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. Carrie Visceglie says:

    Lately my daughter’s most interesting scientific discoveries have been about bugs. We recently had a cicada in our home and she’s still talking abut it 2 weeks later!

  2. my son’s most interesting scientific discoveries now are all about water and wet — catching and examining turtles, raisin elevators, looking at waterbugs with a magnifying glass, and the like.

  3. yes indeed, I like you on fb.

  4. My oldest is five, and she is currently loving anything to do with nature and the outdoors. I have been been taking advantage of that! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  5. I “liked” Imagine Childhood on facebook – wow what a neat place! Thanks for introducing me to them!
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  6. I liked ’em on facebook!

  7. Scientific discovery? One is way into understanding the circulatory system, one is in a constant search for dinosaur bones.

  8. My son is currently enjoying watching a caterpillar change into a moth.

  9. My 3 little girls are loving anything outdoors right now, especially butterflies!

  10. Amy Adams says:

    My daughter has been all about bugs lately. We spent forever outside yesterday just watching a praying mantis!

  11. Amy Adams says:

    I liked Imagine Childhood on FB!

  12. My girls like any experiment that has to do with going outside or cooking!
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  13. I “like” Imagine Childhood on Facebook.
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  14. Right now my boys are really into discovering bugs. This would be great for discovering microscopic bugs!

  15. Katie Anne says:

    Right now, my daughter is starting bird-watching. She spends a lot of time reading her books about birds and bird calls, learning about the different size and shape of eggs, nests, etc. My son has recently been fascinated with the ladybug life cycle, getting excited and showing me each time he finds evidence of one of the stages on our paper birch tree. Both are enjoying identifying the butterflies at the local butterfly house.

  16. Katie Anne says:

    “Liked” on FB!

  17. We are really into nature study right now. A Microscope would take this to a different level that the kids would love. Imagine looking at the heart of a sunflower up close!

    Oh it would be so lovely to win!
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  18. Liked on FB!!
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  19. We are currently intrigued by our vegetable garden and bees…great things to be learning about when it’s summer and you’re 5!

  20. The type of scientific discovery most interesting to my children right now is physics and how far an object can be displaced, ie. hurdling the lego starship in the space where it can be overtaking an opposing lego plane.
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  21. Christie says:

    My daughter and son both love the moon and stars right now. My son is 17 months and everytime we go outside in the evening he always finds the moon right away, points and say “look”. My daughter loves taking note of the different moon phases and how the stars are in different positions from when the last time she checked them out!

  22. Yep, I liked the company on facebook and it’s nice to see their products as I begin a year with kids about life science. THanks

  23. Christie says:

    I “liked” Imagine Childhood on facebook!

  24. Insects of all shapes and sizes!

  25. Anna Shearouse says:

    Bugs and anythings with nature and animals.

  26. Sharon horton says:

    We have been watching the grasshopers

  27. Caitlin Loverin says:

    My children are currently engrossed in plant discovery. We are gardening, dissecting, checking out the Botanical Garden, and looking for herbs on our hikes.

  28. Caitlin Loverin says:

    I liked imagine Childhood on Facebook.

  29. We have enjoyed studying birds & my kids love anything to do with animals! We live on a farm so this isn’t hard to study!

  30. I liked Imagine Childhood on FB.

  31. My kids are all about bugs lately. We have recently been invaded by fire ants so they are helping me find a natural killer/deterrent… so far equal is not working (bah!).

  32. I liked Imagine Childhood on Facebook :-)

  33. According to my 9 yr. old son, “Anything outside, bugs, sticks, leaves, and especially dirt. ” He’s facinated by the creativity of our Creator! Can’t wait to get started with our “Science in the Yard” this fall!!

  34. My girls are currently interested in how plants grow and composting- this year we’re growing our first garden!

  35. Right now we are being vistited by cicadas and they leave their shells everywhere. My son is so fascinated with them and collects them and put them in a jar. He spends tons of time examining them and pointing out the different parts of the body. He loves to run out and try to find more shells.

  36. My daughter is really interested in plants and gardening and we have been experimenting with sprouting avocado pits on our windowsills! What fun it would be to own our very own microscope!
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  37. I like Imagine Childhood on FB!
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  38. My 3 yr old daughter is interested in everything! … but if I have to choose… bumblebees, trees, and the process of planting a seed and then harvesting the fruit/vegetable months later. She’d love to explore another world with a microscope!

  39. Barefoot mama says:

    What a fun giveaway! Can’t believe it’s almost time to start school…YAY!!! I think I have more fun then they do:)

  40. Right now Doodlebug is really interested in animals.

  41. Hmmm favourite science for my three year old is fruits and vegetables and asking lots of questions about where they grow. I like to fill her in on nutritional facts too!
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  42. I like Imagine Childhood on Facebook – another fine page to tune into!
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  43. I’m pretty sure this isn’t exactly scientific, but my daughter would like to know how fairies do their work! What great products!

  44. Lisa Lindsey says:

    My son and I are about to embark on a journey through biology, beginning with the kingdoms of living things and ending with the human body. He has always loved to study insects, reptiles and animals, so I can only hope he will enjoy delving deeper. The ability to see the bits and pieces living things magnified will be a truly eye-opening experience for him!

  45. I liked them on FB!

  46. Probably something that involves a magnifying and glass, the sun and the power to start fire/ eliminate ants. :)