We’re in the giving spirit for the holiday season! This December our stores are holding a coloring sweepstakes and giving away a $25 gift card. Print and have your little one color the gingerbread man, then submit it to your local Kid to Kid during December to be entered. Check with your local Kid to Kid for details and participation. Click the image or the link to view, download, and print the color page PDF.
As it gets colder outside, your kids are playing inside more and more! We know it’s sometimes hard to think of fun activities that engage your kids’ creativity. Kid to Kid is proud to highlight some fantastic indoor playtime activities from ParentMap.
Easy tape car track and town
This indoor activity is featured in our photo! Put together a little town and car track on your floor with low-stick tape. You can experiment with different colors of tape too! This gives your kids a fun place to play with their dolls, cars, and trains. You can even start making houses and buildings out of cardboard. This little activity also has super simple cleanup. When you’re all done, just pull up the tape.
Color themed scavenger hunt
This little activity takes advantage of things you already have in your house. Assign each of your kids a color, and then have the search for items of that color. Expanding this activity to include textures would be a fun way to involve older kids. This activity can also be a way to help with cleanup. Assign a color and have your kids pick up items of that color, and then they can help put those items away.
Invent your own board game
What could be more fun than inventing your own game? We love this idea for getting creative and building a new board game just for your family. Grab a large piece of paper or cardboard and markers to make your game board, and then you can create your own rules. You can take turns using dice or even pieces from other games. One option is to pick and choose game rules from other games to build a new one. Inventing your own game can also encourage your kids to learn, discuss rules as a family, take turns, and come to a compromise for how the game works. As a parent, you can add learning tools like counting and letters into your game!
We hope these ideas spark some creative activities in your home! Kid to Kid also has a great selection of toys and games that are perfect for indoor play. See all 20 indoor craft and activity ideas from ParentMap here.
Photo Credit: ParentMap
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time filled with family and joy. Often it’s one of the only times that a whole family gets together. A fantastic way to make this a time of new memories and old stories is to add some new family traditions to your Thanksgiving. Kid to Kid has found some fun ideas for traditions you can start this year to make the most of your family gathering.
Make a thanking tree
A tree of thanks is a great activity for your whole family. The object is to write down everything you’re thankful for on different leaves, and build them onto a tree of thanks. This project can be done with a variety of materials, which is what makes it so exciting. You can craft leaves out of paper and add them to any sort of tree. You could even make a large tree on your wall with paper and temporary tape. This project can be as large or as small as you want. It also allows your kids to learn how to show gratitude.
Memory circle time
A memory circle is one of the simplest activities and can really be great for connecting with your family. Get into a big circle and go around, all taking turns telling about a favorite memory. Your little ones can hear great stories about how life was for their grandparents, and you can all learn more about one another. A memory circle is sure to incite happy memories and giggles during Thanksgiving.
Journaling and scrapbooking
A great tradition to start is journaling and scrapbooking as a family when you get together. It’s a fantastic way to commemorate your holidays together and have those memories in place for future holidays and meetings. Scrapbooking is also a great craft that kids can get involved with too! They can have fun with finger-paints and you can place photos on their artwork.
We hope this sparks some ideas for new traditions that you can start in your family this holiday season! Have a wonderful holiday from all of us at Kid to Kid!
Ask any expectant mother what she hopes for, and we know she’ll say “a healthy baby!” The March of Dimes organization does a lot to help moms have healthy pregnancies all over the world. Their mission charging the Prematurity Campaign is to explore the reasons behind premature birth and how to prevent prematurity for a healthy family. Although it’s still unknown what causes prematurity for most pregnancies, the March of Dimes is making efforts to reduce its effect on families.
November is designated as World Prematurity Awareness Month with World Prematurity Day falling on November 17th. Kid to Kid is proud to spread the word of support for families affected by premature birth and share the mission of the March of Dimes’ campaign.
Kid to Kid really cares about families. Our owners all love watching your family grow. That’s what pushes us to want to bring you the best items for less. If you’re an expecting mom or have a premie at home, our stores are the perfect place to find great clothes for less. We carry a variety of maternity and premie sizes. That gives you more time and money to put toward supporting your family.
Kid to Kid provides not only smart shopping options, but also the trends and brands that your kids want to wear. We make sure that we have the fashions that are in style each year. This fall and winter there are some exciting new trends for kids.
A seasonal color palette is the perfect starting point for finding great clothes for your kids this fall and winter. Neutrals are the traditional fall and winter standby colors. These colors remain classics, however this year as We Connect Fashion reports, colors are branching out into pops of color, bold prints, and blue tones.
Blue is a great color to mix with a neutral like brown or tan. Bold colors that are fashionable this year include reds, emeralds, blues, and purples.
With pops of bold color in style this year for fall, it means you can use clothes throughout the seasons. We know you love being able to use clothes year-round, especially during the busy school season.
Knitwear is always popular during fall and winter. This year it’s not only to stay cozy but to be fashionable too. Thick knitwear, intricate patterns, and cozy cardigans are extremely popular this year for boys and girls. Layer these styles with neutrals or pops of color for a chic look.
Boys have some great fashion trends this year including lush colors and fabrics, along with patterns. Camouflage is a great pattern for boys and can include some great pops of color or act as a neutral item. Layering is also more popular with the increase of cardigans, sweaters, and vests for boys’ fashion.
An overall trend for fall is to explore patterns and combine contrasting colors for a bold statement. Outfits for fall and winter don’t just need to follow one color scheme, but can mix contrasting colors. Patterns and layering are perfect ways to include multiple colors into an outfit. See more fall trends from Kiddy Trend.
We can’t wait to see this styles on your children when you stop in at Kid to Kid! We love scoring the great trends that you’re looking for each season. Stop in to your local Kid to Kid to find these fashions and more at great prices.
Photo source: KiddyTrend.com
Our Instagram contest is over and winners have been chosen! Thank you for all the amazing submissions to our first Halloween Instagram Contest.
Grand Prize Winner – Most Likes – $100 Gift Card: Congratulations Farah McGraw – @farahmcgraw
1st Prize Winner – $50 Gift Card: Animal Category: Rebecca Harris – @rreba1991
1st Prize Winner – $50 Gift Card: Spooky Category: Ashlee Traynor – @crashlee143
1st Prize Winner – $50 Gift Card: Matching Costume Category: @paigecanderson
1st Prize Winner – $50 Gift Card: Photography Category: @brandiann09
Christine – @csparton
April Aipperspach – @aprilaipp
Gail Gowitt – @goooo_witt
If you are a winner, Kid to Kid’s Facebook commented on your image!
Claim your prize by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (801) 359-0071 ext. 117.
View all submissions on the web! See full contest rules here.
We only have one week left in our Halloween Instagram contest! Here are even more favorites from what’s been tagged already!
Enter our contest now! Snap a photo of your little one in their Halloween costume from Kid to Kid on Instagram and tag it with #kidtokidhalloween to enter! We’re giving away a grand prize of a $100 gift card and four $50 gift cards. Our contest is over November 1st so hurry with your submissions. (Full contest information here.)
Our Halloween Instagram contest is under way and we’ve got some great submissions so far! Here are some more favorites from what’s been tagged already!
Want to enter our contest? Snap a photo of your little one in their Halloween costume from Kid to Kid on Instagram and tag it with #kidtokidhalloween to enter! We’re giving away a grand prize of a $100 gift card and four $50 gift cards. Hurry! Our Instagram contest ends on November 1st. (Full contest information here.)
Kid to Kid loves moms and supports healthy and happy families. Our 90+ locations are very involved in supporting their community, and many of our locations are supporting breast cancer research groups with our token donations program.
We are eager to promote any resources to support moms and families everywhere. As many of you may be aware, October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign raises breast cancer awareness including early detection, treatment, fundraising, and research. Early detection campaigns include teaching self-exam techniques and increasing the outreach of screening programs such as mammograms and follow-up treatment.
We know that raising a family is more than a full-time job, and it’s sometimes hard to put your health at the top of the list. Kid to Kid encourages you to manage your health and learn the early detection techniques offered through these organizations. Everyone in your family can get involved through donation, participating in fundraising, spreading awareness, and community support. Many of the volunteering opportunities offer a family-friendly environment and build support within your local community.
If you would like to get involved in a mammogram program, learn about early detection and treatment, volunteer, or donate, visit NBCAM.org. For more information on breast cancer, treatment, fundraising, and to create an early detection plan, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation at NationalBreastCancer.org.
Our first Instagram contest is officially on! YAY! We’re choosing 4 winners for $50 gift cards & the person whose picture has the most Instagram likes will win the $100 grand prize. Just use hashtag #kidtokidhalloween to enter a photo of your child in a Kid to Kid costume by November 1st to win big.
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Here’s some of our favorite cuties so far, in their Kid to Kid costumes: