[8/31/08 - This giveaway's deadline has expired (THANK YOU!) and CONGRATULATIONS, Julie K! ]
Welcome to DAY 1 of our Back-to-School Picks & Giveaway sponsored by some awesomely generous people who have graciously agreed to provide some really cool stuff for you (yes, YOU!) and your...I mean, mine...okay, isn't it time we ALL kicked our kids...back-to-school!?!?
Seriously, I've got lots of great stuff to share with you.
Our kick-off giveaway drew 400 responses - Holy Craps! - what a great way to celebrate the last week of summer!
Having 4 kids, attending 4 different schools this year, we've got something for everyone and giving cool stuff away, everyday:
Day 2: Sports and More - for my 4th grader, The Boy.
Day 3: Street Smart Supplies - for my 7th grader, Thing Two.
Day 4: A New Backpack - for my...GULP...9th grader, Thing One.
Day 5: TGIF: It's movie night.
Day 6: Lunch Box Fun and Healthy Snacks.
Day 7: Best Tressed for School.
Day 8: Study Guides for Kids and Parents, too!
These picks, as always, are advertorial free. No one is paying me, to talk about their product. It's just some really nice stuff that I thought you guys would like, too.
Let's get started, okay?
Crayons have been a staple in our household since 1993 and Crayola has come a long way in creating unique products to inspire children's imaginations. We were given an opportunity to try out some really great new stuff:
The Crayola 64 box has been given a makeover with the addition of 8 new Kids' Choice Colors:
Man, but kids can really come up with some creative stuff, huh?
With Pip-Sqeaks Mix 'Ems Markers (gosh, but I love the name) each time the marker bases and caps are mixed, a unique color is made. Click the cap button and watch the marker base and tips exchange color in the mixing chamber.
No Drip Paint Brush Pens, just like it says - there's no dipping, no dripping and no spilling with these new pain brushes, because the paint is completely contained inside (thankyouverymuch, Crayola!)
True to Life Markers, Colored Pencils and Twistable Crayons are the coolest - even my two oldest girls (they're 12 and 14) sat down and created each of their own back-to-school wish list of clothes and stuff.
Keep dreaming, my sweets!
These unique tri-colored art tools combine a flawless mixture of high and low lights, which allows children to draw a vivid work of art with colors like Maui Sunset, Yosemite Campfire and Sahara Desert.
One winner will be shipped a back-to-school package, including The Crayola 64, Pip-Sqeaks Mix 'Ems Markers, No Drip Paint Brush Pens and True to Life Markers, Colored Pencils and Twistable Crayons courtesy of Crayola!
My sincerest thanks to Crayola for sponsoring Day 1 of our Back-to-School Event.
(Retail Value: $30.00)
FIND ALL THESE AND MORE HERE: Crayola.com
WIN IT: Just leave a comment on this post by 10:00 a.m. on August 31st (Sunday) and you ARE automatically entered to WIN IT! One winner will be picked (via random.org) and announced on September 1st (Monday) via email and post on PRIZEYWinners!
HEY, you (yes, YOU!) are you a blogger? Excellent! Blog about this contest and get THREE chances (for a total of 4) to win! Check out the instructions to see how.
Remember, join us here August 25th - September 1st to celebrate our week long Back-to-School Event and get a chance to win something really cool each day!
Good luck and, you know, wake me when September ends!
[Oh, and did you know that we host a Review Bloggers Carnival, too?!?]