This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kmart. All opinions are my own.
Yesterday we spent the afternoon working on the kid’s letters to Santa. I’m not sure how early you like to do this activity with your children, but mine start thinking about Christmas right after Halloween ends. Planning early like this let’s me keep an eye out for the best sales leading up to Christmas for the items they want.
We started out by loading into the minivan and driving to our local Kmart. We headed straight for the toy aisle and I told the kids that they should pick their favorite toy items so we could take pictures to send to Santa and so they would know what to put on their Christmas lists.
While this might seem like an silly activities, I actually use it to learn a lot about what my children are really hoping for that year. From our stroll down the toy aisles I was able to confirm that Zellene was most interested in baby dolls. That was all she seemed to care about. It didn’t really matter what doll it was, she loved them all. Jacob, as I suspected, was most excited about the weapons he came across. He also showed interest in a few other classic boy toys, like HotWheels and Spider-Man items. Maggie however really surprised me. I thought for sure that her top toy requests would be for items from The Littlest Petshop and My Little Pony. Instead, she was much more interested in a lot of other products — mostly ones that dealt with animals or baking. Many of the items she saw were ones I hadn’t seen before in the sale ads. I was so glad we took this trip to Kmart!
After spending about 30 minutes in the toy section, we made a quick stop at the in-store Little Caesar’s restaurant to grab lunch to take home with us.
We can home, enjoyed our pizza lunch and then sat down at the craft table, armed with glue sticks, pens, the many toy circulars that had been sent our way, scissors, and the printable Santa wish lists I’d created earlier in the day. (Need a free printable Santa wishlist? Click HERE). Maggie decided she wanted her list written, while the younger two had fun creating a picture collage of their favorite items.
Today we “mailed” the letters to Santa and the kids can’t wait to see what arrives for them Christmas morning. I’m heading back to Kmart this weekend to grab some of the items they liked the most while they are still available and on sale.