25mm medieval burgundian - crossbowmen archers plastic glued 16 - inf (35179)

25mm roman era roman - late cavalry 6 - cav (10062)

Did you know that Microsoft retail stores nationwide offer several free technology summer camp for kids called YouthSpark?  YouthSpark Camps get kids of all ages coding, creating games and apps, and having a blast in the process.  Participants learn the latest technology from Microsoft while making new friends, completing creative projects, and gaining new skills that prepare them for the future.

25mm napoleonic british - line 24 figures - inf (35044)15mm 7YW generic - mixed 80 figures - inf (28923)Warhammer Fantasy Age of Sigmar Army Daemons Of Chaos Flamers x3 Painted

2019 Microsoft Summer Camps For Kids

Each camp – from programming robots to speak to filming, editing and premiering a movie – was developed by experts in the field and with input from Microsoft store associates, all dedicated to equipping students with the digital skills they need to succeed when they pursue any career.

Harry Potter Creative Coding Workshops

25mm ACW union - mixed (as photo) 32 figures - inf (32228)

  • Ages: 6+, 8+
  • Duration: 2, 2-hour sessions

Gaming Summer Camp – Grow Your Passion For Gaming and Learn Positive Life Kkills

Warhammer Dwarf Hammerers Command Group Standard Bearer x 2 and Musicians x 2 -

  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration: 4, 2-hour sessions

Create Your Own Video Game with MakeCode

WW II German Infantry Command Group (20mm Britannia miniatures)

  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration: 1, 2-hour session or 4, 2-hour sessions (depends upon location)

Get Creative with 3D in Windows 10 Camp, ages 8+

The world we live in is multidimensional, so shouldn’t our art be as well?  Students will bring their imaginations to life by learning Paint 3D in Windows 10.  This free four-part camp offers a high-energy, collaborative environment for participants to fuel their creativity and learn key tools and features of 3D in Windows 10.  At the end of the camp, participants will have learned the fundamentals of the Paint 3D app and all about the Remix3D.com communit, learned how to express their ideas in three dimensions by creating their own 3D designs and created a group story illustrated with participants’ 3D art.  No prior experience with 3D in Windows 10 is required.
Nazghul ring wraith lord of the rings witchking angmar metal ral partha (19642)
  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration: 4, 2-hour sessions

Get Creative with Ohbot The Talking Robot

Ravenloft CORE RULEBOOK - Campaign Setting - D&D 3E d20 WotC Dungeons & Dragons Register your students for this free two-day, two-hour camp teaching students robotics and coding basics using Ohbot the talking robot.
  • Ages: 8+
  • Duration: 2, 2-hour sessions

15mm medieval generic - Knights 18 Cavalry - cav (A1165)

15 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

25mm napoleonic prussian - landwher 29 figures - inf (31770)

This post may contain an affiliate link.

Reading every night before bedtime has been a tradition in our family since my children were born.  Every evening my children pick two books for mom and dad to read to them while we snuggle up together in bed.  However, in the summer, I like to up the ante and encourage my children participate in one or more Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids.  Some programs are local, while others are nationwide.

GAMES WORKSHOP CITADEL Manticore white metal fantasy figure PAINTED AD&D

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Sylvan’s Learning Book Adventure

Using Sylvan’s Learning Book Adventure, readers in grades K-8 not only receive the satisfaction of reading a book from cover to cover, they also earn rewards for taking online quizzes to demonstrate their comprehension of the books they’ve read.  This motivational approach to learning is proven to help build a love of reading that lasts a lifetime!

To set up an account for your child, visit here.  Kids earn prizes online and then redeem them via snail mail for prizes from the Balloon HQ, Gripper Products, Highlights Magazine, IGOR™, Patch Products, Quiz Hub, The Reading Stage in concert with Playbooks, Inc., Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Whitney Worldwide.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

15mm ACW confederate - regiment 45 figures - inf (23948)

25mm napoleonic french - mixed 12 figures - cav (27800)

With the Pizza Hut Summer Reading Challenge, children can beat the “summer slide” by downloading and printing Pizza Hut’s summer activities that keep kids reading throughout the summer months.  Parents and teachers can choose from book lists to book reviews to story starters.  Pizza Hut also partnered with Candlewick Press to bring children a great list of summer reading activities.  Don’t forget to also sign up for 25mm napoleonic british - line 19 figures - inf (35279) too.

New York Times Summer Reading Contest

Citadel C04 Thief Thieves Games Workshop Metal Figures Warhammer New Blister A2

10mm WW1 belgian - battle group 30 figures & gun - inf (35727)

Register For Kids Bowl Free This Summer

Moms!  Dads!  Sign your kids up for Kids Bowl Free this summer!

FEMFORCE SUPERBABES RPG ADVENTURE MASKED MEN & MYSTERY WOMEN SUPPLEMENT (1996)15mm napoleonic russian - grenadiers 24 figs - inf (17417)

How To Sign Up For Kids Bowl Free

  1. Visit Kids Bowl Free and click on your state to see a list of all the bowling centers participating in Kids Bowl Free 2019.
  2. Select your local bowling alley to see all the details for that particular Kids Bowl Free program.  You’ll see the dates and times available for free bowling, the age requirements, and whether there will be a fee for shoe rentals.
  3. Once you’ve selected the bowling alley, you’ll need to fill out the registration form to register your child for their free bowling experience.
  4. You can only select one bowling alley per account but are welcome to open multiple accounts.
  5. Every Sunday morning during the summer long program, you’ll receive an email from Kids Bowl Free with a link to your coupons to print.  You will need to bring the coupons with you to the bowling alley where you registered or you have the option of sending the coupons on your smartphone.
  6. All participants must wear bowling shoes and rental shoes are available.

Happy Field Tripping!

Jilleen

More Summer Activities For Kids

25mm napoleonic british - rifles 12 figures - inf (24978)

20+ Water Parks in Southern California

7 Free Summer Disney Movie Nights in Anaheim

75+ Splash Pads in Southern California

RED-20W2-03 - 20mm Wargames - Ruined Factory x 6 pieces (for WWII)

LA County FairKids Field Trip Program

15mm biblical mycenaean - spearmen 32 figures - inf (2197)

TSR AD&D 2e PLANESCAPE THE FACTOLS MANIFESTO 2611 VGC ADV DUNGEON DRAGON

2019 LA County FairKids Exhibits

This year’s LA County Fair’s field trip dates are set for August 30 – September 22.

FairKids Field Trips are on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday throughout the season.  If you’re looking to beat the crowds, the first week of FairKids has the lowest attendance.

Warhammer Warriors of Chaos Daemon Prince of Nurgle Hell Dorado Bran Carnoth

2019 FairKids Field Trips will offer old favorites such as The Farm, Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon and The Big Red Barn while offering new exhibits to be announced in mid-May.

Here’s a sample of past LA County FairKids exhibits:

15mm renaissance generic - gendarmes 18 figures - cav (2470)

Candy shops have long been an essential part of the great American road trip.  Science and history will come alive as you explore its role within pop culture, gems and minerals, rock candy and more.

Haunted 66 – The Museum of Halloween

Cyberpunk Chrome Book 1 Style-Guide R Talsorian Games RPG V Good condition 1991

The Millard Sheets Art Center Presents Alt 66

Gaming Mat – Frozen Planet Fiery Nebula Galeforce nine battlefront

America’s Kids: Adventures in Literature

RVS01 1 300TH VENETIAN GALLEASS - RENAISSANCE - NAVAL - SKULL & CROWN

GW LORD OF THE RINGS URUK HAI X 35. ASSEMBLED. orange 694

Best Tips For Attending Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

This post may contain an affiliate link.

25mm napoleonic prussian - landwher 24 figures - inf (31547)

The boysenberry is Knott’s founding fruit.  25mm roman era sassanid - heavy 12 figures - cav (25854) celebrates this precious fruit, which is a cross between a blackberry, raspberry, and loganberry.  It was originally created by Walter Knott and Rudolph Boysen.  During the festival, taking place March 29 – April 28, the highly acclaimed purple berry is put up on a pedestal and showcased in unimaginable ways!

Quick Link: Discount Tickets For Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Food Bites

TSR AD&D 2E BIRTHRIGHT TALINIE 3109 PLAYERS SECRETS OF VGC ADV DUNGEON DRAGON

Knott’s Boysenberry Bites Tasting Card

Dwarfs - 11 x metal figures , Hammerers with musician + standard

Boysenberry Glazed Salmon with Mixed Greens and Boysenberry Vinaigrette (Location: Inside Spurs Chophouse)

Boysenberry Chili in a Boysenberry Bread Bowl (Location: Wilderness Dance Hall Stand)

>

25mm napoleonic french - swiss regiment 24 figures (plastic) - inf (27776)

15mm 19th century crimean - Russian 40 Infantry - inf (CL416)