Enter the #StoryBotsHalloween Costume Contest!

Dress up as your favorite StoryBots character this Halloween, and you could win a free StoryBots prize pack!


Here’s how:

  1. Check out our costume-making instructions or take a look at some of our favorite past StoryBots Halloween looks for inspiration.
  2. Go solo, or grab your friends, family or teaching team to make it a group costume!
  3. Snap a picture of your costumes and post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #StoryBotsHalloween. Your profile must be public so we can see your post!
  4. Post your photos by 5pm PST on November 6 to be eligible. Each costume can only be entered once.
  5. We’ll randomly select five winners from all the entries to receive a StoryBots prize pack, including a collection of StoryBots books (including an exclusive, not-for-sale season two coloring book) and a StoryBots T-shirt.
  6. All submitted images may also be highlighted on the StoryBots blog and social media!

Halloween is just around the corner, so start planning your costume today!


Official Contest Rules


  1. Eligibility: To be eligible to participate in the StoryBots Halloween Costume Contest (the “Contest”), you must: (i) be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States; (ii) have a registered StoryBots account; and (iii) have a registered account on either Twitter or Instagram. Eligibility is determined by the sole discretion of JibJab Bros. Studios (the “Sponsor”) and its designated agents (the “Contest Officials”). Employees of the Sponsor, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.
  3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on October 19, 2018 at 6:00am Pacific and ending November 6, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific. All online entries must be received by November 6, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific.
  4. How to Enter: To enter the Contest, you must submit an entry using Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #StoryBotsHalloween. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. You may enter only once. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
  5. Prizes: The winners of the Contest (the “Winners”) will receive a StoryBots Prize Pack including a T-shirt, a StoryBots coloring book, and a set of two StoryBots Books.  The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be your sole responsibility. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by you is permitted. Your acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use your name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner Selection and Notification: Five (5) eligible contestants who submit entries that fulfill all Contest requirements will be randomly selected by the Sponsor and considered Winners. The Winners will be notified by social media and/or email within five (5) days following the Sponsor’s selection of the Winners. The Sponsor shall have no liability for each Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for each Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If a Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. The Sponsor reserves the right to require additional identification and may choose to deny awarding the prize based on falsification of identification or fraud. The first names and last name initials, along with the city, state and country of each Winner (e.g. Jane D, New York, NY), may be used in future promotional communications by the Sponsor to announce the list of Winners. Your acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use your name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  8. Rights Granted by You: By submitting any content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), you understand and agree that the Sponsor, anyone acting on behalf of the Sponsor, and the Sponsor’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world, without limitation, (i) your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information to the extent contained or embodied in your submitted content and (ii) any other individual’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information where such other individual appears in your submitted content for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. You represent and warrant that you have obtained permission from the parent or legal guardian of any minors whose name(s), photograph(s), likeness(es), voice(s), performance(s), and/or biographical materials appear in your submitted content. You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property rights of another, you will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, you shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense which the Sponsor may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  9. Terms & Conditions: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, the Sponsor may select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Official Contest Rules. The Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. Limitation of Liability: By entering the Contest you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) your participation in the Contest and/or your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; and (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries.
  11. Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on StoryBots.com, available at http://www.storybots.com/legal/privacy-policy.
  13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winners’ name’ or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: JibJab Bros. Studios, 4121 Redwood Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Requests must be received no later than October 28, 2017.
  14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is JibJab Media Inc. dba JibJab Bros. Studios, 4121 Redwood Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA.
  15. Instagram: The Contest hosted by the Sponsor is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.
  16. Twitter: The Contest hosted by the Sponsor is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter.


Ovation Brands And Furr’s Fresh Buffet Feature The StoryBots In Newest Family Night Promotion

Ovation Brands’® portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet®, Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet and Country Buffet® – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet® are answering kids’ biggest questions with their newest Family Night featuring the Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original series, Ask the StoryBots. The six-week promotion coincides with the show’s season two launch, with weekly themes exploring topics from the new episodes. Family Night is every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Activities may vary by location.

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“Family Night was created to bring kids and parents together through fun and engaging activities,” said Mike Griffith, Director of Marketing for Ovation Brands® and Furr’s Fresh Buffet®. “Our latest program will do just that with the StoryBots, who have made learning fun for millions of kids. The whole family will be entertained with wholesome activities that are also educational.”

Ask the StoryBots follows the adventures of the StoryBots, curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and help answer kids’ questions. Since premiering in 2016, the series has won three Emmy Awards and inspired two spin-offs, StoryBots Super Songs and A StoryBots Christmas, also on Netflix. The StoryBots brand launched in 2012 with a collection of popular YouTube shorts and now includes a content library of 500+ educational books, videos, games and activities used by 70,000+ teachers around the world.

The six-week Family Night program will feature a different theme every week inspired by a different episode from the newest season of Ask the StoryBots, which launches worldwide on Netflix on August 24. The following are the scheduled themes:

  • August 23 – Give Me An “N” For Nutrition
  • August 30 – Animal Kingdom
  • September 6 – It’s Electric!
  • September 13 – It’s Getting Hot In Here
  • September 20 – Hello! Can You Hear Me?
  • September 27 – A Bloomin’ Good Time

“The new season of Ask the StoryBots features an all-new set of adventures to answer kids’ questions like ‘what is electricity?’ and ‘how do flowers grow?,” said Gregg Spiridellis, CEO of JibJab Bros. Studios, which created and produces the show. “We’re excited to bring these topics to life at Family Night.”

The StoryBots Family Night will also feature a giveaway. The grand prize is a StoryBots Prize Pack, which includes two StoryBots books, Tyrannosaurus Rex and ABC Jamboree, published by Random House Children’s Books.

In addition to kid-friendly fun and games, Family Night also serves up homestyle meals for guests. Every Thursday from 4 p.m. – close, kids eat for just $1.99 with the purchase of a regular-priced adult or senior meal. Menus may vary. Age restrictions apply.

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Let’s Make a Mother’s Day Bouquet


Moms are the original rockstars. They show us how to make the perfect grilled cheese, they know how to fix any injury, and they tell the best nighttime stories! Let’s make a simple craft that you can customize; make your Mom’s favorite flower (roses, sunflowers, hibiscus?). Hold on…I thought I saw a StoryBot around here somewhere. Any-who, let’s make an easy Mother’s Day Bouquet using tissue paper (an idea from our Mother’s Day Activity Book)!



Time to make the stems. I used coffee stirrers, but you can try pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, straws, or pencils.


We need something to display our dazzling decor. I’ll use a cardboard tube and some construction paper. That looks like…hmm…never mind. Let’s craft!


Check out some shots of the final product. Floral finesse at it’s finest.


Mom with Shadow

Click the thumbnail to download the StoryBots Mother’s Day Activity Book.

Love StoryBots? Learn more about our library of videos, books, and activity sheets at StoryBots.com