Giveaway: Binocular Adventure Package from Imagine Childhood

This giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned to find out the winner this weekend!

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 15 giveaways across the entire network this week—all great gift ideas, perfect for the holidays.

Today I’m excited to be giving away a prize that my kids will love receiving this Christmas, and I think yours will as well.

It’s this binocular adventure package from Imagine Childhood–full of goodies to help your children both play and learn as they go about their outdoor adventures.

This gift comes ready to stimulate hours of creative, educational exploration.

Learn more about what is included in this prize and how to win.

This package includes the following 12 items:

With this kit your child will have all he needs to head outside and begin exploring. My family and I recently moved to a home on two woodsy acres, complete with plenty of new birds to observe in the trees on our property. So I was excited to try out the binoculars in this package.

Made by the company Konus, this pair is compact for little hands and the rubber covering makes it easy to hold while also adding extra durability. It’s simple to focus and the magnification brings the trees and their inhabitants up close and personal. (I think we might also take them when we see the Nutcracker in a few weeks!) This is a solid starting pair of binoculars for a beginning observer.

Being a fan of bags, I especially love the backpack that is a part of this prize. It is clearly made to last and extremely sturdy. Crafted from organic cotton, it also features non-toxic dyes, sustainable wood and recycled plastic components, and adjustable shoulder straps. It’s also PVC free.

The nature cards included in this set have already been put to good use in our home. They have been helping us identify the flora and fauna in our local area. I’ve personally learned so much from having these on hand. We also like the poster versions.

The founders of Imagine Childhood believe that “children should experience the world through their own eyes, ears, fingers, and toes. That direct interaction with nature is the best way to learn about the world, and that open-ended imaginative play is the best way to learn about what it could be.” The quality toys that fill their store reflect this belief in the beauty of childhood.

I often visit Imagine Childhood when birthday or holiday time rolls around and I need a gift for one of my little people. Check out their online holiday gift guide to gather more ideas for the children in your life.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win a binocular adventure package from Imagine Childhood!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What child in your life would most enjoy this prize?

2. For an extra entry, follow both Simple Homeschool and Imagine Childhood on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you include both our Twitter handles and this post’s URL. Your tweet can be something like this:

Win a binocular adventure package from @barnstories on @simpleschool ! #Giveaway #Christmas

After you tweet this is importantyou need to come back and leave an additional comment here, telling me you have done so.

This giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned to find out the winner this weekend!

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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. Rob Kaminski says:

    Our 3 year old daughter, Reilly, would love this present. We live in the country, which has many advantages, but also means that there are no friends close by. Fortunately she loves being outside and is extremely curious to learn about birds (we keep a journal of all birds seen on our property), bugs and everything else out there. Our second child is due any day, so we are trying to provide Reilly with special activities like this to help her with the adjustment. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. My 5 year old son, Troy, would LOVE this!!! He’s my adventurer for sure!

  3. My Gillian is an artist and would love this. She has asked for drawing supplies and books to learn to draw animals well. I think this kit would help her study her subjects in their environment.
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  4. Cool! My daughter and I would use these to watch the birds in our large mountain ash tree!

  5. My son would really appreciate this kit. He is especially into tying knots lately, so the book would be a highlight.

  6. My eldest son is a real investigator, I think he would love this
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  7. Both of my big kids would love this!

  8. My oldest two boys would love to play with this during their outdoor adventures.

  9. Both my five year old twins would love this pack! We love to go hiking in the woods, and this kit would be perfect for that.
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  10. My daughter Emma would love this!

  11. My 5 year old daughter would love this prize. She is an animal and nature girl all the way. She has yet to pick up a doll, but loves to watch pigeons, robins, and crows when they land on our deck railing. She shushed us when we were talking too loud near a birds nest because she wanted the babies to rest! She loves being outside and building “water systems” (her words, for real) in the mud. She would be thrilled to win this package. Thanks.

  12. My 5 year old tree hugger would absolutely love this, she’d have to share with her little sister but so much fun to explore!

  13. Oh, boy…hard question is, whether this would stay at our house, for our every-curious daughter, or go west to our nephews and nieces in IN…..

  14. My son would most enjoy the binoculars, though my daughters are a pretty close second!

  15. Kimberly Young says:

    My 9 year old son has always been fascinated with tracking things, listening to birds, enjoying God’s creation all around us!! He would be thrilled to receive this!! (And to be honest, the other kids would love it, too!)

  16. I tweeted! (k8brown)

  17. my 8 yr old loves to be outside — by herself or with her sibs….this would make a beautiful gift for her!
    We are even doing a bird unit in homeschooling right now, which would make it a “curriculum based” gift ! {hee hee}

  18. My daughter, Sophie, would love this !

  19. My 5yo son Cash, would love this! He loves binoculars.

  20. I would love to give this to our little friend Cameron, who is just starting his homeschool journey.
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  21. Boy… that’s a tough one. It would have to be one of my oldest two children. My son LOVES to have outdoor adventures, but my daughter is also very into nature. What a great pack!
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  22. My son Joseph would love using these out in our woods and by our creek out back!

  23. My son is a nature lover, too! He’d have a GREAT time with this stuff- thanks!

  24. Any one of my boys would have a good time with this, but especially my middle one!

  25. My nephew, Evan, would LOVE this! (I’m sure his younger sisters would enjoy it as well.) :)

  26. What a fun giveaway! Either of my boys would looove it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. My oldest daughter is already stealing my binoculars, looking through scopes for Tundra Swans, and spotting flora and fauna on our nature walks. She would adore this package.

  28. It would be hard to say which son would love this more but I know for certain we’d love it as a family. Several months ago I returned to work full time and have found our family exploring time cut back to the few and far between. I’ve been making a conscious effort to get everyone out more again and this would be perfect in helping us get back to some of the things we love. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  29. That’s hard, I think both my kids would love and use this prize. They are both into bird watching, hiking, and we would all use the guides!

  30. My son would love this exploration set!

  31. My oldest son would love this!

  32. I have two Naturalist Teachers in the growing! Both my boys are nature lovers and devour anything outdoor, science, nature related.
    This kit would be loved, loved and loved some more. We are always collecting snails, (we have 7 in a tank in my dinning room right now). Growing caterpillars and thinking of enticing ways we can attract wildlife to our garden habitats. We are always thinking of interesting ways to incorporate the outdoors into our home school curriculum, this kit would help immensely.
    Happy Holidays Everyone.

  33. This looks like a fabulous set for homeschooling kids of all ages. It’s a perfect tool for nature booking.

  34. My 7 year old daughter Courtney would love this gift! She wants to be a naturalist when she grows up, and even now conducts “nature detective” classes with her younger siblings and neighborhood kids. She is always looking for a place to build her nature center anytime we are driving around. She checks out nonfiction books and documentaries from the library. I think she knows more about animals, bugs, and plants than I do!

  35. My Sophia — middle child, free spirit, and nature lover! You should see all of the things I find in her pockets (new additions to her “nature collection”). Only this morning, running for the school bus, she discovered a tree in our yard that bears tiny acorns and she ran to it in her school shoes and got them all muddy (and was nearly late for the bus)!

  36. My son loves exploring new things…so I think he would love this!!!

  37. My grandson

  38. My 4-yr-old son would most definitely enjoy having this kit. He’s in the “exploring” stage right now, drawing maps of just about anything he’s about to do…even help setting up and decorating the Christmas tree.

  39. My nephews just moved overseas and would love the adventure pack to explore their new environment!

  40. Our 4 year old explorer would love love this kit!

  41. It’s a toss up if my oldest or second would enjoy this more. We’d probably learn lots more lessons on sharing and kindness if we win this.
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  42. My daughter would LOVE this!! I’ve got my fingers crossed for a win! 😉

  43. Both my son and daughter would both love this! We live in the country and they are loving exploring their surroundings. Thanks for the chance!

  44. My 2yo would definitely fight his 5yo brother to use the binoculars! But I think the older brother would benefit the most from this giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. My sister-in-law could so use this! Just started homeschooling this year her 3 girls!

  46. HollymMead says:

    My little nephew would LOVE this, little Jr. Park Ranger that he is!

  47. My 7 year old daughter would love this set! This summer we moved into a new (older) house in 2 1/2 acres of wooded bliss. C loves to go exploring outside, but her more timid nature keeps her from checking things out up close and personal. An exploring kit like this would help her to bring the wild out doors a little closer to her comfort zone. Thank you for the chance!
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  48. Candice Wise says:

    my oldest would enjoy this when we go camping which is every weekend in the summer

  49. Just tweeted! I am ATHDolls on Twitter.

  50. My five year old son would definitely love this !
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