Encourage Your Boys With a Little Help from Raising Boys By Design

As a parent of boys, you know that they are unique, different, and special.  Raising Boys by Design, by Gregory L Jantz, PhD, and Michael Gurian, is a helpful resource that we as parents can turn to that will help us guide our boys through the unique challenges they face.   You know that your son was created for great things, but he needs your help to appreciate his unique male design and to grow into the strong loving man God created him to be.

Raising Boys by Design
Boys are unique and we can encourage them in their uniqueness with a little help from one of our favorite books.

Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO–one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:

• strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
• nurture genuine compassion and empathy
• process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
• succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
• develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
• avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
• embark on a lifelong adventure of faith

Raising Boys by Design is one of our go-to resource books for raising boys, but don’t take our word for it.  Here are some reviews we’ve found to be insightful:

Raising Boys by Design is a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable read. It’s marvelously inspiring, well thought out, and academically supported, but it’s also an intuitive guide to raising boys. Every parent, teacher, and grandparent could benefit from this work.”
—Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage and Sacred Parenting

“Blending biblical truth with brain science, Raising Boys by Design is truly a ground-breaking resource that offers much-needed insights for guiding boys toward health and success in every area of life.”
—Tim Clinton, PhD, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors and executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University

“Raising boys in today’s world is no easy task. We need to understand how boys process their emotions and deal with bullying, peer pressure, technology and other important issues—all of which are covered here. This must-read resource helps equip families to raise sons who will be well adjusted and heroes for life.”
—Linda Mintle, PhD, author of Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World

“We live in a society where it’s dangerous to be a normal, rambunctious, healthy boy. High energy is labeled hyperactive, competitiveness to excel is deemed selfish, and single-mindedness in completion of a task is considered insensitive. Society’s constant attack on normal maleness instills a destructive insecurity and sense of inferiority into countless thousands of otherwise normal healthy men. Raising Boys by Designbrilliantly exposes this destructive trend while providing meaningful insights and applicable solutions. If you want to protect your sons from the corrosive effects of today’s world and empower them to become men after God’s own heart, then this book is for you.”
—Timothy R. Jennings, MD, author of The God-Shaped Brain, president-elect of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, and chairman, board of regents, of the Southern Psychiatric Association

Raising Boys by Design is a clearly written and helpful book that integrates biblical truth and findings from brain science to enable sons to thrive as they grow up into adulthood.”
—Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

Besides, Raising Boys by Design, JM Cremp’s has several excellent books on raising boys.

Boys Should Be Boys by Meg Meeder, M.D.

The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

Raising Real Men:  Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young 

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How to Blow up a Balloon With Baking Soda and Vinegar – At Home Science Experiments for Kids

It’s easy to make science fun and exciting with this simple science experiment you can do at home.  All you need are a few supplies and a willing helper or two.  This simple experiment will demonstrate the process of a chemical reaction.  Here are the supplies you will need:

Fill a balloon the fun way!
Blow up a balloon the fun way!
  • Ballon
  • White Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Empty plastic bottle with a narrow neck
  • Funnel

1.  Pour a little vinegar into a plastic bottle. Choose a plastic water bottle, or another bottle with a narrow neck. Pour 1–2 inches (2.5–5 cm) of vinegar into the bottle, using a funnel if you have one. Use white vinegar, also called distilled vinegar, for the best result.

2.  Use a funnel or straw to put a little baking soda into a limp balloon. You can use any shape and color of balloon. Hold it loosely by the neck, with the open side of the balloon facing towards you. Fit a funnel into the neck if you have one, then pour about two tablespoons (30 mL) baking soda into the balloon, or just fill the balloon about halfway full.

3.  Stretch the neck of the balloon over the top of the bottle. Be careful not to spill the baking soda while you do this. Hold the balloon’s neck with both hands and stretch it over the top of the plastic bottle containing vinegar. Have a friend keep the bottle steady if the table or bottle is wobbly.

4.  Lift the balloon up over the bottle and watch the reaction. The baking soda should fall out of the balloon, through the neck of the bottle, and into the vinegar at the bottom. Here, the two chemicals will fizz and react, turning into other chemicals. One of these is carbon dioxide, a gas, which will rise up and inflate the balloon.  Shake the bottle gently to mix the two ingredients if there’s not much fizzing.

5.  If it doesn’t work, try again with more vinegar or baking soda. If the fizzing has stopped and the balloon still hasn’t inflated after you count to 100, empty out the bottle and try again with more vinegar and baking soda. The stuff left in the bottle has turned into other chemicals, mostly water, so it can’t be used again.  Don’t go overboard. The bottle should never be more than about 1/3 full of vinegar.

HOW IT WORKS – THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE FUN

Depending on the age and interest of your young experimenters, you can use this simple at-home science experiment to introduce any of the following principles:

Understand chemical reactions. Just about everything around you is made up of molecules, or different types of substances. Often, two kinds of molecules react with each other, breaking up and forming different molecules out of the pieces.

Learn about baking soda and vinegar. The reactants, or substances that reacted with each other in the fizzy reaction you saw, are baking soda and vinegar. Unlike many ingredients in your kitchen, both of these are simple chemicals, not complicated mixtures of many chemicals:

  • Baking soda is another word for the molecule sodium bicarbonate.
  • White vinegar is a mixture of acetic acid and water. Only the acetic acid reacts with the baking soda.

Read about the reaction. Baking soda is a type of substance called a base. Vinegar, or acetic acid, is a type of substance called an acid. Bases and acids react with each other, partially breaking apart and forming different substances. This is described as “neutralization” because the end result is neither a base nor an acid. In this case, the new substances are water, a kind of salt, and carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide, a gas, leaves the liquid mixture and expands throughout the bottle and the balloon, inflating it.

  • Although the definition of acid and base can get complicated, you can compare the differences between the original substances and the “neutralized” result to see there are obvious changes. For instance, vinegar has a strong smell and can be used to dissolve grime and dirt. After being mixed with baking soda, it smells much less strongly and is no more effective at cleaning than water is.

Study the chemical formula. If you’re familiar with some chemistry, or curious about how scientists describe reactions, the formula below describes the reaction between sodium bicarbonate NaHCO3 and acetic acid H C2H3O2(aq)NaC2H3O2.[4] Can you figure out how each molecule splits apart and reforms?

  • NaHCO3(aq) + HC2H3O2(aq) → NaC2H3O2(aq) + H2O(l) + CO2(g)
  • The letters in parentheses show the state the chemicals are in during and after the reaction: (g)as, (l)iquid, or (aq)ueous. “Aqueous” means the chemical is dissolved in water.

JM Cremps carries a complete line of fun and exciting at-home science experiments for kids. They carry science kits and science experiments for every age.  The My First Super Science Kit is perfect for the younger scientists.  As your scientist gets older and more knowledgeable, our Chemistry Kits,  Snap Circuits Snaptricity Kits, and our Build Your Own Combustion Engine Kit are a few of our favorites.

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Inspire Your Children with Stories of Valor and Bravery

As parents, we want our children to be brave and noble and to “do the right thing”.  We guide them and prod them and hope our nagging results in their upstanding behavior.  If you are anything like me, then you probably bombard your children with anecdotes and examples of  upstanding behavior in the hopes that something will sink in.   However, the older my boys get, the less impact my stories seem to have.  Fortunately the written word is alive and well, and stories and books of bravery, heroism and valor abound.

Sometimes, a real page turner isn't a fictional story.
Sometimes, a real page turner isn’t a fictional story.

The book shelves in our house are filled with many of the same books that the folks at JM Cremp’s have recognized as inspiring.  Tales of heroism, grace under pressure, and doing the right thing are abundant; and we are blessed to be able to live in an age where they are readily available to us.  Here are some of my favorites:

A Young Patriot – The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy by Jim Murphy – In the summer of 1776, Joseph Plumb Martin was a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who considered himself “as warm a patriot as the best of them.” He enlisted that July and stayed in the revolutionary army until hostilities ended in 1783. Martin fought under Washington, Lafayette, and Steuben. He took part in major battles in New York, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He wintered at Valley Forge and then at Morristown, considered even more severe. He wrote of his war years in a memoir that brings the American Revolution alive with telling details, drama, and a country boy’s humor.

Geronimo, Wolf of the Warpath by Ralph Moody – Geronimo, the legendary Indian who inspired and fought for his people. But who was this man, really? Here is the riveting tale of the last Apache warrior —told by the author of the bestselling Little Britches. Born in 1829 and steeped in the skills and stoicism valued by his tribe, Geronimo was transformed into a feared and respected renegade after witnessing the brutal slaughter of his family. Ultimately he spent more than 25 years eluding the U.S. Army, which sent 5,000 soldiers to hunt him down.

Thomas Jefferson, Architect of Freedom by Rita Mullin – One of the great thinkers of all time, Thomas Jefferson helped shape America in its early years, and his ideas continue to inspire us today. His amazing contributions include not only writing the Declaration of Independence, but his actions as the United States’ third President, as well as his influence as a scientist, inventor, farming pioneer, and educator.

Frederick Douglass, Rising Up from Slavery by Francis E. Ruffin – From slave to freedom fighter: that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was America’s first great civil rights leader, and he threw off the physical, mental, and legal chains of slavery to become one of America’s greatest champions for human rights. It was said that his life was proof that once black people could read and write about their injustices, they would have the power to end slavery.

True sports heroes are inspiring for generations.
True sports heroes are inspiring for generations.

Jim Thorpe, An Athlete for the Ages by Ellen C. Lebreqcue – Simply the best: those words perfectly describe the multitalented Native American athlete Jim Thorpe. Not only did he excel at baseball and football, but he also won gold medals in the pentathlon and the decathlon—the only person in Olympic history to do so. This fascinating biography discusses: Thorpe’s many family tragedies—including the childhood death of his twin brother; Why he was temporarily stripped of his gold medals (which were restored posthumously); How he helped establish the sport of major league football; His selection as Greatest Athlete of the 20th century in an Internet poll conducted by ABC’s Wide World of Sports. Kids will enjoy meeting this amazing sports star whose Indian name aptly meant “Bright Path.”

 

 

Made in the USA and Proud of it!

Labor Day is upon us. It’s the last hurrah of summer for most families with barb-b-que’s, trips the lake, picnics, and plenty of food. It’s also a wonderful three-day weekend that affords many working folks a rare Monday off. If you have school-age children, that means that they have a rare Monday off of school too, and most families fit as much fun as possible into those coveted three days.

Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors are Made in the USA and make a perfect Labor Day weekend family activity.
Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors are Made in the USA and make a perfect Labor Day weekend family activity.

Although Labor Day is viewed as a fun three-day weekend, it’s also a holiday meant to celebrate the American worker. The first Labor Day was 120 years ago, and many things have changed in the American workforce since that time. Fewer and fewer of the tools we use, the clothes we wear, and the toys we play with are made in the United States any more. For decades now we’ve seen cheaper imported goods take over our store shelves. The good news is that the trend is slowly turning around. In the last 10 years more and more products are once again starting to be made right here at home by your friends and neighbors.

At JM Cremps, we are excited by the prospect of filling our catalog and website with products made right here at home. Each year we are able to bring more and more of these products to our customers, and the quality and variety of these products constantly improves. This trend towards American Made products is something we all can take pride in. Labor Day weekend is a great time to bring some discussion and awareness to this topic as you enjoy your family activities. You can even turn the discussion into a game by creating a Made-in-the-USA scavenger hunt that will keep the kids happy. Who knows, you might find something in your home that was made right there in your own community.

You can find our constantly growing supply of Made-in-the-USA toys, gear, and games on our website in our new Made In The USA category. Some of our best selling gear is made right here at home!

Get Them Excited for School with This Duct Tape Creation

The end of summer is creeping up and school days are right around the corner.  Back to school can bring conflict to an otherwise happy household – children who do not want to go back to school on one hand, and Mom’s who are slightly relieved at the return to a routine on the other.  It can be a real challenge to get the kids on Mom’s side of the back-to-school equation. One way to do so, besides outright bribery, is to let them customize some of their back to school supplies.  This simple yet fun Duck Tape project is a great way to get them engaged in back-to-school fun.

STEP 1:  Cut the zipper part off your sandwich bag. Leave about ½ inch of bag attached to the zipper part. Do not throw away the rest of the bag.
STEP 1  –  Cut the zipper part off your sandwich bag. Leave about ½ inch of bag attached to the zipper part. Do not throw away the rest of the bag.
STEP 2:  Make 2 pieces of Duck Tape® fabric that measure as wide as your bag and 4 in. tall.
STEP 2  –  Make 2 pieces of Duck Tape® fabric that measure as wide as your bag and 4 in. tall.
STEP 3  -  Using a strip of Duck Tape®, adhere the piece of Duck Tape® fabric you made in step 2 to the zipper from step 1. Repeat for the other side with your second piece of Duck Tape® fabric.
STEP 3 – Using a strip of Duck Tape®, adhere theof Duck Tape® fabric you made in step 2 to the zipper from step 1. Repeat for the other side with your second piece of Duck Tape® fabric.
STEP 5 -  For the I.D. holder cut a rectangle out of the remaining plastic bag that measures 2.5 in. tall by 4 in. wide.
STEP 5 – For the I.D. holder cut a rectangle out of the remaining plastic bag that measures 2.5 in. tall by 4 in. wide.
Fold a single piece of Duck Tape® over each of the open edges of the supply case to close them up. Trim any excess tape.
Step 4 – Fold a single piece of Duck Tape® over each of the open edges of the supply case to close them up. Trim any excess tape.
STEP 6  -  Cut a piece of  Duck Tape® that measures 1 in. tall and 4 in. wide and fold it over the top of the plastic rectangle from step 5. Use 3 more pieces on the sides and bottom to attach it to your case, keeping the top open.
STEP 6 – Cut a piece of Duck Tape® that measures 1 in. tall and 4 in. wide and fold it over the top of the plastic rectangle from step 5. Use 3 more pieces on the sides and bottom to attach it to your case, keeping the top open.
STEP 7  -  If desired, adhere 3 more strips of a different color Duck Tape®, leaving a littly of the previous color Duck Tape® showing. Trim any excess.
STEP 7 – If desired, adhere 3 more strips of a different color Duck Tape®, leaving a littly of the previous color Duck Tape® showing. Trim any excess.
STEP 8  -  Create a tab to add to your supply case by cutting off a 5 in. long piece of Duck Tape®and folding it over on to itself lengthwise.
STEP 8 – Create a tab to add to your supply case by cutting off a 5 in. long piece of Duck Tape® and folding it over on to itself lengthwise.
STEP 9  -  Cut a 1 in. slit in the side of your supply case with a craft knife and insert the tab. Use a small piece of tape on the inside to hold the tab in place.
STEP 9 – Cut a 1 in. slit in the side of your supply case with a craft knife and insert the tab. Use a small piece of tape on the inside to hold the tab in place.

This project is courtesy of Duck Tape® Brand Creations and can be found at http://www.duckbrand.com.  You can find a great selection of colored duct tape, metallic duck tape, camo duck tape, patterned duck tape, and even glow-in-the-dark duck tape at jmcremps.com.  If you want even more fascinating and fun Duct Tape Projects, check out our e-book series called Warfare by Duct Tape.  The easy-to-follow instructions will allow any creative kid (or adult) to create swords, armor, shields, and more!

Discover the American Heroes that Shaped Our Great Nation

As the 4th of July rolls around, most families are focused on the fun associated with this patriotic holiday. If we take a quick moment amidst the fun and celebrations to explore the men, women, and events that helped to shape this great nation, we can turn a memorable holiday into a meaningful holiday.

Here are some kid-friendly, family-oriented, JM Cremps approved books for kids that will introduce your children to some of our nation’s greatest heroes. From Abraham Lincoln to the everyday colonial family, your children will be fascinated and enlightened by the events that took place during our nation’s turbulent past.

Lincoln’s Last Days, by Bill O’Reilly

Lincoln's Last Days Good Books for Boys
Lincoln’s Last Days will educate and entertain the whole family!

Lincoln’s Last Days is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic nights in American history- of how one gunshot changed the country forever. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling historical thriller, Killing Lincoln, this book will have young readers-and grown-ups too- hooked on history.

In the spring of 1865, President Abraham Lincoln travels through Washington, D.C., after finally winning America’s bloody Civil War. In the midst of celebrations, Lincoln is assasinated at Ford’s Theatre by a famous actor named John Wilkes Booth. What follows is a thrilling chase, ending with a fiery shoot-out and swift justice for the perpetrators.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, page-turning action, vivid detail, and art on every spread, Lincoln’s Last Days is history that reads like a thriller.

The American Revolution for Kids, by Janis Herbert

The American Revolution for Kids
The activities and projects in this book are ideal for younger children (with help from someone older), and middle-school aged kids. It offers a glimpse into colonial life.

Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in the activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hard working farm wives and children who created our young nation. The American Revolution for Kids tells the story of the Revolution from the hated Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party to the British surrender at Yorktown and the creation of the United States Constitution. All American school children are required to study the Revolution and the Constitution- this book complete with its 21 activities will make learning fun and memorable.

In The American Revolution for Kids Activity Book, children can:
• Make a fringed hunting shirt like the one worn by frontiersman General Daniel Morgan
• Reenact the Battle of Cowpens and the cunning strategy that helped the outnumbered Americans win the war
• Learn how to make their own voices heard in I Protest!
• Dance a minuet like George Washington, the best dancer in Virginia
• Discover how Congress works in There Ought to Be a Law
• Create Papyrotamia, paper cutouts that were all the rage in colonial homes

Gettysburg, The Graphic History by Wayne Vansant

The Graphic History of Gettysburg
The Graphic History of Gettysburg is a great read for middle school children, teens, and adults alike.

The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most famous battles in American history, and is widely recognized as the turning point of the Civil War. A landmark event in United States history, it accounted for the most casualties of any battle during the war and spelled the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.

In this power graphic history, Wayne Vansant describes the period leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, as well as all of the major military events on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, including the famous fight for Little Round Top and the death march known as Pickett’s Charge. He paints portraits of each army’s leaders, including Robert E Lee, James Longstreet, George Meade, and then little-known Joshua Chamberlain.

Vansant concludes a few months later at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in November 1863, when Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time: The Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg delivers one of the hallmark events of American history in an exciting and innovative format.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Seventy-two years ago on the morning of December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the American Naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Intending to prevent the United States from increasing their influence in the Pacific, the Japanese struck with 353 fighters, bombers and torpedo planes. The loss of American equipment and lives was devastating.

Pearl Harbor MemorialThe attack on Pearl Harbor sent shock waves through America. With the death toll reaching 2,403 and many more wounded, President Franklin D. Roosevelt expressed the country’s collective feeling of outrage when he proclaimed it to be, “a date which will live in infamy”.  The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and so marked the entry of the U.S. into World War II.

The attack on Pearl Harbor is quickly receding into history, but it’s importance in the history of America will never fade. With only a handful of Pearl Harbor veterans still with us today, it is up to future generations to keep the story of their courage and sacrifice alive. Today, let’s pause and remember that tragic morning and honor those who fought and defended our  American values and freedoms in the years that followed.
Pearl Harbor Attack
JM Cremps recommends the book, Pearl Harbor Attack, by Edwin P. Hoyt, as a great way to teach your kids about the impact the Pearl Harbor attack had on America and how it changed us as a nation forever.  And as always, we thank and honor all our veterans who have bravely, and selflessly, served our country.  Our hats go off to you….

Good Books for Boys AND Families!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  – Dr. Suess

To My Sons, Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life
To My Sons, Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life is a great father-son read.

Dr. Seuss says it the best, the more kids read the better off they will be.  But raising a child who loves to read is quite a challenge in this modern day electronic world.  With options like playing the most recent gaming system and watching TV, books are getting left on the shelf to collect dust.

Here at JM Cremp’s, we know how important reading is for kids of all ages, and we have a great way to encourage reading at home – Family Reading Time.  It’s simple to implement and the rewards are worth the effort. For 30 minutes every day turn off all electronics, gather everyone in the family room and just read.  This quiet reading time is a great way to chill out after a long day at school or to wind-down in the evening before bedtime. Either way, we guarantee before long the kids will be looking forward to family reading time and the closeness it brings to your family.

JM Cremp’s has a huge selection of good books for boys, and families alike.

Mud, Sweat, and Tears by Bear Grylls
From his childhood home on a remote British island to the summit of Mount Everest, Bear tells of his adventure-filled life and the valuable life lessons he has learned. His personal faith and love of family shines through as he overcomes many obstacles. Recommended Ages: 18+

To My Sons by Bear Grylls
This illustrated book is a collection of spiritual and practical wisdom that renowned adventurer Bear Grylls wanted to share with his sons.  It describes the risks, tumbles, and victories of a well-lived life and is ideal bedtime reading for fathers and sons. Recommended Ages: 4+

True Stories of Heroes by Paul Dowswell
A great collection of stories about heroic men and women whose extraordinary courage saved the lives of others.  Your whole family will be inspired by the examples of heroism and bravery by everyday folks in extraordinary situations.  Recommended Ages:  Teenagers+

What Can You Do With a Robotic Kit from JM Cremps? A lot more than you think!

At JM Cremps we carry a wide range of science kits and science experiments for kids.  Our kits range from Chemistry and Physics kits, to AM/FM radio kits, engineering kits, and even kits to build your own Robot.  We know that our science kits are pretty cool, but when a customer recently explained to us just what he accomplished with one of our kits, we realized that they are even more fun and exciting than we had originally imagined.

Robotic Arm Edge Kit
Science kits can open up new avenues of possibilities and technologies for the next generation of engineers, scientists, artists, and creators.

The Robotic Arm Edge Kit is way more than just a toy.  This kit was used recently in a graduate project to create a muscle-controlled prosthetic limb.  This EMG Controlled Prosthetic Limb is some pretty advanced science, but the results are simply amazing.  What the graduate students did was to take the Robotic Arm Edge Kit, and instead of hooking up the wires and electrodes to the control box, they hooked up the wires to the muscles in their arms and upper body.  When they flexed their muscles, the electrical impulse in the muscle sent a signal through to the robotic arm that in turn caused the robotic arm to move.

Experiments such as this are on the forefront of new technological advancements in prosethetic limbs.  It’s encouraging to know that what we carry as “kits” or “toys” are also used in such promising applications.

The Robotic Arm Edge Kit
The Robotic Arm Edge Kit is more than just a toy!

JM Cremp’s is at the Mall of America

JM Cremp's Adventure for Boys Store
Come and see our vintage pedal planes.

JM Cremp’s Boys Adventure Store is now open in the Mall of America.  Come and join us in our Adventure themed store, and you’ll see why we are such a hit with mall patrons and visitors from around the globe.  Come and see our giant grizzly bear, our vintage pedal planes, and our life-like mama wolf and pups.  While you’re here try your hand at our Z-Curve Bow Shooting Range and don’t forget to take a trip through our 12ft “Fort Cremps” Tree Fort!

If you join us this weekend, November 15th through the 17th, you can take part in our Grand Opening Celebration.  We’ll have in-store sales on our most popular products and lots of toys and games that you can play with and try out.   It really is fun for the whole family.

JM Cremps Mall of America Store
Is that a wagon parked in front our giant tree house? Yes it is!

A recent visitor to our new adventure store exclaimed, “This is the coolest and most exciting store in the Mall of America!”  We tend to agree, and we’d love to see you at our new JM Cremp’s Mall of America store.  (You’ll find us on the North side, Second Level – Space N240.)