In case you didn’t already know, today is NATIONAL SECURITY GUARD DAY! (It really is.) I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to enter to win some Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 gear! You can deck yourself out with an awesome T-shirt, stylish fanny pack, and official looking sticker tattoo! Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 will be in theaters April 17th! Check out the trailer below then enter the contest!
If you are looking for the perfect date-night movie to check out this weekend then you must end your search now! The Longest Ride is in theaters tomorrow, April 10th, and would be a great way to top off a romantic evening! From the best-selling author of The Notebook, and Dear John, Nicholas Sparks has succeeded again with this adaptation of one of his latest books. With an all-star cast and plenty of romance this would be a brilliant way to set the mood for the evening.
Here are two more Wonder Forge games that your kids will love! My son’s favorite was the Peanuts Surprise Slides game! It’s kind of like a hyped up version of Chutes and Ladders. You never know where the slides are going to lead or what season it will be! The game board is constantly changing depending on what you spin. Tiles may be flipped over and turned so you can be in the lead one second and in last place the next! I enjoyed playing this game with my 6-year-old, even though he kept beating me! The Marvel Dominoes game was a blast too. The pieces were large and made with heavy-duty cardboard. We played several different dominoes games using the colorful, Marvel tiles. We love Wonder Forge games and thoroughly enjoyed these two new additions!
Here are 2 more Wonder Forge games perfect for spring:
1 – Marvel Dominoes Game – Classic fun you can take anywhere! It’s a superhero twist on classic dominoes, with daring portraits of your favorite Marvel characters to collect and connect!
Wonder Forge released a few new games just in time for spring! Our favorite? The latest Doc McStuffins game, Mix Up! Fix Up! Like every other Wonder Forge game we own, it comes in a heavy duty box, is made with high quality materials, and is super fun! In Mix Up! Fix Up! each player gets to take turns being the patient. You get your own patient board and everyone else has to guess a color, pattern, etc. to help cure the “mystery boo-boo!” This game teaches deductive reasoning, and other problem solving skills!
Here are 3 Wonder Forge games perfect for spring:
1 – Disney Doc McStuffins Mix Up! Fix Up! Game – The use-your-smarts guessing game! Can you cure the mystery boo-boo like Doc McStuffins? Use deduction to figure out what will help Lambie, Stuffy, Chilly, and friends feel all better! Collect the most bandages to win. Put your problem solving skills to the test with this clever guessing game!
Any 90s kid remembers the cult-classic TV series, Hey Dude on Nickelodeon! I was about 9 when it premiered and I remember catching episodes whenever I could! (I wasn’t allowed to watch a lot of TV). I loved the relationship and banter between the characters and dreamed of hanging out at the Bar None Dude Ranch with Melody (Christine Taylor). Each episode was clever, cute and hilarious! It was so fun being able to show my kids the type of shows I loved growing up! My kids enjoyed it, especially because it took place in Arizona where we lived for 11 years! Some of the set from the show is still there in Tucson, AZ. We are about finished with season one and can’t wait to watch season 2! There are also several bonus features in case you can’t get enough.
Here is a list of 10 episodes included in Hey Dude: The Complete Series:
1 – Day One at the Bar None
After taking our family to see HOME last week, my kids haven’t stopped talking about it! What better way to keep the spirit of “Smekday” alive than to read the books that inspired the movie? The True Meaning of Smekday is the first book in the series and Smek for President is the sequel. It just came out in February. Here is a little more info about these entertaining new books and a chance to win them for yourself! You can also win a $25 Visa gift card to see the movie if you haven’t already! Check out all the details below then enter to win!
Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar (written by Rick DeDonato and illustrated by Tracy Bishop) gets my vote for being the cutest children’s book of the year! I think my kiddos would also agree after reading it several times over the past week! Not only are the illustrations adorable and storyline intriguing but my children actually learned a lot! It was full of fun and intersting facts as well as hilarious comments and a spontaneous little girl.
When we sat down to read it for the first time, our Boxer, Jinkie, kept following us. We finally let her jump up on the bed and read with us. She knew we were having fun and wanted to be a part of it! My daughters were laughing at the funny comments, and kept telling me that Pipsie’s outfit was “super cute.” I would have to agree! My 7 and 9 year old were both able to read this book on their own and it was just the right length. They even brought it to school to show their classmates and teachers. Pipsie, Nature Detective quickly became a favorite in our home and I am keep my fingers crossed for a sequel!
“Pipsie loves everything wild—from dragonflies to oceans to tall, tall trees. She also loves solving mysteries. That’s why she’s a nature detective! When she and her turtle, Alfred, notice that their new friend, Frannie the caterpillar, has vanished, Pipsie is on the case. She grabs her magnifying glass, goes to her tree-house headquarters, and begins to search for clues. It’s time to make this mystery history!”
Here are 10 fun facts about caterpillars/butterflies from the Pipsie, Nature Detective website!
1 – Caterpillars shed their skin 5 times before they are full grown!
The Longest Ride is the latest Nicholas Sparks book to make it to the big screen! If this movie is anything like the past few, it will be filled with drama, plot twists, hope and love. What more could you ask for in a film! I’m hoping to read the book before the movie comes out. I always enjoy being able to fill in all the extras from the book while watching the film. It also helps to know what actors are portraying the main characters to I can picture them while reading. So, while you are waiting for The Longest Ride to hit theaters, how about you check out the trailer below, then enter to win a copy of the book in 2 weeks!
My kids thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Dancin’ in the Kitchen: Songs for All Families album! Each song was upbeat and unique with a folksy theme. After making 44 albums, Cathy and Marcy definitely know what they’re doing! Their voices are soothing and mesh perfectly. The lyrics for every song are well thought out and have a purpose. Whether you come from a traditional family, a mixed family, are adopted, or were raised by grandparents this album will help you appreciate and love those who you call “family.”
Here are 15 fun songs from the “Dancin’ in the Kitchen” album by Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke:
1 – Dancin’ in the Kitchen
Only a few more days until the highly anticipated DreamWorks Animation HOME hits theaters! If your kids are anything like mine, they have been begging to see this movie since the first preview! I can’t blame them…it looks adorable! The characters are super unique, the plot is original, and the animation looks spectacular. We will definitely be heading for the 3D showing! After the success of the Dragons series, and the Croods, this is sure to be fantastic. While you’re waiting for the release date, check out the trailer and synopsis below, print out a few activities, then enter to win a $25 gift card to see HOME and a super cute mug!