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. I have a budding artist, and she enjoys anything that allows her to draw and write or create!
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  2. My budding artist gets frustrated sometimes when all his arts supplies are not collected in a single portable container when the creativity strikes. Such a caddy would be very appreciated.

  3. How neat! Right now my oldest son loves to draw, mostly cars and construction scenes. So fun to watch. :)
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  4. My budding artist (5 years old) loves to draw. Her favorite subjects are the Super Mario Brothers characters, princesses, fairies and unicorns. She would love a caddy like this!
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  5. Our kids love glue! Anything with gobs of glue and they are happy…mom not so much.
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  6. OMG!!! I’m so excited that you are giving this away!!! My daughter would adore this! She is only 3 1/2 but is very eager to learn to write and read. She is always asking me to help her write her letters and do her sounds.

  7. I tweeted it too!!! Though I hope you dont mind that I copied your example because I’m not good at tweeting – thanks for the example.

  8. I have a budding artist though right now he mostly scribbles 😉

  9. I have 3 budding artists here at home, all of them just practicing the art of getting their imaginations down on paper. They would love to share this beautiful set!

  10. I tweeted

  11. Everyone is artist in many ways. I have a young budding artist who loves to paint, coloring, cutting papers, and practicing sewing like his mom. There are many more things we want to explore such as tie dye, knitting, so on. Right now, he is into creating the pretend journey with tools of crayons, color papers, strings, hand-made puppets, whatever he could think of. His little brother is following in his steps. The Writing Caddy would definitely come in handy for them (and yes, I admit it would help keep art supplies organized!) Thanks for sharing.

  12. My 7 year old LOVES to draw and create just about anything! She’s always writing “books” and drawing pictures. Not only that, but she is an organizer! She adores boxes, crates, and anything else that she can use to organize items. Everything has its place with her and she knows where everything is at! This would be a perfect gift for her! :)

  13. I’ve seen this caddy and I think it is fantastic. My daughter is definitely a budding artist. She draws all day long. She loves to do anything artsy (it’s definitely hereditary 😉 ).

  14. I tweeted!

  15. My daughter will be three in a couple of months, but she thinks she’s thirty. She loves to do everything I do, so she makes lots of lists, with a pen, and is so proud of them! She colors a lot, and all of her creations go on the refrigerator door–she puts them up herself :-) I love to watch her grow.
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  16. My 6 year old is definitely a budding artist/illustrator. His favorite creations right now usually revolve around star wars in some form or fashion :)

  17. Sara Lester says:

    I have a 9 yo daughter who says she’s going to be an artist when she grows up. I’m encouraging her to see that art is more than just drawing and painting- right now, her favorite form of art is cake decorating.

  18. My son would LOVE this caddy!!! (and mama too!) Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =0)

  19. Sara Lester says:

    I tweeted.

  20. “Tell me a story” It seems like that was the first complete sentence out of M’s mouth. She would love this writing caddy.

  21. My daughter loves to write. She will write about anything. I love that this comes with so many creative options. It is limitless to their imaginations.

  22. I’M a budding crafter and I’d love to have this myself! :) I like to make my own jewellery and I’ve just started trying to make my own gift tags and cards.

    Kate1485 at
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  23. I tweeted about it:

    Kate1485 at
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  24. yes – scribbling :)

  25. I actually may use this myself ! ;D

  26. My son uses so much paper writing, drawing, and creating.

  27. My four year old little girl will spend hours writing her “solos” and drawing pictures of her in a dress under a rainbow with flowers all around. I never tire of seeing her pictures.

  28. My daughter loves art. Every chance she gets, she draws, she writes, she does crafts. My only problem is that the house isn’t big enough for all her projects! :)

  29. I have 2 budding artists. My middle son is 7 and has told us since he was 2 that he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He is constantly drawing, painting, and creating. His latest projects are illustrated letters to his friends. My 3 year old loves to paint. Some days he will paint 20 pieces of paper. This would be a great present for them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. My 6 year old just told me that when she turns 18, she’s going to be an artist. She loves to draw and oftentimes the first thing she does in the morning is sit at the kitchen table and draw – she’s really into drawing dollhouse-style houses at the moment.

  31. Oh yes! I have an artist under my roof. She loves painting and drawing. This would make such a delightful Christmas gift. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
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  32. Oh please, I really love Playful learning (and I dream with the sewing kit!!)
    I have a little one who write poems with 5!! and an future Picasso too :)

    I cross my fingers (I have no twitter).
    Hugs for all and thanks for the giveaway to PL
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  33. My four year old is really interested in writing right now while my two year old loves to color. This would be perfect.

  34. Lindsay Sledge says:

    I have a little artist. Her favorite is draw our bulldog in various poses and dress.

  35. I have two budding artists at my house. My 9 year old daughter is so creative. She draws, paints, and writes her own stories and poems. She creates art from pieces of nature she finds outside. My 3 year old son is right behind her and learning everything she does!

  36. I have THREE budding artists. They have different interests. My oldest likes to draw things that look very real. People are his specialty. The one in the middle likes cartoons and doodles. The youngest likes creating superheroes.
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  37. My two year old daugther is our budding artist/future architect. Her favorite medium is crayon and marker on paper, chalkboard, whiteboard, walls, floor, her legs, her brother’s legs….

  38. My 7 year old considers himself an inventor; the schematics he draws for his “inventions” are art. This caddy is perfect for a creative lad, because its functional, minimalist design is beautiful and gender-neutral.

  39. My 4 soon to be 5 year old loves to draw and write. She just learned how to write her name and is so excited. She also loves to paint, glue, and create with whatever she can get her hands on. She is great at thinking outside the box!

  40. My budding artist would love these tools to keep her creating art for our walls!

  41. I have a 3-year-old who would be ga-ga over this gift! She is a busy little artist (her favorite right now is making playdough and all kinds of variations on that theme) who is just learning how to write her name and she loves spelling (with mama’s help) words with alphabet stickers. :)
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  42. This caddy is exactly what we need. It is so thoughtfully developed, with young artists in mind. My daughter is very focused on making a “fairy journal” these days.

  43. My son, Parker, is the author & illustrator in our home. He draws from the moment
    he wakes until his eyes shut in sleep. Comics , adventure, narrations of our read alouds and our real life adventures all end up in his books!

  44. My little guy isn’t quite at the stage where he’s creating, but I’m looking forward to it when we get there!
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  45. I tweeted – @RaeDaze
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  46. Karyn Hostetter says:

    I have an artist who is creating all the time. He likes to make paper craft projects, yarn projects, etc. This would be a wonderful gift for him!

  47. My 4yo loves to draw, color, and especially paint. I think she’s pretty good, too – but then, I’m probably a little biased. 😉
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  48. I have some budding artists around here. I watch my first-born struggle and overcome his frustration of not having the fine motor skills to get onto paper what is swimming in his head. Some tools to help him along would be great! 😉

  49. I tweeted! Good luck everyone, what a great give-a-way!
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