It’s getting dangerously close to Halloween, and it’s time to get a jump-start on some costumes! I always wait until the last minute to put together costumes for the kids, but not this year! I found The Anti-June Cleaver Blog online, and they found the CUTEST costume ideas for kids. I had to share!! You can check out the post here: HERE
Here are a few more inspirational costumes I have found… Can you pin point what movies a couple of these are from?
Wildkin is up for the Red Tricycle 2016 Totally Awesome Awards for the most LONG LASTING lunch bags! You can #VOTE for us by clicking the link below! #redtricycle #wildkin #lunchbag #totallyawesomeawards
Need a reminder on why our bags are TOTALLY AWESOME?! Bright captivating patterns in several different styles that have a large storage capacity! They are all made of our 600 Denier Polyester which gives them a sturdy, long-lasting construction and easy to clean! What more could you want?! Head over to Red Tricycle to cast your vote!! Voting closes on September 30th!!
We LOVE our Grandparents!!! They always have an abundance of life wisdom they enjoy sharing with us (and we need!). Grandparents Day is this Sunday! So let’s celebrate them!! We found this great resource on TheDatingDivas.com that has 101 Ideas for Grandparents Day including gift ideas and activities! What do you do to celebrate this day? Leave us a comment below so we can add to this already AMAZING list!!!
With school back in session, family schedules can be a little hectic. Maybe your family is like how mine was growing up. While my parents were driving me and my siblings to each of our after school activities/sports practices, dinner was the last thing on their minds. Check out these great Make-Ahead Freezer Dinner Ideas from The Krazy Coupon Lady. You can make these dinners ahead of time and place them in the freezer until it is ready to cook. You can check out more delicious recipes on our Pinterest . Here are just some of these yummy ideas!
I bet you have someone in your life that would LOVE this Wildkin Heroes Sidekick Backpack and Lunchbox! Here’s how to WIN IT!!
What do I have to do to win this?
- Comment below and tell us who in your life HAS TO HAVE this backpack. 🙂
- Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wildkinolivekids/
- Follow us on Instagram @Wildkin_Olivekids
One winner will be selected to win one Heroes Sidekick and one Heroes Lunchbox, as shown below. One winner will be randomly selected on Friday, September 2nd. All entries will be put into a fish bowl and the winner will receive an email. To be entered, you must leave a comment with the name of the person that you think deserves this backpack, like us on facebook and follow us on instagram. One entry per person. Please note that you must have a United States shipping address to enter. The contest closes on Thursday, September 1st at midnight so get your entry in now!!
It’s Back to School season and each kid handles the new school year differently. Kidshealth.org has a great article about how to handle the worries and anxieties of school. According to the article, here are some tips to help with back to school butterflies:
- get enough sleep (establish a reasonable bedtime so that they’ll be well-rested and ready to learn in the morning)
- eat a healthy breakfast (they’re more alert and do better in school if they eat a good breakfast every day)
- write down the need-to-know info to help them remember details such as their locker combination, what time classes and lunch start and end, their homeroom and classroom numbers, teachers’ and/or bus drivers’ names, etc.
- use a wall calendar or personal planner to record when assignments are due, tests will be given, extracurricular practices and rehearsals will be held, etc.
- have them organize and set out what they need the night before (homework and books should be put in their backpacks by the door and clothes should be laid out in their bedrooms)
Another great thing for to help kids get prepared for the new school season is making sure they are equipped with the best products. Wildkin has backpacks, lunchboxes, nap mats and more.
Wildkin is SUPER pumped about the Olympics this year! You can find different games, recipes, crafts that you can do with your kids all over the internet.
Real Simple has some great ideas to Host Your Own Olympic Games for the Kids. With activities that you can do outside, in the pool, or at the beach there are many different ideas to get your kids to GO FOR THE GOLD!
What are some of the sports you are excited to watch? Comment below and let us know!
There is one thing that always gets the employees at Olive Kids excited and laughing – TRIVIA! (Even more so when the questions are tied to our childhood.) Click on the links below to take these quizzes on MagiQuiz.com. Leave us a comment and let us know how well you did!!
It’s summer time, so there are some great, entertaining new movies that are great for the family. We all know going to the movies and buying treats at the concession stand can get expensive fast. Check out our friends at Deal Flicks to get some great discounts to help! Take a look at some of these family friendly movies.
FINDING DORY (PG)
JUNE 17, 2016
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG)
JULY 8, 2016
A terrier named Max’s quiet life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray, who Max instantly dislikes.
THE BFG (PG)
July 1, 2016
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (PG)
JULY 22, 2016
Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.
NINE LIVES (PG)
AUGUST 5, 2016
A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat.
PETE’S DRAGON (PG)
AUGUST 12, 2016
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
We are in mid-July already, and vacation fever is really setting in! This inspired us to shop around for the BEST vacation spots that the whole family will enjoy. What better place to get this list than TravelChannel.com? Check out TravelChannel.com’s Top 10 Vacation Spots for 2016! Can you guess what #1 is?