Ask the StoryBots Named Finalist at Kids !magination Awards

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The hits keep coming! Ask the StoryBots has just been named a finalist for best educational series/special at the 6th Annual Kids !magination Awards hosted by Cynopsis Media. Ta-da!

It’s only the latest honor for the Netflix original series, which was previously nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards, winning one, and was one of only two children’s programming finalists for the prestigious Peabody Award.

The Kids !magination Awards recognize the year’s best in children, tween and family programming and marketing in the highly competitive kids sector. Last year, StoryBots won the award for best educational mobile app.

Winners will be announced on at a breakfast reception hosted by Cynopsis Media on Tuesday, September 19, in New York City. A full list of finalists can be found here.

StoryBots Summer STEM Challenge: Boats

Boat STEM Challenge

Hoist the anchor, hold the mainstay, and grab a pool noodle! Our last #summerSTEMchallenge is all about buoyancy, and it’s made with materials you probably already have at home!

Challenge: Create a boat and find out how much weight your boat can hold without sinking.

Materials:

Step 1: Cut the noodle

👩‍👧 This is a grown-up job. Using a craft knife (we used a bread knife!) cut a 1 inch disk off the noodle.

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Step 2: Set the sails

Print out the StoryBots Sails and tape a stick to the back (we used coffee stirrers).

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Step 3: Put it all together

Insert the sail firmly into the noodle.

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Step 4: Experiment time!

Try out your boat in a kiddie pool, the sink, the tub, or a shallow tub. How can you make this project even better?

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Extension Ideas

Try out these extension ideas:

  • How can you change the sail to improve your boat?
  • How many pennies (or other cargo) can your boat hold?
  • Can you add a motor?

Where are you sailing YOUR boat? In the bathtub? The ocean? In your cereal? Let us know and include #summerSTEMchallenge on Instagram and Twitter! Don’t forget to tag us, @StoryBots!

Hope your summer is full of curiosity, questions, and some really silly songs. You can find even more fun stuff at StoryBots.com!

Ask the StoryBots and StoryBots Super Songs are streaming all-summer on Netflix. Check it out!

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Let’s Make Fuzzy StoryBots

At StoryBots HQ, we were looking for a craft that was easy and didn’t require many materials! So we headed down to our dollar store to find some supplies and…ta-daaa!…we found these pipe cleaners. This summer craft can end up being so many things too. Try making animals, shapes, or even your name! However, our fuzzy pipe cleaners are about to turn into our StoryBots friends: Bang, Bing, Beep, Boop, and Bo!

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Step 1: Supplies!

We used pipe cleaners to make our fuzzy StoryBots! They are easy to cut, but be careful wit the cut edges. You can also use nail clippers (so you don’t dull your scissors).

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