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!

THREE EGGS FINAL

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!

Folding Directions Strip 5 Across.pngPDFSbackground (2).pngTake an adventure with your own pet dragon, then be sure to share your dragon craft projects with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag us (@StoryBots)!

🔥🔥🔥-Team StoryBots

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Prepare your best monster impression for World Read Aloud Day!

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The StoryBots are super excited to support World Read Aloud Day! Celebrated on the first Wednesday in March, World Read Aloud Day, or WRAD, is dedicated to taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

Of course, a great way to celebrate this day and support the cause is to spend some time reading aloud to your child from Starring You Books! Have your child pick his/her favorite book, and settle in for some epic story time.

Here are some tips for reading aloud from LitWorld:

  • Be animated and use a voice that matches the expressions and emotions of the characters during a read aloud to bring the experience alive for listeners.
  • Use different voices for different characters so that children come to recognize dialogue within a text and individual character traits.
  • Ask questions as you read. Ask children to predict what will happen next, or the meaning of a vocabulary word that might be new.
  • Allow children to ask you questions and model the behaviors of an active reader, such as looking back to the text to answer questions.
  • After you finish the story, have a conversation that focuses on connecting the text to the children’s life, their favorite books, or any connections the children come up with.

Check out this kit with even more ideas on how you can celebrate the day!

Kids Take Over StoryBots HQ – Again!


We recently hosted another installment of StoryBots’ Kid Day at our office, inviting a rambunctious group of 3-7 year-olds and their parents for a day of play with the StoryBots! The kids got to test out pre-release versions of our newest apps, getting a sneak peek into what’s coming soon. We’re thrilled to say we heard rave reviews — the kids loved it all and shared plenty of smart feedback.



IMG_9489There was also a great round of storytelling with our ever-popular Starring You Books. Each kid became a star, with their name and face featured as the main character of adventures ranging from deep-sea diving to making gigantic pizzas and having epic snowball fights. The kids especially loved when our artists would point out which parts of the books they illustrated!

IMG_9451The day was capped off with a pizza-fueled screening of brand new videos from our Learning Videos series. As usual, our team came away with loads of inspiration for what to build next.

For more about the event, check out this article from LA Parent, who attended, or the photo gallery below!

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