Wednesday, December 03, 2008

$5 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway


I have two $5 Starbucks Gift Cards to give away.


In order to be entered to win please leave a comment letting me know of a way you keep your kids busy during the winter months indoors. Don't forget to leave your email addy as well!


I will pick 2 winners out of a bowl on friday night and let you know on Saturday morning.


Happy Holidays!

42 comments:

Melissa said...

I keep my 2 year old twins busy by setting up a fake tent in the living room and having fun in the dark with flashlights and light up toys!

Elizabeth said...

Reading books...lots and lots of books! :D

Anonymous said...

We actually have an indoor play area in our local mall, which my two year old loves.
ad.rhodes@hotmail.com

Mercedes said...

My 3 and a half year old likes to play computer games on the Nick Jr website.

Mercedes

jpkittie said...

We love to play board games! dd is 5 & is addicted to candyland, guess who, operation... so much fun (I remember begging my parents to play them with me!)

Thanks!
jpkittie315 at hotmail dot com

Diane said...

The 2 older boys love to play with their Thomas and Cars play tents or "forts" as they call them. We also enjoy making homemade play doh to play with as well as baking cookies. We will sometimes go out to the children's museum or the Imax theatre as well. thanks for the chance to win!

diane@diane-anderson.com

Stephanie said...

I keep my little guys busy helping me in the kitchen. They love to measure things out and dump them in the bowl.

Steph
ms0812@zoominternet.net

Jay said...

Turning on the radio for a dance fest.

Jay said...

oops, I can't remember if I left my email.
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

Kristina said...

My kids like to use the computer to play games and they color and draw lots and lots of pictures.

sky0fhearts@aim.com

SarahJo said...

Well, I have trouble with coming up with ideas on cold days since my kids LOVE to play outside, but today we set up a train set, did puzzles, and put alvin and the chipmunks christmas song on repeat and danced around.

Shauna said...

It helps to have an occasional craft to do..... somewhat productive busy-work!

shaunasue87@live.com

Anonymous said...

Some days when the girls have too much energy and it's too cold for outside we take off all the couch and chair cushions. I let the girls go nuts making obstacle courses and doing flips. They have so much fun, I love seeing their games, and my cushions get fluffed as well. :)

Thanks!
thegood3 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

We play board games together.
Thanks, Samantha

sheppard_s@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We bring in some of our big toys from outside-- cars to ride on, big balls, etc. and we drive in our unfinished basement all winter!!

Lynn

keithlynn6@msn.com

Kara said...

Projects are always a fun thing to do.

ladyinwaitingarea@yahoo.com

Heather Summerford said...

We read lots of books and play puzzles. We have a mall close by so we hit the play area at least once a week!!
Heather vsummerf@msn.com

Susan said...

My girls loved to play with blocks. My husband make them about 200 wooden blocks in various rectangular and square sizes, and they would play for hours creating buildings, etc. Then they loved to have little people and other figurines to live in their creations. I think this is great for kids' brain development also. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. Hang in there - it's hard with lots of little ones at home. Mine are now in grades 2,4,6 - it's SO much easier!
Susan
sjbraun at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

We drink hot chocolate by the fire and take long, hot bubble baths!
Tracey
rleary5101@charter.net

Billliegirl said...

My two kids love water, so I put plastic bags and towels down and put a small amount of water in a large bowl. They let their Little People swim in it, make "tea" for mom and float small boats in there. It keeps them busy for hours.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Natalia said...

My son loves to play with trains and I read books to him.

liahec@yahoo..com

erin fry said...

- i throw them on the couch
- i chase them
- play go fish
- play i spy
- play paper rock scissors
- color
- playdoh
- reading books
- puzzles

missorion@hotmail.com

justusseven said...

My kids love to play outside. We live near a public sled hill - it's huge. So they are there several times a week!

debbielynne said...

I don't have kids, so I hope it'sok if I enter. How about how I keep myself busy? I like to read and I'm trying to learn to knit!

Anonymous said...

We love crafts and coloring. Hide and seek. Making a fort in the living room.
Thanks, Kristin
kristinsuefisher@yahoo.com

retrodeb said...

Both of my kids love crafts, so when they were younger there were always supplies around for them to use. My son especially seemed to love doing things with foil(!) so I would get a cheap roll from the dollar store for him! Now that they are old enough to figure out how to entertain themselves, we make regular trips to the library, and I look for fun (and cheap) events at local craft stores.

TX Poppet said...

Well, why are you indoors during the winter? Bundle those babies up and play outside!
No? Hrm... well there is always story time, field trips to farms and children's museums and ...
No? Well you just hunker down with those babes, a nice warm bath and plenty of water toys and splash away! The best part? The warm snuggly relaxed babies that come of that tub!

Melissa said...

We play lots of board games.

wiss329 at yahoo.com

linda said...

we play hide and seek. We watch movies and bake. We also like to try science experiments. thanks for the giveaway.

Rhonda said...

Right now it's pretty easy to keep everyone busy with all the decorating, baking, watching of Christmas movies, and sitting around playing with their new baby brother!

Robyn said...

We play lots of games, or play in the garage with the door open. It doesn't get that cold here in CA.
Merry Christmas

Maria said...

I can just put on music and my 2 year old daughter will dance forever.

Cheryl said...

Well, since we live in So. California we're able to play outside year round. When it does rain we like to play with play-doh or dolls.
Thanks for the opportunity!
cheryl123@cox.net

Malaika said...

I have four little ones and keeping them all happy indoors is always a challenge. I try to get them interested in playing together and then they keep eachother happy. Legos and blocks always work well for the boys. Tea parties with real tea and tiny cookies will keep my girls happy for hours. They all love dress up and will play that forever.

laikilu@yahoo.com

Momma Bear said...

DebbieLynne totally not okay you must have kids to enter...I"m just kidding, that's totally awesome! Sorry to be so exclusive on my post! I'll watch that in the future!
Take care!

Barbara said...

I take them to all the free Santa events and take them to my brothers house to play with his kids since they aren't in school.
barbara_powella@yahoo.com

Briana Almengor said...

Excellent ? and I will be reading others' answers for some input for myself. :)

I have a mini ball pit that helps and the tunnels that fold down quickly. that helps with releasing energy. If it's above 50 degrees, we go outside at some point.

I try to keep some semblance of a schedule with them, too. Move them from one activity or room to the next in 30-45 min. incriments. That has to be longer or shorter depending on the ages of your kids.

Coloring, puzzles, books on CD, dance jams, videos, baking, making special things for others and delivering.

If all else fails, we load up and hit chick fil a where they have an indoor play place. :)

Briana Almengor said...

ooops...I forgot my email address:

lnalmengor (at) gmail (dot) com

Chicago Saver said...

I don't have my own kids yet, but I nanny and I love to do arts and crafts. We read lots of books, color, make carft projects and play in the snow. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Kristen.Lee17@gmail.com

Miss Mommy said...

I love to keep the kiddies busy with Playdoh, making forts out of blankets, playing board games as a family, playing hide n go seek, doing crafts....and the list goes on!!

Thanks for the chance!!

Tessy said...

We play board games inside...

Tessy409@yahoo.com

Jinxy and Me said...

No cook/bake recipes are always fun. I posted an edible playdough recipe a few weeks ago that is a lot of fun (and tasty)!!