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Melissa and Doug Easel Giveaway!
admin | May 3, 2011 | 9:05 am
Lesson Pathways has partnered with to give away this fantastic Melissa & Doug Easel and kids art supplies to a lucky winner!

First, let me tell you about what a cool product you’ll be entering to win!

The Melissa & Doug Easel and kids art supplies are amazing.  The look on my daughter’s face when she saw all of the bright colors come out of the box was just priceless   She couldn’t wait for me to assemble the easel so that she could, “Paint, Mama! Paint!”

And here’s the good news – it’s extremely kid-friendly.  I know, that sounds kind of silly to say since I’m reviewing a kids product.  But let me explain.  The first thing my daughter did was to draw on the chalkboard with the dry erase marker.  It wiped right off.

One of my favorite features is the no spill tops on the paint cups.  And even when she has gotten paint other places than where I intended for her to do so, it has wiped right up with just a damp cloth.

I also really enjoy the paper roll holder.  It’s so nice to have the paper right there, stored and ready to go.  And finally, the easel is adjustable so that it will grow as my daughter grows, so she’ll be able to enjoy it for  many years to come.  We’ve always enjoyed Melissa & Doug Toys, but this one is destined to become a favorite.

Now, here are the details so you can enter to win one of your own!

There are plenty of ways to win:

Please leave a comment below for each entry you make.  The winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator. The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

Any household that has won a giveaway from in the past 90 days is not eligible for this giveaway. Should an ineligible entrant be chosen as the winner, all rights to the prize will be considered forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.
This offer is open to US residents only.

Crystal P. lives in Illinois with her many children, pets, and her husband. She is a former (and probably future) middle school language arts teacher. She is currently working from home as an independent copywriter,editor, and Lesson Pathways team member. You can follow her blog at

President’s Day Giveaway Winner!
Lesson Pathways | February 22, 2011 | 12:47 pm

Did you do something special for President’s Day?  Those that entered our giveaway this past Friday had some awesome ideas!

They incorporated food, song, games, crafts and more!  Go check out the comments and get inspiration!

The WINNER!!!!

Young girl celebrating with confetti

Congratulations to Shannon!  Her comment won her a fun Presidential Flash Card set!

How did we pick the winner?

We numbered all of the comments (except the Twitter ping backs), entered the numbers into and voila!

Presidents Random

It picked the winner for us!

Congratulations, again, to Shannon!  Please drop us a line at to claim your prize!

Friday Featured Pathway & Giveaway!
Lesson Pathways | February 18, 2011 | 10:00 am

With President’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to highlight our collection of Pathways featuring President’s of the United States of America.

Each of these units contains reading material, hands-on activities, worksheets, games and more!  Complete one, complete them all or mix and match resources to create your own unit for Presidents!


Presidents & Leaders

  • In this pathway, your child will learn the basics of the American system of democracy as well as presidents and leaders. He or she will also learn basic information about types of leaders in other countries. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

George Washington

  • In this unit, your child will learn about George Washington. Hands-on activities include creating a booklet of civility rules, making a toilet paper craft, designing a hat, and re-enacting a legend. A worksheet and coloring pages are provided to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

John Adams

  • Learn about our second President, John Adams, and his many contributions to our country. The unit has opportunities for hands-on activities, great pictures that will bring the lessons to life, and a great video. This unit is intended to last for one week, depending on how often you teach history.

Thomas Jefferson

  • Learn about our third President, Thomas Jefferson, and his many contributions to our country. The unit has opportunities for hands-on activities, great pictures that will bring the lessons to life, a great video, and recommendations for books that will even engage your younger ones (2-4 years old). In addition, your child will learn about Jefferson as a politician, inventor, and architect. This unit is intended to last for one week, depending on how often you teach history.

James Madison

  • In this unit you learn that James Madison was the fourth president of the United States of America and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of our nation.  You will learn about many events that took place while Madison served our country.  Get ready to design and create a poster highlighting Madison, write a short profile about him, create a time line and more.  Videos, online games and references will help you master your understanding about James Madison. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

James Monroe

  • In this unit, you will learn about the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe. You will learn about his early life, his marriage and family life, his military life, and his presidency. These concepts will be taught using online lessons and activities, printouts, videos, and hands-on activities. You will make a timeline, a map of the Louisiana Purchase, and write a report on James Monroe. You will also get to experience foods from his era. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

John Quincy Adams

  • In this unit, you will learn about the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams. You will learn about his personal life, his life as a lawyer, and  his presidency. You will use lessons, hands-on activities, printouts, and online activities to help you learn. This lesson is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

Andrew Jackson

  • Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. His presidency was tumultuous, spanning two terms and encompassing events such as the fracture of a major political party, challenges to Congress over presidential veto power and the country’s banking system, and the infamous Trail of Tears. In this unit, you will learn about Andrew Jackson’s early years and presidency, create your own inaugural punch as a tasty treat, make a puppet of Andrew Jackson and interview him about his life and choices. In addition, you will design a choropleth map detailing the birthplaces of the presidents, and watch a short biographical video. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

Abraham Lincoln

  • Explore the life of Abraham Lincoln in this unit. Your child will recreate Lincoln’s hat, build a log cabin, and make various Lincoln crafts. Online activties and coloring pages are included to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

Theodore Roosevelt

  • In this unit, your child will learn about Theodore Roosevelt. Activities include making a teddy bear, a finger puppet, an airplane, and creating a bird sanctuary. Online and printable learning tools include a quiz, word search, and worksheet. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

John F. Kennedy

  • In this unit, you will set off on an adventure to learn about the life and times of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of our country. You will learn about his early life, his time as President, and his many great achievements. Get ready to write a biography about him, look at photos of him, create a poster of what made him a great leader, and pretend you are the President in several fun hands-on activities. Worksheets, quizzes, and a video–as well as several reference sources–all reinforce the objectives. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Learn about President Lyndon B. Johnson’s personal and public life. Children will use and practice research skills as they prepare for a radio interview and deliver a speech. Children will discuss major accomplishments and challenges of this presidency. They will also enjoy a fun game the President played as a child and bake and enjoy his favorite snack, banana bread. This interactive, thought-provoking unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.

We told you there was a lot!


Keeping with our theme of Presidents, we’ve got this fun teaching aide to giveaway!

Presidential Brainiac

“Think you know it all?  Test your knowledge about U.S. Presidents with 600 question-and-answer flashcards.  Basic, intermediate, and advanced cards for history buffs of all ages!”

Presidential Brainiac, by Kaplan Test Prep, contains 600 color-coded flashcards.  Each card has a question relating to elections and presidents, with the answer and a fun fact on the back.  List Price: $16.95

To Enter:

Tell us how you make learning about presidents fun!  Just drop us a line in the comments section with your best idea and you’ll be entered!  You’ll receive one entry for every comment.

The winner will be selected at random and announced on Tuesday.

Good Luck!

Featured Pathway & Winner
Christina | January 21, 2011 | 10:07 am

This week’s Featured Pathway is a goodie from our treasure box of Math units.  Loaded with hands-on activities, this unit on Scale Drawing will help your child learn about ratio and scale.

RulersLearn how to draw to scale in this unit. Hands-on activities include demonstrating ratio and scale and making Chocolate Crispies. Then have fun drawing a garden, an archeological dig, and a dinosaur. Online activities, worksheets, and video are included to reinforce the activities. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach math.

BlankGiveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone that entered to win The Solar System Book & Mobile Kit.  We wish everyone could receive a prize.  But, there’s only one book kit, so only one winner. Stay tuned for more giveaways and contests, though!

How did we choose the winner?  It’s simple – all of the comments were numbered.  The numbers were entered at, which generated a random number for us.  That number was the winning comment:

Solar System WinnerThe winner is Christy!

Solar System ChristyCongratulations!  Drop us a line at to claim your prize!

Featured Pathway & Giveaway!
Lesson Pathways | January 14, 2011 | 10:00 am

This week’s feature Pathway is all about the Planets.  Read all about this fantastic unit that includes, audio, video, worksheets and hands-on projects and then find out about this week’s giveaway.

PlanetsThis fun unit introduces your child to the planets in our solar system. Children will be introduced to what the solar system is and the concept that the sun is a part of our solar system. Through a song and by making a model of the solar system, children will learn what planets are in the solar system and the order of the planets. They will also learn about Saturn and discover what the rings are made of. In addition, children will discover that Pluto is a dwarf planet and that there are currently eight planets in our solar aystem. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach science.

Doesn’t that sound like a great unit?  It’s loaded with great resources.  Everything you need to complete this unit can be found in your own home and online, but for one lucky reader, we’re going to make it even better!

We’re giveaway one copy of “The Solar System” Book & Mobile kit.


Discover the wonders of the Solar System in this out-of-this world pack, containing a 24-page book, jam-packed with information, plus your very own model of the Solar System to build!

Here’s how to enter:

Visit this week’s featured Pathway.  Come back here to the blog and tell us which Stepping Stone you like the best!

Comments will be open until midnight (EST) Wednesday, January 19th.

One winner will be picked at random and announced next Friday.

Good luck!

Winner of the Moments for Mom Giveaway
Lesson Pathways | December 21, 2010 | 9:30 am

Young girl celebrating with confetti

A great big THANK YOU to everyone that entered our “Moments for Mom” giveaway!  Your comments and creativity were amazing and sure to have inspired other moms to find time for themselves!

We wish we could give everyone a prize but, alas, there is only one!

How did we choose the winner?

Each comment was numbered (skipping the one pingback in the comments section) and then we entered the parameters into the random number generator at

And the winner is …..

Moments for Mom Winner

Amanda C.!!!!  She said:

“Every Friday night, my closest friend has an artist come to her house to instruct an art class for our children. While they are in the studio, we have tea and knit. This is such a special time for us to connect and bond as moms and have a creative outlet. I homeschool my 8 year old son, and am pregnant with our 2nd child, so I really appreciate the time with my friend to regroup.Having strong female relationships is so important to keep each other going “

Congratulations, Amanda!  Drop us a line at Blog(at)LessonPathways(dot)com to claim your prize!

Moments for Mom Giveaway
Lesson Pathways | December 14, 2010 | 8:57 am

Moms, we know how hard you work all year round. Keeping on top of all of your responsibilities with a cheerful attitude is not an easy task.

Because it can never be said enough, we want to say “Thank you” for all you are doing to raise the next generation.

As a small token of appreciation for all you do, we are hosting this giveaway – one that will pamper and inspire you to take a few “time outs” for yourself!

Moments for Mom Giveaway

The winner of this giveaway will receive a goody box filled with these great indulgences:

Mom Giveaway VS
Victoria’s Secret Fragrant Moisture Mist & Hydrating Body Lotion

Scented with violet & jasmine

Mom Giveaway Avon
Avon’s Anew Clinical 2-Step Facial Peel and

Avon’s Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial

Mom Giveaway Make Up
A selection of cosmetics for when you feel like glamming it up a bit including the Beauty Companion Kit (1 lipstick, 1 nail polis, 11 eye shadows and 1 blush), Burt’s Bees Lip Balm and Victoria’s Secret lip gloss in “Intimate”.

Mom Giveaway SilverKeep the glam going with this trendy silver necklace and matching earrings (not shown).

Mom Giveaway Gold
Just so you have options, we’re including a shorter gold-tone necklace too.

Mom Giveaway Socks & Flower

To keep your feet toasty while you are pampering yourself, the winner will also receive the most comfy fuzzy socks ever!

And to remind you of just how precious you are, you will also receive this rose accessory. Wear it as a pin on your favorite coat or tote bag, or you can wear it as a hair clip!

No “mom moment” would be complete with out a bit of chocolate, so the winner will also indulge with a 3.5oz Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate bar.

That’s a total of 12 items just for mom!

How To Enter:

Entering is easy – just leave a comment here on the blog and tell us how you make time for yourself.

  • You’ll receive one entry for each comment telling us how you find “mom moments” in your day.
  • Comment will remain open through midnight (Eastern) Sunday. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 21st.

Good luck!

Special thanks to Chasing Shadows Photography for providing the product images for this blog post. Scarlett, the daughter of team member, Christina S., is a homeschooled high schooler and the passion behind Chasing Shadows Photography.

Winner of the Gummy Lump Easel!
Lesson Pathways | August 13, 2010 | 10:11 am

Wow!  The response to this giveaway was amazing!  Over 150 entries!  We loved reading your great ideas on how to incorporate art & fun into learning.

Gummy LumpWe’d like to say “thank you” to Gummy Lump, the sponsor of yesterday’s giveaway.

Gummy Lump offers toys that make  sweet memories…they are dedicated to retailing only the highest quality and most unique toys, building blocks, and puzzles available. Their goal is to bring you the best selection of creative & educational toys for children Ages 0-6.

Visit the Gummy Lump website to see all of their high-quality, award winning toys!

And the Winner Is ….

HappyMomC who said “I try and be more creative by telling a story or playing memory games!”Present

Congratulations HappyMomC!  Drop us a line at to claim your prize!

How did we pick the winners?

We recorded all of the entries in a document and assigned each one a number.  Using, we generated a number to determine the winner.

Make Sweet Memories: Win a Gummy Lump Easel
Lesson Pathways | August 12, 2010 | 8:02 am

Today’s exciting giveaway is sponsored by Gummy Lump, a site known for its high-quality, unique, award-winning toys. The don’t-miss prize is a memory-making Melissa & Doug easel. Generously sized, it features a chalkboard and dry erase board that are perfect for projects large and small–what better way to inspire your little artist? Enter our giveaway to win one for your child or for your preschool classroom! Is your child too old for this? Not teaching little tikes? Enter anyway! This easel will make the perfect gift for another special child on your list!

Adjustable to 3 positions, so it grows with your child! This Melissa & Doug easel folds up easily for convenient storage, adjusts to three positions to accommodate growing children, and features a colorful paint tray with cup holders. It also has an easy-loading paper roll holder and an extra-large tray for holding erasers, chalk, and clips. The paper-cutting edge at the top of the easel means clean paper cuts for your artist’s work! Four large clips are included.


Size: 25″ x 25″ x 45″

For Ages: 3 years and up

Want to buy a Melissa & Doug easel now? Gummy Lump is offering a great price!

ON SALE NOW $55.99 Regularly Priced at $69.99.

Contest Details:

    There are two fun ways to win this amazing easel:

  • Tell us how you incorporate fun with learning in the comment section below this post.
  • Tweet this on Twitter: I hope I win this fabulous prize from @GummyLump & @LessonPathways

You will receive one entry for each original Tweet or comment (no limit, as long as each Tweet and comment is unique).

Entry will be open from 8:00 a.m. EST through midnight EST today, and the winner will be announced tomorrow. Good luck!

Wednesday’s Winner
Lesson Pathways | August 12, 2010 | 7:57 am

Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s giveaway. It was great to hear which science Pathway is your favorite!

AzulioWe’d also like to send a big “thank you” to Azulio for sponsoring the giveaway.  If you are looking for DVDs, books or audio, visit their website.  I know you will be impressed with their prices!

And the Winner Is …..


Gabby! She said, “Our favorite so far has been Year 1 Getting to know Gravity! So much fun! :D

Congratulations Gabby! Drop us a line at to claim your prize!

How did we pick the winners?

We recorded all of the entries in a document and assigned each one a number.  Using, we generated a number to determine the winner.