12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 9 – Promoting Learning

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    While this is just our first year attempting homeschooling (a lot more on that later), we are always proponents of life-long learning. And while this doesn’t necessarily have much to do with the outdoors, any of these projects CAN be done outside and help beef up little brains. We like that!

    12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 9 - Promoting Learning


    Prize #1: OgoSport BILD + AnimateIt! Kit

    This one is a fun way to help kids be creative and see a pretty neat end result. While the OgoSport pieces themselves can be a little tough for kids under 5 years (even I struggle with putting them together sometimes), the software is super easy, it comes with a webcam and the pieces are open-ended with great movable parts.

    Note: OgoSport is currently out of stock on these so this winner will not receive their prize until January.

    Here’s an example of a video my son made today


    Prize #2: Groovy Lab in a Box

    If you were going to choose ONE subscription box that lasts more than 1 hour when you get it, this is it.

    “Intended for ages 8-12+, this is NOT your basic craft box with everything in it for a few projects – it is well thought-out opportunities to dive deep into the world of science.  The lab notebook for this box was 22 pages long. It’s full of information for learning, questions for thinking and making connections, directions for each investigation (with pictures for clarification) and space to write your own observations and “brainstorms”. And I love that it doesn’t give you all the answers either – kids (and you) really have to try things out and discover on your own. Once you finish all the experiments in the box, there are still lots of opportunities to go “beyond the box” on their website.”

    You can read the rest of my review here. 

    Today we’re giving away their “For the Birds” newest box.

    12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 9 - Promoting Learning

    12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 9 - Promoting Learning


    Prize #3: Smithsonian Set of Learning

    One winner will receive the following four items from Smithsonian. All are highly recommended by us.

    Smithsonian Discover: Flight  and Smithsonian Discover: Space.
    These books, geared for ages 8 and up are not only books, but also come with fun and engaging activities. While I agree that they are best for ages 8+, J (aged 5 1/2) has read and loved them. He just will get MORE out of them as he gets older.
    In the Flight book there is a paper airplane to cut out and fold and glow-in-the-dark star and planet stickers in SpaceEach title also includes a set of fact cards and a large fold-out poster. 

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    Smithsonian Young Explorers: Dinosaurs and Smithsonian Young Explorers: Oceans.  

    These kits for kids aged 6+ come with a book, a puzzle and a poster all in one. It’s definitely more of an introduction to the subjects, but enough information for younger kids to start to grasp. The puzzles are a challenge for younger ones, but a fun activity to do with an adult. The posters were put up right away in the boys’ room

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    The details: Since we prefer to spread the love a little bit, we will have THREE winners today.  You may enter all giveaways if you would like, or just pick and choose. They are only open for 72 hours so be sure to get your entries in early. Since this giveaway is posting later than the others, we will give you an extra day to enter.

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    As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The Groovy Lab in a Box giveaway is open to Canada and U.S. – the others are open to U.S. only.

    Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!

    Good luck!

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