Summer break is in full swing, so it’s time to start getting creative and avoid those two dreaded words… ‘I’m bored’. The perfect opportunity to prevent the summertime blues presented itself a couple of weeks ago when we were asked to participate in a Summer Mom Blogger Challenge with Michaels. As part of the challenge we’ve been asked to sign the Michaels Unplugged Summer Pact. Since Mom (Laura) and I are tasked with keeping my nieces and nephews busy this summer, I was super excited to learn about the pact and Michaels’ new summer program called Passport to Imagination.
This is what the unplugged summer pact looks like…
Unplugged Summer Pact
Michaels wants parents and kids to unplug and reconnect with what’s important. It’s a chance to spend time doing what’s really important by cutting back at least 2 hours a day from the time spent interacting with any sort of technological screen. That means 2 hours less of television, computer, smartphone, and video games. And more time for things like crafting, picnics at the park, and splashing in the pool. Who doesn’t want to do more of that?
If you’re interested in signing the Unplugged Summer Pact, head on over to the Michaels web site.
Passport to Imagination
Are you looking for affordable summer fun? Michaels is making it easy for us to stick to the pact this summer by offering Passport to Imagination summer craft classes for kids, at Michaels stores throughout the country. It’s a 7-week summer crafting camp, inviting kids to journey around the globe through crafts. Kids can explore all seven continents and their amazing landmarks with various creative crafts in this seven-week adventure that runs from June 17 – August 2, 2013. Classes are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10 am and noon. Children ages 5 and up are welcome, and the cost per class is only $2 per child – including supplies. Parents do not have to stay in the craft room, but must stay in the store while kids are completing the craft. That will give you a chance to shop for your at home craft projects.
- Week 1 (June 17, 19, 21) – North America
- Week 2 (June 24, 26, 28) – South America
- Week 3 (July 1, 3, 5) – Asia
- Week 4 (July 8, 10, 12) – Europe
- Week 5 (July 15, 17, 19) – Africa
- Week 6 (July 22, 24, 26) – Australia
- Week 7 (July 29, 31, August 2) – Antarctica
They have some super fun craft projects planned that I don’t want the girls to miss out on, so I’ve already reserved our spots at my local Michaels store. Space is limited, so be sure to check out the class schedule and find a store near you to register.
*Michaels is sponsoring my family to attend Passport to Imagination this summer.