Basket Planter Kit

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  Sign up your child today and they can make this cool Basket Planter!  Add a flower and soil and they’ll have the perfect Mother’s Day gift!   Reserved kits can be picked up in-store at our customer service desk on Saturday,  May 8th or Sunday, May 9th.  If your kit is not picked up by 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 9th, it may be given to a non-registered customer.

Registration opens April 10!

Register your child to reserve their kit today!

WHEN: Saturday, May 8th or Sunday, May 9th


🏞️ Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Mark your Calendars with the SIX FREE National Park Entrance Days!

The National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone on these dates in 2021:

NPS photo

PARTICIPATING PARKS: Head here for a list of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee that will be free on these 6 days. (The others are free all the time.)

Check out the FULL list of more than 400 National Parks available to everyone, every day.

🚴🏽‍♂️ How to Ride a Bike for Kids

Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike?

REI offers step by step, engaging activities that’ll get them rolling in no time. Their kid-friendly instructors will provide a combination of personalized and group instruction to help overcome fears, teach important skills such as starting and stopping, and help them understand how to maneuver their bike around obstacles.

WHAT YOU NEED: Students should arrive with their own bike with the training wheels removed. They should be able to sit on the seat with their feet flat on the ground.

REI Gear provided:

  • Bike Tools – Items necessary for making quick adjustments and repairs in the field.
  • Bike pump – A portable bike pump that is attached to the bike.
  • Group First Aid Kit – Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illness

AGES: This class is for children 5-11 years old, and accompanying adults will be expected to support their budding cyclist throughout.

WHEN: Sessions open on December 12th at Alpharetta Location


💰 New Kid’s Money Podcast

Do you want any easy and fun way to teach your #kids about #money?   

“Million Bazillion,” is Marketplace’s first-ever #podcast for kids. Host Jed Kim will answer the sometimes awkward, sometimes surprising questions kids have about money. 

Jed and Bridget need your help! Million Bazillion

Hey, Million Bazillionaires! Jed and Bridget are hard at work on season two of our show. But to get it over the finish line, we need a favor (or two)! Kids, we need your money questions! You can send them to us, with a grown-up’s help, here. Grown-ups, we need your help closing a funding gap for our new season! Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar at marketplace.org/givemillion! Please help us reach our $50,000 goal!
  1. Jed and Bridget need your help!
  2. Teleportation vs. Telekinesis (from “Smash Boom Best”)
  3. Secrets for starting a business
  4. Saving money is really hard to do
  5. Ads are there for a reason — to sell you stuff

How to Wear a Mask in School

Does your kid constantly mess with their mask?
This video shows simple mask wearing etiquette for students in schools (or out in public). It was created for teachers and schools to use as an education tool in the classroom for the 2020-2021 school year.

Challenge Friends & Family: At-Home Scavenger Hunt!


  1. Pick team members (in your home or team with cousins across the country)
  2. Pick a Team Name
  3. Let the Challenge Begin!
  4. Take Pictures of Each Mission & Post the Pictures using Email, Text, Instagram or Facebook!

NEXT LEVEL: If you want to take it to the next level, have a team member try a free photo collage maker:

  1. Fotojet
  2. Canva
  3. Fotor
  4. PhotoPad
  5. Pizap

Ready to GO?
Here is your MISSION LIST:

(Right click on the image to Save/Print the Mission List)