Dig IntoGardening Fun with SOCO + The OC Mix Virtual Kids Club

Hi, SOCO friends! Whether you’re soaking up the last few days of summer or have already started the new school year, we’re excited that you’ll be digging into some gardening fun with us today. For this week’s Kids Club, we’ll be reading the #1 New York Times bestseller, We Are the Gardeners before making a fun paper plate garden craft.

Written by HGTV legend Joanna Gaines and illustrated by Julianna Swaney, We Are the Gardeners will teach you the importance of hard work, perseverance and, most importantly, familial love.  From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything), and all of the knowledge they gain along the way, the Gaines family shares how they learned to grow a happy, successful garden. If you would like to read along with us at home, purchase a copy of the book here

Check out the list of materials you’ll need for this week’s featured craft below!

Materials Needed:
– Paper Plate
– Paint (brown and sky blue)
– Paintbrushes
– Cardstock (green, white, red, and orange)
– Yarn (brown)
– Hole punch
– Tape
– Scissors

SOCO + The OC Mix’s Kids Club events will continue to be held online until further notice. All past + upcoming events can be found on the center’s new blog here.
To receive updates about future Kids Club events and stay up-to-date on SOCO news, you can subscribe to receive email updates here, or follow us on Instagram at @socoandtheocmix!

Back to School with SOCO + The OC Mix’s Virtual Kids Club!

Greetings, SOCO + The OC Mix kiddos! As you prepare for a new school year, we’re helping you “hit the books” with some fun. For this week’s Virtual Kids Club, we’ll be reading If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! followed by an extra special back to school craft tutorial.

Magnolia wants to bring in the best surprise ever for show-and-tell. When she decides to bring an alligator, things don’t go according to plan. This hilarious picture book, written and illustrated by Elise Parsley, is a great read for both kids and the kids-at-heart. To read along at home, purchase a copy of the book here.

Be sure to stick around for a fun craft afterward that will have your little ones feeling back-to-school-ready in no time! Here’s what you’ll need to make your very own, personalized popsicle stick bus:

Materials Needed:

  • Mini Polaroid or picture
  • 7 popsicle sticks
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Silver Sharpie or silver paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Yellow, black, and white paper
  • Pen
  • Glue gun or tacky glue
  • Glue stick
  • 2 red beads or sequins

SOCO + The OC Mix’s Kids Club events will continue to be held online until further notice. All past + upcoming events can be found on the center’s new blog here.
To receive updates about future Kids Club events and stay up-to-date on SOCO news, you can subscribe to receive email updates here, or follow us on Instagram at @socoandtheocmix!

Splash Into Summer Fun During SOCO + The OC Mix’s Next Virtual Kids Club!

If you’ve been fishing around for some summertime fun, this next Virtual Kids Club event is just what you’re been looking for! This week, we’re reading Goldfish on Vacation written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Follow along with this fun story about 3 children who take their goldfish on vacation at the community fountain – transforming their summer from ordinary to extraordinary. If you’d like to read along at home, you can purchase a copy of the book here.  Click the link below to make a splash and join the storytime fun!

(Virtual) Kids Club Video – June 30:


Craft Activity Materials:

  • 2 paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Blue paint
  • Gold glitter glue
  • Paint brush
  • Glue gun or tacky glue

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Bring Beach Fun Home with the SOCO + The OC Mix’s Kids Club!

For today’s Virtual Kids Club, we’ll be bringing a bit of beach fun indoors. Our book pick for this week is The Sandcastle That Lola Built, written by Megan Maynor and illustrated by Kate Berube. 

This summertime story joins Lola as she and her new friends build the most beautiful sandcastle on the beach. Whether they’re collecting sea glass or searching for the perfect seashells, the group will remind you of the powers of hard work and good friends. If you’d like to read along at home, purchase a copy of the book here

After story time, make a beach-themed footprint painting that you are “shore” to love! You’ll find the list of needed craft materials below.

Materials Needed:
– Craft paints (ocean + beach colors)
– Paintbrush
– Small canvas or thick construction paper 
– Wipes (optional)

 Since we are unable to meet in person, SOCO + The OC Mix’s Kids Clubs events will be held online until further notice. All past and upcoming virtual events can be found on SOCO + The OC Mix’s new blog here. To receive updates about future Kids Club events and new blog posts, be sure to enter your email address online here. You can also follow us on Instagram at @socoandtheocmix.

 

Celebrate Independence Day with SOCO + The OC Mix’s (Virtual) Kids Club!

Looking for a fun way to celebrate 4th of July with your kiddos?  Join us online for a special (Virtual) Kids Club! We’ll be reading Pie Is for Sharing, an extra “sweet” story written by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard and illustrated by Jason Chin. 

 

Set at a fun 4th of July family picnic, this book teaches children the importance of sharing through beautiful pictures and text.  If you’d like to read along at home, you can purchase a copy of the book here

 

After the reading, stick around for our featured craft activity!  We’ll be making adorable USA-themed handprint signs that your little ones can proudly display at home. See below for a list of materials you’ll need, along with the link to the video.  

 

(Virtual) Kids Club Video – June 30:

Craft Activity Materials:

  • Red, White, and Blue Construction Paper 
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Sharpie Marker 
  • Pencil
  • Ruler (optional)

 

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Who’s open at SOCO + The OC Mix?

   A   4 T H   O F   J U L Y

K I D S   C L U B

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July with your kids? On Tuesday, June 30, a brand-new Virtual Kids Club will be live on the blog and is the perfect family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. Tune in to watch & listen as Stephanie Holdridge reads Pie is for Sharing, a “sweet” story that’s set at an Independence Day picnic and teaches children the importance of sharing through beautiful pictures.  After the reading, have your kiddos stick around to create their very own 4th of July inspired handprint sign!

All past and future Virtual Kids Club events can be found on the blog here!


C E N T E R   U P D A T E S


Announcing Our Newest Social Media Partnership with…

Pure Salt Interiors!  A best-friend-owned interior design studio and online shoppe, Pure Salt Interiors services clients nationwide and will be sharing some of their favorite places at the center, designer tips & tricks, and more on their own Instagram page.  Follow Pure Salt Interiors HERE and get ready to be inspired to embark on your own interior design journey.

 


Blowout Sale at Eva’s Trunk

After nearly a decade of calling The OC Mix home, Eva’s Trunk will be closing its doors at the end of this month. To celebrate an amazing decade, Eva is hosting a blowout sale where customers may shop the latest trends at a discounted price! The sale will last through the end of June and the shop is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m.

 


Modani’s 4th of July Sale

Mark your calendars because beginning Monday, June 29 and running through Sunday, July 5Modani will be offering up to 50% off and free standard delivery on orders $1,500 and above for its 4th of July sale.  If you’re looking to stop by the showroom, you may do so from 11am to 7pm daily.

 


M U S T – R E A D   B L O G   P O S T S


Don’t forget to check out SOCO + The OC Mix’s blog where new content is published each week featuring our amazing businesses and showrooms! Find some of our most recent posts below, which showcase everything from spa bathroom essentials to a step-by-step PM skincare routine to try!

B U S I N E S S   U P D A T E S


N O W   O P E N

  • ARC Food & Libations
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • Birdie Bowl & Juicery
  • Blue Skies
  • BoConcept
  • Bono Spera
  • Brown Jordan
  • Calliaris
  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
  • The Cheese Shop
  • Cilek Kids Room
  • C.S. Wo
  • Design Within Reach
  • Eva’s Trunk
  • GATHER Home Furnishings
  • HAY
  • HD Buttercup
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Lightopia
  • Ligne Roset
  • The Mixing Glass
  • Modani
  • Portola Coffee Roasters
  • Rich Elixirs
  • Robert Westley
  • Roche Bobois
  • Room & Board
  • Scavolini
  • Shuck Oyster Bar
  • Sunright Tea Studio
  • Taco Maria
  • The Futon Shop
  • We Olive Wine Bar

O P E N   B Y   A P P O I N T M E N T

  • Cisco Home
  • Natuzzi
  • PIRCH
  • Rejuvenation
  • Roomscapes
  • Stark
  • The Shade Store
  • Sliding Door Co.

O P E N   F O R   C U R B S I D E

  • Farrow & Ball
  • Paul Mitchell the School
  • Savory Spice Shop

C U R R E N T L Y   C L O S E D

  • Bearfruit Jewelry
  • Chuck Jones Gallery
  • Gear Co-Op
  • Greenleaf Chopshop (opening July 6)
  • Local Fare
  • Moulin (opening soon!)
  • Nest Bedding
  • Pueblo
  • SusieCakes Bakery
  • Temakira

Give Your Living & Dining Spaces a Reason to Celebrate!

Celebrate the Fourth of July and enjoy this special promotion from Calligaris! 

 The showroom’s “Independence Day Promotion” began last Saturday, June 20 and will run through Monday, July 6, 2020.  Customers can take up to 25% off all living and dining room collections just in time for the holiday weekend.

The showroom is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our people and our customers, so you can shop with peace of mind.

Since its launch in 1923, Calligaris has become an international brand that stands for quality and creativity by finding balance between technique and aesthetics, and offering a mixture of contemporary design and flexibility.  With a wide, well-structured range of functional furniture that is unmistakably stylish – and that leaves room for individual feelings + tastes – the showroom offers an infinite number of options blending shapes, colors and materials.

Visit their SOCO showroom today, or call 714.884.3346 to speak with a design associate.  Their team is ready to answer your questions and look forward to seeing you soon!

  

 

Show Dad He “Rocks” with the Next (Virtual) Kids Club Event!

Just in time for Father’s Day, our latest virtual kids club event will make for a fun-filled family afternoon!  Join SOCO’s Kids Club host, Stephanie Holdridge, as she reads this month’s book pick: Dad By My Side, written and illustrated by Instagram sensation, Soosh

This stunning picture book celebrates the beautiful parent-child bond between a father and daughter. Whether they’re playing make-believe, cooking breakfast in the kitchen, warding off monsters under the bed, or reading bedtime stories, dads are always there when you need them.  If you’d like to read along at home, you can purchase a copy of the book here

After story time, show Dad he “rocks” and stick around for a special arts & craft workshop!  Kids will be led on a guided how-to as they decorate stones and rocks that can be used in the garden, or in dad’s home office!  See below for the materials list and link to storytime.  

(Virtual) Kids Club Video – June 15:

 

Craft Activity Materials:

  • Rocks
  • Craft paints (any color)
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper plates
  • Sharpie marker

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Explore the Beauty of Springtime During this (Virtual) Kids Club Event!

Are you ready for a “tow-tally” awesome afternoon?  Kids can join their storybook friend, Little Blue Truck, as he travels through an idyllic farm landscape learning all about the beauty of spring during SOCO’s next virtual Kids Club event – available now to watch online!  Kids Club host, Stephanie Holdridge, will be reading Little Blue Truck’s Springtime, written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by Jill McElmurry. 

This book is a fun read to celebrate the spring season and encourages young children to learn and identify animals and reinforce counting skills.  Kiddos will be led on a journey following Little Blue Truck and his friend, Toad, as they encounter an array of friendly baby animals on their drive through town.

Read along by watching the video online at the link below, or if you’d like to purchase your own hard copy of the book click here.  

After storytime, stick around to make a special craft that your whole flock will love – a fluffy handprint sheep!  Don’t forget to review the craft materials list below before getting started.

(Virtual) Kids Club Video – June 8:

Craft Activity Materials:

  • Black Construction Paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Googly Eyes 
  • Pencil
  • Scissors 
  • Glue Stick
  • Twine or Ribbon (optional)

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You’re Invited to “Spring” into the Next Kids Club Story – it’s Bunny-rrific!

Ready for the next Virtual Kids Club Event?  Join us as we spring into action this week with a new online video!  On Wednesday, May 20, Kids Club host Stephanie Holdridge will read It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny – a bright & humorous story written by Marilyn Sadler. 

This “hare-raising” tale tells the touching story of P.J. Funnybunny as he tries to figure out who he is – and where he belongs. Though he has some tough times along the way, P.J. ultimately learns that family is forever.  Also considered a “Beginner Book” for children learning to read on their own, you can click here if you’d like to purchase your own copy.

After the reading, stick around to make your very own handprint bunny craft! This activity is sure to make for a fun-filled afternoon with family. So check out the materials list and link to the video below, and “hop” to it! 

(Virtual) Kids Club Video – May 20: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2c1rki733ai2m4/It%27s%20Not%20Easy%20Being%20a%20Bunny.m4v?dl=0 

Craft Activity Materials:

  • Construction Paper (in various colors – think spring-themed)
  • Colored Pom Poms or Cotton Balls
  • Pipe Cleaners or Twine
  • Traditional Bottle of Glue
  • Glue Stick 
  • Scissors
  • A black Sharpie Marker
  • Pencil 

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