Guidecraft wooden tabletop theater give-away

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on June 6, 2013

in Give-Aways, Guidecraft Tabletop Theater

After a short break, the Guidecraft Educator Group is back up in action and this month, the give-away is a wooden tabletop theater. You can see details on how to enter the give-away at the end of this post but first, here’s a little bit about how our class enjoyed the wooden tabletop theater…

Guidecraft Wooden Puppet Theater Give-Away hosted by Teach Preschool

The wooden tabletop theater is small and light weight which makes it perfect for table top play. However, we had a nice wide shelf that we set the theater on for our students to play…

Guidecraft Wooden Puppet Theater Give-Away hosted by Teach Preschool

On our first day I places a set of fish stick puppets into the pocket of the theater for the children to play with. Within minutes of coming into the classroom, the children had the fish puppets out of the pocket and a fish puppet show up and running…

Guidecraft Wooden Puppet Theater Give-Away hosted by Teach Preschool

There are a few simple features on the puppet theater that add some extra fun to the puppet show experience including a chalkboard on the back of the sign at the top of the puppet theater so the children can print the name of their show and a clock to set the time of the show…

Guidecraft Wooden Puppet Theater Give-Away hosted by Teach Preschool

This center area eventually turned into a full theater for watching the puppet shows and the children took turns entertaining each other with all different kinds of puppets…

Guidecraft Wooden Puppet Theater Give-Away hosted by Teach Preschool

There is tremendous value for a puppet theater such as this in the classroom environment. This simple and easy to fold up and store addition to our classroom promoted communication, singing, taking turns, listening, story telling, imagination, hand movement, actions, collaboration, listening, and the list goes on…

Guidecraft Wooden Puppet Theater Give-Away hosted by Teach Preschool

Enter to Win

If you would like to enter the give-away for a chance to win the Guidecraft Wooden Tabletop Theater just follow the directions below..

Visit the Guidecraft website and take a look around at the many different things they have for young children

then come back here to this blog post

and leave one comment telling me something you really loved over on the Guidecraft website!

1. Entries for this Give-away will be accepted up until Saturday, June 15th at 10:00pm EST.

2. One winner will be selected by Random Generator and notified by email on June 16th.

3.  The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.

4. Winner must be willing to give me a full name and mailing address that I will then forward to Guidecraft for the purpose of shipping the theater.

5. Only one entry per person please and remember, if you are viewing this post by email, you will need to come to this post to leave your comment as entries will not be accepted by email!

Learn More 

To learn more about the Guidecraft Wooden Tabletop Theater, check out the reviews shared by my fellow Guidecraft Educators below!

Disclosure: The Guidecraft Wooden Tabletop Theater was sent to me for review and give-away. All experiences and opinions shared in this post are my own. I was not given any other compensation for this post.

The Winner is…

Kim – Comment #220

“The stepping sensory stones and multi-match sensory discs are a great addition to an indoor obstacle course for rainy days!”

I have sent Kim and email and she has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected! Thank you Kim and others for joining in the fun!!

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1 Heidi June 6, 2013 at 1:04 am

I loved the Deluxe Art Center on the website. I could just see that in my classroom! I especially love the storage!!!!!

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 6, 2013 at 1:29 am

Hi Heidi,
No need to give the shipping address now:) I will keep that private for you:)

3 Sydney June 6, 2013 at 1:05 am

I would love the puppet theater but, I found a number of things I really like on their site. One of my favorites is the block set. I went to a workshop this spring on the importance of block play.

4 michelle June 6, 2013 at 1:07 am

I LOVED the Rapunzel storytelling packet!! My students LOVE to retell stories, AND this would be awesome in my classroom along with the puppet theatre!! What creative products you have!!

5 Christie H. June 6, 2013 at 1:12 am

My daughters would love the PowerClix magnet sets.

6 Rhythm June 6, 2013 at 2:17 am

Wow! Guidecraft has a lot of awesome stuff! I’ve seen a lot of it in classrooms that I visit. I really like those kitchens!

7 Polly June 6, 2013 at 4:18 am

we love the look of the texture dominos

8 Kristen June 6, 2013 at 5:11 am

Hi. I really loved the easel desktop, and the mirror blocks. Such cool stuff. Hope I win the theatre.

9 Kristen June 6, 2013 at 5:12 am

Hi. I really loved the easel desktop, and the mirror blocks. Such cool, quality stuff! I hope I win the theatre.

10 Noura June 6, 2013 at 5:24 am

I LOVED the Deluxe Art Center. Gives me so much inspiration to revamp our creative area.
Realistically though, I can really see the puppet theatre being used constructively in my classroom

11 cindy b June 6, 2013 at 5:56 am

The Deluxe Art Center would be nice, my class would love it.

12 Diane June 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

See and Store Dress Up Center is next on my list. I will also be needing a new kitchen soon and I really like Guidecraft’s kitchens.

13 Kelly June 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

I love the PowerClix! I think they would be a great addition to the light table and the block area!

14 Patricia June 6, 2013 at 7:10 am

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’ve had my eye on the magneatos in the past.

15 Lou James June 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

Such an excellent company. I love the LightPad. Anything to add wonder to the classroom is awesome! We have a lot of puppets that we use all the time and the theatre would be a really fun addition~

16 Jennifer Dudley June 6, 2013 at 7:12 am

While I like many of their items, I REALLY liked the Construction truck sort and match. Thank you for the chance to win such a neat puppet item!

17 tanya roberts June 6, 2013 at 7:12 am

story telling steve light would be an amazing addition to our group times

18 Lisa Hall June 6, 2013 at 7:13 am

I love the literacy sets. Would make a great combination with the puppet theater. I love watching the children’s expressions as they play. There are so many items that let my imagination run with all the things I could incorporate into my classroom.

19 Lynn June 6, 2013 at 7:13 am

my DC children would love to win this puppet theater – our favorite and most recent item from Guidcraft is the set of Rainbow Blocks.. they are used and loved by every child in daycare

20 Emily June 6, 2013 at 7:15 am

I really liked the PowerClix! The students in my GSRP classroom love exploring with magnets and using them to build, they would have so much fun with these!!

21 Susan Camuti June 6, 2013 at 7:15 am

I like the PowerClix. I am always in favor of open-ended building materials, and these are very appealing. Brightly colored, they have kid appeal, and would be fun in our light table. They look easy to use for our younger children, yet lend themselves to complex structures for the older children.

22 Marti June 6, 2013 at 7:16 am

A Steve Light Storybook – all the stories were the one I grew up with they are something I can utilize at work with the children

23 Jamie Roeder June 6, 2013 at 7:16 am

I love the durability all of the materials seem to have. I also especially love the story tell kits :).

24 Chris June 6, 2013 at 7:17 am

I loved the ‘PowerClix” ! I have a classroom of kids who would absolutely love it !

25 Kristen June 6, 2013 at 7:17 am

What a great addition to our preschool the theater will be!

26 CDTighe June 6, 2013 at 7:19 am

With a focus on Science, I liked the Tactile Bars. It seems to be a well-made, attractive item. This is a tool for discovery for an individual child or small group of children where a great deal of language can be developed by young children.

27 Caitlin Edwards June 6, 2013 at 7:20 am

I loved the white step-up kitchen helper. In my classroom my toddlers are too short to reach the sink so they have to stand on a regular little step stool. It doesn’t give them anything to hold onto, but the step-up kitchen helper makes sure they’re guarded from falls on the side and gives them something to hold to.

28 Andrea Buchanan June 6, 2013 at 7:21 am

I loved the Tactile Turn and Match! I think our threes would love playing with it during our Five Senses unit! The tabletop puppet theater is cool! We have nothing like that at our preschool and it could really bring out more creativity in the children and adults as well!

29 Zeynep June 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

Manipulative and Tactile toys attracted my attention as a Montessori teacher but the sections were empty or I didn’t have an access to it however the Texos seem quite interesting!

30 Jennifer Strandskov June 6, 2013 at 7:25 am

I LOVE the lofts!! We have a Big Room (multiple purpose area) in the child care centers I oversee and something like that would be ideal! Actually a dream to have! It’s gorgeous and the kids would love it! May even need to consider it for budget time in the fall!

31 Brandy June 6, 2013 at 7:29 am

I love the story telling boxes and the magneatos

32 laura englehart June 6, 2013 at 7:29 am

Guidecraft sure has many items to desire for a classroom! I especially like the wooden manipulatives, the wooden dump truck (in wooden block page), and of course, this puppet theater. I am teaching all day Kindergarten next year and am focusing on play based centers for learning. I believe in giving children a voice…and what better way than through puppets!

33 JOYCE McQuiston June 6, 2013 at 7:29 am

For 4 year olds :) Looking for toys as tools to inspire imagination, creativity & construction. Children can use these toys as tools to create and construct any number of toys-creations for dramatic play. This one toy has several possibilities and can encompass many subjects: math, science, art & more! …
CONSTRUCT-IT EARLY BUILDER – 160 pcs. The perfect beginning construction set for younger builders! Complete with all of the components that the big guys use, but the pieces are thicker, the tools are larger and both are easier to handle. Toys can entertain and stimulate young minds and foster an interest in a particular area, such as music, photography, math, arts and crafts, or language. Playing helps to develop a child’s social, emotional, language, intellectual, and problem-solving skills. When choosing toys, consider safety and age-appropriateness. Playing helps to develop a baby’s social, emotional, language, intellectual, and problem-solving skills. Batting at a mobile, giving a musical ball a shove, or transferring a rattle from one hand to another helps babies to learn about the world. Such play also helps them to connect sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell to objects, to recognize shapes, patterns, and colors, develop hand-eye coordination and memory, and to bond with you and others. When you choose toys and activities that enhance your child’s development, you’re speaking your baby’s language and helping her to foster cognitive and social skills that she can build on. But don’t give toys all the credit. You’re a key player. The most important toy is the parent and other caregivers because babies crave one-on-one social interaction and need the security it provides. The right toy, though, can make key developmental stages more fun—for your child and for you.

34 Laura Weirick June 6, 2013 at 7:31 am

I love it all! The light pad, the story telling boxes and the table top easels just to name a few…the puppet theatre would be a favorite in my preschool classroom. :)

35 anne June 6, 2013 at 7:31 am

I love the primary block puzzle of the train

36 Kelly June 6, 2013 at 7:32 am

I love the Guidecraft Vari-Design Wooden Shapes! What a way to inspire a child’s imagination! A true-cross curricula material that I plan on ordering as soon as my director gives me the go-ahead. Thanks so much for the heads up to this website.

37 Libby June 6, 2013 at 7:35 am

I went to the Guidecraft website and I really enjoyed it. There are lots of great products there. I especially liked the Texo building set.

38 Debbie June 6, 2013 at 7:35 am

I love the puppet theatres,we have a big bulky heavy outdoor theatre but it has no curtains no cover so it is not used.

39 nancy June 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

I like their manipulatives, especially the wall mount lock barn.

40 Autumn June 6, 2013 at 7:40 am

I love the all of the theaters from the site. Dramatic Play is one of the most important things to make sure children experience. I also have a soft spot for the lofts.

41 Tara June 6, 2013 at 7:41 am

My class would love the puppet theater. I also really liked the deluxe art center.

42 Maggie June 6, 2013 at 7:42 am

This will be my first year teaching preschool and the deluxe art center would be a great addition to the existing classroom.

43 Cindy June 6, 2013 at 7:42 am

I would love the Magneatos from Guidecraft. Thank you for the puppet theater giveaway.

44 Linda June 6, 2013 at 7:48 am

I saw the Steve Light Storyboxes several months ago but could never remember where I saw them. I absolutely love those. This will be only my second year of teaching the 3 year old class but I know they would really enjoy those! It would be great to be rich about right now!!

45 Kathy June 6, 2013 at 7:52 am

I loved all the storage units. They would be so helpful to organize my classroom.

46 Liz June 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

I absolutely love the block mates! What a creative idea; I can see my class loving these.

47 Jeannie June 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

After visiting the Guidecraft website, I loved the storytelling boxes. I just read the story of Rapunzel to my 2 and 4 year old and know they’d enjoy playing and reenacting the story using the boxes…..I’d love for them to have this tabletop theater because they’re into pretending with characters (specifically family character) and I’d love for them to have this!!

48 Isabel Z June 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

The Deluxe Art center is fabulous. Would love to have this for my classroom. Of course, the puppet theater is wonderful too so thank you for the chance to have a quality Guidecraft item in my classroom.

49 Karen Krepps June 6, 2013 at 8:00 am

Lots of great things. I liked the Hansel and Gretel story boxes and the Desk and Easel Art Cart. Can’t believe I’ve not heard of this company. Glad I follow your blog!

50 Emily Tolbert June 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

My 4′s would LOVE the Guidecraft Tabletop Puppet Theater. :)

51 Diane Postman June 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

Guidecraft makes high quality materials. They really last. I have always loved the Magneatos. But today the art table and tabletop easel both caught my eye. Easels are not only fun for art, but build muscle in kids with low muscle tone. They also help kids for whom glare is a problem.

52 Holly Newell June 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

I love the fold up kitchen set….. So nice!

53 Janice June 6, 2013 at 8:02 am

Love the “story boxes” from Steve Light!

54 Wanda Jones June 6, 2013 at 8:03 am

I liked all the wooden manipilatives that was on the website. wow! Impressive.

55 Wanda Jones June 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

We’re instead of was.

56 Cheryl Sade June 6, 2013 at 8:03 am

I saw several things I really liked! The story boxes and the Clix 3-D builders were items I could see my preschool students really enjoying! I also love your website! Thanks! Cheryl

57 Marla Hill June 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

I love Steve Light’s storyboxes. They are amazing!! Puppets are my kids fav. They have worn out the cardboard theater we have, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed!!! Thanks for the chance:)

58 Amanda McCullah June 6, 2013 at 8:05 am

The memory caps look really fun!!

59 Lisa June 6, 2013 at 8:05 am

As a teacher for students with special needs, I love the Sensory Stepping Stones. We often experiment with different textures and my students would get a lot of use out of the stepping stones

60 Kimberly Montini June 6, 2013 at 8:06 am

On the Guidecraft website – I really loved the Block Mates – especially the Dinosaur and Safari Animals – we’ll probably order some for our store! One product that the kids absolutely love to play with at the store are the Better Builders – magnetic set. I would say it’s a top contender and great for kids at almost any age!

61 Debbi B. June 6, 2013 at 8:06 am

The Guidecraft Wooden Table Top Theater would be an amazing addition to share with our classes at St. James Kindergarten. In looking at the Guidecraft website, a couple of items really caught my eye. The Tactile Turn ‘N Match, the Tactile Bars and the Texture Dominoes would be great to use with our twos and threes. Love your blog too! It has really helped me to come up with some new thing to do with my students through the school year.

62 Suzanne June 6, 2013 at 8:07 am

I love the puppet theater and could really use this in my home school classroom. Very good learning tool for young children to reenact stories they have heard. So many great things I found for my classroom, I need to start a wishlist!!!

63 Rita Henderson June 6, 2013 at 8:11 am

The web site was very easy to use, making shopping easier with the items placed in age appropriate catorgeries. I love the traffic signs that student may use while using their motor skills and cognitive skills while on riding toys.

64 Martha Garner June 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

I love the Steve Light storytelling kits! The pieces are adorable, and children always get so much more out of a story of they can act it out over and over.

65 Nicole June 6, 2013 at 8:21 am

I loved the Market Loft! It would be a dream piece for my classroom.

66 Alison June 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

I think my boys would love magnetos

67 Misse June 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

I love when a website sorts toys by age. I went to the 3 year old category and found a really unique toy, “Table Top Blocks, Greek” that would be fun to celebrate Greek culture.

68 Tina Smith June 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

I like that you can shop by age. This makes it easier to shop for birthday gifts. I have a hard time deciding what to get for birthdays, I always want it to be developmentally appropriate.

69 Karen June 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

I really like the Steve Light Storytelling Boxes! I would love to have that in my preschool classroom and listen to the children make up their own stories!

70 Cindy Tarpine June 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

Many of our classrooms enjoy the animal and truck pieces for the blocks in our block area. The children love using the blocks to create the animals and vehicles and once created love to make houses for the animals and tracks for the vehicles to drive on. Guidecraft has many great toys to help encourage little ones creativity.

71 Barbie Beadles June 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

The building systems are great! What preschooler wouldn’t love working and building with those? My 3 year old son loves them. Can’t wait to add more to his collection.

72 Nancy Worley June 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

I love the table top theater and I also like the 4 in 1 flip top easel. I have a small classroom and it would work well in my room. Thanks

73 Stephanie Baldwin June 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

Loved the doll table and chairs from Guidecraft. Thanks for the giveaway!

74 Alecia Seymour June 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

I love the theater! My students would really enjoy this! We have lots if puppets but no theater to to use them with. When visiting the website I loved the Nordic rockers. I could see my little girls in housekeeping rocking their babies! I hope I entered the contest right because this would be amazing to win for my classroom. I teach for Headstart and we really need some new equipment but our funding has been cut so I don’t think we will be getting anything new anytime soon.

75 Chris June 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

Love the guide craft block mates in dinosaurs. I have a Dino loving girl :)

76 Chalee June 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

Guide craft has the most amazing wooden toys. I’ve always fancied buying my boys the block sets.

77 Lorna June 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

We have a set of the better builders in our classroom. The children love to see how high they can build or how long a train they can make with these magnet builders, use them as ‘ice cream cones’, as well as explore the whole concept of magnets.

78 Mary Rusk June 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

I love the puppet theater and love the light table. I teach K3 and K4 special ed and the children love your activities. We made the boats out of the corks and had a blast. I do not have a water table so I got a washing maching pan off of amazon. I teacher in a inner city school with 97% of the children getting free or reduced lunch.

79 Lynn Eash June 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

Desk to easel art cart is awesome. With the ability to lay flat or stand up would enhance my classroom! My little students would love this! And so would I! ;)

80 Angela Kelley June 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

There were quite a few things on their site that a loved! The art table/center was pretty spectacular, though. :)

81 Andrea Norris June 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

I love the Market Loft. I know, it is a little pricey but a girl can dream of having 2 centers in one area. It would be great to have Dramatic play on the lower level and possibly a listening book center up top. ( my room is noisy no matter how well you lay it out )

82 Debra G June 6, 2013 at 8:43 am

I love the art equipment and much more for the classroom.

83 Amy June 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

I love the powerclix! What a great way yo develop imagination and fine motor skills!

84 Betsie June 6, 2013 at 8:49 am

I loved all the materials associated with Guidecraft (furniture, manipulatives and Hot toys) but wish I had a bigger checkbook. Our preschool is an aging preschool with four preschool rooms and we sure could use some spiffing up!

85 Vala June 6, 2013 at 8:56 am

Love the Wall Mount Barn Lock Box. Would be great for fine motor.

86 Concretin Nik June 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

I really like the Artistic Activity Desk. And we actually have one of their wooden easels. It is well used and covered in paint drips and marker streaks.

Appreciate the give away!

87 Juana June 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

I love the variety of educational toys for all age groups!

88 Michelle June 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

I especially liked the Magneatos Jumbo Builder set. My kids would love to play with those.

89 Laura June 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

There is so much there, but I had not seen the PowerClix before and they look like lots of fun.

90 Christina June 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

My family would love the Magneatos

91 Linda Cunningham June 6, 2013 at 9:06 am

I really like the light pad. I’ve been dreaming about getting a light box for my class room but they take up a lot of room and need to be near a plug. The light pad is a great solution to those problems.

92 Jenny June 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

I loved the multi-sensory discs on the Guidecraft website! What a great addition to my classroom to assign students in learning math and so much more!

93 Sarah Grasch June 6, 2013 at 9:10 am

The Power Clix look super cool! I’d love to have them to use on my magnetic board.

94 Gina June 6, 2013 at 9:11 am

Because I teach in a TINY classroom where storage is limited, I love the light pad. It would go great with the rainbow blocks.

Guidecraft has always made high quality toys and furniture that last for years but my budget is as tiny as my classroom!

95 Jackie June 6, 2013 at 9:14 am

Guidecraft has many products that would enhance any classroom! I think my favorite are the story telling packs, I think these are a great way to actively engage children in the story telling process.

96 Stacey June 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

Love the Dinosaur Block Mates! We are doing dinosaur themed activities this summer, and those would be a wonderful addition!

97 Denise June 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

What isn’t there to love about Guidecraft! If I had an unlimited budget I would go crazy. I love the block mates, powerclix and play kitchen.

98 Rachel June 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

I really like how the Guidecraft website is organized by age so I can easily find something for the age I’m looking for. I also like that it’s mobile friendly. Guidecraft has the best quality.

99 Amy June 6, 2013 at 9:20 am

I love the Tabletop Theater from Guidecraft! I already use lots of puppets in my classroom, but do not have an easy way to have a theater for the kids. My director and I are discussing ways to ramp up my small group activities and independent learning activities. The table top theater would be a great way to help both areas in my class.

100 Mary Beth June 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

OMG what DIDN’T I love!! lol I especially loved the art equipment section.

101 Laura June 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

I love the table top light pad. This would be a great additon to our science area.

102 jen Whitmore June 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

I found that the Power clix were my favorite item. I love that this can be an open ended learning experience for the students. This can be used for so many different lessons as well. Counting, shapes, sorting….etc. LOVE THESE!

103 Amanda June 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

I love so many things on the website. I especially like the storage furniture options and the dramatic play toys!

104 Robyn Clark June 6, 2013 at 9:33 am

I would love to get a new dramatic play kitchen in my preschool classroom. The “All In One” is my dream! I wouldn’t have seen it if it wasn’t for this post! Thank you!

105 Debbie Mandero June 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

Wow! I love this! This would be such a bonus in my preschool classroom, and would definitely help them enjoy play and creativity :)

106 Stacy @ Share&Remember June 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

I like the tactile sets, nutrition puzzles, block mates…and lots of other things!! :)

107 Susan Horton June 6, 2013 at 9:46 am


108 Susan Horton June 6, 2013 at 9:49 am

I loved the PowerClix. They provide a way for a child to use their imagination to create.

109 Connie Sanders June 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

I really love the textured dominos almost as much as I love your website. thank you for all you do for young chihldren. GREAT IDEAS!!!!

Connie Sanders

110 Kathy W. June 6, 2013 at 9:49 am

Would love to have a loft in my classroom. Their light mat looks neat too!
Thank you for the giveaway!

111 Jamie Walta June 6, 2013 at 9:51 am

I want a Light Pad (or two or three) for my classroom! I like that it is relatively small in size, and I just know my students would be mesmerized by it!

112 Toni June 6, 2013 at 9:54 am

I love so many things. I have the block mates safari animals that the kids love. I would like to get some of the block mate vehicles.

113 Anne June 6, 2013 at 9:55 am

What’s not to love from Guidecraft? Of the many items I read through, something that jumped out at me today was the Barnyard Activity Boxes. Students would love to play with the colorful barnyard animals and their barns while they practice sorting, sequencing, counting! So much learning in such a fun way :)

Thanks to Guidecraft for sponsoring this giveaway; this puppet theater would be an excellent addition to any classroom! Combining dramatic play, literacy, art…..ooh the possibilities are endless!!

114 Janae Palet June 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love the story telling boxes! These would be great for telling the story and then sitting out in the library so that the children could retell the story to each other.

115 Kathy R. June 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

LOVED the barnyard activity boxes! What a great way to incorporate themed play including colors, numbers and fine motor all in one toy!!!

116 Jennifer June 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

What a great puppet theater! I love guidecraft.
The quality is awesome and the toys bring so
Much joy to the kiddos.

117 Leilani E June 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

Would love to have the theater for my kids! Also, loved the dinosaur blocks on the website…too cute!

118 Barbara Reed June 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

I visited Guidecraft for the first time and discovered a number of new block play ideas..I would love to have a set of Texo connectors in my block play area..I will be visiting the site again.

119 Shannon June 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

I love love love the Powerclix! My three girls would absolutely fall out over those. Also love your blog, thank you for making me look like a hero so many times!

120 Angela June 6, 2013 at 10:07 am

What wonderful things for a classroom. I want it all! I especially love the Storytelling kits. What a fun way to encourage the children to listen to the details of the story and then retell it with the play figures. A fun way to promote reading!

121 Elizabeth June 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

I love the storytelling boxes by Steve Light! My children (I teach preschool 3s) would love these boxes to help them retell stories they’ve heard or make up new ones. We use similar things in our story time, but not as cute as these. I love to watch my kids create stories and build on the things they are learning in my class. Thanks for sharing!

122 Shanie Vincent June 6, 2013 at 10:09 am

Blockmates!! I love them! I also love those Magneatos..they are neato!

123 chelsea June 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

I love the Hansel & Gretel set! My preschoolers would have a blast!

124 Natalie June 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

I really loved the sensory stepping stones- they are different than anything we have at school.

125 pat alexander June 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

I like visiting the site and seeing all the great things for the classroom. Although my child care is not that big and can’t have everything they show I can still wish. The puppet theatre is great. We could sure use one since we don’t have an official puppet theater at this time. Right now on my wish list from the guidecraft are the story boxes. Besides having my child care I am also a story teller so I love anything that keeps the attention of the children during story time. The kids love stories and having props is a big thing.

126 Julie June 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

I really wish I had the space and the money for the lofts!

127 BRENDA RILEY June 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

I have several Guidecraft materials in my classroom. These areas are always humming and buzzing. I love them, but most of all the kids love them. Each year my new crop always are “attracted” to my array of magnets. I would love to add the larger 148 piece Magneatos Master Builder Set to our very hands-on offerings.

Thank you for all the ideas at Teach Preschool. Some are old and I use them again and the new ones get tried out. We are beginning the 2013-2014 school year with an Oceans theme and most of the beginning activities have come straight from TP. Keep up the creative sharing.

128 Mitra June 6, 2013 at 10:22 am

I love this tabletop theater but I also liked the dress up storage center on the website :-) I would love this for my classroom!

129 Jennifer Stone June 6, 2013 at 10:22 am

I liked the Book and Bin Browser. I could use it for my boys’ room or in my homeschool area. I would love to win the theatre! Thanks!

130 Melanie June 6, 2013 at 10:23 am

There were so many fun things to look at, but I really liked the block cart with the chalkboard on the side. What a fun way to store all the blocks that we have. Way better than a bin!

131 Patti June 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

Our preschoolers are awesome builders and they would love the PowerClix. The Puppet Theater would add great excitement to our dramatic play area!!

132 Tammi June 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

VERY cute!!! Students would truly enjoy!

133 Natasha L June 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

There was so many wonderful things on this site, but the Roadway System would be a great addition to my classroom.

134 Mama Carmody June 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

I would have to say the puppet theater is probably my favorite thing of all but I also really like Mission Storage Step Up Stool!

135 Stacie June 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

Wow, Guidecraft has so many wonderful things! But, if I have to pick one, it would be the Story Telling Kits. My children love retelling stories over and over, even more so with props!

136 Traci Fuller June 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

I love the magnetos! My children both typical peers and special needs students love to build and use their imaginations. These building manipulatives not only allow them to explore effortlessly, but also integrates the Science of magnets!!

137 Bonnie June 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

I really like the theater. I would like to encourage my preschoolers to use the puppets more.

138 Lisa Bevers June 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

I love, love, love the light pad. It would take up very little space and offer a world of learning opportunities.

139 Lora Gaul June 6, 2013 at 10:54 am

I love their wooden blocks!

140 Kylee June 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

I would LOVE this in my new preschool room!!! I also loved all the big block puzzles that this same company sales! The primary puzzles are awesome! I hope I win!

141 Rachel Davison June 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

I love that this theatre can sit on a table. What a great way to encourage endless imaginative play!

142 Lorraine June 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

the Rocker Boats Are Adorable, Especially The Pirate Ship. I Love The Study Desk And Bench AsWell. Wonderful Ideas For Christmas. Thanks For Sharing

143 Monica June 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

I love the Magneatos! A great way to introduce both building and magnetism to young children. Pieces are big enough so that there is no worries about children swallowing magnets.

144 Caroline June 6, 2013 at 11:15 am

Absolutely love the tactile toys! Very engaging for young learners, especially those with special needs as is the case in my own classroom.

145 Barb Seier June 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

Powerclix are a great way for children to use their creativity as they build.

146 Leona Salvatore June 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

Hi Deborah,
Like a child in a candy store, there wasn’t much I didn’t like at the GuideCraft site! Having to narrow it down, I absolutely love the PowerClix because of it’s open-ended possibilities when meeting State Standards and the Common Core in cross curricular activities! Of course, the Puppet Theatre would be a lovely addition to building language skills and more!
Whether I win or not, thank you for your wonderful blog, newsletter and ideas – I actually look forward to addressing my incoming mail knowing there will be something there from you to validate, inspire and utilize in our ECE program! GuideCraft products are quality products that are “loved” for many years! Thank you again!

147 Kimber Pearce June 6, 2013 at 11:31 am

I saw several things that I like on their website. I especially like the dramatic play furniture. The pastel kitchen set was unavailable at the time. I would like to see the dimensions on that set. With our classroom size, I think an all-in-one unit would work much better. I also loved the organizer for the dramatic play clothes to match it.
The puppet theatre is cute too! I use puppets to teach at least once a week. It looks like it would be great to use for both because it would be very easily moved.
It will make someone very happy!

148 Terri Sloan June 6, 2013 at 11:32 am

I am always on the look-out for new manipulatives and really like the Texo. I’m interested in it, in particular, because I have a little boy at our school who has problems with self-regulation. (Doesn’t everyone?!) However, he spends what seems like hours building the most creative structures. His building helps him to develop patience and perseverance AND he exhibits leadership when he guides his friends’ participation in his structures.

149 Elisa June 6, 2013 at 11:34 am

The Wooden Floor Theatre and the Puppet Stand are awesome! I would love to have them in my class! I’m an ESL teacher and I’m sure my very young learners would love to listen to stories told by the animals.
Thank you for the giveaway :)

150 C King June 6, 2013 at 11:37 am

Love all the items but to start would love to have the Playhouse Hideaway Bookshelves.

151 Julie June 6, 2013 at 11:37 am

Thanks. The dress-up center is awesome.

152 Vivienne June 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

WOW! There are so many cute items at Guidecraft Store. I could spend all day there looking at all the cool stuff. I think my kids would love love the Desk to Easel Art Cart even though I think they would love anything from this store especially the Table Top Theater.

153 Erin June 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I love the dress up carousel at Guidecraft!

154 Paula June 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

The puppet theater is a great play item. I really like the community buildings for play. We have nothing like them so it would be a great addition! Thank you

155 Cheryl B. June 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I absolutely love the Corner Book Nook. For my classroom this year I would love to create a corner library space sectioned off from the carpet area of the room where too much noise exists.

Thank you.

156 Christina Ramdeo June 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I was very interested in the helper steps. I was particularly impressed in the safety features of the items.

157 Helen June 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I think it is great I have use GuideCraft products for years. Love your site.

158 kelly golden June 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I checked out the Guidecraft website and fell in love with the storytelling boxes by Steve Light. What a great way to grab and hold on to my student’s attention ! They would love not only to hear the story with the beautifully created props, but would all scrabble to be the first one to get the chance to retell the story ! Working on those beginning reading skills !! Love it !!

159 Shelby June 6, 2013 at 12:23 pm

I love the Steve Light-storytelling kits—Rapunzel and the Hansel and Gretel would be a wonderful addition to the classroom for retelling activities.

160 Tina June 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The magneatos look like a lot of fun, I have never seen them before. I very much enjoy following your wonderful blog, I get many great ideas for activities at home with my 2 young children. The table top puppet theatre would be ideal for our small town home, crossing fingers!! Thank you!!!

161 Erica June 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

This interactive tactile game consisting of 2 wooden bars of 9 textured pieces is great for our preschool children since it strengthens tactile perception, concentration, cooperation, and promotes healthy, positive, non-aggressive touch. This is so important in so many ways for children to use their 5 senses when playing.

This toy can entertain and stimulate young minds and foster an interest in a particular area, such as music, photography, math, arts and crafts, or language. Playing helps to develop a child’s social, emotional, language, intellectual, and problem-solving skills. When choosing toys, this one would be safe and age-appropriate for our pre-school!

162 Amy Wilson June 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I love the Clixick(spellin?) building sets. I am always looking for new sets to build. I always have a group of builders who need more challenges.

163 Lisa Talcott June 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I love the Memory Caps! I think it would be fun for the kids to be able to choose their own items to use as game pieces.

164 Christy Hall June 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I love going to your website for inspiration! Thank you for reminding us of all the wonderful resources out there for us and great educational toys, support materials and supplies that Guidecraft has to offer us. I used them for a resource many years before I became a preschool teacher for my own children’s toys. One of my favorites is still a product they sell- the 3-D Guess What it Is? puzzle set is one game that my children would play with for many years. First as a puzzle set then as a tactile touch and guess, then a verbal clue game! I still have them for my grandchildren when they come along…
My school has the set as well and my 4′s loved the different games that could be played. I would love to have the puppet theater! Thank you again for such a great website and confirmation of developmental teaching practices!

165 AJ June 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Their products all look so sturdy, like they would last for years.

166 Shawna Zervos June 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I would love to have the dress up carousel for my PreK classroom! It has so much room for additional clothes and props.

167 Ashlee June 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

WOW! There are some really great learning materials on the guidecraft website! I love all the manipulative and dramatic play items. I wish I could have all of them accessible for my classroom! I especially want a theater for my classroom, I borrow the one from the classroom next door, but only for days at a time:( and I asked for one on our giving tree at our annual fundraiser, but did not receive would be nice to win it!

168 Alicia June 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I really loved the puppet theater as soon as I saw it! After looking around on the guidecraft website I found a bunch of products I would love in my classroom. My favorite had to be the Deluxe Art Center; the piece would add new life to my art center and I just love the storage component. It looks like a wonderful area for a child to create alone or work with one other child on an art project.

169 Wendy June 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Looking at the Guidecraft website, I really enjoyed looking at and dreaming about the market loft. I can think of a great space to fit the lot if the price fit in our budget!

170 Leatrice June 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I love the light box and the magneatos (sp?). The site is beautiful and the well maintained.

171 katie winjum June 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I like the Magneatos on the guidecraft site. This puppet theater would be a great addition to my library’s storytime collection.

172 Cristiane Lacerda June 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I run a day care for over six years. I think This wooden tabletop would be good To get my kids attention on there reading time! They would focuss more to reading time!

173 Dey June 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I Love the magneatos. How unique.

174 jan June 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

the Tactile Turn ‘N Match is great for little hands

175 Adrian June 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm many beautiful things….but I have always loved the hollow blocks for my children to play with at home..

176 Diane Miesner June 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I love the Magneatos. They look like so much fun and allow for a lot of creativity.

177 Katie June 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I have been on the lookout for a great deal for a puppet theatre for the past six weeks. Free would be amazing :). I LOVED all of the manipulatives on Guidecraft, and my favorite were the sound boxes.

178 Faye June 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm

There is so much I liked on your website but the item I really thought was excellent was the tactile toys, particularly the texture dominoes. What an awesome activity.

179 Ira June 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I am in love with their Magneatos sets!

180 Amelia Schaeffer June 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I absolutely LOVE the light pad! I know it would just captivate my students!

181 Donna June 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm

The PowerClix are what I loved,.

182 Trisha June 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Hard to choose:) I love the story telling boxes!

183 Tami Van gruensven June 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I really liked the power clix from Guide craft website. I think the children would play with these for hours and create imaginative things. Please enter me into drawing for the puppet theatre.


184 Melissa Stanis June 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

There were so many things I loved on this site! But if I have to choose just one, it would be the Royal Tabletop Puppet Theater. My kids love dramatic play and puppet shows are one of their favorites!

185 Angi Arnett June 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I love the puppet theatre. That’s awesome, and fun! Heck, there are all kinds of things on that site I would love to have for the center I direct. :)

186 Kathy M June 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

My students would love the powerclix and rainbow blocks.

187 Kristin June 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm

My favorites were the Moving All Around collection an the See and Store Dress Up Center. Neat stuff!!

188 Rachel June 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm

That flat light board would be amazing! How unique love that its flat, takes up less space than those big old tables and much more affordable!

Love the blog!

189 Aja Kunda June 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm

My daughter would love the storytelling boxes. My son would love PowerClix.

190 Sandy June 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Loved looking at the Guidecraft site! The Magneatos Jumbo Master Builder set and the Memory Caps caught my eye. I work with 3 year olds and our classroom kitchen has taken a beating so the All In One Kitchen is now on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win the table top theater.

191 Rowan June 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I loved the natural wood used to make many of the manipulatives and I loved the rocking boat. It looks so beautiful.

192 sophie June 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm

would just love this puppet show…… imagine all the endless imaginary play, language and creativity with this :) xx

193 Judit June 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I’d love to have the puppet tabletop theater. The PowerClix are awesome and they would go fantastic with our home made light table we have in the classroom.

194 Olivia L June 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I love their Desk to Easel Art Cart. I have 2 little girls, and I like that they could both use it at the same time.

195 Bonnie, Pre-K Teacher June 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I viewed many products on the Guidecraft websight that I would love to add to my pre-kindergarten classroom. I really like the adorable farm table and chair set, this would be the perfect addition to my newly created grocery/farm stand in my dramatic play area. The table/shelf top puppet theater would be a lovely addition to the dramatic play area giving a creative expression and story telling area for one to two students at a time. Thanks !

196 Barbie Dion June 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I absolutely LOVE the story telling boxes. What a wonderful to engage children in retelling of stories! I hope Steve Light creates many more :)

197 Kim June 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Hello Deborah,
I love your website and have used many of the activities you showcase. I recently checked out GuideCraft and was fascinated by the many quality products they offer. I particularly liked the step up stool with handles. I am so concerned each time the youngest of our children uses our current step stool to reach the sink to wash their hands. I can’t wait to show Guide Crafts stool to my director. I also fell in love with Steve Lights story boxes. I must admit story time is my favorite part of the day. It often gives me a chance to break out my puppets, it’s amazing how typically shy students will be more then happy to open up and share their thoughts and ideas with a puppet. The story boxes look like they might not only contain a puppet or two but also little wooden characters that would be fun to give a voice or two to. Thank you for pointing me to the Guide Craft website. KIM

198 Heather Patterson June 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I loved the av unit in the furniture section I have an inclusive preschool and we do lots of musical activities. This cart would be awesome as is the puppet show.

199 Tommie Sue Schindler June 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

It’s impossible to choose from so many wonderful things, but I really like the Desk to Easel Art Cart.

200 Kristy June 6, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I love the Kitchen Helpers, as I love to cook and can’t wait for my little man to be my sous chef!

201 Gabriel June 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

What’s not to love at Guidecraft! Hard to choose just one thing. I love the table top easels, the manipulatives, the dress up carousels and I even bought the find and feel bag! So much fun!

202 Nancy June 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Our Preschool has loved playing with the Magneatos. The PowerClicks are a lot of fun on our light table. We love to do dramatic play so the puppet show would be a great addition. Thanks for your great site!

203 rachel Martin June 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

The puppet theatre is the best learning resource I have seen for a long time – I want one!! I work as an educational leader, visiting homes of Family day Care Educators – this puppet theatre would be the perfect educational interactive resource to inspire creativity and a love of play with all age groups.

204 Judy VanderMeer June 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Hello, I copied your Simple Songs for Preschoolers Book. Just need the music or CD please.
Let me know to order the CD or written music. I’m anxious to use these songs.

205 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 6, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Hi Judy,
You can go here to learn more about the CD!

206 carol smith June 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I would really like to be able to get my class of 4-5 year olds the POWER CLIX set they just love to build and create thing at that age.

207 susan robert June 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

love the art center

208 Chris Knopf June 6, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I loved the Deluxe Art Center! Thanks so much for this opportunity!

209 Robin Culbertson June 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

The thing that I thought was the greatest thing, in my opinion, from the Guidecraft website was the Lofts for the classroom. My center is relatively small so having the loft would be a great thing for my center so we could separate the quite area/reading area from the other areas so it would be a little quitter for those children who want quiet. :) Robin Culbertson

210 Debbie June 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

The Power Clix magnetic tiles are a hands-down favorite in our preschool! We use them on our light table and children of all ages enjoy building structures with them. I really like the versatility of the puppet theater…I would love to have it in my classroom!!!

211 Jenny June 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I loved the Rapunzal storytelling box . How nice to have it all together so nicely.

212 Mary Ellen June 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

My students love playing with magnetic items which is why I think Power Clix would be really fun for them to explore. I also love the Rapunzel story telling item. I think my students would love to retell the story using these items.

213 Nadine June 6, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I absolutely love the Steve Light storyboxes as a welcome addition for any preschool classroom. What a wonderful way to help children reach the standards by retelling stories . . . and with quality materials!

214 monica dean June 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I LOVE the wardrobe center for costumes. Would be wonderful to have this to organzie my daughter’s dress up clothes!

215 Erica June 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm

PowerClix look like hours of fun and learning!

216 De Anna Spencer June 6, 2013 at 9:51 pm

All the products look so durable and functional, but the Hide-Away Kitchen is pure genius!

217 Jenni Fuchs June 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I absolutely loved the Hideaway Country Kitchen! It would be perfect for my preschool classroom because it doesn’t take up too much space!

218 Kathryn June 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Can I first say that I LOVE your blog? You have such great creativity and inspiration for the classroom!

I am really happy that you have introduced me to the Guidecraft website, because they have such great stuff! My favorite thing was the dress-up unit with the mirror on the side. I have been looking for something like that to hold dress up clothes neatly for a while. I absolutely LOVE that there is a spot to hang things, hold the non-hanging items such as hats or gloves, AND a mirror. It’s just too perfect!

Now if only that was the give away! Loving the theatre too, so here’s to hoping I win it!

:) Kaitey Pasion

219 Natasha Sharpe June 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

My kids love art and would love an easel. There is something about big paper to make big art.
I liked the book display’s. They would work perfect for our library books in our reading station.

220 Kim June 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm

The stepping sensory stones and multi-match sensory discs are a great addition to an indoor obstacle course for rainy days!

221 Amber June 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Anything and everything is great on Guidecraft’s website! Just to name one thing, the PowerClix would surely be a huge hit with all of us!

222 Robyn June 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I love the PowerClix! These would be a great addition to my classroom!

223 Kammi Altig June 6, 2013 at 11:08 pm

The puppet theatre is amazing but I’ve been coveting one of those kitchen helpers since my son could stand.

224 Marie Shepard June 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I like the ‘Storytelling’, Steve Light. I enjoy using props while reading/telling a story to preschoolers. Guidecraft has been arround for a while, providing quality products for education.

225 nanci iannone June 6, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Having had to BEG for a light table in my preschool classroom at my last position, I’ve been reluctant to bring the subject up with the director of my new, more budget minded place of employment! But when I saw the LIGHT PAD, I knew my Pre-K kids could finally have the excitement, drama and wonder of working with shadows, illumination and color next year! And you don’t even have to move out other precious furniture to make room for this, as you had to with a traditional light table. I LOVE THIS!!!

226 Tanya Mironov June 6, 2013 at 11:45 pm

I would love any of the Storytelling – Steve Light sets for my kids.
Thank you for the giveaway.

227 Kristina June 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Awesome give-away opportunity! Guidecraft has tons of great things I would love for my students but I especially loved the lofts, wish I had funds and a place for one of those in my classroom. I also loved their play kitchens and art tables too!

228 Carly June 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

I love the light-pad. We have a small room, and this would fit perfectly!

229 Lauri Bruton June 7, 2013 at 1:29 am

The Powerclix looked great. I teach kindergarten and I can see this as a great tool to empower students to be creative.

230 Eve June 7, 2013 at 1:39 am

I loved the Desk to Easel Art Cart – a great unit for creative projects and a good use of space.

231 nancy johnson June 7, 2013 at 5:44 am

I really love the power clix. I have a lot of boys in my class and they love to build. These would be great to have.

232 Diane June 7, 2013 at 5:59 am

My class would really enjoy the PowerClix!

233 hannah jenkins June 7, 2013 at 6:34 am

I love the sensory stones perfect for little people!

234 Vini June 7, 2013 at 6:42 am

I love Guidecraft and what an amazing giveaway. My artsy lil one would love the Desk to Easel Art Cart

235 Carol Belanger June 7, 2013 at 9:00 am

I love the story boxes which have been created by Steve Light. The young children I teach often have limited language and vocabulary skills and what a wonderful tool to help bring a story to life, other than using a book. These are stories my children have not heard and what a great addition along with the puppet theatre!

236 Joan Perry June 7, 2013 at 9:08 am

I really like the Animal Train sort and match toy. I could see my students lining up to play with this toy. I could use it at the beginning of the year to see what colors and shapes they know and how well they do with problem solving skills and matching shapes and patterns. I would love to have the puppet theatre because I do not have one, but I have several puppets for my students to play with. The puppet theatre would really enhance their creative play with the puppets and it would store easily when not in use!

237 Ronit June 7, 2013 at 9:15 am

I love the powerclix. my student love magnetic building blocks and those are so neat.

238 Mary Borgsmiller June 7, 2013 at 10:19 am

I love any of the art centers. They would be so awesome in my classroom. I am still wanting the roadway system for my block area also! It is too hard to just name one item that I would love. All of their products are fantastic. Thanks for offering these giveaways!!! Always exciting! Mary

239 Lynnette Phillips June 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

I checked out the Guidecraft website and saw a lot of quality products. I work for a non-profit and unfortunately we don’t have the funding to purchase things like the puppet theatre.

240 Nancy Brunner June 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I would love to have the puppet theater. I have been looking for one and didn’t want to make it. Guidecraft has so many cool things I will take one of each :)

241 Katje June 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

One of my favorite classroom manipulatives from Guidecraft if the magnetic flower garden. Their products are timeless and made to last.

242 Robin June 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The Lightpad, and PowerClix magnetic set could be used by children of three years through elementary. These are very creative, open ended materials that can be used to inspire children.

The story telling boxes sure would be nice in a classroom setting.

The puppet show would be a dream to come to own and use in my classroom.

243 Kelly June 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

What a great offer! I’ve been getting some wonderful ideas from your site, and I look forward to your upcoming posts.

There are so many wonderful things on the Guidecraft site that it’s difficult to pick just one. If I HAD to, I would name the Light Pad as a favorite. Our current light box is very big and clunky, and the bulb burns out so quickly. Storage is an issue, as well as finding a location in the classroom for it. The Light Pad would allow our science and art exploration that we enjoy, while being small enough to store and transport easily.

244 Debbie Middleton June 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Deborah, I love your site and consider your school a premier preschool. I’ve implemented several of your ideas in my classroom. I visited the Guidecraft website and especially love the magnetic PowerClix 18 pc. My 5 year old grandson loves them and by the end of the year my 4 year old students make endless creations with them. The puppet theatre I have is large and doesn’t stand well, so this tabletop version would be a wonderful addition to my classroom.

245 Trish June 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm

My students would really enjoy having the table top theater…..they love creating puppets and putting on shows for one another. In looking at the Guidecraft site….I am going to have to look into purchasing the Texo and Power Clix manipulatives…..they would be a big hit for my older students.

246 Cheryl June 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I would love to have a set of Magneatos in my classroom!

247 Kathy L June 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm

The Steve Light Storytelling Boxes look like so much fun. My kids would love the Hansel and Gretel or Rapunzel ones. Looks like Guidecraft has so many cool educational toys.

248 Courtney June 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! My students have always done puppet shows behind a shelf, they would love this! The light panel would be a great tool for my classroom too!

249 Lisa KH June 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I really love the Playhouse Hideaway and Bookshelves! I think it’s great that it’s multipurpose – a fun play structure and quiet place to read or nap as well as a nice storage area for books and small toys.

250 Lina June 7, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I would love the dress-up carousel!!

251 Vicki Hunley June 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Besides loving the puppet theater, I like the manipulatives on the Guidecraft website. I love the Montessori method of teaching and these items have children use their senses to learn colors, shapes, fractions, visual perception and small motor skills. Pre-school children learn best by using their senses and doing, not by being shown and I think that Guidecrafts manipulatives do just that.

252 Lindsay June 8, 2013 at 12:01 am

The PowerClix look awesome! Thanks

253 Bridgette June 8, 2013 at 3:26 am

I loved the play kitchens. Both of my children would enjoy this dramatic play, plus they can learn social skills while playing, too! Our local library has one. Having one at home would be so awesome! Especially with a 3 month old at home….:)

254 Lisa Retherford June 8, 2013 at 8:44 am

I love the tabletop theatre! It would be a great addition to our preschool!

255 mel June 8, 2013 at 9:57 am

We are looking to get a new kitchen for our preschool this next school year. With limited space, the Cafe Play Kitchen looks just right!

256 Angela Topolinsky June 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

The wooden tabletop theater is really awesome…on the Guidecraft site I saw Steve Lights Story Boxes , together they would be fun to share stories.
thankyou, angela.

257 Faye E. Hunt June 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

The Deluxe Art Center would be fantastic for the Montessori school that I work at and that my son attends!!!

258 Jocelyn Johnson June 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I really loved the artistic art center!!

259 Toyia Williams June 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

I like the powerclix, my students would enjoy building with the different shapes and colors.

260 Nyree Heading June 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm

The guidecraft website is amazing! There are so many great items that would provide my Aboriginal Preschoolers with numerous learning opportunities. The puppet theatre is amazing to provide oral language skills, but i also like the marble maze balance bases. As we have very challenging behaviours this is something they could calm down with, building on their concentration and balance. All the tectile products are also great and i will be purchacing some for my remote preschool very soon. Thanks for introducing me to guidecraft.

261 Bonnie Estroff June 8, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I love the theatre. I’m an OT and love working on various skills using pretend play. This theatre is perfect and just the right size.

262 Terri Snyder June 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Love anything gross motor!

263 Mary Rabideau June 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I really like the primary colors, the bold print and the pictures of children!!

264 Joe cooper June 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I just love how easy it is to use your site and come up w such amazing ideas such as the best top 10 toys for prek classroom which I always love to use and optimize for my aftercare classroom
Thank you
This puppet theater wld go GREEEAAAT w my puppets I have for my new class!

265 Kathy June 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I really love the Storytelling Boxes by Steve Light — what a cool way to enhance the literary experience!! I also really love the Lightpad! I have been researching how to make my own light box but liked how compact the Guidecraft product looked! All the items on the website looked like they would be very useful in my pre-k classroom!

266 Jaclyn Reynolds June 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I’m interested in the hideaway kitchen! It’s too cute and would give us hours of fun!

267 Carole June 9, 2013 at 12:11 am

I love the canopy hideaway between bookshelves. So cozy! Definitely the tabletop theater as well. I’d love to win one. My four yo twins love playing with the one at the local library. :)

268 Caryn Block June 9, 2013 at 12:32 am

I love the step-up kitchen helper! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

269 Lori June 9, 2013 at 5:46 am

Love the bold colors. Have not used a theater in my daycare. Would love to start.

270 Kimberly Edwards June 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

I would like to have the tactile turn and match for my classroom. I could also really use a new puppet theater……hopeful :)

271 Nancie Linder June 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

I’ve been looking for some new manipulatives. I like the Texo and PowerClix. They would be a great addition to my classroom.

272 Leslie June 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

I liked the Steve Light Storytelling kits. I have something similar of the 3 billy goats gruff in my classroom – it would be great to add some different stories

273 Helen M. Coe June 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

The Guidecraft website was fun to check out! So many great products. I particularly liked the science module unit. I loved it’s natural look and how compact and portable it is … definitely one for our wishlist!

274 sandy owney June 9, 2013 at 5:43 pm

The products looked very nicely made and would seem to hold up year after year.The products seemed to be geared to every aspect of a preschool child’s development. I would love to have the puppet theatre because it is just the right size for my small classroom to be used with the different puppets I have. I LOVE this teach preschool website. It has the greatest ideas to keep these little ones hungering to know more!

275 Michelle June 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Guidecraft has some wonderful manipulatives. I especially like the animal train sort and match. :)

276 Amy June 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm

There are so many awesome things they have, so hard to choose. I teach three year olds, and what I like were the Texo 210 pieces. The puppet theatre would be excellent, we play with puppets a lot, but we use a book shelf to hide. I would love to win it for my wonderful kiddos.

277 Mother Goose Nursery School-Marilyn Bordelon June 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

I love everything but one of my favorite’s are STORYTELLING-Steve light.

278 Teri June 9, 2013 at 11:07 pm

I love GuideCraft products. Their quality is fabulous! I have several of the manipulatives in my classroom and the students enjoy playing with them. The dress up carousel is the product that I hope to someday add to my classroom. It would help to organize our dramatic play area. It is such a creative idea.

279 stacy June 10, 2013 at 1:40 am

I’d love to have a set of the Power Clix.
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280 Wendy June 10, 2013 at 8:24 am

I love the Market Loft. That would be so awesome in my classroom!

281 Jennifer Kaschner June 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

My kids would love this puppet theater. My oldest is loving telling stories, and being able to add the action of the characters to the story would be perfect for her.

282 Ashli June 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

Wow, there are so many great things to love on that site. I liked the deluxe art set and the puppet theatre. Always need something to spice up that reading center!

283 AndreaH June 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

If money were no consideration here, I would love the Market Loft! How awesome would that be!

284 Deborah June 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I like the All In One Modern Kitchen!

285 Gail Denny June 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I love the table top theater …would love to have one

286 Joni Morgeson June 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I love, love your site!! Especially this puppet stage. Our puppet stage at the Head Start where I teach kept falling apart, my husband would glue it back together at the sides only to find the next week it had fallen apart again. The children were so frustrated as well as our staff.

This stage appears to be made with quality materials to withstand preschoolers. I also love the clock to show when the next show is!

Thanks for this email!

Joni M

287 Idella Thomas June 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm

I really like the cook’s nook kitchen they have some great stuff

288 Pleshette Turner June 11, 2013 at 5:32 am

This would be a great way to enhance students literacy and using their imaginations!! What a fun way to enhance your classroom

289 Brooke June 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I think the dinosaur, safari, and farm animal block mates look like they would be fun for the children to use in the block play interactions. I think the block area is the most creative and expansive area for children to play and those block mates would add so much imagination, creative expression, ideas, etc. to any block area.

290 Kelley Sweeney June 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I loved all the classroom furniture, especially the Book Displays and Storage Units as I’ve just opened my own Montessori Pre-School and they would really look great in my room, beautiful materials!!

291 Kimberly Edwards June 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I liked the Tactile turn and match for a little sensory and cognitive play

292 Dani June 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I love the theatre and it would be a great space saver in the classroom. Looking that the Guidecraft site, I absolutely love the Better Builders magnetic blocks. I think they would be great for little ones.

293 Heidi C. June 12, 2013 at 1:16 am

The Artistic Activity Desk is just beautiful! My girls would absolutely love it! (PS There is a wooden tabletop puppet theatre at our local library and it is the most popular item – apart from the books, of course – with my kids!)

294 Brandie June 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm

LOVED the Safari Book Display!

295 Tera June 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I would love a set of Magneatos for the classroom….oh the possibilities that could happen with those!

296 Pamalot June 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I would also like to have the Magneatos Jumbo – Mstr Bldr Set – 148 Pcs

297 Denise June 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I love the kitchens….especially the ones that can fold away.

298 Wilhelm June 15, 2013 at 1:32 am

Hi Deborah,

Thank you for interesting post. I liked the Play-Along Pink Kitchen set!


299 Leah Robertson June 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Oh my goodness, how to pick just one product since there are so many amazing, fun things! The one item that just jumped out at me off the bat, was the Step-up Kitchen Helper. My 3 year old daughter has started pushing a kitchen chair over to counter anytime I am cooking/baking so she can help. It makes me smile every time to see her love of being in the kitchen just like mommy! I could leave the Step-up Kitchen helper near the counter so it is all ready for my sweet, little helper.

300 Ashleigh C June 15, 2013 at 9:32 pm

would love the texo sets to use in my classroom

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