inspire creative, educational fun. With themes like Music, Color, Robots, and Safari, these crates deliver everything needed for unique activities that you and your kids can enjoy together. Each box includes 2-3 hands on projects.

I think these boxes (you pick from 1-12 month subscription) would be a fabulous gift idea for a child (under 12) for Christmas, Birthdays, or any special occasion. The boxes start at $19.95 for a one month subscription (discounts for longer subscriptions), and with the $10 off code above, you can receive or gift one for just $9.95 to try out. They also offer options to order additional materials or boxes for siblings!

Here in New England, fall has definitely arrived with a slight chill in the air. Winter won’t be long, and kids will need some fun indoor activities. I love the way that this particular program offers an idea and materials that kids can then use their imaginations to bring to life. Be sure to check out the Kiwi Crate Pinterest Boards and Facebook page for ideas on how other families are using their boxes, and to get an idea of what is included in the boxes.


30% Off TOMS + Free Shipping on Orders $65+ at zulily

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30% Off TOMS + Free Shipping on Orders $65+ at zulily
 Zulily is giving 30% off on TOMS, with styles available for men, women and kids. With its Giving Partners and customers like you, TOMS has transformed everyday purchases into a force for good. Each purchase improves the health, education and well-being of children in over 60 countries. How? TOMS is guided by one simple mission. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.® 

And, as an added bonus for all of your do-gooding, you will receive free shipping on orders of $65+ at zulily. Have fun shopping! 





10 *FREE* Superfood Breakfast Recipes

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Free E-Book of Superfood Breakfast Recipes
Ksenia from Breakfast Criminals has teamed up with Abe’s Market to share a free e-book of her favorite 10 Superfood Breakfast Recipes – for FREE! These are gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan friendly. Breakfast has never been my favorite meal of the day, I don’t like eating when I’ve just gotten up. It takes me a while to wake up and really feel hungry. When you add in that I’m a picky eater, I only like a couple of cereals, and no time to cook a full meal, it’s really easy for me to just skip breakfast and wait for lunch.  I’ve been working on that though, and making it a point to eat breakfast daily, and even a small snack before lunch. I FEEL better when I achieve those goals, and it makes my rheumatologist happy :) I love to download free e-books of recipes, save the ones that sound appealing to try them out, making adjustments as needed to suit my personal tastes.

To Get a Free E-Book of Superfood Breakfast Recipes, just click that link. It will ask you for your email address (you can unsubscribe anytime, even right after you get your ebook, if you really want to), and then you can download and save the recipes.

***UPDATED: I tried the first one, Super Berry Detox Smoothie this morning, I had the ingredients on hand, it was DELICIOUS!!!***

As an added bonus, a staff member of Abe’s Market just got married, so through 9/11/14 you can take 20% off your entire order, should you choose to make a purchase with Abe’s Market. The discount code is in the picture above, just click it to go directly to the Abe’s Market website.

$25 Gymboree GC #Giveaway {Ends 9/23} #FallFashion

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Welcome to the Fall Fashion for All Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

What better way to celebrate the upcoming Fall season than with a Fall Fashion Giveaway Hop!? A group of your favorite bloggers have come together to offer the best Fall Fashion Giveaways for the entire family – so be sure to hop around to them all below my giveaway. Don’t forget about the amazing Grand Prize – a $200 Gift Certification to Mimi and Maggie!

Earlier this week I shared a post about the new Eric Carle Collection at Gymboree. Everyone shared their favorite Eric Carle book, and I thought it might be fun to offer a Gift Certificate to Gymboree for this event, so you could use it to purchase one of these adorable shirts (girls and boys) or some jammies to wear while you read them a bedtime story!
The World of Eric Carle™ Polar Bear Two-Piece Gymmies®
I think it would be ADORABLE to make a gift combo pack up for a special child! Here are a few examples of what I have in mind:

The World of Eric Carle™Tiger Tee, Kohls Cares for Kids Eric Carle Leopard 13″ Plush Doll Toy, and the books Have You Seen My Cat? (The World of Eric Carle), and Flora and Tiger [Hardcover] [1997] (Author) Eric Carle.

The World of Eric Carle™Ladybug Top, Eric Carle Grouchy Ladybug from Kohl’s, and The World of Eric Carle – The Grouchy Ladybug Board Book. For younger kids, they even offer Kids Preferred The World of Eric Carle Pastel Blanket, Lady Bug, The World of Eric Carle: Developmental Ladybug by Kids Preferred, and Kids Preferred The World of Eric Carle Lady Bug Wood Maraca. SO CUTE!!!

The World of Eric Carle™Bear Tee, The World of Eric Carle: Brown Bear Bean Bag Toy by Kids Preferred, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader.

Polar Bears:
The World of Eric Carle™ Polar Bear Two-Piece Gymmies®, The World of Eric Carle: Polar Bear Bean Bag Toy by Kids Preferred, and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Brown Bear and Friends).

There are dozens of combinations, he has written so many fabulous stories, I just shared a few of my personal favorite. Which animal combination is your favorite? Don’t miss your chance to save up to 60% off during the Gymboree Baby Sale!

Fall Fashion GP

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Fall Fashion for All participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.