Giveaway: Writing Caddy from Playful Learning

This giveaway has ended. Check back on Saturday, December 4 for the winner!

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

Today I’m giving away a Writing Caddy from Playful Learning.

This sweet caddy is practical–holding all your child’s art and writing supplies in one place. But it is also beautiful, inspiring your little one to sit down and create more often.

Valued at $128, this caddy is the perfect present for the budding author or artist in your life.

Learn more about this inspiring gift and how to win it.

When I first pulled the writing caddy out of its delivery box, I honestly let out a little squeal of delight. It is well-crafted and lovely, and my mind could already envision my six-year-old excitedly opening it on Christmas morning.

The caddy measures 10 inches square by 10 inches wide, and comes with several movable dividers that you can alter to fit your child’s writing needs. Organizational enthusiasts like myself will love that feature! I dislike toys and supplies that have multiple small parts, which often end up all over the table in a mess. But this writing station keeps everything together.

The sturdy handle makes it easy to carry upstairs and back down again without spilling–my son does much of his creating upstairs during rest time, so I know our caddy will be trekked up and down often.

Check out all the writing goodness that comes ready to stock your writing caddy (pictured above):

  • 20 Color Grip Markers
  • 12 Metallic Colored EcoPencils
  • 20 Junior Grip Triangular Colored Pencils
  • Grip Set (pencil, eraser and pencil sharpener)
  • 742 Alphabet Stickers
  • 16 Colored Crayon Rocks
  • 8 Blank Cards and Envelopes
  • Alphabet Stamps
  • Multi-Colored Ink Pad
  • Alphabet Chart by Handwriting Without Tears

These are high-quality supplies, not the cheap version that will break within a week of use.

The Playful Learning website was created by educator Mariah Bruehl, a mother of two young girls who wanted to translate her professional experience as a teacher to her time at home as a parent. Playful Learning owns a brick and mortar store in Sag Harbor, New York and also makes some of her favorite items available for online purchase.

Do your children love kits assembled in cute cases or bags? If so, they’ll adore the Playful Learning botanist’s kit, sewing kit, and tool kit. You can even purchase an empty caddy for your own projects or order a complete writing center for your home.

The writing caddy from Playful Learning is an heirloom piece–one you and your child will enjoy for years. Made from the highest quality materials, it would make a wonderful gift for the little writer in your life.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win your own Writing Caddy from Playful Learning!

How to win

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

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Do you have a budding artist or writer in your family? What does he or she enjoy creating most?

2. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, including @playfullearning, @simpleschool and the URL for this post. Your tweet could be something like:

I’m entering to win this sweet child’s writing caddy from @playfullearning & @simpleschool :

Then — this is importantyou need to come back and leave an additional comment here, telling me you tweeted. It won’t count otherwise.

This giveaway will end tonight, Tuesday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

Enter today’s other Home for the Holidays giveaways:

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. My little boy is just starting to get into art. He loves drawing with markers!

  2. My nine year old son has been creating books since he was three. We have hundreds of them, and I’ve only saved the “best”! He would love this!

  3. My son loves to cut and create paper creations and gifts for everyone, my daughter recently learned how to draw people and loves to make pictures of everyone’s families.

  4. I have a little gal who is into making “creations.” She takes whatever she can find- ribbon, fabric, empty containers, pipe cleaners, feathers, etc. and makes fabulous sculptures.

  5. My 5-year-old son is always drawing! He is very creative and is currently exploring drawing 3D. He is currently in kindergarten but I am considering homeschooling. This caddy is perfect – lots of room to keep all of his drawing items organized (& off the floor!).

  6. My daughter would LOVE this! She loves drawing and coloring best.

  7. This is great! My son loves to draw and color whales, fish, etc. :)
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  8. Oh boy would my daughter’s love this! The oldest loves to draw detailed pictures, and the youngest figures a picture isn’t finished until it has at least 15 colors on the page. Thanks!! madebymyrnie(at)gmail(dot)com
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  9. would love this for my family. I am making due with one that doesn’t have enough room for pens and pencils

  10. My 5 year old LOVES to write and draw. He has written a whole set of books which he has also illustrated. The main characters are sewer-surfing pigs!

  11. My 6yo started art classes this year and has been really enjoying them. His favorite thing to draw right now is a bow with arrows–his dad just made him a bow two weeks ago. My favorite thing–all of the “I Love mom” pics. :)
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  12. My daughter is into fashion design, I am looking into buying her a proper easel for Christmas. She’d love this caddy!
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  13. I have several grandchildren who love to write great stories and draw very interesting pictures! :-) They would love this!
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  14. my daughter (4) loves to draw and do mixed media. she is so cute, draws everything! would love to win this! 😉

  15. This is AMAZING!!! My 7 year old daughter is in 2nd grade and she can draw WAY better than I can. She would love something like this!

  16. My daughter is just starting to get into coloring, and she would love this :-)

  17. this would be fantastic for my son!

  18. My lovely is VERY into art and a little writing {we’re working on that part!} We have started an artist’s journal & have her working some with Draw. Write. Now. to jump start her process. This is an absolutely wonderful giveaway!!
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  19. I tweeted!
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  20. I have two budding artists, both of whom would go nuts over something like this. My son makes books. Lots of books. I need to buy stock in Bare books at my earliest opportunity :). To have a place for all of his art things would thrill him.

  21. Fantastic! My boys would love this!

  22. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  23. My daughter loves drawing. She’s mostly into drawing pictures of people, but she also likes drawing landscapes now and again. :)

  24. I tweeted about the giveaway! (Twitter ID: tashaswearingen)

  25. Do I ever! I have a little artist with an easel but he is always saying he doesn’t have a place to keep all his supplies. He loves creating – paintings, collages, all kinds of art. This is beautiful!
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  26. Beautiful! I have three who love love love to draw. I buy sketch books at the dollar store weekly it seems. They especially love toting a sketch book and pencils with them in the car and anytime we leave the house.

  27. my boy would LOVE this! his favorite thing to create right now is letters to loved ones & friends. he uses his crayons/markers/pens/pencils every single day. even when we’re on vacation, he’ll find a table and write to his heart’s content! thanks for the chance!!!

  28. My son loves to draw pictures of the buildings he wants to build when he grows up. He would love love love this caddy.

  29. My almost three year old loves cutting paper, making chalk drawings, sculpting with play dough and drawing with crayons. We also paint acrylic on canvas together and I love her dynamic brush strokes!

  30. My niece loves to draw and is always making special cards and pictures for everyone. She is so thoughtful and sweet!

  31. My daughter loves drawing her own creations, usually with a “frame” around the outside…she would love this!
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  32. I tweeted!
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  33. My daughter would be mad for this– it is so lovely!

  34. Fabulous giveaway. I have three boys, who all love to draw and paint. They would adore this caddy!

  35. Both of my daughters would love this! They draw, color, craft and knit constantly. What a beautiful storage item filled with goodies!

  36. Danielle A says:

    I have two little girls who love craft time…. They are always creating & they would love this to store their supplies in!

  37. I tweeted!

  38. We love coloring, painting, and drawing!

  39. Jill Moore says:

    This would be perfect for my 4 year old artist in training!

  40. As my husband & I are planning our new family…this would be so lovely to have!!! Being artists, creating is an important part of our family!

  41. my oldest boy is drawing and painting up a storm. i have given him his own moleskine cahier to keep his work. he loves his journal. what an amazing giveaway!

  42. My six year old daughter loves art, and often tells me that she wants to be an artist when she grows up. (She also wants to be a ballet teacher.)
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  43. I tweeted about it:!/Angie76/status/9493472859918336
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  44. My daughter is both a budding artist and writer! She enjoys drawing pictures of things she imagines like a “Super Bubble Machine” and pretending to write songs, although really she is just practicing her letters :)

  45. My son is excited about learning to write and has recently gotten into writing his own stories and illustrating them.
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  46. I def have a little budding artist…she constantly has a notepad in her hand and a pencil in her hair! lol She loves to draw pictures, almost collage style…but beautiful! She would so love to have that amazing giveaway!! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!!
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  47. My son Milo is obsessed with making paper trains. We’ve done a Thanksgiving Train, a Halloween Train, a Grandpa’s Birthday Train, etc, etc… We’re up to our ears in his train art! =)

  48. Excuse me, I just tweeted!

  49. my son loves to do any kind of art but painting is his fav!