smart summer challenge, week 2: link up and win!

Have you taken the pledge to make it a Smart Summer? We hope so!!

Show us what you’ve been doing this week, and you can win a just-for-your-family game pack from ThinkFun valued at $100!

I’ve been sharing my family’s Smart Summer activities this week:

Share YOUR ideas! We’d love for you to share your ideas–you can add a link to a post on your blog or even a photo set on Flickr or any types of publicly viewable “journal” entry on a social media or community site.

Not a blogger? If you do not have access to posting entries on any public site, you can also leave a comment on this post, sharing the learning opportunities you incorporated into your week with your children.

Your post (or comment) can be something from your archives that speaks to our theme for the week (Me on the Map) or it can just be a general post about how you are fitting fun learning into your summer activities. You can find our weekly themes on our calendar of ideas but ANY learning activities, big or small, are welcomed!

Just add your link(s) (as many relevant links as you would like) to a specific post or page (i.e. NOT to the link widget below.



Every link you enter in the widget below (or your comment) during the week will also enter you to win our AWESOME prize of the week: a just-for-your-family game pack from ThinkFun valued at $100!

ThinkFun’s mission is to ignite your mind!  ThinkFun is the world’s leader in addictively fun games like Rush Hour and Zingo! that challenge your mind and sharpen your skills. ThinkFun understands the essential link between Think and Fun and is committed to developing products that build reasoning and creative thinking skills through play for people of all ages!


Official Rules:

  • The linky & giveaway closes at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, July 14. and then we’ll see you back Friday morning for more fun!
  • You may enter as many links as you wish and each will count as an entry.
  • Comment entries are limited to one per person.
  • US Shipping only for prizes, due to sponsor requests, but international friends are still encouraged to play and add their links!
  • Winner will be chosen at random from valid entries.
  • You retain the rights to all entries but grant us permission to share your links along with a short excerpt and thumbnail entry.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify entries at our sole discretion and change the rules or prizes without notification beyond updating the page.

Spread the Word!

Sport a button: Please feel free to link back and/or grab the code for the Smart Summer Challenge button (on the right sidebar) to show every parent the impact they have on their child’s learning–and how easy it can be to make summer learning sneaky and fun!

Visit us on Facebook: Feel free to also post photos, questions, and ideas —

Tweet: I’m making it a #smartsummer thanks to the Smart Summer Challenge and @thinkfun ! #weteach #ece

Know that we LOVE you!

Thank you for taking the Smart Summer Challenge!

Your hostesses,

MaryLea at PinkAndGreenMama, Candace at, and me!

fyi: Huuuuge thanks to ThinkFun for providing this week’s giveaway prize and showing how much they value a parent’s role in summer learning! Please visit ThinkFun’s fabulous site or ThinkFun on Facebook, or Tweet with ThinkFun!





  1. Renee Brown says

    We made flags and searched for American flags in our neighborhood and while out and about and worked on our puzzle map of the United States. We also read Me on the Map.


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