Contests, Giveaways, and More—Including $20,000 for One Lucky School!

What would you do if your school won $20,000? It could happen! Scroll down to get all the details.

Submit a comment to our blog to let us know which of this week’s freebies, giveaways, and goodies are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win Ollie’s School Day: A Yes-and-No Book from Holiday House. Students of all ages will get a kick from this story, which is equal parts sweet and silly. Submit your comment by 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, August 22, 2013, to be entered in our drawing. (Congratulations to Rhonda, who is our winner!)
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So here’s the scoop on the $20,000 giveaway: with the new Cash for Schools program from Classrooms by Walmart, your school can earn up to 4 percent back on purchases families make at The schools that earn the most will get bonus prizes, including $20,000 for one lucky school and prizes between $1,000 and $15,000 for the nine runners-up. Your principal needs to get the ball rolling to sign up your school. Share this link——and spread the word!
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Did someone say “free toys”? You heard that right—preschool teachers are eligible to win free toys from Playmobil for use in their classrooms. Best of all, 1,000 teachers will win! Enter now—plus get free lessons and activities especially for preschool—at This contest is open to preschool teachers only. Enter now!
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Preschool teachers, are you wondering how to assess what your little learners know and can do? Check out the free PreK readiness assessments from Handwriting Without Tears. These simple screeners will help you focus your lessons and share information with families.
Click here
to learn more!
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Here’s another great freebie for early childhood educators: ABC Mouse offers more than 3,000 learning activities for preschool and kindergarten. Best of all, the curriculum is free for schools! Sign up today at You’ll find games, printables, puzzles, songs, and much more!
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The goodies don’t end there, though. Elmer’s has dozens of free Common Core activities and a chance to win an Elmer’s prize pack! Hurry, this contest ends on September 30, 2013, so enter now!
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Do the arts play a part in your school? Add a dose of creativity with the Champion Creatively Alive Children series available free from Crayola. You’ll find flyers, guides, handouts, and more to connect creativity and infuse the arts throughout the school day. Click here to take a look!
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Now that’s an amazing assortment of contests and freebies! Don’t forget, submit a comment to our blog to share your favorite for a chance to win this week’s prize!


32 thoughts on “Contests, Giveaways, and More—Including $20,000 for One Lucky School!

  1. Love Love the Playmobil contest. I have always loved their products. My own kids played with them.
    Also like the walmart one. Think I would like the Ollie book too.

  2. I love the PLAYMOBIL contest. I have some Pre-K students this year along with my kindergarten so I will be entering this one!

  3. I love the Playmobil Contest & that is free to Preschool teachers. Thank you again for some great resources.

  4. Ollie’s School Day is exciting- an interactive read aloud. The Champion Creatively Alive Children series looks interesting and I will check it out.

  5. I have taken Handwriting without Tears and will be using it this year with my Pre 3’s. I also just purchased 3 tablets and am just learning all the great sites to use. I really need more technology for my school and myself!

  6. I would build a fabulous library within my classroom to house literature from all different genres. I would have levels 1,2 and 3. I would make sure that they were multicultural and a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books. I would have the book “Ollies School Day” as an opening reader to my class. I could incorporate so many writing activities and social studies and science within my grade. I would share with all my grade partners and have contests in reading and writing to make the year more interesting.

  7. I am a 2nd grade teacher and trying to earn my Masters in Library Media, so winning a free book would be AWESOME!

  8. I am a brand new Kindergarten teacher and being a first year teacher is very exciting! I would love to win any of the contests above because anything would be a great add to my new room! I am looking forward to starting off my career on a great note!

  9. I think the Playmobile contest is the best. They are such a wonderful toy for children. Children can really be creative and use their imaginations when they play with Playmobile.

  10. I would love to get some new toys for my Pre-K class and the books as well….we are going digital this year and it is a whole new experience for the teachers and children and always good to add to the experience. Thanks!

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