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KID TO KID STORE GRAND OPENING PARTY IN TONAWANDA, NEW YORK

NORTHERN BUFFALO RECEIVES NEW CHILDRENS’ SPECIALTY STORE.

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BUFFALO, NY — (August 18, 2016) — New York residents Michelle and Chris Talley are eager to open the doors of their new Kid to Kid store to the community of Tonawanda on Thursday, August 25th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited for treats, activities, great deals, and fun.

“Kid to Kid is a great shopping alternative from big box stores,” said Chris Talley, long time New York resident and store owner. “We sell both new and gently used name brands up to 70 percent off retail prices. People are able to buy items that they may normally not be able to afford otherwise.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid Tonawanda will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting August 20th. Starting August 25th, Kid to Kid, located at 1060 Niagara Falls Blvd in Tonawanda, will have a grand opening celebration for three days, featuring free ice cream, face painting, balloon artists, music, and a special minion character appearance. Customers can view the full agenda on their Facebook event page.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing, footwear, toys, baby equipment, and maternity products from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. After the grand opening, Kid to Kid Tonawanda will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel, toys, baby equipment, and maternity products in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

With a desire to help the local community, Kid to Kid Tonawanda donates items to local charities: Clothe Me Co-op, Ken-Ton Closet and Seneca Street Methodist Church. These charities help woman and children in need, refugees locating to Buffalo, and survivors of domestic violence.

 

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Tonawanda store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Tonawanda on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

 

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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KID TO KID STORE GRAND OPENING PARTY IN ATASCOCITA, TEXAS

                                                            LOCAL COUPLE BRINGS NEW CHILDREN’S SPECIALTY STORE TO THEIR HOMETOWN

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HUMBLE, TX— (August 11, 2016) — Texas residents Shawna and Bret Duplantis are excited to open the doors of their Kid to Kid store to the community of Atascocita on Thursday, August 18th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the celebration by stopping by, checking out the store, and entering to win great giveaways.

“I am so happy to provide such a needed store within our community,” said Shawna Duplantis, long time Atascocita resident and store owner. “It is so great seeing moms coming together passing along great deals to one another. From baby showers to birthday gifts, we’re pleased to offer a large variety of new and gently used items for our customers.”

Leading up to the event, Kid to Kid Atascocita will be doing a “five days of prizes” event on their Facebook page starting August 13th. On August 18th, Kid to Kid, located at 6932 FM 1960 East in Atascocita will give the first 15 customers in line VIP swag bags. The grand opening will have a red carpet featuring Minnie Mouse, Dory, and Pokemon characters.

The store has been stocking up, buying gently-used clothing from the local community. At the grand opening, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled name brand clothing and accessories at a great price. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of name brand children’s clothing, toys, maternity, and accessories up to 90 percent off the price of original retail price. After grand opening day, Kid to Kid Atascocita will continue to pay community members for gently-used apparel and items in cash or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Atascocita store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid Atascocita on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

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First day of school Instagram Sweepstakes!

 

instagramcontest Show us your kid’s first day of school! Post a picture of them on Instagram with the hashtag #kidtokidfirstday, and follow the account @kidtokid and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card! Contest ends September 15th. Your profile must be public to be entered so we can see your submission. One winner will be randomly selected.

Enter by September 15th, 2016

Upload a photo of your kid on their first day of school on Instagram.
Use #kidtokidfirstday and follow @kidtokid to be entered.
Make sure your profile is public.

RULES and TERMS:

  • This Promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Instagram. You are providing your information to Kid to Kid and not to Instagram.
  •  Photo must be an original photo.
  •  Participants must be located in the United States and at least 18 years of age (or legal majority in your state) to participate and submit a photo in this promotion.
  • Prizes left unclaimed for 30 days will be returned to company. Prizes can be given as a gift.
  • Kid to Kid will determine giveaway recipients in its sole and absolute discretion and reserves the right to modify and change promotion without notice.
  •  As a participant in the promotion you will be required to privately (through direct message, email, or other secure, private means) provide your name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the prize, if you are selected as a prize recipient.
  • Each winner of a prize in a Promotion is solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes on any prize), regardless of whether the prize, in whole or in part, is used.
  • By participating in the Promotion, you agree to (i) be bound by the Official Instagram Giveaway Rules, including all entry requirements provided at the time the Promotion is announced and/or promoted, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Kid to Kid and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates for any injury, damage or loss of any kind that may occur, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Promotion.
  • Each winning Participant, by acceptance of prize, grants to Kid to Kid and each of its respective designees the right to publicize his/her name, address (city and state of residence), photograph provided in connection with the Promotion, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional and/or trade and/or any other purpose (“Winner Information”) in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law. The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.
  • Participants may not take actions that are negligent, injurious or reckless in pursuit of any prize offered in connection with a Promotion. Participants who do not follow this rule or who otherwise participate in a Promotion in an unsportsmanlike manner will be disqualified from the Promotion. Participants are solely responsible for any injuries or other damages that are caused from their behavior. Participants agree to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties (defined below) from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages or injuries of any kind with respect thereto.
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TENACITY WINS KID TO KID ROCHESTER STORE OF THE MONTH

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ROCHESTER, NY—June 23, 2016— Kid to Kid in Rochester, owned by local entrepreneur Lena Golubkov, was awarded Store of the Month for May 2016. Through this award, the Kid to Kid franchise recognizes outstanding achievement exhibited by one of its more than 100 children’s resale locations across the United States, Canada, and Portugal. Kid to Kid Rochester saw a sales increase of 13 percent in May, as well as 17 percent more customers.

When asked the secret to her success, Lena didn’t hesitate. “I just follow the franchise system,” she said. Each month she diligently reads the priorities recommended by BaseCamp Franchising, Kid to Kid’s parent company, and does her best to follow them. “It really works. My store isn’t perfect, but with BaseCamp’s help, I’m always improving.”

Having immigrated from Ukraine 26 years ago with $180 in her pocket and a desire for a better life, Lena’s is a true “American Dream” story. She worked any job she could find, from landscaping to cleaning, and eventually saved enough money to open a spa/salon. Eventually, the Kid to Kid franchise caught her eye. “I loved the concept, and after meeting Kid to Kid founders Brent and Shauna Sloan, I was really impressed with their intelligence and how they built the businesses. I knew I wanted to own a Kid to Kid.”

When she purchased her Rochester Kid to Kid location in 2011, she had developed the skills needed to provide outstanding customer service and a great product selection. “Lena is an outstanding example of tenacity in entrepreneurship, having overcome many personal challenges to create a better life through store ownership,” said Shauna Sloan.

“Owning a Kid to Kid is hard work, but I love it,” Lena said. The store saw huge gains in May by placing an added emphasis on organization and inventory. With an improved product selection, customers were able to find exactly what they wanted, resulting in higher sales for the store.

As much as Lena loves the business aspect of running her store, her favorite part of owning a Kid to Kid is the children. “I just love being able to watch them grow. It feels so rewarding to provide this amazing service to families so they can afford nice things and improve their lives,” she said.

For more information about Kid to Kid Rochester, visit their website at kidtokid.com/Rochester, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate

For over 23 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 45 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 110 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S., Portugal, and Canada, Basecamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

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COLORADO ENTREPRENEURS TAKE HOME 2015 KID TO KID STORE OF THE YEAR HONORS

Winner of Store of the Year: Kid to Kid Arvada

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ARVADA, CO—June 3, 2016—Todd and Miriam Frick (Colorado) are the typical ‘atypical’ entrepreneurial couple with four kids, a couple of pets, one Uptown Cheapskate resale store location, and two Kid to Kid stores in Arvada and Aurora.   This year, they’ll also be known as the winners of the Kid to Kid Store of the Year Award for 2015.

“Kid to Kid’s Store of the Year is the most prestigious award in our company,” said Kid to Kid franchise founder Shauna Sloan.  “Each year, more than 100 stores compete for this title, which encompasses not just strong financial performance, but commitment to the Kid to Kid mission of being the best of kid’s resale. The Arvada location is our best example of what a Kid to Kid store should be – an amazing experience for customers, for employees, and for our owners.”

The Fricks have excelled at building an amazing store experience from the time they purchased their first Kid to Kid store location in Aurora in 2008.  Together, the duo built the Aurora Kid to Kid to recycle more than 140,000 gently used kid’s items annually – paying families cash for quality clothing, toys, and equipment, and offering those items to families at a discount.  Todd attributes much of their success to his and Miriam’s work ethic.  “Sticking to the franchise model and working hard is what got us here.  The franchise has a great model and once we learned what to do we adapted it to fit our store, systems and customers.  We focused on the big picture; keeping the store full of great product, back stocking inventory for when we needed it and providing a great customer experience all year long. “

After succeeding in Aurora, the Fricks extended their reach to open their second Kid to Kid in Arvada in August 2012.  This time, they built a bigger store to better serve the Arvada community.  According to Yelp, customers love the play area, the great exchange values, and the availability of baby equipment at a discount.  Miriam Frick attributes the great reviews to her manager and store team. She said, “I think the atmosphere in our store is full of happiness and positive energy.  Our staff love their jobs and pass that excitement on to customers whether intentional or not. I also think we have an exceptional variety in our selection.  People find what they are looking for and what they didn’t know they were looking for.”

As they look forward to what’s next, the couple isn’t ready to stop anytime soon.  Todd and Miriam are now working with their store managers to help them become owners of their own Kid to Kid stores.  “No, it doesn’t threaten me,” said Todd.  “Store ownership has been a wonderful thing for us, and I’m excited at the prospect of growing Kid to Kid in Colorado and for the opportunity it gives my managers to live their dreams.”

Miriam agrees.  “We don’t know how we’ll grow next,” said Miriam.  “But we do know that we’ll continue providing the same level of service to our customers as we expand.  We couldn’t have done this without all the people who buy from us and sell to us.  They’re amazing.”

“I just love what Kid to Kid allows us to do each day,” said Todd Frick.  “We provide a refreshing difference from the usual thrift/consign or resale experience. I’m able to help parents equip their kids for less money, and pay money directly to parents for their outgrown items.  Kid to Kid makes a meaningful difference to our customers as they participate in helping us give back on a daily basis.  Every parent, whether they’re rich or struggling, can be a part of Kid to Kid.”

2015 Kid to Kid Store of the Year runners-up were Rockville, Maryland and Summerlin, Nevada.

For more information about Kid to Kid Arvada, visit their website at kidtokid.com/arvada, or find them on Facebook. For franchising information, visit kidtokid.com/franchising.

About Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate

For over 23 years, BaseCamp Franchising has been a leader in the resale franchise industry. Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, both registered trademarks of BaseCamp Franchising, buy and sell gently-used yet fashionable clothes, shoes, gear and accessories. With 50 Uptown Cheapskate stores and 110 Kid to Kid franchise stores throughout the U.S., Portugal, and Canada, BaseCamp Franchising provides convenient locations where customers are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. BaseCamp Franchising is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.basecampfranchising.com.

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GRAND OPENING OF NEW KID TO KID STORE IN GREEN BROOK, NEW JERSEY

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GRAND OPENING OF NEW KID TO KID STORE IN GREEN BROOK, NEW JERSEY

GREEN BROOK, NJ—May 23, 2016—Local resident Lora Parker is excited to announce the grand opening of her new Kid to Kid store, Thursday, June 9th at 4 p.m. Thursday is the official first day of grand opening weekend; those who come early will get first dibs on all the events, activities, and giveaways such as refreshments and prizes. The activities will continue throughout the weekend with more prizes and raffle tickets to those who come to shop. On Sunday there will be a special show at 11 a.m. featuring Rizzo’s LIVE Reptiles. Kids and parents alike are encouraged to come and see the show!

Located at 325 US Highway 22 in Green Brook, for the last several weeks, the store has been stocking up—buying gently-used items from the local community. Beginning Thursday, June 9th, the store’s selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled children’s apparel and gear at highly appealing prices. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of products that families need, and offers them at up to 70% off the price of original retail prices. After grand opening day, Kid to Kid Green Brook will continue to pay community-members cash for gently-used, in-style items, or offer 20 percent more in store credit for what they can buy.

As the owner of Kid to Kid, Parker is thrilled to bring this concept to her hometown. “I used to shop at Kid to Kid at its original location, and it was my favorite store! I loved being able to get holiday dresses and items I knew my then 3-year-old would only wear once.” Parker never imagined that she would one day be an owner of said favorite store. She loves that Kid to Kid provides affordable and quality items to families. One of Parker’s favorite compliments about her store came from a customer who told Parker that Kid to Kid “helped her afford to continue to be the stay-at-home mom she desired to be.”

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Green Brook store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid (Green Brook) on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

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KID TO KID IN AUSTIN, TX HOLDS SUCCESSFUL CHARITY SALE AND WINS APRIL 2016 STORE OF THE MONTH

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AUSTIN, TX—May 12, 2016—The Kid to Kid Franchise System has awarded Store of the Month honors to Kid to Kid in north Austin, TX. This store was selected from over 100 Kid to Kid franchise stores in the US, Canada, and Portugal to win this special recognition based on store growth and noteworthy achievement.

Kid to Kid is a resale franchise that pays families cash for the nice things their kids have outgrown. The store sells these items as well as brand-new product at highly affordable prices. The Kid to Kid Austin store has been open since 2003 and has been well-received in the north Austin community.

In the month of April, Kid to Kid Austin was in the top ten for Kid to Kid sales. The store’s number of buys from community members increased significantly during the month as well.

One of the most notable achievements for the store during April was the impressive success of their charity-driven Fill-A-Bag Sale. The Kid to Kid Charity Fill-A-Bag Sale is a popular Kid to Kid sale nation-wide that is100% donation-based. Shoppers are asked to make a $15 or $10 donation in exchange for the purchase of a Charity Sale bag, which they can then stuff and fill with as much specially-marked product as possible. Customers who attend this sale can expect to walk away with an amazing haul of clothing, toys and more—and feel good about also making a contribution to charity.

Anna Kudlek—individual owner of Kid to Kid Austin—played a key role in the success of this most recent charity event. She invited members of the community, from organizations like Austin Restoration Ministries, to volunteer at the Charity Sale. Together, volunteers and Kid to Kid employees worked for three days to get all the product sorted and organized in order to make the shopping experience easy for Charity Sale customers. Kudlek additionally worked to promote the charity event on social media—announcing the 160 containers of Fill-A-Bag product, thanking the 300 + vendors who donated the product, and posting the amount of funds raised in real-time.

The end result of the Kid to Kid Charity Fill-A-Bag sale was a donation amount of $2,366 to the charity organization BuildOn. This significant contribution will go towards a larger sum that Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores across the nation are raising to build schools in impoverished communities around the world. The funds the team has raised so far are the highest yet-recorded, and the franchise team is thrilled to have already built three new schools. You can see the overall progress of the Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate franchise charity team here: https://act.buildon.org/fundraise/team?ftid=44304.

Kid to Kid Austin is looking forward to holding another Charity Fill-A-Bag Sale in 6 months’ time. Until then, and like always, they are buying gently-used kids’ toys, clothes, shoes, and maternity wear—and selling popular brands at up to 70 % less than retail.

For more information on Kid to Kid Austin, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid Austin on Facebook for frequent updates, photos, and product postings in the store. For Kid to Kid franchise information and how you can become a store owner, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

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GRAND OPENING FOR NEW KID TO KID STORE IN MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE

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MURFREESBORO, TN—April 28, 2016—Local resident Margaret Ward is excited to announce the grand opening of her new Kid to Kid store, Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m. The grand opening will feature a surprise visit from costumed characters, a ribbon cutting, and refreshments.  On Friday beginning at 11 a.m., Kid to Kid Murfreesboro will be giving away free Chic-filA kid’s meals for the first 100 people to make a purchase. The festivities will continue Saturday with a bounce house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The most exciting activity for this grand opening, however, will be the unveiling of a huge selection of low-priced kids’ apparel, shoes, toys, baby equipment and maternity wear.

Located at 155 Mall Circle Drive in Murfreesboro, for the last several weeks, the store has been stocking up—buying gently-used items from the local community. Beginning Thursday, May 5th, the store’s new selection will be revealed and customers will be able to shop the new and like-new recycled children’s apparel and gear at highly appealing prices. Kid to Kid stores offer a variety of products that families need, and offers them at up to 70% off the price of original retail. After grand opening day, Kid to Kid Murfreesboro will continue to pay community-members cash for gently-used, in-style items, or offer 20 percent more in store credit.

As the newest owner of Kid to Kid, Margaret Ward is thrilled to bring this concept to her hometown. Margaret first became interested in owning a Kid to Kid when she saw a desire for parents to make use of their growing kids’ high quality but outgrown items. Additionally, they knew that the Murfreesboro area would love a store that offers low-cost and stylish kids’ clothing. “It really is a great concept,” says Ward, “people want convenience and they also want to save. Kid to Kid offers a solution to both. It’s the perfect place for smart parents who are on a budget.”

For more information about the new Kid to Kid Murfreesboro store and the upcoming grand opening event, visit Kid to Kid (Murfreesboro) on Facebook or visit the store website. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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GRAND OPENING FOR NEW KID TO KID STORE IN JACKSONVILLE, FL

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JACKSONVILLE, FL—April 26, 2016—Local resident, Amy Green, is excited to announce the grand opening of her new Kid to Kid store on Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m. The grand opening will begin with a $50 giveaway right before the doors open—anyone who RSVP’s and is present at 4 pm is eligible to win, and giveaways will continue all through the evening. Some of the giveaways include tickets to Marvel Universe Live, a Pampered Chef gift card, and a Mumda gift box, just to name a few. There will be a balloon artist and magician at the event until 5:30 pm, as well as appearances from costume characters Cinderella and Spider Man after 5 pm.

All of these prizes and activities will be fun for guests at the event, but even more exciting will be the unveiling of high-quality, new and used items for sale at very appealing discount prices.

For several months, the store at 10601 San Jose Blvd in Jacksonville has been open to the public to for buying gently used items. Once the doors open this Thursday, customers will be able to shop for new and like-new children’s items for up to 70 percent less than retail prices. The Kid to Kid store will continue to pay for second hand items after the day of the grand opening by offering customers cash or, even better, 20 percent more when they opt for in-store credit.

“I love that my store makes it easy for families to bring their items to sell to us. No appointment is necessary and we welcome anyone to sell anytime our store is open up to an hour before close,” says Green.

In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the Kid to Kid Jacksonville store will also offer many new products including toys, shoes, hair bows and apparel.

Green always knew she wanted to open her own business, and is thrilled to own a store that is truly a part of the community.

For more information, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid (Jacksonville) on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With more than 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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April Fools’ Day Pranks for Kids

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April Fools’ Day is upon us! Feared by many and loved by some, make this your year to be on the giving end of the pranks. Just because you’re the parent, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. Here are a few fun and silly April Fools’ Day pranks to play on your kids that won’t result in tears.

Upside down house:
After the kids go to bed, turn as many things in the house as you can upside down, and watch the confusion across your kids faces as they come out in the morning. You can do everything from picture frames and kitchen utensils to coffee tables and ottomans.

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Stick googly eyes on everything in the refrigerator:
When the kids go to open the fridge for breakfast or their after school snack. they’ll be greeted with quite a surprise that is sure to make them giggle.

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Juice with a twist!
Instead of serving juice for dinner, put Jell-O in a drinking glass with a straw and watch them struggle to slurp up their sweet surprise!

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Plant doughnut seeds
Before the kids go to school, tell them you found these new types of seeds that grow into doughnuts! Plant them together, water them, and put them in the window for sunlight. This one only works with a little follow-through. When they get home, surprise them with different varieties of doughnuts from their trees!
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Tiny gift, big expectations
Give your kids a tiny gift like a piece of candy, a sticker, or a new box of crayons, but present it in a BIG way! Wrap it in a box, and then wrap that box in another box, and repeat one or two more times until the gift is very large. Watch them have fun searching deeper and deeper for their little prize.

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Is the fridge running?
Ask your kid if they will do you a favor and go check to see if the fridge is running–it sounded kind of quiet. Here them giggle when they see that yes, in fact, it is!

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See, April Fools’ Day doesn’t have to be mean. We hope you have fun playing these crafty pranks on your kids! Do you have any other prank ideas for kids? Share them in the comments below!

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