If you’re a parent, your child’s welfare is at the forefront of your mind at all times. While their health and safety are number one, there’s a multitude of other issues you’re regularly faced with such as how to keep the little buggers entertained 24/7. Not only is keeping kids active a benefit, it’s also at times a challenge. We put together our top five activities that will be helpful if you find yourself drawing a blank. Ready, set, read!
Activity One: Reading
Activity Two: Making Play-Doh from Scratch
Activity Three: Teaching Everyday Skills
Activity Four: Exercise
Activity Five: Cooking
Activity One: Reading as a top five activities. The reason for this being our favorite is because reading gives both parents and children an opportunity to explore new lands, experience unique situations and solve problems. While many children shy away from reading, there are some that absolutely love it and can’t get enough. Encourage your children to read even when not in school. By using this a parent/child activity, you’ll also get a break.
Activity Two: Making Play-Doh from scratch is easy and not as messy as some may think. The best part is you can find most of your ingredients around the house. To explain why this made it to our list, is we enjoy squishing around with the substance too! Who doesn’t enjoy rolling around and forming little dough balls and then creating something awesome? We went the additional step for you and found the recipe, so you can DIY with the kids.
Activity Three: Teaching kids an everyday skill is valuable. Find ways to show them how to work with money. Take them out to the garage and give a lesson on tools and how to use them. The point is kids will retain pretty much everything you teach them at this age so why not give them the skills they’ll need to make a difference? Go the extra mile and activity will be in your top line-up too!
Activity Four: Exercising is one of the best activities for any kid-parent team. Whether you’re out bowling or joining little league, you’ll enjoy the time spent teaching your kid to be physically fit. Another important aspect is kids enjoy challenging and strategizing but it’s also important to teach them how to be okay with losing. Just stay positive and any activity involving athletics will surely be entertaining.
Activity Five: We’ve come to our final interest which is cooking. There’s just something about being in the kitchen, creating something and making a mess that seems to rank high with our attention. This truly is an enjoyable part of any parent’s day when they get to be side by side with their kids in preparing food. Even if it’s baking cookies from a package, there’s a bond that takes place. Don’t worry you can clean up the clutter in the kitchen later.
The important thing to remember here is by spending quality time with your kids, you’ll be keeping them busy and teaching them a wide variety of personal attributes. Any one of these activities will allow you to enjoy the process no matter what these entails.
Of course, our sixth activity we are extremely partial to is taking your child to the Wow Factory for some fun. But, we figure you already knew that to be number one! We hope to see you soon.
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Showing Your Child Love is Easy with These Wow Factory Tips
Children aren’t always easy to please. As parents we know it’s our duties to ensure our babies have a happy childhood. Kids don’t always require expensive trips, toys, and items to give them joy. Sometimes it’s the little things that count, and in this article, we’ll give you some ideas that will not only surprise your child, but it’ll also put a smile on your face as well.
Tip 1.) The Day of your child’s birthday, use a washable paint marker and write on the mirror before they hit the bathroom. This little surprise sets the pace for their whole day, and it will put them in a festive mood first thing in the morning.
Tip 2.) Leave a note in their lunchbox or book bag. When kids are at a reading level, they need to have positive reinforcements. By writing them a note with a nice quote or an expression of your love for them, you’ll be teaching your child to be thoughtful or maybe even more!
Tip 3.) Introduce new activities such as sports, dance or art. Children need to have their minds always stimulated. Learning new skills or developing their cultural side can lend to a lifetime of benefits. Don’t hesitate to ask them what they want to do before signing them up to something they may not have any interest. By exposing your child to adventures, you’re giving them the memories that are everlasting.
Tip 4.) Treat your child to a day at the spa. Kids love to be pampered and spoiled. Even babies benefit from massage therapy. Look for Groupon to local resorts that offer child services and book a day to hang out with them in this gratifying environment.
Tip 5.) Take a walk with your kids. Whether you hit the nearest hiking trail or you decide to stroll around the block, walking is a real asset for both. Not only does walking promote good health, but it’s also an excellent way to clear stress and opens discussions necessary for a healthy kid-parent relationship.
In reality, your kids are looking for attention from you as a parent. By taking the time to do something out of the norm, you re-kindle your special bond. The best part is these things take very little time, effort and are affordable for everyone. When it comes to the little things that count, the little things ARE your kids! Now make it a good day!
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If you are within Coconut Creek or the larger South Florida region, then the Wow Factory offers the best location for your kid’s party. Whether you are having a birthday party, a family get-together or just want to give your kids and their friends a fun day out; the Wow Factory offers the best value for money and an enjoyable experience. What would you, and your kids, experience at the Wow Factory? Read on to find out.
An awesome party venue with Lots of fun activities
The Wow Factory offers more than just bowling, there are numerous fun activities for your kids to enjoy. There are more than enough bowling alleys so you can reserve as many as you want to ensure that your party enjoys their bowling uninterrupted. Apart from the bowling, there is a well-stocked arcade games section with many new and retro arcade games available. There is a laser tag arena within the complex as well as a rock climbing wall and a rope course. To have access to any, or all, of these facilities, all you have to do is book them in advance.
Kids birthday party packages
If you are holding a birthday party for your child, and their friends, then the Wow factory has a number of special party packages for you. Starting at $399, your kids will enjoy bowling and any of the other fun activities within the complex. They will get pizza and sodas as well as a complimentary Wow Factory gift bag. The Wow Factory can also send branded paper or electronic invitations to your party attendants. The birthday girl or boy will also be given points that can be redeemed at any of the fun activities for free as a birthday gift. If you have more than 12 guests or want a more customized party experience (such as a special menu), then all you need is to inform the Wow factory in advance and your child’s party can be customized to suit your preference.
An affordable and safe experience.
All our party packages, activities and food and beverage items are priced affordably to ensure that your kids can have fun without denting your budget. The Wow factory prides itself in being a responsible member of the Coconut Creek community and wants its services to be within the price range that can be enjoyed by all. All the activities that are held at the Wow factory are also adequately supervised by well-trained staff to ensure that your children will be safe as they enjoy themselves. From the rock climbing wall to the kitchen, you can be guaranteed that all safety measures are adhered to.
Something for the parents
While the kids have fun, the Wow factory has something for the parents and chaperones to enjoy. Adults can enjoy bowling; have some snacks or sample from our wide selection of wines and craft beers. We have an impressively wide menu that includes tacos, burgers, steaks, tex-mex and quesadillas.
The Wow Factory has all the ingredients for a truly fun and unforgettable kids’ party. Bring your kids and let them discover the ‘wow’ effect of the Wow Factory.
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The secret to having a great kids’ birthday party is to have a common theme. A theme helps to tie the whole event around one idea. This adds excitement to the party and narrows down your party ideas to one line of thought. Of course, not all kids’ birthday party ideas are great. But if you are scouting for some good ones, you’re in luck. Check out some of the 6 hottest themes for kids’ birthday parties below.
Lego themed parties
Lego blocks have taken the world by storm, in a way. They have inspired games, cartoons, and even movies. Kids love to play with them. And guess what else? They would love a Lego-themed birthday party as well. With this theme, you can have a Lego cake, Lego cupcakes, provide Lego playing blocks, Lego furniture (tables and stools), Lego themed water slides, etc. The list is endless.
Super hero themed parties
Kids cannot get enough of super heroes. They love them with all their little hearts. You cannot go wrong with this theme, especially if you’re hosting a birthday party for a boy. Some of the popular super heroes at the moment include Spider Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Turtle Ninjas, just to name a few. And as a parent, you obviously know who your kid’s favorite hero is. You can apply this theme to your kid’s birthday party through clothing, costumes, toys, cake, and other party props.
Movie themed parties
Another great idea for hot birthday party themes is movies. There are some movies that just stick with your kids. And creating a birthday theme around that would just make their day. Some of the hottest kid’s movies at the moment include The Smurfs, Trolls, Penguins of Madagascar, Frozen, The Chipmunks, Moana, etc. Choose one of these and work on party ideas revolving along the movie.
Wipeout themed party
Being summer, the wipeout theme is perfect. If you have watched the popular TV show then you know that kids would love to have a party based on its ideas. It’s just loads and loads of fun. The kids get to compete and spend time in the water. For this theme you’ll need to have a pool, even if it’s an inflatable one. You’ll also need water slides and Wipeout props to complete the theme.
Camping themed party
Another hot birthday party idea for kids is camping. This theme will give your kids a taste of being outdoors. You can go about this in different ways. One, you can actually plan to host the party outdoors at a camping location. Two, you can simply pitch tents in your backyard and make that your venue. Thirdly, you can create a faux camp site right in your living room. Better yet, you can have the kids pitch in to create the set up.
Fashion themed party
Another exciting party theme that kids would love is a fashion party. Why should the adults be the only ones to enjoy fashion parties? Create a trendy fashion outfit for your kids and have other parents do so as well. And come party day, lets the kids dazzle in all their glamour. That should make for some fun throwback photos years down the line.
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If your family is like most of us, you’re always looking for fun and exciting ways to bring each other together without causing a big bore or hassle. The month of April is that time of year where there’s been enough of a break between holidays and school activity allowing for enjoyable family times once again. We think the month of April is also the best time to join us for a few games of knocking down pins and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Whether you’re looking to participate in a league or you just want to gather up a few people for some open bowling, this month is a terrific time to plan. Although it seems like spring time in Coconut Creek year around, this is pre-season to the super-hot weather, and lots of people tend to gather together for some fun. At the Wow Alley, you never must worry about working up too much of a sweat because of the air conditioner making this the perfect indoor sporting activity.
Another reason why bowling is a great activity is that you can promote things like team building skills with your co-workers or even some people in your neighborhood for some additional fun to break up the humdrum of the week. No matter what the case may be, plan your month with a chance to play a little to shake it up.
In addition to inviting your co-workers to join a league, your kids will have a great time with the laser lights and black lighting for our Cosmic Bowling parties. This is an excellent way to keep your teens out of trouble while learning new skills and getting some needed exercise. Be sure to bring student ids for discounted rates and don’t forget the times are Friday’s and Saturdays from 8-12 pm.
There are so many great reasons for making the month of April your time to come by and strap on a fresh pair of shoes. While yelling “Strike,” you’ll want to make Wow Alley a tradition for everyone. In fact, you’ll find this excellent game is still going a spare for those who thought it to be old and gone. While it’s just a good time all around for everyone, it’s also a place for some good clean fun.
Contact us today to reserve your lane. Open bowling is also available.
If you read a mommy blog or hit up a place like Pinterest, you’ll soon realize there’s a ton of great ideas for sweet treats ideal for any kid’s party. In fact, there are so many ways to display, make and serve everything from Swedish Fish to Lifesavers that your head could go into a sugar coma! We wanted to make it easy for you by giving you some fun ideas that will help you narrow it down before your next event!
Cotton Candy Wafer Cones are one of the best ways to display your kid’s favorite sugary treat. Buy pre-made cotton candy and place it inside of an ice cream cone then wrap with fun plastic cellophane wrap. Not only is the super adorable way to serve, but it’s also less mess!
Next, why not make an activity making Candy necklaces out of Lifesavers and Gummy Savers? The kids will have a blast with this quick and easy crafty activity that will keep them entertained for weeks. You can also include Froot Loops to give the necklace some variety. No matter what the case may be, the kids will enjoy creating their edible jewelry.
If you’ve never seen someone unwrap a Saran Wrap Ball, you’re in for a real blast! It’s a fun way to watch your guest of honor try to figure out what’s in the center of the ball. Use colored Plastic Wrap to create a ball with little gifts in the center. Just keep wrapping the paper around until you can’t see the items. As the child unravels the wrap, small prizes like candy bars and gum packs. You can feel the anticipation as the child unwraps this challenging gift idea.
Other than wrapping the candy, why not play with it? Shark Jell-O is one of the coolest ideas yet, and you can make this fun summer treat from the blog “Home Made Interest.” Go to the candy store and pick out shark gummies and gummy bears to decorate the blue flavored Jell-O. This idea is too fresh and ideal for summer parties.
Just like anything else, we all have a preference to the type of candy we like and love. Another slick way to display and serve candy is to create a candy bar. Fill decorative glass jars with fun items such as lollipops, rock candy, and gobstoppers. The kids will love all the colors, and it’s a fun way to show off those sugar sweets.
These, of course, are just a few ideas that will help make candy look and taste even better. Don’t forget to contact us for information on reserving your space for your child’s event!
With the fast-paced lifestyle, we all tend to lead these days, planning another birthday party can be somewhat daunting. We decided to put together a quick way to keep your child’s party simple and put the planning phase down to a minimum for you. This week’s blog reveals some quick tips on keeping it simple!
Determine the Day, Place and Time.
Pick the Food to be Served.
Invite a specified number of guests
Send Invitations Early
Ask for Help
One of the biggest hurdles in party planning is determining where and when to throw the party or event. Once you’ve got a place established with a date and time the rest should be simple. If you’re overwhelmed with everyday tasks and schedules, then pick a place where you won’t have to worry about clean up and the aftermath of the celebration. This cuts back a lot on the hours and minutes you’ll have to spend.
Next, decide on the food to be served. Have someone cater the party or order pizza. The whole idea here is to prevent you from having to do additional work. By planning to hold your child’s birthday party or banquet at a location nearby and finding food to be delivered or catered, will make your life much simpler.
In addition to the food, keep in mind a head count is critical. Take a tally on how many guests will be at the party so you can plan accordingly. Don’t wait until the last minute to devise your list either, as people often need time to plan if they want to attend.
Send the invitations early. Whether you’re hosting the party at your home or an outside venue, be sure to send the invitations right away. Be sure to have them RSVP to gauge the attendance, and this will prevent you from over-ordering when it comes to the catering.
Lastly, to make life easier be sure to reach out and ask for help. If you’re swamped (as most of us are) asking for others to pitch in with the planning phase is a good idea. Many times, if you ask your friend, neighbor or about participate, they’ll most likely agree. Just remember to reciprocate the favor.
By taking these easy tips into consideration before your next big party, you’ll most likely feel a sense of relief. We understand the dilemma’s parents face today and are always here to help.
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Sometimes your child’s birthday may land on a school day but this doesn’t mean that you should wait until the weekend to make him/her feel special. There are so many birthday ideas that you can implement without spending much. Kids tend to enjoy the simplest things so don’t stress over going over-the-top with your birthday plans. In fact, planning for a birthday party shouldn’t be frustrating. We’ll let you in on some 7 fun and simple ideas to make your kid’s birthday extra special.
Start with a good breakfast
Even before the guests arrive, make your kid’s day by preparing his/her favorite breakfast. You may even decide to make the breakfast together. Anything to make them feel special even before the actual event begins.
Write a birthday letter
Make it tradition to write a birthday letter to your child every year. If your child is still too small to understand, save it and read it to him/her in later years. Every year, you can read the letters together. This letter should basically highlight the way your child has grown over the years and why they are so special to you.
Go through baby photos
There’s nothing better than spending some quality time with your child on their birthday. You can do this by going through some old baby photos or cards that you’ve stacked away for memories’ sake. You can even talk about how he/she was born and other milestones such as first day at school.
Give him/her a little freedom
It’s ok to allow the birthday child to enjoy his/her day. This could mean allowing the child to choose what they want to eat for dinner or even stay up past bedtime. It’s just a single day of the year when your child should be allowed to break some rules.
Decorate the birthday child’s room in the morning
Wake up early in the morning on the day of the birthday and surprise your child with some decorations in his/her room. You can do all this while your child is sleeping. Simple things like covering the floor with balloons that have different messages written on them can go a long way in making your child feel super excited.
Offer a random surprise
If your child’s birthday is on a school day, you can pick her/him up with a surprise gift. You can even hide a note or birthday card in their lunch bag so they come across it in the middle of the day. Bake a homemade cake and greet your child with it when you pick them up from school.
Organize a themed birthday
Themed birthday parties can be a great way to get the highest attendance and make your child very excited. There are so many birthday themes that you can consider including bowling themes, celebrity, makeover and army birthday themes. The idea is to make sure everything depicts the theme that you are trying to pull off. From the decorations to the food and venue, plan early in advance so that you don’t get overwhelmed by the process.
To book an amazing birthday party that you and your child are sure to remember, call The Wow Factory today! (954)-380-8600.