Shine on Saturday

This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn.

Creativity and art are subjects I feel very strongly about, they are close to my heart and I believe that the arts are hugely important for children in order to encourage them to confidently express their creativity. Not just that, but of course art is so much fun too!

Mikey loves to paint and craft at home, he was also lucky enough to be able to attend group art classes earlier this year at a local art studio. We enjoy visiting galleries together and watching the performing arts when we can, the photos above are of just a few of our art activities and we’re looking forward to participating in a lot more during the rest of the year. Mikey has been involved with dance classes for some time now too, something that he absolutely adores doing and which has built even further on the confidence and self esteem gained from his very first group art classes.

So when art related activities in our local area pop up on my radar, we can’t resist. For the next two Saturdays GapKids are hosting Shine On Saturdays, you can take your kids along to a local participating store to take part in a series of special art projects designed by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. This Saturday the kids are going to be designing and making their very own custom journals, something I’ve been meaning to do with Mikey and can’t wait to get started because I just know that he’ll love it.

The projects each week, designed by Merilee Liddiard, are inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection. So it’s a good opportunity for us to also get a few clothes ready for fall while we’re there, like the new Action Stretch Denim jeans for boys, which look like they’d be pretty perfect for all kinds of dance and play!

If you’re in the Chicago area, you can check out the Shine On Saturday events here:

Saturday, August 18

GapKids @ Westfield Old Orchard
4999 Old Orchard Center #A6
Skokie, IL 60077

Saturday, August 25

GapKids @ Oakbrook Shopping Center
533 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Oh how I wish I was. My kids and I would be right there with you. PLEASE cross your fingers that I end up in that area I desperately want to tag along on your awesome kid activities : ) Great post.
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