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Enter to Win a $1,000 Step2.com Shopping Spree

A play kitchen, wagon, climber and playhouse? How about a backyard climber and patio furniture? Better yet, a swing set! What would you do with a $1,000 Step2 shopping spree?

Now through November 26th, Step2 is giving one lucky reader a $1,000 shopping spree on Step2.com! That would certainly help out Santa (and mom and dad too).

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open to  residents of the 48 contiguous US states only, ages 18+.  Ends 11/26/13 at 11:59 PM EST. Good Luck!

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Giveaway is open to residents of the 48 contiguous US states, age 18+. Giveaway will close at 12:00AM ET on 11/27/13. 1 winner will be selected at that time and winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours. Winner may select up to $1,000 worth of Step2 items (current prices) currently in stock at Step2.com. Coupon codes may not be used in conjunction with prize. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send an email to thestep2team@gmail.com.

Children’s New Year’s Resolutions

The year 2013 is almost here, which means we will begin to create our list of resolutions very soon. Even though many children may not understand what New Year’s resolutions are, we created a fun list that we bet parents would be jumping for joy over if their children actually resolved to do these things (we know we would!):

  • I will not throw food or toys at my brother/sister
  • When I scream about something, I won’t shriek or make my parents jump out of their skin
  • I will work on trying to understand what the word “no” means (but all I can do is “try”)
  • I will say thank you more
  • I will not color on objects that are not meant to be colored on
  • I will not leave my toys out where my parents can trip on them
  • I will not be the pickiest eater that my parents know
  • I will not lose interest in anything my parents buy me for at least a month
  • I will not ask silly questions that no one can answer but me
  • I will give more hugs and kisses each and every year

What resolution would add to this list for your child?

Have a Happy New Year!

Sparking Fourth of July Creativity!

There is no better way to bring in the holidays than getting the kids excited by creating arts and crafts themed around the 4th of July. Better yet, it is even more fun to include them in baking some yummy treats in order to make them feel they helped plan the celebration.

July 4th Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts projects can be messy. So when deciding a project, make sure you focus on a project that does not require a lot of materials and is not tedious. Either take the project outside or designate an area inside, such as an art desk, to complete the project. The faster it is to create the craft, the better because the children will not become bored. The same goes for making delicious food.

Here at Step2, we discovered an arts and crafts project from FamilyFun Magazine, which will be a ton of fun for the kids. The Patri-botic Centerpiece will be the perfect centerpiece at your July 4th party. You could even place it at the kids’ table. It is a cute idea because the kids can create the face they want on their robot and take pride in making a helpful centerpiece for their party guests.

Additional holiday arts & crafts:

Patriotic Pinwheel  (Kaboose.com)
Firework Favors (Spoonful.com)
Fourth of July Windsock (Bhg.com)

Holiday Recipes

Baking with the kids is always a fun activity (but keep kitchen safety in mind when including the little ones), especially when it is a sweet treat they can enjoy. Everyone loves ice cream during the hot summer days. We found a fun recipe for Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes on Grandparents.com. These cupcakes are served in an ice cream cone, but it is actually a cupcake!


Have your little one assist in stirring the batter or adding the sprinkles. If your little one is too young to assist you in the kitchen, bring their play kitchen into your kitchen so they can “pretend” bake alongside you.

Additional holiday treats:

Berry Bliss Rocket Pops (Familyfreshcooking.com)
Flag Cake (Recipe.com)
Crispy Cheese Stars (Familyfun.go.com)

Have a great 4th of July! If you decide to do a project or baking activity with your children or grandchildren, send some pictures to thestep2team@gmail.com and we will share them on Facebook!

Check out more craft ideas and recipes on the Step2 “Creative Crafts” Pinterest board.