Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Smiley Face Store, plus Target gift card Giveaway!

Summer Boredom Buster #7


One way to help your kids from getting at each other's throats this summer is to encourage service, and good behaviour!  I've posted about the Smiley Face Store before, but I'll do it again.   You could make up your own play money or tickets.  Get the kids involved with the ticket making if you like. 


Leave a Smiley Face on their bed if they make it without being asked. 
Or how about when they share their toys happily.
Or pick up trash off of the sidewalk.

The possibilities are endless!


If you have really little kids, it would be best to have your store each week, or every other week.  This way they can mentally look forward to it.  If it's too far away, it may be too difficult to be motivated.


But for older kids (5-8 year olds) it's good for them to see what's in the store and SAVE their tickets if they don't have enough.  This will help them to learn patience and know that they can earn things on their own.



It's nice to have things that don't cost too many tickets too.  This way they don't get discouraged if they're trying to save for a bigger item.


Ideas for your Smiley Face Store:

For older kids:

Movie tickets
gift cards
candy/gum
fun stationary
T-shirt
make-up
hair accessories
books
beach towel

For little kids:

hot wheels
goggles
coloring books/crayons
dolls/stuffed animal
My Little Ponies
bouncy balls
candy

The possibilities are endless...

The dollar store is a great place for prizes. 
And another awesome place to look for prizes it at Target.  You know those dollar bins? Yes...LOVE them!

So in order to help you start your store, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Target!
The winner will be announced at the end of the month, along with the other giveaway winners.
(More giveaways coming soon!)

You have 3 ways to enter.

1. Leave a comment about what your kids might like in their Smiley Face Store.

2. Blog or Facebook about the $25 gift card giveaway, with a link back to this post. Be sure to tell me that you did in a separate comment.

3. Become a follower, or tell me that you are a follower. (I don't have sponsors or anything.  Followers just keep me motivated to blog about fun things!)

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24 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Im a follower :-)

Rhiannon said...

my son would prob love candy... and bubbles although i cant stand the mess bubbles make.. i know its just soap but it bugs me LOL
oh and bugs... he would like bugs in his treat store, hes obsessed with them now, that and fishing. maybe i could reward him with special outings like going fishing

Kristin said...

My little guys would love this idea!
Especially if it involved bugs and dinosaurs, or fishing gear!
I'm a follower... ;o)

Adriana @ Live Laugh Love Learn said...

I'm a follower too:^)
This sure beats nagging! My boys would love flash lights, my daughter would like new art supplies.

Love the "Summer Boredom Busters".
Keep them coming!

allthingsnew said...

This is a great idea! My daughter would love puzzles, stickers, coloring books, and I'm sure she'd like candy too!

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allthingsnew said...

Shared on FB
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allthingsnew said...

Following via GFC (Ten Talents)

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Mami2jcn said...

This is a great idea! My son's kindergarten teacher does something similar for good behavior...they call it "monkey mart". My son would love to earn yoyos, paint sets, or marbles to collect.

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Mami2jcn said...

I shared on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=200154590029310&id=100000611160195

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The Tiny Team said...

The smiley faces are a REALLY good idea! Seriously!

xo,
Amy

Kristin said...

Blogged about this Heidi!

Jinky said...

I remember these Heidi. I made the happy faces but that's as far as I got ... My kids love chocolates.

Very generous giveaway Heidi!

~Thanks.

P.S. I'm a fan of your Boredom Busters. :)

Jinky said...

I posted this giveaway on Facebook ... and tweeted it (@jinxtweet) too just because I love you!! :)

traciet said...

My kids love art supplies and cotton candy! tracietrump@yahoo.com

traciet said...

gfc follower! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Mom2anutball said...

What a fun idea! My son would love Zhu Zhu pets, and my daughter would love any kind of art supplies!

Thanks for the giveaway... and the great idea :)

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Mom2anutball said...

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AubreyLaine said...

They would love art supplies & crafty items!
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AubreyLaine said...

I am a GFC follower
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Anash said...

I follow on google connect as "anash"
Thank you kindly!
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/05/target-gc-giveaway.html
Thanks for the opportunity
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Anash said...

my kids would love anything animal related in their smiley face store@! Thanks for the chance to win!! What a lovely giveaway
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Karin said...

Great idea!

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