#ShineOn with Gap Kids for Back-to-School

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.

I just found out about a wonderful event happening in my area. I couldn't be more excited about this fun event happening in Chicago. GapKids Shine is happening in my area and other areas as well through the month of August. This month, select GapKids stores will be hosting a Shine On Saturdays events in their stores. What is Shine On Saturdays you ask?

Shine On Saturdays was designed by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. The projects were inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection, including the best new 1969 denim - Jewel Box Skinnies for girls (the new skinny jean updated in bright stretchy denim) and Action Stretch Denim for boys (designed for play all day- it’s denim that’s made to move).

Be sure to let your children unleash their inner artist at GapKids! Join GapKids for a series of special art projects by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. From creating geometric masterpieces on canvas using paint and tape to colorful, custom journals to get kids ready for back-to-school, the projects help kids express their creativity! I know my girls are not even going to be able to contain themselves when we arrive. (I won't even be able to tell them ahead of time because they will be relentless asking me if it is time to go). My girls love anything to do with creating and paper!

Here is the information for the Upcoming GapKids Shine On Saturdays Events in Chicago:


Saturday, 8/11: Make geometric art

Saturday, August 11


GapKids @ Sheffield

1740 N Sheffield

Chicago, IL 60614

Saturday, 8/18: Create your own journal

Saturday, August 18


GapKids @Westfield Old Orchard

4999 Old Orchard Center #A6

Skokie, IL 60077

Saturday, 8/25: Make an animal character badge

Saturday, August 25


GapKids @ Oakbrook Shopping Center

533 Oakbrook Center

Oak Brook, IL 60523

I will be attending the August 18th event and would love to see you there!

Be sure to check out the Shine On Saturdays Mer Mag Crafting for GAP Kids events in your area. Your children can create mini masterpieces and you can shop for fabulous back to school items.

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