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Monday, June 1, 2009

Science Kits and Giveaway Time!

I never thought I'd hear myself say "let's do some school in the summer" but those words have slipped out of my mouth and the kids are all game for it. We're planning on focusing more on science over the summer months since the bugs are crawling everywhere and the weather tends to cooperate more with us. It's most definitely the time to get outside and enjoy so many different aspects of nature! And when the weather gets too hot ~ it will be a great time to do experiments together and learn in a different way.

You're probably wondering about that giveaway I mentioned, aren't you?

AllChildrensFurniture.com contacted me recently about hosting a giveaway on my blog. From their name I assumed that their site was only about children's furniture.

I was so wrong.

Over the last few days I have had much fun browsing their site full of kids furniture, kid's decor ideas, outdoor play items, doll houses, art supplies and wishing I had all the money in the world to start stocking up on games and learning toys for next year's school time.

AllChildrensFurniture carries a wide range of products and has some great search features to help find items based on age ranges, price ranges, brands, and more. I've been searching through all of their art items, science kits, wooden toys and finally came up with two choices for you {and secretly I am wanting to get my hands on both of these kits for some fun this summer!}.

Are you ready for your choices? Here they are!

Wind Power Science Kit {ages 8 and up}



With the Wind Power kit your children can build a working wind turbine with an electric generator, rotors and a wind speed indicator. The kit also includes over 20 experiments to go along with the turbine. In our school time this would be great since some of our family lives near a wind farm and we've been able to see the turbines up close.

Physics Workshop Science Kit
{ages 8 and up}



The Physics Discovery kit include materials to build 12 models and help children learn about forces and simple machines ~ demonstrating concepts like levers, pulleys, centrifugal forces and gears. I know our kids would have a blast putting these together and hand-on experiments/models make science come alive!

The rules {'cause there have to be some}:

If you would like to enter to win, here are the ways to earn up to three entries:
  1. Head over to AllChildrensFurniture.com, find something you like, and come back here and tell me about it.
  2. Twitter about this contest and then come back to leave an additional comment
  3. Let your friends through facebook or your blog ~ come back to leave an additional comment
The giveaway is open until Friday, June 5th at 8pm and is only open to residents in the continental US. A winner will be chosen at random and I will announce the winner next Monday, June 8th. Please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you {i.e. blog address or email}. The winner will have 3 days to contact me with their choice of science kits and shipping information. If I haven't heard back within 3 days, I will draw another winner.

**** This giveaway is now closed****

Just wanted to pass along a little something that would be a great idea for Mom I'm bored! @ WFMW!

Thanks so much to AllChildrensFurniture.com for being gracious enough to sponsor the giveaway!

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64 Comments:

  • I like the physics kits and the puzzle frames...there's a fun preschool activity in that somewhere!

    Heather

    By Blogger Heather, At June 1, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

  • Just posted a link on my blog!

    http://blogshewrote.blogspot.com/2009/06/another-contest.html

    Heather

    By Blogger Heather, At June 1, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

  • oo I love the 3-D Feel & Find Shapes Toy! So much fun!

    By Blogger Lindsay, At June 1, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

  • After watching my 4 year old play with playdoh for hours on Thursday and Friday, I would have to say the clay play set would be nice for us. But my 10 year old wants to learn more about electricity, so any of those science kits would be fun.

    Hugs,
    Melinda

    By Blogger Melinda, At June 1, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

  • I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/BytesofMemory/status/1990727682

    By Blogger Lindsay, At June 1, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

  • Here's my blog post. http://mghollis.blogspot.com/2009/06/science-kit-giveaway.html Going to facebook now, but I don't have a public profile, so I don't know how you would verify....

    By Blogger Melinda, At June 1, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

  • I don't know if this will take you to the note I wrote on facebook, but here's hoping....
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=101162638938

    By Blogger Melinda, At June 1, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

  • These science kits look fun! The one on solar power caught my eye: http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Thames-and-Kosmos-623715-TAK1023.html#ProdDetails,
    We are building off grid, so this would be a good learning tool for us all. Oh, and the chemistry kit looks neat too. My 8 year old asked me if we could do chemistry this summer. . . And I really like the Little Labs kit for Malachi. . .

    By Blogger Michelle, At June 1, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

  • These are great! The bubble science kit would be one my DS would love http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Thames-and-Kosmos-662813-TAK1030.html We are doing some science this summer, and I think I'll need to pick some of these kits up! Thanks for sharing!

    By Blogger Crunchy and Green, At June 1, 2009 at 9:17 AM  

  • I like the iggiBig stacking block family - I can hear the roars of laughter as my kids stack the mom's head on the kid's body etc.

    Thanks!

    By Blogger arm, At June 1, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

  • Wow they have a lot of great science kits. My boys would love the space exploration kit. It's all about space at our house! :)

    By Blogger Michele, At June 1, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

  • I just posted your giveaway on my blog!
    http://koreamom.blogspot.com/2009/06/science-kit-giveaway.html

    By Blogger Michele, At June 1, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

  • I love their butterfly rocking chair!

    By Blogger Kim, At June 1, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

  • We've been looking at microscopes. That will probably be a family Christmas gift. I really like this one. http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Thames-and-Kosmos-636815-TAK1012.

    By Blogger km, At June 1, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

  • I am sooooo loving the costume section! Especially the pirate...except that it doesn't come in my boys' size :o( There is lots of great stuff on that site!

    By Blogger Brittney, At June 1, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

  • I just let all of my friends know on facebook!

    By Blogger Brittney, At June 1, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

  • I absolutely love this! Le Toy Van - Garden Doll House Playset

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

    By Blogger Abby, At June 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM  

  • OOO! I love the puppet theaters. Ever summer solstice my kids and I put on a puppet play for our neighbors. We are gearing up for this year as we make new marionettes.
    Love your blog.
    --Heidi

    By Blogger Heidi, At June 1, 2009 at 5:16 PM  

  • I like the Melissa and Doug - Multi-Activity Table because it would keep the boys busy for hours.

    By Blogger cstironkat, At June 1, 2009 at 7:03 PM  

  • I love the Tinker Toy - 300 Piece Frontier Logs Play Set with Action Figures.

    Reminds me of the old Lincoln Log sets. My boys had a set when they were younger but the majority of the pieces got lost. They loved that set and played with it a lot.

    I really need to get them another set now that they are older and there's two more boys in the household now too.

    By Blogger Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings, At June 1, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

  • Oh my goodness they have a lot of stuff! I got lost forever!

    My favorite find was the wooden paintbrush set, love it!

    I like the windpower kit you posted above too!

    We're going to lounge our learning this summer, not taking it all the way off.....but mostly!

    Blessings,

    Valerie

    By Blogger Valerie, At June 2, 2009 at 3:26 AM  

  • electricity looks fun looks interesting mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

    By Blogger MOMFOREVERANDEVER, At June 2, 2009 at 3:48 AM  

  • WOW--what a great website and a terrific giveaway!! My son would love the physics set--he is really into science.

    I had a hard time narrowing it to one thing on the website. I am in love with YooDo building set: http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Offi-YDIR-OFF1072.html. I love toys that let kids explore on their own and use their imagination. I will definitely be saving the site for holiday shopping.

    By Blogger kimmy, At June 2, 2009 at 7:58 AM  

  • O' this is great. My boys would love this. I love the wind power, and the power house. THESE WILL MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS. THANK GOODNESS WE HAVE A WHILE FOR
    THAT. AACC442@YAHOO.COM
    AMBER

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 2, 2009 at 9:19 AM  

  • I would love to win the science kiit!! I LOVE their headboard bookcase in the furniture section!!!

    By Blogger Danielle, At June 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

  • My adughter would just love the science kit.. or a microscope!

    By Blogger susan, At June 2, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

  • I like the whole idea of the drawers under the bed. Always have. South Shore - Provincetown Mates Bed Box

    By Anonymous The Crazy Mom, At June 2, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

  • I tweeted about it!

    By Anonymous The Crazy Mom, At June 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

  • Love the bunkbeds! The science kits look great too.

    By Blogger Kristenph, At June 2, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

  • I like the mosaic hidden pictures and the solar system science kit.

    rebeccaannec@ gmail.com (no space)

    By Anonymous Rebecca, At June 2, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

  • These would be great for my 9 yr. old nephews!!! Thanks for the opportunity. I really liked their great assortment of kitchen sets that have been on our wish list.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

    By Anonymous Jay, At June 2, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

  • The doll furniture is sooo cute! Something my little mommy would love. -Susan

    By Blogger midwest mama, At June 2, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

  • I blogged about your giveaway:
    http://homeschoolheartandmind.blogspot.com/2009/06/science-kit-giveaway.html

    By Blogger midwest mama, At June 2, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

  • Storage units and bookcases...a homeschooling mom's dream!

    mom2jc@yahoo.com.

    By Blogger Heidi, At June 2, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

  • I love so much! We have been in search of bunk beds with storage and I love the ones here! Also the Step 2 creative projects table! I would love to have both! Thanks for the giveaway!

    By Blogger Angie, At June 2, 2009 at 3:54 PM  

  • I posted it on my facebook page! Thanks again for the giveaway!

    By Blogger Angie, At June 2, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

  • I love the selection of USA puzzles! I especially like the one with the state flowers, as well as the States & Capital City one. These would be great with our CTC program!!

    Joesette

    By Anonymous Joesette, At June 2, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

  • I just posted a link to my blog too!

    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Joesette/695199/

    By Anonymous Joesette, At June 2, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

  • My daughter would like the Fish N Fun bath toy.

    By Blogger Carrie M, At June 2, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

  • I loved the thames and Kosmos egytian archeaology set my Ds would really get into that I saw a ton of great stuff .

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 2, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

  • Oooh, I'd love to win! We're headed into 1st grade with our homeschooling son in the fall.
    jillguinness@comcast.net

    By Anonymous Jill Guinness, At June 2, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

  • What I meant to say in the previous posting is that we're in need of bunkbeds SOON as baby #3 is on the way in our 3 bedroom small house!

    By Anonymous Jill Guinness, At June 2, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

  • Checked out the site - loved some of the bedroom decor, but my favorites, I'm afraid to admit, are the wooden blocks. With 6 kids you'd think we have a collection of blocks, but we have no wooden blocks! What kind of parents are we?! The baby was stacking cans the other day, poor thing ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!
    Danielle from The Crew
    mdhull at kconline dot com

    By Anonymous Danielle Hull, At June 2, 2009 at 10:51 PM  

  • I like the clay play set.
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

    By Blogger Belinda, At June 3, 2009 at 4:34 AM  

  • Hi Jolanthe,
    Thanks so much for the offer. I posted on my blog http://jewelsfromjennie.blogspot.com and FB but don't twitter. I browsed the Science Kits and saw several we'd like, ironically, their all by Thames & Kosmos; Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Rocks & Minerals, Power House and any of the Chem C1000, 2000 or 3000 kits. I look forward to see who will win. I will go and put this on another blog, http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/jewelsfromjennie also so more people can have a chance at it.
    Thanks again,
    Jennie

    By Anonymous Jeannie, At June 3, 2009 at 6:04 AM  

  • The Young America by Stanley - Isabella Daybed with Optional Accessories is beautiful I'd love that for a guest room!

    By Blogger Tammy, At June 3, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

  • I really like the puzzle selection at AllChildrensToys.com -- of the ones I looked at, I liked the one called "Car Dreams" the best.

    I'd love to receive either giveaway. I have a 9 yo son.

    By Anonymous Diana M., At June 3, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

  • I posted about the giveaway on my blog:
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Flybaby/695409/

    By Anonymous Diana M., At June 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

  • Love this archaeology kit!
    http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Thames-and-Kosmos-633516-TAK1039.html

    but seriously... i kept thinking, ooh I want that! no wait, that! no wait...

    thanks for the great link!

    sara o' knittingprose@gmail.com

    By Blogger SaraJane, At June 3, 2009 at 10:26 AM  

  • twittered @knittingprose

    sara o' knittingprose@gmail.com

    By Blogger SaraJane, At June 3, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

  • The earthquakes and volcano science kit would be great for my oldest son. He will be studing about them next year in science, not to mention that he loves volcanos, and has actual rocks from a volcano.

    By Blogger Shoebee, At June 3, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

  • I twittered
    shoebee12

    By Blogger Shoebee, At June 3, 2009 at 7:12 PM  

  • Wow, they have a huge selection of toys! This caught my eye..http://www.allchildrensfurniture.com/Slinky-2023-SPB1036.html--the Slinky Secret Messages Spy Kit because my daughter just had a spy birthday party. The science kits you pictured above also look great!

    By Blogger Debbie, At June 3, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

  • I made a post on my blog...http://debbieshomeschoolcorner.blogspot.com/

    By Blogger Debbie, At June 3, 2009 at 8:09 PM  

  • I checked out AllChildrensFurniture.com, I know my DD would love the Area - Blocks Sky Youth Bedding Set...I am thinking Christmas already! lol I also checked out the science kits (since that is what is being given away, my fave was the Thames & Kosmos - Wind Power Science Kit.
    Thanks for the entry. :)

    By Blogger Shawntele, At June 4, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

  • I would like the earthquake science kit. We're studying Geology next year...so it would fit in perfectly.

    By Blogger Mominin, At June 4, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

  • I'm loving the kits but the dollhouses are amazing.

    By Blogger Scribbit, At June 4, 2009 at 11:49 AM  

  • What fun stuff! I like the 3-D Feel & Find Shapes Toy.

    By Blogger RavenousReader, At June 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

  • Wow....So many excellent choices on their website....who could choose just one? :)

    My oldest daughter would love the DNA/genetics testing science lab kit!! What an amazing selection of beautiful furniture and educational supplies they have!!

    Thank you for this giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Cheryl
    myheartmyhome@bellsouth.net

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 4, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

  • gave the giveaway a spot on my facebook profile. :) http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=769102766&ref=profile

    By Blogger jamnsfld76, At June 4, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

  • I am loving the Deluxe Garage play set, I would have loved that as a kid, I was such a tomboy.

    By Blogger jamnsfld76, At June 4, 2009 at 10:46 PM  

  • As much as I love the physics kit, I think my son & I would have an even bigger blast with the earthquake kit. We just had our first "real earthquake" out here and he has a ton of questions. :)

    By Blogger Michelle, At June 4, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

  • Oh, where do I start? I had to stop looking, otherwise I would still be there and then forget to post. Well, I have one child who would love the science kits. Which science kits? Yes. The other's will take anything that involves the words "paint", "stamps", "clay", and ... well you get the picture.

    By Blogger Erin, At June 5, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

  • Seriously, I'm supposed to narrow this down to one or two favorites? ;)

    Caleb would adore any of the science kits. He's been eyeing something very similar to the Physics kit. Of course, he's still considering the field of archeaology...

    By Blogger Jo Ann, At June 5, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

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