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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yoobi giveaway

Now that we've moved to Brooklyn, Toby will be going to a new school this fall. To get him ready and excited, we've been doing more art projects at home, and we discovered the fantastic company Yoobi...

First off, while reading The Artful Parent a few weeks, I came across five ideas:
* Draw to music. Listen to different types of music and have kids draw what they interpret. Try everything from Bach to the Beatles to Frozen.
* Fill in faces. Draw a few circles on a piece of paper and have children fill them in with faces.
* Trace shapes. Have your child trace various objects—kitchen tools, stuffed animals—then fill them in.
* Create your own connect-the-dots. Draw a shape out of dots, which your child can then trace.
* Draw on different things. Instead of paper, have kids draw or paint other things, like leaves, newspapers, rocks or any other interesting items you can find.
To celebrate back-to-school, today's giveaway is from Yoobi, a new school supply brand. They have fun, bright art tools that are perfect for little hands. We especially love their non-toxic crayons, washable markers and pretzel erasers.

And Yoobi's mission "One for You, One for Me" is amazing. Many kids in the U.S. don't have school supplies unless teachers pay for them out of pocket, so for every item you purchase, Yoobi will donate an item to a classroom in need. (You can read more about their story here.)

Today, Yoobi is offering one reader a giant box of school supplies, filled with everything you'd need for school (or your office). To enter, please sign up for Yoobi's newsletter and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck! Update: the winner has been emailed. Thanks for playing!

P.S. Toby's first-ever day of school—he was so teeny!

(Photos by Yossy Arefi for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Yoobi, a brand whose products and mission I love)

586 comments:

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Julie Carey said...

I'm a fan already! I love the design, and the prices are so reasonable.

Alice said...

I love coloring I just got this great coloring book http://www.amazon.com/Color-Famous-American-Paintings-Coloring/dp/0486445267. Would love to use these new supplies on it!

Liz said...

love the colors

Katrina said...

Oh my boys would love to win this!!! We currently have 3 dried markers, 7 broken crayons, and some watercolors for them to use...it's time for new things! :) thank you, Jo!

Janet said...

My son would love these!

jstyle said...

These are amazing!

Lila's Mom said...

My daughter would love all these art supplies! Thank you for this giveaway, Joanna!

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful mission...you can't feel guilt when supporting such a worthy cause. What a great giveaway!

Surfaces Darling said...

Even if I didn't have children I'd love these!

merec said...

I only buy washable crayons and markers for my kids, and I love the looks of the jumbo crayons and several other items.

Sarah said...

School supplies have always been one of my favorite parts about fall!

Jen Thompson said...

School supplies are my favorite!

Lizzy said...

Oh my goodness! School supplies are my favorite thing to shop for, but college student budget keeps it pretty skint. This would be awesome!

Carla said...

Love this!!

Cortney Lindell said...

These would be perfect for my classroom and my students would love them!

urbanrhetoric said...

this makes me SO excited for back to school! thank you!

Natalie said...

So colorful :)

Ksenija said...

What a great cause! the pretzel erasers are such a fun:)

Meghan Mahar said...

I'm currently in grad school so I could use many of these supplies- the mini highlighters are especially cute!

LJ said...

I just got a bunch of their watercolor sets for my toddler's birthday party

bloomiet@gmail.com said...

Love their colored pencils and crayons!

Rachel Kate said...

What a great giveaway! Our little artist would love to win some fresh supplies...

Amy Lupiano said...

My little is starting pre-school this year and I'm more than a wee bit apprehensive. We love doing art projects at home and making our own cards and gifts for special occasions! Love the product and mission of this brand :)

Colleen said...

What a great company--Would love these items to expand the supplies I use as a museum educator!

Meredith Bixon said...

I love these! These supplies would be perfect for my son who just started 1st grade this week!

Barbara said...

Just bought some Yoobi items when I did my back to school shopping - they are so cute and I love the colors! I would love to win and donate the box to my daughters school!

vbmbnrwe said...

I would LOVE all of this. What a great company! :)

Katya Barrett said...

What a beautiful mission! And I love all the colors!

Mrs. Arneson said...

I teach high school, but I could always find room for these products! So cute!

K said...

I love Yoobi's journal in blue & their assorted gel pens!

Cris Viajera said...

whoa! Im in love all over again! L O V E I T!! :) Awesome giveaway. Thaaaanks.

Unknown said...

I love Yoobi's products. The colors are fun and make school exciting again!

Anastasia Parkin said...

Love those fun colors!!!

Sobrina Tung said...

so cute! i love school supplies

Callie Lloyd said...

I love this concept--my mom used to be a teacher and I remember her spending so much time energy and money to outfit and decorate her classroom.

lillian said...

love the colors!

Jaimie Lee said...

What a cute brand! Love the bright colors.

Ashley said...

Great stuff! If only this company was around when I was in school...

Jill said...

Love their mission, too. As a former classroom teacher in a low-income community, most of our classroom supplies were provided by the teachers once their budget ran out after a few boxes of pencils, crayons and erasers. Thanks for this great giveaway and bringing attention to this great company.:)

Leah said...

Such bright colors! Those alone make back-to-school seem fun and exciting!

Aimee said...

What a great company! And their pretzel erasers are so cute! :)

Elizabeth Anne said...

I love their thin notebooks and journals and bright scissors and staplers. I kind of nerd out over office/school supplies.

Lorinda Mamo said...

These are awesome! What a great giveaway :) would love to try Yoobi!

emma said...

Love this brand, thanks for the introduction! Especially love their 'one for one' concept, it's so good to see companies doing good :)

Unfurled said...

such inspiring items! thanks for the chance.

Amrita Rawat said...

These look like so much fun! Definitely not JUST for kids, right? Thanks for the giveaway!

niabowling said...

Nothing excites me for fall more than SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

Ariane said...

So colorful! Love this!

SJMC said...

I love their pens and their mission to donate (I'm a teacher and it's true, supplies always run low!)

tiffany said...

such bold colors!

Courtenay Verdun said...

Those colors have me excited for school! ..Grad school, but school nonetheless. :)

Eve Boyce said...

Such lovely colors!

Jenny said...

So fun!

Rachel Mason said...

What a great company. I've got to share this site with all my teacher friends!

bredd said...

Cute stuff! love it!

skinny-donut said...

These are such bright colors. Would love them for school this year! Also seen these in target!

Nikki B said...

OMG I'm a teacher in a low income area of Dorchester (Boston neighborhood). I would die for this!

Elisabeth Sedlachek said...

I love the colours of Yoobi. You just want to draw and paint with all that is available there. xxx

Angelina Burkholder said...

Such fun products!

Emmy Kim said...

I love these and I love the art project ideas too!

Angella said...

I love the heart push pins and the fun paper clips!

Sara said...

I love those pretzel erasers!! The kit would be perfect for my new position as a school counselor intern!

Meg Merwin said...

This would be great for my classroom.

Greta Heun said...

Great post and love this new collection!

nestra said...

I love that they are all non toxic! My son would get a lot of use out of a big box of art supplies!

Jamie said...

Such cute school supplies, but I want them for me! :)

Kristina Kobes said...

What a great company! Love it :)

Benay said...

Perfect!

Marcia said...

Love those fuzzy pencil cases!

Caitlin said...

Love school supplies!

Madzmataz said...

Great site and awesome organization.

CC Stanley said...

The colored glue is so cool and really affordable - I plan on picking a couple up at my local Target!

Rachael said...

What a great mission, their graphic design is on point, and we can never have too many art supplies!

Marisol said...

I love this. Great giveaway!

Ashley Obando said...

What a great present idea for all my nieces and nephews :)

Emily said...

Super cute! I want some for myself!

Baby Talks said...

These would be so great for my 2nd grader and preschooler!

A Clumsy Way of Life said...

I've seen Yoobie in Target! I love it. So cute.

Unknown said...

Hope this mama can get her hands on this awesome giveway for her little artsy babe.

Rachel said...

What an amazing mission and such fun products too!

Jennie said...

My students at school would be so happy to have these in our room!

Alicia Cooke said...

Thanks for this post. I'm a teacher and I'm always buying supplies out of my own pocket. Great company!

autumn shay said...

love the colors and philosophy!

Patricia said...

I love the fuzzy pencil case and the jumbo crayons.

Tricia Coulter said...

Too cool!

Liz said...

It's so true! So many kids lack supplies in school. I would love to win! I head back to my classroom on Monday!

Mrs. Teacher said...

What cool school stuff!

Lauren Wallace said...

Such fun products! And I am a teacher, so winning this giveaway would be doubling down on their mission :)

K. Britt said...

I love all the bright colors so much!

Sara said...

This is great! As a middle school teacher, I love the company's mission and the impact it could have for my kiddos.

Ashley said...

This is exactly what I need for my little guy!

2 by Design said...

My little artist in training LOVES Yoobi products! As does his mama. Obviously.

lea said...

What a great concept! I'd love this! Any excuse to draw and color!

Heather said...

Love this. Those erasers! Count me in.

Nina Molayem said...

These are beautiful! My childhood was full of art projects, both because my mom loved them and because we had a set of Children's Encyclopedia and one book in the series was just art projects. I can still remember the smell of those books! My friends thought we were nuts because we saved every toilet paper roll and egg carton, every scrap of paper and yarn and ribbon. My babies are almost a year old and I can't wait to continue the tradition. These art supplies are so beautiful!

tiffany... said...

What a fantastic giveaway! My three year old loves collecting colorful notebooks. (He especially loves purple!)..so, yoobi products are perfect. As a teacher, I love that they share with kids in need! My students would be psyched to have such bright school supplies in their work boxes!

Christine Brimhall Politis said...

I love that they are also helping classrooms in need!

Jessica Collins said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Sara said...

What a great company! I love everything on their website - so colorful and perfect for little ones.

Kathryn said...

Love all the fun colors!

Andrea said...

What an awesome giveaway! My daughter (& I) would love this! How cute are those pretzel erasers though?!

yogi-DO said...

Oh I love the glue sticks! Everything is so cute and they have great packaging.

Nikki Dysert said...

Colorful school supplies are just the thing to cheer me up about entering the 20th grade (PhD blues)

marseasalt said...

i work with youth on an island near seattle and am always looking for new materials! especially ones that have heart, and since i do not charge for art therapy, free works too!

gigi said...

Love the concept behind this brand!

J said...

Yes yes yes please! How lovely!!! Thank you for this giveaway and the introduction, Joanna :)

emily said...

So nice! My daughter's really gotten into art lately. I like those ideas, too .

Kylie S said...

I - an adult - am addicted to coloring (not drawing, coloring). This would make me so happy!

Julia Ladz Erlikh said...

Great company! Great products!! Thank you for sharing!

Lauren said...

Such great products!

Sarah said...

What a sweet giveaway!

Marta said...

Fresh juicy colors.

Jo said...

What gorgeous colors!

Emily said...

cool stuff - hard to find good school/art supplies.

EG1972 said...

These look so great, thanks for chance to win!

Janine Henley. said...

I would love all the supplies for my classroom! Such a great idea. Love the concept.

Kate Joy said...

School supplies for adults! Love it.

Amy Billmire said...

What a great company!

Angela said...

I was just looking at some new art supplies for my four year old. Curious how this brand compares to prismacolor! Great giveaway! :)

karen said...

as always, great giveaway! those might be the cutest glue sticks i have wver seen

Brianna Johnson said...

What a fun giveaway! I especially love the entire "organization" section of products.

ewang said...

So awesome! I love the pretzel erasers. :)

MLarkin said...

My 2 boys would love these bright colors!

Barry and Rena said...

So fun!Thanks for inttoducing me to this company! Great prices and such cool products. Thanks for the chance, major school supply geek over here ;) plus kids who love to color!!

Rosemary said...

cool!

kimberlyam said...

Love these supplies!

andico said...

Such vibrant colors! Love it!

Giulia said...

Holy cow, I love this & their mission. thanks!

Kelsee L said...

Oh, the green notebook needs to be mine! :-) Love that they give school supplies to classes in need!

Amy said...

I teach kindergarten and all these items look awesome! I love the colors and my students would LOVE the erasers! Glad to know about a new brand for the kiddos :)

Cathleen Cramer said...

I just love the look of these products! I'm an art teacher in a Chicago Public School and we could really use some new supplies! Our budget is limited so any help is appreciated!!

Joannie D'Andrea said...

Hi! I am about to begin my student teaching experience as a special education teacher. As an (almost!) educator, I love the idea of beautiful art supplies for ALL children! Thanks!

chelsea said...

school supplies are so much fun! I wish I still need them.... but don't want to go back to school just for the supplies.

Running Lola said...

This makes me want to go back to school!!

lollie8888 said...

So super colorful!

Cynthia said...

I have a school/office supplies fetish. Love these!

Ms.D said...

I love that they donate with each purchase!!

bitchincamero said...

Love these. We are doing lots of art projects until school starts in 2 weeks

Margaux said...

I saw these at Target and thought they were so cute. Love the philanthropy, too.

Stephanie said...

Awesome giveaway! I love the Heart push pins!

Emily said...

Love this giveaway! I'm such a sucker for new school supplies. :)

MStengel said...

Such a cool idea with school budgets so pinched for funding and art being such a crucial and magical part of childhood. Hats off to you, Joanna, for once again helping me learn about a cool product with a great mission!

Allie said...

What an awesome giveaway. I love nothing more than some nice new school supplies. What a great mission!

Renée Barabash said...

I love back to school season!

Finley said...

LOVE the purpose of Yoobi! I'm going to shop their site now...nothing like getting new art supplies and having less guilt about buying ANOTHER box of crayons because I know it's helping other kids!

Megan said...

Awesome giveaway! :)

blackbird said...

Love their toucan logo. And such a cool alternative to the black and white journals! Great colors.

The Larsons said...

Beautiful art supplies! Bright and inspiring.

Amanda said...

these are so fun, they would even make a good gift!

Katy said...

I love how they color code!! Too much fun

carlycarothers said...

such fun things! thanks joanna!

Anjula Montgomery said...

I am a painter and my son would love this!

srezsnyak said...

So fun! My kiddos would love any of these!

madamsharma said...

Would love these for my second graders!
Thanks !

TwoMiddleClassGirls said...

So fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

Steph loves Happiness said...

I'm about to start grad school and I'd still love to use all these school supplies!

RR said...

Awesome! How fun

Emily said...

What a great mission! I had not heard of this brand, but I am suuuuch a sucker for nicely packaged office/creative supplies! I want EVERYTHING - and I know my little girl would love some new colors to play with.

Natalie said...

Beautiful!

Mandy Wolovich said...

This stuff is so pretty to look at! My little Eli is starting preschool this year. He is excited but I know the first week might be tough. I would love to give him some awesome school supplies for his backpack!

Mandy Wolovich said...

This stuff is so pretty to look at! My little Eli is starting preschool this year. He is excited but I know the first week might be tough. I would love to give him some awesome school supplies for his backpack!

Katy said...

Yay! They carry yoobi products at the target near us so we have already added a box of pink pencils to our supply arsenal!

andrea said...

these are perfect for my new kindergartener

Kee said...

I'm a 1st grade teacher in a low income school. My students could definitely use some beautiful art materials!!!! fingers crossed.

laaid said...

awesome! I love school supplies, and I love the "one for me, one for you" program.

Marnie Struthers said...

I am a teacher and love when anyone gives back to those in need.

wildfirekisses said...

I've seen these at Target and wondered about their quality, but hearing their mission and the bright colors have me sold!

Joyce said...

I didn't know about their one f/one campaign!

Kalin said...

Signed up! Great giveaway.

Amanda/Wild Orchard Studios Photography said...

We are always looking for great supplies for our 4 year old daughter! She goes through them so quickly :) thanks for the great giveaway!

likeschocolate said...

Love art supplies! The prezel erasures are pretty cool.

Design Candy said...

So fun! Great giveaway!

NikoTush said...

I'm just starting to work in a classroom and these would be fun to share with my new students! Love the colorful website and their story.

Ananda Paganucci said...

cute products!!

Catherine M. said...

This looks awesome!

Victoria Royal said...

Love the concept, colors and purpose.. the meaning of Yoobi is refreshing and reflects the brightness of their design. "One you" "one me" feels the same to me as "it takes a village" I like it..

Holly said...

Love the whole vibrant line!

LipsFaulc said...

Great giveaway!

Holly said...

Love the whole vibrant line!

Jessica Zawicki said...

oh how perfect!

sumayya Ansari said...

Love the colors

Maria Biaggio said...

Their school supplies are so cute! I hope Toby is liking the new apartment and has an awesome first day of school!

Neena said...

I love the fun colors!

rachael said...

such fun products!

Brandon Deen said...

I've got the watercolor set! So awesome!

rachael said...

such fun products!

Jennifer said...

Cute stuff! Love their story!

maddy said...

Great giveaway!

BrookeLindsey said...

I am a teacher and it makes me so happy to hear that they donate supplies to children and classrooms in need. How amazing!

Sarah Shotts said...

Love the one for me one for you mission!

Sarah Bradley said...

I love their mission! Thanks for the opportunity!

VSP said...

Lovely colors ans story!!

Shanti said...

These art supplies would be perfect for my little one.

romina said...

I'm an inner city elementary school teacher and these would be great for getting my students excited about the new year!

MINH said...

Love this brand. Kids will love arts thanks to these.

roni said...

What a great idea! Thanks for introducing this!

christina marie said...

yes! best giveaway!

laurenGrace said...

I would love to get my almost three year old (yikes!) doing more creative coloring. Thanks for all the suggestions and for the chance to win!

erin said...

I am teacher and these products would be so fun and helpful in my classroom.

Merrylees Dersch said...

OMG SCHOOL SUPPLIES! I've never heard of Yoobi.. but such great stuff!

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