Virtual Foxy Boxy

for September 2020

9.20 _ Cantigny

EXPLORE OUTDOORS

CANTIGNY PARK

Cantigny Park is a 500-acre park in Wheaton that was also the property of former Chicago Tribune publisher, Robert McCormick.

Our friends at Cantigny Park have created two different FREE activities for you to enjoy for the next two months when you visit!

The first is the 15 Bird Challenge, a bird-watching activity where you identify 15 different species commonly found within the grounds of the park.

The second activity is a Scavenger Hunt!  Every Wednesday from 12p to sunset, this hunt will take you through the entire park through clues you have to find in the form of QR Codes!  The first clue is found at the visitor center!

FOTF DISCOUNT FREE ADMISSION for TWO MONTHS, 10% OFF your meal at Bertie's Bistro, AND 10% OFF your purchase at the gift shop! All through October 31! May be redeemed multiple times!

Must show the PDF linked below on your mobile device to receive discounts and free admission

9.20 _ Kimmer's

EATERY OF THE MONTH

KIMMER'S ICE CREAM

Kimmer's is home of the Sparkle Cone™! Top one of these sparkly cones with a scoop of their super-premium, small batch homemade ice cream and you'll be in ice cream heaven.

 

With more than 200 flavors on rotation there's always something new to try! Or stick with customer favorites Parent Trap (cookies 'n' cream w/peanut butter) and Caramel Sea Salt! Yum!

FOTF DISCOUNT Spend $10+ and receive a FREE SCOOP! Valid at Wheaton and St. Charles locations!

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9.20 _ Fizzy Magic

LOCAL HANDS-ON ACTIVITY KIT

FIZZY MAGIC

FIZZY MAGIC is more than a bath fizzy, it adds fun to bath time by letting kids learn in the tub.
Select a fizzy, read a clue, and try to guess what’s inside.

Tubtime reveals the mystery surprise and fun fact then continue the magic at bedtime with a free story where the surprises come to life.
Formulated using PURE and SAFE ingredients that parents can trust, FIZZY MAGIC turns bath time into a magical moment between parent and child

FOTF DISCOUNT | $5 OFF all LEARNING BOXES with promo code FoxBox$5Off

 

Click the link below to shop Learning Boxes!

9.20 _ Penrose

BREWERY OF THE MONTH

PENROSE BREWING

Penrose Brewing Company is a small, locally owned Brewery and Taproom that specializes in small batch brewing, fresh hoppy flavors and wild / sour fermentations. 

 

We love to experiment with new styles and feature a rotating selection of great beers available in our Taproom from Hazy IPAs and American Lagers to Fruited Sours and Imperial Stouts. 

 

Come visit us, grab a flight of different beers, hang out on our patio, and go home with a growler of fresh, local beer.  Cheers!

FOTF DISCOUNT | $1 OFF EACH DRAFT when you enjoy a beer on the patio or in the taproom.

 

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9.20 _ 100 Cup Challenge

STEAM ACTIVITY

100 CUP CHALLENGE

Sometimes the best way to entertain your kids is to give them NON-toys. That's why this activity is a win for all.

Busy Kids Happy Mom provides you with a thorough explanation and several ways to differentiate this activity for various age groups through clicking the EXPLORE MORE button below.

All you need is 100 plastic cups.  There are ENDLESS ways to create fun with this activity!

 

Challenge your children to create the tallest, widest, or most enclosed structures (or make these three separate activities to make this challenge last even longer).  For older kiddos, challenge them to add an additional material (like a few pieces of cardstock or cardboard) so the structure can bear weight.

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE 100 CUP CHALLENGE IDEAS

Image by Helena Lopes

PRE-PLANNED DATE NIGHT

BEERS + BETS

BRING A DECK OF CARDS OR GAME TO PLAY AT PENROSE!

Try a flight of beers, then order a full-size of your favorite (don't forget the $1 OFF EVERY DRAFT coupon above) and grab your game!

 

Before you begin playing, wager something REALLY good.

 

My husband and I usually bet using this sentence and fill in the blank with one of the options below: “Winner gets _____ from the loser”…

  1. A fully-planned date night within two weeks

  2. A 30-minute massage

  3. A candle-lit dinner

  4. A week off of dinner duty

  5. A week off of laundry duty

  6. A week off of kids’ bath duty

  7. A Day Trip of the winner’s choice

  8. …create your own wager!

See more details on this date night by clicking the link below!

ENTER TO WIN A PRIZE!

Tag us in your photos on social media using @FamiliesOnTheFox and the hashtags #FOTF #FoxyBoxy

Once we see it, we'll enter your name into a drawing at the end of the month for an FOTF snapback hat!

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