Friday, 25 March 2011

Japan Earthquake Appeal

In aid of the Japanese earthquake disaster and in cooperation with Jo at A bit of this and a bit of that, I am organising a raffle on this blog.

The prize is a pack of three handmade Early Reading and Writing materials:

1. A sandpaper name flip book. This material is used to teach children to recognise and write their name. The flip pages mean that you can isolate each letter to teach it. I used Montessori colour coding, except that I got it wrong for the one pictured. Your one will have red consonnants and blue vowels, unless you use different colours and you let me know. I will use the name that you communicate to me.

2. Second in the pack is a homemade spinny speller. Again, the Montessori colour scheme is used (right this time!). The spheres are fixed and used as handles while the cubes spin to make a total of 64 real and nonsense CVC words.

3. The third item in the pack is a red felt letterbox, a green felt enveloppe (not the one pictured) and a stack of coloured cards to write on. Your children will love posting notes to you and will practice their handwriting at the same time!

All items are handmade.

For a chance to win this Early Reading and Writing Pack, you need to make a donation of £5 to GlobalGiving, come back to this post and leave a comment with your receipt number and a valid email address. For more chances to win, you need to make another £5 donation and leave another comment. If you want to donate £10, you will need to do two £5 donations so as to get two receipt numbers and be entered twice. You can enter as many times as you like.

If you make a mistake or forget to add your email address, please delete the first post and re-write it.

Anybody can enter, I will ship worldwide.

The winner will be drawn using a random number generator.

This raffle will close on Sunday 3rd April, 18:00 GMT.

The raffle being held on this blog is in cooperation with A Bit of This and A Bit of That. We are in no way affiliated with Global Giving, that's just our chosen method of getting funds safely to the affected area.


  1. Total Billed: £5.00 GBP
    Receipt Information
    Date: March 27, 2011 11:34:19 AM EDT
    Receipt #: R301183-GC800757-CBuk
    Form of Payment: PayPal

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  2. Hi Elsa
    I donated 10AUD$ to the Australian Red Cross, would that count for an entry? Also I've entered Jo's raffle and I'm not sure if that allowed? If so please count me in! Otherwise I'm glad I found your blog through the raffle, I'm a follower now ;-)

    Receipt Number : 1100493
    Donation Amount $ 10.00 AUD
    Japan & Pacific Disaster 2011


  3. Dear Olive's mum,

    Donating 10AUD$ does count for an entry. You mentioned you entered both Jo's raffle and mine with the same receipt number; normally that wouldn't be allowed but since you didn't win Jo's raffle and very few people have entered mine, we'll let you have it just this once.

    Good luck!

  4. oh, this is great! what a sweet thing to do.
    I love th mail box!

    Total Billed: £6.00 GBP
    Receipt Information
    Date: April 07, 2011 03:55:45 AM EDT
    Receipt #: R308844-GC813430-CBuk
    Form of Payment: PayPal