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 6 year old loves to create cards for family and friends. This caddy would be PERFECT for him since he always seems to leave a trail of supplies through the house!

  2. I have a budding artist that loves to study famous artists and then create his own works in their style. This week he is into cubism (Picasso)!
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  3. I have a five year old that loves to create houss, kites, and hats My three year old loves to draw anything purple!
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  4. My 6 year old daughter has given me so many of her drawings that I am not sure what to do. She completes about 4 a day and loves to illustrate stories (mostly about princesses!)

  5. My 3 year old loves to trace her hand and make different characters and tell stories for each character.

  6. My daughter would LOVE this … totally a budding artist. She’ll sit for hours, focused and happy, while working on an art project!
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  7. All three of my boys are budding artists and writers, and their little sister is following their lead (although it is still a challenge to make sure she draws on paper, and not on the walls!). My boys love to create their own comic books and illustrated chapter books. During the summer, they drew illustrations of every single character in the Harry Potter novels and taped them on the walls and ceiling of their bedroom!

  8. I have two artist/ writers in my house who would love that caddy with supplies.
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  9. I have a couple of aspiring artists in my home! My almost 4 year loves drawing animals and my 19 month old just loves scribbling with as many colors as he can fit on a page.

  10. #2 does nothing lately but draw draw draw. We’ve been thinking about getting him an art kit for Christmas- this is much better than anything we’ve looked at.

  11. My 4 1/2 year old had no interest in drawing or coloring or creating until this year. Now he loves it so much that we set up an art area in our family room. A day doesn’t go by without him coloring or drawing or creating some kind of art. Today, he wanted to make pop-up cards so we had to find instructions on the Internet. I love seeing his creativity bloom…and I love that his 2 year old sister is following in his foot steps.

  12. Gabrielle Eaton says:

    My 3yo makes wonderful “dry erase board” art…unfortunately, it isn’t permanent, so we sometimes try to take a photo before it gets wiped away.

  13. Jamie Fullman says:

    My 6 year old daughter and 8 year old son both love to create. My daughter does most of her creating in the evening, while my son creates during the day. This caddy would be a fabulous addition to gather our art supplies.

  14. Yes, I sure do have budding artists in my family! Both of my daughters love to create, but it is my oldest who is almost always found with pencils and paper in hand, imagination in full gear. She enjoys drawing and adding color with colored pencils. She currently loves fashion illustration, making mock-up catalog or magazine pages and designing floor plans. She also loves drawing silly creatures with quirky features and writing brief summaries about their personalities. It is a true delight to see the outpouring of creativity from this child!

  15. yes, they are really into creating their own comic strips…it’s so cute-

  16. My husband is a wonderful writer, so we’re hoping our kids follow in his footsteps! This caddy is beautiful and inspiring. :)

  17. My four year old is always making something. Her latest favourite is making little books. She draws the pictures and tells me what to write.
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  18. My 2-year-old loves coloring, but he hasn’t gotten much past the scribbling stage yet.

  19. Our budding artist wont be born until February, but since both of his parents are artists, this would be a great thing for Mom and Dad to use on birth announcements and then hand down as he gets old enough to start doing his own artistic things.

  20. Tweeted! @MomsGreenList
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  21. Oh, it is so neat!!!!

  22. Do you have a budding artist or writer in your family? What does he or she enjoy creating most?

    I have a couple of each in my family! My son’s are all great artist, and my daughter’s love writing!

  23. My son loves to draw pictures of all kinds. Today he came home with three truck drawings. He really gets excited if he can use his glue stick!

  24. Cherith Warner says:

    My 4 year old son loves to make ‘envelopes’ to give to people (mostly his grandparents). He traced his own hand and turned it into a turkey, and then made an envelope for one grandma…….Another project that he did completely on his own was to make an envelope with a bug (mosquito) drawn on it, that he could use to collect money that his preschool was collecting in order to be able to purchase mosquito nets for people in other countries to protect them from malaria.

  25. My son loves to write in his nature journal and collect leaves and other things from the outdoors to put in it. I encourage any activities that don’t involve technology. (as I am on the computer. ha ha)

  26. My daughter would make pictures and cards all day long if I let her, she is definitely a budding artist.

  27. No one in my family likes to write.

  28. My 3 year old loves to draw ships.

  29. WOW, that is so cute! I have a budding artist in my 6 year old. He has decided he wants to be an artist/baseball player when he grows up. ;0) As soon as we start school each day, he asks, “can it be art time now?”

  30. My daughter loves to draw people and I love to write lists! This caddy is beautiful!

  31. My boy enjoy modeling more than anything else.

  32. My girl loves to read. We have a budding writer on our hands!

  33. My five year old currently loves to make cards for friends and family. Her almost 3 year old sister just likes to draw on anything!
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  34. I tweeted this!!/paulanix
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  35. My toddler is SUCH a budding artist! She’s very into cutting right now… Today’s project was cutting paper dolls, then gluing them into scenes and covering them with glitter glue, etc. All her idea! All such fun!

    This caddy is beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE the contents!
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  36. Mother of Pearl says:

    My boy loves to sketch any trucks or construction machines that stop nearby, also we have a whole of fleet of drawings of shipwrecks from him.

  37. My daughter is a budding artist. She loves to draw with her markers.

  38. My 3 year old loves to draw and finger paint… I live in China and it is hard to find kid-friendly craft supplies so this would be a huge blessing for us!

  39. Claudia Matthews says:

    My 4 yr old loves creating for everyone he knows. He still needs help with writing everyones names on the cards but he sure tries. The best part is the stick figures he draws of everyone.

  40. My daughter loves to use finger paints to draw animals & flowers

  41. Mandi Bozarth says:

    This caddy is amazing. I would love to have it. My 6 year old keeps a daily journal of writing and drawing. And my three year old loves to draw and write her name. We spend at least an hour everyday at the table drawing and writing. Even my two year old twins join in most days.

  42. sarah chrastina says:

    Our 7 year old daughter is an artist and writer… LOVES drawing pictures for others with a whole story to go with the creation.

  43. My niece Riley is a budding artist and would love this!

  44. If there are two things my 9 year old Sam ( who happens to have Down Syndrome) loves, its creating any and everything and packing any and everything. What better combination than having a great place to “pack” some of his best creating tools!

  45. My daughter loves creating illustrations in colored pencil.
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  46. My 7 year old daughter loves to make books. She staples, draws and writes many stories in the paper books she makes. She is totally in love with art – this would be perfect for her:)

  47. My 3 year old loves to express himself with art. He’s really into drawing, painting, using modeling clay. Lately his favorite is getting “paint with water” his words for water colors.

  48. Wow – what a gorgeous gift! My 4yo is really into writing at the moment, she loves to make cards for her friends. My 18mo loves to “write” too, in very careful little scribbles. :)

  49. I tweeted about this giveaway too! Would really love to win…
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