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. We are in to nature (specifically whatever we see on walks) and the digestive system.

  2. What type of scientific discovery is currently most interesting to your children?

    my oldest is really into rocks and minerals, and my youngest 2 like anything that has to do with animals!

  3. Just liked Imagine Childhood on facebook :)

  4. Kristi F. says:

    My little one is a preschooler, so pretty much any discovery is exciting to him! He is currently fascinated with animals and dirt though.

  5. What a great giveaway–I want it for me! (er, uh, I mean, for my daughter). She, by the way, is most interested in the many treasures she gathers as she walks–sticks, feathers, leaves, etc. Wouldn’t it be fun to examine some under this new microscope? Thanks for the chance.
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  6. my daughter is very fascinated with insects and spiders lately. We watched a spider catch and wrap up an ant, and then discussed how spiders are really helpful as they get rid of the pests(ants) that are in our house.

  7. I just like Imagine Childhood on FB.

  8. We’ve spent the summer planning Bug Safari VBS and all things bug are her focus at the moment!

  9. Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Both my boys love to get a close look at insects and all crawly things this summer.

  10. Just liked Imagine Childhood on facebook!

  11. Jelinda P. says:

    Their current science interest is involved with water, since Texas is in such a drought. We are examining evaporating water, soil water absorption, plants’ reactions to water (and the lack thereof). Trying to turn the drought into a learning opportunity

  12. Our kids are mostly into experimenting with mixing everything. Food, water/dirt, you name it. They’re excited to see what the outcome might be with each concoction.

  13. I’ve like the page on facebook.

  14. Bugs! My little guy got a bug collecting kit for his birthday and he loves catching the bugs and observing them.

  15. My little ones are fascinated with roly polies and most any creepy crawly things right now. They would have have a blast if we win!

  16. Bugs are the fascination of the moment! It could be because we are having mysterious appearances of tiny black ants in various places around our house. Just when we think we’ve gotten rid of them, they turn up somewhere new!
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  17. marta suarez says:

    My daughter is really into insects. She is fascinated by the four stages of life. She loves caterpillars, spiders, and……big cats.

  18. marta suarez says:

    Went of Facebook and now I “like” Imagine Childhood. Thanks.

  19. My daughter loves reading science magazines and reading about new inventions, especially robotics.

  20. I’ve got three boys who are very interested in bugs these days. It would be amazing to win a microscope!

  21. how lightning was discovered! thanks for the great giveaway.

  22. Charmaine Balmer says:

    My kids love to inspect bugs and insects and anything strange looking they might discover!!

  23. Mine are still pretty young, but they love animals and bugs and LOVE dirt and water!

  24. we are studying states of matter right now

  25. I like Imagine Childhood on FB

  26. nopinkhere says:

    My son is learning about the circulatory system. He’s fascinated by white blood cells. Mostly because of a They Might Be Giants song called The Bloodmobile.

  27. James likes the plants in the back yard!

  28. My oldest has been leading the middle child on a hunt for interesting nature artifacts and is particularly interested in seeds.

  29. It’s time for our beach vacation, so my kids are interested in anything that lives in the ocean right now!
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  30. My kids have been wanting to dissect every dead bug they find (gross!!!).

  31. Just Like Imagine Childhood on Facebook.
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  32. I “liked” Image Childhood and thanks again for introducing me to yet another awesome store :-)

  33. We spent time in our yard and outdoor play kitchen a lot. My little one likes watching little insects that appear in the garden. Cooking in her outdoor kitchen. Recreating what she learned in her real life. These are what she made today:

    It will be cool to look at flowers, leaves and insects in details.
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  34. Science interest? BUGS! of course. Thanks for this opportunity

  35. Right now, my little guy is interested in dinosaurs. Fun stuff.
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  36. My children love animals, we currently are studying in detail one teddy bear hamster, a betta, and 5 painted lady chrysallis, and a guinea pig in addition to the usual backyard creatures. They love finding food for them right in our yard and pantry!

  37. Liked them on FB… what a great opportunity. Our bug viewers are always full!

  38. Anything about bugs and worms!

  39. Liked imagine childhood on fb
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  40. Jennifer H. says:

    Our current favorite mode is exploring Everything with the five senses. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. My almost-four-year-old is fascinated by bones and skeletons. We recently finally took her to see the dinosaur bones, and she was “explaining” to all her older cousins that the dinosaurs were dead and that when we die, we will leave our bones behind us too!

  42. Currently my kids are most interested in the earth sciences: rocks, minerals and space.

  43. I *liked* Imagine Childhood on FB.

  44. We’ve been studying about Benjamin Franklin. Electricity seems to be catching everyones attention right now.
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  45. My kids love to dig in the dirt right now and look for worms and bugs.

  46. Jessica M says:

    My kids are learning all about the ocean right now and really enjoying it!

  47. Jessica M says:

    I like Imagine Childhood on Facebook!

  48. My grandsons both love everything they can learn about all animals! Thanks!

  49. Adriana Watt says:

    My son wants to mix things up. Chemistry is his interest. But my girls want to know about flowers and insects.

  50. Adriana Watt says:

    I like on facebook as well.