I don’t know about you, but my kid is not at all excited about going back to school.
We are recently back from a week long road trip and he heard me saying to his Dad, “Boy, Summer is almost over. School is open in what, 2 weeks ?” The next thing I heard is a wailing behind the door and there he was all hunched over with tears streaming down the face.
“Mommy, I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay home and play…” Although, it broke my heart to see him cry, I tried to lighten him up. ” But honey, you get to see your new class room and make some new friends!”
“I DON’T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL. I DON’T WANT TO SEE FRIENDS” (Insert “stomping” here)
I gathered my son in my arms, tantrums and all and planted some kisses on him. “May be I know a way to cheer you up”. I say. “Come with me”. This got him a little perked up. “What is it Mommy? Do you have something for me?” Okay, now I got him a bit curious, didn’t I? 😉 “May be I do..!” I smiled and opened our closet to show him a box full of Crayola products!
A 100 watts touched down on the face of my son and he grinned from ear to ear. “Now, tell me. Do you want to go back to school and make some art with your Crayola colors? It would be fun”. I say. By then, his full attention was on methodically sorting the Crayola goodies in the box. Kevin is a kid who LOVE colors. He is very good at creating fun arts with mixing and matching them. His artistic discoveries will go all over our wall at the house when papers provided to him is not enough. But then, it is never enough.
Here are some quick facts about Crayola
1. Crayola colors lasts 35% longer!Each crayon would cover 6 more pages.
2. Crayola offers incredible value for teachers as they are specifically designed for schools.
3. Crayola colored pencils are ideal for precise lines,detail drawings and may techniques.
4. Crayola Water Colors are on more back to school shopping lists than ever before!
So you see, if anyone or anything can lift up his spirits, it is Crayola. He was happy to see many of his favorites in the box like Oil Pastels, Twistables, Washable Water Color Paints, lots of Construction Papers etc. Perfect! This was a colorful heaven for my son. And he got to work.
No more talks about not wanting to go back to school or not wanting to see his friends.. It was actually easier than I thought. This year, Crayola wants to help make it easier for parents to get their children ready to head back to school. Other than providing tips and tricks to rein in your little ones with Crayola goodies while talking about back to school, they are kind enough to provide us parents with school supplies checklist to make shopping easier!
Take a look at this back to school checklist for kids from Grade 1-3.
They have another one for kiddos from Grade 4-8 as well. I love these!
In addition, here are some tips to help get your kids back to the habit of regular school routine. Mind you, attitude is key. Rest will fall into place.
Back to School Prep Tips
1. Practice getting up early about a week before the school starts.
2. Making back to school preparations are a great way to create some excitement about the prospect, like organizing the home work area or shopping for back to school supplies.
3. Talking about a typical school day will always help in preparing the little ones for the school season. Going to school can be exciting for the first day or two. But once the novelty wears off, teach them to deal once again with the rushed mornings, discipline at school and being responsible for getting the home works done consistently.
4. Prepare lists of favorite breakfast foods or afternoon snacks that are easy to make and the kids will love. (Yes, this one is more for parents)
5. Pick out the clothes in advance (preferably the night before at least) for the next school day.
Making good on the promise of helping parents with getting their kids ready for back to school, Crayola is graciously giving away $50 worth of Crayola products to one of my readers!
Here is the full list of products that are up for grabs!
24 ct Crayons
24 mini Twistables fun effects
Ultra-Clean Broad Line Markers 10 ct Tropical
Power Lines Scented Markers
Ultra-Clean Stamper Markers
Colored Pencils 24 ct
24 Washable Water Color Paints
Blunt Tip Metal Scissors
Construction Paper Pad 120 ct
5 Paint Brushes assorted
What do you have to do to gain an entry to this awesome giveaway? Just follow the Giveaway Tools below and consider yourself entered. Please note, this giveaway is open to Canadians only, age 18+. Good Luck!
****Disclosure: I was given free products to facilitate review and giveaway on behalf of Crayola Canada, however I would recommend products to my readers only if my experiences are positive with it****
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Sabrina Tong says
I would like to win because I have a preschooler and arts & crafts is what we do
Sunshine H says
My DD loves to work on ‘art projects’ and colour, write books, and so on. It’s amazing how quickly we have to replace items b/c they get used so fast (or get misplaced).
Jenness M says
My daughter is a mini artist so she would love some new tools!
Melissa Greco says
I’d love to win because I’m a teeanger in need of school supplies. I’m starting in september
Melissa Greco says
Also, just a heads up, the link in the giveaway widget to sign up for newsletter isn’t working and I can’t find where I can sign up
Vinma Joseph says
Thanks Melissa for letting me know. This is now fixed 🙂 Good luck with the giveaway!
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We have 3 kids and they just love Crayola so this prize would be prefect for them!! 🙂
ivy pluchinsky says
I would love to win because my niece loves to color and do crafts
jessica s says
my toddler and I love crafting! this would be perfect for us 🙂
I’d love to win because this is a such a great prize pack that i think both my niece and my toddler would enjoy!
Monique L.S. says
My daughter loves, loves, loves her Crayola product. I like to fuel her creativity with new products, so this would be perfect.
heidi c. says
My kids and I love doing arts and crafts together!
Julie F says
I love doing crafts with the grandkids!
Amy Lovell says
Would love to win this as it would be very helpful for school and at home for crafts
Erika E says
We like to colour and create so this would be perfect for our projects!
I would love to win this giveaway to use these products in my Sunday School class.
Judy Cowan says
I would love to win so I can give these to my niece for Back to School to help with some of the costs.
i would like to win as i’m big on home made crafts
Kimberley Buckton says
I would love to win this for my 3 year old son. We will be starting home pre-schooling in september and this would make it so fun for him
angela m says
I would love to win because I have two daughters in elementary school this year
andrea amy says
I have 5, 6 and 8 year old sons going into kindergarten, grade one and grade three this year. They could use all of these products!
Belinda McNabb says
I would love to win this for my son for back to school
Karla Sceviour says
I would love this for my nephews for back to school
Lisa Neutel says
i want to win because i have 3 kids and we all love crayola products..in my house you can never have enough crayola stuff
Viv Sluys says
I’d like to win this for my 3 daughters to use in homeschool this year.
I would love to give back to the class I volunteered a few months ago. They were running short on a lot of supplies and the school can’t afford those things.
gene d says
crayola products are fantastic and encourage creativity in my kids
my kids love making crafts
Amy Heffernan says
To my 6 year old! Thanks!
Darlene Schuller says
I would like to win as my daughter’s need all these things for school and it would sure help cut the cost of the supplies!
Krista M says
My daughter is crazy for crafts & this prize pack offers such as great array of products! Crayola continues to offer high quality art supplies & these would make my girl so happy.
Josh S says
My daughter is always working on crafts and projects. She would love this prize!
I would like to win this because it would be great to add to my son’s school supply items.
For my kids for their school supplies
I would love to win this for my little granddaughter. She loves to colour and create!
Theresa Black says
I would love to win so I can stock up our craft box for the kids. Perfect for those cold weather days that will be here soon. Thanks for the chance
Kristine Ewald says
my daughter she loves crafts