A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Get Outside with National Geographic Kids {A Shower Me With Giveaways Hop Giveaway}

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Get Outside with National Geographic Kids {A Shower Me With Giveaways Hop Giveaway}

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Welcome to the Shower Me with Giveaways Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail! I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with my readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25!


**Product received for review. All thoughts are my own.

What is your favorite thing about springtime?

For me, it has to be the warm weather and getting outside with the kids! After being cooped up much of the winter, it is such a relief to enjoy the sunshine! For my son, being outside means getting down in the dirt and truly exploring. He's looking at bugs, he's looking at worms, he's enjoying nature. This is something that I really want to encourage...after all getting outside and searching for worms is at least time away from electronics and other distractions.

To help inspire kids to get out and enjoy the outdoors, National Geographic has released three new children's books to help them do just that:

Get Outside Creativity Book (ages 6-9, $12.99) - This big, bright spiral-bound activity book encourages kids to get outside and play! It's chock full of stencils, stickers, pull-outs, games, trivia, puzzles, and cutouts that encourage exploration and learning in the great outdoors. It's the perfect gift for any parent wanting to foster creativity and imagination, while encouraging kids to unplug, get off the couch, and get to know the world around them. The format engages readers with a combination of fun and whimsical design and National Geographic's world-famous photography.

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds (ages 8-12, $12.99) - Photo-filled and fact-packed, this one of a kind bird guide will make kids Stop! Look! and Listen! to find the feathered friends right in their own backyards. From ducks to hawks, sparrows to sandpipers, kids will learn how, where, and when to spot birds all over the United States. With tons of info and interactivity prompts, it's the perfect companion for backyard or field trip, camping or vacation. Durable and portable, it's just right for pocket or backpack.

Look & Learn: Caterpillar to Butterfly (board book, $6.99) - A durable board book that is made for tiny hands and curious minds!  Preschoolers and their parents follows a monarch as it develops from a cute caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly in simple, age-appropriate language.

My son is a bird fan, so naturally he was first drawn to the Ultimate Explorer Field Guide. This fun guide is perfect for the junior bird watcher! Like I said, my son is a bird fan, thanks to Angry Birds, so he had a blast going through and learning about all the different types of birds out there! He even went through and determined what types of birds he thought each of his favorite characters might be. After naming all his fictional birds, he couldn't wait to get outside and see what kind of birds he could find in our own backyard!

My daughter on the other hand couldn't get enough of the Look & Learn book. While she is too little to quite understand about caterpillars changing to butterflies, this book is a great place to start! And let me tell you, she LOVES butterflies so this truly was a perfect book for her too.

Finally came the Get Outside Creativity Book! I love interactive books for my kids, as I find they tend to learn better this way. The Get Outside Creativity Book certainly fits the bill. We so enjoyed the activities, the trivia and the fun that was packed into every page. 

These books truly are a fun way to get every child excited about getting outside to play! And to help encourage YOUR kiddos, one very lucky winner is going to win a prize pack including all three books and a pair of National Geographic binoculars that are water resistant, rubber armored (ARV $63) and perfect for wildlife watching, birding and exploration! Your little ones will LOVE this prize pack! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. Karen’s Got Mail and the Shower Me With Giveaways Giveaway Hop participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway and the prize that helps kids learn

  2. We enjoy national geo for kids books. They are a great tool for homeschooling.

  3. We love learning with National Geographic Kids!! My kiddo loves their books and magazines!! So interactive and fun!

  4. My kids would enjoy these products.

  5. Love National Geographic...they have such great resources for kids. I shared this on my homeschool giveaway linky. Any time you have a giveaway with educational stuff for kids you I'd love if you'ld share it there! http://imaginativehomeschool.blogspot.com/2015/07/homeschool-giveaways.html

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  7. I like all of these National Geographic books. My nieces would love these if I won. :)

  8. My nephew would love this stuff! Especially the binoculars! He loves sitting outside and bird watching. Thanks for the chance!

  9. My son would love The Ultimate Weird But True books. The Animal Encyclopedia looks pretty great too!

  10. I'd love to introduce my great niece and great nephew to National Geographic. I had a subscription to the Jr. National Geographic magazine when I was younger ;)

  11. We love National Geographic! We watch the NatGeo channel a lot & love their books. My youngest nephew would love these books!

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  13. Ashley Chassereau ParksApril 17, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    I love National Geographic books! I try to provide my homeschooler and preschooler with as many non fiction books as I can. Love to use National Geographic books as a part of the homeschooling day too. :)

  14. My daughter would love to get these National Geographic books. She loves learning about nature and animals.

  15. This would be great for my daughter.


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