Win $1,000 In Our Elefun & Friends Silly Kids Photo Contest

by Erica


Winners Announced Here.

Oh those silly, imaginative kids. They sure can leave us in stitches can’t they? Even on our most trying days, kids have this way of changing the mood and erupting everyone into laughter within a matter of seconds.

Whether it’s something silly they say, a silly outfit they decide to wear, a silly joke they share or a silly face they make……nobody else can make us laugh quite like they can.

The Elefun & Friends collection from Hasbro is all about getting in touch with your silly side and having fun with the children in your life.

Two of their latest additions, Giraffalaff Limbo and Scatterpillar Scramble, are games that are sure to bring smiles and laughter to you and your kids!

Giraffalaff Limbo Box-1GIRAFFALAFF LIMBO is the crazy new game of “how low can you go?” Spin the dial to try one of the 6 limbo styles: classic limbo, crab walk, crawl, giraffe walk, bend forward or backward. The game’s built-in sound will play an encouraging song as preschoolers try not to bump into Giraffalaff. If he’s knocked over, he’ll roll on the floor in laughter. The player that passes under Giraffalaff at the lowest level wins. (Approx. Retail Price: $29.99)

Scatterpillar Scramble BoxIn SCATTERPILLAR SCRAMBLE kids will do their best to balance marbles in the hands of one very wiggly caterpillar. Kids will have fun dancing along to the music with Scatterpillar in this fast-paced marble game. The first player to securely place all 8 marbles in Scatterpillar’s hands wins. SCATTERPILLAR SCRAMBLE was named the 2009 Preschool Game of the Year by Creative Child Magazine. (Approx. Retail Price: $19.99)

The Elefun & Friends collection, which also includes Elefun, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Gator Golf, provides a great way for parents and their kids to enjoy silly, active playtime together.

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Click here to download a printable coupon for $4 off any Elefun & Friends game! This valuable coupon offer is valid until December 31, but it’s only available for download through October 31, so be sure to print yours off today!

Get Silly and Win $1,000

We want to see the silly side of your child. So search through your photos and find the one that brings a smile to your face and laughter to your heart. That photo might just win you $1,000.

Hasbro is sponsoring our Silly Kids Photo Contest, and has an exciting prize for our winning photo: $1,000 to use towards classes and/or education material for the child(ren).

Hasbro will also award a prize to our second place photo: $300.00 to use toward classes and/or educational material for the child(ren).

How to Enter

Here is how our “Silly Kids” photo contest/carnival will work:

  • For the next two weeks, we will accept entries. Entry deadline is Monday, October 19th, 3pm Eastern.
  • If you are a blogger, post your photo on your site and then come back here and add your link to the Mr. Linky. In your post on your blog, you can explain that it is a part of this contest and link back here.
  • If you are not a blogger – you can still play!!! Just email us your photo, with the subject line SILLY KIDS Photo Contest, to 5minutesformom @ gmail dot com. (Please add your image into the copy of the email so that we do not have to open attachments.)
  • Please enter only one photo in the contest.
  • We will post the finalists on Thursday, October 22nd. The photos will be judged by our 5 Minutes for Mom team and the finalists will be chosen based on Entertainment (50%) and Humor (50%). We will use a Democracy Poll for readers to vote on their favorite photo. Please Note: Democracy Poll only allows one vote per IP address.
  • If you are selected as a finalist, feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. To make it fair, please do not try to solicit votes by offering a giveaway prize to your readers that vote for your photo. Also, please play fair and do not use proxy servers or other black hat methods of increasing your votes. If we do discover unfair practices, we will have to disqualify the parties involved. Remember the spirit of our site and play nice!

  • Voting will end Thursday, November 5th, 3pm Eastern. We will announce the winner the same day!
  • Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our contest and giveaway rules.This contest is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses.


Winners Announced Here.

This photo contest is part of a paid campaign with Hasbro

Email Author    |    Website About Erica

Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shannon October 5, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I love photo contests and the prize is perfect. Thanks!


2 Hartley October 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Thanks for giving me a reason to relive all of the “silly” moments in my life. There is never a dull moment at my house–the photo of my youngest dancing in broken raw eggs in our family room, or the one of my middle son wearing lipstick after his “rock star” party last December were close runners up!

Can’t wait to see the entries!


3 Traci West October 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Loving all the silly pics!


4 Tonya October 6, 2009 at 9:20 am

What a fun contest!


5 Lolli October 6, 2009 at 9:22 am

Love this contest! Silly pictures make me smile!


6 Ann October 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

It’s fun to go through all these silly pictures in Mr. Linky.
Thanks for this contest, it’s a fun one!


7 Shawna Kurth October 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Just entered my silly picture. Kids are sooo funny!


8 Sarah October 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I had the perfect silly picture in mind I just took last week. I just entered.



9 Kim Kihega October 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

My family would love to win! I’m headed to look at all the other cute pics. Have a great afternoon!


10 Barb Repenning October 6, 2009 at 6:09 pm

This looks like a fun contest! It’s great to celebrate our silly kids! They are what keeps us going!


11 Victoria Taylor October 7, 2009 at 10:45 am

We love being silly…it’s so much fun:) I did not put the link directly to the post just to my blog so hopefully that doesn’t interfere with a chance to win! Happy Day:)


12 Sara October 7, 2009 at 11:10 am

What a great contest! Loved looking at all the photos.


13 Jaclyn October 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

LOVE this idea! :) so much fun…


14 Mighty M October 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Fun contest. But I only linked to my blog in #41, not to my contest post (which I did in #42). So sorry to post 2 links – can you delete the first one for me?? Apologize again for messing up!


15 Shannon October 7, 2009 at 7:55 pm

What a fun contest! Loving all the pics!


16 Michelle Andrews October 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm

I just left one of my favorite silly pictures of my daughter. It is so indicative of her personality. She’s a nut!


17 Mama Needs a Cosmo October 8, 2009 at 12:49 am

Am going through Mr. Linky one post at a time to view all of the photos and am so disappointed at those who are just posting links to their storefronts. Shame on you!! 5M4M has a community where you can share your links in a positive light. Don’t ruin the fun for the rest of us please!


18 Jenna October 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Picking just one was hard!


19 Pyrrh October 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Great prizes!


20 Ruth October 9, 2009 at 8:29 am

Great contest. I loved looking through my silly pictures!!


21 Larry H. (cakeblast) October 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm

What a fun contest! I revamped my usual Friday post just to make it fit for entry. I enjoyed looking at the other entries as well.


22 Jessamyn October 9, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I am loving this contest! I just added a goofy photo of my daughter — my little comedienne! I love checking out the other silly photos! Thanks for this great contest!


23 DJ October 9, 2009 at 6:21 pm

This is fun, I love silly kid photos! Thanks for another great contest.


24 jeccica simpson October 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm

This should be fun!! I entered thru my blog thanks!!!!


25 Misty Seaton October 12, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Just posted my silly picture…loved looking at the other silly pictures! Going to be a tough contest…


26 Sara October 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm

This is, by far, the funnest contest I’ve entered in a while. We love being silly!


27 Emily October 14, 2009 at 10:04 pm

We’ve got a photo of Benjamin sitting in tub, inside kitchen cabinet, etc. But I think this one tops them all for the silly factor.


28 Amber October 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

Loving this hope we win.


29 roechelle October 15, 2009 at 8:09 pm

just left the silliest pic of my lil one, thanks for the fun contest


30 Marie October 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I’m gonna do this. Keep sending out the reminders so I can comb through all the pics and find that silly one–the winner!


31 Terry October 16, 2009 at 7:48 am

So many cute silly photos submitted!! Yes, I’ve looked at them all! How will you decide?? I hope my silly Boy at least makes someone laugh!!


32 Michelle Carter October 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Heres a pick of my little guy. Thanks for the contest


33 Tanya W. October 17, 2009 at 10:42 am

This was a lot of fun, and a nice trip down memory lane. It also inspired my kids and I to keep having those random, silly funny moments (okay–so they are now staging some for a laugh)



34 Cami Jepson October 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Thanks for another great contest! Even if I don’t win, I had a lot of fun choosing a silly picture, from the many that I had!


35 Night Owl Mama October 18, 2009 at 1:32 am

How fun couldn’t resist had to enter thanks


36 The Worthys October 18, 2009 at 1:41 am

Thanks for the FUN photo contest giveaway!!
I had a FUN time looking back at all of my pictures and finding the Silliest!!


37 Jill Clayton October 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm

So so fun to go through all the silly photos we have of our kids. And so hard to just choose one. They all make us laugh. :)


38 Abby C. October 19, 2009 at 12:32 am

i think my first comment got eaten! great contest! so difficult picking just one picture! LOL


39 Monkeys mama October 19, 2009 at 11:40 am

Great idea :)) Love looking at silly photos!


40 Shannon October 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Lots of entries, good luck everyone! This is so fun. I always want to commend y’all for stating your rules up front and making them clear and fair. So many contests lately have not been that way. Kudos!


41 Sharon October 19, 2009 at 5:33 pm

What a fun contest. I’ve seen some very funny and silly kid pics.


42 Sharon October 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Darn, I just noticed that I submitted my entry after the contest deadline.

Well, good luck to everyone who got their entries in on time!


43 Camera Cuties PC October 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I love photo contests..they are so much fun.


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