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Heroes of the City YouTube Review and Giveaway! #SummerLovin

Heroes of the City are an animated TV-series about rescue vehicles in a small town where everyone can be a hero! Follow the fantastically exciting adventures along with friends in town. Meet Paulie Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine as they help the townspeople find thieves, put out fires, and solve one of the many mysteries that happen in the otherwise quiet town. You will also get to know Calamity Crow, the most unlucky bird in town. Emphasizing friendship, Heroes of the City contains a great deal of warmth and what may be accomplished by helping each other. The cartoon is primarily targeted at children age 3 – 7.

They recently added a few more options on their YouTube Channel. In addition to new videos, giving you 6 hours of entertainment for 2-6 year olds, it is available in 18 different languages. Great for those of you with extended family or multilingual homes.

They have also added the Calamity Crow Kids Crafting Show. It provides tutorials for you and your children to watch and create together making wonderful, simple crafts with things found around the house.

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On the Calamity Crow Sketch and Guess show, you’ll have to try to guess what’s being drawn before the picture is completed.

Finally, in On Patrol with Heroes of the City, kids will follow the heroes on patrol in the city and help them out along the way. On Patrol with Heroes of the City is fun memory training for the younger children. There is an easy, medium and hard version of each reconnaissance missions.

Be sure to stop by the Heroes of the City YouTube Channel then enter to win a prize pack below. Keep scrolling to learn more about the Summer Lovin’ Giveaway Hop!

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Giveaway ends 6/18/15 at 11:59pm. Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to claim prize. Prize will be fulfilled by Heroes of the City. I have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

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Welcome to the Summer Lovin’ Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs. This giveaway hop is full of bloggers who are ready to celebrate the warm temperatures of Summer with some fabulous prizes. Be sure to hop around to them all, including the TWO Grand Prizes – the first on Lindsey Blogs at SEBG and the second over at Viva Veltoro!

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Finger Paint Hearts Card

This year for Valentine’s for family I wanted to incorporate both girls. We do photo cards for Christmas so Valentine’s Day is a chance to let Kelsey be involved in the making and sending portions. I love that these finger paint hearts remind me of candy hearts!

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I brought out some finger paints and brushes and plain white paper and had each girl paint with one color at a time.

After they all dried, I cut the paper into small squares and then into hearts. If you have a little bit older child, they could do this part themselves.

Then, I laid all the blank cards out on the table and let the preschooler glue the hearts onto the fronts of the cards where she wanted to go. The only supervising I had to do was trying to make sure the hearts were contained on the front of the card or it may not fit into the envelope later.

I printed off a message for the inside and let Kelsey sign her and her sisters name. After the glue dried, we put them in the envelopes and put them in the mail. Of course, I also tossed a picture of the girls in, too.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monster Faces Activity

Halloween is around the corner and this year my almost 4 year old is into monsters. I love that the library near us has book bundles, a handful of books banded together on various topics that are on display. It makes it easy to grab a few books without trying to keep track of two girls heading in different directions while reading book spines. The latest batch that Kelsey picked out is a Monster themed set.

One of the favorites has been Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer. It’s about a monster who is like every other monster except she has some hobbies the other monsters just don’t get.

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In my usual fashion, I had some materials laying around, in this case sheets of felt, and had a quick idea. In the end, we have a fun new “busy bag” idea that my preschooler enjoyed and even my 1 year old had fun checking out. To create your own Monster Faces Felt Activity, just get a little creative with some scissors and felt and cut out shapes that could be eyes, mouth, etc. I just used basic shapes like triangles, circles, and squares in various sizes and some zig zag pieces that could maybe be hair, or teeth, or eyebrows.

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That’s pretty much it! It took a few minutes to get started and I just kept making more pieces from the scraps after cutting out bigger shapes. The girls played with these for a while until, well, the 1 year old started acting like a 1 year old and trying to grab all the pieces. You can only do so much.

Don’t mind the bedhead. We were still in pajamas at almost lunch time – who doesn’t love a lazy weekend morning. I hope your little monsters enjoy the activity, too!

 

Quick Valentine’s Day Cards

We recently spent yet another day inside thanks to all the snow we’ve been having. I decided to take advantage of the baby taking a nice, long nap to go ahead and get some quick Valentine’s made for some family.

Kelsey likes stamping so I picked up on some Valentine’s stamps and ink. I also have a stash of plain cards. I just let her go crazy with the stamping to decorate the outside. It’s a nice way to get her involved even though she can’t do too much yet (in the way of crafting, that is).

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Kelsey knows her letters but she can’t spell yet so I did the inside message for her but we did do some letter recognition since she had to find the letters for me.

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I let her keep stamping away while I finished getting the cards ready to go. That’s it! Simple but cute. Now I just have to remember to send them off.

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BONUS CRAFT! Sticky Paper “Suncatchers”

I never shared this last year, but this is a pretty easy one for the toddler set (and can really be adapted to any holiday). There are tons of tutorials on Pintrest but basically, you just need some contact paper, tissue paper, and construction paper.

I cut the tissue paper up into shreds and placed them in a bowl for Kelsey. I then cut out a heart shape from the construction paper and prepped it on the contact paper for her.

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Once she checked out the contact paper and got the idea of what she was supposed to do, she got to work. She enjoyed it so much I also put the rest of the construction paper down so she could fill in that heart and we ended up with a cute Valentine’s place mat along with the suncatcher!

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