Stuff for the bargain prices....

I try to scour resources to bring you mostly no cost items...there are other blogs with activities for kids at cost...I try to give you the most bang for the buck!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

We've moved

We are still under construction but we've moved!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

National Get Outdoors Day 6/8

National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

Participating partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities.

Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Kindergarten Readiness Forum Returns and Central Virginia Teachers of the Year Announced!


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Liz Pearce
The Kindergarten Readiness Forum is Back!
Join us for a very informative session focused on kindergarten readiness and choosing a school for your child. We'll hear from Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Director of Elementary Education, Henrico County Public Schools and from Amanda Surgner, Vice President of Advancement and Director of Admission for Collegiate School.  

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm  
Where: CMoR Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060


The School Readiness Forum is FREE and open to the public! 
Limited childcare is available.  Space is limited. 
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Congratulations to the
Central Virginia Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers
of the year!

Terry Hill

On April 26, 2013, the Children's Museum of Richmond recognized Christine Gay (above) with the Central Virginia Preschool Teacher of the Year Award and Terry Hill (right) with the Central Virginia Kindergarten Teacher of the Year Award.
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Easter Event at the Childrens Place 3/2

The Easter Bunny is coming to a store near you Saturday, March 2 2013 - 12pm - 4pm

Click here for more details!

Kite Day Saturday March 2, 2013 10-4

This is this weekend!  We go every year and the kids have a ball!

Kite Festival
For all ages. Will March blow in like a lion? Henrico's kite enthusiasts certainly hope so! The Richmond Air Force Kite Club in cooperation with Henrico Recreation and Parks invite you to join us for a day of kite flying, children's activities, exhibits, demonstrations, and more. Free kites to the first 300 kids! Children's activities and exhibits will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Demonstrations and public kite flying will be available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: Rachel Lindsey, 501-5134.

Sat, Mar 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dorey Park. Free. (Rain date: Sun, Mar 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)Link to Henrico Rec and Parks

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thomas & Friends: Wooden Railway: Smudger $4, Jack $4.50, Spencer, Emily, Gordon, Henry, or Battery-Powered Thomas, Percy $6.50 + Free In-Store Pick Up - Deals, Coupons and Promos

Get started on Christmas shopping now with these deals from Sears!

Win Passes to the Circus!

I am a new blogger and have a new me spread the word about my blog and get some FREE family fun entertainment at the same time!

Its easy peaszy...Leave me a comment on why you should win!  Include your favorite circus moment!
Passes will be mailed on Monday...easy peasy....
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Increase your chances, sign up as one of my followers or on my RSS Feed!

Build your own race car 3/2 at Home Depot

FREE Build a Race Car Kids Workshop at Home Depot on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Kids can build their very own Race Car! Stickers are available to decorate the car. The FREE kids’ workshops take place from 9:00 a.m .-Noon. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic.


• FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of
every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride
and accomplishment.
• All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative
pin and certificate of achievement.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

PBS Kids Go Writers Contest 3/22

Open to kids in grades K-5, each entry must be an original work- written and illustrated by the entrant. Stories cab be fact or fiction, prose or poerty- and each grade level will be judged separately.
For complete contest rules and entry forms for to:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

From the Treehouse - Great Opportunities for Members

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February 7th

Greetings Kroger Squirrel Tails Members!


Spring Training is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing - Opening Day is almost here!  Do you have April 4th marked on your calendar?


This is an exciting week for me as I turn 3!  Check out a special offer below in honor of my birthday.  I'd love to celebrate your birthday here at The Diamond in 2013!


This edition of "From the Treehouse" is jammed packed with FUNN events just for YOU - hope you can take advantage!  Look forward to seeing you soon! 


Go Nuts!



Nominate Your Favorite Teacher
Nutzy Turns 3!
Arena Ticket Opportunity
Enjoy Spiders Basketball
LEGO KidsFest
Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Today!

 Is it a book? Is it a brain? It's a Super Teacher!

Put the KaPOW! in K-12 and help us recognize

Virginia's true heroes of education.



You can help celebrate Virginia's heroes of education by nominating a Super Teacher. The Virginia Lottery's Super Teacher Awards honor outstanding Virginia public school teachers, and thanks them for their dedication and commitment to students and their families. This program recognizes teachers who go the extra mile each day and who inspire others to do the same. So far, the program has honored 40 of Virginia's finest teachers.


The Virginia Lottery is proud to partner with the Virginia PTA and the Supply Room Companies to sponsor the Super Teacher awards for the sixth year. 


Super Teacher The Virginia Lottery is committed to education in Virginia. Lottery profits support public education, and have contributed more than $5 billion to Virginia's K- 12 education. Lottery employees support education by volunteering at public schools around the Commonwealth, and unclaimed lottery winnings support the state's Literary Fund.


All full-time, fully licensed K- 12 public school educators in Virginia are eligible for nomination.


Any adult, 18 years or older, may nominate a teacher, and he or she may nominate more than one teacher.  


Nominating a deserving teacher is easy. Simply go to and follow the instructions. 


Nominations must be received by February 15, 2013.


Each of the eight winners will receive a $2,000 cash prize from the Virginia Lottery, and a $2,000 classroom supply credit from The Supply Room Companies.


This year, one of the eight schools at which a Super Teacher was honored will be selected to win an ADDITIONAL $5,000 credit provided by The Supply Room Companies to purchase items for the entire school.  That school will be chosen through a Facebook contest, which will be held in spring 2013.




Nutzy Turns 3!!!

Celebrate Your Birthday at The Diamond!  Special Savings for Nutzy's Birthday!


 Next week is a big week for Nutzy and the Flying Squirrels as they celebrate's Nutzy's 3rd Birthday!  In honor of this occasion the Flying Squirrels are offering Kroger Squirrel Tails members 10% off the Birthday Bash Package if you book prior to Friday, February 15th!  


Birthday Bash Includes:

10 Diamond Club Tickets to Game

3 Pizzas, Coca Cola Drinks and Dessert

10 Acorn Dollars

First Pitch for Birthday Boy/Girl

Special Pin for Birthday Boy/Girl


Only: $210 (Party of 10)


For more information or to book please contact Chris Joyner at  (804) 359-FUNN (3866) ext 318 or via email


Arena Racing USA - Check it Out!


Looking for some fun and exciting, FAMILY-FRIENDLY entertainment during these winter months?  Go see Arena Racing at the Richmond Coliseum! 


A night at Arena Racing includes free posters, driver autographs, souvenirs, great music, T-shirt cannon, spectator contests, and of course, very exciting indoor stock car racing!  And the Flying Squirrels have made special arrangements with Arena Racing for you to get free kids tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket (see the coupon below).


What is Arena Racing? The cars are half-scale stock cars running on a one-tenth mile banked oval track, the size of a hockey rink. The cars lap the track in about 8-seconds, and they bump, rub, and even FLIP as local drivers compete for almost $50,000 cash prizes paid out over the season!  On a typical racing night, there are four individual races totaling almost 200 laps of exciting racing!  Arena Racing provides all the excitement of the full-sized race cars, but within the comfort of the Richmond Coliseum, and without the excessive noise and fumes normally associated with motorsports events.  Your kids will love it... guaranteed!


  • Kroger Squirrel Tails Members can get in for FREE to these upcoming events: February 9th, 15th, 16th with the voucher below.
  • Friday Events:  doors open at 6:30 PM;  racing starts at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday Events:  doors open at 6:00 PM, racing starts at 7:00 PM
  • All events are held at the Richmond Coliseum
  • Parking is available on the street and in parking decks right across from the Coliseum

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Catch the Richmond Spiders in Action - for FREE!

We have a great opportunity for you to check out another great sporting event here in the
City of Richmond!!  Because you are a Kroger Squirrel Tails member, you can receive TWO FREE TICKETS to attend the Richmond Spiders basketball game on Saturday, February 16th. To reserve your free tickets, please call the ticket office at 1-877-SPIDER-1 and mention Squirrel Tails or send an email to:

with your contact information.  You can also submit the reservation form found by Clicking Here.


Spiders' games are extremely fun for kids of all ages. At each game, kids can hang out in the Spiders Family Fun Zone with an inflatable basketball hoop, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3, video games, a balloon artist, a face painter and more!  
The Squirrels' very own Nutzy will be hanging out in the Family Fun Zone too so we hope to see you there! 



LEGO KidsFest Visits Richmond

LEGO Kidsfest     


The LEGO KidsFest is a giant traveling LEGO expo coming to Virginia's Greater Richmond Convention Center February 15-17, 2013.  


This hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Games, group builds such as Creation Nation, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space. 


Five identical sessions are available.  Tickets are $18 for kids and $20 for adults.


LEGO lovers will enjoy the interactive experience filled with activities and creative fun for the entire family! 


Click Here for more information


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Free Pizza Dinner for Dad And Kids 2/12

Looking for a chance to have low cost fun with the kids? First Things First is sponsoring All Pro Dad on February 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm complete with a pizza dinner. You must register! 288-3431 limited to prek to 5th grade.

Diggity Dudes Concert 2/8

Diggity Dudes, a light hip hop group for kids will be in concert on February 8, 2013 at 7pm at Henrico Theatre on Nine Mile Road. While its free, reservations are required. call 328-4491

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Win passes to the Circus!

I am a new blogger and have a new me spread the word about my blog and get some FREE family fun entertainment at the same time!

Its easy peaszy...Leave me a comment on why you should win!  Include your favorite circus moment!
Passes will be mailed on Monday...easy peasy....
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Try this site out to see if your favorite retailer has a coupon out! I also use ebates and have revived at least $70 back!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

WIN a month's worth of trips to Chuck E. Cheese's!

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Contest runs through Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be announced Feb. 15, 2013.
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