Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Giveaway! new mini mag for kids: Action Pack

Have you heard the news? Kathreen, of Whip Up fame, has created something new and wonderful-  and I'm thrilled to share it with all of you! Her first edition of a new downloadable magazine for kids has just been released. It 's called Action Pack and is aimed at the 7+ crowd. I've always felt that there weren't enough enticing projects for this age group.  Action Pack hits the mark perfectly for children who want a little more independence, but need help coming up with good ideas of what to do and make. Here is their philosophy:
 - We see kids as competent, creative and capable people. We believe that our kids are resourceful and clever and we try to enable them to develop their independence and creative minds within a secure and nurturing environment.
- We see learning opportunities everywhere. Learning should and can be fun. But we also know that parents are busy and cannot realistically be spending all weekend ‘playing’ with their kids. We want kids to get off the couch, away from the computer and learn the value and fun in making and doing stuff.

My sentiments, exactly! This issue's focus is based on beeswax and origami and is beautifully done. Clear instructions and beautiful photos. Although my daughter is still only six, she has a big brother to help her. Action Pack will be a wonderful opportunity for them to:  work together, create together, bake together, and draw together.  You can read more about it here or just take a peek below...



I'm obviously very excited about it for my own children, but I'm also excited for yours. Kathreen not only generously sent me a copy to review, she is offering a free copy to 5 of you! That's right 5! Your odds just increased.  Please leave a comment between now and 9pm EST on Thursday. Comments are now closed. I'll announce the randomly picked winners on Friday morning along with the final giveaway of the week. Good Luck! Pin It

120 comments:

  1. What a fun week you are having!
    Thanks for sharing this offer. I have 4 kids in her market demographics so we would love to win. Anymore news for us on the book? I can't wait!

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  2. Fabulous find! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I work with 5-8 year old kids in an Afterschool program and am always on the lookout for cool project ideas, especially ones that relate to their real world and use natural materials. Would love to have a copy! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I'm very curious to Action Pack!

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  5. I have almost two kids who are older than 7. (The almost one is 6 3/4!) I've been going back and forth about ordering a copy and now I'll just have to wait to see if I win one. :)

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  6. Wow- that's looks like fun! I have someone right smack dab in that demographic.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  7. This would be SO much fun to share with my grandchildren! Would love to win a copy!

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  8. This looks like so much fun! My son would love to have a copy!

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  9. Oh I saw this on whipup and thought how cool!! And now you are giving it away!! double cool!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

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  10. What an awesome giveaway! I think my boy would have a blast with this!

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  11. Oh! *crosses fingers* This would be so perfect for my eight year old!

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  12. I saw this earlier today and thought "what a great idea!" I'm always on the lookout for new project to do with my children. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  13. Looks great! We love projects!

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  14. This is great! I have 2 boys in this age (almost, next month he's turning 7 ;) )Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  15. This is so exciting. What I love best is that its gender friendly. yay.

    thericebabies (at) ymail (dot) com

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  16. Such a great idea for older children. thanks for a great giveaway

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  17. Oh, this looks awesome!! I love this whole idea -- thank you!!!

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  18. This looks great! I do big brothers/big sisters, and I'm always looking for ways to get my little to do creative things, color outside the lines, etc.

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  19. This is awesome! I brought home a kids craft book yesterday, and my girls have worked there way through three of the crafts already! This book would bring hours of fun for my girls. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  20. My grandchildren would love this, and I would love creating with them! Thanks for the kind offer.

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  21. My grandchildren would love this and I would love creating with them! Thank you for your kind offer.

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  22. Oh this is perfect for my crafty girl!!!
    Thanks ladies!
    ~ joey ~

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  23. That's great! It would be so useful for me. :)

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  24. This would be perfect for entertaining my seven school-aged siblings while I am hanging out with them on their Spring Break. So fun! We had already planned a lip balm making day :)

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  25. So excited to find out about this on Whip up! So much fun to be had!

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  26. This looks wonderful! My daughter would love to do these activities with me on her spring break.

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  27. So excited to see something geared towards children 7+. My boys are 6.5 and 8.5 and it can be a hard age to find stimulating and effective activities for. Looking forward to hearing more about it!

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  28. This looks so cool! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  29. I will *find* a child old enough to enjoy this, it's so cool! :)

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  30. hee hee! I would have liked to win one but I already bought a copy before I saw your post! I haven't had a chance to read every page - but I love what I've seen so far and my daughter is totally excited about it. Only now she wants to keep bees in addition to her flock of chickens. . .

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  31. I've been looking at this website all day -- this issue really intrigues me because our first bunches of honeybees arrive in 3 weeks!

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  32. this looks so awesome! i have seen it popping up around the web. i love the target age group! so nice to have more options for them. they do grow up so quickly!

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  33. Loved the concept of this when I read about it in the whip up post. Would love to win and use with my kids

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  34. This looks so cute. I know it is full of stuff my kids would love! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

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  35. Another great giveaway! My eldest would love this :)

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  36. Oh this looks awesome! I would love to win, but if I don't I'm going to buy one. I love finding great things for my kids to do.

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  37. My daughter is probably slightly older than most of the target audience, but she loves quick and easy crafts... it's the only kind she likes! I think she might find this interesting, plus my 2 year old loved the photo of the bee.

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  38. 5 winners... if not now, when?

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  39. this looks great! Dana [danainalaska (at) yahoo. com]

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  40. It looks really cute and useful. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  41. My kids would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. My boys are going to flip!!! : )
    espmax(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. What a great idea for a mini-mag! I'm sure all my kids would love the projects. thanks for the chance.

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  44. great book for my niece and nephew.

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  45. ooh! count me in. aburkman@hotmail.com

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  46. great giveaway - as a mom of 6 and 7 1/2 yo girls who do drawing and crafty in most of their free time this woudl be appreciated and well used!

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  47. Another fabulous giveaway - thanks Maya. My little boy is 7 in 3 weeks, (he has a 5yr old sister who likes to join in!) so this magazine would be perfect to spark new ideas.

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  48. Wow, this looks fabulous! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  49. what a brilliant, nurturing and exciting idea. me and my little ones would love the opportunity to win this giveaway, what a delight. and thank you for an absolutely inspiring blog, cannot wait for the book.

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  50. Oh, WOW! This right up my girlet's alley! She would be in heaven!

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  51. This would be perfect for my poppets. Thanks!

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  52. what a lovely week of giveaways you're having! thank you so much

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  53. This looks fabulous! Thanks for the give-away.

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  54. I know my grandkids would enjoy this. they are so artistically talented! thanks for the chance.

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  55. I have been seeing this pop up all over blogland but had yet to see what was actually in the issue. Origami and beeswax is very, very cool!

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  56. Thanks for the chance...I have one (or two or three) who would LOVE this.

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  57. Oh please, please, please! I would love to win this giveaway. My daughter is almost 5, her cousin is 10, and they both love to do crafts. It warms my heart to see them work together. Her cousin very patiently guides my little one. When my daughter can't do something, her cousin does it willingly for her. I can imagine them working on projects from the magazine together. Thanks for the giveaway! hjnagel at hotmail dot com

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  58. Yes, I read about this, somewhere in blogland.. Sounds fantastic! Please count me in; thank you!

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  59. Another great give-away! What a great way to cure the end of winter/ c'mon spring blues! This looks like a great publication and at $5? Amazing value!

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  60. Oh! This looks fabulous! I agree with you, the craft books seem to skip this age group. We would love, love this here in our home!

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  61. another great giveaway Maya. Thanks for sharing. This looks so beautiful and lots of fun! Will cross my fingers for good luck. Thanks!

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  62. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  63. This magazine looks great! What a wonderful giveaway!!

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  64. My daughter is 7 and I know she would love this, so would I!! :)

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  65. so fun! i want it for....ME!

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  66. I am so excited about this magazine. We are slowly trying to unplug our house and this magazine looks like a great addition to our arsenal when we hear "what can we do?".

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  67. What a great recommendation--perfect for our homeschool family. Here's crossing my fingers for the giveaway.

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  68. Oh I have seen this and really would love it for my girls! The few ideas that have been shown look spectacular, I can only imagine how great this little mag is on the inside!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Michelle
    www.falafelandthebee.com

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  69. As a former Primary teacher - I say "Way to GO!!!" This is brilliant and I want to affirm Kathreen for encouraging kids to get off the couch and explore their creative side. I have two littlies that would even love doing some of the things listed (We have made boats together before), so I'm sure younger kids would also benefit if their parents have the time to explore it with them :)

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  70. That sounds wonderful! Fingers crossed :-)

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  71. oooh! this looks like a lot of fun!
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. we have a two week spring break coming and i have four sons! would love some ideas to keep them busy.

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  73. Exciting! I'm always looking for new fun things to do with my boys!

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  74. Oh my daughter would LOVE this!! She is 7 1/2 and crazy about crafting so I know this would be a hit with her :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. Great! It looks super awesome!

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  76. That sound very interesting I have a 9 years old son who's very creative but needs just that-ideas. Thanks.

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  77. How fantastic! Always looking for things to do with my little brother. :)

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  78. Awesome giveaway. My son would love it :)

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  79. This is a wonderful idea! I love the project and I think children would have really great fun! Thank you!

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  80. I'd love to have a new resource for some springtime fun with my lads!

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  81. Would love a copy for my curious eight year old, thanks for the chance.

    Erin F

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  82. What a fantastic idea! My kids would absolutely love this!!!

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  83. FANTASTICO! Thanks for this fun opportunity! I will pass along the magazine info. to my family. :)
    Susanna

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  84. ohhhhh so lovely!
    please please, I hope it is for me and my girl :)

    catarina

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  85. This sounds and looks great!

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  86. This looks wonderful! Maybe activities like these will help my 4 year old not desperately yearn to go to school and get away from me.

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  87. This looks WONDERFUL! Just the ticket for keeping my 3 girls amused! Thanks for the chance.

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  88. I'm a children's librarian, and would LOVE to check this out! What a great idea...

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  89. Love, love your blog.. it is pure inspiration for me. I home school a very creative and crafty 10 year old and this book looks like it was made for her! wow.

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  90. This looks so interesting. I'm sure my oldest would enjoy it. If I don't win it I'm sure I'll just have to purchase it myself. :)

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  91. Wow! what a week! Thanks for the opportunity! The magazine looks great!

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  92. This looks wonderful...my children will love it! :) Your blog is such an inspiration.
    Thank you.

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  93. My daughter is only four, so probably a little young for most of these projects, but I've been itching to buy this mini mag! Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

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  94. What a wonderful idea!!! Fingers crossed!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

    bibanon1 [at] gmail.com

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  95. I think this magazine would end up becoming very dog eared from the use. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. This sounds amazing - perfect for my oldest. We're looking for fun new ways to fill those warm summer days.

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  97. Oooh! My freshly turned 7 year old would love this. Honestly, I might love it just as much. Thanks!

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  98. What a fabulous idea! My son is only 4...but my husband works with the Cub Scouts (ages 8-10). This would be an amazing resource!

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win a copy, with March breaking lurking around the corner, it would be fab to have some fresh ideas to do with my 3 kids.

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  100. cool! we'd love to take a look.

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  101. Sounds like fun! Love the candle making ideas.

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  102. I'm very excited about Action Pack. I'd love to win a copy for my kiddos -- thanks for the chance! If not, I'll definitely be purchasing one. A great idea!

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  103. Perfect timing -- our Spring Break starts next week and I could use some new, fun ideas! Thanks for the give-away!

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  104. A wonderful resource, thank you!

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  105. Ooooh, looks amazing! Would love this for my girls...

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  106. Sounds like a wonderful magazine - I'm sure my daughter would love to have a look...

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  107. This is really cool. My 7 year old son will love It!

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  108. This looks amazing-will definately check it out.
    Justine

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  109. oh, I'd love to win! we love everything about beeswax around here! nancywalters44@hotmail.com

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  110. this is great--i know a big kid who might even have as much fun as the wee ones! (mamas always enjoying the parallel experience of being kids again, don't we?) thanks for sharing!

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  111. What a fantastic idea, congratulations Kathreen and thanks so mich for sharing it. WOuld love to win, fingers crossed. Laney :)

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  112. sounds super ...right up my 8 yo grand daughter's alley... and science experiments for Grandpa to do with her ( retired engineer LOL)! Please add me to the drawing and if I win ( please please please) I will pass it on to those two!

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  113. My kids would get a huge kick out of this!!!

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  114. Oh my kids would love this!
    selahmama4(at)yahoo(dot)com

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