Wednesday, February 29, 2012

GIVEAWAY! Crayola and Lisa Loeb Show You How to Get creative & Win

Creativity matters. It´s a skill that all children can learn and when it´s practiced every day, kids become the critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders in the classroom, and they´re better prepared for professions of the 21st century.

Crayola wants every child to be creatively alive, so they´re inviting parents "Inside the Crayon Box," for a special live chat with celebrities and trusted parenting experts that will inspire and spark ideas to expand your child´s creative thinking. If you find yourself looking for new ways to inspire your children to express their ideas and build their creativity, you´ll want to join us to learn and share!

The first "Inside the Crayon Box" live chat is Wednesday, March 7 at 9 p.m. EST. Join Crayola and musician, children´s author and mom, Lisa Loeb for a 45-minute live streaming video chat on the Crayola Facebook Page. Lisa, best-known for her number one hit "Stay (I Missed You)," will share as personal stories, practical advice and ways she brings a little creative play into every day for her daughter. We want to hear from you - participants can ask Lisa questions during the event, too! We hope you will share the information about the first Crayola "Inside the Crayon" live chat with your readers on or before Wednesday, March 7th so they may plan to attend as well.

Interested in the topics to be covered during the chat?
  • Why Does Creativity Matter? Creativity is not about who´s the best artists or becoming an architect. It´s a way of thinking that encourages kids´ original ideas and develops their confidence.
  • Growing Up Creative. Lisa will share stories about growing up in a home where creativity was encouraged.
  • Simple Tips. Easy Ideas. Like most moms, Lisa juggles a lot. She´ll share simple, easy ways she sparks her daughter´s creativity as part of their daily routine.
Check out some great Crayola videos here:

Creativity Matters


"Creativity Matters" Just in case you miss the Crayola "Inside the Crayon Box" event, you can also check out the Crayola YouTube Channel where the session will be posted.
To learn more about the tools from Crayola that make it easy for parents to help children develop their creativity and like Crayola on Facebook!

Also, be sure to check out Lisa´s book Lisa Loeb´s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs (Sterling Children´s Books, 2011) available at Barnes & Noble and Sing, laugh, and play with pop Lisa in this fabulous collection of ten of the silliest songs ever. Fun activities, games, and recipes accompany whimsical songs. Take Lisa's Silly Sing-Along with you wherever you go and get the high-spirited good times started. Includes a 10-song CD recorded by Lisa! 


I am excited to be able to offer my readers a great giveaway too!   One lucky reader will win the whole shebang below so don't forgot to comment, tweet and Facebook about this great contest: 
One winner will receive a Crayola "Inside the Crayon Box" prize pack that contains:
  • My First Crayola Washable Crayons, Markers & Stampers: just the right size and shape for little hands, toddlers can create bright and colorful designs with no caps to lose or no messy ink pads
  • Crayola Mess Free Color Wonder Tiny Tube: with over 10 ft of coloring, perforated activity pages, a carry-along handle and the ability to store markers inside, kids can color at home or on the road; markers magically appear only on the special Color Wonder paper, not on skin
  • Crayola Crystal Effect Window Markers: turn an ordinary window or mirror into a colorful crystal canvas and create amazing effects on an unexpected surface that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth
  • Crayola Washable Kaleidoscope Chalk: experience sidewalk art in amazing new ways, by drawing designs, putting on the 3D Kaleidoscope glasses and watching as creations pop up off the ground
  • Crayola Dry-Erase Bright Crayons: a dry-erase drawing and writing tool for kids that´s washable, smudge-proof, odorless, and will never dry out
  • Crayola Dual-Sided Dry Erase Board: a two-sided board that makes it fun and colorful to share eye-popping messages or track soccer schedules
a Rafflecopter giveaway "Disclosure: The Crayola "Inside the Crayon Box" prize pack, product information and prize pack for giveaway have been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark."


Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! My girls (and I) would have lots of fun with this!

Angie said...

Just opening a fresh box of crayons or an new set of markers set ideas in my head. I always thought Lisa loeb's voice was kind of soothing too. I always thought coloring was soothing. I sit down with my kids and color with them sometimes. I should do that more often

mahnrafjtb said...

I always seem to draw the same things, trees, Snoopy. I think this would help me be more creative and trying new things. I love using crayons.

Kim C. said...

I think having all these great items would help open my mind up to draw lots of things!

Stephanie said...

It would open my mind to use more color when I draw.

Anonymous said...

I love doing doodles when I am studying... having some great colours (instead of my boring blue pen) would be great for my doodles (but maybe not so great for my grades ;) ).

Kris said...

This is a great giveaway!

Lisa Robertson said...

I adore Lisa Loeb! Saw her in concert and she was great. Music and drawing are the perfect combo.

Diane N - Philzendia said...

My son would love this. He loves to draw and color.

Little Mama Meow said...

I think helping my son learn to use markers will help inspire me to be more creative

Jenn W. said...

This is a great giveaway! My kids and I LOVE to color, and get creative! Every time I open a box of Crayola crayons it takes me back to my own childhood!

morgin said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! My younger cousins would love this... maybe it would encourage them to finally stop drawing on the walls/tables and draw on paper!

Mellanhead said...

they would help us dance and have fun while drawing pictures

Yona Williams said...

Crayola offers tons of tools that help boost creativity~! Email: yona(at)