CLIF Kid Zbar Iced Lemon Cookie Bars Reader Giveaway

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What rhymes with spring?  The answer is ZING and that’s what you get in Zbar Iced Lemon Cookie bars.

We are big fans of CLIF Kid Zbars.  They’re super yummy (even for adults), but they are portion-sized for kids and are filled with whole grains and fiber to keep kids satisfied between meals.  Especially for spring, there is a new flavor in a bright and sunny yellow wrapper:  The Zbar Iced Lemon Cookie.

Zbar Iced Lemon Cookie features the zing of lemon blended into organic whole grain oats topped with a drizzle of organic icing. USDA-certified organic and portion-sized for kids, Zbar Iced Lemon Cookie offers nine grams of whole grains, three grams of fiber and provides 12 vitamins and minerals that are important for kids’ growing bodies.

The new snack also leaves out what parents consider “no-no’s,” such as partially-hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, synthetic preservatives and artificial flavors. Zbar Iced Lemon Cookie contains zero grams trans fat.

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Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win 12 CLIF Kid Zbar Iced Lemon Cookie bars.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 5/12/14.  Good luck!

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Tea Collection Friends and Family Sale – 20% Off!

It’s wonderful to spread love to friends and family, and that is just what Tea Collection is doing with their 2-day Friends and Family Sale! For just two days (4/22 and 4/23) you can save 20% off everything on Tea Collection during their Friends & Family Sale. Take advantage of the sale and pick up twirly dresses, colorful Tees and sweet baby items for summer. Also check out Tea’s new sporty selection of swimsuits for your little water bug. Feel free to tell your friends and family, because there is always enough Tea Collection love to go around.

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Star Wars Printable Activity Sheets with Crafts and Recipes #StarWarsRebelsEvent

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Star Wars Printable Activity Sheets

We are only a few weeks away from Star Wars Day on May the 4th!  Wondering why that date is labeled Star Wars Day?  Just say “May the 4th Be With You” and you’ll figure it out!   To celebrate this super fun day, we have lots of fun Star Wars Printable Activity Sheets that include crafts, recipes and more.  You’ll find things like a Princess Leia Papercraft, Imperial Probe Droid Marionette Craft Template, Polymer Clay Yoda Template, a Tie Fighter Piñata, Death Star Cake Pops, Felt Chewbacca Bookmark and more!  You can print all the Star Wars Printable Activity Sheets here.


STAR WARS REBELS on Disney Channel and Disney XD

I am super excited that I’ll be spending STAR WARS DAY in Los Angeles as a guest of Disney XD.   We will be celebrating all things STAR WARS, in honor of the upcoming release of the all-new animated series STAR WARS REBELS!  We’ll even see a sneak peek of footage from STAR WARS REBELS which will be premiering on the Disney Channel and Disney XD in the fall.  In the next few weeks I’ll be getting a bit more insider information to share about STAR WARS REBELS, so be on the lookout!

STAR WARS REBELS continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world.  As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.  The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Set of 3 Girls’ Faded Glory Tank Tops only $8.25 from Walmart!

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There is a great deal right now from Walmart on girls’ tank tops! You can get a pack of three Faded Glory tanks for only $8.25! That is such a great price!

Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more or pay only $4.97 shipping for the set. That makes your price on these only $4.41 each shipped! Such a great price!

This is a great sale to grab a few items for summer or just to use as tanks for layering. Head over here to get this great deal.

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Top Educational Freebies: Workbooks, Apps, Printables and MORE

Top Educational Freebies

We have a great roundup this week of the Top Educational Freebies!  Lets give thanks to How to Homeschool for Free for compiling the list!

Free Kindle Books For Children – The top 100 completely FREE Kindle Books for kids!

Free App Friday - 15 completely free apps on 4/18/14 only!

FREE Curiosity Files Series from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine ($125 value)

Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks - for multiple grade levels

Short Vowel Picture Sorts (for Pre-K – 2nd Grade Students)

Free Kindle Books For Children – The top 100 completely FREE Kindle Books for kids!

Agnitus Learning Program - Free for teachers! Tablet-based learning program with games for students 2-6 years old (available on Kindle, Android, and iOS)

37 Ways To WOW A Math Student - free book from Math Four!

FREE Earth Day Printables for 1st and 2nd Grade

Completely Free Foreign Language Curriculum Options - several different ones for different languages!

FREE 1 month access to A+ Interactive Math Family Math Package

FREE Math Speed Wheel Sheet from Math Essentials

Free Piano Lessons from Zebra Keys

Crazy 8 Buy 1 Get One for $0.88 Sale!

For three days ONLY (through Monday, 4/20), Crazy 8 is offering Buy One Get One for $0.88 at Crazy 8!  This offer is valid on all regularly priced items.  You can get your kids ready for spring and summer for a bargain!  Check out all the cute tops, pants, shorts, sundresses and more.  No coupon code is needed, you will see the discount automatically applied in your shopping cart.  Happy shopping!

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Tips to Go Green for Earth Day from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

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Clean up, pick up, put away, clean up every day! Earth day is almost here and learning how to take good care of the Earth – as well as their own surroundings – is an important skill to foster with preschoolers. On April 22, friends and neighbors from across the country and around the world will celebrate Earth Day to show their support for the environment. Here are a few easy-to-do suggestions, inspired by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and The Fred Rogers Company, to help you and your family “Go Green” with Daniel Tiger this Earth Day – and beyond!

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle! – Encourage your child to help sort out recyclables and match them up with the appropriate bins. Get creative with “throwaways” by turning them into a craft project, helping to teach them how recycling and conservation works at the same time. For example, try creating a toy vehicle from an empty milk carton!
  • Ease up on the electricity! – Remembering to turn off the light when leaving a room isn’t always so easy, especially for a little tiger. Help your child create a “Lights Out” bulb-shaped sign as a reminder and post it near light switches. And don’t forget to unplug chargers from the wall when not in use to save even more electricity.
  • Zap the tap! – Remind your child to turn off the water while soaping up their hands and turn it back on to rinse them. When cleaning paint brushes, swish them in a cup or jar, instead of holding the brushes under running water for a long period of time.
  • Go for a walk! – Spring provides the perfect excuse to get outdoors. Encourage the whole family to take a break from screen time and play outside. If possible, plan a walking or biking trip to your destination and enjoy the fresh air together along the way!
  • Bring your own bag! – Bring along reusable shopping bags when going grocery shopping. Keep a supply of bags on hand so you don’t forget to bring them on your next shopping trip. And involve your preschooler in helping to pack up the items in your Earth-friendly bags, so they’ll be doing their part in protecting the planet, too!

Happy Earth Day!

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National Geographic Kids Look and Learn Series Reader Giveaway

National Geographic Kids just introduced the National Geographic Kids Look and Learn series – board books for pint-sized nature lovers that incorporates beautiful photography into fun books to help learn important skills.  These 24-page books help children practice naming, sorting, counting, matching, as well as basic skills like colors, letters, and numbers.
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn series brings fun, lively content to the preschool set with board books that cover a range of topics in an engaging, interactive way.   Each book in the series focuses on a different concept or subject and is designed specifically to cultivate early concept learning with context reinforcement so learning sticks.  Whether it’s parts of the body, counting, baby animals, colors or exploring the world of same and different, each durable and sturdy board book is filled with bright, gorgeous photographs and is developed in conjunction with experts in the field of child development and growth.   Perfect for developmental skill building for ages one to four, these eye-catching books make early learning fun!
I absolutely love the gorgeous photos in these books.  They, are bright, colorful and beautifully presented.  Each book presents its learning skill with fun activities to keep children engaged and excited to learn.  The books are made of high quality boards that looks to be quite durable!  


For more learning fun, look for the NEW Look & Learn apps for iPhone and iPod touch.


Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a Look and Learn Prize Pack comprised of Colors!, Counts!, Baby Animals, Match!, Same and Different and All About Me (ARV: $42).  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 5/7/14.  Good luck!

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Free Printable PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE Activity Sheets

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We still have to wait a few months for PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE to hit theaters in July, but in the meantime you and your kids can have some fun with these fun printable family activities!  Activities include a maze, memory cards, a parachute activity and MORE!

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PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE opens in theaters on July 18, 2014!

Last Minute Easter Basket Ideas with Toys from Hasbro + Reader Giveaway

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Easter is almost here!  Do you have your Easter baskets ready?  If they aren’t quite complete, or if you just want to amp up the fun level of your baskets a bit with some extra goodies, Hasbro has some awesome Easter basket ideas!  All of these gifts are just the right size to fit in a basket and they will take up enough room that you won’t have to overdo it with the candy.

For the Littlest Bunnies:

68FA08EB50569047F55486EBA8C29994 Sesame Street Figure 2-Packs (Ages 12 months & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99)
Designed to fit perfectly into little hands, kids will love to tote these cute, chunky Sesame Street characters with them wherever they go. Kids can get to know the people in their neighborhood with painter Elmo and postal worker Grover or with dentist Abby and pizza chef Cookie Monster. Each two- pack sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on



9431B05E50569047F5E1BB675B1BBCA7 PLAY-DOH MAKEABLES (Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $2.99)
Expand your creative fun to the bakery, the pet store, or the ocean with the COLOR STICKS MAKEABLES Assortment! Each themed project includes six colorful sticks of compound, three collectable cards and step-by-step instructions on how to make the featured card creation. With these easy-to-use packs, kids can take their classic COLOR STICKS play to the next level and be amazed by what they can create on-the-go!

4D4618835056900B10FAACCBF16318F9 SUPER HERO ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN FIGURE 2-PACK (Ages 3-7 years /Approx. Retail Price: $6.99)
Designed for little hands, the new FIGURE 2-PACK assortment features all new villains, including Venom and Electro! With friendly faces and easy to move parts, preschoolers can get ready to save the day! Choose between a SCARLETT Spider-Man & Venom, IRON Spider-Man & Electro, SPIDER- MAN & GREEN GOBLIN, SPIDER-MAN & DOC OCK, SPIDER-MAN & LIZARD, and SPIDER- MAN & RHINO two-packs.


For Bigger Bunnies:

283A5CE550569047F5FF1553871DFBAB FURBY FURBLINGS (Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99)
Adorable and ready to play, the FURBY FURBLINGS friends are lively companions for any FURBY BOOM creature. Similar to the virtual FURBLINGS friends featured in the FURBY BOOM app, FURBY BOOM will respond to these pint-sized creatures with unique phrases or by singing a song together. Pat the FURBLINGS friends’ heads to hear fun sounds and FURBISH phrases, too! The FURBY FURBLINGS friends also unlock content within the free FURBY BOOM app, like unique playroom décor and a matching FURBLING egg.

At launch, FURBY FURBLINGS will be available in six pattern combinations including waves, stripes and zigzag designs. The FURBY BOOM app is available for iOS and Android devices. Not all functions of the app work with FURBY FURBLINGS friends. 3 button cell batteries are included. Each sold separately. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on


BE428CB850569047F58C09AFD9E9093D NERF N-SPORTS BASH BALL (HASBRO/Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99)
Grip it, whip it, slam it, kick it – the N-SPORTS BASH BALL is designed to play hard, no matter the game! The durable, versatile BASH BALL features a unique hollowed NERF foam core with grip-able holes, allowing fans to make perfect passes and kicks with ease. Innovative design makes the BASH BALL perfect for dodge ball, handball, volleyball, freestyle soccer, kickball and more! Fans can choose between two colors, silver or navy. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on





STAR WARS® THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Action Figures (Approximate retail price: $19.99; Ages: 4 & up)
In 2013, Hasbro took collectible STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of the 6-inch BLACK SERIES action figure line! This exceptional collection of figures features incredibly accurate figures in 2014 include STORMTROOPER, OBI-WAN KENOBI, LUKE SKYWALKER and ANAKIN SKYWALKER! Each sold separately.




Hasbro sent us the fun toys you see in the picture at the top.  I just know there will be a lot of fun going on Easter morning.  I am just a little concerned about the disappointment of the grown-up man bunny in our household over the Star Wars Stormtrooper action figure being in the basket of our 5-year-old bunny.  I think I will have to make a trip to the store for a second one so all of our bunnies are happy!

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Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a TRANFORMERS RESCUE BOTS FIGURE 2-PACK featuring Heatwave the Fire-Bot and Cody Burns. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 5/12/14. Good luck!

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Coupons:  Of course Hasbro has many, many more options for fun Easter baskets. To save on some of those toys, you can print these currently available Hasbro toy coupons:

$10 off Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Stride-2-Ride   Buy 1 Scrabble game, get Scrabble card game Free
$2.00 off any MEMORY or COOTIE game from Hasbro   $5.00 off one (1) EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven
$3.00 off TWISTER SKIP-IT game   $3.00 off two BABY ALIVE refill packs from Hasbro