12 Days of Giveaways
12 Days of Giveaways
Central California Parent introduced the eighth annual 12 Days of Giveaways! Every day was a giveaway starting on December 1st and ending on December 12th. A different giveaway was associated with each of the 12 days in December.
Thank you to all of our readers who participated in our 12 Days of Giveaways, and a big congratulations to all of our lucky winners! Stay connected with us for our weekly giveaways!
Day 1: Marvel Day
Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats as Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, or Hulk. The game features iconic Heroes as you’ve never seen them before, notable villains, recognizable locations, and awesome powers set in an original Avengers story. Unlock powerful skills, heroic abilities, and unique gear for each of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to suit your playstyle.
One super winner will win Marvel’s Avengers for either Xbox or PS4!
Deadline was December 1st at midnight!
Day 2: Tamagotchi Day
Tamagotchi On is expanding with a Wonder Garden theme and lavender Wonder Garden-graphic shell. Nurture your Tamagotchi character and explore Tamagotchi Planet. The Wonder Garden theme has a number of different features from other Tamagotchi On themes that will keep kids entertained for hours! There are various activities to keep your character happy including marrying to raise your next My Tama which has features from both of its parents. There are millions of My Tama characters each with their own unique look! You can also connect to your friend’s Tamagotchi On or the Tamagotchi On App for even more things to do. The next generation of kids will be excited to have their own digital pet!
Deadline was December 2nd at midnight!
Day 3: Builder’s Day
Snap Ships: Gladius includes instruction for two builds that you assemble yourself and then engage in battle with real shooting weapon play! Gladius AC-75 Drop Ship is large and heavily armed so that it can clear landing zones and deploy a fast attack rover for ground missions. Gladius is piloted by Commander Dex and the spunky Dee La, two of the Forge’s best pilots. Battle gets really interesting when you add the mysterious UJU tech piece that’s included!
See your child build moving mechanisms using Geomag Mechanics Magnetic Motion construction platform that combines the force of magnetism with mechanical construction. Geomag Mechanics Magnetic Motion 86 pieces stimulates children’s creativity, inventiveness, and a hands-on approach to problem-solving. In addition to magnetic rods and steel spheres, Geomag Mechanics adds mechanical elements within the construction platform that allows for expanded play possibilities. Structures rotate by triggering chain reactions using magnetic attraction and repulsion.
Made with 100% recycled plastic, Geomag Green Line Color uses powerful magnetic rods and steel spheres allowing children to create unlimited structures. A great introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning!
See your child build dynamic creations using Geomag Color magnetic rods and non-magnetic steel spheres that come together to create an endless number of structures. Children will be given the tools to build amazing and unique creations using Geomag Color that begin with 2D and 3D shapes and move on to larger more complex structures. Geomag stimulates creativity and logical reasoning. The variety of the shapes and their transformations make it possible to renew structures continuously. Imagination is all that is needed to create a unique masterpiece.
Deadline was December 3rd at midnight!
Day 4: Little Bookworm Day
Caspian Finds a Friend is an imaginative picture book about how the power to change our world lies within ourselves. Caspian lives in a lighthouse surrounded by a cold gray-blue sea—every day, he watches, wishing for a friend, but no one comes. So, Caspian decides that wishing is not enough. What follows is a friendship story between a boy and a bear that is tender, warm, and perfect for gift-giving.
Look closer. Grant Snider’s beautiful debut picture book explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. For night is not just black and white. Ending in colors yet unseen, and a night of sweet dreams, this lilting lullaby is sure to comfort those drifting off to sleep. With luminous art as spare and glowing as the moon, and lyrical text that reads like a friend leading the way through the wilderness, What Color Is Night? is a rich and timeless look at a topic of endless fascination, and a perfect bedtime read-aloud.
Over the Moon is a sweet-natured bedtime book that proves that a family is wherever you find love. When two wolves see a baby floating down a river, what do they do? Why, they take the baby home. Over the moon with joy, they nourish and teach her. And when that baby grows into a child, she and the wolves know that she will be ready to make her way in the world. Because when a child is loved, she has everything she needs.
An empowering tale for all kids, Reading Beauty features fun, rhyming text, loveable characters, and a heartwarming ending that will keep young minds entertained. An irrepressible fairy tale retelling that is sure to charm readers of all ages: When a fairy’s curse—a deathlike sleep via paper cut—threatens to make her kingdom barren of books, it’s up to space princess Lex to break the spell and bring books back to her people. Set in the universe of the acclaimed Interstellar Cinderella, this empowering bedtime story will entice young readers with its brave heroine, star-studded setting, and hilarious, heartwarming happy ending.
John Marco is small. And everyone around him is busy. Too busy to listen to John Marco. John Marco is busy, too—noticing the world around him. Maybe everyone should slow down and listen to John Marco. If they do, they might discover some pretty amazing things. They just need to pay attention. Like John Marco does. Celebrate the importance of slowing down in What John Marco Saw.
Why? is a sweet and appealing tale for anyone familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY? When supervillain Doctor X-Ray swoops in threatening to vanquish an innocent crowd, the only one brave enough not to run away is a little girl, who asks him simply, “Why?” He is taken aback—but he answers. She keeps asking. And he keeps answering—until a surprising truth is uncovered, and the villain is thwarted.
The Hike is a plucky and sweet adventure story about three intrepid young female explorers who set out to conquer the outdoors in their local forest. This spirited picture book is filled with lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world, coupled with a fun narrative. This book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers in preschool and kindergarten.
Deadline was December 4th at midnight!
Day 5: BabyBibi Day
BabyBibi offers a variety of baby toys designed to ignite and encourage curiosity, stimulate creativity, develop fine motor skills, and engage social interaction through play. Bathtime is so much more fun with BabyBibi Bath Books that are designed to float in the water for an educational bathtime! Then, when it’s time for bed, grab the BabyBibi Fabric Book Set for entertaining books that are filled with different textures to make your little one even more curious!
Deadline was December 5th at midnight!
Day 6: Game Day
Begin your training as a Guardian of Hope in Prisma Arena, a tactical, all-ages game of over-the-top arena combat. Spar alongside Mo’kon—friendly creatures that embody emotions. As you train, customize your hero with unique powers and costumes that reflect your unique personality and play-style.
Help your brightly colored frogs take control of your tiny corner of the rainforest. Pay attention and cleverly place your frog tiles, causing those around you to flip face down or face up. When all squares are occupied, the game ends and the player with the most face-up frogs is the winner. Suitable for all ages, Flip Over Frog packs a surprisingly tactical area control game into a small portable box.
As a skilled artisan, you will use tools-of-the-trade and careful planning to construct a stained glass window masterpiece in the Sagrada Familia. Players will take turns drafting glass pieces, represented by dice; carefully choosing where to place each one in their window. Windows have unique color and shade requirements, and similar dice may never be adjacent so placing each die is more challenging than the last. Fortunately, you’ll have just the right tools to help you through. Gain prestige by adapting to the preferences of your fickle admirers, and of course, by adding your own artistic flair while completing your glass masterpiece in Sagrada.
Deadline was December 6th at midnight!
Day 7: Little Farmers Day
Adventures are sure to crop up all around the farm with the sturdy and colorful Round the Barnyard Farm Rug! Durably made to look great for countless play times to come, the soft, woven rug with a skid-proof backing comes with three flocked farm animal play figures and a wooden farm tractor and trailer, and features details like a barn, stables, farmhouse, chicken coop, pond, crops, garden, pasture, orchard, riding arena, trails, and more to give many options for creative play. Large format is big enough for multiple kids and lots of play pieces!
Cultivate endless hours of imaginative playtime with these adorable and realistically detailed Farm Friends! The collection of 10 felt-covered miniature models includes barnyard buddies of all sizes, from the majestic horse with a flowing mane to the adorable web-footed duck. All the animals store in individual compartments in the wooden “barn.” Fun facts about each animal are included. Kids 3 and older will love to play with and learn about what’s happening down on the farm!
Deadline was December 7th at midnight!
Day 8: Nickelodeon Day
Modern life got you down? Take a break from all the pesky neighbors, freeloading pals, and hazardous household chores with Rocko’s Modern Life: The Complete Series! This 8-disc box set is a laundry basket overflowing with every single episode of one of Nickelodeon’s biggest animated series.
It’s time to celebrate all of life’s sweetest moments with JoJo Siwa in JoJo Siwa Sweet Celebrations! Hang with the pop sensation as she rings in her sixteenth birthday with go-karting, baking, indoor skydiving, and of course, the most magical party ever!
Shout your love from the rooftop of the nearest boarding house with Hey Arnold!: The Ultimate Collection! This 18-disc set is packed with 42 hours of schoolyard shenanigans and 99 hilarious stories. Plus, enjoy claymation shorts, the pilot episode, and more!
Arnold is back—and he’s about to go where no football head has gone before in this all-new adventure, Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie! Can he escape the clutches of pirates and navigate the hazardous jungle in order to have the long-awaited family reunion he’s dreamt of his whole life?
Get ready for endless hours of F.U.N. with the Complete Ninth Season of SpongeBob SquarePants. Dive into over 20 tales, including the latest food craze to sweet Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob’s search for a new job, and a mysterious goo bubble battle!
Think your house is chaotic? Try living with 10 sisters! That’s Lincoln Loud’s reality in The Loud House Volume 1. Luckily, he knows what it takes to conquer the chaos of a huge household—and he’s ready to show you the ropes in these 26 rowdy misadventures!
Oh, for crying out loud! Lincoln and his sisters are cranking up the craziness in the 26 adventures in Volume 2! Lincoln will give you the scoop on how to handle double dates with your sister, snow days, dances, and more!
Deadline was December 8th at midnight!
Day 9: smART sketcher Day
smART sketcher™ Projector is the next great product for promoting artistic ability, fine motor development, and STEAM education skills using 21st century technology. Developed by the innovative Flycatcher Inc. team, smART sketcher Projector allows children and adults to transform photos taken from their smart devices into a sketch. By using the free smART sketcher app, photos are filtered and transferred via Bluetooth to the projector. Instantly users will see their desired image projected onto paper. Users are able to draw anything the eye can see with just a touch of a button. The smART sketcher Projector also comes with pre-loaded micro SD cards that are filled with a variety of activities including step-by-step drawings, learn-to-write letters and numbers, early spelling skills, and more. Additional SD cards can be purchased separately to keep the creative learning going. The possibilities are endless!
Deadline was December 9th at midnight!
Day 10: KiddoLab Day
Good things come in small packages, and Mr. Blue, My Dancing & Singing Bird is no exception. Children from infants to toddlers will learn basic concepts of speech and communication as they interact with the little dancing bird. Watch him tumble around and make silly noises in response to the sounds that your child makes. Sing, dance, and make up games to play with this cute, cuddly creature.
Kick off your shoes and get ready for a sing-along karaoke party! Penguin Karaoke Buddy is a fabulous introduction into the world of music and singing for even the littlest troubadours. Simple enough to use for kids, toddlers, and babies as young as 18 months, this music player and microphone makes a great gift for both girls and boys. More than just a pretty face, this little bird boasts a variety of built in features like play, pause, and skip buttons, an applause button, silly animal sounds to play along with the music, and an easy carry handle so you’re always ready to take the show on the road. Additionally, this penguin doubles as a radio or music box for when your little ones want to just sit back, relax, and enjoy some tunes.
Deadline was December 10th at midnight!
Day 11: American Girl Day
Courtney Moore is growing up in California’s San Fernando Valley. She’s a total ’80s girl who loves watching music videos after school, renting movies on the weekends, and going to the mall every chance she gets. Courtney’s favorite place is Smiley’s Arcade because she loves playing video games. Courtney likes being in control of what happens, which isn’t always the case in real life. She and her stepsister, Tina, don’t always get along, and now that Courtney’s mom is running for mayor, things are changing at home. It’s a whole new game for Courtney, and she’s figuring out the rules as she goes!
Deadline was December 11th at midnight!
Day 12: Ukulele Day
Your little musician will love the island sound of the Amahi Mermaid Ukulele. Easy to hold and easy to learn, this musical instrument is perfect for those who are just beginning to learn about music. The mermaid theme will bring your child right to the sandy beaches on the shores of Hawaii!
Deadline was December 12th at midnight!
Odds depended on number of entries received for each giveaway. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per giveaway per family. Giveaways are open to families living in Central California. Random drawings will be held December 2nd-14th. Winners will be notified by phone or email.
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