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)!

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

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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!

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

Downloads:

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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

Let’s Make Dragon Eggs

If you’ve been on StoryBots you’ve probably read “My Pet Dragon“, the story of a very unlikely friendship! Inspired by the magic of finding a baby dragon, let’s design our very own dragon eggs!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • plastic eggs
  • air dry clay (two colors)
  • glitter
  • mixing bowl
  • optional: tape, paint

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Step 1: Tape your egg closed and cover it in clay.

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Step 2: In a bowl, mix a different color clay with some glitter.

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Step 3: Pull the clay into small circles. These will be the “bumps” of our egg!

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Step 4: Carefully smush your tiny circles onto the egg, creating whatever pattern you like

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Tadaa! Look at our dragon eggs!

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Family Conversations Ideas

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What kind of dragon egg did you make?

Where would your dragon live?

What would it be like to have a dragon as a pet?


Red the Dragon Bookmark Papercraft

Train your dragon to save your spot in a book with this printable bookmark papercraft!

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🔥🔥🔥-Team StoryBots

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