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

Use the widget below to leave a comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win! (If you’re reading this via email, please click over to the main post to leave your comment.)

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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.


  1. My daughter Ruby would love it all!

  2. My 5 and 6 year old sons would love these toys.

  3. Faye E. Hunt says:

    Super duper giveaway!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

  4. My daughter would love this!

  5. Beth Gillespie says:

    My super sweet son 5 year old Joshua would love these gifts! He is really into geography, we have been looking at a different country each week – he can point to South Africa, Brazil, USA, UK, France, Italy, Russia, China and India without any help!

  6. My kids would love this!

  7. All three of my kids would love this!

  8. My boys!

  9. My oldest son who is about to turn 6 would LOVE these!

  10. My second grader, Benjamin, would absolutely love this!!

  11. Steph Wakeem says:

    My sweet boy, Weston would love these!!!

  12. Everyone in our family would love the lighted globe and my boys would enjoy the laser pegs (the 2yo girl would be delighted by them too)!

  13. Amanda Medford says:

    My oldest, 5yrs old, would love this!

  14. My boy is already a builder but the Laser Pegs provide WOW for my 6 yr old girl – who likes to build – but wants a glamorous touch! This would be wonderful.
    Thanks for letting us know about them.

  15. I’d share these with my neices!

  16. This would definitely enhance our geography studies!

  17. My son would love the laser pegs!

  18. My only child would love these!

  19. My five-year-old son would love both of these giveaways. He saw the Laserpegs in a store and I couldn’t pull him away.

  20. Aimee Goddard says:

    My son Josiah would definitely love the pegs…he loves hands on things!
    (I did not know how to work the widget)

  21. This is great! My son & daughter would both love these giveaways!

  22. My son would love these!

  23. My daughter is only 5 months old…to be honest, I think my husband would love these! Does he count? :)

    She’ll be ready in a few years. We’re planning to help her become a science lover.

  24. willowblythe says:

    My little girl is enamored by the idea of living on a ball. What a great way to help her three year old brain visualize it, making sense of her world.

  25. Actually it is my almost 6 year old daughter who would LOVE the globe. We use Sonlight and after missionary letters, she always wants to know where they lived.
    Jenn @ Beautiful Calling’s latest post: Kinder’s ‘A Joy To Share’

  26. Wow! These would be some super gifts for the kiddos!

  27. My little nephew!

  28. My daughter would love these toys!

  29. What wonderful gifts!

  30. My oldest son, Simon (10 yrs) would simply love this!

  31. My niece would love these!

  32. Laura higginsdassance says:

    both of my kids would LOVE this! Thanks so much for the chance!

  33. My daughter would love these for sure!
    Lisa- The Domestic Life Stylist’s latest post: Incredible Online Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

  34. Courtney F. says:

    My 5 year old niece would love to receive these for Christmas! That would definitely help my wallet as well. I don’t know if I’d have cool presents otherwise. :)

  35. My nephew!
    Rebekah from Simply Rebekah’s latest post: How to Start a Cooking Club

  36. We only have 1 child – a boy, so he would so thrill to win this but I know the big boy (aka hubby) will join him in the fun too. Thanks for chance to win this great giveaway!

  37. My oldest son, who’s 5, which of course means the other two will immediately love them too!

  38. I think both of my boys would enjoy these items. My 8 year old would especially love the light toys and my 12 year old is always looking things up in our Atlas so I know he would love the globe!
    Micaela @MindfulMomma’s latest post: 3 Ways to Love Your Leftovers

  39. Michele Jeffers says:

    Wow! Thank you for showcasing these amazing products. I think my kids will LOVE these!

  40. My 2 older children would be into the globe… ages 9 and 7! And all 3 including my 5 year old would be excited to use the laser pegs.

  41. Both of our sons would LOVE them! Thanks for the chance!

  42. All of my kids would especially love the globe. They are fascinated by globes.