Cheap, Easy, Fun! The Scavenger Hunt Reinvented

Whether it’s for a birthday party, a holiday gathering or a group bonding event, scavenger hunts are fun for people of all ages.

Here’s a new take on an old favorite!Image

 

The Inverted Scavenger Hunt

DESCRIPTION: Play at any large store like Target, Walmart or K-Mart.

RULES:

  1. Split into 2 teams of at least 3 people each.
  2. Each team gets 1 shopping cart.
  3. Establish a home base (could be the front of the store, near the restrooms, etc.)
  4. Each team is allowed 10 minutes to gather 10 items from around the store (the more obscure the better!) Meet back at home base and switch carts.
  5. The team that puts all the items in their new cart back in their original locations the fastest wins! You must take a picture to document that the item is back on the correct shelf.
  6. Whichever team is back to home base first with all ten pictures WINS!

 

Other rules: No running! No disturbing other shoppers! No asking the store staff for help!

January 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

Just can’t wait to get your hands on some

TruKid?

Here are some Bay Area retailers that are carrying the TruKid skincare products you love!

Transports- College Avenue, Oakland, CA

Rockridge Kids- College Avenue, Oakland, CA

Montclair Sports- 1970 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA

Tot Tank- 1413 Park Street, Alameda, CA

The Nurture Center- 3399 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA

Our main TruKid offices- 129 Filbert Street, Oakland, CA

Don’t see any stores in your area? Email liz@trukid.com to become a TruKid ambassador for your city or neighborhood!

October 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Back to school, back to healthy habits!

Summer is officially over and the school year brings an entirely new set of challenges for kids and parents. While your kids are learning about writing, science and math in school, why not teach them other important skills and habits at home?

Kids can gain independence in their organization and personal care by establishing simple routines. Here are a few tips for guiding your children to form healthy, helpful and independence-building habits:

  • Send your children to school and after school activities with sunscreen (TruKid Facesticks are especially convenient!) Though recess is only for a short time, children can get sunburnt being outside in this hot September weather. Remind them to lather up before recess and soccer practice!
  • Remind your children to wash their hands before and after each meal and regularly throughout the day. Children’s immune systems are much less developed than those of adults, so they’re more susceptible to germs. Washing up regularly can help prevent colds and other illnesses.
  • Give your kids a very simple list of chores and reward them for completing tasks.
  • Encourage them to gather everything they need for school and their activities the night before (make lunch, pack backpack, lay out clothes, etc.).
  • Convening as a family every morning to go over the day’s activities and appointments can make your days less stressful.

Not only can these simple tips teach children to take care of their bodies, but can also help them develop a sense of independence and proactivity at home and in school while taking some stress off of you parents!

Stay tuned for more TruKid tips for building healthy habits to last a lifetime!

October 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRUKID!

Join in the birthday fun by entering our super easy Facebook giveaways!

All this week we’ll be celebrating TruKid’s birthday by giving YOU gifts! Each day we’ll post a special birthday question on our Facebook page- all you have to do is comment on the post answering the question and you’ll be entered to win free TruKid products EVERY DAY! 

Check us out at:   http://www.facebook.com/TruKidProducts

Help us blow out the candles on our eco-crafted cake by entering our Facebook birthday giveaways!

September 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

TruKid Presents: PROJECT ECO-CRAFT

Making good on our eco-friendly promise, TruKid is launching Project Eco-Craft, hours of fun for you and your kids to enjoy while doing your part to create a healthier planet. Not only do we use completely biodegradable formulas that are free of environmentally harmful toxins as well as BPA-free plastics, but we’re also finding innovative ways to recycle and repurpose TruKid packaging. From sail boats to piggy banks to luggage tags, the TruKid team has cooked up over seventy different ways to extend the fun of TruKid products and to keep materials out of landfills. You can turn vibrantly colored TruKid bottles, caps, pumps and labels into virtually anything- toys, costumes, jewelry, accessories, gifts, organizers, household and gardening tools and so much more! We’ll be posting pictures of and instructions for crafts we’ve done so far on our Facebook and Pinterest pages to give you a little inspiration, but we’re also excited to see and hear your great ideas! Stay posted for announcements about our upcoming TruKid Eco-Crafting contests for your chance to win awesome TruKid prizes. With a little imagination, we can work together towards a sustainable future.

Follow us on Pinterest  for more great eco-crafting examples and ideas!

http://pinterest.com/trukid/project-eco-craft/

September 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Big Rewards for taking Small Actions!

What is Recyclebank?

Recyclebank is a rewards program whose mission is to inspire others to take actions that will have a positive impact on the environment. When you make those actions, you can earn points to use for rewards. Rewards include products, discounts, coupons (online and printable), or donations to support environmental education in schools.
Or, you can pay the good deed forward by donating your points to support environmental education in schools.
Through these rewards programs, we not only help our own neighborhoods and cities, but we can see what how collective actions result in one serious collective impact. It’s our world, let’s better it together.

What does this have to do with TruKid?

Trukid is proud to be a partner with Recyclebank. When you earn 100 points on recyclebank’s website, you can then redeem those points on their website for a Trukid coupon code that will give you 20% off your order when you order through Trukid’s website.  A win for you and a win for the environment!!

100 POINTS = 20% Off Total Purchase

brought to you by TruKid: Natural Skin, Hair and Suncare for Kids!

Online Reward

So how do you get started?

First, you will need to sign up for Recyclebank. Go to http://www.recyclebank.com Once you are registered, head over to the Earn Tab to start earning points! You can earn points from Recyclebank in a variety of ways. This includes home recycling, using points code on specially marked packages, by learning (Learn & Earn), referring a friend, or completing a certain online action. These update often so you will need to check in or view your occasional emails from Recyclebank to participate in the new offers.

Refer-a-friend

Spread the word & earn, earn, earn.
Encourage your neighbors & friends to become members. Recyclebank will hook you up with 10 Recyclebank Points for each person that joins because of you.

So, check it out!

The Trukid Team

January 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

Snow, Sun and Fun! Oh, and a coupon code too!

Most Americans are aware of the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during summer. Yet we often forget that winter activities such as snow skiing or snowboarding also pose a high risk of sunburn. UV is more intense in alpine regions because the atmosphere is thinner due to altitude, letting more UV reach the earth’s surface.

Snow is very efficient at reflecting UV radiation, which puts exposed areas such as the face at increased risk of sunburn. Don’t be fooled by cold and cloudy days – you can still get sunburnt in the snow. Always cover up with clothing, eye protection and sunscreen.

Protective clothing and hats
Suggestions include:

  • A balaclava or beanie that covers your ears, will keep your head warm and reduce the risk of sun exposure.
  • Scarves and jackets with high collars do a great job at keeping you warm and dry but also protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Apply sunscreen
Suggestions include:

All exposed areas of skin should be covered in water resistant, broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen. Sunscreens can block out 80% of harmful rays

Apply sunscreen about 20 minutes before venturing outside to allow absorption time.

Put some sunscreen in your jacket pocket and reapply every two hours.

Eye Protection

Always wear wraparound sunglasses or goggles. Aim for a snug fit, so that UV can’t get through the top or sides of your eye wear.

Choose eye wear that  will block 95 per cent of UV radiation.

Sunglasses and goggles can be fitted with prescription lenses. See your optometrist for more information.

For one week only Trukid is offering 25% off all Sunny Days SPORT water resistant/unscented SPF 30+ sunscreens, both our 2oz size and 3.5oz size. Also our Sunny Days water resistant Face and Body stick!

Now is the time to stock up for the whole family for your winter fun trips. Remember, the 2oz also comes in a 3 pack, the 3.5oz also comes in a 2 pack and the face & body stick comes in a 3 or 5 pack. All this saves you even more money!!!

To get this fabulous offer just use the coupon code: winter25 at checkout. Visit us at www.trukid.com

Stay warm, stay dry and stay safe.

The TruKid Team

December 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

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