WHOO? WHOO? Wants a Build A Bear Giftcard?

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:

  1. When do snowy owls sleep?
  2. What do the circle of feathers around the owls eye’s help it do?
  3. How many mates (breeding partners) do snowy owls usually have in their lifetime?
  4. Where are snowy owls most commonly found?
  5. What movie in the theaters now features a snowy owl as a working pet? (ok, so that is sort of a freebie!)

Rules:

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!

Comments

  1. jill watkins says:

    Snowy owls sleep at night- they are diurnal.

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  2. jill watkins says:

    The circle of feathers around their eyes help reflect sound to their ears.

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  3. jill watkins says:

    They usually mate only once in their lifetime.

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  4. jill watkins says:

    Currently showing an owl- Harry Potter and the half blooded prince!

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  5. jill watkins says:

    Snowy owls are most commonly found in the artic tundra.

    They prefer the artic regions of North America and Eurasia.

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  6. jill watkins says:

    Freebie fact- Snowy Owls eat lemmings! Ewww.

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  7. Christy says:

    1.) Snowy Owls sleep during the night (they are not nocturnal)

    (Could you please erase my first entry? I accidentally submitted while I was still finding answers!)

  8. Christy says:

    2.) The feathers reflect sound waves to the ear openings of the owl.

  9. Christy says:

    3.) Snowy owls do not mate for life, they have different mates each year. (Interesting note, if conditions are too harsh they do not breed that year)

  10. Christy says:

    4.) Greenland, Iceland, Canada and the northern USA

  11. Christy says:

    5.) Harry Potter!

  12. 1. Snowy owls are few that sleep during the day due to environment.

  13. kelly ronca says:

    SNowy owls sleep during the night.

    PS Owls are my most favorite!!

  14. kelly ronca says:

    The snowy owls eyes have circles of feathers around them that help reflect sound to their ears.

  15. kelly ronca says:

    Only one mate for life! (how awesome is that??)

  16. kelly ronca says:

    Snowy owls can live in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia year-round.

  17. kelly ronca says:

    Answer to number 5 is Harry Potter.

    Thanks for teaching me more about owls!

  18. 1. they sleep at night
    2. to reflect the sound to their ears
    3. one partner

  19. 1. Snowy owls sleep during the night.

  20. 2. The fury feathers help reflect sound to their ears

  21. 3. Only 1 partner their whole life.

  22. 4. Arctic of North America. Georgia, Atlantic Ocean, Russia and Canada

  23. 5. Harry Potter, of course. :)

    My daughter is a HUGE fan of build a bear. I hope we win, this would be a great birthday present for her.

  24. 1. When do snowy owls sleep? During the day

  25. 2.What do the circle of feathers around the owls eye’s help it do? It reflects the sound to their ears

  26. 3. How many mates (breeding partners) do snowy owls usually have in their lifetime? Only one for their entire lifetime but it is really disgusting how they attract them:P

  27. 4. Where are snowy owls most commonly found? Usually in colder climates like the arctic

  28. 5. What movie in the theaters now features a snowy owl as a working pet? The new Harry Potter movie

  29. Answer to question 1: Snowy owls sleep at night

  30. Answer to question 2: The feathers around their eyes help reflect sound to their ears.

  31. Answer to question 3: They usually have one breeding partner.

  32. Answer to question 4: Snowy owls tend to live in tree tops and build their nests in the arctic tundra.

  33. Answer to question 5: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  34. Snowy owls only sleep at night and are awake during the day.
    .-= Mikki L. ´s last blog .. =-.

  35. Snowy owls do not breed with the same mate every year, so depending on how many years they breed will determine the number of mates.
    .-= Mikki L.´s last blog .. =-.

  36. Snowy owls live in the tundra in Scandinavia, Russia, Alaska & Canada. Of course, they live in trees. I love snowy owls! moneymakinmama85@gmail.com
    .-= Mikki L.´s last blog .. =-.

  37. Harry Potter has a pet snowy owl in the new movie Harry Potter & the half blood prince. moneymakinmama85@gmail.com
    .-= Mikki L.´s last blog .. =-.

  38. these owls sleep at night they’re not nocturnal
    .-= steph´s last blog ..McKLinky Blog Hop Favorite Kid Photos =-.

  39. they pick one partner
    .-= steph´s last blog ..McKLinky Blog Hop Favorite Kid Photos =-.

  40. the feathers aroung their eyes reflect sound to their ears.
    .-= steph´s last blog ..McKLinky Blog Hop Favorite Kid Photos =-.

  41. Barb – what a fun contest! And one I can do with my daughter. I hope we win. #1 Snowy owls sleep at night.
    .-= Susan & Lauren´s last blog ..Welcome to the New ColoradoScienceMom.com =-.

  42. #2 The feathers help the owl hear better
    .-= Susan & Lauren´s last blog ..Welcome to the New ColoradoScienceMom.com =-.

  43. #3 one mate for life
    .-= Susan & Lauren´s last blog ..Welcome to the New ColoradoScienceMom.com =-.

  44. #4 Snowy owls can live in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia year-round. However, some only stay during breeding and nesting season and then migrate as far as southern states, like Georgia, in the United States. Some snowy owls also cross the Atlantic Ocean migrating between Russia and Canada.

  45. 1. When do snowy owls sleep?

    Snowy Owls sleep during the night (they are not nocturnal)

  46. 2. What do the circle of feathers around the owls eye’s help it do?

    Their eyes have circles of feathers around them that help reflect sound to their ears

  47. 3. How many mates (breeding partners) do snowy owls usually have in their lifetime?

    Snowy owls chose a breeding partner and usually stay with that owl for the rest of their lives.

  48. 4. Where are snowy owls most commonly found?

    Snowy owls can live in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia year-round. However, some only stay during breeding and nesting season and then migrate as far as southern states, like Georgia, in the United States. Some snowy owls also cross the Atlantic Ocean migrating between Russia and Canada.

    These owls prefer a snowy habitat where they can disguise their white bodies. They tend to live in tree tops and build their nests in the brush of high areas in the arctic tundra.

  49. 5. What movie in the theaters now features a snowy owl as a working pet?

    Harry Potter