Monday, 3 January 2011

HOAC Giveaway Here and Now

Happy New Year! No better way to kick-start 2011 than by holding a giveaway draw :) I love them and even won a couple myself last year. I'm really happy to be able to host a giveaway on my own blog for once :)

In the Hands of a Child are just about to release their 400th Project Pack and to mark this event they are holding a 400th Project Pack Celebration. Woohoo!
This will include a sale with big discounts that will take place early this year, as well as the chance to win a completely FREE 1 year Super Membership (worth $225/£145), a FREE Custom Ordered Project Pack where you decide the topic and the difficulty level (worth $75/£48), and a FREE Lifetime Super Membership (worth $275/£177 ). Sorry if the conversions to sterling are not 100% accurate, I got them from here.

HOAC also have a semi-annual Freebie which anyone can download so you can try before you buy :)

Be sure to keep an eye on their website and sign up for the newsletter to be kept informed of the 400th Project Pack Celebration.

If you're new to HOAC materials, their packs contain all the information and lapbooking pieces needed for the topic in question. That means not much preparation for parents and older children can do them pretty much independently. Of course, you don't have to limit yourself to making a lapbook, we tend to stick the pieces in notebooks too :) There are even online co-ops so you can pool ideas and share experiences with other families who are studying the same topic.

This is a page from our Anglo-Saxon project that we did using the HOAC Anglo-Saxons Project Pack.

ANYWAY, back to this giveaway. In the Hands of a Child are offering a FREE bundle pack to one of my readers :) Actually, not just mine, there are other bloggers taking part in this as well :) A Free bundle pack includes a printed Project Pack, Kit Pack, and Answer Key (when available) which, for US residents, will be posted to the winner . This is a $40 value including the free shipping. For Non-US residents, the bundle pack will be delivered electronically rather than in hard copy.

To enter,  all you have to do is :-
Visit the HOAC website then come back here and leave a comment stating which 5 Project Packs you would most like to own :)
Leave your comments before midnight GMT on Tuesday 11th January when I will pick a winner at random :)

Don't forget to tell your friends about this and GOOD LUCK everyone :D

Disclaimer ~ The giveaway is sponsored by In the Hands of a Child.  There was no compensation for this post and the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Good giveaway ;)

    The five project packs we would most like to own are

    Advanced Astronomy
    Art Appreciation
    Basic Survival Skills
    Environmental Science
    Sir Isaac Newton


  2. What a fantastic prize!

    Ours would be :

    Basic Physical Science
    The Industrial Revolution
    The Holocaust

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  3. What a great prize!

    Our 5 favourites are:

    Globes and Maps
    Beginning Reading
    Solar System
    A Summary & Review of 100 (1900-2009)

    How exciting!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. This is a great way to start the New Year Helen, thanks.
    I have chosen

    All about me
    Globes and Maps

  5. We would choose:
    Five Little pumpkins
    Polar habitats

    Emma - coming through from Early Years List!

  6. Lovely prize :-)

    Our 5 favourites are:

    Exploring Hearby Space
    Fire Fighters
    Guinea Pigs
    Polar Habitats


  7. Great give away, thank you :)

    Our choices would be:
    Ancient Greece
    Romans in Briton
    Rocks and minerals

    Happy new year!

  8. Love HOAC!

    Our picks would be:

    1. Christmas Around the World Project Pack
    2. A Little House in the Woods Project Pack
    3. Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
    4. Narnia: Prince Caspian
    5. Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Thanks for hosting.

  9. I love Hands of a Child! I really want the Habitats collections. I am going to purchase one every couple weeks to help with the cost since we aren't starting this unit until middle of summer. I love your blog, I now follow it!

  10. HI I used HOAC all the time. Our picks are
    Sir Issac Newton
    Industrial revolution
    Art Appreciation.

    Now following your blog:)

  11. Hi!
    I love Hands of a Child! I have purchased a few of their items in the past and have been very pleased. Our five top favorites are:

    Outer Space
    North America

    Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New Year!!!

  12. I picked:
    1. Little House in the Woods
    2. Sarah Plain and Tall
    3. Healthy Eating
    4. My State History
    5. Discover Genesis

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

  13. My picks are:
    1. V is for Volcano
    2. Biblical Character Traits
    3. Blueberry Sal
    4. A peek at poetry and poets
    5. American Gov.

    Of course it's always hard to choose just one (or five) projects packs from HOAC!

    SeekingHim at gmail dot com

  14. Oh what a fab idea! I've been looking at the HOAC Viking pack recently. OK so my 5 would be
    1. Vikings
    2. Anglo Saxons
    3. Norman Conquests
    4. French Revolution
    5. WWII

    Thanks Eli x

  15. I love HOAC! My current top five on my wish list are:

    * The Holocaust
    * A Summary & Review of American History: Turn of the Century to Modern Era
    * Ancient India
    * Declaration of Independence
    * Great Painters of the World

    JulieCC @

  16. What a fantastic prize!

    Guinea Pigs
    Healthy Eating
    astewa at G mail dot com

  17. My picks would be:

    Ahoy, Matey!
    Exploring Nearby Space
    Knight Games
    Rodne Rockhound's Rocks & Minerals
    Beginning Reading

    Can you tell I have a 5 yr old boy, lol

  18. Great giveaway!
    Ancient china,
    Ancient India,
    Ancient Mesopotamia,

  19. This is a fantastic prize - thanks for hosting it :)
    I was just at the HOAC site this morning with an eye on the music appreciation pack!
    So my five choices are:

    Music appreciation
    Ancient Mesopotamia
    Greek & Roman Mythology
    Anglo Saxons
    Exploring nearby space

  20. Hi. I have been lapbooking with (initially for) my 2 1/2-year-old for a year and a half now and love the freedom of it. We would love

    Little Miss Muffet
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    Favorite Animated Ballets
    Let it Snow!
    In the Garden: Flowers and Insects

    Thanks a lot.

  21. Fabulous giveaway

    the 5 packs we like the most are:-

    Biblical Character Traits Project Pack
    Jesus Loves the Little Children
    Katy's Big Snow Day
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    The Ten Commandments

    thank you

  22. I would love to own:
    America's Great Depression Project Pack
    Ancient Rome Project Pack
    The American Revolution Project Pack
    Creation Science Project Pack
    World Cultures Project Pack

    (I could make a list three times as long!!!)

    Thanks for entering me in your drawing!!!

    Rachel NC

  23. It would be so good to have this as they have so many fantastic packs.
    The ones I would choose first would be:-

    any (or all actually!) of the Narnia ones
    Ancient Greece
    David Copperfield
    The Weather
    The Great Ice age

    Thanks for this chance, 'Belzi'

  24. What a great giveaway!

    Our choices would be:
    Ancient Egypt
    Middle Ages
    any of the Narnia series
    Great Painters of the World
    as well as the project pack for our state

  25. I love HOAC
    Basic Physical Science
    The Industrial Revolution
    any of the Narnia series
    America's Great Depression Project Pack
    Ancient Mesopotamia
    so many lapbooks so little time