Name That Kindergartener – win $300!

***Winners of the Name That Kindergartener Contest have been contacted! Check out the new collage below for the answers, and thank you for playing!***

Let me tell you a few things I remember about kindergarten.

I went to a very small private school that had a pool, horses, and a badass roller skating rink, complete with skate rental. What, every kindergarten doesn’t have that?

My teacher’s name was Miss Barrow, which we remembered by calling her Miss Wheelbarrow. She had the most fabulous Farrah Fawcett haircut. I thought she was so pretty. She got married during the school year, but I can’t remember what her new name was for the life of me.

Everyone always wanted to visit the listening station with the record player.

I could read, and none of my other classmates could, which I totally didn’t understand.

I struggled as a lefty. It seemed there were never any left handed scissors in the room, or if there were, they were rusty and falling apart because safety is totally first in kindergarten. I remember crying one day at my desk because I had immense trouble cutting out a beard for a creepy leprechaun project. Everyone else had already left the tables to move onto the next activity. To add insult to injury, I couldn’t get the damn beard glued on straight, and I pitched a little kindergarten fit. And thus my craft perfectionism was born.

This one time I found a square of green tissue paper, and during reading time I thought it would be funny to fold it in half and line my mouth with it. Until the teacher told me that now my lips were all green and I needed to go outside to the water fountain to clean it off. #embarrassing

Seems I remember some weird things about kindergarten, right? Well in the spirit of kindergarten reminiscing, some blogging friends and I present:


It’s simple – just match the picture with the assigned letter to the blogger whose blog is listed below. Other than getting to know us all better and having a good laugh at our awesome photos, you could win a $300 Amazon gift card!

Here’s my before and after:

Enter your answers here on this Google doc. Now go play! That $300 is calling your name…

Participating bloggers, in alphabetical order:

Angela of Angela Amman

Angie of Angie Kinghorn

Deborah of Ask Doctor G

Robin of Farewell Stranger

Poppy of Funny or Snot

Leigh Ann of Genie in a Blog

Greta of Gfunkified

Jennifer of Jennifer P. Williams

Tonya of Letters for Lucas

Kiran of Masala Chica

Laura of Mommy Miracles

Natalie of Mommy of a Monster (and Twins)

Brittany of Mommy Words

Jessica of My Time as Mom

Kimberly of Reflections of Now

Tracy of Sellabit Mum

Elaine of The Miss Elaine-ous Life

Sarah of The Sunday Spill

Galit of These Little Waves

Kristin of Two Cannoli

Arnebya of What Now and Why

Kristin of What She Said

Alison of Writing, Wishing


Terms and conditions apply:

  • You must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • This contest is only open to residents of USA and Canada.
  • This contest is open from March 11 – 15, 2013 (closes at 9pm Eastern).
  • Visit the link above, where you will be able to enter your guess for each blogger pictured. (All information will be kept private.)
  • The first person to correctly match all the faces with their blog will win a $300 Amazon gift card. The two other closest guesses will each win one $80 Amazon gift card.
  • If more than one person correctly matches all the faces with their blogs, we will randomly pick a winner via
  • If no one guesses all the faces correctly, the winner will be the person who made the most correct guesses.
  • This is not a sponsored post. Prizes are paid for out of the participating bloggers’ own pockets.
  • You CAN enter more than once!
  • Winners will be announced week of March 18.

Name That Kindergartner” was inspired by the “Name That DIY Blogger” contest, over at My Blessed Life.


Join the Conversation


  1. I absolutely *love* that you wrote the small things your remember! Isn’t it amazing what stands out?!

    (*And it doesn’t surprise me in the least that you were an early reader! #SmartyPants)

    Love being a part of this with you!


  2. You remember way more about kindergarten than I do. And obviously, with stories like those! (Oy – I can just imagine being a lefty in kindergarten. That would be tough.)

    Totally ready to ride this fun ride with you!

    1. I remember an inordinate amount about kindergarten, I think. Must have been a very impressionable time for me!

  3. My brother is a lefty and I always felt bad for him because everything was so lefty-unfriendly!

    So fun reminiscing. Love doing this with you and ll the awesome ladies!

    1. It was difficult, but I have to say, I’m a little bummed that none of my girls seem to be lefties. Couldn’t I get just one?

  4. I remember the most random things about Kindergarten too. Once I kid threw up in class and I just remember thinking Ew, it’s so pink. TOTALLY off the wall, I know. Also, I’m a lefty so I feel your school struggles.

  5. It’s funny, as I’m reading everyone else’s posts other little memories are coming to mind. It’s crazy what our brain chooses to recall or not. I did giggle about the green paper. Sorry… ;-P

    Isn’t this so fun?!?

  6. OMG….I spotted you right away….I still think Cheyenne is just about the spitting image of you as a kid. Cheyenne spotted you right away too I didn’t even have to point you out! LOL

  7. I could read too, and I think I was the only one in the class as well. I totally thought my kids would be all over it, but maybe the bilingual thing threw us all off.

  8. Leigh Anne – where did you go to school? That sounds like a weird, trippy fantasy school – like something out of a Richie Rich movie. Skate rentals? Heck yeah – sign me up.

    Green lips? Oh – we have all had our embarrassing green lip moment. Maybe many green lip moments, in fact. You are not alone.


    1. Ha! It was a cool place. I think I left out the part about the horses that were on the property that we got to ride every once in a while. I have no idea why I went there, other than it was also where I went to preschool and where my sister and I went for summer day care while our parents worked. Very small private school and only went up to kinder or 1st grade. I wonder how much of it is still the same.

  9. What?! I am totally jealous of your kindergarten school. Is that a thing? Can you BE jealous of someone’s kindergarten school when kindergarten was SO long ago?!

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