Winners – Kids Nation magazine’s 2nd Birthday

Thanks to everyone who had entered Kids Nation magazine’s 2nd Birthday giveaway.



We have four lucky winners:

PRIZE #1: US$40 shop credit from Lovely Wall Co
Winner: Crystal Marie Porter (Canada)

PRIZE #2: Loved blessing band from Mindfully Made Studios
Winner: Angela Saver (USA)

PRIZE #3: One personalized drawstring bag from Rubies & Gold Gifts
Winner: Marta Playita (Spain)

PRIZE #4: AUD$50 shop credit from MossyJojo
Winner: Sanam Hana (Pakistan)

Thank you once again for participating!



2nd Birthday Giveaway: 4 handmade shops – 4 winners

Hello lovelies

I can’t believe that Kids Nation is 2 years old! Well, time flies when you are having fun.

To celebrate Kids Nation’s 2nd birthday, we are excited to partner up with some of our favourite handmade shops and bring you this Birthday Giveaway!

You could win ONE of these FOUR PRIZES!

PRIZE #1: US$40 shop credit from Lovely Wall Co

PRIZE #2: Loved blessing band from Mindfully Made Studios

PRIZE #3: One personalized drawstring bag from Rubies & Gold Gifts

PRIZE #4: AUD$50 shop credit from MossyJojo




Lovely Wall Co.

Megan (the owner) designs and produces so many beautiful wall decals and wall paper in her studio in Oklahoma City (USA). She uses the best vinyl’s, Inks, and equipment and prides herself in the quality of her works. They are perfect for children’s rooms and even for all spaces in your home and office. These are some of our favourites:


Connect with Lovely Wall Co.: Instagram | Facebook

Mindfully Made Studios

Amy, the owner of Mindfully Made Studios, creates gorgeous accessories for women and children. Her items are not only functional, but also inspirational. One of her signature pieces is The Blessing Band©, colourful fabric bracelet with motivational quotes. Mindfully Made Studios also donates a portion of all her sales to help US foster children find safe, permanent homes. These are some of our favourites:


Connect with Mindfully Made Studios: Instagram | Facebook

Rubies & Gold Gifts

Rubies & Gold Gifts is a handmade shop based in London, UK, specializing in children’s aprons, crowns, bags & personalised gifts. Denise (the owner) sources all her high quality fabric from UK. Most of her items can be personalized, which make them even more special! I think if I took my son to visit Rubies & Gold Gifts one day, he wouldn’t want to go home! So I have asked my son to choose three of his favourites:


Connect with Rubies & Gold Gifts: Pinterest / Facebook


MossyJojo is a designer art prints shop in Melbourne, Australia. You can find beautiful range of items for children, home and celebrations including mini pin ups, posters and thumbprint guestbooks. Mossyjojo’s design is modern, colourful, inspirational and where east meets west. These are some of the products from MossyJojo shop:


Connect with MossyJojo: Instagram | Facebook


To win one of these prizes, please enter via the app below.

Giveaway opens worldwide.
1st – 15th October 2016 (AEST).
Four winners will be selected randomly. Each winner will win 1 prize, allocated randomly by Kids Nation magazine.

The winners will be announced on Kids Nation magazine website.

Good luck!

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Giveaway T&C:
Giveaway opens Worldwide. Giveaway ends October 16th at 12:00 AM (AEST). Four winners will be selected by randomly by rafflecopter app. Each winner will win 1 prize, allocated randomly by Kids Nation magazine. Winners will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Kids Nation magazine is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented sponsors with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact sponsors regarding your prize. Winners may need to pay for the shipping fee, which will be discussed by the relevant sponsor. Products offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to Kids Nation magazine alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.
Thanks to for listing this giveaway on their site.

Win a set of 25 Nativity Story Discs (US$25) from Petit Miracles

Have you read our issue#8?


With Christmas is coming soon (can you believe it’s next month?!), we are super excited to introduce you to Petit Miracles, a handmade shop in Poland. Agata, the owner of Petit Miracles make so many cute and beautiful things like wooden peg people, story stones and crochet toys.

I have to say my favourite is the travel toys, which we featured in the latest issue of Kids Nation.

Petit Miracles has kindly offered YOU, Kids Nation readers, the chance to win a set of 25 Nativity story discs (valued at US$25).


These wooden story discs can also be used as Christmas ornaments or Advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas day.

Size of each wooden disc: 3.8 cm (1.5 inch) in diameter. 3mm thick (1/8 inch).
Pictures are transferred on discs and sealed with matt sealer for durabilty.

Designed and handmade in Poland

The set includes 25 story discs to tell story about Christmas and the birth of Jesus:

Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, 3 shepherds, 4 angels, 3 wise men
Star, crib, palm trees
3 sheep, 2 cows, 2 birds and 2 rabbits
A cotton sack for storage

Your child will learn:

• Story telling and listening skills
• Great for teaching tools, speech therapy and also used at home for play.

Note: these discs are not suitable for children under 36 months

Please visit Petit Miracles shop and show them some love.

Giveaway opens worldwide.
Ends on 7th November 2015 (AEST).

Simply enter via the app below.

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Win £15 shop credit from the Dutch Hospital

Congrats to the winner of last week’s giveaway.

This week, you have the opportunity to win £15 shop credit from The Dutch Hospital (UK).

The Dutch Hospital is a UK based handmade shop offering wooden letters, alphabets, name blocks and more.


The winner will get a £15 shop credit which can be used towards purchase from The Dutch Hospital shop.

One of my favourite is the alphabet set, inspired by Dr. Seuss ABC book (pictured above).

Giveaway opens worldwide. Ends on September 26, 2015.
Please enter via the Rafflecopter app below.

All the best!

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Win a set of 5 Reading Blocks (US$22.50) from Quality Montessori

A big thank you to everyone who have entered our 1st giveaway last week. We have a winner!

Here is the 2nd giveaway to celebrate Kids Nation’s birthday.
Thanks to Quality Montessori, who sponsor this giveaway.

You can win a set of five Montessori Phonetic Reading Blocks (valued at US$22.50).


Size: Each one is 4.5 inches long by 1 inch wide.

Set Includes:
5 Reading Block Rods w/ middle sounds A,E,I,O,& U.
A list of definitions to keep your little ones informed.

Handmade with natural unfinished Maple wood, and non-toxic water based ink and glue.

They are handmade with love by Sarah Brice, who is the owner of Quality Montessori and a Certified Montessori Teacher.

These Montessori reading blocks are perfect for the beginning reader. Your child will delight in twisting the blocks to discover new letters and lots of words, especially ones that rhyme. The blocks allow phonic practice with all 5 vowel sounds plus 13 different consonants, giving your little reader a total of 80 words to read over and over. All words are in the dictionary (some are less well known then others), and phonetic! A fun tool to strengthen and improve your child’s self-confidence with reading.

Made to replace or compliment your Montessori Three Letter Phonetic Word Cards. The letters are written in lower case D’nealian print with red consonants and blue vowels in order to match the rest of your Montessori Language materials. A must have language work for the Montessori 3-6 year old classroom.

Choking Hazard: Small parts. Not for children under 3 years old.
Made in the USA with Imported Parts.

Quality Montessori has a great range of other literacy tools, so make sure you check it out.

Giveaway opens worldwide and ends on 19th September 2015 (AEST).

Please enter via the app below. All the best!

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Win a felt World Map (valued at US$38) from Sew Smart

To celebrate Kids Nation’s 1st Birthday, we’re going to do weekly giveaways, sponsored by some of our favourite handmade shops.

Today, I’m super excited to introduce you to Sew Smart.

They would like to offer Kids Nation mag readers the chance to win a handmade World Map (valued at US$38).



This world map matches standard Montessori color-coded map puzzles and globes and is perfect for little explorers.

Size: 35″ x 20″

Handmade in Malaysia

Your child will learn:

• The 7 major world continents and 4 largest oceans.
• Fine motor skills (velcro positioning)
• Cognitive skills (matching shapes and colors)
• Early literacy (sight word input and play)
• Creativity (imagination: swim with the dolphins, soar with geese, or fly with butterflies on their global migration routes!)

The map includes:

Felted objects: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antarctica
Sight word cards:
7 continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica)
4 oceans (Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean)

Check out Sew Smart shop to see their great range of felt educational toys for kids!

Giveaway opens worldwide. Ends on 12th September 2015 (AEST).

Simply enter via the app below.

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Kids Nation’s 1st Birthday

A year ago, we took a leap of faith by publishing this free digital magazine Kids Nation.

If you want to know what motivated us to create this media, please read our story here.

We are fortunate to be able to work with amazing contributors from around the world, such as Carey Casey and Ellen Stumbo, whom we’ve featured since Issue#1.

A BIG thank you to all our families, friends and readers who’ve read and shared the magazine. We have reached 72 countries across 6 continents (as of 31st August 2015).

To celebrate this special milestone, we’re going to have weekly giveaways (starting on September 7th) and special offers from some of our favourite handmade shops.

Please ensure to subscribe to our mailing list, so you won’t miss them!

Top 5 DIY Valentine Crafts with Secret Message

I think most (if not all) people love sweet surprises.

This Valentine’s Day, why don’t you try making some of these handmade crafts … each is sweetened with an element of surprise!

DIY valentine secret message


1. Kids Nation magazine: Valentine Kaleidoscope

2. The Crafted Life: Valentine Candy Box

3. Modern Parents Messy Kids: Shaving Cream Valentine

4. Valentine Clothes pin

5. Mini Eco: Invisible Ink


Which one is your favourite?

DIY White Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.

In Australia, Christmas is celebrated in Summer season. So instead of snow, we have brown sands and summer sun.

Today, I want to inspire you with some DIY White Christmas ornaments. They are simple enough so you and your kids can make them together.

So here I am dreaming of a white Christmas …



1. Wishes in a Jar ornament – Kids Nation Mag Issue#2

2. Angels Popsicle Stick – Leaf and Letter Handmade

3. Salt Dough Handprint – Nest of Posies

4. Snowman Popsicle Stick – She Knows

5. Faux Snowy Pinecones – Dream a Litlle Bigger. This one was for decoration, but you can turn it into an ornament, simply by hot gluing a piece of string on the top of the pinecone.

Enjoy x

And the winner is …


Thanks to everyone who has entered our Spinning Tops giveaway, sponsored by The Wandering Workshop

We have a winner, which was picked randomly by the Rafllecopter app.

Congratulations Marcella F. from Australia for winning a set of two wooden spinning tops (valued at USD26).

I have notified The Wandering Workshop and they will contact you directly to organise the shipping.

Thank you!