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My daughter’s love getting mail with their name on it. It is even more fun when that mail provides them with tons of fun of activities. Add in a dash of learning and it is the perfect present for parents and grandparents to give to children this holiday season. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about A Magazine for Every Child. These magazines feature some of your child’s favorite characters like Thomas the Train, Elsa and Anna from Frozen, Sesame Street, Spiderman, Disney Princess, Disney Junior, Marvel Superheros and even Scooby Doo with learning activities that are fun for them to do and for you too.

Each issue of A Magazine for Every Child is a great interactive children’s magazines containing stories, a craft project, a collectible poster and a workbook full of fun educational activities that are designed to give your child a head start in developing their early learning skills with the help of their favorite characters. Your child will spend endless hours stimulating their imaginations and having fun not realizing they are learning! These interactive magazines make the perfect gift!

Redan Publishing is offering my blog viewers a special discounted offer plus a FREE bonus issue for ordering. Go to go and click on the magazine cover with your child’s favorite character to order.

Free Frosty and Santa printable activities

I remember growing up and watching these holiday classics. I also remember watching them with my older children. But the past couple of years I’ve missed these movies. Every year I closely look at the ABC Family 12 Days of Christmas line up and try to remember to set the DVR so I can watch them with the younger children only to find this or that has gotten in my way. This year I can make it easier to watch them with the whole family because there’s a whole new gift set now available Blu-Ray and DVD.

Now that my movies are ordered, the kids and I can enjoy these free Frost and Santa printable activities. I can’t wait to see what they write to Santa on this letter to Santa stationary and the naughty or nice checklist can help us with one thing we are struggling with – that’s brushing teeth every night!

Print them out and have some fun while waiting for your movies to arrive. I think they are perfect for the weekend after Christmas. We set up our tree and outdoor items and then get to enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and traditional favorites, just like when I was growing up.


This must-own collection features the 45th Anniversary editions of Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town  Frosty the Snowman, plus Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector’s EditionFrosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth!
 The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector’s Edition Gift Set

Share the wonder and the joy of these seven timeless stories with your children and grandchildren…creating new memories and holiday traditions that you will cherish through the years.

Gift Set Includes:

Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town!® 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Frosty The Snowman 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth!

Or if you don’t want all seven you can pick up Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition. With these Classic Bonus Features:
Rudolph Unwrapped – Learn 50 Fun facts about the creation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Sam the Snowman’s Sing-Alongs – Sing along with two of the most beloved songs from the TV Special: Holly Jolly Sing Along and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sing Along.

Pop Up Book – Watch the pages come to life as Sam the Snowman tell you the story of Rudolph.

Learn to Draw – Sketch classic characters Rudolph, Hermey and Bumble.

Frosty The Snowman 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Celebrate the season with Frosty the Snowman, and share this beloved, original classic story of how the world’s most famous snowman came to life one day.  This anniversary edition has new special features that will make Frosty the Snowman a hit for the whole family.  Sing, laugh and create wonderful holiday memories for years to come.ALL-NEW Bonus Features:

Be an Artistand Create– DreamWorks Animation’s Director of Character Animation Joe Vance teaches viewers how to draw Frosty and Santa from this holiday classic. Later, his wife, Joanie Vance, a Kindergarten teacher, joins in and provides instructions for some fun and festive art projects to create using the newly made character drawings. This is a great way for the whole family to spend time together around the holidays.

Magical Melody – Sing along to the thumpety, thump, thump sounds of the popular tune, Frosty the Snowman

Frosty Snowflake Surprises – In honor of the 45th Anniversary of the Rankin/Bass holiday special, enter a magical winter wonderland to learn 45 fun and interesting facts about everyone’s favorite snowman and this wonderful time of year. There are also some surprises along the way from an adorable bunch of helpful kids.

Frosty Returns!

Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town! 45th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Create joyful memories with this delightful tale of the original Santa Claus–Kris Kringle.  Discover the true meaning of Christmas with this classic story that the whole family will enjoy.

ALL-NEW Bonus Features:


  • Be an Artist and Create – Learn to draw Santa and Topper the Penguin from DreamWorks Animation’s Director of Character Animation Joe Vance. Plus, craft activities for the whole family.
  • Kringle Jingle – It’s a holiday tradition to sing carols with friends and loved ones. With this musical feature, some adorable young children lead the singing of the classic holiday song, “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town.” A delightful way to get into the holiday spirit.


Santa Special Delivery – In honor of the 45th anniversary, enjoy a peek inside Santa’s mailbag to learn 45 fun and interesting facts about the Rankin/Bass holiday special and the Christmas holiday.



Free printable activities featuring The Good Dinosaur


The Good Dinosaur

Available at a theater near you on Thanksgiving Day, it is available to you right now with these free printable activities!

Free Printable The Good Dinosaur Activities  


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Really ghoul free printable Halloween activities from Inside Out

Inside Out Halloween printables

Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out is arriving on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and On-Demand November 3rd (now available in Disney Movies Anywhere and Digital HD)!

Related content:
5 Things this parent learned about parenting from Inside Out

Kyle MacLachlan talks about being a dad on and off the screen

Great gear, games and goodies for all ages featuring the movie

To celebrate we have some really “ghoul” fun and free printable activities for the Halloween season. These fun filled activity sheets include: adorable and affordable DIY character costumes, DIY Bing Bong candy bags and >signs for all your Halloween festivities!

Dress to impress for Halloween like your favorite “Inside Out” characters, and enjoy the DIY activities together as a family. Decorate the house with the fun filled signs AND get use the pumpkin carving stencils to bring Joy, Anger, Fear and Sadness to your home this Halloween.

Download Inside Out Halloween Fun Activities



Two winners: Care Bears Mystery in Care A Lot DVD Giveaway

Mystery in Care A Lot DVD

All treats, no tricks in this Halloween giveaway. We are joining with Drugstore Divas to give away not one but TWO copies of the Care Bears Mystery in Care-a-Lot DVD. This DVD is packed with three spooky Care Bears episodes. Well, the DVD cover calls them spooky but they are definitely little kid approved, so don’t worry. You can find out more about the episodes in Drugstore Divas’ review.

This giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on October 23. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older. The winner will be contacted via the email address left in the Rafflecopter and will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is selected. Good luck.

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My blog received no compensation for this giveaway is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

My Little Pony Spooktacular Pony Tales free printable activities

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Get these three fun free activities and printables featuring your favorite My Little Pony Characters!

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Hotel Transylvania Costumes: Marvelously Mavis

Hotel Transylvania 2


Before we even headed out last weekend to see Hotel Transylvania 2 my little knew exactly who she wanted to be for Halloween, Mavis from Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2.

If you haven’t seen it yet, Hotel Transylvania 2 picks up where the first one began. Mavis and Johnny are still madly in love with each other, get married and have a baby. Living in the hotel isn’t all it’s cracked up to be with pressure from Johnny’s family to be “normal” and from the Count to be a perfectly monsterific family. Celebrity voice talents include Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Selena Gomez.

Disclosure: I received this costume in order to provide my readers with this review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own and my family’s. 

My youngest knows exactly what she wants each year for Halloween. Unfortunately it is not always easy to find. An even bigger problem is that so many costumes that are affordable are made of scratchy, itchy nylon and once she gets them on I’ve had to make adjustments or find clothing she can wear underneath it just to get through one night of Trick or Treating. I was excited to head over to Anytime Costumes to do my Halloween costume shopping knowing she wanted a Hotel Transylvania Costumes.

I admit I got a little caught up in looking for something for myself, but once I focused finding the Mavis costume was easy, so was ordering and delivery. The package came exactly as expected. The costume was in a sealed, sturdy, plastic bag and then a padded shipping envelope. The bag is great for storing in my daughter’s closet.

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As you can see we are working on how to wear the wig right, but she wanted to do it all herself. The wig is made of synthetic materials, but it is perfect for the costume and will fit nicely once I pull her hair back from her face. The shirt is not scratchy (GOOD NEWS) and actually pretty comfortable. The skirt is just like Mavis’ skirt from the movie down to the little peek a book bat details on the hemline. The tights fit perfectly and were easy for her to pull on by herself without any runs or tears.

I think what we like best about this Hotel Transylvania Costume is that is is so well made, right on point, comfortable to wear and not too expensive. Best of all it comes as one “kit” and I didn’t have to go shopping for the wig of tights separately.

Are you ready to do your Halloween costume shopping? Head over to Anytime Costumes and get started and be sure to follow Anytime Costumes on Twitter  for costume ideas, notices of sales and free shipping offers too!








5 Mother’s Day crafts for preschoolers to make as gifts

Looking for something fun to make for mom this Mother’s Day from your special preschooler or kindergartener? Here’s 5 gift ideas for your preschooler to make with their own little hands.

Family Collage: If you are in a classroom ask parents to bring in pictures of the whole family and create a family collage. If you are doing artwork at home with your children go through the family album with them, they will love looking at all the pictures and listening to you tell them about each photo and memory.

You can keep it simple with photographs and gluing, but to really get creative and have some fun include scrapbook paper and some fun embellishments like the word MOM on a sticker, which the child can place on every picture of their mother. Other easy embellishments can be cut out frames or a poem about mom’s printed from the computer, one good resource for mother’s day poems is

family collage


Flower Pot: Tried and true, but kids just love getting their hands dirty. Pick up inexpensive flower pots at the craft store. On a tight budget, use pretty larger size Dixie cups. Fill with soil and help kid’s plant seed. If using the flower pots decorate with stickers, paint, ribbons or large buttons (too big to swallow).

Handprint/Footprint Art: There are several different handprint and footprint creations you can make for mom and grandma, here are my favorites.

T-Shirt/Sweatshirt: Purchase a shirt at Hobby Lobby and waterproof paints. For added details purchase puffy or glitter paints. The puffy paint with fine point edge is great for printing words, like, “I love my mom so much I can’t keep my hands off her.” Paint the child’s hand and help them press different colored hand prints all over the shirt.

Wall Poster: Get any color poster board you want and then paint the child’s hands and feet with brightly colored or glittery paint. Help them place hand and footprints on the poster board. Print out these Mother’s Day poems on good card stock paper:

Footprint Poem

The pitter patter of little feet
Leave behind something dear and sweet
A precious treasure for me to keep
The memories of your little feet.

Handprints Poem

This is my hand.
My hand will do
A 1000 loving things with you
And you will remember
When I am tall…
That once my hand
Was just this small.

Glue poems onto poster board. Let everything dry and frame in poster board frames available from Wal-Mart.

(Great for Grandmothers too!)

Mom’s Placemat: Mom gets her own specially designed placemat, great for serving Mother’s Day Breakfast or Dinner. Cut out pictures from magazines of different activities of moms and children together, mom’s walking, planting, playing, chasing, whatever. Allow the children to choose the pictures they like and glue them down onto the card stock. For just a small charge each of them can be taken to a Kinko’s or teacher supply store and be laminated, but if you have a tight budget, wait until nap time and cover them yourself with clear contact paper.

Variation: Queen for a Day Placemat: Write, stamp or glue letters for Queen for a Day onto 8 ½ x 11 card stock, cut out and glue queenly items like a crown, mantle or scepter.

Free printable Easter activities featuring TinkerBell

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

In celebration of Easter weekend we have these fun Easter activities you can do with the whole family from your favorite fairies in honor of the latest release of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast out now on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere!


See our review of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.

Tinker Bell and all her friends are back on the big screen in our family room with the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast! I admit the girls have already watched it three times, just to make sure they didn’t miss a thing. In this latest installment of the Tinker (Continue Reading…);

Make your own Easter Egg Terrarium, Easter Basket and String Eggs with these free printable Easter activities!




Free printable Valentine’s Day survival kit for parents


Don’t let your Valentine’s Day turn into a No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day! Let Jennifer Garner from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day be your guide with this free printable Valentine’s Day survival kit to help mom make it through the holiday.