If you have know my family for 5 years or 5 minutes, one thing you know is that someone in our house is a Build A Bear fanatic! With well over 100 of them, Carter has been collecting since he was 2. One of the really cool things that I love about the bears though is that I have been able to motivate Carter to learn his states with them and learn about endangered animals. See, many Build A Bears are specific to a certain area. Here in Colorado you can get the Buffalo. Arizona has the coyote, Maine has the lobster and so on. You can click here to see more of them. In order for Carter to get the stuffed animal, he had to learn about the state it was from. Sometimes the stuffed animal would inspire research, “What makes an alligator different than a crocodile”, “Why is a lobster red?”, and “Why are lowland gorillas endangered?” are all questions are Bears have inspired us to answer. So, when I was contacted by the PR reps at Barkley on behalf of Build A Bear, we jumped at the chance to share with our long standing love of Build A Bear with you. Carter was sent this adorable snowy owl, which he named Feathers and a 3-D Treasure Hunt for BuildABearville.com (which has been a BLAST for him to play each day) and a $25 giftcard to give away! To show you how I have tried to make his obsession for Build A Bears as educational as possible I thought we could play a trivia game to determine the winner!
*the funny thing about this video is he just happened to be wearing that t-shirt! It was not a set-up, I swear!
So, want to take your kiddo(s) on a trip to Build A Bear? Here is how you can win a $25 giftcard!
You get ONE entry for EACH correct answer to the trivia questions. That means you can enter 5 times per family. Have your kiddo’s read this page: Snowy Owl Facts and then help them answer the questions below. Leave a separate comment for each question and make sure to let me know what number question you are answering!
Let’s play Snowy Owl Trivia:
- When do snowy owls sleep?
- What do the circle of feathers around the owls eye’s help it do?
- How many mates (breeding partners) do snowy owls usually have in their lifetime?
- Where are snowy owls most commonly found?
- What movie in the theaters now features a snowy owl as a working pet? (ok, so that is sort of a freebie!)
To keep this fair, all comments will be held in moderation until the end of the contest. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older. Winner will be drawn by random.org according to their comment number. We reserve the right to remove any entry from this giveaway that doesn’t have the requested information. This giveaway ends July 30, 2009 11:59 pm EST. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your item. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
PS..Carter does more silly bear video’s on his blog if you have not visited there. He LOVES comments to his blog from friends!