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 oldest(13) and youngest(3) love all things crafty/artsy. the little one just got done painting and now both of them are making snowflakes out of popcicle sticks!

  2. I have 4 kids who love art! One child especially loves to make drawings. This mom would love a way to keep all their art/writing supplies neat and organized! What a wonderful idea!

  3. Lisa Rogers says:

    My ten year old daughter would love this caddy! She has Aspergers and expresses herself beautifully through art. She appreciates items that are organized well and would be delighted with this gift for Christmas.


  4. We do an art project a day at my house. Anything that requires glue or scissors is a hit.

  5. My 5 year old is just learning to read and write. It is so much fun to see him writing his first awkward and often backwards words! This caddy is a beautiful way to encourage writing (& organizing!).

  6. Hanna DeMaster says:

    My 3 year old is constantly begging me to do “projects” with him (his word for all things crafty). What a fabulous way to keep things organized!

  7. Oh I was looking at this caddy last week. What a great giveway! My son is nearly 4 1/2 and he’s really into painting and using chalk.

  8. My budding writer is 4 and he loves to write about what Daddy does at work and his plans for his future visits at Granma’s farm.

  9. My 4-year-old would love this! Although he’s not much of an artist, he is a born story-teller, and will be churning out books all by himself in just a few years.

  10. My daughter is a budding artist. She loves creating with all sorts of medium – paint, glitter, play doh, etc!
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  11. My middle son is our budding artist and he delights in creating comic strips. He has been developing comic books since he was 9 years old but drawing since he could pick up a writing implement.
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  12. My son loves to paint and color. I would love this to keep his art materials organized!

  13. We´re all artists at home! And we would love to have a specific place where to keep our supplies organized. (Our favorites are visual arts and music). I´m loving these giveaways!
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  14. That has got to be the coolest writing caddy I’ve seen! My daughters would love it or the botanist kit, either one! Thanks again for the great giveaway!

  15. I home-school my 4 kids and they spend much of their time crafting. My six year old in particular would LOVE this caddy. She often states, ‘I am an artist’. She is so creative.

  16. This giveaway is just great. We are all artists at home and we will finally have a specific place where to organize our creative materials. Thanks for the opportunity. I´m reentring this comment because I don´t see the previous one I posted, sorry in case it´s dupplicated.
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  17. My son, Karl, 5, loves to draw snails right now. He also likes us to write out sample words, which he then copies and posts up around the house, such as “Please do not disturb.”

  18. my kiddos are still quite young, (3 + 2yo twins), but my little girl is my budding artist. give her watercolors or finger paint and she’s happy for an hour.

  19. My little girl who just turn to 3 loves to paint with her fingers and my little boy who is just 1 started to enjoy art. That will be a great gift for them and me want to organize the supplies.

    Thank you~

  20. Kristen T. says:

    I love, love, love this caddy so very much! My 4 1/2 year old loves anything art-related, but can be found drawing with colored pencils, markers, and crayons most of the time.

  21. My oldest is extremely artsy and would love this caddy.
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  22. I tweeted it!
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  23. We all love art and being creative!

  24. I have a 9, 7 and 6 year old that love drawing. They’re favorite time of the day is when we turn on Mark Kistler Art School and they learn to sketch something new. They can’t get enough of it!!

  25. How fun! My little one (3yrs) loves to colour. This would be great for storing all his supplies!

  26. My daughter loves to make cards and drawings. She takes after her daddy in the creative dept.
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  27. My daughter loves crafts and art of all kinds.
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  28. My 9 year old son LOVES to write & draw. He will get up early in the morning to do his writing for school. It is so fun to see how he uses descriptive words and how his writing is truly budding!

  29. My daughter loves to “write” and even though she has just started knowing her letters, she “writes” pages and pages of stories. I love it.

  30. My oldest is 5 and he loves to draw all kinds of animals and insects, and he is very good at it.

  31. I have a writer who has just learned to write the alphabet! She loves to write letters and this writing caddy is wonderful!

  32. My daughter is definitely a budding artist. She loves to create pictures and projects. Give her markers, crayons, glue and scissors and she’ll create her own masterpiece.

  33. My budding artist enjoys pencil sketching, origami and knitting.

  34. we have both. my daughter especially loves to create things from found objects or scraps from our art supplies.
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  35. What a neat design! My four year old daughter is the artist in residence at our house. This caddy would be the perfect addition for her “studio” as she calls it.

  36. I’ve got two budding artists…and one storyteller although it’ll be a few more years until he can write his own tales. LOVE this giveaway, but I’m not a tweeter.
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  37. My daughter just started a sketchbook (gift from Grandma) that she loves to create crayon self-portraits in. This sweet caddy would be a brilliant creative addition!

  38. Terrie Smith says:

    I’d love to have this little art caddy for when the grandchildren come to visit! They are all buddy artists!

  39. My middle son is a FABULOUS artist and his creations amaze me.
    He has little stories that go along with everything he draws….and I normally try to build off of things in our homeschool curriculum for art projects.

    Whether its knights and dragons or dinosaurs in a modern styled home 😉

    I love encouraging him to be a creator and I love his originality…
    this would be a STELLAR Christmas gift <3

    Thank you for making me aware of such a great set!

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  40. I have several budding artists in my family. My oldest two (twins) are in college – both taking art classes. One of my younger girls (almost 11) is can draw very detailed pictures . . . I imagine her going far with it as she uses it for God’s glory. Would so love to win for her! :)
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  41. My son enjoys coloring a lot with crayons & markers…too young to create anything but scribbles at the moment.

  42. And tweeted! (MamaofaDozen)
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  43. Julie Gonsalves says:

    I have a 5-year-old who IS an artist- just ask her! Almost every day she is busy making personal artwork and writing notes for people. She would love the art supplies and I would love to see them organized!

  44. I have 2 budding artists, ohhh i love this! and the organization would be awesome but the style of it is exquisite.
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  45. My son is still on the early side of learning to create, but he loves drawing with crayons!

  46. I have TWO budding artists – and a teeny living space that needs to be organized all the time so this would be wonderful. My girls (4 and 6) love drawing pictures of our family and making cards for our extended family who don’t live close. Love it !

  47. My son loves to color (he’s only 2) and water colors is his new favorite thing–though he usually paints with more water than color!

  48. I tweeted!

  49. I tweeted it!
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