Monday, January 10, 2011

Space Materials Giveaway

~This giveaway is now closed~

In honor of our theme this month, I put together a little space package to give away to one of you lovely people.

It's nothing extravagant; just a few things to add to your classroom when you do a space unit. I found I had some extras in my collection after planning our shelves this month and I thought why not share the love?

Here's what's in the package:

:: A sheet of planet stickers. There are two of each sticker which I used to create a matching game.

:: A set of constellation cards. These can be used as another matching game. Here's a thrifty story/tip for you: these cards were once a part of a long banner - the kind that decorate the perimeter of a bulletin board. I purchased a pack of 12 banners for super cheap at our local teacher's supply store then I simply cut up two of the banners to make a set - easy peasy!

:: Life Cycle of a Star set - printed in color and laminated. I created this myself and have also made it available to you here as a PDF.

:: A star-shaped cookie cutter to go along with your starry night playdough! (playdough not included)

:: A laminated copy of my space poem.

:: A jumbo pin and sheet of foam paper for a pin pushing activity. You can print out constellation cards from here.

:: An Earth lacing card with string.

:: Number cards (0-10) and a little handmade envelope to keep them in. You'll need to find 55 of something to use as the counters. I used stone pebbles (aka moon rocks), which I have TONS of and would like to have given some away, but they would undoubtedly add to the weight (and shipping cost) of the package!

:: A small baggie of plastic crystals (aka stars). These are much lighter to ship :) and you can use them in a sifting activity, include them in a sensory tub, or any number of other things. In my opinion, they are a bit too tiny to use as counters.

:: A little handmade drawstring pouch to hold your constellation cards.

So that's it. Just a humble offering, but one I hope someone will find useful! If you'd like to enter to win all you have to do is:

1. Leave me a comment in this post.

For extra entries:
2. Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know you have/already are.
3. Become a follower of Counting Coconuts and leave a comment letting me know you have/already are.
4. After today come back and leave me one comment per day until the end of the giveaway.

That's a total of 7 changes to win! The giveaway will end on Friday, January 14 at 9pm Atlantic Time. Any comments left after that time will not be counted. Please be sure to leave an email address or enable it in your profile so I can contact you if you win. I will ship anywhere in the world.
Good luck, Everyone!

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Michelle Thompson said...

I absolutely love your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you :)

Kim said...

I love how much detail you put into all your kits. My boy is still a bit young but we have started getting things together for continent bags :)I enjoy your blog!

Kim said...

I follow your blog :)

Kim said...

I 'Like' you on facebook :)

newcastlemontessori03 said...

Hi Mari-Ann, not sure if my comment went through, so here we go again!

I'm a fan or your on FB after one of my lovely Mum's suggested your site to me!

Love your work :)

Angela said...

Oooh! I'd love a chance to win this! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Tricia said...

You have such amazing ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them!

Michelle said...

So cute! We'd love to win. I've got a 5 and 3 year olds and this would be perfect for them.

Autumn mama said...

What Luck ! i was just happening by your blog like i often do-- and spotted the generous giveaway ! Thanks for sharing ideas and materials -- i have a montessori/waldorf inspired program here in Alberta Canada -- your blog is lovely
light and peace to you

Colleen said...

Woo hoo! I just love your blog and all your wonderful ideas! I would love to win this because we live on the "Space Coast" of Florida and think it's a great way to teach kids about space. Wow, this is very exciting!!!

Darcey said...

This is so nice of you to give away an extra set of things you've made. these things would be great for a space unit. Thanks for sharing.

Darcey said...

I'm already a Facebook fan. (Darcey Lynn)

Darcey said...

I'm following your blog via GFC.

x-hail said...

We are starting our astronomy studies this week! I've already liked you on fb and subscribe to you through google reader.

Ewa said...

Mari-Ann this is a fantastic giveaway. I would love to have a chance to put the set on my shelf:-)- probably like many thousands other people :-) I love your materials they are always so well thought in advance and so neat. Hugs from Poland

Jessica said...

Would love to win!

Jessica said...

I have added you in fb and my email is seminolejessica@aol.com

Melissa said...

1. That is so awesome of you!! How much fun.

2. I am a fan on facebook already :)

3. Also added as a follower of your blog.

jgabrielse said...

Great Idea! I work with a Montessori Teacher Training Center, at a school, am a mom of young girls, AND love this idea! Part of the training course is Material Making so reading your blog is very inspiring! Thanks for all your posts!
Julie

Jessica said...

An I am following you :)

Ewa said...

I am your follower on Facebook :-)

Ewa said...

I also the follower of your site. Ewa

Jen said...

Ha! A humble offering... NOT!!! As always, you are generous beyond words. This is a wonderful giveaway full of fantastic items. Thank you for the chances to win!

Debbie said...

What an awesome give-away! If I won, I'd definitely be doing a space unit right away.

Debbie said...

I already like Counting Coconuts on facebook.

TheRockerMom said...

Ooh! I would LOVE to win this giveaway. It think it's awesome that you'd do this. I've always been fascinated with space and I would love to pass a bit of my enthusiasm to Robbie.

Debbie said...

I already follow Counting Coconuts. : )

Winklepleck Kids said...

Such great information to share with the kids, thanks!

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Winklepleck Kids said...

I follow on the FB as well! Thanks!
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creeksidelearning.com said...

Hi. Really enjoy your website. Just "liked" you on facebook as well. Thanks!

TheRockerMom said...

Oh, I'm also a follower. :D

Ashlea said...

What a nice giveaway Mari-Ann! I would love to be able to add these to my collection!

Ashlea

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Tiffany said...

We LOVE space stuff at our house right now. My 3-year-old has an obsession with planets ... this is some fun stuff that we could use to round out his learning a little :).

jeana said...

Our boys would love this! Thanks for having the giveaway!

jeana said...

I follow!

Naomi said...

Would love to win this!! My boys are completely into space!!!

Naomi said...

I like you on facebook!!

Christine said...

We'll be doing astronomy next year and I'd love to have this for my preschoolers. Thanks! I love your blog- I get many ideas from you. :)

Naomi said...

I follow you on your blog!

Christine said...

I also am a fan on FB.

T.A. said...

Oh my little one would LOVE this!!!

Sara said...

I'm a fan on Facebook! This unit looks perfect for my son!

Sara said...

I'm a follower. :)

miamihoney said...

I love the space theme and I bet my little one would too! Thanks for the offer.

miamihoney said...

I follow Counting Coconuts and I am so glad I do!

maples said...

I LOVE your blog! :) Thank you!!!

miamihoney said...

I am a fan on FB!

maples said...

I am a follower!

maples said...

I also "like" you on Facebook!! :)

Abbie said...

This looks fabulous. Sam would love all those matching games and counting. Thanks for putting that together. Hope I win!

Abbie said...

Already a "liker" on Facebook!

Abbie said...

Can't believe I wasn't already a follower on Google, but I am now!

rainbowmummy said...

Oh my goodness, well this breaks my lurking! What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for doing this and good luck everyone!

Kara said...

What a generous giveaway! You are so kind!

Kara said...

I am a follower of your blog- love it!

Kara said...

I am a fan on facebook too!

Leetle said...

Morning!!! I love the blog and I love to each my little ones and I love the Space Materials! Thanks and Happy Monday!

**Ashley P** said...

Oh My! This would be PERFECT for my son! to show him all the planets and where we live and about all the stars! Numbers and matching is what we focus on a lot lately and this would help give a new way of doing it by learning new things as well!

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**Ashley P** said...

i am a gfc follower
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Hallie said...

I just got a project book for studying space so this had great timing!

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**Ashley P** said...

i like counting coconuts on fb
Ashley Price
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Hallie said...

I am a follower!

Rusheika said...

hi friend! hope all is well! I have been enjoyin your posts... your continent bags are great :)

Here is my first entry for the space giveaway :)

Rusheika said...

I like you on FB!

Brandi said...

I would love that! How fun! :)

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Brandi said...

And I am a follower! :)

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Rusheika said...

following u!

My Boys' Teacher said...

This is a neat package! Thank you for doing this!

My Boys' Teacher said...

I subscribe to your feed in a reader ;) (And link to you on my blog.)

Stephanie said...

Wow! This is super cool! I would love to win this. We are definatly going to be doing space in the fall and this would be perfect for our work! I am also going to link this up to my blog if thats ok.
http://discoverydaysandmontessorimoments.blogspot.com/

Lots of Fun with My FaMiLy said...

I don't just "like" your blog on FB I LOVE IT;)

Lots of Fun with My FaMiLy said...

I follow you on GFC ..religiously ;)

Lots of Fun with My FaMiLy said...

My girls and I have done a little bits on Constellions in October but we haven't done a whole month of space yet or even touched on planets. They'll love this!

Eva said...

Fantastic giveaway! We are planning to do a Space theme next month after seeing all of your creative activities :)

Eva said...

I like you on facebook :)

Eva said...

I follow your blog

Casie and Andrew said...

I love reading about all of the cool stuff you do in your classroom! I would love some space items.

Casie and Andrew said...

I "like" you on FB. :)

Kristina said...

I love reading your blog and seeing the ideas that you come up with for your son.

Christine said...

I love reading your blog!

about a girl said...

Wow I got here late : )
Please enter me into you spacetacular giveaway!

about a girl said...

I like you on Facebook too!

The girl who painted trees said...

Terrific! Thank you for your generosity!

The girl who painted trees said...

I follow the blog.

The girl who painted trees said...

I follow on FB.

Amanda said...

I was so excited to come across your blog recently and then even more excited that you were doing Space since that is our theme this month! Thanks for your great ideas! This giveaway is great!

kate said...

I am so happy to have found your blog! My daughter is 19 months and we are just starting to do some structured activity time. I would love to add this space set to add to our slowly growing activity kits.

kate said...

I follow your blog.

Olives and Pickles said...

thanks my friend for the chance!patty

kate said...

I just found you on Facebook and added you to my likes. :)

Förskoleburken said...

This is lovely, as always. Wish wish!

Förskoleburken said...

I am a follower on FB!

Förskoleburken said...

And a follower here, of course!

Amy A. said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity! foxyepiphany73 at yahoo dot com

Amy A. said...

I love your blog and am a follower!

Amy A. said...

I like your Facebook page. Thanks for entering me in the giveaway!

Nikki's Mummy said...

I love your blog! You are so amazingly creative, both in your crafts and your teaching ideas! Thank you for sharing!

The Mom I Want To Be said...

As always, thanks for sharing!! We are doing space soon and I would love to add these materials to our collection!

SpartanGirl said...

Great timing - my daughter is learning all about constellations right now. :D Thank you for the giveaway!

SpartanGirl said...

I'm also a follower!

Shaper of Little Souls said...

Pick me! Pick Me!

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Shaper of Little Souls said...

I follow your blog.

sharonsaad@gmail.com

Lydia said...

I love your blog. I would love the space materials for my little man.

Lindsay said...

oo how fun and how generous of you! I think Sammy would love to do a space unit in a few months so I would love to win this!

Lindsay said...

I like Counting Coconuts on Facebook :)

Lindsay said...

I am a follower of Counting Coconuts!

melwahjudi said...

Fun!!! I desperately need materials, too!
Melanie
melaniewahjudi at yahoo dot com

melwahjudi said...

I already Like you on Facebook ^_^
melaniewahjudi at yahoo dot com

melwahjudi said...

I follow your blog, too!
melaniewahjudi at yahoo dot com

Fiona said...

Please consider me to win this kit. I follow your blog and am a 'like' you on Facebook :-)

Carine said...

It's a so lovely give away! I follow you on facebook and on your blog of course!

Mama Mandy said...

I follow your blog. Thanks for the give-away. You are very creative and follow Montessori much better than we do. I'm trying to improve though & your blog helps.

Bella @ If This is Motherhood said...

Awesome! My son would love these! I do so love your blog!

Michelle said...

Thanks for all the great ideas! I love reading your blog!

Amanda said...

You have given me so much inspiration with your blog. After reading about your sensory tubs I have started one of my own
jandrmom2009 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

I like Counting Coconuts on Facebook
jandrmom2009 at gmail dot com

Alyssa Willis said...

I like you on Facebook!!

Laura said...

Awesome! We added the moon phases to our daily calendar already - you were my inspiration! :)

Laura said...

I am a Facebook Fan

Laura said...

I also follow you in my Google Reader account. :)

Stephanie said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Steph

www.ourlittlemanhasmoore.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

We like you on FB! :)

Steph and CHristopher.

www.ourlittlemanhasmoore.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

We are also followers of Counting Coconuts!

Steph and Christopher

The Hemleys Blog said...

Hi Mari-Ann. I'm starting my class in about a month, waiting for my stock to arrive from China. I am a frequent at your blog, checking out how to set up my shelves, getting ideas. I was thinking last week that I was just going to follow behind you by a month or so. I just find it incredible that your son is a few months younger than mine and so far ahead. Blue series already. I'm still working on sounds.

Thanks for being so kind in offering these to a lucky winner. You really are very caring.

Blessings,
Tracey

Tracy said...

I love your blog! What a great resource for anyone who wants to homeschool the Montessori way.

Tracy said...

Just to let you know I'm now following Counting Coconuts and I've liked you on Facebook!

newcastlemontessori03 said...

So visit everyday hey? Well I'm probably a few hours ahead of you, but it is the 11th here, so hello to you, hope the weather is good where you are, raining here, but cool, so can't be complaining! :)

fjkelly said...

I "like" you on Facebook. You're awesome!

Schroeder Family said...

I love your blog and have been getting so many ideas! Please enter me in your Space Materials Giveaway!

Schroeder Family said...

I also am a fan of your page on facebook!

twolittleseeds said...

Oh yes please. I am planning a Space theme next and have been watching your posts eagerly! Thanks for the chance, it looks fabulous! Blessings, Daisy xxx

newcastlemontessori03 said...

Hmmmm, don't know that I have the hang of this comment thing, or maybe it really is just my brain I don't have the hang of! Anyhow, here's my day 2 G'day to you, You will have to catch up with us, we've hit the 11th already, and it's a nice cool rainy day, beats a stinking hot day! :)

Counting Coconuts said...

On behalf of Ashley Poindexter-Tarmy - comment 1.

Counting Coconuts said...

On behalf of Ashley Poindexter-Tarmy - Fan on FB.

chelle said...

Looks totally awesome! My lil' man would enjoy.

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chelle said...

I follow on blogger

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chelle said...

I am a fan on FB :-)

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Vanessa Gonçalves said...

I'm a Portuguese kindergarten teacher and my children absolutely love your ideas. It's always a great success, although sometimes I have to adapt cause there are some materials that I can not find here. I hope you don't mind that!!! I'm already a follower and a facebook fan because I don't wanna miss any of your ideas. And please although I'm distant enter me on you giveway... and continue charing your imagination

Vanessa

Stephanie and family said...

Your blog inspires me and guilts me! Thank you for sharing with us!

Stephanie and family said...

I "like" you on Facebook.

pinkkittyd said...

Like you on FB(thanks for being everywhere at once!) Cannot tell you HOW MUCH my son and I appreciate and value your time and consideration in sharing the way that you do!

Airamty said...

This is so great! Would love to have it for our upcomming theme!
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Airamty said...

We liked you already on FB
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Airamty said...

We follow you by GFC already!
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Happy Mommy said...

love all your ideas! you are so creative! Monica

Happy Mommy said...

I'm already a follower! Monica

Shay said...

My little one and I were just looking at the moon and stars last night. We would be so excited to receive this kit! Thanks for all your hard work!!

wannabearchitect said...

Would love to win this! You got an awesome blog, very inspiring!

Stacy Lutz said...

oh my goodness. i had already bookmarked this for my space obsessed boy. even better if i can save myself some work.

Stacy Lutz said...

i follow your blog.

Melonie said...

What a generous giveaway. I'm a new reader and enjoying every post. Thanks for the opportunity!

Melonie said...

Hi again - I'm also a Follower via Blogger. :-) Thank you!

Natalie H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Natalie H. said...

I follow your blog. Thanks!

Jen said...

Amazing giveaway!! Thanks for offering it!

Jen said...

I follow on FB! :-)

Corrie said...

Lol! There are 152 entries! Did you know you were so popular? I would love a chance to win your materials.

hotstone said...

You have inspired me to start a home school program. I'm also taking the NAMC 3-6 program this spring and I was excited to read your feedback on it! Thank you so much for breaking everything down so that even a beginner can understand. I LOVED your classroom tour and bulletin board break down. I will be using both of those in setting up my room. Thank you so much. I would love to be entered in your giveaway but I just wanted to thank you anyway!

Michelle said...

You are so thoughtful...I would love to add this set to our collection of learning materials :0)

Michelle said...

I like you on Facebook

Michelle said...

I am a follower :0)

Ann said...

I love your blog and follow you every day on Facebook. I teach K-1 Montessori and am about to embark on our exploration of Space. Please enter me in your giveaway! I would be so happy to use your materials in my room, as your creativity is such an inspiration.

Erin said...

Thanks for doing a giveaway. I would love to win! :)

Erin said...

I like you on facebook.

ecoMILF said...

I am such a huge fan. Thanks for the chance if you allow international entries! xo m.

Erin said...

I follow the blog.

ecoMILF said...

i am now folloing

ecoMILF said...

i'm a facebook fan! xx m.

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I like you on FB :) (as Stacy Gould)

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I'm a long time follower :)

PsychMamma said...

What a fabulous giveaway!! Our daughter just turned 5 and is absolutely fascinated with anything related to space. This would be a wonderful addition to our materials.

Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

PsychMamma said...

I follow your blog!

Miss A. said...

I'm leaving my comment to enter! :o) My daughter would love this!

Miss A. said...

I am leaving another comment because I follow your blog!

Miss A. said...

Leaving another comment because I have you "liked" on Facebook! :o)

sbswtp said...

I love your blog...and totally love your giveaways where we can come enter everyday :-).... so much fun!!!

sbswtp said...

I of course "like" your blog on facebook!! (And have just linked your giveaway on my facebook page)... because as you say- why not share the love? )

The Jordans said...

Mari-Ann, thanks again for your wonderful thoughts and ideas! You already give so much just by blogging. Please let us know what we can give to you!! :)

sbswtp said...

Totally publicly follow you in blogger (and subscribe via email)

Sandra said...

Oh, this would be perfect! Thank you for the chance!

Sandra said...

I am already follower of your blog :)

Sandra said...

I like you on FB :)

Melinda Weiser said...

I subscribe to your blog and really enjoy reading your articles. I want to plan the Space activities with my children and we would love to win your giveaway. Thank you.

Selah said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

Mommzy said...

I love love love your blog! it is so inspiring!

Mommzy said...

I follow in FB!

Mommzy said...

I follow your blog!

Danelle said...

I guess there is no time then the present to mention how much I have loved reading your blog. You have given me such inspiration in beginning to use new ideas. The space unit looks like alot of fun. And I adored your continent collections.

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Danelle said...

I follow you publicly via GFC-DanelleJohnson

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Danelle said...

I follow/like you on FB-DanelleJohns

Elise said...

Mari-Ann, these are fantastic resources that I would love to have and use with my cherubs.

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this giveaway - it's not often that the Land Down Under is considered as part of a giveaway, so thank you very much. Blakie is already fascinated by the moon and stars. Savvy also enjoys learning about space and astronauts so this would be right up our alley.

Mari-Ann, did you write this poem yourself? I am collecting poems for our various themes and really struggle to find appropriate poems. Just wondering if you have a particular site or book that you find handy.

Jodi said...

Awww....thanks for such a sweet and personal giveaway -- crafts straight from your house. I printed your January shelves blog post yesterday since it totally fit what I am doing with my Tot and my older boys this month. Perfect timing . . . and now your giveaway is even better! Thanks! Love your blog!

Jodi said...

Yea! Thanks for such a great giveaway. We were already implementing some of your ideas for our Tot Trays from your January Shelves post. And this giveaway is perfect for our learning this month!!!

4 Leaf Clever said...

I love your blog and glad I stumbled on it again! Thank you mama!

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Jodi said...

I follow you on Google (and receive your blog in my inbox!)

irbystreet said...

Yay! I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

irbystreet said...

I follow your blog

irbystreet said...

I'm a fan on Facebook :)

shumim said...

my son would love this, he is so into space lately. thanks for the opportunity!!!

shumim said...

i follow your blog and not just for this giveaway. your blog is great. thank you!

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