5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids American History

 

American History

Children delight in the glow and magic of fireworks on the fourth of July, but the meaning behind our freedom is something we as parents can pass along to our children through learning about our great country. We have a few products in store that can aid in making American history an exciting subject.

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Packing for an Away Summer Camp

 

Duck Worth Summer Camp

Summer is here and it’s time to pack the bags and head off to camp! Don’t get stuck with last minute shopping, and definitely don’t overspend on all the clothes and gear that will make your child’s time away a blast. Below are items we carry in store to help you on your way to camp! Continue reading

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Honor Your Mom Contest

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Happy Mother’s Day this weekend to all of our moms out there! 

We know if you are a mom you are weary from taking care of everyone’s needs. We at Duck Worth Wearing are preparing to give one lucky mom a prize package to help her pick up and carry on with the most important job in the world!

Do you know a special mom in your life that deserves a little recognition? Maybe it’s your own mom or a neighbor you see working wonders with her little tots.

Submit a short 250 words or less statement or even a picture with just a few words to tell us why the mom in your life deserves to be pampered. This can come from all ages so get the kids involved! With your submission she will be entered in our contest to win a prize package filled with great products from local shops on Main Street!

The package includes:

  • $50 gift certificate to buy her kids items at Duck Worth Wearing
  • $50 gift certificate to buy a little something for herself at The Loft
  • A Smash box make up treat From The Salon 
  • $10 gift card for a warm cup of coffee at Cafe Diem
  • $10 gift card from Chocolaterie Stams in Ames for some tasty chocolates.

 

Submissions are due by Monday, May 24th and the winner will be announced on May 30th via our Facebook page. Like and follow Duck Worth Wearing on Facebook to see the results! There will be only one winner.

Here is how you can enter:

  • Submit your entry by email to duckworthwearing@gmail.com
  • Subject the e-mail Mom Contest
  • Attach your images or written submission describing why this mom deserves recognition.
  • Include your name and the nominee’s name in the body of the email.

A special thank you to the Main Street Businesses teaming up with us to celebrate moms!

Thank you Moms!

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Duck Worth Reading – Summer 2016 Newsletter

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Welcome to the Summer of 2016 at Duck Worth Wearing! ‘Tis the season of farmers markets, the Art Walk, and other outdoor fun. You don’t want to miss our chalk color contest, new ISU Alumni discount card 10% off deal, and a new product line! Check out our seasonal newsletter for all the info on deals, events, and everything new in consignment.


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United Way Food Drive

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What?

Hunger is real. For the first time in five years, the need is growing. More than one in four children in Story County is eligible to receive free/reduced lunch. Once summer break starts, these children won’t have access to school-provided meals. Therefore, the need for food at local food pantries is even greater during the summer months. To combat the need, United Way of Story County (UWSC) will hold the eighth annual LIVE UNITED Food Drive. Don’t forget to check the expiration dates!

Duck Worth Wearing is proud to join the United Way in combatting hunger. From April 25th to May 5th, we will be collecting canned goods for donation. It is a great cause that has served many local families. And if that’s not enough to motivate, we would like to pay it forward. For every 1-4 cans brought in, you will get $1.00 off your purchase, 5-9 cans $3.00 off and 10+ cans $5.00 off! We look forward to your donations!

Food items

  • canned pineapple & mandarin oranges
  • canned chicken
  • cereal
  • soup (not tomato or chicken)
  • canned meals (ravioli, beef stew, etc.)

Non-food items

  • diapers (size 4-6 and pull-ups)
  • laundry detergent
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • toilet paper & paper towels
  • toothpaste & toothbrushes

When?

April 25-May 5

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing Ames, Iowa will have a box for drop offs.

Bike Night 4th Friday

Ames Bike Night

What?

Get your motor running and head to downtown Ames on the 4th Friday of the month from May through September!  Enjoy a night of motorcycles, live music, great food, and a beer garden!   Stage and vendors will be on Douglas between Main and 5th Streets. Follow our Bike Night Facebook page for all of the latest updates on this great event!

When?

Fourth Friday of the month May – September 2016

Where?

Motorcycle only parking will be along Main Street in the 200, 300, and 400 blocks.

Main Street Art Walk

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What?

The annual ArtWalk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists. Discover the artworks of painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors and much more. Join us on Main Street for the ArtWalk and see creativity in action!

For the second year we are having a chalk drawing contest for ages 12 and under.  It is free to sign up and every child entered gets a package of chalk.

  • You will pick up chalk at Duck Worth Wearing anytime during the evening and will be able to draw in 3 different locations on Main Street and you will be given instruction when you arrive.
  • You can sign your child up for the sidewalk art contest at Duck Worth Wearing at 232 Main Street.
  • Chalk drawings will be in 2 age groups for the prizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be given! A celebrity judge will come around and choose the winners. The drawing contest will run from 5-7:30pm.

When?

Friday, June 3rd

Where?

Main Street Farmers’ Market

Farmers Market

What?

The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event. They are excited to bring people together from the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items.

When?

Starting May 7th through October 29th Saturdays 9am-12:30pm

**Duck Worth Wearing will Open at 9am on these select Saturdays – Note this is a change from our normal business hours!

Where?

300 & 400 blocks of Main Street Ames, Iowa

Consignment Announcements 

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Brand New Melissa & Doug Designs for Summer

Available now in Store!

We are now part of the ISU Alumni Discount Program. Receive 10% off  your entire purchase at Duck Worth Wearing by showing your member card or membership on phone app.

New Product Alert

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 Duck Worth Wearing is excited to carry children’s amber jewelry from Lemon Vines. These beautiful pieces are authentic baltic amber jewelry for babies. Check out the website to view the children’s line under the amber tab.  www.lemonvines.com
The amber can be helpful in relieving  teething pain for babies and toddlers.

Spring and Summer consignment are here!!!!


We Accept Spring & Summer Includes…

  • Short Sleeve Shirts
  • Easter Dresses
  • White shoes
  • Spring jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer Uniforms & Cleats
  • Shorts
  • Tanks
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Baseball pants
  • Baseball cleats (only through April 1st)
  • Sandals
  • Flip-flops
  • Swim Shoes
  • Swimsuits

Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!


Be the First to Know

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During the winter months it is easy for kids to get engrossed in technology when they can’t get outside. That makes it all the more important when spring time rolls around to be able to get everyone out of the house to enjoy the sunshine. Here are a few ideas on how to get those little people out and about and into the garden for some quality time with nature!


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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking the time to read our seasonal news. We are committing to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook to keep tabs on the newest items entering the store!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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Getting back to the Earth with Creative Kid Activities

 

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During the winter months it is easy for kids to get engrossed in technology when they can’t get outside. That makes it all the more important when spring time rolls around to be able to get everyone out of the house to enjoy the sunshine. Here are a few ideas on how to get those little people out and about and into the garden for some quality time with nature!

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Fresh Ideas for Rainy Day Activities

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With the rainy spring season upon us, it’s always a good idea to have some indoor activities handy to keep everyone from going stir crazy when stuck inside. Here are a few fresh ideas to keep in your back pocket for a “rainy day”.

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Duck Worth Reading – Spring 2016 Newsletter

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Just a few days of sunshine is putting us in the spring spirit! Easter is right around the corner and this season has a lot in store for Duck Worth Wearing and Main Street.  Keep on moving through this month’s newsletter to grab great deals, set you up for Easter, and participate in the great activities of Main Street as the weather continues to improve!


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Girl Scouts Selling Cookies at Duck Worth Wearing

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What?

I think it’s safe to say we had you at Girl Scout Cookies. Come and get your favorite cookies from the industrious Girl Scouts in store this weekend!

When?

Saturday, March 5th, 10am – 1pm

Where?

Duck Worth Wearing Ames, Iowa

Remain Gardens’ Spring Egg Hunt

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What?

Festivities will include an egg hunt for all children 6th grade and younger. Children will have the opportunity to search for colorful eggs to trade in for a goodie bag. Goodie bags will be provided. The morning will also include craft and activity stations as well as a visit from Reiman Gardens’ Spring Bunny.

Admission is free for everyone. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors. 700 goodie bags will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

When?

Saturday, March 26th 9-11am

Where?

Reiman Gardens Ames Iowa

Get Pictures Taken with Ducks!

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What?

  Imagine your sweet child taking pictures with real ducks! Impressions by Twyla is offering $59 session for 20 minutes with these ducks and capturing this special moment. Each additional child adds $10.

When?

March 4th & 5th – By appointment

Where?

Impressions by Twyla in Boone Iowa

You’re Never too old to Hunt for Eggs!

What?

In March some of your favorite stores on Main street are having an Easter egg hunt! Shop those select stores and find a special Easter egg and you’ll earn a mark for your card.  Turn them in for a chance to get great prizes and gift certificates from participating stores.  You can pick up cards at any of the participating businesses.

Enjoy for yourself or get the kids in on the hunt!

When?

March, 2016

Where?

Participating stores on Main Street in Ames, Iowa

Bike Night 4th Friday

Ames Bike Night

What?

Get your motor running and head to downtown Ames on the 4th Friday of the month from May through September!  Enjoy a night of motorcycles, live music, great food, and a beer garden!   Stage and vendors will be on Douglas between Main and 5th Streets. Follow our Bike Night Facebook page for all of the latest updates on this great event!

When?

Fourth Friday of the month May – September 2016

Where?

Motorcycle only parking will be along Main Street in the 200, 300, and 400 blocks.

Main Street Art Walk

chalk Drawings revised

What?

The annual ArtWalk is a great event that showcases downtown businesses as well as community artists. Discover the artworks of painters, jewelry makers, photographers, woodworkers, potters, sculptors and much more. Join us on Main Street for the ArtWalk and see creativity in action!

For the second year we are having a chalk drawing contest for ages 12 and under.  It is free to sign up and every child entered gets a package of chalk.

  • You will pick up chalk at Duck Worth Wearing anytime during the evening and will be able to draw in 3 different locations on Main Street and you will be given instruction when you arrive.
  • You can sign your child up for the sidewalk art contest at Duck Worth Wearing at 232 Main Street.
  • Chalk drawings will be in 2 age groups for the prizes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be given! A celebrity judge will come around and choose the winners. The drawing contest will run from 5-7:30pm.

When?

Friday, June 3rd

Where?

Main Street Farmers’ Market

Farmers Market

What?

The Ames Main Street Farmers Market is truly a community event. They are excited to bring people together from the surrounding area to enjoy the bounty of the locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and beautifully hand crafted items.

When?

Starting May 7th through October 29th Saturdays 9am-12:30pm

**Duck Worth Wearing will Open at 9am on these select Saturdays – Note this is a change from our normal business hours!

Where?

300 & 400 blocks of Main Street Ames, Iowa

Consignment Announcements 

We will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27th to allow our employees time with family and friends!

Family Attire

We have a lot of dresses and boy’s suits for Easter.  Stop in this week to take your pick of these adorably affordable outfits.

 Please note we are no longer accepting winter items! 

Spring and Summer consignment are here!!!!

Reminder: The website is used as a guide, and employees will let you know if they believe something will sell better at another time.


We Accept Spring & Summer Includes…

  • Short Sleeve Shirts
  • Easter Dresses
  • White shoes
  • Spring jackets
  • Rain gear
  • Capris
  • Soccer Uniforms & Cleats
  • Shorts
  • Tanks
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Baseball pants
  • Baseball cleats (only through April 1st)
  • Sandals
  • Flip-flops
  • Swim Shoes
  • Swimsuits

Toys, books, and equipment are always welcome at Duck Worth Wearing!


Be the First to Know

Catagories Blog ImageOut with the old and in with the new is what Spring cleaning is all about!  With winter becoming a distant memory, we are ready to help you clear the clutter and maximize your time, money, and end up with a beautifully organized space. Read on to uncover the secret of cleaning up for cash and comfort.


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 Until we Meet Again

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly news. We are committing to make this the best year yet at Duck Worth Wearing, and we can’t wait to keep sharing our one of a kind products with our one of kind shoppers. Follow us on Facebook to keep tabs on the newest items entering the store!

Thank you for your business, and as always for shopping local!

Sincerely,
Amy Abrams

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