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:
To where they are today:
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Schools & Teachers
- Weather enthusiast
- Board Game lovers
- Stay at home mom or dad
- Families that just want to have fun
- Playing cards are educational and engaging
- Designed for ages 6 and up
- All components are made up of non-toxic materials
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.
- 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)
WEATHEREGG KIDS HERO
GIFTS FROM SANTA
BOARD GAME LOVER
BOARD GAME PLUS SWAG
BUY 1 DONATE 1 TO A SCHOOL!
WEATHEREGG FUN AND SWAG
WEATHEREGG KID PLATINUM SUPPORTER
- 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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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