Target Time with Tots

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Target Time with Tots

Who else is counting down the days ’til school starts?

Anyone…?

[Insert awkward smile face emoji here…]

Well, we are pretty pumped about it over at our house.  But, so far this summer we haven’t been prepping much for the big day…

I mean, if you count all the motor skills we’ve been improving upon at the splash pads, every playground in town, the zoo, and playdates with friends…well, then we’re rocking out.

All joking aside, we are so excited to start school.  I have fond memories of my favorite past time ever: back to school supply shopping.  I used to spend hours in the aisles at Wal-Mart selecting the perfect binders.  Oh!  And pencil cases were super fun to pick out, too.

Sorry.  Daydreaming about ball point pens and notepads

Ok.  I’m back.

As a mom to toddlers, we aren’t really into the school supply obsession yet.  But, as we were sauntering through the dollar spot, as we do weekly, we discovered some super fun (and educational…SCORE!) school supplies to pass the time until we’re required to remain seated in our chairs all day…

I decided to share my top 5 faves with you today!

Each item you see here is under $ 5 and most of them only $ 1!!!

Check these out and head to your local Target to snag them for yourself today!

These workbooks are only $ 1 each!!!  They have workbooks for every age range and are color coordinated so you don’t get the wrong age range!

Alphabet Magnets!  I bought these just because my girls loved the bright colors.  But once we got home, we came up with a game.  I scattered the letter magnets all over a blanket in front of my girls.  Then, on our easel, I would write a letter from the alphabet.  The girls took turns finding the matching letter in their magnets and then bringing it to stick on the easel!  SO fun!

HOW CUTE are these $ 3 chore charts?!?  I love that they are dry erase, so that chores can change over time.  AND, there are magnetic stars to place as rewards for each day rather than messy stickers!!  These are a must for young children to start learning responsibility.  I may even get one for myself…and my husband …. honey-do lists have never been cuter.  Am I right, ladies?!?  😉

My girls are just now asking about money, tithing and all things expenses.  We have read our Berenstain Bears allowance book one too many times, I think…

Anyways, when I found these felt money purses, I threw it in the buggy without hesitation!  I LOVE that these are made of felt rather than that flimsy paper that inevitably gets lost, torn or discarded within 4 minutes of you opening it up!

Plus, this little set includes coins as well!  It’s only $ 3, and the fun, bright colors just sends it over the edge of being a must have.

This little game has quickly become a fave at our house.

All you need is some clothespins to make this a 30 minute time saver.  Yes, please!!

Ask your children to clasp each clothespin on the lowercase letter of the larger one printed at the top of each card. OR you could totally DIY this in no time at home.  Love this!!

So, like us, if you are bored of the rainy days and the constant schedule filling, head to Target and spend an afternoon walking up and down the dollar spot aisles.  I promise you will have a ball and you never know what you might find…

With a month left, what are you doing to “fill the time” for your kids?  Please share in the comments!

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      That was my favorite thing we found, too! The felt aspect of it is what is so neat and unique! Thank you so much for reading and hope you have a great week 🙂

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  1. Alexandra
    Alexandra says:

    Love this! I love the dollar spot in Target, but honestly I’ve never really looked through the school supplies there since my son isn’t in school yet. I’ll definitely have to look more next time, because I love these!

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      Yes, Alexandra! Take a look because they have SO many great preschool and below games / crafts and educational toys! I was shocked at what all they had. I really appreciate you reading and hope you have a great week 🙂

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      One of the things I miss most about school is back to school supply shopping! HAHA! And now with kiddos, I feel like I look forward to it more than them! Thank you so much for reading and hope you have a great week!

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  2. Jackie
    Jackie says:

    These are all so cute!! My kiddies are still too little to really buy supplies for, but I feel like I want to get them this anyway for when we start homeschooling. The other day I was in Walmart’s $ bin area and they had a pack of pencils for $1. I took in a whiff of that new pencil smell!! I miss it so much!!! I was really tempted to buy but who will use them??? I have a ton already!

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      I totally feel you on that! I feel like school supplies are one of my impulse buy purchases every time! And how amazing that you will homeschool! You are a rockstar! Thank you so much for reading and hope you have a great week 🙂

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      LOVE the dollar section! It’s like a hidden gem. Hope you have a great week and thank you for reading! 🙂

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    • erinbrownhollis@gmail.com
      erinbrownhollis@gmail.com says:

      Haha! YES! I love to run into other moms hanging out in the dollar spot at Target. It’s kinda like a Mommy meetup spot! Thank you so much for reading and hope you have a great week! 🙂

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