Simple Kids Giveaway

We’re celebrating the big changes going on at Simple Living Media this week with a Giveaway! Each blog in the SLM family has a fabulous prize package with ONE lucky winner per blog.  Each of you will have up to two chances to win per blog.  Updated: make that THREE chances to win!

This Giveaway is now closed.  Thank you for entering!
Check back for a winner soon.

I’m so excited that a Simple Kids reader is going to win prizes from:

1. Blue Yonder Ranch

Stefani of Blue Yonder Ranch is also a contributor to Simple Homeschool.  She has written a fun and engaging series of ebooks based on the seasons“Food For Families: Food For Thought” is the motto of the Book of Days.

Readers are treated to inspiration for creating together, seasonal experiments, recipes, and encouragement to reach out and make a difference.  Each issue is chock full of ideas for families who are interested in slowing down and spending time together learning, playing, and enjoying nature.

As the video on the Blue Yonder website says, these days do not last forever … but the memories will. I am confident that the winner of these ebooks will be so pleased with the ideas and possibilities they hold.

The winner will receive a Subscription to the Book Of Days.



2. Hearth Song

Hearth Song‘s motto is “toys you’ll feel good about giving” but I think you’ll agree with me that their Multi-Play Soccer Station would be pretty nice to receive!  More than just a soccer goal, this station includes a target net so your little super stars can practice their aiming and trapping skills.

This versatile set could be used for football practice, too.  The Hearth Song website suggests it would be great for baseball pitching practice and also for bean bag toss games.  Kids will love playing with the Soccer Station:  parents will love that it is a product that can store away simply in its own carrying bag. For ages three and up, it  comes with the carrying bag, soccer ball, stakes, and pump (adult assembly required).

The winner will receive a Multi-Play Soccer Station.

3. SouleMama

Amanda Blake Soule is one of my favorite authors and is probably one of yours, too.  Her blog is inspiring and her writing has influenced my family in many ways, including handwork ideas, family art time, and practical tips on creating magical moments in childhood.

Her books are so beloved in my house that I’m not sure they have ever actually been on the bookshelf – they are always in use! Amanda has generously offered to give copies of both of her books to a Simple Kids reader so that they can become well-loved and used often in your home, too.

The winner will receive a copy of The Creative Family and Handmade Home.

How to Win

Everyone has two THREE chances to win. Choose to enter just once or do all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: What is your family’s favorite way to spend time together?

2. Subscribe to Simple Kids by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

3. Post about this Giveaway on your blog.  Leave another comment and let me know your blog or post address.

This giveaway will end this Saturday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m. CST. I hope you win!

Be sure to check out the giveaways that are going on at Simple Bites, Simple Homeschool, Simple Mom, and Simple Organic for even more chances to win!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. i am subscribed via google reader.

  2. Thanks for the cool giveaway! One of our favorite ways to spend time together everyday is to prepare and eat all our meals together. We talk, listen to the radio, sing and dance and be silly together.

  3. Our family’s favorite time is our Morning Snuggles!
    We love when the whole family is in the bed together.
    Family, Fun, & lost of Giggles!

  4. I am now officially a Simple Mom follower via Google Reader!

  5. ” Come sit with us, Mommy”, my 4 year old loves to “welax” on our big comfy sofa with her sister who is 2. We enjoy snowy Saturday mornings in our PJs, reading story books or watching an old movie like Mary Poppins.

  6. Our 4-yr-old likes to “put on shows” for my husband and I (and all her animals and dolls) ((and all her imaginary friends)). She enjoys practicing her various skills like dancing, gymnastics, making up songs and we enjoy the entertainment.

  7. I’m subscribed via e-mail! Thanks!
    .-= Carra´s last blog ..Joy and Coming Spring, InDEED. =-.

  8. I’m a subscriber!

  9. our faovorite ways to spend time together… eating together, playing games, swimming, cuddling on the couch (the 12 year old isn’t into cuddling so much, but he still hangs with us!)
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..truth =-.

  10. I’m a subscriber!
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..truth =-.

  11. reading aloud… and that by a long shot.

    .-= Amy in Peru´s last blog ..Nature Walk… call it ‘study’ if you will 🙂 =-.

  12. I’m a subscriber!

  13. we love heading to beach early before the heat of the day, collecting shells to craft with and building sand castles with enormous moats!

  14. KristinaYellow says:

    We love to do stuff outside–walks or just swinging in the hammock.

  15. Norma Jean says:

    The Stokes Family favorite way of spending time together is doing Devotion or playing board games (Sorry being the favorite). Anytime spent together without the TV on with us all together in the same room is a Plus in my book.

  16. One of our favorite ways to spend time together is to go hiking. We’ve even done a few winter hikes which have led us to our next interest – snowshoeing!

  17. We love to read together. We also enjoy Wii bowling :)!

  18. Reading together is our staple.

  19. Also a subscriber.

  20. We love to hit up a park near us — it’s in the shadow of an airport control tower, so the kids can swing and watch the planes take off and land.

    Other than that, one word: pancakes.
    .-= Melissa D´s last blog ..Daily Candy: Paw Prints =-.

  21. subscribing now!
    .-= Melissa D´s last blog ..Daily Candy: Paw Prints =-.

  22. What is my family’s favorite way to spend time together? Regularly: eating breakfast together (especially grinding grains and making pancakes). Periodically: camping & hiking

  23. I am brand new to homeschooling, since I just took my child out of his Waldorf kindergarten. He is only 3 3/4, so I’m looking forward to a period of learning and preparation. I am sure this site will provide me with inspiration and resources.
    .-= Cindy Bandemer´s last blog ..Bean bag heaven =-.

  24. Ooh, I love!!

    I think our favorite way to spend time together is eating dinner. I think my boys would say their favorite is going to the nickel arcade. I’m not sure that’s the parents’ favorite though 🙂
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Toothy =-.

  25. Our families favorite way to spend time together is “adventure walks” to the pond and stream in the woods and sitting at the dining room table doing crafts. Reading and snuggling are always fun too. 🙂

  26. Google reader…done

  27. Favorite way to spend time together in morning snuggle time.

  28. It depends on our mood and the weather. Cuddling inside watching a movie with all available larger laps occupied, out running around, or even cooped up in the van on a long trip playing alphabet bingo. All of the above.

  29. I have subscribed

  30. we are outdoor people, so we love being at the park, running and playing.

  31. i just subscribed via email. looking forward to receiving message from simple kids. thanks
    .-= april kitchell´s last blog ..A Few Reason to Live/Love/Laugh =-.

  32. I just subscribed in Google Reader! Thanks!
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..Hospitality… the Heart of Albanian Homes =-.

  33. We love spending time in the kitchen hanging out with family and friends and cooking together. We also love being outside!

    .-= Lauren Flanagan´s last blog ..Friday Round Up – Organizational Goodness for your crafts =-.

  34. I am a subscriber through my google reader.

    .-= Lauren Flanagan´s last blog ..Friday Round Up – Organizational Goodness for your crafts =-.

  35. We like to read and play outside.

  36. There are many ways we love to spend time as a family, but pj dance parties our always a hit.

  37. Our family’s favorite way to spend time together right now is by reading together… but when the weather is nicer, we love to play at parks or go for walks.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Nora is 16 Months Old =-.

  38. We really enjoy family movie night. We pop some popcorn, snuggle in and have fun. We also really enjoy family game night with the Wii. My daughter beats me at cow racing every time! 🙂
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..This is some giveaway!! =-.

  39. I have subscribed by email.
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..This is some giveaway!! =-.

  40. Our favorite way to spend time together is eating good food. My husband enjoys all food and it appears that my daughter has inherited that trait. We eat dinner together as a family every night.

  41. I have blogged about your great giveaway! Thanks for doing this.
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..This is some giveaway!! =-.

  42. Our favorite way to spend time together? Lounging around, talking, and, of course, laughing! This either ends up happening on the couch or in my room!! : )

  43. currently, my 3-year-old daughter and i are reading a chapter of charlotte’s webb every night before bed. in mommy’s bed. and everyone has to be wearing pj’s. even mommy. no exceptions. i am LOVING it! 🙂

  44. I’m subscribed in Google Reader!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..celebrating simple living media (a story). =-.

  45. I blogged about the giveaways on my blog in this post:

    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..celebrating simple living media (a story). =-.

  46. I have been wanting those books so badly! We love to go on walks around the neighborhood or hiking in the Canyon. We’ll take a picnic lunch and find our favorite little spot before an afternoon hike. Anxiously awaiting spring!
    .-= jeana´s last blog ..A few tips to keep things running smoothly =-.

  47. Lately we’ve been sitting outside in the evenings next to a fire. Sometimes the neighbors and their kids join, sometimes it’s just us, but it’s always fun.

  48. On the beach! It seems like we hardly ever make it there, though!
    .-= Valerie´s last blog ..Back to School =-.

  49. Subscribed via Reader!
    .-= Valerie´s last blog ..Back to School =-.

  50. I’m a subscriber
    .-= Erica´s last blog ..Superbowl Monday =-.