Birdcage Press Games (And a Giveaway!)

bybWe 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.

Win: Birdcage Press would like to offer one of my readers a choice of either the Backyard Birds card set or the Renaissance Artists card set (ARV $12.95)!renaissance

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


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  • Rach (DonutsMama) February 23, 2012, 10:05 am

    I’m always on the lookout for anything educational for my daughter. I’d love the Renaissance Artists.

  • steff February 23, 2012, 10:05 am

    id love the artists set!

  • Tara H February 23, 2012, 10:17 am

    I’d love the backyard birds set!

  • sarah in the woods February 23, 2012, 12:01 pm

    My son would love the bird cards.

  • Tricia February 23, 2012, 12:42 pm

    I’d like the bird cards, please! What a great idea.
    And I never commented on your “knocking on the door” post, but I could completely identify. Sometimes it seems that there are so many battles to fight… I mean, people are already going to be “wondering” about you just because you homeschool, let alone everything ELSE “crazy” that we do.

  • Pati Smith February 23, 2012, 12:46 pm

    I’d love either set, but my nature-loving 10 yo would probably prefer the Backyard Birds!

  • Krista Winell February 23, 2012, 1:16 pm

    We are studying birds right now – So Backyard Birds please! :)

  • Nichole February 23, 2012, 1:32 pm

    The backyard bird cards would be great to win, we are huge bird lovers!

  • Sally {with eager hands} February 23, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Girl, I just.don’t.know. I have drooled all over my laptop at the Birdcage website, what with all these giveaways and all, and I love Every.Single.One!! But, closing my eyes and just pointing … I peek ….I see the Backyard birds!

  • Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents
    Twitter: stacymakescents
    February 23, 2012, 3:25 pm

    Backyard Birds! :-)

  • Jenny Anne February 23, 2012, 4:41 pm

    We love birds!

  • Becky J February 23, 2012, 5:23 pm

    I would love to have backyard birds …thanks :)

  • Whitney
    Twitter: luckystars54
    February 23, 2012, 5:30 pm

    I would love the backyard birds! It would go perfect with an upcoming bird study we will do for science before the end of the year. Thanks for the chance Cindy!

  • Kandace February 23, 2012, 6:02 pm

    Renaissance Artists. I took so many Art History courses in college and I love to share art with my children.

  • michelle February 23, 2012, 6:22 pm

    backyard birds would be great. thanks!

  • jessica edwards February 23, 2012, 7:22 pm


  • kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing
    Twitter: AdventurzNchild
    February 23, 2012, 9:33 pm

    Backyard birds! pick me pick me – we would so totally love this :) thanks for hosting!

  • Martha February 24, 2012, 12:30 am

    These sound like a fun way to learn.

  • dawn February 24, 2012, 12:41 am

    I wold really like the art cards. We don’t do art here but I would like to start incorporating it and this would be a great way to start.

  • MommyTaw February 24, 2012, 1:06 am

    I would love the Renaissance cards!
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  • Rebecca February 24, 2012, 2:07 am

    Art cards. No, bird cards. No, art. Well, maybe birds. Art cards! Definitely.

  • Molly February 24, 2012, 2:21 am

    I would love to win either, but if I have to choose, the backyard bird one looks great! Thanks!

  • Eszter February 24, 2012, 4:47 am

    I would like the Renaissance package.

  • Anita February 24, 2012, 9:09 am

    I’d like the artist one. We love doing games and art study.

  • Phyllis February 24, 2012, 9:31 am

    I would love the artist set.

  • min February 24, 2012, 10:24 am

    Would love the Backyard Birds set!

  • Erin February 24, 2012, 11:34 am

    The art set would be so fun for our family-thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Audre February 24, 2012, 11:58 am

    I’d love the Backyard Birds set. Thank you!

  • Jamie February 24, 2012, 8:49 pm

    It would be hard to choose between the Backyard Birds card set or the Renaissance Artists card set. Both would be great. I guess I would choose the Backyard Birds card set because my kids LOVE birds!

  • Teresa Young February 24, 2012, 8:53 pm

    My grandkids would love the backyard birds cards.

  • shirley February 25, 2012, 11:55 am

    I would love to win the birds set!

  • Theresa N February 25, 2012, 7:35 pm

    We’d love the art set.

  • Jolanthe
    Twitter: jolantheerb
    February 25, 2012, 8:56 pm

    Either one ~ we’ll be studying birds soon and art is always a great thing to study too!

  • Melanie February 26, 2012, 8:40 pm

    The artist set would be fabulous. We are in the middle of a monthly set of museum trips and weekly classes. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • HillaryM
    Twitter: OurHmSchlStudio
    February 26, 2012, 10:44 pm

    We’d love to win the artist set. We “don’t know nuthin’ ’bout high art neither”. Thanks for the opportunity!