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DC Start-Up Surprise Ride is Launching a Course to Help Families Unplug!



Some readers might remember Surprise Ride for their magical Winter Wonderland event for kids in December — I know some of you were able to attend!

Now, our friends at Surprise Ride, who originally launched on Shark Tank with activity kits to give kids a break from gadgets, are launching an online course with the same mission at heart.

As the Product Director at Surprise Ride, Kelly Voci’s livelihood is developing screen-free products. Under her leadership, Surprise Ride releases a new product once per month and has launched over 50+ products since its inception. Kelly is combining her expertise, customer feedback from over four years of being in business, and the latest industry research in an online video course which will help adults and, in turn, entire families rediscover their sense of passion and create a life of meaning in the real world.

Here’s what to expect from the course:
* Four videos jam-packed with research and inspiration
* Printable worksheets to track your progress
* Over 50 family-friendly, device-free activities
* A private Facebook group to connect with like-minded people
* Solutions to adopt lasting changes

This course is launching during a time when the discussion about screen addiction is at a peak. In January, The New York Times reported “the tech backlash has caught up to Apple,” and a new organization called The Truth About Tech, started by early Facebook and Google employees, is planning an anti-tech addiction lobbying effort with $7 million in funding – wow.

For those unfamiliar with Surprise Ride’s story: They’re located right here in Washington, DC, and this is where all their products are dreamed up and designed. Founders and sisters, Donna and Rosy started the company from inspiration from their own childhood — their father is an artist and created fun and educational activities for them at home. The sisters were featured on ABC’s Shark Tank where they left without an investment offer, only to receive one three years later on Shark Tank spinoff, Beyond the Tank, from Kevin O’Leary, a first in Shark Tank history.

Definitely check out this local company and learn more about signing up for their course here!

This post is sponsored by Surprise Ride, however, I only promote programs, services, and products that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Inspire Kids to Unplug & Play with Art, Science, & Culture with Surprise Ride!



Getting kids to put down the tablets and phones and actually play is a challenge in this digital age. What if you could inspire them to explore art, science, and culture — and have fun doing it?

Donna and Rosy Khalife wanted to do just that for their nephews one holiday season. They wanted to provide them with a memorable gift that wasn’t a video game. And so Surprise Ride was born.

Learn about planets and the scientific method with the Mars Kit

Surprise Ride delivers hands-on, educational activity kits to kids to help them unplug and create in the real world. For example, Surprise Ride’s Experiment with Mars Sand kit teaches kids about planets and the scientific method through a hands-on science experiment and a Mars book. Their eyes light up when they see the red sand doesn’t absorb water and learn that type of sand is used to clean up oil spills. Other popular kits include the moon model kit, the beeswax candles kit, and the paint a birdhouse kit and learn how birds fly. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles love to gift Surprise Ride to spend quality time and create moments of love with the little ones in their life.

Make your own moon model!

Surprise Ride is located right here in Washington, DC, where all the kits are designed by the Director of Product. Founders and sisters, Donna and Rosy were featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, where they left without an investment offer, only to receive one three years later on Shark Tank spinoff, Beyond the Tank, from Kevin O’Leary — a first in Shark Tank history!

Since then, they have expanded beyond their monthly subscription service to offer individual kits and bundles. They also launched in retail, and products now can be found on Michaels.com nationwide.

December 15 is the last day to sign up for a subscription with Surprise Ride and receive your first kit by Christmas! Get free shipping on Free Ship Friday (December 15th) with code: FREESHIP17DC. December 19 is the last day for all other orders.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Surprise Ride, however, I only promote products, programs, and places, that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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