Kolcraft Contests Category
This week is a week of Thanksgiving joy for Kolcraft. We have some great crafts, recipes, contests and more this week. To kick off our Thanksgiving week, employees from Kolcraft are sharing their favorite family Thanksgiving traditions.
Kolcraft Thanksgiving Traditions
- We go around the table and say one thing we are thankful for this year. We especially love hearing what the littlest one has to say! –Kim
- Early in the morning the kids and dads in our family and our friend’s family take a walk in the woods. –Colleen
- We volunteer at a homeless shelter serving Thanksgiving dinner. It reminds us to be grateful for what we have. –Brent
- We light a candle at our Thanksgiving table in gratitude for the love of family members who are no longer with us. –Michelle
- It’s father son bonding day! We eat too much (guilt free) and watch 3 NFL football games! –Chris
- This Cranberry Salad recipe is one that my husband’s family has handed down for 4 generations. It’s very easy and it tastes good! –Carol
Holiday Cranberry Salad
- 2 cans whole berry cranberry sauce
- 2 apples
- 2 bananas
- 2 oranges
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 2 T. sugar (to taste)
- ½ c. chopped walnuts (if desired)
Slice bananas into lemon juice and mix lightly to keep bananas from turning brown. Peel and section oranges and cut into ½ “ pieces. Core apples and coarsely chop. Stir fruit together and fold in cranberry sauce. Add sugar to taste and stir in nuts if desired. Make one day ahead for best blending of flavors.
This recipe can easily be adjusted up or down. The ratio is 1 to 1 on the cranberries and fruit. Adjust the lemon juice and sugar accordingly.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving Traditions?
It is that most wonderful time of the year when we indulge in family, food and festivity. Kolcraft would like to help out with the expenses that come with this most wonderful time of the year by having a fun, Thanksgiving craft contest.
What to do:
- With the following supplies, make a Thanksgiving craft.
- You can only use the listed supplies to make your craft. You don’t have to use all the supplies, but you can’t add any.
- Your craft can take on any Thanksgiving theme and can be decorative or functional.
- Feel free to have your children help and note that when you enter the contest.
- Take a photo of your Thanksgiving creation & add it to Kolcraft’s facebook page.
- Entries will be judged on creativity and thoughtfulness.
- Contest ends at midnight CST next Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011.
- A winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011.
Supplies you can use:
- Empty toilet paper or paper towel tube
- Black marker
- Pipe cleaner (any color)
- Orange felt
- Yellow construction paper
- Red, green, brown crayons
- Googly eyes
- Glitter (any color)
- Glue, tape, and scissors
Have fun! We can’t wait to see your Thanksgiving Craft.
Kolcraft continues the celebration of our 65th Anniversary with the Share the Moment Sweepstakes package which will turn everyday parenting moments into bonding moments!
We love that you can win a Contours® Optima™ Tandem Stroller that features reversible seats and height adjustable canopies all within a lightweight aluminum frame!
We also love babies getting a peaceful night of sleep so you can too! During the sweepstakes you can win a Contours® Innerspring Organic Cotton 2-stage Infant-Toddle Crib Mattress. This comfy crib mattress features a woven organic cotton cover that is soft and durable, enhanced with Crypton Green Technology for protection against wetness, stains, bacteria and allergens without the use of a plastic backing or coating!
It’s easy to win! Visit our anniversary website and click on Enter to Win! Good luck!
As many of you know, Kolcraft is celebrating our 65th anniversary this year. In honor of our 65th anniversary we launched a website dedicated to our celebration. We are honoring our family of brands with five sweepstakes throughout the year.
Today we are announcing the winners from our “Families on the Go with Jeep” sweepstakes. This promotion ran in June and July. Congrats to our winners.
Our second promotion, the “Summer of Sesame Street” began July 17. Enter by this Saturday, August 27th for your chance to win over $500 worth of loveable, educational Sesame Street products. The prizes include the Sesame Street DVD bundle, the Sesame Street book bundle, an Elmo 6 Volt Powered Fire Truck, the Elmo Learn with Me Potty Chair, an Elmo lunch box, and Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster plush toys. Click here to enter.
Beginning this Sunday, August 28, is the “Sealy New Baby, New Bed” promotional sweepstakes. This sweepstakes has over $1500 in prizes. Including a Sealy adult bed set, a Sealy Baby Posturepedic Crown Jewel Firm Luxury Crib & Toddler Bed Mattress, a Sealy Naturals Cotton Crib Mattress Pad, the Sealy Sweet Pea 2 in 1 Maternity & Nursing Pillow, and a Sealy Stain Protection Crib Mattress Pad. Visit us starting Sunday, August 28 through October 8 to enter.
Is there anything better than a yearlong celebration?
Many of you have met Wally WonderBug & have fallen in love with his little adventures with Wanda WonderBug & Wilbur WonderWorm. Well, they have a new friend to introduce to you – Toby Turtle! He is their newest friend and an activity center just like them! To celebrate the arrival of their new friend, the WonderBugs are throwing a Summer Bug Party complete with fun recipes and activities for you to do with your children! And what party is complete without presents? The WonderBugs are even giving away prizes during their Summer Bug Party. All the details are below!
Summer Bug Cupcakes
What you will need:
- Oreo cookies
- Butter knife to frost cupcakes (adult use only)
What to do:
- Bake cupcakes.
- Frost cupcakes in bug colors. Our Kolcraft Kids frosted them like the Wonderbugs, WonderWorm & Toby Turtle.
- Cut an Oreo cookie in half to use for the head.
- Frost over over cookie for the head.
- Make eyes out of frosting.
- Separate a Twizzler to make antenna and turtle’s “spots”.
- Crush the top of an Oreo cookie to fill in the spots on turtle’s shell
Summer Bug Activities
- If it’s too hot to be outside, we love these indoor crafts from DLTK
- Ranger Rick’s Geocaching is the ultimate adventure! See how many bugs you meet along the way!
- Bug nightlife – once it is dark outside, grab a white sheet & flashlight. Hang the sheet from a clothesline, fence, tree or some other tall object. Watch as bugs cover the sheet. How many different bugs can you and your kids identify?
Summer Bug Contest!
There is a lot of buzz over the WonderBug’s new friend, Toby Turtle. We know you will love him for your baby!
Some of our favorite features of the Toby TurtleTot Activity Center:
- WonderWorm sings, talks, and lights up to engage your baby
- 8 Colorful toys have different sizes, shapes, movements and sounds
- Toys have been tailored to help your babies development
- Seat spins 360 degrees for full access to all toys
- Height adjusts on seat to grow with your baby
- Easy-to-clean toy tray
- Machine-washable seat pad
The Toby TurtleTot is only available at Babies R Us, but you can win one during our Summer Bug Party! All you have to do is enter a photo of your child who is Cute As A Bug on Kolcraft’s Facebook page. For an extra entry check out the WonderBug website & include a comment along with your baby’s photo on Facebook of something you like about the WonderBugs. The baby with the most votes will win a choice of the Toby TurtleTot, Wally WonderBug or Wanda WonderBug baby Activity Center. Contest ends at midnight CST on July 25th. Voting ends at 10 am CST on July 29th.
The first 25 people to enter the Cute As A Bug Summer Bug Contest will receive a plush Wally WonderBug toy!
Our newly released Contours Optima Tandem Stroller has been getting a lot of praise from moms and dads. They love all the features in a tandem that is lightweight – only 36 lbs! The features and beauty of the Optima Tandem Stroller read like poetry so we are having an Ode to the Optima Twitter contest to celebrate.
It’s easy to enter our Our Ode to the Optima contest! It will run from June 23-30 midnight CST on Twitter.
1. Follow @Kolcraft on Twitter
2. Complete the sentence Oh Optima how I love your….
3. Use the hash tag #ContoursOptima
Contest is limited to one entry per day. If you wish to enter on consecutive days, you have to complete the sentence with a different phrase. Tweeting the same phrase multiple times will not give you multiple entries. Entries will be judged on creativity – humor, how you will use the Optima, how make your life easier, etc).
Winner will receive a Contours Optima Tandem Stroller in color of their choice!
Kolcraft loves to celebrate parenting and are excited that Father’s Day is almost here! To celebrate, we are giving you the opportunity to win a $100 American Express gift certificate!
It’s easy to enter. Just visit our Facebook page (if you aren’t a fan, now is the time to become one!) and answer one or both of the following questions:
- What is the greatest lesson your father has taught you?
- What is something you hope your child learns from his/her father?
The contest will run from June 13-20. It ends at Midnight CST on the 20th. Entries will be judged on originality and meaningfulness.
Kolcraft has kicked off a 6 month celebration for our 65th anniversary. We are super excited about this because we are celebrating the journey of parenthood that we have shared with generations of families.
We have a special 65th anniversary website where you can read the history of Kolcraft, read about our family of brands and enter our Sweepstakes. Our Sweepstakes kicks off with the Families on the Go with Jeep promotion running from June 5, 2011 through July 16, 2011. During this promotion you can win baby products like the Jeep Liberty Limited 3 wheeler stroller, Jeep Baby Carrier and other products for your family like a 5 piece Jeep luggage set! It’s everything a family needs to be on the go this summer.
Every 6 weeks there will be a new Sweepstakes package featuring products for baby and family from Sesame Street®, Sealy®, Contours® and Kolcraft. Be sure to continue to check the website to learn about all the exciting prizes including a new Sealy adult bed mattress!
We are truly thrilled to share our anniversary celebration with you. As our President says – you are the reason Kolcraft lives our mission of helping families on their parenting journey.
We are overjoyed to be celebrating 65 years of making parent’s lives easier with quality products families have depended on for decades, said Tom Koltun, President and third-generation owner of Kolcraft. There’s nothing more important to our success than the families who choose Kolcraft baby products each and every day.
Thank you for being a Kolcraft fan and welcome to our 65th Anniversary celebration.
We are super excited about it being the month of June for several reasons. It is the month when we celebrate Father’s Day, have warm weather for picnics and BBQ’s and start the celebration of Kolcraft’s 65th Anniversary!
We have all sorts of great contests & sweepstakes where you can win strollers, adult and crib mattresses from Sealy and more! We also have some great dad interviews, dad book reviews, etc. coming your way.
Stay tuned as we not only celebrate dads, but the all the ups and downs of your family journey!