Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Learning Pack Review and Giveaway!

As a busy Mom of two small girls, I'm always trying to find ways to make my life easier. I spend countless hours trying to create and find educational materials for my preschooler. Well, my schedule drastically improved after discovering Me & Marie. The creator of Me & Marie is a former teacher turned stay at home mom, who creates fantastic learning aids for toddlers and preschoolers. There are several learning packs to choose from including, colors, shapes, and holiday themes. Each learning pack comes in PDF form with a ton of material!

After receiving the The Color Green Learning Pack in PDF form, it took me only about 90 minutes to completely put together the pack, which included printing, assembling, and laminating. As suggested by Me & Marie, I placed all the learning materials in a file folder and glued the provided title to the front of the folder. Each Color Learning Pack is overflowing with fun and creative ideas to do with your child and amazing artwork and designs. The Color Learning Pack included a page of instructions and helpful hints to aid in the assembling and the use of each activity.

The Color Learning Pack included a page titled, Fun With Green that listed 16 different ways to bring the color green into my child's daily life. A few to mention were to wear green clothing, cut a green apple in half and use it to make green apple prints using green paint, and create green pudding for finger painting and eating too!

I really like that each each Color Learning Pack also contains a color recipe that is designed for your child to help cook. The Color Green Recipe was for painting bread with green homemade edible paint! My preschooler was thrilled with this recipe! There is also a Song Sheet included for the color of choice.

The Color Learning Pack also has Color Word Cards that were designed to help each child recognize objects in the target color. I laminated, cut apart, and placed in a pocket chart.

In addition, there is a Color Book designed for your child to color. I wanted Izzie to be able to reuse her book, so I laminated each page and decided not to staple the book together.

There were also 6 Color Puzzles included in the Color Learning Pack.

Each Color Learning Pack also contains a Flipbook and suggests you to stack the 6 individual pictures on top of the bottom base and staple. I had laminated these pieces and found it difficult to staple it together to make a flipbook. So, I decided to use the pieces in a pocket chart.

I used the Flipbook pieces for picture identification and speech pronunciation with my preschooler. I would say, "A frog is green", then Izzie would find the frog and place it over the base caterpillar. It worked well with her and was great speech practice.

Furthermore, the Color Learning Pack included a Matching File Folder Game with great graphics. It pleased me that a title for the front and tab of the file folder was included.

The File Folder Game was great to use for object identification and speech pronunciation too!

A Color Poster was created in the Color Learning Pack for your child to glue items of the target color on to. We searched through old magazines to find different green objects. This was Izzie's favorite activity in the Color Green Learning Pack!

Searching and gluing...

Izzie's completed Green Color Poster!

The Color Learning Packs created by Me & Marie are wonderful additions to your Preschool teaching materials! Each pack is overflowing with ideas and projects for your child. For me, the best thing about the Color Learning Packs is that everything is there and I only need 90 minutes of my time to put together a great educational learning tool for my child and she can use it for countless hours of learning!

Me & Marie is giving one lucky random winner a Color Learning Pack of your choice!

Ways To Enter Giveaway: (for each entry, please leave a separate comment)

1. Mandatory: visit Me & Maire and then come back and leave a comment stating what Color Learning Pack you would prefer.
2. Leave your child's favorite color.
3. Make a purchase from Me & Marie during the giveaway (please leave comment stating that you have made a purchase).
4. Follow Izzie, Mac and Me blog.
5. Blog about the Me & Marie Color Learning Pack giveaway on your blog.

The giveaway will close at midnight on Wednesday, September 23. One lucky reader will be randomly drawn.

Disclaimer: The product reviewed was provided for me free of charge in return for writing a review and hosting a giveaway.

I will be posting about the Red Color Learning Pack at the end of September, the Orange Learning Pack in October, and the Yellow Learning Pack in November. No giveaways during these posts, but each post will contain a lot of great ideas for each target color.


  1. I would love the yellow learning pack. These look like so much fun.

  2. Bear's fave is PINK!
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  3. I would choose brown or black or white because those are the colors Bear makes the most mistakes with when asked what color something is.

  4. thanks for sharing this info... I didn't bother w/ entering anything (lol, never win), and went and purchased BLUE to start with. With homeschooling many, this is great for my little guys!! like I told meandmarie...she took the busy work out and left all the fun in. Love it!

  5. What neat learning packs!! We would love any of them, but since the 23rd is DD's birthday, we would love the pink one.

  6. DD's favorite colors are pink & purple.

  7. I started following you today. You have some great ideas!

  8. I think "E" would like the red learning pack. This seems to be the color he refers to most, don't know if it is his favorite. I do follow you in that I have you in my RSS feed on Reader.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. All of those packs look like fun! I think we would like the green pack too!

  10. DS's favorite color is blue! The same color as Thomas the Tank Engine of course.


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