Lego Duplo: A lesson & a GIVEAWAY!!

by Ashley on November 15, 2012

in Contest, Lego Duplo

It’s hard to believe that with November already half over (seriously, HALF OVER!) Christmas is just around the corner.  Stores are filling up with all things red, green and sparkly, houses slowly being covered in tacky & obnoxious lovely lights & talk of Christmas pagents around the dinner table.

It’s a time of year that holds joy, memories, laughter and family, it’s one of my favourites.  I love the music, the emotions, the traditions (the cookies) and now that I’m a mother, the opportunity to teach our girls about the Spirit of giving.

Each year as we wade our way into the Christmas season Corey and I spend a great deal of time trying to ward off the “Gimmies” and promote the “Givies”.  We want our girls’ desire to give to others to be greater than their desire to receive, most of all we want them to understand that Christmas isn’t at all about the gifts under the tree but the people around it and the gift that God’s given in Jesus’ birth.

As they get older the lessons are beginning to sink in for them and some of the traditions we’ve set in place are starting to make sense.  Every year I organize a food drive for the company I work for.  It’s a wonderful event that never ceases to bring tears to my eyes as I watch mountains of food be unloaded for those who’s tummies are hungry.  Being that Bethany & Audrey come to work with me, they’ve been able to experience the joy of giving through these Food drives each year.  From the invitations in the mail, to the pick ups at each business, to the doors of the Food bank our girls see the good that comes from people. They see the blessings in the bags of groceries and they’re learning that the tears in the eyes of their Momma & their Grammy are tears of thankfulness and blessing.  They’re learning that giving strikes deep into the core of who  you are and can be such a great joy!

This year, we have another great giving opportunity from our friends at Lego!

This year Lego Duplo is showcasing 8 of the hottest toys for the holidays and they want to give 1 lucky Our Family Stone reader the opportunity to win their favourites!

Here’s how you win:

1. Take a look at the image below, see those 8 amazing Lego Duplo sets?  Look at them carefully, think hard about who you know that might LOVE a chance to play with them.

2. Leave me a comment telling me which 4 Lego Duplo Sets  you like to win and why!

3. The winner will receive those exact 4 sets, mailed to them before the holidays, prewrapped!!  (They thought of everything!)

1. Snow White’s Cottage, 2. Play with Numbers, 3. My First Zoo, 4. Brick Box, 5. Creative Cakes, 6. My First Supermarket, 7. Sleeping Beauty’s Room, 8. Play with Letters

That’s it!  It’s that simple.  Check them out, leave a comment and cross your fingers!  Then think about who you’re going to share that awesome Lego goodness with!

Contest details: This contest is open to residents of CANADA only, it will close November 20th 2013 and the winner will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.  This giveaway is time sensitive in order for you to receive your products on time and it’s super important I receive your information right away :).  Also keep in mind you’re free to enter across multiple blogs for this contest but may only claim 1 prize!

Disclosure: I am a LEGO DUPLO Play Agent and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own
Cindy November 15, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Ooh, I love duplo, both my kiddos play with it constantly. We already have the Snow White set at out house and it is an important part of our set as a whole. Nice to have girl characters you know?! We have lots of friends who would love to receive any of the above sets. If I were to choose four, I would go with numbers 3, 5, 6, and 7. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Ada November 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

1,3,5,6 because it would make great christmas present for my niece! As for creative cakes, i might play with that myself lol

Jennifer November 16, 2012 at 5:46 am

3,4,6,8 I would split these up between my two nephews who are 2 and my 3 year old son! they look fantastic!
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Annie @ It's just my life... November 16, 2012 at 6:04 am

I loved Duplo when my kids were younger so much fun to play with. Even I loved playing with them.
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pam November 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

Hello ~

Such a nice post. I would love to win and would pick # 1, 5, 6 and 7. Happy Holidays!

Insane Mamacita November 16, 2012 at 6:36 am

Love Lego! I would love play with numbers and letters, the zoo, and the supermarket.
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Kelly @ City Mom November 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

How awesome!

1. Creative cakes
2. Snow White’s Cottage
3. My First Supermarket
4. Play with Numbers
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Christy November 16, 2012 at 8:14 am

Lego giveaway?! Sweet!!! I’d take the my first zoo for Jude who is obsessed with animal lately, Creative Cakes for Olivia who loves to help with baking, and the play with letters and numbers sets to add some learning in as Jude gets older. I had no idea dupli had so much variety now! Very cool. Hope I win! ;)

Jonnie (JB) November 16, 2012 at 8:17 am

I would love # 3, 4, 5 & 6
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melissa Nielsen November 16, 2012 at 8:24 am

2,3,4,8 love the learning aspects!!

SnyMed November 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

Our 5 kids, 2-7 years old would all enjoy playing with these!

Here are the steps that jump out at me:
#3 My First Zoo
#5 Creative Cakes
#6 My First Supermarket
#7 Sleeping Beauty’s Room

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Brandi November 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

1,3,5,7 would be great choices for both my son and daughter to enjoy! :)
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Angela Mitchell November 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I would choose 2, 3, 6, and 8 for my kids.

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Nicole | Domesticated Momma November 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

My son and daughter would both love to play with Lego Duplo.
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Nicole | Domesticated Momma November 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Here’s my choices of the 4 sets:
*Snow White’s Castle
*My Super Market
*My First Zoo
*Creative Cakes
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angela m November 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I would choose the
Snow White’s Cottage
Creative Cakes
My First Supermarket
Sleeping Beauty’s Room
Because I have two little girls who would have so much fun with them
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Marianne November 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I would love 1,3,4 and 7. I have 2 girlies of myself and a niece and nephew who would love these.
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Kelsey November 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Haha my husband would love to play with all of them, yes even the princess sets! He loves to play lego with Addison. I would choose:
1. Snow White’s Cottage
2. Play with Letters (Addison loves her letters!)
3. Brick box
4. Creative Cakes because Addison loves to bake!

Koala Mama November 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

My little ones are almost 5 (girl) and almost 3 (boy). My daughter would love 1 and 7 because she plays with them at preschool and talks about them non-stop :) My son has recently been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and is a visual learner so 3 and 6 would be right up his alley. In the spirit of your post, I would ask my kids to pick one each to keep and one each to donate. My 3 year old might not get it but my 5 year old would think that’s cool.

Kristina November 18, 2012 at 12:08 am

Hey, still reading your blog!
Would love for this to go to some kids who don’t have a ton in my church! Not sure which ones are best, if I win, I would TOTALLY trust you to make a mom decision here and figure out which could go to those in need.
Kristina

angela November 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

i would LOVE LOVE LOVE ” creative cakes”, “my first zoo”, “play with numbers” and “play with letters”. Hope I commented in time! I usually check your blog regularly, but I’ve been out of my routine.

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