Monday, October 22, 2012

Magnetic Poetry- GIVEAWAY

I feel I should apologize for all the spelling and grammar errors on this whole blog, I'm sorry. Carry on. Maybe these kits will help me?
Magnetic Poetry. I wish I could write my whole post in these little magnets, but I don't have that many, and I just don't have that much time. However, these fantastic Magnetic Poetry kits are so fun. Perfect for the word lovers in your life. And well, there's a bacon kit, if loving bacon is wrong, I don't want to be right
Magnetic Poetry has kits for children, foreign language kits, themed kits, cards, and so much more. The little word magnets are perfect for your fridge, but they also have fun metal easels that you can set out for your guests to add to a sentence, story, or poem started on there.
These kits would be awesome as gifts, there's pretty much one that would interest everyone! Looking for stocking stuffers? These would be perfect! 
The magnets are well made, no peeling. These magnets have a nice big font for us, *ahem* older/wiser folks. The Kids' Kit comes in a metal tin, which HELLO! The magnetic words stock right on the tin. Perfect for a restaurant, doctors office, or anywhere. It's a wonderful quiet activity. Seriously, I may write them and ask for one with sight words. How perfect are these to introduce new words to children? (Please note however that not all of these kits are appropriate for kids, awesome for adults though!)
Magnetic Poetry has different sizes of word kits, the small ones "Little Box of Words" are so cute. They are great for a little pick me up. Themes for the Little Boxes include Hope, Love, Luck, Encouragement, Cheer, and more. They also have rubber stamps, T-shirt stamping kits, and cards such as this fabulous one-
 And then there's this T-shirt stamping kit, which I want! Think of all the possibilities!

Here is a little more about Magnetic Poetry from their company
  Magnetic Poetry Kits are designed to promote creativity and explore the world of words in a fun and open-ended format.  There is no right or wrong way to play with Magnetic Poetry.  Open up a box and just see what happens.  Our Kids' Kits are especially popular with teachers.  Budding poets and young writers enjoy working with the kits, expanding their vocabularies and creating their own unique poems.  Kids who are reluctant to write or are having trouble reading often enjoy the tactile aspect of moving the magnets around to create, and the limited word selection does not overwhelm them.  We've even had parents of severely autistic children tell us that they weren't even aware their child could read until they saw what they were creating with Magnetic Poetry, and realized that this opened an avenue to express themselves and their needs.
  On the light-hearted side, we have kits for adults that range in content from nice to naughty to pretty dang naughty.  Oh, and foreign languages as well.  We've pretty much got a great gift for just about anyone on your list.  Again, the idea is to open a kit and see what happens.  Plus it's super fun to combine two disparate kits and come up with something really crazy.  Zombie and Shakespeare anyone? 
How it all started

It all started with a song and a sneeze.

Dave Kapell, founder of Magnetic Poetry, was suffering from writer's block while trying to compose song lyrics. To overcome this problem, he wrote down interesting words on pieces of paper and rearranged them, looking for inspiration. What he hadn't figured into this experiment was his allergies. One good sneeze and any progress was sent flying across the room. Dave decided to glue the words to pieces of magnets and stick them to a pizza tin. Then he got hungry and the now magnetized words made their way to the refrigerator door. Before too long, Dave wasn't the only one rearranging his would-be song lyrics. When friends came over, Dave noticed they started to move the magnets around, amusing themselves by writing the first magnetic poems.
After seeing his friends having fun, Dave thought he might be able to sell his word kits at a local craft fair. He made up 100 kits and set up shop at Calhoun Square, a mall in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. All 100 kits were gone after 3 hours. That night, he recruited as many friends as pizza and beer could draw and made up more kits--all of which sold as rapidly the next day.
From these beginnings, Magnetic Poetry® has now sold over three million word kits, over one billion word tiles--growing from the Original Kit to a kid's line of kits, to foreign language kits, to Voice/theme kits.
Would you like to enter to win a Magnetic Poetry Kit? If you are in the US and are 18 years of age or older, enter below! Read the rules HERE, first. 
There are FOUR kits that will be given away, the firsts two names picked by the random generator will be for the bacon kit pictured above. Here's a description of that
Bacon Poet: There's no shortage of sizzle and smoke when you open this crispy box of over 200 Bacon celebratin' magnetic word tiles.  Go ahead and laugh when the aporkalypse hits, because you're prepared! (We do not consider this a kids' product, but is appropriate for high school and up)
The 3rd and 4th prizes will be a Kids' Kit- Kids' Kit: This box of 350 magnetic word tiles range in difficulty from very easy to somewhat challenging.  Perfect for budding poets and reluctant writers alike.  It comes packaged in a shiny re-usable tin, so kids can create right on the box for portable fun wherever they go!  Ages 5 and up.

Where to find Magnetic Poetry

Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample/s of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All pictures are from the companies site, unless noted.
More giveaways on GPAC found HERE.

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