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Our new favorite car activity is the Crayola® Dry-Erase Activity Center!  It’s durable, inexpensive, and a wonderful educational and creative tool for the kids!  

There are four markers and an eraser which fit tightly into the holder.  There are also 10 different templates (2 sides of 5 sturdy sheets) for the children to practice the alphabet, numbers, writing, drawing, story boards, and games such as tic-tac-toe.) 

Product Description: “Whether you’re at home or on the go, this activity center is great for learning. Interchangeable templates help children write, draw, count or just play different games. It’s fun for everyone! Recommended for ages 4 and up.”

■Dry-erase activity center
■4 low-odor dry-erase markers
■1 eraser
■5 double-sided activity templates
■Ideas and instruction sheet

There is currently a sale going on at the online Crayola store for $5 off your order of at least $25.  Get one of these boards a couple of packs of extra dry-erase markers and you’ve got a great gift for your preschooler or elementary school student! 

The discount code is: FIVEOFF25

You’ve got a month to take advantage as it expires on January 31, 2012. 

They also offer free shipping on all orders of at least $75.  Go ahead and preorder five birthday party gifts with this great deal!  Your child is bound to be invited to at least 5 birthdays this school year and this is a great unisex gift! 

Our kids LOVE this!

 These are great for school instead of birthday cupcakes, or a fun treat for party favors! 



Pretzel rods (either break long ones in half and dip the broken end, or use these smaller Snyder’s rods which are perfect for little hands!

Baker’s Dipping Chocolate (dark or white) This is the kind to melt in the microwave.  It’s the perfect size for one big batch. 

Sprinkles or cupcake decor, jimmies, colored sugar, mini m&m’s, etc.  We have found that the decor sprinkles work the best.


Melt chocolate according to the directions, dip about 2/3 of the pretzel, and place on waxed paper or plastic wrap-covered cookie sheets. 

While the chocolate is still hot (wet), add the colorful décors.   I usually do the dipping and the kids sprinkle as soon as I’ve put the pretzel down.   

And this is what happens when your preschooler helps:

It’s a pretzel line

Or a snake

Or a train

Wrap in cellophane bags and tie with a ribbon, or put two pretzel rods in ziplock baggies, and sell at your next bake-sale.  I think we sold them for 25 cents per small rod.

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