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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Crayola Back To School Giveaway

It's back to school shopping time! Does anyone else get excited about that, or is it the teacher in me? Who can resist brand new crayons and markers and freshly sharpened pencils? Or maybe it's the frugalista in me, because there are always so many great back-to-school deals!

To celebrate going back to school, I was given the opportunity to review some new Crayola products through MyBlogSpark, and we're going to do a giveaway as well! They sent me a package of new markers, crayons, and colored pencils. H and G excitedly tried them out for me!

G drew the new markers with black barrels. Black is the new green, did you hear? Crayola has started making the barrels of their markers black so they can use more recycled bottle caps, making them more "green"! The new black barrels keeps tons of recycled plastic out of the landfills each year. Go Crayola!

Crayola has also gone "green" with their colored pencils and crayons. Their colored pencils are made from reforested wood, and their crayons are made with solar power. They have over 26,000 solar panels that provide the energy to make more than 1 billion crayons every year, a third of their annual crayon production. Hopefully initiatives like this will help keep our neighborhoods looking beautiful like H's picture for years to come. :-)

Want to win a gift pack like this for yourself? You have an opportunity to enter this giveaway up to 5 times! For your first entry, I'd like to hear about how you are teaching your kids to help the environment.

1. Leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL. How do you teach your kids about helping the environment? If I don't have your email, I can't contact you as the winner!

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5. Blog about this giveaway. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment with the address directly to your blog's entry.

This giveaway will close on Saturday, August 28th at midnight and I will select one winner using Random.org. The prize pack will be mailed to the winner directly from Crayola and and MyBlogSpark.

Crayola provided this gift pack, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.

88 comments:

Simply Spontaneous said...

We teach our kids through our own actions. :-)

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I am a subscriber :-) (and I forgot to leave my email in the last comment. It is chocolatebookworm(at)gmail(dot)com.

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Mami2jcn said...

I teach them to recycle and not to waste water or electricity.

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DramaMama said...

We talk to the girls about being good stewards of the Earth God has given us. We read books about being environmentally friendly. We pick up trash in our neighborhood. The girls often to it without any prompting. We recycle. We make sur to turn off lights and TV. we lead by example.

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kat said...

we recycle and more importantly i think we try to reuse everything we can think of a way to reuse it. my email is kmsa1234 at cavtel dot net.

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Pam said...

We use our reusable grocery bags, and reuseable lunch bags and sandwich keepers.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Leading by example, but also with fun activities, games, and projects :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

We use reusable lunch sacks and cloth napkins.
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Nicole said...

We are teaching our daughter to recycle and shut the water off when brushing her teeth to conserve water :)

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Anonymous said...

We recycle and make crafts with used materials.
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Kerri Mecke-Lozano said...

We teach our children to recycle, even if we are not at home. We pick up trash and we do a lot of earthy things on Earth day. I try very hard to teach my kids not to be wasteful!!

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abby said...

We recycle.

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Debbie said...

My kids are pretty young, but they know that we recycle all plastic and paper, and like to help out with that.

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Jill (jill_grotefendt@yahoo.com) said...

The boys and I recycle and discuss whether things are trash or recyclables.

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Mom2anutball said...

I teach my daughter by having her recycle what she can. My son is a little too young, but he watches his sissy and tries to recycle! My daughter knows what goes where, and she even tells me when I mess up!
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Anonymous said...

We emphasize recycling and purchasing as few products packaged in plastics and other non-biodegradable packaging.

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Minnesota

Margaret said...

My daughter's girl scout troop is doing a recycling project for their Bronze award, we plan to implement at home as well as at their school.

Margaret said...

I follow you on google friend connect. thanks for the giveaway!

Kristi said...

we do what we can, turn off lights as we leave a room, try to buy local, bike/walk when we can, reusable bags, recycling. kstrenn@gmail.com

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Melissa R said...

I teach my daughter to turn off all lights, TVs or Toys when not in use. Also we are discussing recycling and how to seperate paper & plastic.

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Kelly said...

I teach my daughter about the environment by talking about recycling (she looks on the bottom of everything for the numbers : ), resuing shopping bags and unplugging items when we are done using them.
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Kathryn said...

As the song goes - reduce, reuse, recycle! We do this as much as possible and explain it to the kiddos as we go along.

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andrea said...

We teach our son to recycle. Every week he helps me put our recyclables out curbside to be picked up.

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Laura said...

My son is not quite 2 yet, but he loves to help put paper in the recycling bin. He's learning to help me and the environment already at a young age!
Laura
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Melissa said...

We read books about the environment. We talk about saving water, turning off the lights, and recycling, etc.

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skkorman said...

We recycle everything we can, and we unplug all appliances that are not being used.

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Kristen said...

We set a good example by recycling and bringing our own shopping bags.

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JakenMattsMom said...

I show my boys to help the environment by my own actions. We cloth diaper in this house, and when my 4 year old asked why, i told him to help the planet, he was happy with that answer.

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Jes said...

Recycling, turning lights off, taking reusable bags to the grocery store.

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ape2016 said...

I reemphasized this one just yesterday- DON'T LITTER!! An adult at the bus stop was going to toss a soda bottle in the creek. I took it and my kids gave her grief. Lol!

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domesticbliss said...

I teach my daughter by talking about why we have to do things differently...why we use no paper in our lunches, kitchen, etc.

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Hifam said...

We teach our kids by using reusable bags at the grocery store. They are great helpers when I go shopping!
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tristatecruisers said...

i teach my son to recycle--he loves it too, especially making a few dollars :)

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Adalia said...

I teach my daughter to throw the garbage in its place, not wasting water, and do not buy bottled water.

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Jackie said...

We teach our kids how to help the environment by recycling at home (paper, plastic, glass, etc...) and by re-using what we have. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Laura said...

We're learning to be green by limiting our use of paper towels. We've found them to be incredibly wasteful, and we had tons of wash rags just collecting dust. We've definitely been putting them to use!

Shelley said...

We recycle paper, cans, & plastic bags (all in different places since there isn't curbside recycling here). We also take reusable bags when shopping. Thanks
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Brooke said...

I am teaching my son to recycle.

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lovelyritaann said...

I'm teaching them to conserve energy by not standing with the fridge open, not wasting food, not littering, using reusable bags and water bottles. I come up with new things all the time.

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Randi said...

We teach our children through our examples to care for the enviroment, we hang dry our clothes, recycle everything we can, use the back of junk mail for scratch paper, make our own laundry soap and walk to places that are close. Thanks! mommy saves at yahoo dot com

Beckee said...

We have really been focusing on teaching our kids about recycling-what you can recycle, how it can work, etc...

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Anonymous said...

Our family and our children's school both try to do everything we can to save the earth by recycling. We use our own reusable shopping bags at the stores we go to. We recycle milk jugs and egg crates. We save juice boxes and turn them into our school for the PTA. We turn our air up and open the windows to save energy.

Janet
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melissa kowalski said...

I help my boys be kind to Mother Nature by showing them what items can go into our compost bin (yeah for Sun Chips!). I've also started a special recycling area in our garage for semi harzardous material. We make gallon ice cream buckets into collection bins and we assigned each bucket with items like old batteries, compact light bulbs, old and expired medications, empty ink cartridges and empty pill bottles. Old batteries can be dropped off at our Annual Clean Sweep, bulbs at certain stores, police departments with old meds. and pill bottles to Walgreens to be sent off to 3rd World Countries. By involving the boys in these proper disposal practices while they are young I am certain that they will continue to be mindful as they grow older. We also have fun melting Crayola crayons and making new color creations in our Crayola Crayon Maker! The boys enjoy making them and sharing them with friends.

Tori said...

You teach children about helping the environment by example.
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