Sunday, October 3, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: Sid the Science Kid Party [CLOSED]

“Hey, Sid, what do you say? Whatcha want to learn today? I want to know why things happen and how and I want to know everything now. How does this thing work? Why did that thing change? How did that do what it just did? What’s up with the sky? Do you think I could fly? The world is spinning and I want to know why. I‘ve got a lot of questions and big ideas. I’m Sid the Science Kid.”

If you have young children, chances are that you’ve watched Sid the Science Kid. It’s an adorable show on PBS about a young boy, Sid, who loves science. Children are captivated by his cute personality, inquisitive nature, and the bright colors that make him up. I know that all the children in my daycare and my own two kids really, really love Sid. They look forward to it every day.


To celebrate the new season of Sid the Science Kid, we held a “screening party”. First we watched the season premiere of Sid the Science Kid, which the kids just loved and felt so special being one of the first to preview it. Next we introduced our new toy, the Sid the Science Kid Gotta Know Microphone that sings, magnifies your voice, gives applause, and more. The kids absolutely love this toy! It’s a bit noisy, but you know how kids love noise. Next we ate dinner and specially made Sid cupcakes. If you would like to take it a step further, you could make microphone cupcakes.


Then we watched the second episode of the show. After that, we did a coloring page, then our experiment about why wheels are round with the Sid the Science Kid: Why Are Wheels Round learning science kit, which was fun and the kids learned a lot by trying out the square and oval wheels before the round ones. We finished up the evening by watching the third episode of the new season. It was a great party and all the supplies just made the party that much more special. It was a great evening with a great theme.


Catch the new season of Sid the Science Kid starting this Monday, October 4 on PBS.


Thank you to The Rogers Group for sending us complimentary Sid the Science Kid party supplies, a screener DVD, and toys for our event and also for providing the prize for our contest.





What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Sid the Science Kid Learning Science Kit.




Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Flip through the virtual Sid the Science Kid Funbook. Then leave a comment telling me which printable activity looks like the most fun to you. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)

For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


3)
For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Sid the Science Kid . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

4)

For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.


5) For 1 extra entry
, "Like" Sid the Science Kid on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.


6)

Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


7)

Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


8)

Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.



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Subscribe to A Blog of Goodies' feed (the sister site to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.


10)

Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.




(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.


Good luck in the drawing!