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.


At our house there lives a five year old who is both equally nervous and excited to begin full day kindergarten this month.  Trying to pump her up for her first day, we have been on the hunt for back to school fun.  We are so excited to share that GapKids and Merrilee Liddiard (Mer Mag) have partnered to create #ShineOn, a series of local events that celebrate the inner artist!

Inspired by GapKids Fall Collection filled with Jewel Box Skinnies for girls and Action Stretch Denim for boys, #ShineOn will host a different project each week at select Chicagoland stores.

If you're an overachiever, your family could attend all three!  Planned projects include geometric canvases with tape and paint and custom journals to get kids excited for back to school.

Which #ShineOn event will your family attend?

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