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Elsa from Frozen

Posted on 25 June, 2014 at 15:13 Comments comments (933)
ElsaWith Summer time here we are busy at Giggle Time but i always like to take the time and learn new things!
Here is a new balloon design I did this morning of Queen Elsa from Frozen.
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Baseball Family Street Festival

Posted on 23 June, 2014 at 12:28 Comments comments (107)
Giggle Time would like to thank the Toronto Blue Jays again for having us entertain at the Baseball Family Street Festival.  The weather was perfect and it was great seeing all the families out enjoying the event!
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Party Tips

Posted on 30 April, 2013 at 12:46 Comments comments (195)
Hello everyone,
I am often asked if I have any party tips: here is a listing of some tips you may want to use at your next birthday party.
1. Serve the ice cream and cake (or any sweets) toward the end of the party.  This way the kids won't be bouncing off the walls on a sugar high during the party. 
2. If you are having pizza ask the restaurant to cut the pizza into 10 or 12 slices instead of 8.
3. Two hours is usually enough time for a party for a grade school child.
4. Get a phone number on where you can reach parents as the kids are coming in.  This way if there is an accident or you need to send one of them home you have a correct number.
5. Elimination games don't work as well for younger children - if you play them make sure you have something to do for the ones who are "out". 
6. Write out a schedule for the party in 15 minute segments.
7. Instead of paper cups get bottled drinks with sports tops on (less likely to get spilled) and put each child's name on a sticker on each one. No confusion - less waste. For younger children draw something they recognize - Like Superman.
8. Make a list of lots of games to play.  Kids run through the games in a hurry and it's great to have more ideas ready.
9. Tie a bouquet of balloons around your mailbox or front of your house. It makes it a lot easier for anyone trying to find the house if they have never been to your home.
10. Let the birthday child select the colors for the balloons. Anything you can do to get your child involved in the birthday party planning is great for their self-esteem and self-confidence. Kids really want to help out.
11. Protect your pets! Keep dogs, cats etc. separated from the party area.
12. Involve the entire family in your birthday party planning. Siblings can sometime feel left out, neglected when it’s not their birthday. Perhaps an older child can be in charge taking pictures. Maybe one of the siblings can introduce the entertainer when it’s time for the show. Another might hang up coats or collect all the presents as children arrive. Another could help prepare refreshments, invitations etc. Be creative with your kid party ideas!
13. Entertainment? Having an entertainer for your child’s party can really make the party experience for your child a memorable one. But how do you find an entertainer that will do an excellent job for you? The days of looking in the phone book are obsolete. With the explosion of the internet, your best bet is going on-line. All the top pros have a web site which contains valuable info about themselves and their entertainment... all at the click of a mouse.
14. One of the best kid party ideas is to have a picture taken with the birthday child and each friend. When you get the film developed, order double prints and include a snapshot of the birthday child and each guest with the thank you note. You can even have the birthday child help make the thank you notes/cards. Your child will learn from an early age the importance of thank you notes and the parents of all your guests will love them.
15. If you’re having an outdoor party, definitely have a back up plan in case of inclement weather.
Thanks to for some of the ideas listed here
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Family Game Night

Posted on 19 April, 2013 at 18:16 Comments comments (362)
Games that are a family Hit!
Don`t Scramble the Egg Game
This game is a big hit with our family.  Even the grandparents love playing it when they come over.  It is basically played like hot potato but with a twist.  The egg you through around ticks!
A player turns over a category card like pizza toppings.  They say their answer and then toss the ticking eggs to another player who must call out their answer before the egg CRACKS.  
Let me tell you this one got my heart pounding and everyone laughing!
Sleeping Queens
We have had this game for 3 years now and it is still the go to game for my kids (ages 9 and 10).  I love this game so much that I always make sure to have an extra copy on hand for a birthday present. 
Easy-to-Make Old-Fashioned Toys
I picked up this book a few weeks ago and it is really cool.  Not only does it tell you the history of over 30 old fashioned toys but it tells you how to make them out of every day house hold items.  I am going to use this book on our next PD day for sure!
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Facts About Laughter:

Posted on 8 April, 2013 at 16:27 Comments comments (58)
Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born

Children laugh an average of 400 times per day

13 muscles are used to smile, 47 are required for frowning

15 minutes of laughter equals the benefit of 2 hours sleep

Laughing for 15 seconds adds  2 days to your life span

One good belly laugh burns off 3 ½ calories

In the 1950s people used to laugh an average of 18 minutes a day.  Today, that’s down to 4-6 minutes a day

People only smile 35% as much as they think they do

The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze
When laughter is shared it binds people together and increases happiness
Best of all....
It’s Fun, It’s Free and Easy to Use!
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Posted on 8 April, 2013 at 12:18 Comments comments (1045)
Giggle Time would like to welcome all our guests to our new website.
I will be adding new links and fun activities for you and your family so check back often!
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