Friday Giveaway: In Wood We Trust

Lots of mamas are looking for more traditional toys that encourage imagination and exploration, providing the same playing experience they had as children. Design for Play toys encourage classic imaginative play. Their safe, eco-friendly toys are imagination powered, not battery powered. Using only top-quality wood, Design for Play toys are beautifully-designed and handcrafted to be handed down from generation to generation. These toys are the antidote to plastic kid clutter.

And we love that every aspect of the company is run with an environmentally-responsible ethical approach. Toys, packaging, packing materials and even the remains from the production process (sawdust, woodchips, etc.) are 100% recyclable. All products are made entirely of unpainted, unstained, smooth, non-toxic wood and finished with linseed oil. No PVC plastic, no metal, no vinyl, no lead paint, no stain, no phthalates. No nails, pins, wires, pinching parts, cords, tiny beads or batteries ensure a safe play experience for every child.

Design for Play is offering a set of their Heirloom Blocks for our next giveaway. These are ideal blocks for little builders. Sixty-eight gorgeous natural wood blocks are great for hours of creative building. Convenient wood storage box keeps the two layers of blocks in order when it's time to put away.

As a bonus for everyone, Design for Play is offering a discount of 20% to all Mamas who order from them. Just enter this code in the checkout process for 20% off any order: MAMA20.


To be entered in this giveaway, leave a comment answering the following question:
What was your favorite toy as a child?

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[this giveaway will be closed on Thursday, March 12th at 11 PM, & the winner will be announced next Friday!]

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{{{{{Colorado Gal}}}}
Please email us in the next 2 weeks to claim your prize!

82 comments:

  1. My favourite toy as a child was Tinkertoys. Do they still make those? I loved putting them together to construct things. I think they were a great toy for the imagination.

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  2. I blogged! :)
    http://emilyisland.blogspot.com/2009/03/woods-good.html

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  3. My favorite toy as a child was probably Legos. What was so great is that each time they were played with something new could be constructed...it really got the creativity and imagination going.

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  7. I loved my pound puppies. My brother and I used to play veterinarian all the time with our little patients!

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  9. My favorite childhood toy was probably my Skip-it. My sister and I would jump for hours.

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  10. Remember kabangers? I loved those things. I'm pretty sure they quit making them because they were so freakin' dangerous. I know I had some injuries from them.

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  11. My absolute favorite toys were the refrigerator box and the closet. Places to hide, pretend, and make play houses.

    i also loved my flower press - I spent hours playing with that things, arranging my flowers just so.

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  12. Wow these blocks are beautiful! I love horses and all my toys were horse-related growing up. My favorite toys, which later became a hobby/collectible, were my Breyer horses. I have the best memories of playing with them to a background of my parent's "The Mission" soundtrack on vinyl! Crazy, huh?!

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  16. typical girl stuff like dolls, my little ponies, etc.

    great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance.

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  17. Beautiful blocks!

    My favorite toy...my Cabbage Patch doll (which I still have even though I have purged all other childhood toys) and my other stuffed animals. I LOVED to play school and sit them all on my bed, or rather in my classroom. :)

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  18. Those are great blocks!

    Yeah, my baby doll was my favorite toy!

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  19. My favorite toys are a toss up between my My Little Pony collection and a stuffed bunny rabbit named Peppy that I had to save up to buy. I think the saving made me appreciate him.

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  20. My favorite was my Holly Hobby Kitchen Set...it's still around somewhere in my parents house...hoping my little girl with love it someday too:-)

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  21. Love the Heirloom Blocks! My sister and I would play with our Tinkertoys for hours and then our brother would enjoy destroying all that we had created. Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway drawing. My sons would have hours of fun with these wooden blocks! Many thanks! Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  22. I am a subscribed to your email newsletter! Many thanks, Cindi
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  24. My Hula Hoop! Pink and white swirls!!!

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  25. I am on your mailing list as well.

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  26. It's simple but my favorite toy was an Etch-A-Sketch. Portable, reusable, and hours of entertainment!

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  28. My FAV was 'My Little Pony'....tons of plastic, and probably lead paint....lol.
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    I think these are wonderful blocks, and my son would be in love with them!

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    *Big thanks to Design for Play, for a generous giveaway.....I am in love with this block set....IF I had the $ we would buy it right now!*

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  32. I joined your facebook network

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  33. My favorite Childhood toy was most definately Barbies!!! My sister and I had TONS of them and all the accesories. I actually at one point had the motorized Barbie Corvette that you could get in and drive. I thought I was so cool!!

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  34. Paper and pencil. I loved playing "school".

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  35. I joined your facebook network as well. :)

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  36. And I've got you on my blog roll at
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    I wanna win this one!

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  37. My grandparents used to send us beautiful board-books from Czechoslovakia... the illustrations were so beautiful!

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  38. My favorite toy was my Cabbage Patch Kid, Randall Elwin. I bought him at the height of the cabbage patch craze with my very own money that I earned doing chores for my mom and babysitting the neighbor's daughter.

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  39. I actually loved my matchbox cars. I would go outside to the dirt on the side of my parents house and make villages and towns and roads and play for hours!

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  40. I loved my baby doll, even after she lost her eyes and facial features (they were painted on) and all her hair (after countless shampoos and haircuts).

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  41. My favorite toy was probably my Strawberry Shortcake kitchen. It was made out of cardboard and didn't do much, but we had that thing forever and I loved it.
    YiddishBitterRose at gmail dot com

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  42. I'm a subscriber.
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  43. My favorite would have to be the popper! You know the super annoying toy, that every mom hates, that gets pushed around and pop, pop, pops as loud as possible. That was great!

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  44. I had a stuffed bear in a clown costume named Mandy that I loved more then anything.

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  45. My favorite toy as a child was my Barbie for sure. I would play with my collection for hours. Thank you!

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  46. My favorite toy as a child was my teddy bear with movable arms and legs. My mother tells me that I got him for my 1st Christmas, which was just before my first birthday. I still have him!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  47. I am also a subscriber - thanks!

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  48. I had some of those incredibly dangerous heavy glass clacker ball thingies that I thought were way cool. And the slime that came in a trashcan with worms was a big hit, too!

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  49. Fisher Price Little people for sure!

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  50. i loved hungry hungry hippos. just recently my niece in the uk got the game for christmas. i was so excited as if it was my own toy.

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  51. I remember playing carum(not sure if that's spelled correct). it was a board game with rings and it was like pool.
    vickers at comcast dot net

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  52. I remember playing battleship all the time. Even by myself somehow????
    lindakay1951@yahoo.om

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  53. I loved playing with little people. I also enjoyed legos, and little cars. Julie Lawrence

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  54. I'm on your mailing list too!
    Julie Lawrence

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  55. My favorite toy was barbie . We played every chance I got!


    calliemist@yahoo.com

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  56. kellyache[at] hotmail.comMarch 9, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    I loved a game called Kerplunk. You'd fill a tube with crisscrosses of sticks, drop in VERY LOUD marbles, and pull out sticks until the marbles kerplunked.

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  57. legos for sure!!

    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  58. My favorite toy growing up was a fisher price RV. I would play with it all of the time.

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  59. wow, those blocks look beautiful, so smooth and such a beautiful grain :).

    my favorite toy as a kid was probably my roller skates... i wore down the wheels to the metal axles!

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  60. added you to my blogroll here: http://stuffstuffstuffmorestuff.blogspot.com/

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  61. joined your facebook network as well.

    thank you so much for the great contest!

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  62. My favorite toy as a child was no doubt, my Strawberry Shortcake dolls! :)

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  63. What was your favorite toy as a child? hmmmm legos

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  64. i follow you on facebook but name there is liza_vla

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  65. Wow, absolutely gorgeous!
    When I was a little girl I played with my brother a lot. We often played board games and also enjoyed recording our own voices on a tape recorder and playing it back. We made "Radio shows" that way :)

    onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

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  66. fav toy was my baby doll i named christina

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  67. My mom had given me one of her old teddy bears and I think he was my favorite toy. I did a lot with him! :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  68. I'm on your mailing list.

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  69. My favorite toy as a child was my Strawberry Shortcake kitchen. I'm working on building a play kitchen for my daughter now :)

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