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Too Many Toys???

Every year Christmas brings joy and happiness to our home. It also brings an over abundance of toys when added to the ones you already have usually leaving little space for the little ones to enjoy their new toys. So we explained to the kids that in order for “Santa” to bring them new toys that they needed to make room for them. At first the kids weren’t thrilled with the idea of getting rid of their toys but we explained to them that at the end they would be proud of helping others. We started with 5 boxes. We started by writing Broken, Donate, Missing pieces, Outgrown and Favorite on the boxes. This helped us as we went along to stay focused and organized. We went through the toys and started by throwing away any toys that had gotten broken through out the year and were unable to be played with or used for other projects. As we went along anytime they found one of their toys that they constantly play with they got to put it in their Favorite box. Then we moved on to any toys that were missing pieces. Usually even if toys are missing pieces they can be used for other things such as arts and crafts, school projects or sometimes someone has the pieces that are missing and are looking for them. Next we go through any toys that the kids have outgrown. These got into the box but are only there for a little while until we go through them again to see what toys can be put away until younger siblings can enjoy them or if there is no younger sibling we put them in our Donate box. Preschools and Day cares  can give your kids toys that they have outgrown a great new home and will be enjoyed by many other children. There are many resources out there today such as Craigslist.org and Freecycle.org that allow you to post your “unwanted” items. Many times our kids outgrown their toys before they even look used. There are a lot of kids who would love and appreciate to get second-hand toys for presents and give new homes to out grown toys. When all of the toys are gone through we let the kids know how proud we are of them. And explain to them that Santa will be doing a toy pick up on December 1st. All of the toys that the kids are donating are left out at night for “Santa” to come pick up and drop off for other kids to enjoy on Christmas. The kids feel like special Santa elves and their favorite part is knowing that they will be putting smiles on other kids faces on Christmas.

New Glow Crazy Glow-in-the-Dark Distance Doodler with 4 Stencil Sheets – Write with Light! ONLY $9.99

Product Features:
Magic light wand shoots light on glow sheets for no mess fun
Make wide beams or thin beams
Draw freehand or use included stencils
Use over and over again for endless fun
Draw from over 10 feet away
Includes tip booklet to get started
Just stick the glow canvas on the walls or anywhere, turn off the light and begin the fun
Canvases do not harm walls
Recommended ages 6+
Requires 4 AAA batteries (not included)

What You Get:
Glow Crazy Distance Doodler
2 Jumbo Wall Clings
4 Stencil Sheets
Fun Tip Booklet


Halloween Monster Truck at Lowe’s on Saturday

Halloween Monster Truck at Lowe’s on Saturday Oct 22, 2011 at 10:00 am!

Register here:


This kit is awesome! This “Monster” truck includes a flashing light and glow in the dark stickers!




Free “I’d Rather Be” personalized bumper sticker


New Deluxe 30-Piece Wooden Tool Bench Playset ONLY $29.99

Product Features:
20x27x13 inches tool bench
30 pieces total
Wood piece
Recommended ages 3+

What You Get:
Deluxe 30-Piece Wooden Tool Bench Playset

New Retail Packaging
1 Year Warranty



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Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit With 4 Glow in the Dark Soft Foam Rockets ONLY $7.99

Condition: NEW
Retail Packaging
1-Year Warranty
Manufacturer: Stomp Rocket
Model: 20005


Features Include:

  • Launches soft foam rockets
  • Rockets soar up to 100 feet high
  • Air powered, no batteries or fuel required
  • Easy 3-step assembly
  • Glow in the dark rocket design
  • Teaches trajectory, projection, force and motion
  • Stomp as hard as you can
  • Includes 4 foam rockets
  • For ages 3+

Package Includes:
Launch Pad, Air Hose, Stand, 4 Foam Rockets


Stomp Rocket Jr.

Free Life’s a Dog Bumper Sticker


Life's a Dog

A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and...

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Free Build and Keep a LEGO Vampire at LEGO Stores on October 6th

Take your kids ages 6-14 to your LEGO Store on Tuesday, October 4th at 5 p.m. and they can build and keep a LEGO Vampire.

The LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
One day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month – ask a Store Associate for details! Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children aged 6 to 14 only. Check with your local LEGO Store for dates and times.

Join in the Next Mini Model Build!
US LEGO Stores
LEGO Vampire: October 4, begins at 5:00pm until supplies last


Freee LEGO Ninjago Spijitzu Camp at Toys R Us Saturday

LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Camp
Saturday, September 17th, 2011 ● 12 – 2PM

Join us at our last ever Ninjago Spinjitzu Battle!

● It’s the hottest LEGO toy

● Show off your spinning skills!

● Battle with friends that special character is bullet point


Free Admission to LegoLand Parks Oct 24-30

Check out the LEGO Promotions page where you can download and print your free ticket voucher to LegoLands Parks October 24-30.



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