Bids4Kids Preview: Top 10 Auction Items for Family Day Fun!

Like many of us, you and your kiddos are probably growing tired of being cooped up at home. In preparation for our upcoming online auction on September 1st-10th, we’ve put together ten Bids 4 Kids auction items that will get your family out of the house to have some fun!

All of these experiences will be up for bid starting on September 1st at 10:00 a.m.! Bidding will close on September 10th at 9:00 p.m.

Proceeds of our online auction help fund the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation’s Before/ After School Math and Reading Student Intervention Program.

You can create your secure online bidding account from your phone by visiting!

1. Trip to Dave & Buster’s

Auction Item #224 | Starting Bid: $130

Get your game on at Dave & Buster’s! Enjoy the latest arcade and token games with $160 in power cards and then enjoy some food and drinks with $100 worth of Be Our Guest cards.

2. Family Pass to Omaha Children’s Museum & Dinner at Mama’s Pizza

Auction Item #223 | Starting Bid: $40

Get ready to enter a world of imagination and delight through the Omaha Children Museum’s award-winning exhibits! This auction item includes one family day pass (up to 4 people) as well as a $25 gift certificate to Mama’s Pizza for dinner afterwards!

3. $50 Gift Certificate to The Makery

Auction Item #216 | Starting Bid: $25

Get your craft on! The Makery is a place for you to get creative, learn a new craft, or make something truly one-of-a-kind. Here you will find projects for all ages and skill levels. Materials, guidance, and clean-up provided!

4. Bounce U Party for Five

Auction Item #601 | Starting Bid $35

Get moving with a family day trip to Bounce U! Package includes a pass for 5 bounce sessions, $25 gift card, Bounce U sports bottle, and cinch sack.

5. Two Passes to Go Ape! Zipline & Adventure Park

Auction Item #219 | Starting Bid: $50

Calling all thrill-seekers! Head out to Mahoney State Park to make your way through the 2-3 hr. self-guided journey through a forest canopy. Tackle dangling obstacles, explore the trees from a new perspective and fly around on multiple zip lines from exciting heights!

6. Day Trip to Vala’s

Auction Item #217 | Starting Bid: $22

The fall season isn’t complete without a trip to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch! Enjoy a variety of activities including the corn maze, rides, jumping pillows, slides and more! This auction item includes 2 general admission tickets to Vala’s.

7. A Night at the Rose Theater & Dinner at Spaghetti Works

Auction Item #231 | Starting Bid: $50

Enjoy a live performance of your choice at the Rose Theater! The 2020-21 season includes Penguin Problems, It’s a Wonderful Life, and How to Build an Ark. In-person digital viewing options are available.

This auction item includes 4 tickets to a live performance at the Rose Theater and as well as a $20 gift certificate to Spaghetti Works in the Old Market.

8. One Hour of Virtual Reality Play at Infinite Loop

Auction Item #214/215 | Starting Bid: $20

Escape reality and experience the latest virtual reality craze at Infinite Loop! This auction item includes a 1-hour reservation for 1 station. Each station can be shared by up to 2 people. The station is set up for one person to play at a time.

The station includes one VR system, a 55” 4K tv, a couch, and your choice from over 60 different games! During your time, you can switch between games and swap players as ofter as you’d like. Recommended for ages 8+.

9. 20 Games of Bowling at Maplewood Lanes

Auction Item #206 | Starting Bid: $50

Treat your family to a night of nostalgic fun at Maplewood Lanes! Get the party rolling with 20 games of bowling! Each game card is good for one player.

10. Day Trip to the SAC Museum

Auction Item #212 | Starting Bid: $24

Make your own field trip with an exciting and educational trip to the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. Explore air & spacecraft exhibits, rides, a planetarium, and plenty of kid-friendly activities. This auction item includes 4 daily admission passes.

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This content is sponsored by our 2020 Bids 4 Kids Platinum Sponsor, Montessori Educational Centers. Thank you for your continued commitment to supporting our Elkhorn schools, teachers, and students!

About Bids 4 Kids

Bids 4 Kids is an annual auction hosted by the Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation. Last year, more than 400 donors helped support our fundraiser by attending the event and/or bidding by phone. Together, we were able to raise over $49,000 to help fund our Before/ After School Math and Reading Student Intervention Program.

In the 2019-2020 school year, over 500 elementary students were identified as needing additional teaching instruction in math and reading. With your generous support, we’re able to continue to help fund the additional teacher instructional time that students need to help improve their overall reading and math comprehension. Thank you!