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Jump for Joy with this Sport Bounce Giveaway!

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Hooray for active play! Sport Bounce, the indoor play space full of giant inflatables and more kiddie fun, is giving away FIVE free open bounce passes PLUS a $25 Starbucks gift card to THREE lucky KidFriendlyDC readers (total value $75 each)!

Voted “Best Place to Have a Birthday Party” by Loudoun and Fairfax parents, Sport Bounce is an area favorite party place for kids 2-10. Sport Bounce is not open to the public during parties, so your time on the inflatables is just for your group! You’ll have access to your very own party room the entire time. Sport Bounce’s exclusive “Big Red Chair Photo” and massive jumping pillow are just a couple of the reasons many families book their parties here year after year. Go here to see what’s included and get more info on making your child’s next party a truly memorable celebration.

Sport Bounce is located at 44710 Cape Court, Suite #116 in Ashburn, VA. Open Bounce admission is $10/ages 2 and up, $6/8-23 months. Children must be 18 months to use any of the inflatables.

For more about Sport Bounce, see this post about a KFDC experience there.

Giveaway: For a chance to win one of the 5-Packs + Starbucks Gift Card Packages, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite Starbucks beverage. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the KFDC blog (see sign-up near the top left). The giveaway will run through next Thursday, April 21, then three winners will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sport Bounce of Loudoun, however, I only promote programs, products, and services that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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We’re 6 in Blog Years!

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Wow. It was six years ago today that I launched KidFriendly DC with a short post about the National Building Museum’s new Book of the Month program. It seems like yesterday — a true testament that time really does fly when you’re having fun.

At the time, I wasn’t even exactly sure what KFDC would be. I just knew that I wanted to fuse my professional experience with my passions — for adventure, this city, my children — and give back to DC and the people and places that make it such an amazing place to live, visit, raise a family, call home. I think KFDC has achieved that. I hope so, anyway.

And, of course, I have to say THANK YOU for following. I hope you enjoy reading KFDC as much as I enjoy creating it.

So, I have to admit this blog birthday kind of snuck up on me. Luckily, Facebook’s memories feature dropped an old status update in my feed as a reminder, and I have come up with a fun and easy way to celebrate: A giveaway for a getaway! That’s right, one lucky KFDC reader has a chance to win a CertifiKid voucher for one of these family escapes:

* 2-Night Waterfront Stay in Chincoteague, VA

* 2-Night Cabin or 3-Night Campsite Getaway in Williamsburg, VA
+ 4 Passes for Admission to National Building Museum Exhibits

* 2-Night Virginia Beach Getaway

*Be sure to read all fine print regarding dates and restrictions for each getaway!

Giveway: For a chance to win your choice of one of the above CertifiKid getaways, simply leave a comment below telling me the best experience you’ve had that you learned about from KFDC. To be eligible, you must follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (sign up on the left). It would also be awesome if you could click on the “Vote” button to the right and cast yours for KidFriendly DC (though not required). This giveaway will run through Sunday, February 28, then a winner will be selected and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


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Enter to Win a 3-Month Subscription to Kiwi Crate!

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We are huge fans of Kiwi Crate here on the KFDC home front. But if you’ve been reading the blog for awhile (or even a short time) you probably already knew that. I started recommending the monthly activity boxes for kids a few years ago after my mom surprised Owen and Sasha with a subscription, and I raved about them as recently as this past holiday season when they topped the KFDC Gift Guide.

But in case you’re a new reader or just haven’t heard of Kiwi Crate yet, here’s the gist: Every month, a box with all the materials and inspiration needed for a project is delivered. It’s a new theme each time, and the kit includes supplies, a little magazine with background info about the theme, and ideas for kids to build on when their project is complete.

Experimenting with color

Experimenting with color

It started with just Kiwi Crate, mostly creative craft projects for children. Now, there are four kinds of boxes available. Koala Crate includes play and learn activities for ages 3-4. Kiwi Crate has the creative and educational projects for ages 5-8. Doodle Crate contains art and design DIY’s for ages 9-16+. And Tinker Crate has hands-on STEM-focused projects for ages 9-16+.

Sasha still receives the Kiwi Crate and has made all kinds of cute crafts and fun games. Owen started getting Tinker Crate last year and has conducted interesting experiments and built some pretty neat gadgets, like a trebuchet and a drawbot. And, for the most part, both of them can follow the instructions and complete the projects on their own — though I find it fun to work on them, too!

Setting up a drip migration system and learning about hydroponics

Setting up a drip migration system and learning about hydroponics

If you’re interested in trying out Kiwi Crate for yourself, now is a great time to do so. KidFriendly DC readers can get 30% off the first month’s subscription to any of Kiwi Crate’s four products with the code FRIENDLY30. You can also try to win a 3-month subscription through the giveaway below!

Giveaway: Want a chance to win a 3-month subscription to one of Kiwi Crate’s products? Simply leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite artsy activity. To be eligible, you must also “like” KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (sign-up is to the left). The giveaway will run until next Thursday, February 4, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: KidFriendly DC is an affiliate of Kiwi Crate, however, all views expressed here are entirely my own.


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Giveaway: Win a Summer Session at Camp Gan Israel!

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Are you still making summer plans for your kids? Here’s a great option to consider — and you have a chance to win a week-long session there!

Camp Gan Israel is a Jewish camp for kids ages 2-10 years old. The all-in-one program includes crafts, sports, gymnastics, martial arts, field trips, swimming, Judaics, baking, drama, dance, and many more exciting activities.

Camp is run at the TheSHUL – Lubavitch Center and is uniquely suited for a great summer camp experience. Conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle (just across Connecticut Ave. from the Washington Hilton), it’s easily metro accessible and has spacious indoor facilities that enable summer fun, no matter the weather outside. Nearby Mitchell and Kalorama Parks offer age appropriate playgrounds and playing fields, adding to the Camp Gan Israel experience. Swimming takes place at the Washington Hilton, and group swim lessons are included for campers in grades K-2.

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The camp runs for three one-week sessions June 22 – July 10. Core camp hours are 9am – 3:30pm, but before and after care is offered, extending available options from 8am – 5:30pm daily. A healthy lunch and snacks are included for all campers, and the camp is allergy-friendly, accommodating children with various food allergies.

For more information about Camp Gan Israel, visit the website. And for a chance to win a free week, enter the giveaway below!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a weeklong session at Camp Gan Israel, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite activity with your kids this past weekend. To be eligible to win, you must also like KidFriendly DC on Facebook. The giveaway will run through this weekend, then the winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Camp Gan Israel, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Win a Month of After-School Snacks from Munchkin Fun! {Sponsored}

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A month into school and already in a snack rut? Looking for something healthy and portable that won’t leave a mess? If so, then you’ll surely dig this: I’m teaming up with Munchkin Fun and GoGo squeeZ to give away a month of after-school snacks!

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Munchkin Fun is a booking site for kids classes & camps — think Ticketmaster for after-school fun. Click here to sign up, and they’ll send you a list of classes recommended just for your family. They do the research, you have the fun.

To enter the giveaway, click here. A winner will be announced on October 8. Good luck!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Munchkin Fun, however, I only promote events, services, and activities that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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