Monday, February 16, 2009

*ENDED* Naturebag Giveaway!


Spring is just around the corner. All the signs of life start creeping out, and my guys love to be creeping right along side nature. We recently discovered Naturebag, and this has added a whole new dimension to our outdoor explorations. The Naturebag comes with a plethora of simple, eco-friendly items, that help you and your children find new ways to explore the outdoors. Here's what's included.

All Seasons Activity Book

No matter what time of year it is, there is a project in this book that you can do OUTDOORS with your kids. One of the hardest things about our first midwest winter has been figuring out what to do when it's cold and uninviting outside. We now have a list to check off, and we know everytime we step outside we're on a new adventure.

2 Leaf Viewers

Have you ever actually looked at the intricacy of a leaf? The leaf viewers are such simple things, but their picture frame view of a leafs insides help bring the plant world to life for you and your little ones. Just stick a leaf between the 2 sides, hold it up to the light, and you'l be amazed at what you see! Stretch a piece of saran wrap across the window and it will also work for snow flakes!

8 Coulorcards

These have sticky backs that allow you to attach leaves, flowers, pinestraw, feathers, or anything else your child finds that they want to hold onto.

Recycled Notebook

Or as my oldest calls it, his "handy dandy notebook." Bet you don't know where that one came from.

Recycled Pencil

This is actually made form recycled denim. Who knew!

Soy Based Crayons

Non-toxic is a plus. And when your crayons are down to scraps or have been smooshed into pieces, melt them all together to make a stained glass crayon!

Hemp Twine

The tie stuff! Make a bundle of leaves or a pretty bouquet for the table.

Organic Cotton Blindfold

One way to experience the sounds and smells of nature in a more heightened state is to disable other sense. Like sight. When a child is forced to listen, smell, and touch as their only means of discovery a whole new world opens up.

Rubberwood Magnifying Glass

I'm not a wood expert, but I know that Rubberwood is better. Here is why Naturebag says so

"Our magnifying glass is made from rubberwood. The wood from the ParĂ¡ Rubber tree is a strong, tightly grained wood that is ideal for toys. It is commonly cultivated in South America and Asia for its natural latex sap but when the trees have reached 30 years in age, sap production greatly diminishes. So, instead of these valuable trees going to waste, they are cut down for timber, and new rubber trees are planted to replenish the stock. Unlike mahogany or teak, rubberwood, is considered a sustainable source of wood."


As you can see there are innumerable ways to use the Naturebag. This set is so fun and so interactive that this also makes for a great new way to have parent/child time. Explore, have fun, learn. To get your own Naturebag you can purchase on from their website, or you can try to win one right here!

How To Enter: Go to Naturebag's website and tell me something about them, not mentioned here, in a comment below WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

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191 comments:

mverno said...

very few motorized items. as want to have children use imgatination

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

The bags are made with organic cotton from southern India. This is the coolest giveaway, I'd love this for my girls. Thanks for the chance to win!

jenny said...

please enter me infor this also i'm going to take one of your buttons for your up comeing event

Tiffany said...

children actually have to do the work, nothing do it for them,

mckenziesmother@hotmail.com

Eema-le said...

I love that this company was started by two moms. It makes it so much better.

Stephanie said...

naturebag was created by Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers, two Vancouver mums with one vision – to help children and their families reconnect with nature.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

gahome2mom said...

You didn't mention the Fair Trade information on their site. :) Thanks.

stepper997 said...

This was all created with the idea that kids should get out and be active!

Stacie said...

They do fundraising and you earn $10 for your cause for each naturebag sold.

judybrittle said...

A Nature Conservancy funded study found that direct experience with nature is the most highly cited influence on environmental attitude and conservation activism.
This is so wonderful! I love everything they do! Thank you so much

Jen said...

This all stemmed from the idea that two moms wanted their kids to reconnect with nature!

Maggie said...

They're fair trade. Yay! Thanks for the giveaway, it looks like a wonderful product.

mel said...

Designs because "Play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally"
I agree, put away the video games and get outside!

mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

mogrill said...

The bags are made from Organic Cotton! Cool!

mogrill@comcast.net

Heather said...

naturebag was created by Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers, two Vancouver mums! And they are both elementary teachers with four children total. What a great idea!

Nad said...

They abide by Fair Trade rules. That's awesome!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Pat said...

It was created by 2 moms who wanted their families to keep active and connect with nature.

patcharper[at]gmail[dot]com

sallyanne03 said...

The bag is made of organic cotton and the product is a Fair Trade product. Everything about this is wonderful, and in this age of technology, more and more kids don't get outside enough. I think this is great!

sallyanne03 said...

I followed you on twitter and tweeted the giveaway www.twitter.com/sallyanne03

PS said...

I thought this was well put, "In a world where electronics play such a large part in children's lives, staying connected with the outdoors is all the more important to maintain a psychological and spiritual balance."

Molly K said...

They thought about the environmental impact and chose to use recycled and organic materials in its creation.

Tanya Wilson said...

The bags are from India and made of organic cotton.

twincere[at]hotmail.com

Kristi said...

Play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally.

kristi2bsb@yahoo.com
love to win

mcveggie said...

What a cool giveaway, and a great website. I learned that the company was started by 2 moms- so sweet.
Thanks
veggiemcveggie(at)gmail(dot)com

Grammy Kay said...

These activities help prepare children to be future Stewards of the Planet.

grammykayg@gmail.com

A Mom After God's Own Heart said...

As a Canadian, I am very happy to see that this product is created by two Canadian moms from the Vancouver area! Very Cool!

aandsrempel@yahoo.ca

oona. said...

You can sell NatureBags as a school fundraiser! I am going to suggest this to the PTA as our school has a very strong environmental focus! My six year old would adore one of these kits!

Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

oona. said...

I am a follower :)
Thanks for the giveaway! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Amy, Jared, Cadance & Brody said...

I added baby fever button:)-1
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Amy, Jared, Cadance & Brody said...

I added baby fever button-2
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Marianna said...

Their bags and bandanas are certified Fairtrade products.

greenmamaspad(at)gmail(dot)com

Marianna said...

i have your button on my sidebar

greenmamaspad(at)gmail(dot)com

Marianna said...

i have your baby fever button on my blog. :)

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Marianna said...

I posted it on my blog.

http://greenmamaspad.blogspot.com/2009/02/green-giveaways-friday_20.html

Marianna said...

i tweeted.

http://twitter.com/GreenMamasPad/status/1233090245

MindPulse said...

In producing naturebag, they have been conscious of leaving the smallest ecological footprint possible by using recycled, fairtrade and organic materials.

dangotmail AT yahoo DOT com

kat said...

This statement struck me:

A Nature Conservancy funded study found that direct experience with nature is the most highly cited influence on environmental attitude and conservation activism.

I like companies which provide honest to goodness explanations why you must buy their products =)

katch05 at gmail dot com

ktanjatk said...

Their bags and the blindfolds are made with organic cotton in K.V. Kuppam, southern India, situated inland to the west of Madras!

Thanks :)

Lucero said...

What a way to use their combined education! A Masters in Environmental Education and an International Business Degree have helped these two smart ladies develop their product. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it is obviously good for the economies of the countries where the raw materials are produced.
sharon(at)earthformed(dot)com

Jodi said...

Naturebags was developed by Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

M's Mommy said...

I love that the product is a FairTrade product - so important!
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wigget said...

Play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally.

bison61 said...

their pencil used to be a blue jeans!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Kaitlin said...

I learned that I can buy the Naturebag from 4 online Canadian retailers- very cool! Something to consider if I don't win.

kaitlinklaas[at]gmail[dot]com

Elissa said...

My son would absolutely love this! They use recycled and organic materials.

elissa at huebert dot org

Staci said...

Naturebag was created by two moms with teaching and business experience and 4 kids. Such a great idea to keep kids interacting with the environment!
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Staci said...

Faved you on Technorati-MommaStaciA.
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mgster said...

wow...this is a great prize! Love it! Please enter me in your contest. My preschool class would love this!

JamericanSpice said...

Play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally.

calliemist@yahoo.com

ReinyDey said...

naturebag was created by Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers, two Vancouver mums with one vision – to help children and their families reconnect with nature.

seeclouise@gmail.com

YZgirl4 said...

I am always about supporting fair trade, glad so see another fair trade company out there!

yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]com

ProjectHope7 said...

love this bag... i know the kids will be fighting over who gets it... guess we all need to get a few of them... love this statement on their site..."play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally." think this goes for all ages...2-92!

great giveaway.

cathy b
projecthope 7 at gmail dot com
http://insearchofthebest.blogspot.com

lace said...

naturebag was created by Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers, two Vancouver mums

Lucero said...

Your baby fever button is on my blog: http://www.thebabyfund.com

sharon(at)earthformed(dot)com

Lucero said...

I follow you on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/earthformed/status/1261056725

sharon(at)earthformed(dot)com

Lucero said...

Sidebar button: http://reviews.earthformed.com

sharon(at)earthformed(dot)com


Thanks for the opportunity to enter :)

Lucero said...

If already subscribe to your blog on Google Reader as Lucero.

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Lucero said...

http://geckospyker.stumbleupon.com for your link in my stumble faves

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Lucero said...

http://technorati.com/faves/geckospyker to find your link in my Technorati blog favorites.

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Lucero said...

I blogged your contest: http://garden.earthformed.com/2009/02/have-your-children-participate-in-nature/

sharon(at)earthformed(dot)com

Elisabet said...

They provide reviews from consumers of their products.
Elisabet

Erin said...

As they say, play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally---and the Nature Bag can help keep your child outside. Thanks for the giveaway!

emhagedon at gmail

Sherry R said...

The natural world offers a vitalizing alternative to the activities and distractions of the modern world. naturebag prompts hands on, curiosity led explorations and encourages engagement with and respect for the natural world.

Mommy T said...

they only b&m retailers are all in Canada. :( But you can buy online, too!

susan said...

I was glad to see that they promote Fair Trade. A lot of companies do not!

Tammy said...

"In producing naturebag, we have been conscious of leaving the smallest ecological footprint possible by using recycled, fairtrade and organic materials." That sounds great!

janetfaye said...

Play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

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lilly said...

i love the out gear!

i follow the blog and twitter

mgoetzinger at Blumes.net

Amy Wilges said...

how fun is THIS! my kiddos LOVE nature and exploring outdoors. we are contantly learning new things! :)

Amy W.
wilgeshouse@mchsi.com

Composing Hallelujahs said...

oh this is so nifty! we use the handbook of nature study for our homeschool science and this would be so great... so i'll probably have to get four!

i love that they use "fair trade" materials!

Amy said...

Love the giveaway. My kids would just have a cool time with those goodies. Kids love the outdoor's!
hugs
amy

Sonya said...

A Nature Conservancy funded study found that direct experience with nature is the most highly cited influence on environmental attitude and conservation activism.

drumoo said...

Wow, what a cool concept to fight that couch potato syndrome! And organic cotton from India? There are going to be some happy children this summer!

Pat said...

Naturebag was created by two Vancouver moms to help children and their families reconnect with nature.
pkildow at gmail dot com

Marie said...

What a great company, I think it's wonderful that they felt it was important "to consider our environmental impact when creating naturebag, so we chose to use recycled and organic materials in its creation.”

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

bison61 said...

Our bags and the blindfolds are made with organic cotton in K.V. Kuppam, southern India

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Tylerpants said...

Naturebags are produced by using recycled, fairtrade and organic materials.

ky2here said...

This all stemmed from the idea that two moms wanted their kids to reconnect with nature.

purango said...

The bags are made in India using organic cotton. garrettsambo@aol.com

Deb said...

Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers are the owners. Thanks for this great giveaway.

Candie said...

Their bags are made in India. Thank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

A said...

The nature bag is sold in stores in Canada only! But you can order it online anywhere else.

Xenia said...

The bag is made out of organic cotton from India and looks like a great thing for families.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Mommykat007 said...

Naturebag was created by Sylvie de Sousa and Katharine Byers, two Vancouver mums with one vision – to help children and their families reconnect with nature.

My son loves anything dealing with nature. Our local library have backpacks that can be checked out that are filled with all kinds of interesting books about plants and animals, and insects that they may see while on their hike. Everytime we go he wants to check on out. Thanks for the chance!

Cassie said...

I learned that the bags and bandanas made by Naturebag are certified Fairtrade products.
Cassie
cjm92995@yahoo.com

cathy2406 said...

The bag is organic cotton from India and the activities were created to get kids outside and to appreciate nature.ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

Rockin' Mama said...

They use recycled, fairtrade and organic materials for the bags.
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Taylor said...

In a world where electronics play such a large part in children's lives, staying connected with the outdoors is all the more important to maintain a psychological and spiritual balance which I find necessary and a Must! skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Taylor said...

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Heather said...

"Play and interaction with the natural world has been seen to help calm a person both physically and mentally."

We could use a little calm around here, that's for sure. lol

Laureen said...

The bag and blindfold are made from organic AND FairTrade cotton. Awesome!

Thanks for the chance!

lmarston at yahoo dot com

lilyk said...

The bags are made with organic cotton from southern India.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Laureen said...

The bag and blindfold are made from FairTrade organic cotton. Awesome!

Thanks for the chance!

lmarston at yahoo dot com

Leah said...

Naturebag is listed as a resource by the Children and Nature Network for their NEW Nature Club for Families Toolkit. That's such stellar news!

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

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Leah said...

I stumbled this give~away! : )))

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Leah said...

And, I faved you on technorati....user name: leahita.

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Thanks again for this give~away.

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Laureen said...

I subscribed. (Sorry for the double post!)

Thanks.

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Donna said...

The bags are made with organic cotton from southern India.
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