Honor Counselor MaryLea’s Camp Journal: Icy Pirate Boats

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  Camp Sunny Patch honor counselor MaryLea describes her family’s cool experience with our  Session 1 activity, Icy Pirate Ships: Ahoy there, this is MaryLea from Pink and Green Mama! My daughters (ages 5 and 9) and I have been spending a lot of time in our backyard this summer following along with Melissa and Doug’s Camp Sunny Patch. [...]

Giveaway: Camp Sunny Patch Session 4 (ends 7/3) Happy Giddy Bug Net

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Enter to Win the Melissa & Doug Happy Giddy Bug Net Giveaway ends 11:59:59 PM ET on 7/3/12. One winner will receive our Happy Giddy Bug Net! Happy Giddy Bug Net: Happy Giddy and his big bug eyes will help your child spot moths and butterflies while on a bug hunt. Features a sturdy wooden handle, [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: Keeping Games Fresh!

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Breathe new life into group games by changing up the rules! Declare today “opposite day” for your kids’ favorite yard games, then set them free to explore new ways to play. Old standbys like tag, Simon says, leapfrog and follow-the-leader will seem completely new when kids have the power to turn them on their heads. [...]

From Melissa: My Sunny Patch Pool Toys Inspiration

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I’ve always loved watching my kids’ personalities shine as they get into the pool. There’s the toe-tester, the graceful diver, the cannonball blaster. . . . But soon after that thrilling first jump, it was always just a matter of time before they were drifting aimless and bored, asking, “What should we do now?” Swimming [...]

Honor Counselor Marnie’s Camp Journal: Simple Is Best!

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  This Camp Sunny Patch journal entry was written by Honor Counselor Marnie, inspired by our Session 2 activity: Spray Bottle Freeze tag. As we were preparing for an intense game of Spray Bottle Freeze Tag, my three year old took the activity in a different direction. I didn’t realize this until I heard his [...]

Camp Sunny Patch Session 4: Cork Bug Creations

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Camp Sunny Patch Session 4 is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by Camp Counselor Allie MacDonald. (Click here for a printable version.) Camp Sunny Patch is in full swing and it’s time to hike over to the arts & crafts cabin and make something creative. These cork bugs are easy to make [...]

WIN up to $50 in Sunny Patch Toys: Just Tweet about #CampSunnyPatch

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Tweeting about Camp Sunny Patch is a great way to let your friends know about all of  our FREE creative play and craft ideas! But now it’s even better: Every Friday we will pick one tweeter who has used the #CampSunnyPatch hashtag and used one of our tweets below, and they will WIN up to [...]

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 [...]