Amazon | BEST PRICE: Crayola 64-Count Crayons, 2 Pack

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Crayola 64-Count Crayons, 2 Pack

  • 64 different colors spanning the spectrum
  • Appropriate for kids 4+
  • Features a built-in sharpener
  • Flip-top box and tiered sleeves for easy access
  • Makes a perfect gift
  • With 64 unique colors and a built-in sharpener this box provides hours of creative coloring fun
  • Large color assortment appeals to older kids
Amazon | GREAT DEAL: Elmer’s Glue Sticks

Amazon | GREAT DEAL: Elmer’s Glue Sticks

It’s not quite the lowest price, but it is pretty close for glue sticks.

  • Disappearing purple formula helps kids see where the glue is
  • Dries clear and applies smoothly for a mess-free appearance
  • The number one teacher brand, it’s ideal for younger learners, making poster presentations, crafting, and more
  • The washable, non-toxic, acid-free formula is ideal for classrooms and homes
  • Includes: 30, 0.24-ounce (7 gram) Elmer’s craft glue sticks
Amazon | BEST PRICE: Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator TI-30XIIS

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator TI-30XIIS

  • Robust, professional-grade scientific calculator. Logs and antilogs
  • It has 2-line display shows entry and calculated result at the same time
  • Easily handles 1 and 2 variable statistical calculations and three angle modes (degrees, radians, and grads) and scientific and engineering Falsetation modes
  • It has 1-year limited warranty
  • Solar and battery-powered
Family Bucket List

Family Bucket List

A few years ago, I saw a post on Facebook from someone I was in youth group with about what her family would be doing during that summer. She had a fun handwritten list of activities that her family had created. It had things like a dance party, make slime, hike, etc. I thought it was a great idea and we decided to create one as a family, but also focus on the rich adventures that we could take advantage of here in DC. I divide the list into three times of the year: Summer, Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring. And as we have weekends free of birthday parties or Bnai mitzvah, we fill in with an adventure. As I see activities on people’s Facebook feeds, I also add it to my list.

I’m sure there are many other adventure to add, but here is what I have put together. What other activities have you done that I should add?

  • African American History Museum
  • Air & Space
  • Air & Space (Dulles)
  • American Art Museum
  • American History Museum
  • American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore)
  • AnneMarie Sculpture Garden (Soloman’s Island)
  • Aquarium (Baltimore)
  • Arcade@Smithsonian
  • Art Investigators @ National Art Gallery
  • Artechouse
  • Badlands
  • Barbies
  • Beach
  • Bike Rides
  • Blokus
  • Botanic Garden Model Trains
  • Bowling
  • Brookside Gardens Glow Lights
  • Brookside Gardens Wings of Fantasy
  • Building Museum
  • Camping
  • Capitol
  • Caps Practice
  • Chanukah Fire Truck
  • Chanukah on Ice – Pentagon City
  • Chocolate World  (Hershey)
  • Crayola Experience (Easton)
  • Cunningham State Park
  • Damascus Children’s Museum, Stop Play
  • Davis Kids Museum
  • Diggerland (Cherry Hill)
  • Dress Up
  • Dumbarton Oaks
  • Family Movie Nights
  • Finger Painting
  • Flying Circus Air Show (Sundays through Oct)
  • Folkart Festival (Beginning of July)
  • Frederick Trains Museum
  • Fruit Picking
  • Georgetown Glow
  • Glen Echo Theater
  • Glenstone Museum
  • Great Falls Hike
  • Harper’s Ferry
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hyperkidz
  • Ice Skating
  • Imagination Stage
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  • Kennedy Center
  • Kid Museum
  • Laser Tag
  • Leesylvania State Park
  • Lego Discovery Center
  • Library of Congress
  • Lighting President’s Park
  • Live Music
  • Magnatiles
  • Make Necklaces
  • Maryland Science Center (Baltimore)
  • Microscope
  • Millennium Stage @Kennedy Center
  • Miniature Golf
  • Minor League Baseball
  • Monopoly
  • Monster Golf
  • Mount Vernon (Christmas Day)
  • Nasa Goddard Visiting Center
  • National Aquarium
  • National Arboretum
  • National Engraving
  • National Geographic
  • National History Museum
  • National Menorah
  • National Postal Museum
  • Nats Game – Jewish Heritage Day
  • Natural History Museum
  • Newseum – Kids are Free this Summer
  • Occoquan Wildlife Refuge
  • Olney Children’s Ballet Theater
  • Parks
  • Patuxent Wildlife Refuge
  • Pinstripes Bowling
  • Play Video Games
  • Playdates
  • Play-Doh
  • Port Discovery
  • Portrait Gallery
  • Postal Museum
  • Potomac Paddle Boats
  • Rock Creek Planetarium
  • Rummikub
  • Scrabble
  • See Fireworks
  • Sesame Place (PA)
  • Set
  • Shakespeare in the Garden
  • Show at local Theater
  • Sledding
  • Snap Circuits
  • Snow Tubing
  • Solomon’s Island
  • Sorry
  • South Mountain Creamery
  • Splash Park
  • Strathmore
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Sunflowers at Mckee Beshers Wildlife Management
  • Tidal Basin
  • Train Rides
  • Trolley Museum
  • Turkey Hill Experience
  • Turtle Park
  • Volunteer
  • Walkersville Southern Railroad (May – Oct)
  • Wharf DC
  • White House
  • Wolftrap Children’s Theater
  • Zoo
  • Zoo Lights

Here are some tips & Videos from The Innovative Dad about Bucket Lists

Summer Planning: Turn over the Bucket List to Your Kids

The Family “Bucket List”

This Week Have I? Fighting the Summer Doldrums

Amazon | BEST PRICE + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE: Crayola Dry Erase Markers

Amazon | BEST PRICE + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE: Crayola Dry Erase Markers

  • CRAYOLA DRY ERASE MARKERS: This whiteboard marker set features 6 vibrant colors!
  • FINE LINE: Great for details, fine tip markers are great for adding details, underlining, and using space efficiently.
  • WASHABLE MARKERS: Inks wash clean from clothes & hands.
  • OFFICE & CLASSROOM SUPPLIES: Be prepared for greatness with colorful dry erase markers that make a statement in meeting rooms, classrooms, and at home.
Amazon | BEST PRICE + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE: Address Labels 3 1/3 x 4

Amazon | BEST PRICE + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE: Address Labels 3 1/3 x 4

  • Permanent adhesive labels are guaranteed to stick and stay put on cardboard, envelopes, paper, glass or metal.
  • No more jams or smudges with Avery shipping labels. White labels optimized for laser & inkjet printers.
  • TrueBlock technology covers up everything underneath the shipping label so you can reuse boxes.
  • Easily customize these printable labels with thousands of free templates and designs at
  • Great for shipping and mailing, organizing boxes, bin labels, classroom organization & stickers, filing & organizing, and bottle labels.
Target School Supply Deals

Target School Supply Deals

Here are some great deals for school supplies at Target

Crayola Colored Pencils – 12 Count
Crayola Washable Broad Tip Markers – 10 Count
Crayola Model Magic – 1 Pack
Expo Dry Erase Black Chisel Markers – 4 Count
Expo Variety Pack Dry Erase Markers – 1 Set
4 x 4 Lined Post-it Notes – 3 Pack
3 x 3 Post-it Notes – 12 Pack
1″ Binder – 1
Sharpener – 1
Eraser Caps – 25 Count
Elmer’s Glue Sticks – 12 Count
Elmer’s Washable Glue – 1

Amazon School Supply Deals

Amazon School Supply Deals

There are a bunch of deals at Amazon, here are a few for you:


Elmer’s Disappearing Glue Sticks – 30 pack
Elmer’s School Glue – 12 Pack
Elmer’s Rainbow Glitter Glue – Variety Pack


Amazon Basics #2 Pencils – 150 Count
Bic Mechanical Pencils – 24 Count
Ticonderoga #2 Pencils – 96 Count


Crayola Twistable Crayons – 24 Crayons
Crayola Silly Twistable Crayons – 12 Crayons
Crayola Crayons – 6 Packs

Colored Pencils

Sargent Art Colored Pencils – 50 Count


Crayola Super Tip Markers – 50 Count
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers – 12 Count
Amazon Basics Highlighters – 12 Count
Sharpie Permanent Markers – 12 Count
Crayola Washable Markers – 8 Count


Crayola Chalk – 12 Count


Bic Round Medium Point Pens – 60 Count
Ice Cream Cone Pens – 6 Count
Gel Pens – 40 Pack
Papermate Fine Tip Felt Pens – 2 Count


Papermate Pink Latex Erasers – 12 Count


Avery 8 Tab Dividers – 6 Pack
Avery 8 Tab Dividers – 1 Pack
Avery 6 Tab Dividers – 1 Pack

Sticky Pads

3 x 3 Sticky Pads – 6 Count
4 x 4  Lined Sticky Pads – 3 Count


Crayola Model Magic – 1 Pack
Wescott Scissors – 2 Pack
Sharp Scientific Calculator – 1
Mead Composition Books – 5 Count
Case-it Binder – 1 Count

Amazon | GREAT DEAL + COUPON: Glitter Plates

Amazon | GREAT DEAL + COUPON: Glitter Plates

Use this code for discount: IWO4YSIT for these glitter plates. So fun for a Simcha or sukkot!

  • Healthy & High Quality: Gold glitter plastic plates & gold glitter cutlery are made of 100% food-grade plastic is BPA free and toxic-free to ensure a safe eating experience for you and your guests. Reusable, sturdy and healthy for everyday use.FDA certificated.
  • ELEGANT SIMPLE DESIGN: Plastic dinner plates with shiny finish match well with the gold glitter disposable dinnerware and plastic forks on the table will add elegant on your event.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY: Solid and really strong, plastic party plates could hold up well all kinds of food without bend or any mess. And gold glitter plastic plates and flatware won’t scratch or break easily.
  • DISPOSABLE CONVENIENCE: Gold glitter disposable cups and flatware match the disposable wedding plates will work well on your event. Convenience without clean up, just throw them away after use.
  • CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES: Gold glitter place setting with elegant design are perfect for wedding, gathering, parties… also make a great gift for people who like easy entertaining and casual everyday elegance.
Amazon | BEST PRICE: T-Fal 12 Quart Stock Pot

Amazon | BEST PRICE: T-Fal 12 Quart Stock Pot

  • 12 quart capacity for cooking family size meals
  • Superior nonstick interior and exterior make it easy to cook and clean. Healthy cooking results with minimal oils or fat
  • The glass lid allows you to watch cooking progress. Vented hole lets steam escape preventing boiling over
  • Heavy-gauge aluminum construction for better heat conductivity than Stainless Steel.Cooktop compatibility: Gas, Electric coil
  • Dishwasher safe; Oven safe up to 350 degrees F; Limited lifetime warranty