Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, June 23, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Chef’s Cut Real Steak Jerky (2.5 oz., any variety) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

Boise Parks and Recreation After School Programs

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Come join the fun at the Boise Parks and Recreation's After School Programs at Grace Jordan (6411 Fairfield Ave), Morley Nelson (7701 W Northview) and Whitney (1609 S. Owyhee St.) on weekdays from 1-5 pm. The After School program offers free supervised games, activities and healthy food. Activities range from gardening, ping pong, board games, reading, computers, organized games, playground, open gym, art, drama and more. Plus it's FREE!

What activity would your kid most enjoy?

Boise's Mobile Recreation Program

Monday, June 19, 2017

Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? The Boise Parks and
Recreation Department has a fun Mobile Recreation Van Program. The Mobile Recreation program is FREE and Boise Parks and Recreation staff members coordinate field games, art techniques, and serve a healthy snack all summer long (closed July 4th). The staff members have experience in planning fun activities for a wide range of ages and abilities. Each site varies on how many kids may come. Some of the sites may have a few kids and others up to a hundred! The mobile recreation program typically caters from preschool ages to high-school. The Manitou Park and Owyhee Park locations are popular with younger children. Some of the benefits of the program is providing healthy recreation, healthy snack and helping local refugee children to integrate into the Western culture.


Monday
12-2 pm: Redwood Park 3675 N. Shamrock St., Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.
3-5 pm: Borah Park 801 S. Aurora Dr., Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St.
6-7:30 pm: Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St., Whispering Pines Apartments 7865 W. Ustick Rd.

Tuesday
12-2 pm: Manitou Park 2001 S. Manitou Ave, Owyhee Park 3400 W. Elder St.
3-5 pm: Fairview Crossing Apartments 8519 W Fairview Ave, Magnolia Apartments 3549 W Magnolia St.
6-7:30 pm: Davis Park Apartments 970 N 29th St., Steward Ave. Apartments 3015 Steward Ave

Wednesday
12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Redwood Park 3675 N Shamrock St.
3-5 pm: Owyhee Place Apartments 2544 S. Owyhee St, Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln
6-7:30 pm:  Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd, Latah Apartments 3905 W Alpine St

Thursday
12-2 pm: Manitou Park 2001 S. Manitou Ave, Owyhee Park 3400 W. Elder St.
3-5 pm: Oak Park Village Apartments 2888 Cherry Ln, Magnolia Apartments 3549 W Magnolia St.
6-7:30 pm: Davis Park Apartments 970 N. 29th St., Central Pointe Apartments 1368 Hartman St.

Friday
12-2 pm: Veterans Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Liberty Park 520 N. Liberty St.
3-5 pm:  Arbor Crossing Apartments 5122 W Stoker Ln, Northwest Pointe Apartments 3475 N Five Mile Rd

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, June 16, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for  1 FREE Ocean Spray Mocktails Juice (33.8 oz., any variety) (14 oz., any variety) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

SummerFest and Art

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Boise Public Library is doing a new program this summer called SummerFest. The SummerFest
program is designed for readers and hands-on-learning. It's open to ALL ages.  The SummerFest features seven Discovery Tracks:
  • Discover Science: June 1 - 11
  • Discover Art: June 12 - 18
  • Discover Outside: June 19 - 25
  • Discover Boise: June 16 - July 2
  • Discover Reading: July 3 - 9
  • Discover Coding: July 10 - 16
  • Discover Your Library: July 17 - 23
  • Celebration Week: July 24 - 31
Our family really enjoyed the Discover Science
and the Discover Art Tracks of the SummerFest program.  For the Discover Art Track, we made a giant Father's Day Card, drew "portraits of dad," made play dough, drew with sidewalk chalk on our driveway and painted using paintbrushes and forks. The Discover Art Phase was more stressful and messy than the Discover Science Track. While we were making play dough, my son got excited about using food coloring and it got all over his clothes, skin, on the table. I scrubbed his hands and then ended up putting him in the bathtub with lots of bubbles to help get the dye off. Surprisingly enough, the dye came off of his clothes when I rubbed Tide into it and immediately put it in the wash! My kids also got marker all over their hands and clothes and sidewalk chalk all over themselves from crawling over their drawings. Part of Art is making a mess, right?  For the dad portraits, I got a dad head outline from Totschooling - you can find it here.
 
What are some fun things that you did for Discover Art?

Father's Day Books for Kids

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

When a holiday is coming up, I love to read to my kids books that have a similar theme. There are a lot of great kid's books that emphasize fathers/fatherhood that will be great to read to kids this week in celebration of Father's Day. Here are some of our favorites:


 
We love reading Little Critter books. They're fun and easy for kids to relate to Little Critter and his family. To find out more information, click here.



My sister-in-law introduced our family to the author Bob Shea. We really enjoy reading his books. I like Oh, Daddy! it's clever and fun to read to kids. It also shows a different parenting method. The son refuses to get dressed so the father puts on his clothes funny and asks his son if that's the way to dress. The son then shows him the "right" way to do it. Its a different way to handle situations that could become difficult with toddlers. I also like that the book shows a great relationship between the father and son. To learn more, click here.


Sebastien Braun is one of our favorite authors. Our much "loved" (and battered) books are usually written by him. I love this sweet story about how the bear cub loves his dad. To learn more, click here.


Guess How Much I Love You is a classic story. I love how the father and son try and compete by telling each other how much they love each other. To find out more, click here.


What are your favorite stories to read to your kids about fathers?

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Free Doritos Locos Taco Today

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Are you craving Taco Bell? From 2pm - 6pm today, Taco Bell is offering customers a FREE Doritos Locos Taco. For more information on this awesome promotion, click here.
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