ChiIL Mama had a toy and game filled day Saturday, at Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Check out our prior Neighborhood Toy Store Day post here. We made it to not one, but FOUR local toy stores.
First, we got a great goody bag and said hey to Elmo at Building Blocks Toys. up in Lakeview. ChiIL Mama was one of the sponsors for their recent 15 Year Anniversary Party and we set them up with kindie musicians, The Poochamungas, and donated a $56 multi disc basket of Windy Kindie Chicago Artists. Check out our photo filled party recap here.
We are also part of their Giant Give Away, continuing through November 30th. Click the link above for prize and entry details.
We've donated ChiIL Mama's National Kindie Favorites CD Package With CDs by 4 Award Winning Kindie (Kids Indie) Artists:
Billy Kelly--The Family Garden ($12) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/04/april-shower-of-give-aways-kanani.html
Hope Harris-Cousins Jamboree ($21) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/05/win-disc-wednesday-hope-harris-cousins.html
The Okee Dokee Brothers--Take It Outside ($14) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/02/okee-dokee-brothers-live-in-concert-at.html
Steve Weeks-Dandelion ($18) http://www.chiilmama.com/2011/06/win-disc-wednesday-steve-weeks.html
Total Value: $65
Neighborhood Toy Store Day Continues:
Then we swung by Cat & Mouse Game Store in Wicker Park. The kids did a store wide scavenger hunt for fun prizes, then Du-Jay was the play to win winner of the awesome game, Spot It! The kids have been happily playing it in the car ever since. They have loads of fun games, circus toys like diablos and devil sticks and yo-yo's.
Next, we hit the other location of Building Blocks Toys because we realized we'd skipped out on our passport sticker during our morning visit, as we were in a rush to make it to the excellent production of Goodnight Moon the Musical, at Chicago Children's Theatre.
Finally, we hit Play! in Logan Square--our first visit to what's in fact our closest neighborhood toy store. They have the perfect blend of funky, urban kitch and comfy kids room spaces. We wanted to curl up and stay a while! The cool "passport" program for ASTRA Neighborhood Toy Store Day rewarded the kids with $10 gift certificates to all 3 toy stores, for visiting all 3 on Saturday. So, we'll absolutely be repeat customers at all of the above, and come back one day at time this time, so we have time to really browse.
Thank you all. Neighborhood Toy Stores Rock!
Remember, ChiTAG (the nation's largest Toy and Game Fair open to the public) is coming this weekend! So if you didn't get your fill of toys and games yet, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you check it out. ChiIL Mama is announcing our first two family weekend pass winners today and we still have 1 full family/all weekend pass to give away Friday at noon. Enter right here for your chance to WIN.