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. Jennifer says:

    What a great giveaway!!! My daughter loves everything outside.

  2. I just like Imagine Childhood on FB.

  3. Our current science discoveries are different forms and shapes and means of transportation of wildflower seeds, and how the fog comes from the ocean…

  4. I “liked” Imagine Childhood on Facebook.

  5. My daughter is definitely interested in the science behind our garden – what makes the plants grow, what happens when we water them, why bees like to visit the flowers, and so on.

  6. Like imagine Childhood on facebook

  7. My kids love everything science. They are very interested in learning how everything works, and why. Right now, Its solids, lkiquids and gas thats got them thinking. :)

  8. Stephanie says:

    I “liked” Imagine Childhood

  9. Stephanie says:

    My daughter and her daddy have been trying things out of the book Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes by Steve Spangler

  10. My daughter lately like to identify the variet of lizard in our area.

  11. My son will soon turn 6 years old. And he asks for a gift microscope. I hope we can find a good one. Thanks for the great article
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  12. My kids are most into insects right now, particularily dragonflies. They come out in droves at dusk every night, eating the bugs (mosquitoes!) and giving us quite a show!

  13. I liked them on Facebook!

    Thank you!

  14. I do like them on facebook
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  15. We are just starting our homeschooling adventure with a 1st grader and 4th grader. I can’t wait to explore science with them and find out what they love!
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  16. My daughter is still in awe of the lady bug pupae we found on a tree this spring. We brought a few home and they emerged a few days later. It was a moment where I knew, in my core, that homeschooling her next year will be the right choice. She’d be amazed about the world under a microscope!
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  17. I “liked” Imagine Childhood on facebook
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  18. Children are so naturally curious…what a great tool to provide for them to help nurture that! My children are right now curious about small ocean life.
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  19. I already “like” you on Facebook. Thanks!
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  20. Andrea R says:

    I like Imagine Childhood on FB

  21. Andrea R says:

    My daughter is really interested in how the foods she eats help her grow.

  22. Currently we are really into caterpillars and other bugs! Looking for little creatures everyday… :) we would Love to win!
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  23. My kids are really into the night sky right now.

  24. My kids are obsessed with anything they consider to be chemistry. They go through the pantry and mix things together just to see what will happen.

  25. I just liked Imagine Childhood on FB.

  26. My twins like to go on Safari hunts and look for bugs

  27. My 6 yo is really into “chemistry” experiments.

  28. liked them on facebook!

  29. I liked them on Facebook!
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  30. My kids are really into any kind of kitchen table experiment. This week was density with molasses, water and oil. It was a HUGE hit.
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  31. Wow! That microscope looks so cool! My sons are currently excited about “making chemicals” with vinegar and baking soda and different spices like turmeric and cinnamon. They love the ‘scope!

  32. My son is loving learning about birds. How they fly, different species, just anything and everything!

  33. Cool giveaway! I liked Imagine Childhood on FB.

  34. My sweet little ones just love to explore nature in it’s fullest right night. watching animals is a favorite for them. Thanks so much.

  35. My daughter is currently into plants and growing things! She is so excited to learn about seeds, flowers and all things growing! We also had a discussion about microscopes and what we could see with them if we had one recently! What an amazing give away thanks for the opportunity!

  36. I “liked” Imagine Childhood on facebook!!

  37. I liked IC on FB!

  38. stephanie bender says:

    We love the stuffed animals. My kids are getting ready to study leaves and rocks. They love science! Our latest experiment? How to make ice cream!

  39. I liked Imagine Childhood on Facebook!

  40. Currently my oldest is fascinated with all space related science and my younger ones explore the outdoors with scientific voracity.
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  41. The most exciting discovery around here right now is identifying a new (to us) insect or bird in our yard by using our field guides!
    Awesome giveaway!
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  42. I liked IC on FB.
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  43. My son is really interested in weather these days. We’d love to win a microscope! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I liked Imagine Childhood on FB!

  45. A lizard just climbed into our couch, so at the moment that has them fascinated :)

  46. What a fantastic giveaway–I am actually in the market for one of these, too! My son loves to do any science relating to nature right now: bugs, water, plants, you name it. We press it, name it, draw it, or capture it on camera 😉
    Sarah M
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  47. Also ‘liked’ you on facebook! Thanks again for the offer.

    Sarah M
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  48. Also ‘liked’ you on facebook! Thanks again for the offer.
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  49. My 4.5 yr old loves exploring our big backyard for metal! It’s amazing how many things he’s found!! Thanks!!

  50. Liked Imagine childhood on FB