Saturday, March 13, 2010

Get Wild! National Wildlife Week – March 15-21, 2010

Ah...Spring is in the air, and what better time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors than now? Amazing Kids! welcomes you to celebrate Spring by checking out these noteworthy events/articles!

Meet Aitan, young, budding environmentalist, and Amazing Kid! Of the Month! Not only has he helped many other children around the world realize how important it is to save the environment, but he’s created a movement to do it! Read all about amazing Aitan.

National Wildlife Week – March 15-21 – is fast approaching! If you and your parents want to “Be Out There” with the National Wildlife Foundation this upcoming week, there are some great, family friendly activities for kids of all ages on: Check it out!

New Great Outdoors Adventure! April Issue, coming soon! This April, be prepared to rollick down rapids with an amazing young kayaker, learn about the ways nature is both cool and wacky, and visit rocky slopes to barren oceans! Keep your eyes peeled...

American Girl Giveaway for Kids! Another exciting event is soon to take place here at Amazing Kids! – our Lanie Doll and Book giveaway, sponsored by American Girl! Check out the American Girl of the Year’s Site at:, then check back often for the giveaway of an official Lanie Doll and book for kids on our site (and an interview with the author of Lanie, Jane Kurtz!).

Have a great spring! Go do something amazing! :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ENDED: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Giveaway! Kids, Enter Today!

Thank you for everyone who participated in our book giveaway. The giveaway is now over, as we have selected our 5 winners. Congratulations to our winners! Stay tuned for another fun book giveaway, starting soon!

If you’re in the mood to add a classic Children’s Book to your stock of reads, then enter the Amazing Kids! Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Giveaway, today! Simon & Schuster has generously donated 5 copies of this classic title as the sponsors of this giveaway. The first 5 kids or teens (up to age 18) to send us an email and answer the question correctly, will receive a copy of the book! Send the information, below to: to enter; if you’re under 13, please include your parent’s contact email and a sentence that says they give you permission to enter to the contest.

NEW! March Issue Online

Dear Amazing Kids!,

Come visit our 35th issue of the Amazing Kids! Online Magazine, our “Games, Gadgets, and Gizmos” issue, at! Special thanks to our amazing staff of volunteers who worked hard to put this issue together: Braxton, Sean, Natalie and the rest of our Staff Writers and Editors! We are pleased to announce a new youth staff member: Brad, co-columnist for our newest column: Sci-Tech Kids!, a column dedicated to bringing you bits of info. on science and technology for kids! Sci-Tech Kids! debuts in this issue; if you would like to contribute as a writer to this column, please send an email to:

Welcome into the world of gadgets, gizmos, and games: a universe where the strength of technology, advancing information, and fun, interesting games have changed the lives of millions of people around the globe. Every time you turn on a light, plug in the toaster, or ride in a car, train, or airplane, you are enjoying all of the great, fun uses technology brings. Some masterminds have invented or will invent incredible technology in the past, present, and future; some of these masterminds are kids, just like you! Be sure to catch our exclusive interview with Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, himself! Then read all about a kid who invented something amazing in an article by Natalie, age 13!

Games have changed the world, too. Strategy games, like Chess, have been around for centuries and were used to build war skills, while more modern, family games, like Monopoly, have given families and kids all over the globe a great reason to spend time together and develop special money, thinking, and communication skills. In this issue, you can read our interview with Brian Goldner, the CEO of Hasbro, one of the largest toy-making companies in the world, by Sean, age 14!

Gizmos like pocket game systems may be all fun, yet gizmos have always had a very special place in warfare technology and keeping people safe. Some futuristic gizmos, like a dog collar that can tell you what your pooch is thinking, are amusing and inspiring. Other gizmos, like robotic surgical systems, can help save lives. Feel free to enjoy our interview with a retired CIA agent, by Natalie, age 13!

No matter which way you look at it, games, gadgets, and gizmos play an important role in our daily lives. Let’s embrace technology and use it for good, and perhaps even invent the future in technology, ourselves, someday!

Enjoy this issue, and have a marvelous March!

Student Editor-in-Chief
The Amazing Kids! Online Magazine –