Superhero Fun With Tampico

Thanks to Tampico for sponsoring this post.

It’s been raining a lot here in Chicago so we’ve been trying to find indoor activities to do together like playing games, watching movies, and crafting. With the new Captain Underpants Movie coming out, I thought it would be fun to do a superhero themed craft together.

My boys can’t wait for the movie to hit theaters June 2nd. We were so happy to learn that one of our favorite juice drinks, Tampico, has partnered with DreamWorks’ for Captain Underpants’ release. My boys will be keeping an eye out for fun prizes like a Captain Underpants “prank sound board” that Tampico will be giving away from its Facebook page this summer! Until the movie is out, they’ll be staying busy and sharpening their minds by doing some summer reading! Check out these super-hero themed bookmarks we made to go along with the Captain Underpants theme!

Materials needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Making the bookmarks is easy!

Cut your card stock into a long rectangle and poke a hole towards the top.

Put the ribbon through the hole and tie it in a knot to secure the ribbon.

Add superhero stickers to the bookmark.

While we were making bookmarks we talked about what superhero powers we’d want to have if we were superheroes. Jacob said he’d want to have a superpower that would make him go fast so he could get to places quickly. He also thought it would be cool to have super strength and be the strongest person alive. Lucas also liked the idea of having super speed but wanted to be invisible, too.

Wondering what powers the adults in our home would want to have? Sinisa said he’d want to be able to fly so that he could get anywhere he wanted for free. I’d want to be invisible if I could have any superhero power.

While we crafted we enjoyed some of our favorite juice drink, Tampico. We always have a couple of gallons in the fridge. I added some fun star straws to keep up with the superhero theme.

Now the boys have fun bookmarks to use the next time they are reading. They have to catch up on the books while they wait for the movie to come out. Check out the movie trailer below. It looks like it’s going to be great and our family can’t wait to see it together.

To celebrate the movie’s release, Tampico is partnering with Dreamwork’s Captain Underpants movie and hosting some awesome superhero contests on Facebook. There will be great prizes including a grand prize of two iPads, one for you and one for your little superhero! There will also be prizes like Family 4-Packs of Movie tickets. Like and follow Tampico on Facebook and stay tuned to learn more! https://www.facebook.com/drinktampico/.

What superhero power would you and your children want to have if you were superheroes?

Ultimate Life DVD Prize Pack Giveaway

Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens’ world is unraveling. But when Jason discovers a journal that his grandfather began as a Depression-era lad, his writings transport Jason on an incredible rags-to-riches ride. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover THE ULTIMATE LIFE.

Opening in theaters September 6, THE ULTIMATE LIFE (the sequel to The Ultimate Gift) reminds us some things are worth more than money!

With The Ultimate Life Blog App, take the quiz to find out if YOU are Living Life to the Fullest!

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One reader will win The Ultimate Life Prize Pack:

• DVD of The Ultimate Gift
• The Ultimate Gift book by Jim Stovall
• The Ultimate Gift charm bracelet
• The Ultimate Life leather-bound journal

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment telling me how you live life to the fullest.

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Giveaway ends September 5, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 21 or older and a US resident to enter.

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for sharing this giveaway.)

‘October Baby’ In Theaters Today

October Baby is out in theaters today! Watch this clip from the movie and find out more about it below.

Synopsis:

As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience.

After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt.

Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future.

In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.

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10% of the movie profits will be given to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.

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(Disclosure: This is not a compensated post.)

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES Giveaway

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES sails into theatres May 20, 2011 in Disney Digital 3D.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

Sinisa and I saw the movie at a press screening and we think it is a must see! I think this movie is the best Pirates movie yet. Sinisa said, “it was awesome. Great  new beginning and an enticing invitation to more adventures.”

One lucky Making Time For Mommy reader will win a prize pack from Disney including:

-PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES t-shirt (adult sizes)

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This giveaway ends on June 1, 2011 at 11:59pm Central time.

(Disclosure: I received a set of tickets to the Chicago pre-screening of this movie. All thoughts are my own.)


Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

I recently had the chance to preview Lifetime’s new movie “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”. I have included the press release below but to summarize it’s about a mom whose child is stolen from her by the biological father and taken to another country and her fight to get her son back. I spent most of the movie crying knowing that it was based on a true story. The actors, especially the mother of the child, portrayed the emotions so well that it was as if they were experiencing the loss themselves. It’s a “tear-jerker” (as most Lifetime movies are) but I recommend it.

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Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Beverly Todd (Crash) star in the new Lifetime Original Movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story premiering Monday, January 31, at 9 pm (ET/PT). Immediately following the movie there will be a “Behind The Headlines” look at the story.

ABOUT TAKEN FROM ME: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY

Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story is based on a dramatic true story of Tiffany Rubin’s (Henson) daring 2008 rescue of her six-year-old son, Kobe, after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in Queens, New York, all the way to Seoul, South Korea. At the urging of her mother Belzora (Beverly Todd, The Bucket List), Tiffany sought the counsel of Mark Miller (O’Quinn) and his charitable organization The American Association for Lost Children. With Mark’s help, Tiffany was able to travel to Korea to execute a high-stakes plan to bring her son home.

 

ABOUT BEYOND THE HEADLINES: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY

In Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story, Tiffany Rubin recounts the story of her daring mission in March 2008 to take back her 7-year old son, Kobe, who had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Lee. She discusses her relationship with Lee, their court battles over Kobe’s custody and abduction and describes what it was like to have Kobe missing for seven long months. In addition to Tiffany, the documentary also includes interviews with Kobe Lee, Belzora Cason (Tiffany’s mother) Mark Miller, Bazzel Baz (a former CIA agent who helped orchestrate the rescue), Joseph Fredericks (Kobe’s former law guardian) and the FBI special agent in charge of the case. Additionally, Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story features Tiffany’s personal photos, Mark Miller’s photos taken immediately after the rescue, documents in the case against Jeffrey Lee and a visit to the locations involved, including Seoul, South Korea.

(Disclosure: Lifetime sent me an advance copy of the movie. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)