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Crayola Experience Activities

A must do for Preschoolers: The Crayola Experience Orlando

My family visited Orlando earlier this month and while we were there, we decided to check out some things to do that were not going to be long days, trying to take it easy after a full day of traveling.  The Crayola Experience has been on my list since it opened, but we haven’t been down to Orlando since then with an opportunity to check it out.

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My little guys are 3 and 4, and I felt like they were the PERFECT age for The Crayola Experience.  Caleb, who is 4 (starting Kindergarten next fall) was truly into everything they had to offer.  He really enjoys crafts and constructive things to do, so he fully took advantage of every activity that was available.  Cohen, who is 3, enjoyed a lot of the activities, but his attention span was not really there to enjoy EVERYTHING or at least not at the level Caleb was able to enjoy it, but there was still a lot for him to do and see and he had a really great time.Crayola Experience Life Size Dry Erase

When we got there the kids were so excited about the bright colors and interactive giant screens in the lobby.  Dad took them over to play with the screens while I got us all checked in and asked some questions to make sure I understood how everything worked.  I got all the information, and our tokens and we were off to the fun upstairs!

I tried to get the boys to do some crafts when we first got there, but they saw the giant play area and they were off to play and burn off some energy.  There are two play areas, one for toddlers and one for big kids.  The boys thoroughly enjoyed BOTH play areas.  The big kid one was a little big for Cohen- but he has a big brother helping him so he wanted to be in the big kids one too.  The Toddler Play area has a life size Lite Brite, and some fun toys to bounce on- along with a smaller play area with slides.  The big kids play area has a lot of climbing spaces and fun slides.

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Each of us got 2 tokens and one voucher to decorate a cat.  There are some activities that do not need any tokens or vouchers- those you are able to do as many as you want.

We headed off to check out the plush cats.  It seems that the craft in this area does change periodically.  Today was a cat that the kids colored with markers- and then rinsed off, dried and were able to color again.  These cats were a hit.  The boys really enjoyed coloring them- washing them and repeating the process.  They are still a hit, even after we left.  The boys have carried these cats around and played with them for the last month.

Crayola Experience ClayThe Tokens- Each person receives two tokens with their ticket.  The tokens can be used for a variety of little take homes.  You can customize crayon wrappers- so we made everyone their own crayon.  You can get a small pack of crayons, a marker, or a pack of clay.  The clay is similar to play-doh and there are tables of tools that the kids can play with the clay there.  You can also buy additional tokens for $1 each.  Our favorite thing was the clay, because it was a nice hands on activity that we all enjoyed, but the personalized crayons were cool too!

All of the other activities you are welcome to do without tokens and as many times as you want.  There was a melted crayon spin art, melting crayons into molds, and another activity where there was a pen that melted crayons and you draw with the melted crayons.  All fun stuff!

The kiddos had a ball!  There are other activity stations- shows- experiments- and some add on crafts you have buy and make.  Definitely something fun to do if you are in Orlando and looking for something indoors to do on a hot or rainy day.

Remember teachers get a free one year membership (VIP Kid Teachers Count- just bring your 6 Apple Card) so if you are a teacher definitely take advantage of that special offer!

FTC Disclosure:  I received complimentary passes to the Crayola Experience.  However, all opinions in this post are my own honest opinions and not skewed based on receiving complimentary passes. 

Mother Of All Baby Showers- Are they coming to a city near you?

The Mother of All Baby Showers is honestly something I heard of and was told “If you are looking for a cool event- that is one you NEED TO attend!”  Well– here I am- pregnant and one is actually close enough to check out so I am super excited to be checking out the event in Pittsburgh this week.

You can too!!  Use code MOMMYHASALIFE50OFF for 50% off your ticket!

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BUT- there are OTHER events in OTHER cities across the country!!  Check them out:

Atlanta, GA – August 15th 

South Florida in Davie, FL September 6th

Philadelphia, PA September 25th

Tampa, FL – November 8th

 

The Mother of all Baby Showers is a fun — KID FREE night out.  So get a babysitter, bring your husband and get ready for a night of food, drinks, education, SPA treatments… OH and FUN.

Let me know if you have ever attended and which ones!!!!  I can’t wait!!

Make sure you follow me in Instagram  because I will be posting from the event.  :)

Tips for finding the right car for your family #Ad #CarsCom

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, I am being compensated for mention of the brands in this post, however all opinions are my own.  

Buying a new car can be exciting and stressful, but the first step to buying a new car is figuring out what kind of car you NEED.  If you aren’t sure where to start, cars.com can help you narrow it down, but before you head there, some food for thought and tips to help you pick the right car for you!

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1. How many people will be traveling in the vehicle regularly?
It sounds easy, but think about it, how big is your family?  Are you the mom that picks up all the other kids for soccer practice?  Do you carpool?  Are you a group leader and use your vehicle for outings?  These are all things you need to take into consideration when you buy a new car.  Obviously if you are a family of 8 you need a mini van to start will!

2.  Where will you be driving the vehicle?
Will this be the family vehicle or is this the car dad drives back and forth to work?  Do you want something with better gas milage if you will be driving it a lot?

3. Will you be putting CAR SEATS in the car?
This is a big one for parents.  For 8 years your kids are in carseats, so if you will have kids in booster seats, rear facing seats, or convertible carseats- you need to figure out who will sit where and if the new car is equipped to handle the amount of carseats.  Fun fact- it is It is hard to fit three carseats across any car.  It is like a puzzle of car size, car seat type, and car seat brand to make that happen.

4. Features
You know what you like and what you need to make your driving experience a pleasant one.  For me- remote start and heated seats are my must haves.  If you are getting a used car, I would make a list of “Must Have” and “Would be nice to have” features so you know what you want and what you need when you are car shopping.

5. Color
I know as a child you are told color doesn’t matter, but I feel like when it comes to a car, it really does.  Did you know that dirt actually shows up more on black cars than white cars?  Ya, a little fun fact I learned while car shopping with my mom 15 years ago.  Also White, black, and silver cars usually have a higher resell value than odd-ball colors like Green or Pink.

6. Price
One thing you really need to consider is how much you actually want to pay for a car.  You might want a luxury vehicle, but your price point might be more of a value vehicle.  Look at the numbers for price points and what you are willing and able to spend.

7. New versus Used
This is a big one.  Do you want that brand new car with 0 zero miles on it?  Or are you okay with saving money by buying a car that is a year or two old?  (Personally I prefer a new to me car and not a BRAND new car)

8. Trunk space
Ahh another tip from a mom- test out to see if you can fit your stroller in the trunk before you buy the car!  I ended up having to get rid of my last stroller because it wouldn’t fit in my trunk!!  For me trunk space is a huge priority since I use it so much, grocery shopping, mall shopping, travel- I need room for storage so if you are like me- looking for a car with a good amount of storage space is important!

I hope this helps you narrow down what you want when you are looking for your next vehicle.  Cars.com is great tool, and here are some things to think about when you are starting to find the right car!  And here is me and my last new-to-me-car :-)

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5 Tips for Going on Vacation with your Children

Raising a young family is no easy task. In fact, it can be an incredibly demanding undertaking. Often, these demands are only intensified when you decide to go on vacation. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Going on holiday with your family should be a time when you get to have fun and create lots of fabulous memories. If you are determined to make your next trip a success, you will need to read on. Below are five tips for going on vacation with your children.

Book your tickets ahead of time

Queuing with children can be an absolute nightmare. That is why you should book your tickets in advance. For instance, if you are treating your family to the cultural delights of a Vatican tour, you can arrange your tickets online. You could even buy ‘Skip the Line Tickets’ that will help to take even more pressure off your shoulders. If you want to encourage your children to engage with culture, it is vital that you maintain a sense of excitement. This will be hard to do if they are forced to wait around!

Plan ahead

To prevent yourself from getting stressed, you will need to plan your vacation carefully. Why not create an itinerary for how you are going to spend each day? Your plan should strike the right balance between relaxation and adventure. This will ensure that you are making the most of your time away. It will also save you from the panic of making on the spot decisions.

Keep your little ones entertained during your journey

Traveling to your destination will probably be the most stressful part of your experience. That is you will need to keep your little ones entertained during the journey. This is the best way to ensure that everyone is in a great mood when you arrive. You could play games, read books, or tell each other stories. Alternatively, you could invest in technology such as a tablet, an iPhone, or an iPod. This is a great way for you to keep your little ones occupied, without wearing yourself out. 

Think about the lessons that you are teaching your children

Going on holiday is a great opportunity for you to teach your children something new. Perhaps you could introduce them to a new culture and show them how important it is to respect people who are different from them. Maybe you could help them to learn a new language and find new friends. Or, you could take them to historical landmarks and teach them about an important event.

Encourage your family to document their experience

If you are hoping to make your vacation one to remember, you should encourage your entire family to document their experience. One way of doing this is by creating a family scrapbook. This is a lovely place for you to store all of your treasured pictures and mementoes. Tell your little ones about the scrapbook before you set off. This will encourage them to be on the lookout for inspiration throughout the trip.

What To Consider Before Leaving For Your Next Vacation

Traveling is stimulating and creates a sense of excitement as soon as you start thinking about planning your trip. There’s a lot to reflect on as you’re preparing for a new experience. It’s easy for important tasks to slip through the cracks when you have a lot on your mind.

It’s a good idea to come up with checklists to help you manage your to-dos. Start early and plan ahead, so you have nothing to worry about when it comes time for departure. Put measures in place that make it easy for you to plan your trip and still handle your daily responsibilities. See what to consider before leaving for your next vacation.

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The Location 

Think about the goal of your trip. Consider if it’s to go lay on a beach or if you want more adventure and activities like hiking or skiing. Make sure it’s really what you want and that you’re not settling because of price or timing. Talk it over with your family and make sure everyone’s on the same page before booking the trip. The location should be somewhere that’s going to lift your spirits and make you happy you left home for a little while.

If your Pet will come along

If you own a pet, contemplate if you want them to come along on the trip. If you’re flying on an airplane, it may be more difficult to bring them with, than if you’re driving up to a cabin. Either way, it’s a good idea to purchase Pet Lock products to protect your pet from pesky pests, fleas and ticks. Leaving your home with your animal always puts you at risk for encountering unwanted parasites.

What you’ll need to Pack

Once you’ve selected a location, consider what you’ll need to pack for the specific trip. Go through your closet and declutter and organize it, so you know exactly what items you have and need. Think about how much money you’re going to spend putting together an appropriate wardrobe for your vacation. It’s always a good idea to try and get your items into a carry-on bag, so you have less of a chance of it getting lost and don’t have to wait in long lines to check it.

How Much Time you’ll need for Working

Plan ahead at work and try to get your assignments completed before you leave on your trip. Talk to your boss well ahead of time and come up with a plan, so your team isn’t scrambling at the last minute or while you’re gone. Offer to work more hours before your trip if it means you don’t have to be checking messages while you’re away. This is an important aspect to take care of as you’re planning your getaway, so you feel calm and relaxed when it comes time to depart.

Conclusion

Deciding to travel has a way of making you forget about all of your responsibilities. You’re so excited that it’s difficult to focus. This is what to consider before leaving for your next vacation.

What You Need To Have For A Successful Road Trip

Planning a road trip is fun, but it’s also a lot of work. Make lists and plan ahead if you want it all to be smooth sailing. Work together to confirm you have all of the items accounted for and didn’t forget to include any to-dos on your checklist.

Have everyone pitch in and help prepare for the adventure. Decide when you’ll be departing and what you all need to get done before you leave. Organize your belongings and make sure those who are going along know to pack light. See what you need to have for a successful road trip.

A Destination

When planning a road trip, first you need to determine where you’ll be going. Enlist the help of the family and narrow your destination list down to a few special places. Go somewhere you’ve never been before and that interests everyone. Take into consideration how far you’ll have to travel and what you’ll do once you arrive. Confirm different attractions and activities that you can participate in once you’re at your destination. Be sure to book your accommodations early so you’re all set upon arrival.

A Reliable Car

If you don’t have a car or one that’s going to get you across country, it’s time to consider buying one. Look into using car loans as an option to get you a vehicle that’s going to get you to your destination. You don’t want not having a reliable car to stall the entire trip. Save money and time with a convenient auto loan application process, fast approvals and great auto loan rates. There’s no application fee on any of the auto loan programs. It’s a great option for someone who’s in need of a car quickly and wants to make a smart financial move.

Snacks & Games

It will be a long car ride. You’re going to want to stock up on snacks and games to keep everyone happy and entertained. Pack healthy options that give you natural energy and make you feel good. Bring various games and electronics to keep your mind sharp as you travel the long distance to your destination. Be willing to share with each other and keep the peace. Read a book, play music and take pictures to pass the time as well. Do whatever it takes to not be completely bored the entire way.

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Patience

You have to practice patience when you’re traveling long distances with a group. Everyone’s going to be tired and crabby at some point, and anxious about reaching the destination. This is when you need to remain patient and realize this is what long car rides entail. Have a conversation with each other or take a nap when you’re feeling restless. Pull over and take a break so everyone can stretch their legs.

Conclusion

Going on a road trip isn’t your typical vacation. You have to be prepared to endure a long journey. This is what you need to have for a successful road trip.

Things You Should Do Before Moving into a New Home

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Buying a new home is so exciting. Once the contracts have been signed and you’ve packed up all your things, you just want to move right on in. However, before you rush to set up home in your new place, there are a few things that you should do…

Hire a Reputable Removal Company

First and foremost, before you move into your new place, you should look for a company that offers cheap suburb removals, but who also have a good reputation. A good removal company will take great care of your stuff and make it easier for you to move in without any fuss.

Change the Locks

When you buy a new home, it’s always a good idea to change the exterior locks on any doors and windows. Although the previous owners, real estate agents, cleaners, etc., are probably very nice people who wouldn’t think of doing anything nefarious, it’s better to be safe and sorry, and you’ll feel a lot happier in your new home knowing that only you and your family have working keys.

Clean Up

There’s a good chance the house will already be pretty clean because the previous owners will have wanted to show it in the best light, but you don’t exactly know how they lived; if they had any pets; or if they had any previous pest problems, so it’s probably best to do a full cleaning blitz of the place. If you don’t have the time or inclination to do it yourself, call in the professional and have them do it for you.

Redecorate

If you want to put your own stamp on the place, it’s much easier to redecorate before you move in. The property will be empty, so you won’t have to worry about the logistic s of moving furniture around and finding a safe place to store your valuables o they don’t get covered in paint. Again, you don’t have to do this yourself if you don’t want to, but if you’re planning on decorating in the future, it’ll be much easier to bring it forward and get it done before the move.

Install New Fixtures and Fittings

While you’re decorating, it might be sensible to also go around the house checking for any fixtures and fittings that are old, worn or mismatched –light switches, door handles, lampshades, etc. – and replace them where necessary. They might just be small things, but they can make a huge difference to how comfy your new home is when you do eventually move in.

Install Window Treatments

It’s hard to enjoy those first days in your new home when you have no blinds or curtains in place, and you’re constantly worried about the neighbors peering in at you. So, if your current blinds and curtains don’t fit your new home, buy some before you move in, and you’ll feel safe and comfortable in your new home from day one.

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Moving Abroad With Your Family: Things You Need To Consider

Do you like the idea of starting fresh with your loved ones? Are you considering moving abroad and changing your entire lives? Then you’ll want to read this article carefully. Today, I’m going to highlight all the things you need to think about before pushing ahead. Making such a significant change in your life could have drastic consequences if you don’t cover all the bases. At the end of the day, you don’t want to end up coming back home after only six months. So, it’s vital that you perform as much research as possible and leave no stone unturned. If you do that, you could end up loving your new life and turning it into something special. If you don’t do that, there is a good chance you could regret the move further down the line. I’ll do my best to cover everything in this post, but you still need to use some common sense along the way.

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Finding accommodation abroad

You’re going to need somewhere to live if you want to move overseas. It’s sensible to buy a property if you have enough money. You can always sell it if you change your mind and decide to go home. When all’s said and done, you’re wasting your money if you rent a home anywhere in the world. Wherever you plan to move, you should find a house or condominium for sale within your budget. You just need to search online for local estate agents before you plan to move. Get in touch with them and explain your situation. With a bit of luck, they will come back to you with a list of suitable properties. Of course, it’s handy if you can visit the country and view them before you move. However, that isn’t always possible. So, you might have to make a deal based on photographs and paperwork alone.

Checking the job market

There is no getting away from the fact that you will have to work if you want to live abroad. Most people won’t have enough money in the bank to live a life of luxury. Thankfully, there are job sites online that list vacancies all over the world. So, it’s possible to undertake your interview and get a position before you fly to the country. However, in most instances, you will have to attend interviews after you arrive. Just make sure you set up as many as possible. That way, someone is sure to offer you some form of work. Also, it’s worth mentioning that you need to research workers rights and other related issues. Some countries don’t provide their workforce with the same protections as they experience in the United States. You need to understand the ins and outs so you can make the right decisions.

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Understanding the tax system

The last thing anyone wants is to get into trouble with the tax authorities in a foreign country. That is especially the case if you don’t speak the language. Finding a reputable accountant is the first thing you need to do. However, it’s also sensible to research the tax system in advance. In most countries, everything is pretty similar. Even so, you need to have information about the rates of tax you will pay. Only then can you accurately plan your budget and work out how much money you can afford to spend. Shop around when it comes to finding an accountant. Look for a local professional who also speaks your language. That should limit the chances of anything going wrong due to a communication issue.

Finding schools for your kids

You’ll want to make sure your kids get the best start in life possible. For that reason, you’ll have to ensure you put them in the best schools your money can afford. Most countries offer state education to homegrown students. However, those schools aren’t always suitable for foreigners. That is because the teachers might not speak English, and they don’t have specialist training for international students. However, there are going to be lots of private schools that do offer those services. It’s up to you to make sure you research them and get a placement for your children. You’ll have to factor the cost of their education into your budget too. While it’s usually cheaper abroad than at home, it’s still going to place a strain on your finances. That is, of course, unless you have a lump sum from the sale of your current home.

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Building a social circle

Living in another country is going to feel rather lonely if you don’t make some new friends. So, you’ll have to make an extra effort to talk to the people you meet every day. Try to build a social circle by seeking individuals with the same tastes and interests as you. You could even search online for groups that meet in particular areas. Maybe you like the idea of joining a team of ramblers? Perhaps you enjoy the thought of finding drinking buddies? Whatever the situation, you can use the internet and social media to make contacts. If that doesn’t work, you just need to head about and make an effort to communicate with people. You can do that regardless of the language barrier. Everyone smiles and laughs at the same things no matter where they were born.

Staying connected to friends and family

You won’t want to lose contact with your friends and family when you move abroad. At the end of the day, you never know if something will go wrong and you have to return home. So, make sure the locations you consider have access to decent WiFi connections. You can connect to the internet in most places around the world these days. However, that isn’t always the case in some developing nations. So, just search online and perform some research in advance. If there are towns where you can’t get an internet connection, you should find places nearby where you can. With that in mind, it all comes down to selecting the right towns, villages, and cities. Don’t set your heart on somewhere until you know it matches your essential criteria.

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Taking a look at local crime rates

Nobody wants to move to an area with high crime rates. If you do that, you might struggle to sleep at night. That is especially the case if burglaries happen a lot in the local area. So, you need to search for the best information and read it carefully. In the UK and the US, most police organizations release crime figures for the public to see. That isn’t always the case in foreign countries. However, you can usually get a good idea of the situation if you look online. Just read news articles reporting a crime in those areas. Many of the journalists will include figures and statistics to make their posts interesting. You can also contact the travel officers of the government in your home country. Let them know your plans, and they should provide you with advice and guidance.

As you can see from the points on this page, moving abroad with your family is not a simple task. There are many different things you need to consider before you’re ready. The process could take twelve months or longer depending on your situation. You might have to put your home on the market and wait for it to sell. Also, you have to obtain permission before moving to another country and buying a home. Some governments around the world will make you jump through hoops to get that. In many instances, you aren’t going to move to a different nation with full citizenship rights. That means even if you purchase a home, the government can kick you out whenever they like. Bear that in mind, and good luck!

Look north! 5 great reasons to consider Canada

Our quiet neighbour to the north is a beautiful, exciting and multifaceted place, yet so many Americans don’t even consider hopping over the border to sample the myriad delights of this diverse country. And that’s a real shame. Canada has a whole lot more to offer than maple syrup and a hunky leader.

Now more than ever, Canada has a whole lot to offer tourists from the US and all around the world. It’s also an incredibly kid-friendly destination jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family.

Remember that since March 2016, an eTA has been an essential entry requirement for all visa exempt foreign nationals travelling to for through Canada. For more information contact the Canada eTA website where you’ll find information and an online application.

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Canadians are among the friendliest people in the world

We all want our kids to be surrounded by positive role models and to see positive imitable behavior everywhere they look. Canadians are famously friendly and welcoming and appreciative of visitors from all kinds of locales and cultures.

National Parks

Kids benefit enormously from trips to parks where they can experience nature first hand. Canada’s national parks are amongst the most beautiful in the world, and now is the best time to visit them. You can access any and all of these 46 areas of outstanding natural beauty by way of a Discovery Pass. The Yukon territory reserve (home to Mt. Logan, Canada’s highest peak) is perhaps the best known but the snowy peaks and crystalline blue lakes of Alberta’s Banff National Park also come highly recommended.

Sensational Cities

Cross-pollination with various cultures all along the Canadian / American border has resulted in some incredibly diverse and vibrant cities, most of which are dotted along the border along with Canada’s 35 million residents.

Each city has its own unique feel and topography. Toronto is an artistic and musical hub, Vancouver has staggering verdant parks (including the highly recommended Grouse Mountain), Halifax is a must for wine-lovers and foodies with a thriving culinary scene.

Then there’s the charming mystique of Montreal (where at least a smattering of spoken French will go a long-long way).

Fabulous Festivals

Whatever the weather and whatever your tastes, chances are that Canada will have a festival to suit you. From the Calgary Stampede to the Montreal International Jazz festival, there’s something for everyone come rain, shine or snow.

If you’re itching to get over there this summer then you mustn’t miss the spectacular annual Canada Day fireworks display on July 1st, but if you or your kids are winter sports nuts you’ll appreciate the sleigh races of Quebec City’s Winter carnival.

Sumptuous seafood

Up and down the atlantic coast you’ll find that Canada boasts some of the world’s finest seafood.

The salmon, lobster and shellfish from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are the stuff of legend and while they’re quite often shipped to territories all over the US there’s nothing like trying it fresh.

From food and wine to parks and cities there are so many reasons to consider hopping the border into Canada, so get out there and discover some of your own.

See you there, eh?

Our super fun day at Breakfast with the Bunny at the Akron Zoo

What a fun day we had at Breakfast with the Bunny at the Akron Zoo!  We packed up our cooler, packed up our kids, packed up the van and off we went at 7:30 AM to get to the zoo before 8:30 for a super fun day!  And just to clarify… there are 8 of us all together.  So 2 babies, 4 children, and 2 adults.

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We got there at 8:30 and they started letting people in shortly after that and we headed to Komodo Cafe for a Buffet Breakfast.  The breakfast food was DELICIOUS!  Pancakes, Sausage, Home Fries, fruit, orange juice, coffee… YUM.  The buffet was definitely nice and a GREAT start to our day.  (with full bellies!)

Crafts!  They had a few simple craft options for the little ones to do.  They could choose between a butterfly, an airplane, or coloring a paper egg.  These were all simple enough for the preschool aged children, but also fun for the school aged children.

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A visit with the Easter Bunny!  What was nice about this event is that you do need a special ticket to attend and they only sell so many.  So there was not a long line to visit the Easter Bunny and when we got up there I didn’t feel rushed like you do at the mall.  We have a few little ones that are afraid of costumed characters (and stuffed animals… Caleb…) so we needed the time to visit with Mr. Easter Bunny.

The Easter Egg Hunt.  This was the highlight for our gang.  Everyone talked about the Easter Egg Hunt ALL day.  First- how cool is it that the Egg Hunt takes place in the zoo, like where you walk to see the animals!  Second- the eggs were not filled with candy, instead the eggs were empty and you turned in the eggs for a goodie bag after the egg hunt.  There were two special Golden Eggs that you got an extra special prize with- I have no idea what that prize was since we did not find any Golden Eggs.  BUT- the goodie bags were very nice and included a cute stuffed animal along with some other small trinkets.  What was nice for this mom was that those stuffed animals doubled as souvenirs from the zoo.

After the egg hunt you had until 10:30 to visit with the Easter Bunny and then we were able to enjoy the Akron Zoo for the rest of the day and the kids had a ball!!

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Would I recommend Breakfast with the Bunny?  YES!  This was a really fun day for our kids and I feel like everyone should experience a special event at the Akron Zoo at least once– or maybe even a yearly tradition!  This was the first time we had the opportunity to do something like this and I really felt it was worth the price tag (a big question I got when I was telling people that we were going).

Factors into the price:  #1- The breakfast buffet!  This an all you can eat, good quality meal.
#2 The Easter Activities- Visit with the bunny with virtually no line (umm- have you waited more than an hour at the mall– because that was us at Christmas time with Santa!), a personalized-no-rush visit with the bunny, a fun egg hunt IN the zoo, and a craft!
#3 The goodie bag had a stuffed animal so we saved money having to buy souvenirs for 6 kids.  (that is like $10 per kid right there!)
#4 Admission to the Zoo!
#5 – Free Parking too- and we got a close spot!

So yes- take your kids to check out Breakfast with the Bunny at the Akron Zoo.  There is still ONE more day left for you go this year (April 15th), and if you can’t make it to that day, please be on the look out for this event for next year!