Giveaway: Back to School Prize Pack from Snapfish and HP!

It’s time for another super FUN giveaway — this time from our newest sponsors, Snapfish and HP! Did you know that you can follow HP Create on Pinterest for inspiring free printables that are perfect for back-to-school?? There are free printable flashcards, worksheets, scrapbook pages, and so much more!

Snapfish and HP sent us a lovely back-to-school survival pack, and they want to help you get ready for back-to-school too!

The hardest part was in choosing which items to buy using the $50 Snapfish gift card because they have so many to choose from. I ended upΒ choosingΒ a ginormous 11″ x 14″ photo book filled with our Summer photos — a great way to preserve all those precious family memories! I love how this large photo book lays flat when it’s opened, and how bright and colorful the photos turned out.

Snapfish also offers many other items that are perfect for back-to-school including personalized photo calendars, and even personalized lunch boxes! Uploading photos is easy, and they have many designer templates to chose from.

Now the FUN part —Β One lucky Inner Child Fun reader will win a back-to-school prize pack courtesy of Snapfish and HP!! The kit includes:

  • Large-sized combo dry erase cork board with magnetic labels
  • Bedside caddy – perfect for storing notebooks, remote controls, cell phones, etc.
  • Waterproof outdoor blanket (perfect for sporting events, picnics, and beach days)
  • $50 Snapfish gift card where you can purchase customized last minute back-to-school essentials and gift items

To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite childhood memory from when you were in school. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen at random and this giveaway ends Saturday, October 6th 2012. (See Official Giveaway Rules.)

Good luck!!!

Disclosure: I received promotional items from HP and Snapfish that included a $50 Snapfish code to help facilitate this post. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.


  1. My favorite school memory is when I was in elementary school and we made BUTTER in our class! I think I was in 1st grade. How cool is that?

  2. My kindergarten teacher, Miss Simms, had her father build a house in our classroom for her students. I loved playing kitchen and babies in that house. 30 year later I can still remember the excitement I felt when it was free play time and I would run to the house. I wonder if my kids got their love of imaginative play from me!!

  3. kristine ntatsis says

    My favorite memory is, of course, the first day of school. The excitement of all the new school supplies and wearing your favorite new outfit. Back then, the first day of school had that fall crispness in the air…loved it!

  4. My favorite school memory was the year we learned to juggle scarves and did skits every Friday. I remember Saturday Night Fever being a favorite song for the skits.

  5. in 4th grade we did a wax museum. i was betsy ross and it was so much fun! plus, we all learned a lot too! that is my favorite school memory!

  6. My favorite school memory was our elementary school held “All School Sings” every Friday in the gymnasium. The entire school came together and we all sang songs for an hour. Students could also do their own performances as well.

  7. Making cakes for book reports in 4th grade. We had to really get creative and it was so much fun!

  8. My favourite childhood school memory was when we got to make catapults out of things laying around at home, then brought them in to compete with everyone in the class.

  9. It’s very cliche but it’s probably our field trip to the Zoo.

  10. My favorite back to school memory was being handed out my brand new Dick and Jane Reader and opening it up and reading it from cover to cover.

  11. My favorite memory is playing with my friends in the playground.

  12. Art class! My art teacher was awesome and we were always doing something fun

  13. In 3rd grade I had to make a video including nature. My friend and I used a Debbie Gibson song for the background music and thought it was the coolest project. I think of it every time I hear the song.

  14. Pumpkin carving contest invovling the whole community…in 1st grade, I think πŸ™‚

  15. Mrs. Liddy. She was the reason I became a teacher.

  16. I remember being in first grade and having a spelling test where the bonus word was thermometer, and I got it right! I was soooo proud of myself πŸ™‚

  17. passing notes to my best friends in class. πŸ˜›

  18. My favorite memory is chili and cinnamon roll day.

  19. A favorite school memory of mine is passing notes in class to my besties. My one friend and I actually had a notebook we passed back and forth we wrote so much!

  20. I have lots of good school memories, but one that I will always remember is when someone stole the stickers off my glue bottle in kindergarten and I was devastated. My understanding teacher let me replace them with some from her stash and it made my day.

  21. My favorite memory of going to school was my first year – kindergarten. My dad bought a satchel for me. It was yellow and had Popeye and Olive Oil on it. *teary smiles*

  22. We would take a trip to the local park and jump off the high wood beams and into the sand. It was so scary but so fun!!!!

  23. My favorite memory was when we hatched chickens in Kindergarten.

  24. My favorite memory is taking a field trip to Busch Gardens. We loved seeing Clydesdale horses and other animals, and riding the roller coasters!

  25. My favorite memories from elementary school were our annual Christmas bazaars…they were always so much fun with games, crafts to buy and yummy snacks. It was also the night of the school’s annual Spaghetti Dinner. Such great memories! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. My favorite memory from elementary school is walking to school with my mother and dog every day. And coming home for lunch. Does anybody do that anymore?

  27. In fifth grade, I was one of a select few whom got to go down to the 1st grade room and help out with the younger kids. – That’s when I decided I wanted to be a teacher! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  28. My favorite childhood memory when I was in school would have to be getting a new backpack. I still LOVE the smell and find myself wandering the backpack isles during back to school time- oh the memories! πŸ™‚

  29. Ashley Bailey says

    I always loved dancing around the Maypole. It was magical to see all the children weaving together a beautiful tapestry of color.

  30. Probably winning student of the year in 8th grade!

  31. My favorite memory is going to to the bookmobile once every couple weeks to pick out books — it was so much fun!

  32. My favorite memory was our class talent show. It was so fun to see everyone perform, and somehow our teacher made everyone feel special.

  33. The “first day of school” smell…. New shoes, new clothes, and new school supplies!!!

  34. We went on an archeology dig in the local park in fifth grade. Found Indian artifacts!

  35. My favorite memory from when I was in school was staying in from recess and helping my teacher run the ditto machine, staple packets, and file papers in the file cabinets.

  36. My favorite school memory was making up our own country for a 4th grade group project. We got to pick out a name, climate, flag, money etc. I still remember our little country of Gebly πŸ™‚

  37. Oh, to pick just one…I loved school. Perhaps that’s why I became a teacher. If I had to pick just one I would say the teddy bear contest. My bear won the sleepiest. I still have Ted, he is 35 so that memory is 33 years old!

  38. My best memories are from Mrs. Gold’s 7th and 8th Grade at St. Cecilia’s. She was tough and loving and supportive all at the same time. That’s where I learned to believe in myself, quirks and all.

  39. My favorite childhood memory was when my elementary school opened and I was going into third grade. It was exciting watching it being built then being there for the opening. Great teachers and friends.

  40. My favorite childhood school memory was the excitement over having green eggs and ham on Dr. Suess day! I still remember walking into the classroom knowing what fun lay ahead!

  41. In 6th grade, my class had a surprise birthday party for me! I still have no idea why they did it, because no one else got one!

  42. One of my favorite memories is the reading days where we got to take in sleeping bags/blankets/ect. and get comfy and read πŸ™‚

  43. My favorite memory is being given a blank hardcover book in 3rd grade to write my first story. It was about a bear at a shopping mall (of course) and I STILL have it and read it to my kids now πŸ™‚

  44. I read all the books in the library when I was in 4th and 5th grade (fiction and biography).

  45. One of my favorite childhood memories was doing melted crayon art. The smell takes me right back to my childhood. πŸ™‚

  46. I loved the first day of school photo in or new clothes, shoes and backpacks.

  47. In 2nd grade, my mom came in to my class twice a week from March-May in the afternoon to do a craft project with our class. She traced our hand onto latch hook canvas, then we latch-hooked our design and she turned them into wall hangings as a surprise Mother’s Day gift (well it was a surprise for everyone else’s mom but mine) πŸ™‚ That is probably my favorite memory because it was something special that my mom did not only for me, but for my whole class!

  48. I loved bringing home my textbooks and covering them with paper bags – then decorating them!

  49. I loved pajama reading days! We brought sleeping bags, snacks and books and read all day.

  50. My fifth grade teacher brought in books from her home just for me to read when I finished class work. Then we’d discuss them once a week at lunch. She made me feel special while expanding my reading horizons. Such a great teacher!

  51. School supply shopping and covering textbooks with paper to design.

  52. Hmmm tough one… I think my favorite would be how I found a new friend in 2nd grade. There was one boy named Mark who was getting teased by some of the other kids, calling him “Mark Bark” and as a severely shy person myself, I was surprised when he just went along with it and pretended to be a dog, so when he came near my table, I said “Nice Doggy” and ended up using that as his nickname when we hung out the rest of the year.

  53. My 5th grade teacher made us seaweed cookies to go along with our science unit. Covering all the senses in her teaching!

  54. My favorite memory was waiting for the bus with my best friend.

  55. All of my favorite school memories involve books. Most especially learning about and reading Tomie dePaola’s books

  56. Lynn Crane says

    My favorite school memory was bringinging home the scholastic catalogue every month. I would sit at the dinner table with mom and circle the books I wanted, and couldn’t wait til they arrived. I looked forward to that once a month and now my daughter who’s in grade 1 is doing the same thing. She gets so excited when her books arrive!

  57. One of my favorite memories was when my 8th grade class (from Ft. Worth, TX) got to go on a trip to Washington DC for a week. It was so much fun!

  58. a story i wrote about a monkey and the zoo!

  59. Melanie Smith says

    My favorite childhood memory of school (maybe 1st grade?) was when everyone had to write down directions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then the teacher read the directions and did exactly what the directions said. You couldn’t forget any step. If you forgot to write to open the jar of jelly, well the teacher couldn’t get any jelly out of the jar. It was really fun and sometimes funny!

  60. Nikolette B says

    I loved spending time at the library πŸ™‚

  61. Antoinette says

    I remember being in my 5th grade class when one of the boys made fun of a postcard of our teacher’s daughter (she was dressed punk and rocking a mohawk). It was after lunch recess, when we normally had five minutes of quiet time before starting our next lesson. Our teacher took the postcard down and told us that no matter what her daughter did or looked like, she would always love her. Then she told us that there were many things that our parents do for us that we cannot appreciate, but each one of us had people who love us no matter what. Her little talk caused more than a few tears from our class: almost all of them from boys.

  62. I remember going on a field trip to see how they made pizza in Kindergarten….loved it.

  63. My favorite memory is when we raised baby chicks in 3rd grade… awesome!

  64. When I was struggling with school and my shyness, my teacher gave me an Edgar Allen Poe book. I’m not sure why she chose that book, but the gift made me feel special and helped me focus on school again.

  65. My favorite school memory is playing with friends on the playground.

  66. My favorite school memory is playing after school outside until dark. In the Northwest, it was 8 pm in the spring and early fall before we had to come back in. I miss those days. πŸ™‚

  67. My mom packed a riddle in my lunchbox every day. Like “Why did the girl put lipstick on her forehead? She was trying to make up her mind.” Quality jokes like that. It’s where I got my refined sense of humor.

  68. I always loved shopping for school supplies. I still love to wander through Staples and lust after notebooks and pens πŸ™‚

  69. Carolyn Barnett says

    My favorite childhood memory is when we walked to school and our Hound dog walked with us.(He was dressed in pink dress and two pair baby shoes) When our teacher opened her car door Butch(our dog) jumped in her car and she screamed and had a fit.We finally got him out of her car.It was so funny!

  70. My favorite memory was decorating for the freshman dance. My friends and I did all the decorations.

  71. My favorite memory in school was building our own incubators and hatching chicks! Amazing we were responsible for something so incredible.

  72. Christine Jensen says

    I always loved the first day of school. You saw all of your friends again after the long summer break and your backpack was full of fresh new pencils, papers and other supplies. I still love to shop for back to school items because it reminds me of the first day of school.

  73. Tonya Fullenkamp says

    I always loved the first day of school, odd I know but it was always exciting and my parents would make it extra special. That AND my Mom would always have the best after school snacks.