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The WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game is meant to teach kids about weather. With the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in education, the board game highlights words used in weather science.  

Many people ask me about my interest in weather. They are curious how I even became interested in weather. I have written software for over 30 years. One of my projects required me to program the retrieval of weather data from NOAA. I found it interesting at that time, and I still do. The WeatherEgg™ is an invention that is almost to fruition, so what better way to help fund that invention than with another invention. One that helps children learn science. In particular, weather science.  

With the onset of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum in education, what better way to make science fun than by introducing some animated 3D humanoid characters affectionately called the WeatherEgg™ kids. Holley Humidity, Peggy Pressure, Tommy Temperature and Wesley Wind.  

Holley Humidity is full of rain. She loves to rain, and that is why her head is shaped like a raindrop, and she is the color of a raindrop. Peggy Pressure is a moody girl. She likes to lower the air pressure which causes storms. When she raises her amulet and calls for Air Pressure. LOOK OUT! Tommy Temperature raises and lowers temperature. He tries to do his best, and his cape helps him be a hero. Wesley Wind can be mischievous. He will blow a gentle cool breeze to cool you on a sunny day, or he will be part of a Hurricane.

Sweet, loveable, Holley Humidity, moody Peggy Pressure, mischievous Wesley Wind, and the hero Tommy Temperature can cause quite a storm.  

The characters have come a long way from the original sketches:

Original WeatherEgg Kids Sketches
Original WeatherEgg Kids Sketches

To where they are today: 

WeatherEgg Kids
WeatherEgg Kids

Then there was the coloring book and the idea for a board game. As you can see it has also had iterations. The Adobe Illustrator work was done by Scott Stringham and myself. I will show you a video of that experience. I get very frustrated.  He is very patient.

Game History
Game History

My son Ray and I had many strategy sessions, and it was his idea to include the spinner. I wrote all the cards and selected pictures that were commercially available. The cards were generated using a PHP software program written by myself to ensure they were all the same. 

Spinner and Game Cards
Spinner and Game Cards

The WeatherEgg™ kids are work in progress and as you can see we want to animate them. This freelancer from Fiverr gave it his best shot, and the video is just too cute not to share. 

My niece Machelle and my daughter Jennifer have been hard at work trying to increase our social media presence to help with the campaign. Our goal is to get the 1000 minimum quantity manufactured and be able to give some board games to the surrounding schools in the area. In Utah, children learn about weather in 3rd and 4th grade. This game is well suited for that age group.

The board game contains educational cards that have a fact about weather and a colorful picture. Kids read the card to learn fun weather facts. Character pawns are moved forward or backward according to the instructions on the card. A few detours happen with cards that send kids to "Stormy Weather" or "Sunny Day." The first player to reach "Finish" wins.

Contents

  • Quad folding game board
  • 4 Character Pawns
  • 1 Spinner
  • 64 Cards 

We plan to raise funds to create and distribute WeatherEgg: Whacky Weather board game and gifts. 

Buyers Market

  • Schools & Teachers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Weather enthusiast
  • Board Game lovers
  • Stay at home mom or dad
  • Families that just want to have fun
  • Grandparents  

Important Features

  • Playing cards are educational and engaging
  • Designed for ages 6 and up
  • All components are made up of non-toxic materials

Kickstarter Gifts


Thanks to you, the dream of finishing the WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game will become a reality. With this reward, you will get a blow-by-blow update of the progress of WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game. Plus, we will add your personal name or company to our website.  


We’re thankful for every bit of support. Not only will you get your name listed on our website, but you will receive 2-8x10 Lightning Prints from Scott Stringham. Scott is a great award winning professional storm photographer. You can find him at www.rustlingleafdesign.com.

Lightning Print 1
Lightning Print 1

 

Lightning Print 2
Lightning Print 2

WEATHER COLORING ENTHUSIAST

Thank you for supporting us! Not only do you get the benefits of “THANK YOU!” but you will get a coloring book written by Linda Rawson. They each contain fun illustrations and descriptions of the weather word associated with the illustration. Fun, educational and ready to color. This is not an ordinary coloring book. The coloring book is meant to teach children about weather. With the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in education, the coloring book highlights the words used in the science of weather. The weather word, a detailed illustration and an explanation of the word make the learning experience fun. The coloring book is available in English, Spanish, French or German.  

You have your choice of any of the following and ALL are available on Amazon.
  • WeatherEgg Kids: Weather from A-Z Coloring Book (English)
  • WeatherEgg Kids: Palabras del clima: Libro de colorear (Spanish) (Volúmen 1) 
  • WeatherEgg Kids: Les mots de la météo: Livre de coloriage (French) (Le volume 1) 
  • WeatherEgg Kids: Wetter Worte: Malbuch (German) (Volumen 1)   
Coloring Books
Coloring Books

 

CALM WEATHER SUPPORTER

The CALM WEATHER SUPPORTER not only gets the benefits of the “THANK YOU!” level but also a WeatherEgg Kids T-Shirt. A nice, high quality white polyester t-shirt with the WeatherEgg Kids picture on the front of the t-shirt. Available in adult or children’s sizes.  
T-Shirt
T-Shirt

WEATHEREGG KIDS HERO 

The WEATHEREGG KIDS HERO gets the benefits of the “THANK YOU!” level, the Lightning Prints, Coloring Book, and a T-Shirt.  

Rewards
Rewards

GIFTS FROM SANTA

LIMITED TIME OFFER! ONLY FOR CHRISTMAS 2017!  

Who doesn’t like GIFTS FROM SANTA! This awesome level will assure that you will get your WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game by Christmas as it will be printed on-demand. An extra bonus is we will include a personalized note from Santa to whomever you are gifting it to and gift wrapping. We need to have the name by December 12th to ensure delivery by Christmas. This offer is only good in the United States. 

Rewards from Santa
Rewards from Santa

EARLY BIRD   

The EARLY BIRD gets the benefits of the “THANK YOU!” level and the WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game FIRST! You will get a quad folding board with a spinner, 64 playing cards and 4 WeatherEgg Kids pieces.

WeatherEgg Kids:  Whacky Weather Board Game
WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game

BOARD GAME LOVER

The BOARD GAME LOVER gets the WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game and the Lightning Prints. 

Board Game and Lightning Prints
Board Game and Lightning Prints

BOARD GAME PLUS SWAG

At the BOARD GAME PLUS SWAG level, you will receive the WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game, Coloring Book and T-Shirt.  
 
Board Game and Swag
Board Game and Swag

BUY 1 DONATE 1 TO A SCHOOL! 

At the BUY 1 DONATE 1 TO A SCHOOL level, you get 2 WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Games. One for yourself and one for the school/classroom of your choice. Also, you get a download of the Teacher/Parent guide that can be printed over and over! 
 
Buy 1 Get 1 FOR A SCHOOL!
Buy 1 Get 1 FOR A SCHOOL!

WEATHEREGG FUN AND SWAG 

At the WEATHEREGG FUN AND SWAG level, you get the WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game, (4) 16-inch WeatherEgg Kids Plush toys designed by Budsies starring Holley Humidity, Peggy Pressure, Wesley Wind, and Tommy Temperature. Plus, you will get 4 Coloring Books and 4 T-Shirts. 
 
Weather Egg Fun and SWAG
Weather Egg Fun and SWAG

WEATHEREGG KID PLATINUM SUPPORTER

At the WEATHEREGG KID PLATINUM SUPPORTER level, you will get the ultimate prize. 
  • WeatherEgg Kids: Whacky Weather Board Game with 3D printed game pawns! 
  • 4 WeatherEgg Kids: Weather Coloring Books 
  • 4 WeatherEgg Kids T-Shirts 
  • 4 16-inch WeatherEgg Kids Plush Toys starring Holley Humidity, Peggy Pressure, Wesley Wind and Tommy Temperature made by Budsies 
  • 2 Lightning Prints from Professional Photographer, Scott Stringham 
  • A PERSONALIZED COLOR STORY BOOK with your child having an adventure with the WeatherEgg Kids 

This level is limited to only 3. Get it while you can! 

Platinum Rewards
Platinum Rewards

 

Risks and challenges

We are ready to face any challenges that may arise with manufacturing or fulfillment. Because it is our first Kickstarter, we are working with consultants to make it a success.

While there may be some unforeseen events that we may not have control over we will make certain that we communicate at all times to keep you updated should there be any events that you should know about.

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