** Friday 30th Sep- Sign Up's are now closed **
Thanks everyone for signing up, details heading your way shortly!
The Rugby World Cup has been going for a few weeks now here in New Zealand and the excitement and support for not just the All Blacks but for all the teams playing has been amazing. It's also been really neat to see my 4 year old interested in and learning about the countries in the tournament at her pre-school. In her class each child has been given a country to represent and hers is Canada- here is a pic of the flag she made (love that maple leaf!!) and a pic of her waving it madly during the Canada v Tonga game the other night.
So I had an idea...I love how having a blog is such a great way to connect with people from all over the world. With Amelie being so into learning about other countries I thought it would be fun to do a swap with some of you overseas readers so your little ones can learn a bit about NZ and my little ones can learn about your countries. And then I thought that maybe some other kiwi bloggers would like to take part too.So is there anyone from Canada and any other countries that would like to receive a little box of treats to learn about NZ? Like this...
If you're keen here are some ideas for things to put in your swap parcel- I found most things from 'Dollar Value' and the supermarket. I'm not suggesting putting all of these things in, just whatever you feel would be a neat parcel of things to receive yourself.
- cookie cutter in the shape of an animal from your country or another icon
- picture book (I'm sure we'd all be happy with a second-hand book from your country! I found this cloth book and puzzle at a second hand shop)
- coins- kids love money from other countries don't they :)
Found these cool All Blacks stamps at the Post Shop
- travel brochures from your home town/city/country
- toiletries eg: soap
- Sweets/lollies- probably the most popular thing to send!!
- Colouring in book or pages printed from internet- just search google for colouring in pages
- Key ring
- If your children are old enough they could write a letter or draw a picture
- Handmade or store bought softie animal
- A handmade bag, purse, wallet, apron etc using some fabric printed with icons/images from your country
I'm sorry in advance if I am unable to pair up a swap partner with you- here's hoping we get a nice even number of swappers and lots from other countries! If I can't pair you up you could try contacting a blogger friend personally and seeing if they would like to do a swap with you maybe :)
So if you're interested could you please copy and paste this into an email messaage
Country you are from:
How many children you have and their names and ages (if you don't want to put this that's fine, just your name will do:
Blog website if you have one (you don't have to be a blogger though):
For kiwi swappers -are you still keen to swap with another kiwi if all the other overseas swappers are taken? yes please/no thanks
and send to to megan (at) mousehouse (dot) co (dot) nz
Sign ups will close next Friday the 30th September and it would be great if you could send your parcel by the middle to end of October. Sorry I haven't given much time to send the parcel (should have written this post ages ago!) but I really want to do the swap while the buzz of the World Cup is happening. Also I would feel really bad if someone didn't receive their swap package so please make sure you are able to commit and send your parcel by then before you sign up thank you :)
Thanks heaps and really looking forward to hopefully getting a few emails soon. And hope my rather long winded explanation makes sense!