National Geographic Kids + Ice Cream Expedition + Kids Almanac Giveaway

As a mom, I am always looking for great ways for my kids to learn about the world around them, to get them outside and loving nature as much as possible and to minimize screen time as much as I possibly can.  I’m a big fan of books, library time (which we unfortunately have to drive 70+ miles to get to now) and hands-on resources and exploration.

When given the opportunity this summer, I happily accepted a position as a National Geographic Kids Insider.  We get a behind-the-scenes look at National Geographic Kids, including interviews with authors, explorers and editors. Those we get to share with you.  We also get to see some of the NGK products (besides just the magazine) and we’ll have an opportunity to share those with you too.  It’s a win-win situation.

 

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015

6301461This Almanac is just packed full of relevant information for kids.  The numerous photos and illustrations keeps both my kids entertained for quite a while (and full of questions too!)  There are jokes, games, puzzles, fun facts and so many things to learn it may take us until the end of 2015 to get through it.  While my boys (aged 3 and 5) are definitely a bit young for parts of it, I read them bits and pieces and they love looking at the photos.  Kids that CAN read on their own devour it – a great road-trip book!

I personally think it’s for “kids”  of all ages – I am learning all sorts of new facts too.

**See giveaway below!**

 

Cross- Country Ice Cream Expedition:

National Geographic Kids + Ice Cream Expedition + Kids Almanac Giveaway

National Geographic Kids gave out a pretty awesome grant this year to three men with a mission of teaching kids about the world around them (and preserving it) through ice cream.  They are driving an Ice Cream truck around the country talking to kids about their favorite places to explore in nature. They’re also asking them to take a pledge to protect those places.  You can take the pledge here too!

National Geographic Kids + Ice Cream Expedition + Kids Almanac GiveawayMagnolia Ice Cream has stepped in and sponsored the expedition with enough ice cream for everyone in the following unique flavors: mango, avocado, guava, and a purple yam coconut swirl.  From what I hear, the truck is in Wyoming now and will be having their next big event in Colorado Springs, CO on August 2nd.  You can follow them and their route on their site.

Local friends – watch for a special local ice cream party so you can sign pledges and eat some ice cream too!

 National Geographic Kids + Ice Cream Expedition + Kids Almanac Giveaway

 Follow the Expedition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too!

 

Win a National Geographic Kids’ Almanac for your family:

As part of the NGKs Insider group, we’re happy to be able to hand out a copy of the Almanac to one of you! 

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!  Sorry, this giveaway is open to the U.S. only.

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Amelia lives with her husband and three young children in Yellowstone National Park. As a family, they believe that life is precious, short and should be lived to the fullest. That includes introducing a life of adventures for their boys in the form of skiing, hiking, biking, running, camping and lots of outdoor playing. Amelia writes at Tales of a Mountain Mama in an attempt to inspire others to get outside daily too with tips and tricks, stories and lots of gear reviews.

Comments

  1. This is so cool! Looks like we might see them in southern OR!

  2. I loved almanacs as a kid, think my son would, too!

  3. I never had an almanac before — I’ll add them to my daughter’s library!

  4. Looks like we missed them.

  5. Brynn Moe says:

    How awesome! I hope the truck comes to Ak. Thanks for sharing. The almanac looks great too.

  6. Nathanael says:

    Sounds like a worthy cause. So far as the almanac goes, it’s amazing how quickly they go out of date! A new one is always welcome.

  7. Cute idea and I love the interesting flavors!

  8. Looks like a lot of fun! But, nope. They are completely missing our area by a long ways away.

  9. Beth Petersen says:

    My sister lives in Colorado Springs! I will have let here know about this! And I loves this idea!

  10. Sadie B. says:

    This is a great idea. But the stops are few and far between. We will not be able to see them.

  11. Since I live in Canada the Expedition won’t be coming our way but it does look great.

    My son loves National Geographic – he’s been getting “Little Kids” magazine for a couple years now and is just starting to get “Kids”. He also has a number of their books – every time he was allowed to choose books for the book program at school it was always National Geographic books – on space, animals, etc.

  12. DebbieKL says:

    It looks like the Expedition will show a few hours from me. Maybe it’ll drive by!

  13. Christina says:

    I am in WY, but it doesn’t look like they are making any stops here. My kids would love it if they did.

  14. sharon b says:

    It looks like they are going along the coast line of California so no. If they were stopping by Death Valley then yup we would go but it’s pretty dangerous to go there this time of year.

  15. Stacy S. says:

    Won’t be seeing the expedition :-), but thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Ice Cream! What a great way to connect with kids. We’ll try to see them in Oregon.

  17. Kristen M says:

    The truck started in my home town but I missed it while on vacation. We’re fans of NG in our house. My husband subscribes to the grown-up version. It arrives by mail but my 8th grader also downloads and reads on her Kindle. My 3 year old receives the preschool version of NGK. I think my 6th grader would be into the almanac; he’s big on facts.

  18. I remember the animal books and National Geographic materials to look at when I was a kid. I love watching my daughter discover new animals!

  19. I wish they were coming to Utah. My daughter would love this! I didn’t realize National Geographic had a kids website (duh). I can’t wait to show my daughter!

  20. Amanda Whitley says:

    i think its awesome but i like an hour and a half from a major city so i doubt i will be seeing them

  21. i think its an awesome idea! we would miss it but it really is a great way to connect!

  22. I love an educational ice cream truck! I wish they were coming closer to us so we could visit.

  23. unfortunatly we won’t be meeting the ice cream truck, but what a great way to get kids interested!

  24. Bummer! Looks like we missed Seattle and Glacier National Park (by only a few days!).

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