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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)

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Laura Grace said...

what a fun, creative giveaway :)

Rose said...

Wow, what fun colors! Love the journals-- an easy-to-find alternative to moleskines. :)

Mallory said...

The bright colors are great! Love these.

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sp said...

They're so cheerful!

Eugenia Chalbaud said...

Is it wrong that I'm a college student and want all of these school supplies?

Becky R. said...

I've never heard of Yobi (and I'm a teacher!)
How cool- I love that they donate to classrooms in need.

familia Bybaran said...

My artistic little girl would be over the moon for these! They are magical.

kalliejenn81 said...

Love the bright colors!!!

Kim said...

I love these! How fun :)

Maywyn Studio said...

I love the Yoobi name!

Evy said...

I love that the site also gives back to the community!

KelseyMW said...

I love these fun colors! Great products for kids AND adults!

Shruti Kapoor said...

I absolutely love colors whether they are in the form of color pencils, crayons or sketchpens :) Such a great giveaway. I am so tempted to buy these for myself. It would be perfect of my 4 year old niece who loves coloring. The journals are rad too. Thanks Yoobi!!

Carrie said...

how wonderful!! I am always looking for washable markers for my little artists!

Cassie said...

They have some really cool products! Thanks for the chance!

Ralu Birle said...

love it!so colourfull and the pretzel eraser,genius!!!

BeatrizTorresIbarra said...

I love the colors and variety of pens! I am definitely a pen freak and I want them all!

Juana @ Globe Journey said...

love the colors :)

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Nicole said...

Ooh, these are great! Our crayons are all broken bits!

Susan said...

I love having a set of crayons in the house!

Susan said...

I love having a set of crayons in the house!

Jamie said...

so fun and creative!

Vale Cervarich said...

My daughter Lucy would love some of this fun stuff ;) me too!

Serene T. C. said...

how fun!!! great mission too!

Nikki Shaw said...

My nephew would LOVE this! What a great giveaway!

Emily Meyer said...

Awesome products!

Erin said...

love these! would be perfect for my students!

miss hoax said...

we're just about to move as well - and ours had to edit a whole slew of art supplies. she'd love a refresh.

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Marisol said...

These are awesome! I'm going to order some things for myself, to have at the office. I find that having lots of color perks up my spirits while at work. Ha.

Mad About Ad said...

Never heard of this brand. Happy to have found them. :)

K Chavez said...

Colored binders!! All we can ever find are the boring colors :( hope we win!

Tracey Peach said...

So colourful & bright! Love it

bendancin said...

Love! my 4 year old is really struggling with wanting to learn to write and draw. This could be just the right motivation.

Desiree Fawn said...

Soooo many cute products! :D Love those colours!

Amanda Sharpe said...

Oh my goodness, these would be so perfect to use for the Spanish classes that I teach. Crossing my fingers.

xoxo

ASchnell said...

Who wouldn't want to have these beautiful supplies! So fun and tons of color!

sarah emily said...

Thanks!

kate said...

I always loved shopping for back to school supplies, even more than back to school clothes! I love the mission behind this company, but also the fact that their prices are so reasonable! I will bookmark them to stock up when the time comes (NY oldest isn't yet 2, so I have a little while yet) :-)

Jessica Matthews said...

Love this giveaway, going to try some of those art tips with my boy.

Michelle K said...

Beautiful products! I just saw Yoobi products at Target. I had no idea they donate. I will definitely be purchasing their products.

kim said...

Those highlighters are so cute!

Margaret S. said...

I am excited to share some art tools with my soon to be 2-year old nephew. What a great company! Such fun supplies in bright colors.

Jennifer Bangoura said...

love the notebooks!

Mary said...

Oh man. Love me some art supplies!

heidi alene said...

Would love this!

CharlyJames said...

*LOVE* the pretzel erasers and the bright colors (easy to find)!

Catherine said...

My daughter would love this stuff! So cute and colorful!

Christie. said...

What a great idea!

AngieB said...

This is amazing! Great stuff. I will order now.

Ta da... said...

Oh how wonderful! :D one for my niece one for me and one for the class hahahaha just coz i wudnt want to share mine ;)

RosieZ said...

As a homeschooling parent, I would love this!

Kara said...

With two artistic parents, our daughter has no choice but to love drawing and coloring. In fact, she already LOVES scribbling and she's just over a year. So, yep, we would LOVE this.

Meghan Dowell said...

These would be wonderful for the zine club!!

Michelle Gallagher said...

My love for colored gel pens knows no end! But also love the thin notebooks.

christine said...

nice ! love the deisgn, cant wait to try the colored pencils - my kids favorite for drawing.

Allison Michelle said...

Loving the bright colors and I know my artist of a daughter would too!

Lucy said...

My daughter would love these. Art projects are a favorite!

Arlin Pojoy said...

Very awesome!!! Please enter me to this awesome giveaway. As a mommy of four we always need and want school supplies :)

twopounds said...

Love the washable markers and the non-toxic crayons. Great giveaway!

Krystal said...

They seem like such high quality materials! I teach 3, 4 & 5-year-olds in a public elementary school, and I loved your suggestions! If you're drawing to music, you can also try stopping the music randomly and having the child stop drawing when he hears the music stops, until it starts again. It works on the child's self-regulation, which is helpful as he develops! :)

Whitney said...

I need it all...but especially the notebooks and maybe the colored pencils...and...everything.

meb0824 said...

Love the company's idea - so many classrooms need this help!

Becky said...

This is one of my favorite giveaways ever!

Nina said...

Love the colors and that they have college ruled. Great idea !

Rachel said...

so pretty!

The Angry Neighbor said...

I love office / school supplies. Fun ones make for great gifts for coworkers. And this does double duty with the donations. :)

Erin said...

oh how i love school supplies!

Carly said...

I love the "one for you. one for me" philosophy!

Jessie said...

I love the colors, and the name!

Stefania said...

I love all of it, especially the crayons!

anna said...

what a great giveaway. the Yoobi colors are so beautiful!

Amy Mc. said...

saw this at Target! Love the simple, clean design and bright colors.

Maya said...

i've never heard of this company and so glad i now know them!

Claire Winchester said...

What a great giveaway! This is very dear to my heart. As a teacher at a low income school, we get a lot of kids who start the year without the supplies they need.

Kathryn Henry said...

I had no idea they donated. I guess I know what brand I'll be buying next time the 4 year old and I shopping for crayons and such.

Emily said...

love the vibrant colors!

Brandilyn said...

My son won't be in school for a few more years, but I'm starting grad school in the fall and would love fresh, new school supplies!! Gel pens for my planner, bright composition notebooks, it's all so colorful and pretty.

KHS said...

I love the triangular glue sticks - keeps them from rolling away! Such fun colors, too!

Nicole Bagozzi said...

great giveaway!! Love the green pens with black ink! would be so fun for work!

Meryl Carver-Allmond said...

Love it when cute and good come together.

Naomi Mark said...

Yay! School supplies are my favorite! What a wonderful company with such a great mission!

Hilary Couture said...

Love everything they have, and what a great mission!

Amy S said...

I saw these at Target and admired them for their design and color, but until reading this post, I didn't realize their amazing mission as well!

Sue said...

looks great and so much fun!

EM said...

I like what Yoobi does, plus I love how bright and colorful the products are! Those markers look like so much fun. :)

Mette S said...

Love the bright colours :-)

suburban prep said...

What a great site.
Love the Mini office kit.

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Rosita said...

Those rulers would be a big hit in our family.

RobynC said...

We love art projects!

Lara said...

Love these!

Erin @ Love, the Campbells said...

I love these! They make any room so happy!!

Michelle Butler said...

This is an awesome giveaway! What a cool company :)

Melissa said...

Great giveaway and so great that Yoobi is committed to helping schools in need.

Christy said...

Wonderful giveaway! One of my goals this year is to do more art at home - this would be perfect!

Kate said...

Awesome giveaway!

Megan said...

Would love to be able to give some of these to my students!

Payal said...

Love school supplies!

angela lynnette said...

These products would bring sunshine to any desk!

Whitney Hartshorn said...

These are beautiful!

Sharni said...

I love what they do for each purchase. I hope being in Australia leaves me in the competition. I'm a new recruit to your blog. Loving it.

Elizabeth Kaplan said...

What inspiring creative prodcuts and more impressively I love their mission of giving back to local schools. THanks for spreading the word!!

Preethi said...

Love the bright colors!

Emily Schmader said...

Great giveaway! Their journals look so so nice!

Gwen said...

Yeah YOOBI! Love the colors and love that they give so much back to schools.

Elisabeth said...

You had me at "non-toxic" and "One for You, One for Me"!

Lacey said...

I love the bright colors and that they give back to schools in need. Also loving the drawing to music idea!

sarah said...

This. Is. Awesome. Nothing better than brand new school supplies!

AliceMay said...

Another kid friendly art idea - 'taking a line for a walk' you help your kid to draw a line all over a blank page, looping around itself several times, and then colour in each 'loop' they've made with a different patter - see how many they can come up with

alex ellis said...

Love Yoobi!

Patrick, Alysha, Silas & Pearl said...

What a great company! Thanks for introducing us!

Sarah said...

Such a great product!

Naila said...

Love this company! As a former nanny and current preschool teacher, I could absolutely use something like this!!

Melissa Allen said...

I'm a speech therapist/office supply addict and these would be great for my office! My kids would love it!

Marissa said...

Love these supplies - so colorful!

Elle said...

I'd love to use their stuff during my lessons! :)

tomorrowstodos said...

So bright and fun - makes me want to go back to school! Almost...

HL said...

love the products!

kristen said...

Great colors!

awolfie said...

Love these products, and such a great organization!

Katie said...

I love the colorful pens and staplers!

MartiC said...

I love the mission of yoobi!

The Experimental Cook said...

Love these! Hope I can try them soon!

Bianca said...

love the colors!!

AllerG said...

So many colors! Love it - would be so perfect for when my niece visits (and for me when she isn't around! Shhh!)

stacey said...

This is perfect for all of my students -- I have four year olds!

sarahphinney said...

I have been seeing Yoobi at Target and was drawn to the colors and simple packaging.

Karen Wang said...

May every single day be so colorful!

Apple said...

I love Yoobi's one for you one for me approach! It's great that they do it in the states too!

I live exposing my daughter to different types of paints and other art supplies. She really enjoys painting while listening to music ( she is 21 mos. but has been doing it for 6 mos. or so). To my surprise she really likes beat boxing...And the painting somehow taught her how to hold pencils and crayons remarkably well- people have commented on her grasp and I didn't even realize she had developed that skill!

Onion said...

Such fun colors!

K + E said...

Their supplies look awesome!

Maribeth said...

The colors are so bright and beautiful! This would make a wonderful gift.

Liz said...

A perfect giveaway for my family right now. We are getting ready to send our only to preschool and could really use some back to school supplies.

Elizabeth Saucier said...

I'd love to win this because I'd donate most, if not all, of the supplies to a local elementary school :)

Anni said...

What a great giveaway! I love the company's mission.

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Emily Moser said...

My kiddos aren't in school yet, but I would love to add to their art supply closet! I love the bright colors!

Jessica Wuerth said...

As a kid, back to school shopping (for supplies, not clothes) was my favorite thing do to. Now, as a teacher, I get to continue, even as an adult! What fun products!

Quin Kline said...

what an amazing company!

Danielle Grace said...

Sweet! I love all office/ school supplies!

Roxana Marissa Ayona said...

My goddaughter would so love this :)

Thank you.

Roxana

Abbey said...

I have a brand new office (my very first!) at a brand new job -- I could definitely use some of this!!

Brenna said...

Cute stuff and brand!

Jen O said...

LOVE their products!!

Ashley Ernst said...

I love that all their products are fun colors and unique shapes...like triangular glue sticks!

Allie Rowe said...

It's so great that you're supporting this wonderful organization. I love the bright and colorful products!

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Candice said...

Getting new school supplies was always my favorite thing about school!

Abigail Dowell said...

Love the bright colors and their desire to give back! Also, who doesn't love coloring?

Marissa said...

So colorful! Happy to know they have a great mission as well.

Jennifer Torres said...

I love all the bright colors! So fun and inspiring!

Michele said...

loving all the colors and cool erasers!

fitztufts said...

Great colors!

Ashley H. said...

My inner 7 year old squealed at those awesome erasers! I don't have children, but do have several friends with young children...so these would be fun things to keep around the house for when they visit!

Lindsay Garlock said...

Want this so bad!

Stephanie Abdon said...

My inquisitive creative 5-year-old would LOVE this!

anamagui said...

We all need colorfull markers for those really boring tasks!

B to the A said...

What a great company and awesome school supplies!

Izzy said...

LOVE these colors! And those pretzel erasers are so fun.

holtkamp said...

These are awesome products!

Mollie D said...

My four year old is not the artist..but we are trying!

Casey said...

Back to school shopping is probably my favorite shopping to do. These colors look pretty cool.

Kelly Benecke said...

Love Yoobi! What a great brand. I love the style that they've chosen.

Melissa Sanson said...

So much fun! Lovely company.

how charming said...

What a wonderful place to shop AND to give! Thank you J. for posting this!!! I'm sure our house would soak up the crayons and markers! Make Magic!

Eliza Ligaya said...

Yay school supplies!

Liz A said...

Those are great suggestions to get some art started at home. Thanks!

Kelly Jeanne said...

Very cool company!

Amber Content said...

I saw Yoobi at Target and fell in love with all their bright colored products! I had to focus and tell myself I was only looking in the office section and I was there for a birthday present... So tempting!

Tara said...

This is my favorite give away yet! I love the colors and creativity!

mgcesur said...

they're so beautiful! <3

Molly said...

Love all the bright colors! I work at a middle school and these supplies would certainly liven up my desk :)

Beth Johnson said...

We saw tbis line in Target the other! Love it!

Vy said...

I'm and adult and this makes me miss back to school supply shopping

Leslie said...

Beautiful office supplies!

ale norris said...

how fun is this?! thanks for sharing :)

Alexis said...

I love the concept! Crayola meets Toms! :) Thanks for keeping me in the know!

Gabrielle Netzer said...

So awesome! I love the packaging on these babies, especially the highlighters :).

Marielle said...

I love the simple, bold colors!

Lisa said...

My almost 2 year old boy colors ALL THE TIME and would be almost as over the moon over these as his mother, who still loves new school supplies after all these years.

Unknown said...

I have been wanting to get some art supplied together for my son. Thanks for the opportunity!

sarah said...

I love this giveaway! No kids here but it's so fun to be artsy :)

Sarah said...

What great colors!

Caitlin Millar said...

Gorgeous colors! Would love to win!

Alison said...

What a great giveaway!

Kristen Killips said...

What gorgeous products and a charitable ethos to boot. What more could we ask for? My two crafty kiddos would love these! Although I'm afraid the 4-year-old boy would play with the bendy erasures more than erase. (;

TandA said...

What a sweet mission. I'll definitely be checking them out the next time we need to stock up. Thanks!

Jennifer H said...

This is awesome. I love school supplies and these are great!

Libby said...

Everything is so cute and would totally brighten up my office! I love the paper clips.

nicole said...

I'm so happy to find out about Yoobi! Thank you!

~Love Lis said...

Perfect for back to school! Love the fun colors!

Elsie M. said...

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE COMPANY AND CAUSE! Win or lose, will be spreading the word about Yoobi.

Fingers crossed for the youngins in my life who'd get a kick out of the goodies in this giveaway!

Jordan said...

Yes, please! Love the bright colors!

Laura Reynolds said...

New school supplies never get old even when you do! 29 year old lover of it all!

Cait said...

Very cool giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Etc said...

Such fun supplies!

dreamandscheme said...

I first heard about Yoobi a while back and their products are not only adorable but also very functional. I love supporting brands like these with such a good cause!

Brooke Wood said...

The art supplies look great and I love the mini project ideas.

Isabelle Bouthillier said...

Yoopi giveaway, youuuupiii! :)

*Charlie & Kristin* said...

Awesome giveaway!! My little boy loves to draw :)

Joy said...

Yes please. What a fun store!
Thanks Joanna!

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