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!

356 comments:

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G said...

Everything you make is so beautiful!

Cindy said...

I would love this lovely little kit! Thank you!

G said...

Everything you make is so beautiful!

Cindy said...

I love you on FB!

Cindy said...

I follow you!! :)

rainbowmummy said...

Tuesdays comment :)

Susan said...

I have just been thinking about creating a space unit. This would be a great start to planning.

Darcey said...

Back for Tuesday's comment.

Ewa said...

Hello again. I studied the poem from your space poetry basket and I like it a lot. We are going to start a similar project called " A box called imagination" which is also the title of one of our national poet - Zbigniew Herbert- poem. I think that introducing children to poetry is one of the precious gifts we can give to them. It opens the window for imagination and creativity. It's also a wonderful symbol manipulation activity. We already did some haiku poetry with Kuba ( a very simple child-directed one), he wrote it himself and was so proud of himself. If you want a "recepie" please let me know and I will email it to you. Have a nice day.
Ewa

Anonymous said...

oo today's entry.. hmm I need to think of a theme for my comments.. how about something I am going to do today.. I have 8 books to mail out for paperbackswap.com and I need to go to the grocery store.. but still feeling under the weather.. so we will see what happens.

Carissa said...

What a neat idea! Thank you for sharing! You are so good at what you do!
rennerbc@embarqmail.com

Stephanie and family said...

This is my entry for today. Thanks, again, for sharing with us!

Madeline said...

Hi_
I am in1 I became a follower and I liked your FB page. My blog is www.Xanga.com/dcart!
Thanks,
Danette

pinecone304 said...

You are such an inspiration. I love all of your ideas!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

Back for day 2 entry!

Michelle said...

Oh and I am a follower! Didn't claim that one yesterday so I'll do it today!

Sarah said...

yay!! my son would love this!

Mumtaz said...

I like you on facebook.I wish Iwish to work with you for some days or months or years or whole life..........

Rebekah said...

My kiddos would love these. Thanks for a chance at them.

Kristi said...

I just discovered your blog and LOVE it! This giveaway is awesome!

The Han Family said...

i so love your blog, and reccomend it to everyone!
heres my comment to enter!

The Han Family said...

i liked you on Facebook!

The Han Family said...

im a follower of you blog!

Nikki's Mummy said...

You are such an inspiration - there are so many ideas here that I love. I just worry I'll forget them all before my son is old enough!

Nikki's Mummy said...

I follow your blog. :)

Debbie said...

My day 2 comment...I love the little space-themed bag and also the constellation cards. You have the best ideas!

Anonymous said...

Holy comments! That is incredible. Well, I will throw one more in the ring!

Grace said...

This is a great giveaway. We are studying the planets right now.So this would go quite well.

Grace said...

I follow via google friend connect.

jdivleli said...

What a gift to all of the other moms (and dads) that you would first such post great ideas and secondly "just put together" a give away for the rest of us. It isn't often that I see a giveaway willing to ship overseas and being in Turkey (where it is SO hard to find English resources and homeschooling is Illegal) this would be such an awesome blessing. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate. Thank you more for the great ideas!

jdivleli said...

Oh, I don't use facebook or twitter but I have subscribed via email to your site and recommended it to many of my friends by word of mouth!
Jenny

Tam said...

This would be great to have because I am teaching an astronomy class at our co-op this semester!

I will be using some of your ideas and I wanted to say thank you for sharing your time and ideas with us!

Rusheika said...

i'm back!

Kim said...

I am back for another comment for your giveaway. I enjoy your blog so much I usually come back everyday to see what you have :)

kimc-2@cogeco.ca

Megan G said...

Like you on FB.

Karra said...

wow what a great giveaway!Thanks so much

(nak)

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Megan G said...

I follow your blog... I LOVE your stuff!

Karra said...

I like counting coconuts on facebook!

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Karra said...

I'm a follower!!

kebattaglia@gmail.com

The Russell Family said...

I love your blog. I have passed it on to friends so we can all follow your awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing!

The Russell Family said...

Love your blog!

The Russell Family said...

I follow you on facebook :)

Minara said...

Hi marie-ann, yor words are inspiring and beautiful, I hope your life is always as wonderful as it is now, we have just started a space project and your giveaway will be such a blessing for me!

hotstone said...

I'm checking in again today!

Minara said...

great giveaway, we're doing a space project at the moment this giveaway will be a lifesaver!

Minara said...

i've followed your blog, i would have anyway you have so many great ideas, i only came across it today

Minara said...

i've liked you on facebook! you do drive a hard bargain, i like your style!

Ashlea said...

Here's my entry for today! I love all your ideas, Mari-Ann!

Whitney said...

I'd love this! whitneysnow20 at gmail.com

sbswtp said...

Today is Tuesday...so I am back to put in another entry.... :-) Today in school the girls made P is for Penguin crafts... and we also did a fun acid/base experiment... :-)

Anne said...

Hi! Awesome give-away!

Anne said...

I already 'like' you on facebook!

Anne said...

I am now following you! Thought I already was, actually, but oh well, I am now!

holliberri said...

I was thinking of setting up a space unit after your previous post detailing your activities. This would be a great jumpstart! Thanks for sharing your extras!

FroggyMama said...

This is so cool - we just started our Moon/Outer Space unit this week! Thank you for a great opportunity. I am already a follower, of course - this is a wonderful blog to read.

Sandra said...

I cam back to leave a daily comment - and boy!!! Over 200! :)))) That is a huge compliment to you and your material!

Eva said...

wuu day 2! lol

Simmons Family said...

Cool! I love you blog and my son is really interested in space these days. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Bridget

maples said...

Tuesday's entry!! :) Thanks!!

Elle Belles Bows said...

YEAHH! Love this giveaway! Some of the items may be too "beyond" Elle for right now, but would love to have them for future use and would give me more reason to try out that super cool starry night play dough!

Elle Belles Bows said...

I am a follower:-) Thanks for hosting. Kerri

Elle Belles Bows said...

I also follow on FB. Kerri

annieb said...

Thanks for inspiring me!


annieblom@gmail.com

Mumtaz said...

I am already fan of you on facebook.I wish Iwish Iwork alongwith you and learn.

Dasha said...

Goodness, I love your blog. Would love this for my boy and my girls.

Dasha said...

Definitely like you on facebook.

Dasha said...

Now following.

Mumtaz said...

You are great!

rainbowmummy said...

Wednesday comment :)

Ewa said...

Hi, This is my Wednesday entry. I want to share one funny thing about introducing the concept of gravity to my son ( he was more o less the same age as your son) One day when we were strolling in the park he fell down. I asked him if he had caught a bunny ( we often say this when a child stumbles)He stood up and said " Well mommy, the gravitation couldn't resist to meet me" This is something I will remember for years. I knew he got the concept right. Hugs from Poland Ewa

Stephanie and family said...

I'm back ... here's my daily entry for Wednesday. Thanks for your giveaway.

jdivleli said...

Day two comment... here is to hoping!! THanks again.
jdivleli at hotmail dot ca

hotstone said...

I'm leaving another comment to see if I can win your giveaway!! My e-mail is hotstone@mail.com!

Madeline said...

I am enjoying reading about your continent bags. Can't wait to make some of our own.
Danette

Anonymous said...

Wednesday's entry: Today I am going to stay in my jammies all day... I am feeling better (finally) but yesterday I sounded like a boy going through puberty and today I only have a whisper of a voice.. here's to hoping Sammy is a good listener today!

kewkew said...

I love your blog and your creativity. Thanks for this opportunity to win some of the cool stuff you make. This space material looks awesome!

kewkew34@yahoo.com

kewkew said...

I already "like" you on Facebook

kewkew34@yahoo.com

kewkew said...

I already follow Counting Coconuts via GFC

kewkew34@yahoo.com

Sippy Cup Central Mom said...

I like you all the way around, thanks for offering this cool giveaway.
Thanks, Karen

Debbie said...

Comment for the day--Just thought I'd add that I love your outer space sensory tub. I showed the photo to my 9-year-old son, and he thought it was fantastic! I'm thinking my older two enjoy sensory tubs more than my 3-year-old, but I'll keep trying and hopefully make one that will impress her.

Michelle said...

Entering for today!

krasimira said...

You're amazing, Mari-Ann! Your blog is so inspiring and interesting. Thank you so much for all the time you put into it :)

krasimira said...

and I'm your follower already (did not know that's an option till now :) thanks for the heads up via the giveaway :) )

Leptir said...

I love love love your blog! You're doing AMAZING job with James!

Leptir said...

I already like Counting Coconuts on Facebook!

Leptir said...

I'm already your follower!

krasimira said...

and I like you on FB :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this! My boys would love it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower and love your blog!

Darcey said...

Back for Wednesday's comment.

Andrea said...

Thanks again for the giveaway and of course, all of the wonderful inspiration!

fieryoakmama said...

What fun materials, please enter me in your giveaway :)

Stephanie said...

I would love another chance to win! Thanks so much!

Steph and Christopher

Lakshmi said...

You are always aspiring. Love your blog and the Space goodies...

Lakshmi said...

Love the giv eaway

Julie Ann said...

Wow! So generous! We are hitting the space theme in a couple of months, so this would be a perfect addition (and w/ 4 littles probably the only way I'll have time to put together such awesome resources!).

pinecone304 said...

I am not sure if I have left a comment yet, so if I haven't this is my first comment, if I have than this is the one for today. Thanks for all the inspiration.

kat said...

A follower of your blog! Absolutely love all the ideas you have been generously sharing to all your readers.

PsychMamma said...

Still crossing my fingers!

kat said...

"liked" you on facebook.

kat said...

this is awesome! we are planning to do a space/astronaut unit sometime soon and this will be a good, no, make that great addition to our resources!

Miller Moments said...

oooh, how fun! I would love to win your space give away.

Miller Moments said...

I follow your blog.

Katie said...

I would love to win this for our classroom.

Katie
aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

I follow your blog

Katie
aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi again from the land of Oz!

Megan G said...

Thanks for all of your hard work!

Stacy said...

I'd love to win!

Stacy said...

like you on fb.
oursafehaven

Stacy said...

follow you on google reader

Montessori Bee said...

What wonderful materials and lovely generosity as always. Thanks Mari-Ann.

lilly.put said...

I have just uncovered your blog and enjoy it very much. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can from my studies and following wonderful blog such as yours to round-out my learning.

FroggyMama said...

Back again - showed my hubby the cool space stuff and he thinks it is very cool.

The Windy City Duo said...

I have been following your blog for awhile. I love it.

The Windy City Duo said...

Please pick me... this would be a perfect addition to our home.

The Windy City Duo said...

I liked you on facebook.

Evi said...

I love your blog. You have such a great ideas. Thank you for sharing them.

jdivleli said...

counting down the giveaway with counting coconuts!!
jdivleli at hotmail dot ca

Counting Coconuts said...

On behalf of: Genevieve V.

rainbowmummy said...

Thursdays comment :)

Madeline said...

Here is my daily entry! Thanks!
Danette

sbswtp said...

So today is Thursday.... and believe it or not due to the snow up here...I actually have a day off...no plans...CRAZINESS!! Have a great day!!!

Ewa said...

Hi, This is my entry for today :-) I am curious if you use art inspired by the moon in your space unit?. I did and it was a hit we also mentioned cultural superstitions and some legend elements like werewolves.
Hugs. Ewa

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Stopping by again :) Have you read the Magic School Bus space book? It's one of my sons newest favorites. I think those books are kind of silly, but it does talk bout the life cycle of a star.

PsychMamma said...

Fingers STILL crossed!

Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

Janice said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for your kindness!
jltreasure at gmail

Janice said...

I follow your blog!
jltreasure at gmail

Janice said...

I liked you on fb!
jltreasure at gmail

Amy said...

Love your blog, and all your helpful tips! I have made the Button turkey and now the fish/fishing pole :)

Amy said...

I am already a FB fan, and would love a chance to win this :)

Debbie said...

Leaving another comment for today. Hope you're having a nice day! : )

Elle Belles Bows said...

My Thursday entry! Thanks again for hosting! Kerri

Gayathri said...

What a great giveaway. You have a lovely blog and please include me in the giveaway

The girl who painted trees said...

Wow I can't believe there are 330 comments already!

Montessori Bee said...

Back again to let you know I can't stop thinking about your wonderful giveaway!! I also enjoyed your post about FAQ. great tips.

Montessori Bee said...

I "like" counting coconuts on facebook.

Tam said...

back for another entry!

247mama said...

Would love this resource. Thanks you so much. Love your blog.

FroggyMama said...

Friday's comment, thanks again for the opportunity.

pinecone304 said...

My comment for Friday- thanks again.

Matt Jordan Tenesey said...

LOVE IT! Jhula12@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

Comment for Friday--Thanks for doing this giveaway. What a blessing for whoever wins!

Ewa said...

This is my Friday entry. No questions this time :-) I do realise it takes a lot of your precious time :-) Have a nice day.
Ewa

PsychMamma said...

Jenna (just turned 5) insisted on checking out The Magic School Bus DVD all about Space from the library yesterday (and I'm very impressed with it)! The timing of this giveaway is perfect for her interest! Keeping my fingers crossed for a win!

Thanks so much!

jdivleli said...

i literally have been thinking about this giveaway daily! lol. maybe because I came across some cool star "counters" (stars that attach to bicycle spokes) at the local bicycle shop down the street and was thinking how great they would go with a new set of space materials.... a girl can dream!

Darcey said...

Friday's comment.

Anne said...

Hi! Just stopping by again to enter your contest! Love your blog!

Stephanie said...

Would still love another chance to win! Thanks again!

Steph and Christopher.

P.S. LOVE the musical instruments idea. :)

Mike said...

Goodness, time is running out! Hope to win!

Mike said...

Hope to win!

Mike said...

Liked on FB!

Mike said...

Now following Counting Coconuts! :)

Anonymous said...

oo today's post.. I almost forgot! I went out to dinner w/ my parents, my sister, nephew and my family. Yesterday was my Dad's birthday so he treated us to dinner :-) My mom sister and I talked about knitting a good portion of the time :-P

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Ihsan said...

Well countless people have told you that your blog is lovely,BUT plz accept my compliments as well. YOUR BLOG IS EXTAVAGANTLY LOVELY!

Saman
Canada

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