Activity from 2011 June (page 12)

Ask The Swag Gal – June 15, 2011

Posted by on Wed, June 15th, 2011 at 7:00 am

Today’s question is one that I’ve been getting quite frequently the past few weeks.  Our users want to know how to keep the kids busy this Summer…

Summer is just about here and school is just about out.  Have you figured out how you’re going to keep the kids busy during Summer vacation?  If not, don’t worry – Thanks to eHow Family, I found a great article with lots of perfect ideas and suggestions that the kids are bound to love!

Get a Library Card

-Don’t take your local library for granted.  Most libraries have free summer programs and workshops that are great for kids.  Make a weekly trip to the library and stock up on books and videos.  The best part about libraries is that it’s all free! (If you return your books on time!)

Go Swimming

Swimming is a great summer activity for the kids because it keeps them busy, keeps them cool, and keeps them active.  Plus – they love it!  If you don’t have a pool in your backyard, or don’t know anyone with a pool, check out your city’s website to find the closest community pool.

If you didn’t already know, we have some awesome pool toys in the Swag Store including water guns, beach balls, arm floaties, inflatable swim rings, inflatable swim rafts, and more!


Volunteering is a great thing to do over the summer.  There are likely many areas around your community that need and would love help.  If your child is old enough, have him/her devote a few hours a week to volunteering at the local library, soup kitchen, hospital, etc.  If you have time to spare, or your children aren’t old enough, make it a family activity.

Arts and Crafts

One of my favorite [summer] activities is arts and crafts.  Whether it’s simply drawing on the driveway in sidewalk chalk or constructing a bird house out in the back, arts and crafts are a great way to keep the kids busy as well as entertained.

Sports Programs

Check out the local schools, community center, and your city’s websites to see what sports programs are going on this summer.  Sign your kids up for their favorite sport that they’ll love and that will keep them active.  Don’t forget to lather them up in sunscreen first, though!

Lemonade Stand

I used to love having lemonade stands as a kid.  Not only is it so much fun, but it teaches the kids about business, money, expenses, and profits.

To see more ways to keep the kids busy this summer, click here.

What’s your favorite summer acitivity?


P.S. – Send your questions to  If your question is chosen, your answer will be featured in an Ask The Swag Gal post and you’ll be hooked up with 150SB!

Happy Flag Day

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Happy Flag Day, Swaggernauts! I think we probably all know of Flag Day’s existence, but most of us probably do not know the meaning of the holiday.  On June 14, 1777, the flag of the United States was adopted by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.  But it wasn’t until 1949 that National Flag Day ... Read More »

KISS Hits The Road

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Calling all members of the KISS Army – your favorite band is heading out on the road once again, and Swagbucks is giving away two tickets to seelct dates of the tour through Limited Time Swagstakes! Starting with the June 23rd show in Everett, Washington, you can snag Swagstakes entries for as little as a ... Read More »

Offer Alert: It Works

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
By now, you should be aware that Team Swagbucks works extremely hard to maintain the integrity of our Special Offers page. That involves removing offers that are malicious or even misleading. Here’s an example of an offer we took the initiative to remove because we felt that it was misleading: This seems like a really ... Read More »

Monica’s Comment Roundup

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Back on track this week with the CS comment questions. This week we are talking about Birthdays. My question is: I do not remember if I entered my birthday, when I first signed up for SwagBucks. I have tried to look at my account and find it, but have been unsuccessful. My birthday has come ... Read More »

Movie Dads Battle

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 11:00 am
Yesterday in our DADness tournament our two remaining TV Dads, Cliff Huxtable and Danny Tanner, went -head-to-head, battling it out for that top spot that will represent their category.  Let’s take a look at the results: So Cliff Huxtable will continue on in the competition.  Today is the last day of Round 2 where you ... Read More »

Let’s Make a Change

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am
Some of you may have seen this video already, as it his over 32 million hits on YouTube.  Playing for Change is a multimedia music project created by the American producer and sound engineer Mark Johnson.  Its goal is to bring musicians together from all around the world. After its popular 2009 release, Playing for ... Read More »

Froobi Daily Deals:2-in-1 Soft Fleece Travel Pillow and Blanket

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 9:00 am
It’s a pillow. It’s a blanket. It’s both! Travel with style and comfort using this 2-in-1 Travel Pillow-Blanket. The comfortable polyester microfiber fabric is soft on the skin, and provides a maximum amount of warmth. Rest your weary head on the fluffy pillow exterior, then simply unzip to access the soft, warm blanket inside. The ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays – June 14, 2011

Posted by on Tue, June 14th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Hey Swaggernauts! It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays (a.k.a. TTPTP), the contest where your creativity is rewarded with Swag Bucks (in addition to that warm, fuzzy feeling). Instead of all the bells and whistles, we’re going to keep it really simple. If you want a chance to win ... Read More »

Cheetos Man

Posted by on Mon, June 13th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Before I saw this video I thought the only thing you could do with Cheetos was eat them.  Well, I could not have been more wrong.  Enjoy! Pretty darn impressive! Hm…I somehow have a hankering for Cheetos now….weird. Pass it on! ~TSGal