Freebies and Contests: It’s March Madness Around Here!

I wish we had room on our blog to feature the Sweet 16 of freebies, contests, and other goodies, but it looks like instead we’ll have to go with the Final Four. Keep reading our blog, though; there’s more good stuff to come!


As the weather warms, now’s the time to teach students the importance of sun safety. Students in grades K-8 are invited to enter the the 2010 SunWise with SHADE poster contest. Get all the details at Hurry, contest entries are due April 7, 2010!


Get a big dose of springtime cheer with Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg Sweepstakes! You’ll have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Easter egg designed and hand-painted by Jan Brett or a set of three of Jan’s books. Entries must be postmarked by April 8, 2010. For more information, click here!


Drop Everything and Read Day is Monday, April 12. Get everything you need to prepare—activities, flyers, certificates, reproducibles, and much more—at Plus enter to win $250 for your library. Twenty-five libraries will win!


Have you seen the new materials available from the U.S. Mint? You’ll find free games, gadgets, web quests, lesson plans, and more. Cash in on these great resources and others at


And speaking of the Final Four, post a comment on our blog by Monday, March 29, 2010—I’ll send one winner four of my favorite books that I’ve received this week. (Who knows? If I get carried away, it might even be the Elite Eight.) Post your comment today!


PS: I just have to sneak in one more item: if you haven’t yet entered the Got 2B Safe! contest from Honeywell, do so today! You could win a $10,000 classroom makeover. Click here now; the contest ends Friday, March 26, 2010!

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8 thoughts on “Freebies and Contests: It’s March Madness Around Here!

  1. I just love the free stuff you are sending out! I use it often,and look forward to seeing another one come in!!!

  2. I am so glad I signed up for this blog! You keep me up-to-date on all kinds of freebies and contests! I’m always amazed at how many DIFFERENT ones you can find! Thanks for doing all the hard work for us!

  3. Love all of your tips & ideas. This is my first year as an Elementary School Librarian so I can use all the help I can get. Can’t wait to start advertising for D.E.A.R. Day!! Should be FUN!!!

  4. I really like your blog. I do family child care and it is really hard to afford to buy things for the day care in this economy. I have given a lot of providers your blog information. Susan

  5. I love this blog its the greatest. What a wonderful way to find out about freebies and contests. I teach for a cooperative preschool, and it can sometimes be isolating despite our wonderful Teachers Association. This blog helps me find new freebies and contests. Thank you for making my job easier.

  6. What a great blog! I’ve been following the regular Mailbox Blog for some time now, but I hadn’t realized that the Learning Magazine had a blog too! How exciting! I can’t wait to start working on some of the contests and freebies you’ve posted! Thanks for sharing them with all of us teachers!

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