Kids ranging in ages one to 13 years old, ran amok around the office during Knock Knock’s first-ever Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Our head honcho, Jen, created, planned, and led the programming for the day from start to finish. Yes, we had a rollicking good time, and yes, we’re still tired from the day’s adventures. Explore a few of our favorite moments below.
1. Kids learned WTF each department does all day
Department heads, including product development, editorial, design, production, manufacturing, sales, customer service, operations, marketing, and digital—whew—gave a quick summary of what his or her team does at Knock Knock. Whether or not the kids understood the ins and outs, they at least pretended they did.
2. Reading Silly Words Flashcards out loud
Who knew “monkeyshines” was a word and that it was oh-so funny?
3. The Knock Knock logo got a very hip facelift
Our marketing designer, Janet, added patterns to our logo so it could be used as a coloring sheet. Do you think we’ve found our next Knock Knock catalog cover design?
4. Ping pong tournament time
The kids went to head to head while playing a longtime Knock Knock pastime.
5. Filling out Fill in the Love® items
Knock Knock parents helped their kids fill in the love with pages printed from our Fill in the Love® journals. Many of the kids gave their Fill in the Love gifts to their moms and dads and we’re sure said moms and dads cried from all the sweetness.
6. Introducing Love Letter to the next generation of tabletop players
Yamil, our manufacturing coordinator and game-board extraordinaire, introduced the kiddos to Love Letter, a card game that everyone should play if they have 15 minutes to kill. It’s very fun, addictive, and they loved it.
7. I scream, you scream, we all screamed for Salt and Straw.
We ventured to Salt & Straw, an ice cream parlor a few blocks away on Abbot Kinney. As you may have guessed, we were asked multiple times if we were a camp.
Our editor-at-large, Jamie, captured this sweet moment—when we all walked back and looked like a softball team who just won a game.
Not on the list, but still memorable: Beginning the day by telling bad Knock Knock jokes, the kids sharing what they wanted to be when they grow up, and finding this Inner-Truth™ Journal marketing sticker on a piece of office artwork. Hmm, now who could have done it . . .
Now when’s Bring Your Furkid to Work Day?