Giveaway: Laser pegs light set & globe from HearthSong

This giveaway has ended and the winner will be announced soon!

Today is the first day of our annual Home for the Holidays week! Welcome to what will be a fun five days of giveaways, charity spotlights, and helpful holiday link round-ups from around the web.

I love HearthSong’s tagline–toys you’ll feel good about giving.

The company specializes in toys that encourage kids’ creativity and imagination–qualities desperately needed at this time of year–when we’re often bombarded with ads for tacky gizmos that seem enticing, but often don’t last very long.


HearthSong began in 1983, when founder Barbara Kane was struggling to find appropriate toys for her own children. I love her perspective:

“Earlier is not necessarily better. It’s important that children learn basic skills, but at the right developmental age. Most of all, children need time for creative, imaginative play. In fact, it is through play that children learn most readily.”

Continue reading to find out more about the two toys being offered to a lucky winner today!

Illuminated Earth Globe

I plan to give this globe to my geography-buff son Elijah–he’s into all things world-related at the moment!

I wasn’t sure what an illuminated globe would be like, but the light inside makes it easy to notice features that often get missed–like details in relief and the boundaries of countries.

The base of the globe is made of thick plastic, and appears extremely sturdy. I think it will hold up well to the not-so-delicate usage of my typical seven-year-old boy.

Laser Pegs Light Set

My daughter Trishna loves everything related to electricity and light bulbs, and she is going to flip with joy upon opening this laser pegs light up building set on Christmas Day.

The set includes 72 pieces your child can use to build whatever his or her heart desires–with directions included to create a tractor, dune buggy, or a mini bug.

I had a good time experimenting with the laser pegs myself–amazing fun! After constructing, your child can use the enclosed battery pack (requires 3 AA batteries) and cord to light up their creation.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win this laser peg building set and an illuminated globe from HearthSong!

How to win

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About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. Sara R says:

    Can I count as the one who would love the globe the most? I know my 6 year old would love it too. I think the Laser pegs would make a great gift for my friend’s sons.
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  2. Genevieve says:

    My daughter would love these! She enjoys Lego and Duplo and would love to add something cool like this to her collection.

  3. My son Carter BY FAR would love this!! He is who I thought of instantly when I started reading this post actually! :)

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  4. Emmalina says:

    My eldest boy would be so in love with these! I’ll definitely be checking out their catalogue : )
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  5. gaitha says:

    Love the globe!!

  6. marijoy says:

    I would love to give my children the world!! ;)

  7. Meg T says:

    My 6 year old son loves maps and globes!

  8. Yazmine says:

    I have two boys that are constantly building and creating. These would be perfect for them!

  9. nopinkhere says:

    Wow, those look fun! I didn’t actually look at our Hearthsong catalog; the kids swiped it.

  10. Brandi Marsolais says:

    My daughter would LOVE the laser pegs, she loves anything she can build with. We would both love the globe!

  11. Erin says:

    I love that site. So many fun things. Great giveaway
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  12. Casie says:

    My son would love the laser building set! He would go nuts over this!

  13. the pegs seem fun, but i’m mostly interested in the awesome globe!
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  14. Momma Eagle says:

    My son (age 7) would be the recipient, but I’m sure his oldest and youngest sister’s ( ages 17 and 3) would spend a great deal of time playing with him.
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  15. Ynez says:

    My 7 year old grandson and his 4 year old brother.

  16. Kathy says:

    My 6 year old son would love these. We like to identify places on maps and build with legos, so these two gifts would be a perfect fit for his interests.

  17. Pam in Missouri says:

    My builder/inventor/tinkerer kids would love those light up building sets. Awesome!

  18. Pamela says:

    I’ve never seen the laser peg building set. They look really cool.

  19. Wendy K. says:

    My 8 year old daughter has asked for a globe for Christmas and my 3 boys would enjoy the pegs!

  20. JenRay says:

    My 5-year-old would love both of these, but especially the globe. And I think my son would be pretty excited about light-up building materials. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Christy says:

    My 10 year old daughter would love the laser pegs light set. She is into legos and all kinds of building toys. I’ll have to go look at that set.
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  22. Rachael says:

    My {almost} 6 yr old boy would love this for Christmas! Awesome!

  23. Tracee says:

    My 13 year old son would love the light set and my 11 year old daughter would love the globe.
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  24. My 7 year old would love both of these.
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  25. Joyce M says:

    My 5yo girl would love to win the globe. Hubby’s cousin’s wife travel a lot for work and fun, and she looks to look up where they are going. :)
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  26. FM says:

    We love playing with flash lights and glow sticks in the dark. The laser peg light set would be welcomed by squeals and the illuminated earth globe would be great to learn more about our fascinating planet… and in the dark, too! Crossing our fingers here :) Thank you for this opportunity.

  27. Tawnya says:

    My daughters, 6 and 7 would LOVE LOVE these, especially the globe for our homeschool room.

  28. Debbie says:

    My almost 5 y/o son would love the globe!

  29. Robyn says:

    My daughter would love the laser pegs and we all would love the globe! Fun!

  30. Tracey says:

    I have a 6 year old who would absolutely love both of these fun products.
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  31. Kristen M. says:

    My 9 year old son just begged me to enter to win the pegs for him. :)

  32. Chloe S says:

    My daughter would love the globe!
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  33. Sara says:

    My 7-year-old son is a Lego maniac and would love building with these. The globe would be a big hit with both him and his younger sister!

  34. Amy says:

    My son would love this!
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  35. Courtney says:

    my kids would love these creative gifts!

  36. Trish says:

    My 7 year old daughter would love these!

  37. Danit says:

    Oh goodness, my kids would LOVE these! I love love love your blog, thanks so much for all you share!

  38. Dawn Klinge says:

    These gifts both look like something my son would love! Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway.

  39. Andrea Bauer says:

    My son would absolutely love the light-up globe! We have been blessed to have the opportunity to travel the world as of late with my husband’s music ministry and he is always asking perspective on where the countries are that we visit.

  40. Trish says:

    My 4 y/o would love the globe. Grace loves looking at the map.

  41. aimee says:

    definitely my 7 yr old son!

  42. Heather N says:

    I love Hearthsong! Such fun and unique items. Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. My little guy would LOVE building with the laser pegs–now and long into the future! The globe would be fantastic for the whole family!
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  44. Sarah says:

    I have 3 little boys and I know they will all love this

  45. Heather Rees says:

    The laser pegs would be a huge hit at our house!

  46. Melissa says:

    My boys would love these toys! Thanks!
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  47. April says:

    My son would love these! All of them he would have a blast with.

  48. Brenda says:

    Both of my kids (ages 5 & 7) would have a hoot with these! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  49. Nichole says:

    Honestly, I think all of us would enjoy each of these items (except the 1-year-old). We really need a globe!

  50. Chandra F says:

    Wow! Great giveaways. My kids would love either of these, the globe especially!