Playmobil has developed a program to award teachers for their creativity in the classroom. The program demonstrates Playmobil’s commitment to children’s creativity – both in the classroom and at home – through an appreciation of the teachers who show them that creativity daily.
Teachers are asked to develop a lesson plan using Playmobil toys and can visit www.playmobilusa.com for a complete listing of all Playmobil themes. The lesson plan should display how the toys would be incorporated into a lesson plan on nurturing a child’s imagination.
SECTION I: BACKGROUND INFORMATION
- Name of school
- Number of students to be served in proposed project
SECTION II: LESSON PLAN CRITERIA AND FORMAT
Lesson Plan Criteria
Potential winners will be selected based equally on the following criteria:
- Inspires creativity
- Educational content
- Ease of implementation
Lesson Plan Format
Lesson plan must be bulleted, with maximum two pages in length, and include the following sections:
- Grade level of lesson
- Procedures, including how the Playmobil play set is used in the lesson plan
- Needed materials
Lesson plan must include a Playmobil play set as the primary demonstration tool in the lesson itself.
Lesson plan must be accompanied by a one-page letter – on school letterhead - explaining how this prize would benefit the children in your class and school. Must also include the name of the teacher(s) and the number of children in your class and grade..
SECTION III: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Playmobil USA, Inc. is seeking to recognize teachers who are creative and encourage their students to learn. Playmobil, at its sole discretion, may choose to publish one or more of the lesson plans on its website. Award winners will be announced and published at www.playmobilusa.com in April 2011.
The teacher(s) expressly grant Playmobil permission to use their names, the school’s name, likenesses, hometowns and/or biographical information for purposes of publicity and promotion in any and all media now or hereafter known through the world in perpetuity without further notice, permission, or compensation, except where prohibited by law, and will be required to sign a liability/publicity release upon receipt of prize.
All entries must be in keeping with the sponsor’s image and may not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves right to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate or not in keeping with their image, in its sole discretion.
Twenty-two prizes will be awarded and will be a combination of cash grants and product:
- $1,400.00 in grants awarded
- $3,175.00 (retail value) in toys awarded
SECTION IV: ELIGIBILITY
Must be a teacher of grades Pre-K through 3, currently teaching at an accredited preschool or elementary school in the U.S. proof of accreditation may be requested.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
Only one entry per teacher.
Employees of Playmobil and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and all others associated with the development and execution of the contest, including public relations, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to enter the contest.
SECTION V: HOW TO ENTER
Mail-in entries must be received by February 28, 2011, or received via email no later than 11:59 PM February 28, 2011. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries will not be returned. Winners will be notified by April 15, 2011. A signed acceptance/release agreement must be signed and returned in order to be awarded prizes.
Playmobil USA, Inc.
Attn: Creativity in the Classroom
P.O. Box 877
Dayton, NJ 08010
Please put "Creativity in the Classroom" in the subject line.
Download application here.