Friday, March 16, 2012

Montessori Print Shop Review & Giveaway!

~This giveaway has closed~

James has long been a fan of maps - he enjoys searching for states and countries, and gets a kLinkick out of all the different names. Most recently he's really gotten into flags. I thought about ordering some mini flags as I did a while back when I created our Continent Bags, but at nearly $2 a pop, they are just spendy for me to order an entire set for the world. Then, just a day later, I read this post on Chasing Cheerios and found out about Montessori Print Shop's pin flags. (cue the Hallelujah chorus) They were *just* the thing we needed!!

We've had a ball learning with our new maps and pin flags - seriously, James just can't get enough of them. In addition to his current interest in maps and flags, He LOVES sets and collections of things - these are right up his alley!

These maps are great because they're bright, easy to read, and just the right size for our cork boards. Not all of the flags have a matching map, but we don't mind - we use what maps we can and an atlas for the rest of the flags!

Two guesses on how James feels about these pin flags! :D

The flags were super easy (albeit a little time consuming) to put together, and I appreciate how clear and consistent the photos are - I'm kind of picky like that. :) I printed our flags onto card stock and did not laminate them - they are getting a lot of use and holding up just fine!


Think these would be of use in your classroom? Want to have a set of your own? Well...

Jennifer, the lovely owner of Montessori Print Shop, has once again donated a very generous gift to one of you:

Montessori Print Shop's ENTIRE pin flag and map set!!!
(valued at nearly $50!)

Included in the set:
~Maps~
:: Four maps (colored, labeled, and blank) and two sets of labels (color coded and non-color coded) for each of the following: North America, South American, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
:: Four maps and a set of labels for both the United States and Canada.
:: Two maps (labeled and blank) each for US capital cities and states.
:: Two maps (labeled and blank) each for Canada's capital cities and provinces.

~Flags~
:: A set of pin map flags for all of the above maps! The winner can choose between a color coded set or a non-color coded set.

And here's a little freebie for ALL of you to enjoy right now:
world continent maps and pin flags!

Of course you can head directly to the store and buy the entire set right now, or you can enter to win the set for FREE!

Here's what you do:

Mandatory entry:
1. Leave a comment on this post.

Extra entries:
2. Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
3. Like Montessori Print Shop on Facebook and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
4. Follow Counting Coconuts and leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you have/already do.
5. After today come back and leave me one comment per day on this post until the end of the giveaway.

*NOTE re: separate comments - each entry will be counted as a chance to win. If you put all of your entry requirements into just ONE comment, you'll only have ONE chance to win.

This giveaway will end on Thursday, March 22nd at 9pm Atlantic Time, and is open to anyone, anywhere!

Good luck!

500 comments:

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Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

This looks like such a neat lesson!
Sarah M

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

I also already follow you via google reader :)
Sarah M

Amanda said...

I would love to win this for my 5yo who will be turning 6 next month. He would LOVE it! Love all that you do on here.

Claire_Rivera said...

Wow! These look amazing!!! We would love to have these to add to our homeschool program! I have four youngsters (and one on the way) who will definitely benefit from this set! Thank you for doing the amazing things you do on Counting Coconuts! I love reading your blogs and FB posts! Have a blessed day!

Claire Rivera
Pine Valley, CA

Renee said...

I would love this!

Renee said...

I follow you on Faceboo.k

Renee said...

I like Montessori Print Shop on Facebook.

The Levy 6 said...

I have 'liked' your blog for almost a year now. And I LOVE montessori. Here's to winning those maps!

The Levy 6 said...

I have 'liked' Montessori Print Shop and I sure would LOVE those maps!!

Neptune said...

wow. Amazing giveaway!

Thank you for such an opportunity :)

The Levy 6 said...

I love your site and sure would love those montessori maps!

The Levy 6 said...

I love your website and hope to win those montessori maps!! And with that, I'll be back tomorrow for another entry :)

Ms. Pauline said...

You always have great give-aways! Thank you.
:)

Carrie said...

How cool!

Carrie said...

Already like you on FB!

Carrie said...

Liked Montessori Print Shop!

Carrie said...

I follow you on Google Reader!

Hillary said...

I follow your blog and LOVE it!

Heidi said...

I'm a FB fan of yours!

Heidi said...

I'm a fan of Montessori Print Shop on FB.

Heidi said...

I follow your blog - love all your great ideas!

Sara said...

These look so fun!

Sara said...

I follow you!

Counting Coconuts said...

Comment 1 on behalf of Katie Robertson

Counting Coconuts said...

Comment 2 on behalf of Katie Robertson

Nicole said...

We just finished learning all the states with my son. It would be fun to continue.

Four Little Penguins said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

Four Little Penguins said...

I follow Counting Coconuts!

Greetings said...

I love your site and have been hooked since finding it! The maps with pins is awesome my 4 year old son would love it!

Four Little Penguins said...

I like you on FaceBook.

Hillary said...

I have "liked" counting coconuts on facebook for a while and LOVE it!

Four Little Penguins said...

I like Montessori Printshop on Facebook.

Hillary said...

I "liked" Montessori Print Shop on facebook and have purchased their printables before...they are fantastic!

Greetings said...

Love your blog and have been hooked ever since finding it! Would love to win the set for my 4 year old son Jordan! Thank you for sharing your wonderful/lovely ideas with us!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the inspiration yet again! I need some cork boards...

Amanda said...

I like you on Facebook

Amanda said...

I follow you on Google reader

Amanda said...

I like Montessori Print Shop on Facebook

Dorothy-Life With Boys said...

Love those maps & flags!!!

Dorothy-Life With Boys said...

I "like" you on facebook.

Greetings said...

Following you now on FB!

Greetings said...

Love Monterssori print shop and have now joined them on FB! We love using the weather cards we saw on your site, that was our 1st purchase from the shop!

Christie said...

I would love to win this. Montessori Print Shop is my favorite website for Montessori printables. My 4 year old is starting to show a big interest in maps and I know this would be right up her alley.

Amy Feuer said...

What a lovely giveaway!

Amy Feuer said...

Liked you on Facebook :-)

Christie said...

I like CC on Facebook.

Christie said...

I like MPS on Facebook.

Christie said...

I follow CC via Google Reader.

Greetings said...

I already follow your blog.!
We recently took our son out of preschool to begin teaching at home..one late night I stumbled upon your blog and have begun implementing so many of your ideas. I honsetly do not have a creative bone in my body but after finding your site it truly inspired me! Thank you so much for taking time to share with all of us you have made adifference in our lives! My little boy is actually enjoying learning! Thank you!

Josh & Teddie said...

Would love to win this! What a great idea! thank you
t2e2d2@yahoo.com

Katrina R said...

Aahhhhhhh! Exciting! My son would LOVE this. He has a huge thing about maps at the moment!!
I like you on facebook.

Katrina R said...

I liked Montessori Print shop on FB!

Holland Family said...

Love your blog! This looks like a great activity!

Holland Family said...

I love your blog! This looks like a wonderful activity.

Holland Family said...

Thanks for your wonderful blog. This looks like a wonderful activity.

Su said...

Thank you!

Su said...

Liked Montessori Print Shop on FB

Su said...

And already follow your blog of course!

DesSal said...

You have helped me to me to be my son's first teacher. Thank you for all you share! Map printables like so much fun!

DesSal said...

I thought that I had like Montessori Print Shop on Facebook. But when I checked, I hadn't. Thanks for sending me there!

DesSal said...

I am so glad to be following your blog!

Crafty Gemini said...

AH! These are awesome! Thanks for the opportunity. :o)

Crafty Gemini said...

I like Counting Coconuts on Facebook. :o)

Crafty Gemini said...

I liked Montessori Print Shop on facebook. :o)

Unknown said...

Love Montessori Print Shop (and flags!!)

Unknown said...

I follow you through my email!

Abby said...

What an amazing set!

Abby said...

I'm a follower.

Amanda B said...

Wow this seems like such a great way to introduce geography! Would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

Allison said...

Would love to have these for our classroom!

Allison said...

I follow your blog!

Amy R said...

Love this set! My daughter is so into geography right now.

Amy R said...

I also follow your blog via google reader

Amy R said...

Liked you on FB!

Amy R said...

Montessori Print Shop also liked. They have a nice site. Lots of very reasonably priced printables.

Sara said...

Wonderful giveaway! Wow!ornov

Sara said...

I follow you on FB!

Sara said...

I am a fan of Montessori Print Shop on FB. :)

Sara said...

I already follow Counting Coconuts! Love your blog, by the way.

Sheri said...

I "like" you in facebook

Kristi said...

Thanks! I love your ideas!

Kristi said...

I liked you on facebook :) I already liked you before though without facebook :)

Tanya M said...

Thank you for a great giveaway!

Tanya M said...

I Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

Tanya M said...

I Like Montessori Print Shop on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

Tanya M said...

I follow Counting Coconuts via e-mail subscription.

Jen Stokes said...

I've recently discovered your blog, thanks to pinterest, and am loving all these great ideas. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience with us!

Jen Stokes said...

I am now following you on FB! Thanks!

Cyndi-ella said...

What a great activity!

mom4 said...

i love to win this doing country this summer as our summer curr . exciting . Am a follower

mom4 said...

i like on facebook !

mom4 said...

i like print shop . they have great idems

Jen Stokes said...

Following Montessori Print Shop on FB.

Claudia Gaviria said...

I will love this. I am planning on buying them but maybe I get lucky.

Devo said...

I follow your blog -- thank-you for the great ideas!

Devo said...

I love Montessori Print Shop -- I didn't even think to see if they were on Facebook. Now I LIKE them. Thanks for that connect too!!

Devo said...

Like you on Facebook now too.

Devo said...

This is great! My oldest is quite a bit younger than yours, so some of the activities (like this one) are a bit advanced for him ... but they give us something to work up to, and often there's a modified activity I can take away that is at his level.

Love it!! Thank-you!

Melissa said...

When I read about your son, I swear I am reading about my own. They seem to have very similar likes and personality traits. My ds is 5 and is obsessed with states, countries, and flags!

Melissa said...

Like Counting Coconuts on Facebook

Melissa said...

Like Montessori Print Shop on Facebook

Melissa said...

Follow Counting Coconuts

jwoodbri said...

So exciting. My 6 year old also really loves maps and has been really into flags. I keep thinking I need to break down and buy him a set of pin maps but worry about the expense. This is a great idea. Totally would be worth the time and effort. I love it! Would be even better if I won of course. But either way I'm pretty sure we just have to have a set of these!

Katrina R said...

I follow your blog. :)

Erin said...

My 7 and 6 year olds are starting to LOVE maps and geography. This would be fantastic to add to our supplies!

Erin said...

I "like" CC on fb. Actually it's how I found out about the giveaway! :)

Erin said...

I now "like" Montessori Print Shop on fb.

Erin said...

I am a follower of CC.

Maggie said...

These would be perfect for my 4yo! Thank you!

Maggie said...

Liked Counting Coconuts on fb! :-)

Maggie said...

Liked Montesorri Print Shop on fb! :-)

Adriane said...

great giveaway!

Adriane said...

like cc on fb!

Shelley Q said...

I would love this for my 4 year old who thinks learning state names and comparing their shapes on the map to other things is fun.

bella said...

hi Mari-Ann i have been a fan of you on face book for a while now .

bella said...

hank you for the freebie and thank you to printshop , lovely material.

bella said...

i follow printshop on face book.

WendyP said...

I sooooo want to win this for my homeschool!!!

WendyP said...

I "liked" Counting Coconuts on Facebook!

WendyP said...

I "liked" Montessori Print Shop on Facebook!

WendyP said...

I already follow Counting Coconuts by email :)

Cathy said...

I would love to make these for my new classroom! Thanks so much for the great review :)

mamasem said...

Like you ob fb.

mamasem said...

Like MPS on fb.

My Spot on Montessori said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This is such a neat material! :)

My Spot on Montessori said...

I have liked you on FB

Förskoleburken said...

Oh, this would be perfect for my six year olds. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Förskoleburken said...

I am a fan on FB.

Förskoleburken said...

I am a fan of MPS on FB!

Förskoleburken said...

And I follow via Google reader!
Thanks!

Sarah said...

This is a great resource! My girls love the different continent puzzles, these would be a good addition.

Karra said...

I love maps and flags too! Maybe I can transfer this to my dd with these great materials!

Karra said...

I like counting coconuts on Facebook!

Karra said...

I follow your blog!

Karra said...

I like Montessori print shop on Facebook! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

ksimone1 said...

I already follow you via emailardNe

ksimone1 said...

i already like montessori print shop on facebook

ksimone1 said...

I liked counting coconuts on facebook

ksimone1 said...

This looks awesome! My daughter has just recently gotten into maps. I just put up wall maps of the continents and the states and this would be a wonderful accompaniment to that. I love it.

graciegirl said...

I subscribe to your blog via email.

graciegirl said...

I love this giveaway. Especially that it includes Canada and it's provinces. :)

Amelia said...

what a cool giveaway! can't wait to use this, one way or the other. but free sure helps the pocketbook!

ameliaathome2002@yahoo.com

Olga said...

I would love to win this :-)

Olga said...

I like you on Facebook :-)

Olga said...

And I like Montessori Print Shop on Facebook :-)

Simone said...

I'd love to be in this draw! Great offer!

Simone said...

and I already follow you on facebook :)

Simone said...

I also follow your feed through my Blogger account

Simone said...

I've just started following Montessori Print Shop on Facebook. Great to find electronic montessori resources as hard resources are a bit sparse (or hideously expensive) in Australia

mamacolombiana said...

I'd love to win the maps/flags contest.

mamacolombiana said...

I like Counting Coconuts.

mamacolombiana said...

I liked Montessori Print Shop.

mamacolombiana said...

I follow Counting Coconuts.

Liz said...

LOVE the blog & the giveaway! My son is the same way... loves flags, maps, etc. This would be a wonderful resource.

Liz said...

I already like Counting Coconuts on facebook! :o)

Liz said...

I already like Montessori Print Shop on facebook! :o)

Liz said...

I follow you via google reader and follow your boards on pinterest! :o) Thanks for making your valuable ideas available to us all!!

Christine said...

What a great give away, thanks!

Christine said...

I follow you.

Caterina said...

This would be wonderful to win.
Thanks for the chance,
Caterina

Christine said...

I like you on FB.

Beth said...

Awesome giveaway....my son is 3 1/2 and he's in love with maps too!!

Beth said...

I already like you on Facebook!

Caterina said...

I like Counting Coconuts on facebook.
Thanks,
Caterina

Beth said...

I also already like Montessori Print Shop on facebook....love them!

Caterina said...

I follow Montessori Print Shop on facebook.
Thanks,
Caterina

Beth said...

And, I follow you via RSS...

Caterina said...

I am an email subscriber.
Thanks,
Caterina

Stephanie said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway! I love the maps (I have that set) and I would LOVE to get the flags too! It is just the best thing ever!!!!! Thanks for hosting!

Stephanie said...

I follow you on FB!

Stephanie said...

I follow you on GFC!!!!

Stephanie said...

I follow Montessori Print Shop on FB!

Giselle said...

Appreciate your ideas and site SO much. My 5 almost 6 year old is crazy about flags and maps. This would be a wonderful addition to our home school. Pick us! :-) Thanks for all your hard work!
Giselle

Dana ♥ said...

I love this application! Brilliant ideas!

Dana ♥ said...

following Counting Coconuts on facebook.

Dana ♥ said...

Following MPS on facebook as well.

Lady Bogdan said...

What a great idea to use for our Around the world with Daddy we are doing.

Lady Bogdan said...

I follow you on Facebook

Lady Bogdan said...

I follow you via RSS

kellyrad said...

I follow counting coconuts on facebook
kelly r

kellyrad said...

I follow Montessori print shop through email

kellyrad said...

i would love the chance to win this material!

Sparkly Things and Fairywings said...

I would love to win this!!

csherlock78 at gmail dot com

Sparkly Things and Fairywings said...

I like Counting Coconuts on Facebook!

Colleen Sherlock


csherlock78 at gmail dot com

Sparkly Things and Fairywings said...

I like montessori printshop on facebook!

Colleen Sherlock

csherlock 78 at gmail dot com

My Spot on Montessori said...

I have liked Montessori Print Shop on FB.

Melissa said...

How exciting!! I love this and it would be perfect for my kindergartener!

Melissa said...

I like CC on FB!

Melissa said...

I like MP on FB, too!

Melissa said...

You're in my blog reader, and I LOVE following you. :)

My Spot on Montessori said...

I am following you via GFC.

Carissa said...

This is great. What a wonderful addition to the classroom it would be!!!
Carissa
swishfam4@sbcglobal.net

Carissa said...

I am now a follower and happy to be one!!! Just found your site.
Carissa
swishfam4@sbcglobal.net

LauriD said...

You have an awesome web site. Thanks so much for this give away. It would be such a treat to win it.

Pickled Pandas said...

Ooo this would be great! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Pickled Pandas said...

i like you on facebook (amber n cj bowman)

Pickled Pandas said...

i like MPS on facebook (amber n cj bowman)

Pickled Pandas said...

i follow via google pickledpandasATgmailDOTcom

montessorimama said...

Would love to have this for my primary and LE kiddos! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

montessorimama said...

I "Like" MPS on FB

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