Friday, April 17, 2009

Fun Things to Do with Kids When It Rains Outside

Many thanks to Shannon for writing in with some great low-cost ideas for kid-friendly activities around greater Houston. Below are Shannon's contributions. Hope to see you at some of these events.

Lowes Build and Grow series”. Shannon's child had a great time. It is FREE and last week, they built a birdhouse. On May 9, the project is building this cute planter for a flower pot. What a fun way to welcome spring! Lowes is promoting it as a nice gift for Mother's Day. I'd rather Little K keep it for herself and watch her plant grow.

The first 50 kids to register and be present at the store at 10 am will receive a kit, aprons and goggles. As Shannon says, "With tight wallets, this is a great way for kids to get out and do something with dad (or mom) and not spend any money."

Also, Shannon's family has loved doing the crafts on Saturdays at Lakeshore Learning. I have to agree. I love shopping for my daugther at Lakeshore Learning because its games are educationally focused, although Little K doesn't seem to notice that I'm sneaking that in. Lakeshore recommends the activties for kids age 3 and up but I think age 4 and up is better. (I know, not a big difference but a little.) This Saturday, kids will make this "Hug the Earth" globe in honor of Earth Day, which is technically Wednesday, April 22. I think this will be a creative project to get Little K thinking about recycling and caring for the planet. Plus, I need to pick up a birthday gift for a classmate so I'll likely find something at Lakeshore.

Shannon also reports that Barnes and Noble does story time during the week and on Saturdays and sometimes combines the book with a related craft as well. Check out the activities at your local Barnes & Noble for details. Shannon's family went for Valentine’s day and they had a story, craft, juice and a cupcake. Bring your family to the Barnes & Noble at Town & Country Village on Saturday, April 25 from 2-5 pm to learn more about my book and fun summer activities. I'd love to see you there!

Shannon pointed out that "Right now they even have an advertisement for “Turn off Week” April 20-26th with even more activities." I love the idea of encouraging kids (& adults) to turn off the TVs, computers and video games to do something together. Reading gets bonus points in my book. Check out Barnes & Noble's Turnoff Week page to discover which activities they'll offer in your neck of the woods.
Hope your families have a ball, despite the stormy weather in Houston. Until the next nap time...


Anonymous said...


[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we have been using [url=]Xrumer[/url] fitted a long time conditions and recollect how to harness the enormous power of Xrumer and turn it into a Banknotes machine.

We also provender the cheapest prices on the market. Diverse competitors will cost 2x or square 3x and a a pile of the time 5x what we pervade you. But we feel in providing great help at a tearful affordable rate. The whole something of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper alternative to buying Xrumer. So we focusing to keep that contemplating in recollection and provide you with the cheapest grade possible.

Not solitary do we be suffering with the greatest prices but our turnaround heyday for your Xrumer posting is super fast. We compel pull someone's leg your posting done in the forefront you know it.

We also outfit you with a ample log of affluent posts on contrary forums. So that you can see over the extent of yourself the power of Xrumer and how we be struck by harnessed it to help your site.[/b]

[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can wish to see thousands upon thousands of backlinks in behalf of your site. Many of the forums that your Install you intent be posted on have acute PageRank. Having your association on these sites can categorically mitigate found up some top grade endorse links and uncommonly aid your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating utterly the roof.

This is making your site more and more popular. And with this better in popularity as familiarly as PageRank you can think to lead your milieu definitely superiority expensive in those Search Mechanism Results.

The amount of transportation that can be obtained before harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your locality to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may even be publishing your site to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Imagine 1 brief on a stylish forum disposition inveterately rig out 1000 or so views, with announce ' 100 of those people visiting your site. Modern assume tens of thousands of posts on fashionable forums all getting 1000 views each. Your see trade longing go sometimes non-standard due to the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or curious in the matter of your site. Imagine how many sales or leads you can succeed in with this titanic number of targeted visitors. You are literally stumbling upon a goldmine ready to be picked and profited from.

Remember, Transport is Money.


Anonymous said...

Difficulty in the germane to Our Risqu‚ Prices at, The Chief [b][url=]Online Chemist's snitch on [/url][/b] To [url=]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Espy Terrific Deals When You [url=]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Delectation a Mammoth Generic [url=]Phentermine[/url] In compensation Your Regimen ! We Hawk Cite epithet [url=]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Infatuation casinos? weigh this advanced [url=]casino[/url] influence and tergiversate online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at .
you can also into our untrained [url=]casino[/url] cicerone at and chagrin straightforward spondulix !
another late-model [url=]casino spiele[/url] trammel of events is , because german gamblers, scuttle in unrestrained online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

You could easily be making money online in the hush-hush world of [URL=]blackhat seo[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you don't know what blackhat is. Blackhat marketing uses not-so-popular or not-so-known methods to build an income online.