Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 3 Camp Badge

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Way to go, camper! Here’s your Session 3 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great third week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll also find a bonus coloring [...]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 3 (ends 6/26) Spark Shark Football

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Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Spark Shark Football Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 6/26/12. One winner will receive our Spark Shark Football! Spark Shark Football: Get a good grip on this cool game ball – the more you squeeze it, the more water it will soak up – then toss it to a [...]

Semifinalists in the Melissa & Doug Ultimate Summer Retail Display Contest!

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We’re posting the semifinalists in groups of three all this week. The entry with the most “Likes” from each group will move on to the next round, where you’ll determine the Grand Prize Winner!  Semifinal-round voting ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on 6/27/12. So far 3 groups of semi-finalists have been revealed! See Group 1 See [...]

Usher & Son Ride with Froggy Kickball!

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Usher (@UsherRaymondIV) tweeted this photo of quality father-son time with Melissa & Doug’s Froggy Kickball! “Saturday’s are the best!!! We’re havin’ the time of our life!! This is swag!!! Dad Swag!! LOL http://yfrog.com/h8r81yoj.” See the original photo here Froggy Kickball: This bright-green Froggy-face ball will encourage happy times in your backyard or on the playground! [...]

Camp Sunny Patch: Get Your Session 2 Camp Badge

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Well done, camper! Here’s your Session 2 Camp Badge Cut it out (or ask a grown-up to help), then paste or tape it to your Camp Sunny Patch calendar to reward yourself for a great second week of camp. A Bonus for You! When you download your badge you’ll also find a bonus activity: a [...]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 2 (ends 6/19) Grub Scouts Sprinkler

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Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Grub Scouts Sprinkler Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 6/19/12. One winner will receive our Grub Scouts Sprinkler! Grub Scouts Sprinkler: Be prepared for watery fun when you attach this durable, whimsical sprinkler to your garden hose. An entire troop of Grub Scouts have popped up to work on their [...]

Spread the Word: Camp Is in Session!

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Have you heard about Camp Sunny Patch? It’s a summer full of free, printable, do-at-home activities to keep little “campers” moving, creating and having a blast. Our “camp counselors” are some favorite bloggerswe know you’ll love . . . and we’d love to get you involved, too!Share the news about Camp Sunny Patch on your [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Camp In!

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Make your next sleepover a camping adventure . . . indoors! Set up a tent and sleeping bags in the living room or playroom, then add special touches to fill your campsite with fun. Add balloons to bounce around the tent, provide flashlights for shadow puppets, pack some trail mix in single-serve baggies . . [...]

Skill Building: Help your Preschooler Develop Healthy Friendships

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Encourage problem solving. Give children the opportunity to figure out resolutions to their conflict. Pose the question, “What can we do about this?” Reinforce Positive Behavior. When children are playing together, try to catch them engaging in appropriate behavior. Comment on how nice it was that they shared the buckets or that they took turns [...]