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.

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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Let’s Make Spinning StoryBot Flyers

In the StoryBots Episode “How Do Airplanes Fly?” we found that *spoiler alert* airplanes fly using four forces: thrust, drag, lift, and weight.

Let’s make some spinning flyers that help us understand the magic of flight…also they’re just really fun to throw!

Print

Print out the StoryBots Spinning Flyers Printable. Try printing it on different types of paper to test out different flyers. We tried card stock and regular printer paper in my experiment.

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Cut

Cut on the solid lines only. Don’t cut the dotted lines.

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Fold

Fold the bottom in and up. Then make sure you fold the wings out in opposite directions.

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Take your flyer to a high spot and drop, or just see who can throw it the furthest. How long does it take to land? Can you add paperclips to make it spin more? Can you make it lighter? Ask some more questions and do some investigation yourself!

Did you miss this episode (or let’s be honest, wanna rewatch it?). StoryBots is streaming now Netflix!

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