Friday, April 13, 2012

15 Minutes Outside Giveaway! (Closed)


We've only just begun our 365 Days Outdoors! challenge, but my son and I are having a blast!  In just a few short weeks, I have learned to stop and take the time to enjoy all of the sights and sounds of this season. For those of you reading about our challenge for the first time, please check out my original post HERE. 

With that being said, I am so excited to announce that Rebecca P. Cohen, author of Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids has graciously donated a copy of this book for our giveaway!



 

The book that inspired our challenge can be yours! Rebecca shares so many ways to connect with your children during each of the four seasons, while helping to instill a love of Mother Earth in the process.  This is the perfect book to help you get outside and celebrate Earth Day all year round.

To enter to win this giveway:

* Please leave a comment sharing one of your favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Include your email address if your name cannot be clicked on. (mandatory for entry)

Additional entries:

* Like famiglia&seoul on facebook here.
* Share this post on facebook and let me know in the comment section below.
* Submit a spring post to the All Year Round Carnival: Spring that I am co-hosting with sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle, The Mahogany Way, Smiling Like Sunshine, and Home Baked. Make sure to share the name of the post that you are linking (or a post that you have already added to the carnival).

All are welcome to enter!  Entry will be choose by a random number generator and winner be notified by email (and announced on my blog).
Please submit all entries by April 19, 2012, 8 p.m. EST.

Good Luck!

Congratulations to our winner of the giveaway, Mrs. Doll!
  

113 comments:

  1. This is so exciting! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. Our favourite way to play outside is to head into the back garden, turn on the hose and pretend to be firemen! :)

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  2. I linked up this post to the Spring Carnival a couple of weeks ago. http://oneperfectdayblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/nature-walk-art/

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  3. Our favorite outside activity is sidewalk chalk.

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  4. Our favorite activity outside is swimming. We go in earlier then everyone else and stay swimming till others have their coats on. LOL True NEers

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  5. Wow, I love the look of that book and it's definitely up my alley. We like to be in the garden and my personal favorite is giving my kiddos rides on the pony. We are always exploring outside. Thanks for the chance to win this book!
    jessie[at]jessiegunderson[dot]com
    Jessie

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  6. I'm a Fb follower now too! Yay

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  7. Nice give-away! My favorite (gosh there about a zillion) is to head to the creek.

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  8. I have added several blog posts to the Spring collection-- Wonderfull (Full of Wonder) Wednesday, Spring Break, Easter Moments, Grass Blade Whistle....

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  9. My favorite outdoor spring activity is playing in the MUD! I also posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/letslassothemoon/posts/430605306964898

    Know it isn't worth an entry, but I am going to go pin this like crazy. Lovely book, wish I could win... but let's spread the word instead. Off to reserve it at the library. ;-)

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  10. I have a cupboard by the back door filled with fun stuff like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, badminton, frisbees...we grab something and out we go to the backyard. :)

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  11. Shared with my mama friends on FB and liked you site on FB. Yay!

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  12. Oh for us it is definitely the sandpit, it wins hands down every time!

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  13. We love taking family hikes. There are so many wonderful trails to explore near our house.

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  14. Jumping in piles of leaves in the fall, collecting pine-cones in the winter, planting and sorting seeds in the spring, and water play in the summer!
    Beth Jones fluffyann@aol.com

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  15. We love going on a nature walk and collecting flowers, but mostly we love playing in dirt!

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  16. Sounds like a great book and a great challenge! We love to ride bikes and play in the sandbox... it's hard to tell which is best. :)

    Emily
    www.simplelittlehome.com

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  17. Our favorite outdoor activity is going to new and different parks. We also enjoy feeding the ducks and having picnics

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  18. My favorite is to blow bubbles! The kids like it, too, but I will blow bubbles by myself when they get sick of it.

    Alyson

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  19. Baseball is a huge hit at our house!

    The boys love to ride their bikes too.

    all4muttz@yahoo.com

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  20. We play in the dirt and chase bugs :-)
    What can I say, my little guy is all boy!

    pk85 at hotmail

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  21. Jacqueline RichardsonApril 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    We love "fancy" picnic lunches in the yard. Something is exciting about eating under the sky!
    Jpwrichardson@gmail.com

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  22. I am making a garden for my daughter to play in -- dirt, digging tools, rocks, fake frogs/bugs, pinwheels, etc. She's still quite young so I want her to explore and get dirty!
    In the meantime, we love going for walks together

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    1. oops! forgot my email address for the giveaway -
      thezupancics@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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  23. We love to fish or ride bikes
    Thanks for the giveaway
    4wisenlove@gmail.com

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  24. We love working in our gardens! Digging in the earth! Haha tmshipe@gmail.com

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  25. love playing soccer in our yard this spring and love walking to the great park just a few blocks from our house. :)

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  26. Our favorite outdoor activity is to ride bikes through the neighborhood and spot interesting birds, flowers, and trees. We have quite the fun family discussions!

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  27. We love to take walks in our neighborhood together!

    mombalance at gmail dot com

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  28. We like taking 'nature walks', even though we live in town, and try to notice different plants blooming, etc... also we have races or play frisbee while waiting for the coals to be ready when grilling dinner.

    mollig at roadrunner dot com

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  29. We live in a really great neighborhood where neighbors have chickens, pigeons and horses. Plus, the area attracts a lot of beautiful birds and is surrounding by mountains, so going for walks to feed the chickens, look at and listen to all of the animals is our favorite outdoor activity.

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  30. Our favorite family outdoor activity is going to the park a block away from our house. It is such a great park filled with trees that are our a 100 years old! We can enjoy it all 4 seasons which makes it even better!

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  31. when my kids were little our favorite activity was watching bugs :)

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  32. Our current daily new fav- find and point out all the different colored flowers! So fun. Email: svanwoert@gmail.com

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  33. I would love this book!! We try to take family outings where we will drive somewhere and go exploring. So far we found some cool things, like once we found where they were launching hot air balloons and were able to see them fill up, load up and take off and even saw some land. We didn't even anticipate finding it either we just went driving around. Our 20 month old loved it. He thought it was really cool, kept pointing and watching the balloons fill up. We do simple explorations as well when we're home outside.

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  34. The snow is finally melting here in alaska so more play time outside! Right now we are just loving being outside, riding bikes and playing in puddles! Jar1023 at hotmail dot com

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  35. My little one is only 9 months old but we go for walks daily near our house at a nice park.

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  36. My favorite activity is watching my kids explore our backyard. At 3 and 2 years old everything is an adventure. Aider01 @ yahoo . Com

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  37. My kids (2 & 5)love painting our fence. A pail of water and some paint brushes and they are happy. They also love transporting water from the rain barrel to the front flower beds with a small container and a Tonka truck. jaxmorin @ mymts . net

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  38. We love getting outside and gardening together. Picking wildflowers is another favorite for our kids.

    a_heart4home at yahoo dot com

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  39. Sometimes we play with our chickens all afternoon! :)

    geswinson at gmail dot com

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  40. We love splash pads in the summer or swimming.
    Jessica_utlaw yahoo dot com

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  41. Camping is our favorite outdoor activity! awitt 618 at yahoo dot com

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  42. We love taking bike rides, walking, digging in the dirt, water play, chalk, and ball if we're in the yard. Camping is our favorite activity to do with the whole family. We cannot wait to get our tent out again. Hopefully it warms up soon :)

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  43. My families favorite thing to do outside (right now) is play in the sand box! I think my 18 month old could spend all day in there.

    Thanks for hosting this give away!

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  44. Love love love this! I have a small pond with a stream in my yard. I throw colored glass "gemstones" into the stream and the kids will hunt for them. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  45. wonderful! I've been wanting this book for awhile. I just wrote a post about our new favorite thing to do outdoors -- finding found things!

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  46. We are rock throwers! We live in an area that is still being developed so we have lots of puddles no matter how dry it has been. We go find big rocks and see how big of a splash we can make! It can occupy us for hours!!!

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  47. Our favorite outdoor activity is rock and stick collecting on our walks. They are used to build and create other things while playing outside :)

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  48. So excited to start following your challenge. We like taking our 1 yr. old for walks. His quiet wonder and curiosity of the world around him is breathtaking. As he gets bigger we look forward to joining our local family nature club (we are blessed!) and teaching him about the local ecology and wildlife. Thanks so much for promoting this book - I can't wait to read it!

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  49. We love collecting leaves and sticks outside.

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  50. Getting the family together to garden is fun and going bike riding

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  51. I just love sitting outside watching the kids play...especially with bubbles!

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  52. Love this idea. One of our favorites is to take a family bike ride or take a nature walk.

    notes4missy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. My favorite outdoor activity with my 2 and 4 year old is to make sidewalk chalk paint (corn starch, water, and food coloring). Sometimes I add baking soda into the mix and then we spray it down with vinegar in a spray bottle when we're done and watch it bubble!

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  54. My daughter loves to go on walks with us. She will ride her tricycle or we will pull her in her wagon.

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  55. We love to blow bubbles.
    jennifer.macneil at hotmail.com

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  56. My four-year-old's favorite thing to do outside it what she calls a "challenge." For example... run around the tree, lean over and smell the pink flower, lay down and identify a shape in the clouds, and do five jumping jacks. Ready-set-go! She loves this. Sometimes I act like I'm timing her. leanne13_98@yahoo.com

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  57. "liked" on facebook :)
    leanne13_98@yahoo.com

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  58. We love our back deck. We play board games, do homework, work with playdoh...which all lead to great conversations.

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  59. We like going on family bike rides.

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  60. We love to walk on the beach and collect shells.

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  61. We love going on bike rides around our block!

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  62. My son is just a few months old but we love to play on the grass and with the cats and dogs (Amelia.k.doll (at) gmail (dot) com)

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  63. Forest hikes with my boys and the dog definitely tops the list!

    zscrivens {at} G mail {dot} com

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  64. Love the idea of this book! We love to garden with the kids, and take them on backyard "hiking" adventures...with little legs we don't make it too far yet :)

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  65. My favorite way to spend time outside with my kids is weeding the garden. What I used to see as a chore has become so much fun with my 4 & 1 year olds. ayoungcoupon @ gmail dot com

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  66. We love to take the dog outside for a walk! The boys also love to water the plants with the garden hose.
    Thanks so much!
    jlancaster@att.net

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  67. My two year old love getting to help hold our dog's leash On walks to see the "puppies and chickens" (a neighbor with giant rottweilers and geese- don't worry the dogs are fenced in). But I must admit our dry weather has her begging for puddles!

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  68. Right now our favorite activity is "cooking" in the sandbox. tracyhgb at hotmail dot com

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  69. OUr favourite outdoor activity is swinging!

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  70. We like to play softball in the front yard with our kids and when my oldest joins in, who hates playing ball, we like to play corn hole. My husband made a corn hole set for us and we love playing any time of year because it's about a 20 minute game.

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  71. We love to play outside and try to get out every day. It is hard for me to pick a favorite family activity. My kids love exploring new playgrounds. I love to take them hiking. 52brandnew@gmail.com

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  72. I love having picnics with my preschooler on a blanket in the front yard.

    mindywarrenatgmail.com

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  73. I like you on Facebook.

    mindywarrenatgmail.com

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  74. I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page.

    mindywarrenatgmail.com

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  75. What a great resource this book would be! We love doing so many things outside, but one of our favorites is to go fly kites. Even the dogs come along, they love chasing the kites as they fly across the sky.

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  76. Bikes in the driveway. Water squirt bottles.

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  77. I shared you link on facebook. My kids and I love to get outside as much as we can. This year our faves so far are learning to jump rope, ride a two wheeler, and hula hoop!

    dino_1109@hotmail.com

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  78. we could use this! My kids love to play outside, but I'm never motivated to join them. When they do drag me outside, we love to ride bikes and putter in the garden.

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  79. Our favorite thing to do outside is playing with bubbles.

    bratnie4e@hotmail.com

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  80. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! Our favorite thing to do outside is blow bubbles. My son could blow bubbles and then chase them and pop them for hours on end!

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  81. Sounds like an awesome book! We enjoy getting outside and blowing bubbles and taking walks, looking for birds and other animals! Can't wait to share this book with others!

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  82. We love running around the yard with our LO. So much fun to see what interests her.

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  83. My 4 yo's current favorite activity is hunting for "signs of spring". She was beyond thrilled this morning to discover our lawn covered in dandelions and picked a bouquet.
    jmsr823@verizon.net

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  84. I shared this post on FB jmsr823@verizon.net

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  85. We love exploring the pond at my parents house. The fish the frogs, bugs and the joy of the water all inspire curiosity and family fun.
    jamiweber@gmail.com

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  86. We go to the dog park with our pups everyday & it's a different adventure every time, but I would love more ideas and inspiration. Thanks for the post, I repinned it. :)

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  87. My 2 year old and I love to work in the garden! He is so helpful, haha :) emilyo81@yahoo.com

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  88. I also liked you on facebook!

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  89. We love gardening outdoors. I shared our Spring Nature Table in the All Year Round Spring Carnival.

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  90. Flying kites in the park.
    Sarahbaune@hotmail.com

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  91. Read the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw, then go out and look at clouds. Best to do at a time when the clouds are cooperating.

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  92. Liked you on FB and shared this post! Our favorite family outdoor activity is to find new spots to hike!

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  93. done and done and would love the book!

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