Saturday, August 30, 2014

Educational Offerings at Central Florida Attractions


As the year goes on I will be updating this list with all of the great educational opportunities you can find in Central Florida. Whether you are visiting Central Florida or here to stay you are sure to find something that fits your family. 


You won't want to miss out on some of the amazing educational offerings at Universal Studios. It's not only a fun park. There is tons to be learned. Find out more Here! 


Check out all the excellent educational options available to your family at Sea World. Read More here! 


Do you have a Lego Fan in your life? Bring out their love for STEM in a fun way with all of Legoland's educational opportunities! Read More Here! 


Does your child love animals more than anything? Check out all the amazing things you can do at Busch Gardens so they can learn while laughing. Read More Here! 



Friday, August 29, 2014

Great Price - Linking Cubes!

Do you use a Math program that works with Linking Cubes? Don't miss this deal! Right now you can get 100 Learning Resources Snap Cubes for only $10.78. This is a great price. I know I paid $12 for my set at convention. These are great for any age. Whether you are using them to teach colors with a preschooler or multiplication with an older child you won't want to miss this deal.

Get Yours here! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great Price - Little People Farm Pond

Are you shopping early for Christmas? Check out this great deal that would be perfect to put away for a little one. Right now you can get the Fisher-Price Little People Farm Pond and Pig Pen Playset for only $10. Even better, shipping is free if you have Amazon Prime.
We loved Little People in this house. It was one of my favorite toy sets for both of my children. I highly recommend them.

Get yours Here! 

Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap


Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap
I used to make my laundry soap the liquid way. You can see that recipe here. It was so time consuming, messy, and bothersome to store. When I found this recipe for a powdered version I was really excited. The only problem I had was that some of the ingredients would end in a very bad allergic reaction in this house. I decided to try and find a way to make it without the allergens. So far I am very happy with it and I am going to share it with you now.


  • One - 4 pound box of Borax
  • One - 3.7 pound box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • One - 3.7 container Oxi Clean (Choose the hypoallergenic variety.) 
  • Two - Fels Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover  
  • One - 4 pound box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 
  • Two - Purex Crystals Baby, 28 Oz - These are hypoallergenic, scent free, and dye free. 
  • One - Large Garbage Bag
  • One - Extra container to put your soap in 
What to do 
Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap

  • Grate your Fels Naptha down to small pieces. - I actually used an old smoothie blender I had and blended it down to dust. 
  • Mix all ingredients in a large garbage bag - I prefer the black ones as they hold up much better. Make sure to give it a good shake and stir to thoroughly mix up your ingredients. 
  • Pour your mixture into your containers. 
Allergy Friendly Home Made Laundry Soap
Use no more than 2 tablespoons per load.  


Did you make your own laundry soap? How did you like it?


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back to School in the Parks: Sea World Educational Offerings

Back to school in the Parks: Sea World Educational Offerings

Much like last weeks post about Busch Gardens educational programs, Sea World Orlando offers a wide variety of activity and tours that are sure to satisfy any marine animal lover. Famous for its various attractions such as Manta, Kracken and Into the Arctic Sea World Florida also is home to some of the most unique and exciting educational opportunity's available in any of the parks.

Ocean Discovery Field Trip Program
Age Range- Preschool-5th grade
Description- Sing a variety of hands on activity's through the park students will embark on a truly memorable day that will include a 30 minute, age appropriate program on animal adaptations. Like with some of the other programs that we have discussed there is a supplemental curriculum guide, found here, http://seaworldparks.com/~/media/seaworld_orlando_com_bak/Camps/Ocean-Discovery-P-5.ashx, that will help in the planning and in making sure that you capitalize on all of the educaitonal opportunities the day of the event.
Price- $26 per person
For more information- go to http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/educational-programs/field-trips/ocean-discovery-preschool-to-5th or call 800-406-2244 to check for availability or to book the event.

Ocean Discovery Field Trip Program for older kids
Age Range-6th grade-12th grade
Description- Sing a variety of hands on activity's through the park students will embark on a truly memorable day that will include a 30 minute, age appropriate program on animal husbandry and training. Like with some of the other programs that we have discussed there is a supplemental curriculum guide, found here, http://seaworldparks.com/~/media/seaworld_orlando_com_bak/Camps/Ocean-Discovery-6-12.ashx, that will help in the planning and in making sure that you capitalize on all of the educational opportunities the day of the event.
Price- $26 per person
For more information- go to http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/educational-programs/field-trips/ocean-discovery-6th-to-12th/ or call 800-406-2244 to check for availability or to book the event.

Other Programs Available
Age Range- Pre-School- 12th grade
Description- Sea World also has a variety of age appropriate programs that feature a one hour lecture by a Sea World instructor that will center around a variety of animal's including Sharks, Whales and even Animals and Habitats of Florida's coastline. For older kids there are also options to cover a variety of topics including Rescue and Rehabilitation, Zoological careers and Animal Training.
Price- $26 per person
For More information- Go to http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/educational-programs/field-trips/additional-educational-programs/ or call 800-406-2244 to check for availability or to book the event.


Now there are also a variety of week long camps, day camps, sleep overs and also programs for teachers. For more information on these please go to http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/educational-programs/