Posted: Monday, July 20th, 2009
It’s been just over a month since we kicked off our first annual Summer Activities Challenge and I’m so excited about all the progress families have made so far! We have over 1,300 families participating and 43 families have finished (and are therefore entered to win a Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook or one of 100 Lego Creator Mini Sets). Here are some of my favorite stories so far from the Challenge:
One mom let us know her daughter’s day camp is participating in the Challenge together - and check out the awesome 4th of July streamers they made!
A soldier told us she’s participating in the Challenge with her kids even though she’s currently deployed far from home. She prints out and mails activities she thinks her kids will like, they complete the activities with the dad and grandma, and then they talk about their experiences doing the activities when she calls home.
My kids got so excited about the duct tape wallets they made that they’ve now moved on to more elaborate creations. Last week I went on a fancy night out on the town and Whiz made me an oh-so-elegant duct tape evening bag to carry. (photo to come!)
Another mom let us know that she was having so much fun doing the Challenge with her five year old daughter that she posted a note about it in her Mom’s Club newsletter and now a bunch of those moms are doing the Challenge together.