If you haven’t heard about Big Picture Classes where have you been?  It is a way to connect and learn online.  The classes range from scrapbooking to photography, journaling to personal well-being.  A little of everything, and something for everyone.

One of the most popular classes for the past 2 summers has been Kidding Around.

Kidding Around {3} is all about using creative ways to engage and entertain your kids this summer.  For way less than the price of summer lessons, camps or even taking the family to the movies, you get six weeks of playful prompts to entertain and engage your youngster during those long, hot, school-free days.

Big Picture instructor Tami Morrison brings her unique brand of fun to this class, along with a child development degree, 15 years of teaching experience, and 26 summers of “mommying”. That adds up to plenty of clever ideas to keep kids amused over the summer break. They’ll be having such a blast documenting their exploits, they won’t even notice that they’re honing skills in writing, creative expression and memory-keeping.

This memorable project is sure to make a splash with the pint-sized creative in your life…and be a treasured keepsake for years to come! Sign up today – all the cool kids are doing it!

Read rest of class description and register here.

Wanna win the a class for your kiddo? How about one for your kiddo and one for their friend?  Oh and why don’t we throw in a Smash Journal for each kid too?  Sound good?  Big Picture Classes is giving one lucky winner 2 spots for Kidding Around {3} plus a Smash Journal for each kiddo..  Here’s what you need to do:
Make sure you are a public follower of The Crafting Chicks and leave us a comment telling us why you need to keep your kids busy this summer.
Make sure you “Like” the  The  Big Picture Classes Facebook page, so you can stay up to date on all the fun classes.
GIVEAWAY CLOSES:  Sunday, June 10th.
FINE PRINT: Winner will be chosen using random.org from the comments left on this post. Only comments left on this post will be counted.  Please no email or Facebook entries.  Participants may enter this contest two times.  Winner will be notified via email. Due to shipping restrictions, winner must live in the continental United States.


  1. Miriam Prantner Says: June 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I need to keep my kids busy so they don’t do things like cut their hair paint their hands with markers and then leave handprints all over the walls, do bodily harm to one another, etc. Thanks for the chance!

  2. Kimberly Heath Says: June 6, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I need to keep my kids busy so they don’t destroy my house or each other and drive me crazy! 😀

  3. Priscilla Says: June 6, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I need something to keep the kids busy for the summer. Thank you for the chance to win!

  4. I need to keep my girls busy so they don’t fight and bicker all summer!! They love to scrapbook so this is a great giveaway for them!!!

  5. I need to switch up our daily routine with my little dude. I’d love him to have a fun summer before his little sister arrives this fall.

  6. I love having fun and educational things to do with my kids for the summer. This would be perfect!

  7. We would love to have some fun routine during summer!

  8. I would love to win the giveaway as we are moving right when school finishes( in Canada our kids finish end of June) and this would be a great way to keep my kids busy while documenting our adventure, as well as assisting them to practice literacy skills over the summer. Crossing my fingers, lol

  9. i would love this to mix it up in the summer. they get bored of me and my ideas, but i think by having it come from someone else, they will be all over it!:)

  10. Janet Donnelly Says: June 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I am grateful for the chance to add to the ole summer beach bag of fun!! Thank you for the chance!!

  11. Stephanie E. Says: June 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

    My kids need to be kept busy so they will fight less. We’d love to win this class!!

  12. Having 3 kids at home ages 13,9 and 5 its a consist challenge to make sure they all are busy and being creative & crafty is sure a fun way to do so. Thanks so much for the chance.

  13. Megan Mkrtschjan Says: June 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I need to keep my kids busy because I’m a working mom and am off for the summer. Today was my first day off and I feel a bit rusty I’m the mommy department

  14. I’m finding it more and more difficult to entertain my 13 year old with Aspergers. I would love to have a class giving me some new ideas.

  15. I did like the Big Picture Classes facebook page. (you didnt say to post this, but there is no way to get the second entry?)

  16. I need to win this fun class because I have 5 kids (1 autistic) and I am always trying to find ideas for keeping them happy in the summer. Happy kids equals a happy mom!! Right? And if the kids are crafting than mom and be scrapping!! So you definitely need to pick me to win! lol Stacy H-W

  17. This looks like an awesome program!! I would love to win.

  18. Shannon Says: June 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I need to keep my “one” daughter busy so I could finish just “one”project my creative junkie mind thinks up……. Thanks!

  19. My daughter will love this. This class looks like so much fun!!

  20. Tiffany P Says: June 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I need to keep my daughter busy while making memories with her before she starts school. This would be so much fun for both of us!

  21. I need to keep my kids busy with fun activities so that our summer doesn’t get sucked into the black hole that is television…

  22. I need to win this for my kids because I am attempting to take four online classes this summer and I need some help occupying my kids while I’m away on the computer. Help!

  23. I need to win this because I have 5 sons and need all the help I can get that doesn’t involve electronics. 😉

  24. Catherine A. Says: June 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    My Daughter and I have done this class in the past. We loved it. Great giveaway. Thank you

  25. I just had my third son and am going to need a lot of help this summer keeping my older boys (3 & 5) busy and out of trouble. I hope I followed and liked all the right pages, I think this could be my saving grace for the summer. Thank you!

  26. My son needs to keep a summer journal for school to earn book fair money, and I think this class would keep him motivated and me off his back!

  27. I love the smash journals and all the neat accessories for them! The only reason I have not bought one yet is because I wasn’t sure how to use it. This would be wonderful for me! Also for my twin 8 year old girls who need to stay busy this summer. I don’t do well with unstructured time and my girls end up watching too much TV! Thank you for this opportunity to win!

  28. Heidi K. Says: June 10, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I always seem to run out of ideas pretty quickly so this would be great!! =)

  29. Jamie R Says: June 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I would LOVE to win this.. I watch a few extra kids each summer and they get pretty tired of my boring ideas to keep them busy!!!

  30. Leann Slater Says: June 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

    This sounds great!

  31. This sounds so fun! I need ideas to keep my 6 kids busy!

  32. I love this blog! We are using your ” 50 fun ideas for summer” list this weekend to plan our summer. And the giveaway is fantastic! I really, really want us to win this class! Thank you!

  33. Ooh fun! We’ve taken the last 2 years of this class & loved it! I haven’t signed us up yet, but soon! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  34. My 9yo has some “challenges” and needs lots of structure!! This class looks like it would help with that quite a bit!

  35. Stacy Hansen Says: June 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I would love some new ideas so my girls don’t resort to tv watching, or fighting!!

  36. Tiffany H Says: June 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun for my 4 & 6 yr olds!

  37. Amy :o) Says: June 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    This sounds like the perfect class to keep my kiddos entertained this summer. They love doing things like this! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  38. This sounds like a fantastic class!

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