Etch-A-Sketch,Can you believe that Etch-A-Sketch is 50!! I knew that this beloved and classic toy for kids had been around for a long time, but I had no idea that it was celebrating such a grand anniversary. Founded in 1960 by the Ohio Art Company, over 150 million Etch-A-Sketches have been sold since its debut. That is a remarkable accomplishment in toy sales, isn’t it?

And, in an age when there seems to be a new and hot toy almost weekly {and the technology for today’s toys allow them to make me coffee and feed the dog too…ok, that was a stretch, but you know what I mean!} In any case, it’s great to see a classic art toy still being loved by kids all over the world – one that can hold their own in the rough and tough market that is kids’ toys. So, a huge congratulations to Etch-A-Sketch!

We received the Classic Etch-A-Sketch for review, the same toy that I played with as a kid. Though my oldest daughter had played with an Etch-A-Sketch before {at a friends’ house}, she was elated to have her very own. Being almost 6, she is really into drawing right now – so she dove right into creating her pictures. Once I was able to coax her into letting me have a turn, I soon realized that I was really out of practice! I feel both ashamed yet proud to learn that my daughter was better at making discernible pictures from an Etch-A-Sketch, than I was! I told her that I would brush up and that we’d have a competition soon! {‘Team Tammi’ T-shirts will be on sale soon}.,The Classic Etch-A-Sketch has been also fun for my twin toddlers to use as well. Though pictures they do not make, they still get very excited to produce lines and boxes. It’s really improving their coordination, and concentration and they pretend to have made pictures of various animals. So, very great for toddlers’ imaginations and creativity as well. The classic Etch-A-Sketch has been an all around great toy to have in our home, and a great choice for taking on car trips too. And, with over 50 years of bring entertainment and creativity to kids all over the world, I can see the classic Etch-A-Sketch lasting as a top toy for another 50 years to come.

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this post, opinions are my own.


  1. I love the mini etcha-sketches. Anything on the go! And I just got an iPhone, so the one for the iPhone looks fun, too! I might just download that! I have an artist in the family and he’s CONSTANTLY drawing, and he’s worn out a few magna doodles! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I like the app for the i-pod, it’s always something that the kids carry now

  3. Wow! This really brings back memories! I think I’d like this for my son – Etch A Sketch® Freestyle .. would be great on the go, has many features and he loves to draw!
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  4. wow the app is cool for the etch a sketch, love the key chain etch a sketches too

  5. The Glow Sketch looks pretty cool. My son would love that. Its different than the others because of the added “glow” feature.

  6. I also like the Etch a sketch freestyle, looks great for traveling. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  8. The travel doodle sketch would be perfect for my one-year-old, and the mini for my four-year-old. Pop it in the diaper bag for instant fun in the car of for waiting for a meal.

  9. Etch a Sketch for ipod!!!! How awesome! I know what I will be downloading tonight 🙂 🙂

  10. My daughter would LOVE the pink etch-a-sketch purse. She could carry it and draw with it – her 2 favourite things!

  11. i like the pocket etch a sketch because i could carry it in my purse for the kids tp use in the car or at doctors appointments etc.
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  12. I like the pink classic etch – a – sketch from the other options available. That being said, ultimately the classic is still my favorite!

  13. My daughter would love the ipod app. i’m going to download it now!

  14. Awesome i would love to down load that to one of my gadgets, iPod or iPad.
    Use to spend hours on it as a kid!!

  15. i love the PINK Classic Etch A Sketch because my daughter would love it, it is so girly

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  18. My little girl would love the Pink Travel Doodle Sketch and we tend to go on road trips a lot so this would be great to keep her occupied.


  19. I like the Pink Travel Doodle Sketch because my daughter loves PINK and would love this for those long car rides!

  20. I like the Travel Etch A Sketch® because it would keep kids busy while traveling instead of saying “are we there yet?”

  21. The Pretty in Pink Etch A Sketch® Purse is super cute and I’d love to try the Glow Sketch! (I’m sure my kids would too lol…) I think things that glow are so cool. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. I like the “Ohio Art Travel Doodle Sketch/Travel Etch a Sketch Bundle”.

  23. I like the Doodle Sketch because of the shapes you can use in your drawings. Thanks.

  24. I like the Pretty in Pink Etch A Sketch Purse because it is fashionably cute.

  25. I like the Pretty in Pink Etch A Sketch® Purse because I have a 3 year old who LOVES pink and purses, so this would be right up her alley!

  26. I like the app for the i-pod, it’s always something that the kids carry now

  27. Doodle Sketch™ looks like great fun too and with a bit more control
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  29. The etch-a-sketch app is great. That would make waiting rooms, plane rides, and car trips a lot more fun.

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  33. The Etch A Sketch Freestyle also interests me because it’s easy for travelling.

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  36. I like the Etch a Sketch Freestyle for the greater creative freedom and bonus portability silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

  37. I like the Glow Sketch because you can draw in three colors. I think the kids would like that. Same fun with a little twist.

  38. I like the Travel Etch A Sketch®. It would keep my son busy while we’re driving.

  39. Like the Pretty in Pink Etch A Sketch Pink Purse, come on what little girl with a great imagination wouldn’t love this! Plus it would be easy to carry along:)

  40. I would also like Etch A Sketch®: Knobby’s Quest PC Game because I think my daughter would like it!

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  43. I would like the travel one because it is a great car or church activity that is more portable.

  44. The one that interests me the most is the glow sketch because you can draw with three different colors, it glows and there are lighr effects.

  45. I like the Pocket Etch A Sketch® because it would be great to take it along when traveling.

  46. I’d be interested in trying the Etch A Sketch® Freestyle™ because it looks like it would be fun to draw with.

  47. I like the app for the i-pod, it’s always something that the kids carry now

  48. The Etch-A-Sketch for iPhone or iPod Touch caught my eye. It would be a great way to entertain the kids when we’re out.

  49. I like the Glo Sketch because it adds new interest to an already great product. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  50. I love the jumbo go go because both my kids could play with this and enjoy it.

  51. The travel etch a sketch would be perfect for my little nephew to keep him occupied when riding in the car. He hates to ride.

  52. The Etch-a-sketch for ipod Touch interests me because our little one (3) likes to play with the app on hi dad’s techie toy right after we read every night, for just a few minutes. It’s become a bedtime ritual of sorts and everyone really enjoys it. I think he’d really like this app on there.

  53. Knobby’s Quest game for the would have fun with this

  54. I like the colorful bowling friends–it’s something our 2 year old and us can play.

  55. I like the pink travel doodle sketch as this would be good for my daughter to use in the car

  56. I like the travel etch a sketch because I can keep it in the car for my kids to use on long rides or in our travel toy bag for a quiet toy

  57. i love the Pretty in Pink Etch A Sketch® Purse that is so cute i have never seen one like that 🙂

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  60. I really like the Etch A Sketch®: Knobby’s Quest PC Game – the interactive game gives a new twist to the classic

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