So today, I have another fun little giveaway from Educational Insights for you! Smens Scented Pens!

The Smens from Educational Insights have become our latest summer school motivating tool! We’ve been using them to complete our Summer Bridge Activities from Carson Dellosa. We do a lesson each day and the Smens are our “special” pens for these activities. Somehow having something special makes the work more fun ;o)

What are Smens?

Smens are gourmet scented pens made from recycled newspapers. Available scents include Red Licorice, Creamsicle, Aloha, Mystery Scent, Banana Fo Fana, Mocha, Passion Fruit, Ninja Berry, Pink Lemonade, and Black Licorice. Each Smen is individually wrapped in a stay-fresh biodegradable plastic tube and is guaranteed to keep its scent for two years.


What’s the Cost? $24.95 for a set of 10 scented pens

The only complaint we had were that the pens are all black ink, my kids were hoping that they were colored according to their scent. We also received some colored pencils though and that seems to have made their color issues disappear. They use both all the time!

I have to say that I love how the pens write. They’re nice and smooth and the ink flows out nicely, no clumping! And I can really tell that something’s a hit when I find the Teeny Tot trying it out for herself. She’s working on her older sister’s 3rd grade book below. Clearly she’s advanced for her age.


Want more info on Educational Insights? Check them out below, make sure to let them know Erica @ Confessions sent you over!

Would you like to win a set of these yummy pens for your own group? I just happen to have a set to giveaway to one of you! Guaranteed to make learning more fun! And definitely more aromatic!

Buy It:

Win It:

  • To win a FREE set of Smens simply leave a comment below letting me know you could use some scented motivating tools to get your kids going this summer!

Giveaway Information:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday October 14, 2011. Winner will be announced by Sunday October 16, 2011.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random.
  • This giveaway is offered to US & Canada residents only.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)

Disclosure: I was provided with a free set of Smens to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. My 4 yo son would be motivated to learn to write his name and do his workbooks. I’m working on his fine motor skills, since this is a weaker area for him. My 6.5 yo daughter loves to draw but isn’t always eager to practice her writing skills. This would help a lot! 🙂

    Jennifer Walter
  2. These would be so fun to start our first year of homeschooling off right! The boys would love these and it would motivate them and help them to be excited for our new adventure together!

    Tyffany Clements

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