We love to play games during our lessons. While I have been known to just get out random game boards or card games and make up new rules to suit our needs (addition and subtraction snakes and ladders!), sometimes it’s a lot more satisfying to have the games already made up for us.
Birdcage Press has an impressive inventory of educational card and board games, from which they sent me two beautiful sets of playing cards. Birdcage Press also has digital products available for download from iTunes.
We’ve been playing with Backyard Birds, and we’re getting pretty good at identifying the birds when we see them in real life, too! Each deck of playing cards comes with an information booklet and rules for playing several card games with them. The cards are as much fun to just look at as they are to play games with, and the boys get them out often during their quiet time activities.
We’ve also received the Renaissance Artists card game, but we haven’t really played with it much. We’ve spent some time looking at them and reading the information, though. They are just beautiful! There are a lot of pictures on these cards that I’ve never even seen before. I am, after all, just a hillbilly. I don’t know nuthin’ about no high art…yet.
Buy: You can buy Birdcage Press card and board games online. Use the code IN12 at checkout to receive free shipping until 3/31/12. Sign up for promotional emails from Birdcage Press to stay up to date on the latest promotions.
How to enter: Leave a comment below telling me which of the card sets you’d like to have!
Details: This giveaway is open to anyone in the US. This giveaway will be open until midnight, February 26, 2012. The winner will be chosen by And the Winner Is… WordPress plugin. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If there is no response after 48 hours, I’ll have to choose another winner. Please use a valid email address in your comments so that I can contact you if you win! Please use one email address per entrant, per household, per IP address. If you cheat, I will most likely catch you, then spank you thoroughly and send you to bed. The giveaway provider (not Get Along Home) will be responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!
Disclosure: I didn’t receive any compensation for this post. I did receive two card games for review. Read my disclaimer here.
For even more chances to win, follow these links to the other blogs participating in this promotion:
Spell Outloud — Choice of Egyptian Art Cards or Battle Cards-Military Jets
Finding Joy — Choice of Wild Cards – North American Birds or Art Ditto Game.
Jimmie’s Collage –Choice of Impressionist or Renaissance Art Game
Mama’s Learning Corner — Renaissance Art Game
Handbook of Nature Study — Wild Cards-Backyard Birds
Harmony Art Mom — Choice of Go Fish for Art or Art Close-Up Cards
The Curriculum Choice — Art Ditto Memory Game
Hodgepodge — Go Fish for Wildlife – Sea Creatures
The Traveling Praters — Choice of Go Fish for Van Gogh and Friends or 52 Amazing Places-National Parks