Safari Ltd. Review and Giveaway (ARV $66 Worth of Products)

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Safari Ltd. Review and GiveawayThe giveaway is now closed. You’ll find the announcement of the winner at the bottom of this post right below the Rafflecopter form!

Read my review for information about the awesome Safari Ltd. Life Cycles! You can find more ideas for activities to use with Safari Life Cycles here: Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Life Cycle Activities.

This is a special giveaway sponsored by Safari Ltd. I’m hosting it in celebration of our Living Montessori Now Facebook community reaching 100,000 members and the coming of spring!

If you’re a parent or teacher or are close to a young child, don’t miss this giveaway! Safari TOOBS® and Life Cycles are perfect for putting together themed learning activities (or simple playtime fun) for home or school!

I’m a real lover of Safari TOOBS® and Life Cycles, and I’m excited that Safari Ltd. is sponsoring a giveaway of 3 different TOOBS® and 3 Life Cycle sets (the winner’s choice – ARV $66)! The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. The giveaway ends Tuesday, March 25, 9:00pm PST.

Disclosure: I received 6 Safari Ltd Life Cycle Sets for this review. I was not required to write a positive review, and any opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links (at no cost to you).

You don’t need to be a Montessori teacher or Montessori homeschooler to appreciate Safari Ltd. TOOBS and Life Cycles, although they are wonderful for creating Montessori-inspired activities. Safari Ltd. products are perfect for parents of young children. They’re also great if you’re a homeschooler or teacher who wants to give your children and/or students hands-on learning activities which work well for multiple ages.

In case you aren’t familiar with Safari Ltd. products, they’re award-winning miniature collectibles in many themes (perfect for unit studies). The Safari Ltd. sculptors work closely with zoos and museums to create detailed, lifelike molds from which each small plastic model is made. The replicas are all hand painted, phthalate-free, and safety tested. Suggested age is 3+.

About Safari Ltd. TOOBS

Each TOOB is $11.99. (Safari Ltd. does have a few designer TOOBS that are $12.99 and Mega-TOOBS that are $21.99) Safari Ltd. TOOBS are high-quality replicas … I love them! I have a number of Safari Ltd. posts, including posts using Safari Ltd. TOOBS for each continent.

An example of a TOOB I previously reviewed:

Replica Size: 1.5″ to 3″ H (4 to 7.5 cm). The Dinos TOOB includes Triceratops, Iguanodon, Corythosaurus, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Trannosaurus, Dimetrodon, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, Diplodocus and Pteranodon.

Dinos TOOB Key (Image from Safari Ltd.)

About Safari Ltd. Life Cycles

For this review, I was given 6 Life Cycle sets. Each set says:

“Miraculous and awe-inspiring transformations can be observed and explored in close detail with Safariology® Life Cycles. Parents and teachers now have a way to teach about the wonders of life in an engaging way, with manipulatives that children can squeeze, touch, and play with. At Safari Ltd®, we believe learning and playing go hand-in-hand, which is why we have created our Life Cycles collection, complete with educational information in English, Spanish, and French included on the blister cards.”

Each Life Cycle Set is $9.99. Like the Safari Ltd. TOOBS, each life cycle set contains realistic-looking replicas. I think they’re wonderful and add interest to any study of life cycles with young children. The recommended age for the life cycles is 4+.

Click on the images to find the products.

Life Cycle of a Chicken

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Chicken

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Chicken

Grown Chicken Measures: 3.5″ W (9cm)

Last Saturday, I published a post with an activity using the Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Chicken in my Montessori-Inspired Easter Eggs Using Free Printables.

Life Cycle of a Frog

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Frog

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Frog

 
Grown Frog Measures: 2.25” L (5.5 cm)

Life Cycle of a Green Bean Plant

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Green Bean Plant

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Green Bean Plant

Grown Plant Measures: 3.5” H (9 cm)

Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Green Sea Turtle

Grown Sea Turtle Measures: 3.5” W (9cm)

Life Cycle of a Ladybug

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Ladybug

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Ladybug

Grown Ladybug Measures: 3.5″ W (9cm)

Life Cycle of  a Monarch Butterfly

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Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly

Grown Butterfly Measures: 3.5” W (9 cm)

There are 4 more Safari Ltd. Life Cycles: Life Cycle of a Honey Bee, Life Cycle of a Luna Moth, Life Cycle of a Stag Beetle, and Life Cycle of a Mosquito. If you win the giveaway, you can choose your 3 life cycles as well as your 3 TOOBS.

Montessori-Inspired Life Cycle Activities

UPDATE: I have a Montessori-inspired activity post with an activity for each of the 6 life cycle sets I reviewed. You can find it here: Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Life Cycle Activities.

Safari Ltd.

More about Safari Ltd.

Products: With many different themes, you can find hand-painted replicas for TONS of educational activities or free-play fun. You’ll see an example of the Safari Musical Instruments TOOB in this post: Montessori-Inspired Music Appreciation: Swan Lake. I also have a post with Montessori-Inspired Dinosaur Activities Using Dinosaur Replicas. You can find more Montessori-inspired activities using Safari Ltd. TOOBS in my posts Free Farm Printables and Montessori-Inspired Farm Activities Using Farm Replicas and Printables and Inexpensive, Simple-to-Prepare Montessori Grammar Farm. Last Saturday, I published a post with an activity using the Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Chicken in my Montessori-Inspired Easter Eggs Using Free Printables. Watch for a Montessori-inspired life cycles post next Montessori Monday!

You can read about the fascinating history of Safari Ltd.

You can also follow Safari Ltd. many places online, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. You can sign up for the Remarkable Replicas Club to receive the monthly Discover the Scoop e-newsletter and get a special birthday deal. (There’ll be optional entries for following Safari Ltd. on the Rafflecopter form.)

Here are the answers to F.A.Q.

Now for the Giveaway:

What You Will Win: 1 lucky winner from the U.S. or Canada will win 3 Safari Ltd. TOOBS AND 3 Safari Ltd. Life-Cycle Sets of his or her choice with a total value of approximately $66!

Who is Eligible:

This giveaway is open to anyone 18 and older in the U.S. and Canada. Safari Ltd. will pay for shipping.The first entry is mandatory. You must leave a blog post comment telling why you want to win the 3 TOOBS and 3 Life Cycle Sets (and be sure to click the green “ENTER” on the Rafflecopter form to let me know you left your blog post comment and to open up the optional entries)! After you’ve completed your mandatory entry, there are lots of optional entries. You have many chances to win! (Note: For the extra entries, you may count ways of following that you already do. For example, if you previously “liked” Living Montessori Now on Facebook, you may still count that for your “like” Living Montessori Now on Facebook entry!)

It’s easy to enter giveaways with Rafflecopter! Just follow the directions to enter.If you still have questions about the Rafflecopter form, here’s a 52-second video with quick directions for entering through Rafflecopter. (Note: If this form doesn’t work for you, you can also sign up on the Rafflecopter form at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page. Just be sure to leave your blog comment here!)

You must complete the Mandatory Entry to qualify for any additional entries. The giveaway closes 10:00pm MST on Thursday, June 20. Best of luck! :)
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UPDATE:

It’s Wednesday morning, March 26. I really appreciated all your comments and the 3,872 entries! A winner has been selected using Random.org through Rafflecopter!

The winner of the 3 Safari Ltd. TOOBS AND 3 Safari Ltd. Life Cycle Sets is Leslie N from Joyful Mother of Six Children!

I’m so happy for Leslie, who had more than one entry! (Note: Leslie, you have 48 hours to respond to my email, or a new winner will be chosen.)

The comment for Leslie’s mandatory entry (why she wanted to win the 3 Safari Ltd. TOOBS and 3 Safari Ltd. Life Cycle Sets) said:

This would be a great addition to our school!  We have some toobs already and enjoy them all!”

CONGRATULATIONS, Leslie!!! A HUGE THANK YOU to Safari Ltd. for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway – and thank you to everyone who entered!

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