Your adventurous kids love nature and exploring, especially when it comes to worms and other creepy crawlies. Embrace their curiosity when you win an Earthworm Nursery from Hearthsong. One lucky Chicago Parent reader will win the nursery, which allows kids to hatch baby earthworms from cocoons and raise them to be released into the wild. The Earthworm Nursery retails for $24.98 and includes a net for washing cocoons, tools for handling your earthworms and a coupon to send for your live cocoons and soil. Recommended for ages 4 and up. For more information, visit hearthsong.com. To win, visit our discussion board.
Get your kids thinking about money during Money Smart Week. As part of the activities, kids are encouraged to post their money questions at ChicagoParent.com, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for the 2009 Money Smart Kid to answer between April 18-25. Just posting a question qualifies kids for the drawing to win a custom bank and a $50 savings bond. Money Smart printable activities, to help you start money conversations in your home, can be found here. For a list of family-friendly events during Money Smart Week, check out moneysmartweek.org, click on Chicago.
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