Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Giveaway: Dinosaur Train Pteranodon Family World Tour Adventure

My kids love Dinosaur Train on PBS! We watch it all the time! Right now Dinosaur Train is celebrating National Nutrition Month (I didn't even know it existed) with nutritious activities and a DVD giveaway hosted by Mommy's Free Time!


March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year's National Nutrition Month theme, “Eat right with Color,” encourages everyone to remember to include a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day.

A healthy diet is important to us all, just as it was to Dinosaurs many years ago.  With the month of March focusing on nutrition, it’s  the perfect  time to look at some great ideas and resources provided by The American Dietetic Association to eat a healthy diet!    And, we invite you to to teach your child how to prepare a vegetarian (herbivore) picnic filled with great food and fun by visiting Dinosaur Train on the PBS parent’s site: http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/activities/handson/picnic.html dinosaurtrain/activities/handson/picnic.html>

To help parents, the American Dietetic Association provides many resources available at www.eatright.org/nnm.  They even have a downloadable PDF listing 25 healthy snacks for kids! Here are a few of my favorites:

  •   Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.
  •  Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese
    and grapes on pretzel sticks.
  •  Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a
    banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.
     


Next, Buddy can help you and your child prepare a vegetarian (herbivore) picnic. The Have A Brachiosaurus Picnic activity helps young children to learn what foods fit into an herbivore's diet (fruits and vegetables); reminds children about the importance of hand washing before eating; and also creates an opportunity to discuss why all animals need to eliminate waste from their bodies (a.k.a. “poop”).  I think we might try this one out in our house!!


Here's the link to the ingredients to prepare a Brachiosaurus Picnic  including some really cute dishes like Green Juice and a sauropod Sandwich!

And as we all know, digestion is a very important part of keeping healthy for both humans…and dinosaurs back in the day! Here's a fun way to discuss
why every animal needs to go, and what would happen if the animal didn’t poop out the parts of the food its body didn’t need. Something that isn't always easy to explain. TRUST ME! =) "Every Dinosaur Poops"

Another fun way to explore “poop” is with Uncle Milton’s new Dinosaur Train Dino Poop Kit, just one of a range of new science themed toys geared to make science more interesting, engaging and accessible for children. With the Dino Poop kit, kids can discover what the dinosaur had for lunch!  Did he have fish or did he eat a plant?  Once kids find pieces of what he ate, they can put them together to create their own fossil imprint to figure it out!  It’s OK parents, it's not real poop…it's soft, pliable dino dough!  Available at Toys”R”Us (SRP: $7.99, ages 4+)



Now on to the GIVEAWAY!!



Win it: I have one copy of the DVD Dinosaur Train: Pteranodon Family World Tour Adventure to giveaway to one lucky reader. This giveaway will begin on March 15 and end on March 31. it is open to the US only. The winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by email. They will then have 48 hrs to respond before another winner is chosen. Just leave a comment to enter!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Dinosaur Train Website and tell me your (or your kid's) favorite character.

additional Entries (leave a comment for each):
  • Follow The Jim Henson Company on Facebook and/or Twitter
  • Follow Mommy's Free Time
  • Follow Mommy's Free Time on Facebook (link on left sidebar)
  • Enter any of my other giveaways (1 entry per each giveaway)
Remember: Please leave a way to contact you in your comment. Also, please be sure to complete the mandatory entry or all other entries are void. Good Luck!! 


Disclosure: I was provided with this information by the company. I was also provided the giveaway prize by the company in exchange for this post.








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