Frugal Family Fun

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Home Depot is sponsoring a Free Kids’ Workshop on Saturday, February 6th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Children ages 5-12 will have the opportunity to build a free Valentines Mailbox.  You can stop by the Home Depot website to register for this free event online.

In addition, each participant will receive a child-sized orange apron (similar to the Home Depot associates’ aprons) and an achievement pin.

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Groupon: Top 10 Family-Friendly Deals

by Katie on January 4, 2016

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Having fun as a family can become a very costly outing, but there are plenty of ways to trim down your budget and still enjoy a family-friendly day out.  These Groupon deals are an easy way to help you stretch your family’s entertainment dollars without sacrificing the fun:

  1. Four 1-hour play sessions at Bee Active – $19
  2. All-Day Game Pass and $10 gift card to GameWorks – $20
  3. Admission and skate rental for 2 at Northland Ice Center – $5
  4. Open skate and skate rental for 2 at SkateTown USA – $11
  5. Four 1-day passes to CoCo Key Water Resort – $49
  6. Deluxe paintball outing for 2 at Paintball Country – $40
  7. Snow tubing pass and free hot chocolate at Beach Mountain – $17
  8. Family membership to the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati – $18
  9. Six 2-hour play passes to Recreations Outlet – $24.99
  10. Bowling package for 2 at Southern Lanes Sports Center – $9

You can find more awesome Groupon deals here.

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Free Holiday Bucket List

by Katie on December 9, 2015

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Educents has a free Holiday Bucket List available for download.  This list includes 25 different activities for families to enjoy this Christmas season.

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It’s a Half Price Studio Event at Mad Potter!  Now you can get a head start on your Christmas gifts at half the studio fee cost.  Adult studio fees will be $4 plus the price of your piece, and for children 12 and under, the studio fee will be just $3 plus the price of their piece.

The Half Price Studio Fee Day for Mason will be on Saturday, November 14th and for Lebanon, it will be held on Saturday, November 21st.  Both events last from open to close (10 a.m. until 9 p.m.).

Plus, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can join Mad Potter for their infamous Paint Till Ya Faint Event!  This event will start at 9 p.m. and last until 2 a.m., and you’ll need to make reservations in order to hold a spot for this fun event.

This evening will be a half-off studio fee plus the price of your piece.  No in-progress pieces are permitted at this event.  Participants are invited to bring in any food or drinks they’d like to add to the fun of the evening.   The Paint Till Ya Faint will take place at the Mason location on Saturday, November 14th and at the Lebanon location on Saturday, November 21st.

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Receive free admission to all of our national parks on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.  Be sure to check out the National Park Service site for park locations.

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8 Resources for Learning the Times Tables

by Katie on October 29, 2015

Times Tables Resources

Is your child struggling to master their multiplication tables?  If so, these resources are an easy way to give your child a jump start on memorizing their multiplication facts.

Hundreds of kids have learned their times tables in an hour using a very fun & easy to understand animated video. The Times Tales DVD is a two-part video series that uses stories to teach multiplication to kids. The videos use cute, simple stories that provide students with a “memory peg,” allowing them to quickly recall otherwise abstract multiplication facts. As students progress through the video, they’ll learn multiplication without even knowing it! It’s that easy!

About the Times Tales DVD – What is included?

  • Animated video comes on a DVD
  • CD includes printable worksheets and flashcards

 Times Tales Animated DVD & Printable Worksheets

Times Tales teaches kids the upper times tables without rote memorization. Students can simply follow along with the entertaining story. As they progress, they’ll be guided into associating the stories they’ve learned with real math. You can always find the Times Tales DVD at a discount on Educents.com!

Times Tales Multiplication Practice Set

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More Activities to Practice Multiplication:

This hands-on activity uses legos to reinforce multiplication facts. Source: SchoolTimesSnippet

Visual way to teach multiplication to your student. Source: Lemon Lime Adventures

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Free Fall Bucket List

by Katie on October 26, 2015

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Educents has a free fall bucket list available for download.  This list will inspire your family to enjoy some fall-themed activities!

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