WordGirl’s Word of the Month for July

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Did you know that Word Girl has a special “Word of the Month” each and every month?  As summer heats up, making it the perfect time for outdoor play and learning, she has come up with a very appropriate word.  The word-powered superhero is always ready for some fun in the sun, so it’s only fitting that July’s WordGirl Word of the Month is…RECREATION!

From swimming and campfires to trips to the beach and playing outside, the list of summertime activities – and vocabulary words to describe them – is endless. And WordGirl is where to tune-in for some vocab-building action this summer!

You can watch Scholastic Media’s Emmy Award-winning animated TV series WordGirl daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings) for fast-paced, vocab-driven hijinks all season long!

Printable Planes: Fire & Rescue Educational Activity Book

Printable Planes: Fire & Rescue Educational Activity Book

In Planes: Fire & Rescue, Dusty and his friends team up to fight a raging wildfire. Your kids can team up with Smoky the Bear, National Parks, and the heroes from Disney’ PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE to learn all about fire safety this summer with this free printable Planes: Fire & Rescue Educational Activity Book.

The book is filled with fun activities to help your kids learn how to how to prevent wildfires.  There is a Campfire Safety Guide, Wildfire Facts, Wildlife Preventing Detective Skills Test and more.

For more fun, you can find PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE printable activity sheets here.

Printable 4th of July Word Search Puzzle

Printable 4th of July Word Search Puzzle

Printable 4th of July Word Search Puzzle

It’s almost time to celebrate Independence Day!  Have some fun and maybe sneak in a little learning along the way with this fun and FREE printable 4th of July Word Search Puzzle.  Your kids can hunt for 20 different words all related to the history of and celebrating the 4th of July.   Just click on the link or the photo above, print and enjoy.

Early Bird Back to School Prices from Mabel’s Labels

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Do you ever ask yourself “Where is all their stuff?”.  Now that school is out and kids are off to camp, you may be looking around your house and wondering where all of the water bottles, hooded jackets and that extra pair of sneakers disappeared to. Get a jump on the back and forth of belongings before school starts up again, and take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing.

Whether you select the bestselling Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo or the new Mabel’s Labels Stylish Scholars Combo , you’ll receive 108 tags that are UV resistant, waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe—perfect to track everything from tablets to bento boxes. And, if you purchase in July, you spend only $39 per combo pack (regularly $42). Take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing and secure yourself some peace of mind before the school year begins.

Adorable Cloth Swim Diapers only $7.99 Each!

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Jane.com has these adorable cloth swim diapers on sale for only $7.99 each right now! I just love these and I bet they would work much better than the regular disposable variety.

And since they are washable and reusable they are much more cost efficient. Swim diapers can be really expensive especially if you have little water bugs on your hands and swim frequently.

These are a great discount from the regular price of $20 and shipping is $3.99 for the first and $1.99 for additional ones making these as low as $9.98 shipped! Head over here to grab this great deal and here are a few details from the listing:

Great for the pool or beach! No need to cover these swim diapers up with a swim suit or swim trunks, they are adorable enough to BE your little ones swim suit.

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LeapFrog 4th of July Sale Up to 50% Off

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LeapFrog is having a 45th of July Sale with up to 50% off apps, games, accessories and books! This offer runs through Monday, July 7th. To get the deal, just use coupon code STARS at checkout.  It’s a perfect time to stock up for fun to fill the summer days or to catch up on learning before school starts again in the fall.

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All Crazy 8 Swimwear only $8! Today Only!

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Crazy 8 has all of their children’s swimwear on sale today only for only $8! You can get one-two piece items in girls’ styles for $8 or individual pieces in boys’ styles for $8.

Shipping is a flat $5 or get free shipping on purchases of $75 or more. Here are all the items on sale for $8:

  • One Piece Girls’ Swimsuits
  • Both Top and Bottoms of 2-Piece Girls’ Swimsuits
  • Rash Guard Shirt and Bottoms Girls’ Swimsuits
  • Boys’ Rash Guards
  • Boys’ Swim Trunks

Head over here to shop this great sale! The regular prices on these start at $19 so these are some great savings!

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TODAY ONLY! Janie and Jack 25% Off ALL Regular Priced Items

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Today only, June 21, Janie and Jack is offering 25% off ALL regular priced items. To get the discount, just enter coupon code SUNNY25 at checkout.  They have adorable items for infants, as well as little boys and girls.  It’s the perfect time to fill out your little ones’ summer wardrobes or to start planning for fall.

New Healthy Choices Coming to McDonald’s Happy Meals + Reader Giveaway

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Something new is coming to McDonald’s starting July 4th – a new yogurt side option in Happy Meals. This new addition just adds to the excitement of the recently introduced Happy Meal friend!! Happy is the new animated Happy Meal character bringing extra fun to Happy Meals and serving as an ambassador for balanced and wholesome eating. Happy encourages kids to enjoy fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and wholesome drinks like water and juice.

Come July 4th, Happy will also be encouraging the new side option of Go-Gurt Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.  This yogurt is made exclusively for McDonald’s.  It contains 50 calories, has 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt and is made with natural flavor.  Your kids can choose either the Go-Gurt or apple slices in their meal, or they can choose BOTH by replacing their kid-size fry.

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We’re really glad to see these new healthier choices being integrated for kids at McDonald’s .  We love to visit there on cold winter days and rainy summer days when we can’t get outside because Little R has a blast in the PlayPlace.  All that running around is healthy and being able to enjoy healthy options in his Happy Meal makes it that much better.

Fun Fact:  While Happy is new to the USA, the charachter is actually already known in other parts of the world!  Happy was first introduced in 2009 to children and families in France. Happy has since made its way to Latin America and other countries in Europe.

More Healthy Choices:  Later this year, McDonald’s USA will only promote milk, juice or water as a beverage choice with Happy Meals on their menu boards.

Reader Giveaway:  Five (5) lucky Jinxy Kids readers will each win four (4) coupons for FREE Happy Meals!  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 7/9/14.  Good luck!

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Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Motorized Spider Force Web Blaster from Hasbro – A Review

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Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Motorized Spider Force Web Blaster Review

We have a BIG Spider-Man fan in our family.  Well, actually, the biggest Spider-Man fan is my husband, who goes nuts for anything MARVEL, but Little R is definitely a fan of Spidey too!

So, we were pretty excited to check out the Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Motorized Spider Force Web Blaster from Hasbro. We have a rule about not shooting or throwing things in the house, but when those things are Nerf – that rule basically goes out the window. The Amazing Spider-Man Spider Force Web Blaster is one of those awesome Nerf toys.

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To work the Web Blaster, you just load in up to 5 foam discs into the motorized chamber. (Yes, you’ll need batteries for the toy – 4 AAs). Once you’re loaded up, you just pull the trigger and fire! The web blaster automatically pulls the next disc into the firing chamber, so you can keep going for up to five shots in a row.

The web blaster actually comes with 10 discs in total. So, you can reload a second time before collecting your discs. And those discs go FAR! They can fly up to 20 feet away. built using Nerf technology fit for a hero’s rapid-fire reflexes! Load up to 5 foam discs into the motorized chamber, aim, and fire! The web blaster automatically loads the next shot, so you can keep blasting targets over 20 feet away!

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We’re having fun with the Marvel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Motorized Spider Force Web Blaster and at a suggested retail price of $19.99 it will definitely stay on the list of possible purchases for upcoming birthday parties.

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