Giveaway: Microscope from Imagine Childhood (2 Winners!)

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

Welcome to Back to School week here at Simple Homeschool! This week I’m bringing you reviews and awesome chances to win–perfect for back to school planning time.

For this week’s final post, Imagine Childhood is giving away a microscope to two lucky winners!

Imagine Childhood is a unique online store filled with eco-friendly, high-quality, creative items that children love. I’ve known about it for a couple of years now, and it has become one of my favorite spots to browse for my kids’ birthday presents.

My six-year-old son absolutely adores their lifelike plush animal collection. (We gave him the great horned owl for his last birthday!) And I recently bought this adorable birdfeeder, which hangs outside our dining room and has provided both entertainment and nature study opportunities.

Imagine Childhood is a lovely place to browse for homeschool supplies because nearly everything in their store is both educational and fun. Older kids would enjoy their selection of outdoor nature kits and little ones would love the variety of building blocks. They also carry art supplies and imaginative books as well.

The staff at Imagine Childhood believe interacting with nature and their own imagination allow kids to simply and powerfully discover and learn about the world. They also write a popular blog sharing books, crafts, nature walks, and recipes.

Find out more about Imagine Childhood and how you can win.

For this giveaway, Sarah from Imagine Childhood sent me one of the microscopes they carry in the optics and navigation section of the store. The microscope is made by the Italian optical and sport company Konus. It arrived with the accessories in its own carrying case, which most kids will likely enjoy just as much as the microscope!

The microscope comes with over 80 accessories. You can even create your own slides using the enclosed microtome, a tool that slices food items into slivers so you can examine them. Magnifications go from 100 up to 1200.

It comes complete with a viewer, wall projector, and a projector on paper (for drawing). You can illuminate the microscope using either a mirror or a battery powered light. The body of the microscope is extremely durable, making it a good choice as a first microscope for younger children in your homeschool.

Two Simple Homeschool readers will receive a microscope from Imagine Childhood!

How to win

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

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What type of scientific discovery is currently most interesting to your children? (If you are reading this in an email, you must click over to enter your comment!)

2. ‘Like’ Imagine Childhood on Facebook. Then — this is importantyou need to come back and leave an additional comment here, telling me you have done so.

Imagine Childhood is also offering all Simple Homeschool readers 10% off any items in their store between now and August 8th. Get an extra 5% off after liking their page on Facebook, for a total of 15% off! Just use the code ‘simplehomeschool’ at checkout.

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

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. Bugs. My kids are currently obsessed with trying to catch butterflies, fireflies, worms, spiders, any bug. They like to look them up online and watch them for a bit before I have to force them to release them.

  2. My oldest is really into botany right now. This will be our first year homeschooling so this microscope would be fantastic!
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  3. Like on facebook!!!

  4. Bugs are the thing around here! Thanks for the giveaways!

  5. Melanie Rudd says:

    My kids are really into nature study-my son is fascinated with the animal kingdom and my daughter loves all things nature!

    Thanks for the great giveway!

  6. Heather Mattison says:

    My 11 year was just learning about circuits and electricity. We did a great project of creating a quiz for our local 4-H club using electricity.

  7. Heather Mattison says:

    Like on Facebook!

  8. Definitely bugs. :) It’s a great summer time science activity!
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  9. Like on facebook
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  10. Right now, my kids are really into astronomy and the Mars Rovers that JPL sent/is sending to mars. But, I’m sure a new microscope would inspire them to look at the local flaura and fauna as well. Thanks for the chance!
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  11. Just hit “like” on FB. Didn’t realize they had a page there!
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  12. Jennifer says:

    My boys love bugs, and anything else that crawls around outside! How much fun would it be to look at their wings and legs under a microscope!!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Like on Facebook!


  15. Christine says:

    He loves geology. The crystal growing kits woul be a great birthday gift for him.

  16. Christine says:

    I ‘Liked’ Imagine Childhood on Facebook.

  17. Lindsay Sledge says:

    Worms!! We started our own worm bin this summer, and my kids find them very interesting.

  18. Lindsay Sledge says:

    “liked” on facebook!

  19. Andrea H says:

    Gooey science experiments, our little growing garden, and bugs.

  20. Jennifer Jones says:

    I liked Imagine Childhood on fb. :)

  21. My kids are very interested in exploring and learning about bugs these days.

  22. I like Imagine Childhood on Facebook.

  23. Jennifer Jones says:

    My kids like anything to do with dissecting things. They are also interested in learning about sea life. 😉

  24. I think I would have to say my youngest daughter is enjoying watching the apples and pears grow in our backyard.
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  25. My kids are really into bugs and insects right now. I’m sure they love looking at some of the small bugs they find under the microscope!

  26. My son is very interested in nature. He loves exploring with a magnifying glass and is just itching to look at things even closer! He’s nine and ready to look at things in further detail…..would really enjoy the microscope. Wishing myself luck!!

  27. I like Imagine Childhood on FB!

  28. I have “liked” Imagine Homeschool on Facebook! Looks like a great company!

  29. Oops……I meant I liked Imagine Childhood on Facebook!! Thinking about Simple Homeschool at the same time as I typed……

  30. My child loves anything to do with bugs! We spend quite a bit of time outside watching them :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. I also liked on Facebook!

  32. OUr current fascination is looking at bugs up close and personal – with a lovely magnifying glass received at Christmas from Imagine Childhood.
    And, I love the store so much I would like them on Facebook, I don’t subscribe.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.
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  33. Anything astronomical. My daughter loves to tell me the names of stars and recount anything bigger than our sun.

  34. Germs! They’re apparently the most exciting things that ever existed. Who knew?

  35. Liked on FB.

  36. Oh my….what aren’t they into?! The solar system currently takes first place, and we are absorbing details and images as fast as I can dig up the resources.

  37. Jennifer Collins says:

    My children are currently most interested in Technology Science- how people are discovering ways to do things faster, more efficiently, smaller, more easily… Computer Science, Automotive Science, Rocket Science, Marine Technology… these are the fields that entrance them.

  38. Rhiannon says:

    My children are most interested in plants and how are 6 foot tall sunflowers grew from half inch seeds. They love science of all sorts. The garden provides a lot of opportunity to study.

  39. Jennifer Collins says:

    I liked Imagine Childhood on Facebook!

  40. my little guy just said he likes planets & volcanoes:)

  41. I liked Imagine Childhood on Facebook. :)

  42. What a wonderful opportunity for some lucky kids to peek into a whole new world through the lens of a microscope.

  43. My son just finished a summer camp through the parkd istrict so he’s all about bugs and beaver damns! We would love a microscope- I bought a cheap one, not worth it…

  44. Oops – I forgot to tell you that I liked on facebook!

  45. Stephanie l says:

    We discovered a dead dragonfly the other day and my girls were fascinated to see it up close. Would love to win this to explore more up close nature and bugs!

  46. That’s a tough question! Everything is so new and exciting to toddlers. Pretty much everything we do is a scientific experiment. :)
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  47. Nature study is big at our house. Just simply observing nature, chronicling what we find inour nature journals and using various field guides to help us identify what we’ve found. I’m sure a microscope would be a fascinating addition/next step for us.

  48. Liked Imagine Childhood.

  49. My daughter is obsessed with farm animals, I actually found a book that the FFA use so she can learn about livestock this year

  50. Added myself to the like list at Imagine Childhood.