Win Amazing Prizes When You #PledgeToPlay in Your Classroom

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The Genius of Play™ is a national movement to raise awareness of play’s vital role in child development and help raise a happier, healthier, and more productive next generation through the power of play. offers a wealth of research-based, expert resources to both teachers and parents. Learn about the six benefits of play, get expert advice, tips and ideas, and classroom lesson plans that were created especially with educators in mind. These free teacher resources are available here.

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Agree with the pledge below? So do we! Add your name and you’ll be entered to win some amazing prizes. Every week for three weeks, two (2) educators will receive a $100 gift card to equip their classrooms with the toys and games they need to encourage play. Plus, one (1) grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 gift card.

The Genius of Play #PledgeToPlay

As teachers, we believe in the fundamental importance of play. We understand that for students of all ages, play IS learning. We know that kids learn best through hands-on exploration, messy art and science projects, and experimentation. We’ve seen firsthand how play helps to foster empathy, motor skills, reading, creativity, leadership, and cognitive skills. And we’re committed to including play-based learning in our classrooms. Play matters to our students, so it matters to us. That’s why we, the undersigned, #PledgeToPlay.

Yes! I #PledgeToPlay in My Classroom

  • Prize Package(s)
  • Rules

Six (6) weekly winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

One (1) grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Amazon gift card.

No purchase necessary. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The promotion is open only to legal residents of the United States who at the time of entry are a) eighteen (18) years of age or older and b) currently employed full- or part-time as an educator by an accredited public or private K-12 school in the United States. WeAreTeachers is the official administrator of this program and Toy Association is the Sponsor. Employees of WeAreTeachers or the Sponsor and their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, agents, advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate families and household members (parent, spouse, child or sibling) of each are not eligible to participate. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Entry Rules and Agreements
  1. All entries must be submitted using the online form by 11:59 p.m. on August 8th, Central Time.
  2. Entrants must follow the entry instructions. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programming or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.
  3. All entrants must be legal residents of the United States of America with a current U.S. address for prize fulfillment. Prizes that require shipment will not be shipped internationally.
  4. Each entrant may only submit one completed form.
Winner Selection Rules and Agreements
  1. Weekly winners will be selected by random drawing and announced on the WeAreTeachers website on July 9, 2017, August 1, 2017, and August 15, 2017.
  2. The grand prize will be selected by random drawing and announced on the WeAreTeachers website by August 15, 2017.
  3. All published prizes from the Sponsor are fulfilled by the Sponsor and are the sole responsibility of the Sponsor. The Sponsor is responsible for contacting winners and fulfilling all other related prizes directly to the winners.
  4. WeAreTeachers and its Sponsors make every attempt to fulfill prizes. Prizes unclaimed after 60 days are not awarded.
  5. Any depiction of prizes is for illustrative purposes only. All prizes are awarded as-is and without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. Winners are responsible for all taxes on prizes received.
  6. Prizing: Total Prize Value is $1,600. Six (6) weekly winners will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card. One (1) grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 Amazon gift card.
  7. Product prizes are not redeemable for cash or transferable. No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor's sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted.
  8. Only the number of prizes stated in the Rules is available to be won. All prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries is received.
General Program and Rules & Terms
  1. WeAreTeachers and the program Sponsor reserve the right to extend the submission deadline and/or winner announcement.
  2. WeAreTeachers and the program Sponsor reserve the right to modify, cancel or suspend the Promotion or any part of it.
  3. Information provided by you under this program is subject to WeAreTeachers’ privacy policy located at
  4. WeAreTeachers and the program Sponsor are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of the entries. Sponsor is not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or Promotion malfunctions or other errors, failures, or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.
  5. WeAreTeachers and the Sponsor retain the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these rules. All decisions are final and discretionary. The laws of the State of Connecticut shall govern this Promotion. The courts of Connecticut shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Rules and/or this Promotion. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Promotion, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Connecticut. Prizes may be considered income, and any and all taxes associated with prizes are the responsibility of the winners.
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Congratulations to Our Winners

Aislinn Brison
Liz Zinger
Nancy Friedrich
Celina Benson
Chassity Burks
Brooke Sims
Angela Glucksman