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Dollar Tree Bulk Buys | 7 Summer Fun Must Haves

7 Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for Summer Fun. How to keep kids busy all summer. Dollar Store Summer Fun. Affordable Kid Fun for Summer. Summer Activity Ideas for Kids.

7 Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for Summer Fun. How to keep kids busy all summer. Dollar Store Summer Fun. Affordable Kid Fun for Summer. Summer Activity Ideas for Kids.  I am a huge fan of the Dollar Tree if you hadn’t already noticed from Toddler School and Instagram. The boys get what I call a “Dollar Tree Education” and it is perfect for our family in so many ways. The Dollar Tree has some amazing finds in all sections, especially both their Education aisle and Toy aisle. I think my favorite thing though is that I can combine several things and get a $5 lesson that I can stretch out for weeks. We used to call this $5 Friday on Instagram where I would share the weekend lessons and my sweet, sweet finds for home-school preschool. Now that we’re getting into Summer Vacation I’m sharing my favorite bulk buys that last all summer. Cash and Wyatt are now 4 and 2 years old for age awareness.

7 Summer Fun Bulk Buys from Dollar Tree

I shop at the Dollar Tree a lot. It is sort of my escape for happy-time shopping when I get to go out on my own away from the boys. Funny thing about that is that I’m usually buying everything for them! I do love to buy things here and there when I only need a few, but the Dollar Tree has an exceptional website where I can order bulk supplies and have it shipped to the store for free. On occasion, like the summer I place big orders all at once so that I’m stocked and don’t have to keep running in. These are my favorite bulk buys because I can use them in large quantities and with multiple kids for play dates or camping trips.

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Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for endless Educational Summer Fun and

Teaching Tree Educational Wipe-Off Charts

I’m a huge Wipe-Off Chart fan. Wyatt and Cash also love the ability to quickly erase a mess as soon as they make it, which they also love to do. These charts come in a fun variety of styles. Most of them are chore charts where you can fill in tasks or goals. Others have activities or calendars. Right now we’re working on days of the week and erasing days until they get to see grandma again!

36 per case- minimum buy. 6 Variations, but each has 2 different charts in it!

Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for endless Educational Summer Fun and

Homework Helper Educational Workbooks

Cash, having just left pre-school is really eager to keep going. These Workbooks are the perfect activity to keep him entertained while laying out in the grass, the beach or on car rides throughout the summer. I also bought these Kindergarten prep workbooks although Cash is a bit too young for them still. He likes a challenge 😉

24 per case- minimum buy. 6 Variations though so 4 copies of each book. This makes for an awesome purchase if you’re going camping with a group of cousins and all want to work through the books together!

Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for endless Educational Summer Fun and

Sidewalk Chalk

Can you ever really have enough? These boxes come with 20 pieces and they’re only a minimum buy of 4 Units!

Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for endless Educational Summer Fun and

Motivational Cones

Okay, so in addition to the motivational sayings on them, mini cones have endless possibilities for kids in the summer. {As do the pool noodles!} Cash once did wind sprints around them up and down our porch to tire himself out before naptime. These little cones are thick and heavy, but small. They’re perfect for toddlers to practice jumping over.

48 per case- minimum buy. You can also buy the bigger, 7-inch playground cones that come in sets of 2 with a minimum order of 4 units (8 cones)

Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for endless Educational Summer Fun and

Backyard Bug Catcher Sets

The kids love to be outside all day now and what better way to keep them there than exploring? I’ve actually bought quite a few of these sets. Cash likes to keep the bugs separated into many containers so he can spend time observing each one before he lets it go. Wyatt just likes to strut around with a bunch of bugs in a basket around his neck… They also have another set with some better bug grabbers which are a minimum buy of 36 for a case.

Minimum Buy 4 Units

Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for endless Educational Summer Fun and

Glow Sticks

These babies tend to be a staple for summertime fun. The Dollar Tree might very well be the best place to get them already, but they make it an even better deal when you can buy in bulk! 36 units per case which means 144 glow sticks for $36.

Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for endless Educational Summer Fun and

Flash Cards

I may or may not have a Flash Card addiction… we love them and have them everywhere. I even have multiple decks of the same cards so that I know I have them in the car, restaurant bag and just around the house. Sight Word Flash Cards are even a part of our Screen Time Password for the summer. For these, you get a huge variety of the 36 packs.

36 per case- minimum buy


7 Dollar Tree Bulk Buys for Summer Fun. How to keep kids busy all summer. Dollar Store Summer Fun. Affordable Kid Fun for Summer. Summer Activity Ideas for Kids. Thank you so much to Dollar Tree for always giving us fun and affordable supplies. I’m not sure how we would do Toddler School as big as we do without you and your budget friendly options. I am a proud Dollar Tree affiliate and the links above are my affiliate links which will give me a small commission if you buy through them. I will then use said commission to buy more awesome Dollar Tree supplies so THANK YOU! Be sure to enroll in Toddler School too so that you can follow along with us all summer and build a Dollar Tree Educational System of your own!


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Why we Love Kiwi Crate & Why You will too | Farm Life

Why we love Kiwi Crate and why you will too. Subscription Box for Kids. Creative Activities for Toddlers. Koala CrateToday was another Kiwi Crate Day in our house! The UPS Man came and dropped the Crate off on our doorstep, which the boys quickly noticed and started shouting, “Our Crate, our Crate!” as they barreled to the door like puppies at chow time. This Crate was all about The Farm, which is perfect and just in time for Spring because it just so happened to teach about gardening. It’s like they read my mind, and Kiwi Crate does not disappoint.

Why we LOVE Kiwi Crate…

The age level that I Subscribe to is actually called Koala Crate, which is a joyous extension of the Kiwi Crate Family Brands. These Crates are a creative activity Subscription Box for kids. Koala Crate is the younger addition which meets the ages of my Hooligans.
Koala Crate: Ages 3-4
Kiwi Crate: Ages 5-8

The creator, Sandra, mom of 2 kids designed the Subscription as a means for creative materials to find their way to kids for easy, inspired discovery play right at their doorstep.

There are many reasons I love them which extends from the excitement my boys get when it arrives {I imagine it’s like for them what it is for me when my FabFitFun arrives, so who doesn’t deserve that?} to the pre-planned, educational lessons and extension activities it plans for me. Each box is full of age appropriate craft supplies and 3-4 Lesson plans that you go through with your child or children.

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Why we love Kiwi Crate and why you will too!

Kiwi Characters

Each box contains a pretty awesome and well-planned Imagine booklet that kids read through with the Kiwi Crate Characters. Ella Alligator, Peter Parrot, and Kellan Koala have a problem or a question that the lessons in the Crate help them solve. I love this part too. For this Farm themed Crate, the Characters wanted to know why the watermelons needed water to grow. We also learned what baby animals are called and about the jobs, each farm animal has, such as cows give the milk and cats chase the mice.

 


The Farm Crate

This Crate, which again could not have arrived at a better time {it’s like they know what they’re doing over there ;)} started with a lesson on Vegetables and planting them in a garden. We made finger puppets of farm animals, learned why barns are red {you’ll have to get your own Crate to find out} and trotted around our play barnyard.

The Veggie Garden

We used beads and pipe cleaners to make carrots, turnips, onions and radishes. Fine motor skills at work! We then got to “plant” them and play a matching game by pulling them out of the soil. Cash may have cheated… twice. They also got stickers to decorate the garden box for even more fine motor practice. This was Wyatt’s favorite part.

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The Farm Animals

I got a little more involved than I should have by doing all the noses and tails. I did let them go crazy with the eyes though. We talked about animals only having two eyes, and then Cash proceeded to put 6 on the pig. #thestruggleisreal. They loved the eyes and we got pretty crazy, but they had a ridiculous amount of fun. They made their puppets trot around the barnyard cut out and roll in the mud. The Chicken Finger Puppet got to sleep in the hay and the Horse raced all around every field. They play all day long.

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Why you’ll love it too…

If you’re a busy Mom looking for an already planned, educational activity set for your kids, Kiwi Crate is for you. I already do a lot with my kids but as we all know, I run short on time to prepare and my brain gets tired of being “on” all the time. I am thankful to have the Kiwi Characters take a shift once a month. Not only is the Crate’s arrival day a big day, but the activities keep going for days after. Not only am I always impressed by the content they cover in each box, but the excitement on my boys’ faces when it arrives is worth it enough for me. They LOVE it! They look forward to it, and your kids will too. 😉

See our other Koala Crate Post about WIND HERE and remember to Get $10 off your FIRST BOX when you sign up for Kiwi Crate. **This is my Affiliate Link which might earn Cash & Wyatt a free box if you use it 😉


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Wife, WAHM and mother to 2 Hooligan boys, sharing my Sweet & Sticky Story of Motherhood and taking my Boys through Toddler School. We love to learn with Sensory Play, Discovery Learning and our favorite Subscription Box, Kiwi Crate! Join us for the fun!

 



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Why we Love Koala Crate for Kids {Summer Subscription Box}

Let’s be honest, Summer is a bit crazy around here. I’m in full wedding season swing and the kids want to be outside all day long. I confess, my normally well planned out days and schedules for toddler entertainment {read education} are severely lacking. I’m busy. More busy now than I am all year. So I need help. I need creative help and a lesson {or two} planned and laid out for me to just toss at the Hooligans and let them have at it so I don’t have to think.

Enter Koala Crate…

Koala Crate is a joyous extension of the Kiwi Crate Family Brands, a creative activity Subscription Box for kids. Koala Crate is the younger addition which meets the ages of my Hooligans.
Koala Crate: Ages 3-4
Kiwi Crate: Ages 5-8

Get $10 off your FIRST BOX!

The creator, Sandra, mom of 2 kids designed the Subscription as a means for creative materials to find their way to kids for easy, inspired discovery play right at their doorstep.

We love seeing our Crate arrive and digging right into it. It’s a fun surprise for the boys when it comes.

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 We spread it all out on a blanket and dive in.
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This box was all about WIND and discovering how it can make things move. It came with a Pirate Ship Derby Car that you could decorate the sail and then make move with a wind paddle. Obviously, since Cash is really into Pirates, this was a huge hit!

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The Crates have a range of activities and even Wyatt {1.5} can be entertained by coloring and tinkering.

 

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I love how much Cash pays attention and works his little brain to solve problems.

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 Once our ship is built we take it to the deck for some high, toddler-powered wind gusts!

Why we love Koala Crate for kids. Summer Activities Subscription Boxes. Mom Time Saver and Discovery Learning Ideas.

 

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 Naturally, after Cash has blown it all over the place, he must load it up with his fairytale characters for an adventure…. See, the possibilities are endless!

 

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