A.C. Moore and Alex’s Lemonade Stand | Summer Fun Wednesdays Kick-Off

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 in Family Life | 26 comments

Summer is officially here and with it comes the yearly challenge of making sure the kids have something to do. Although I have my crew signed up for a couple of weeks of camp there’s still the dilemma of what to do with them all the other days that they’ll be home. Ideally, I try to find inexpensive or free activities to entertain them. In the past, we’ve done activities at places such as the library, mall and movie theater. It’s amazing what resources are out there once you start to look.

Imagine how excited I was when I was at A.C. Moore for a Girls Night Out and found out about their Summer Fun Wednesday Make & Takes. Every Wednesday, starting June 26th, you can stop by A.C. Moore from 1-3 for a FREE in-store craft activity-just another excuse for me to spend more time at one of my favorite stores!

A.C. Moore is kicking off their Summer Fun Wednesdays with a focus on an all-time summer favorite- lemonade stands. But not just any lemonade stand, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a foundation whose focus is:

  • To raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures.
  • To encourage and empower others, especially children, to raise money for childhood cancer by holding their own Alex’s Lemonade Stands.

I was even MORE excited when I found out I was going to get a chance to share a preview of the first project with all of you here on my blog. It’s a fun one, let me tell you.

Summer Fun Wednesdays at A.C. Moore

 

This Wednesday, June 26th, shoppers can purchase a $1 tote bag which kids can then decorate using Simply Spray® to create a special citrus design for free while learning more about holding their own lemonade stands in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and pediatric cancer research. All monies raised through the sale directly benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Here’s a peak at the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Simply Spray Citrus-Y Tote that will be featured at A.C. Moore this Wedneday…

 

All three kids LOVED getting to work with the Simply Spray®. It was like handing them a little can of spray paint and seriously, who doesn’t like spray paint?!? Best part is, if you take them to the Make & Take, you don’t have to gather any supplies or clean up afterwards… summer fun doesn’t get much easier than this and all while supporting a wonderful cause, Alex’s Lemonade Stand!

 

A.C. Moore Summer Fun Wednesdays Sneak Peak

 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Summer Fun Wednesdays which run through August 14th:

June 26- Simply Spray® Canvas Bag project

July 3- Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics®  Bling Stickers

July 10- Crayola® Model Magic Owls

July 17- Schur-Tech Duck Tape Duckling™ Frames

July 24- Karmin International™ Design a Puzzle

July 31- Melissa & Doug Scratch Art® Tube

August 7-  Fashion Angels® Tapeffiti™

August 14- Polyform® Eraser Clay Sweet Treats

 

You can find more Alex’s Lemonade Stand themed projects over at the A.C. Moore blog by clicking here.

I hope you’ll check out this awesome program A.C. Moore is offering this summer. Make sure you leave a comment and let me know if you plan on going so I can keep an eye out for you when I’m there!

 

**This is a sponsored post written on behalf of A.C. Moore for which I was sent product and information to share and was compensated for my time to write this post. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

 

 

 

 

26 Comments

  1. I had no idea these programs existed. Totally taking Max to some of these (especially the model magic one)!

    • Yay, we’ll have to meet you there!

  2. The bag is adorable! I am going to bring the boys later this summer. We love the ones at Lowes and HD.

    • Thanks, I’ve never tried the Lowes or HD… I need to check them out!

  3. Will try to bring cole after camp, sounds fun!

    • Oh good, we can meet up one day!

  4. Thanks for sharing this…my lil 3 year old will LOVE crafts and since preschool has ended we are looking for fun different things to do! How cool. Hope you have a great week.

    • I know that feeling of trying to keep the little ones busy! There’s so much fun stuff out there these days :)

  5. I had NO idea this program existed! Thank you for the heads up. I need to stock pile as many fun activities as possible for the summer.

    • You’re welcome! Now go fill that calendar with FUN!!

  6. Thanks for sharing! That’s awesome that there is something to do with the kids plus it benefits a great cause. That’s a win win all the way around.

    • Don’t you love when companies support a great cause?!?

  7. I really need to take my son to one of these. He’d love it. Thanks for the info!

    • You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  8. Lemons and crafting?! I’m in love! Thanks for the information, my kids would love this– and what a fantastic organization to support.

    • Right up your alley! I think you def need one of these totes :)

  9. Thanks for this info…I had no idea they had classes.

    • I don’t think I was aware of it before this year either! Happy to spread the word.

  10. Thanks for sharing! Your tote turned out great! We can’t wait to craft with A.C. Moore on Wednesday!

    • Thanks, the kids had a blast and what a great cause!

  11. That sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  12. oh wow that is so cool! I did not know AC Moore did this. thanks for the sharing and I’ll check it out.

  13. Such a cute tote! I forgot about A.C. Moore’s Makes and Takes. I need to put them on our calendar.

    • It’s nice to fill the calendar with free activities, isn’t it?!?

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