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3 Ways to Play with your MY LITTLE PONY friends!

We all know friends are pawsome. They make us feel good. They make us laugh. They bring out the best in us and, perhaps most importantly, they are always there for us. This is why we’re beary excited to bring you brand new furry friends from MY LITTLE PONY, RAINBOW DASH and PINKIE PIE! (Available online and in stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, while supplies last.) These brand new friends of ours are so much fun we just have to share some of the coolest things about them!

PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH are ready to make new friends, are you?

PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH are ready to make new friends, are you?

Here are our top three tips to help you have the most fun with these pawsome furry friends!

1. When you bring your pony friend home and start to play with it, don’t forget to give it some furbulous updos! Not only do PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH have naturally beautiful hair, it is super fun to play with and styling it differently can add just the right flair to any outfit they wear. Here are some updos that your pony friends are sure to love! Click here to see the ideas. And watch the video below!

2. Share it with a friend! – If you are old enough to have a Facebook account, you should know that we have a pawsome Facebook page! Throughout April you can pick a cute MY LITTLE PONY note and Share it with a friend on Facebook. These cards are so sweet you might even find yourself collecting them all on your own Wall! The cool thing is, you can also Pin them to any of your boards on Pinterest to show your friends how much you love these magical friends. So be sure to visit our Facebook page to Pin and Share all month long! (Remembear: You must be 13 years or older to have a Facebook account.)

RAINBOW DASH

3. More fun online! When you visit the MY LITTLE PONY website  you can play all kinds of games in the Crystal Empire, watch videos of your favorite pony friends and even print coloring pages and activities to create luggage tags, pawsome iron-on transfers for canvas bags or T-shirts, friendship bracelets, picture frames and more! We know you’ll find something you love that will spark your creativity. Have fun!

PINKIE PIE

In what ways are you having fun with your new pony friends? Do you remember MY LITTLE PONY toys from when you were young? Share your ideas and tell us your stories!


How to be a princess

How to be a princessby Molly Saunders


For centuries, princesses have been well-known for having many positive attributes. Here we share some tips for all ages about how to be a beary kind modern-day princess. Please keep in mind, these are just ideas, and all children should work with their parents or an adult they trust to find ways to help their community.

Tip No. 1 - How to be a princess

1. Be kind. Princesses show kindness to every person they meet. Be sure to use the magic words ‘please’ and ‘thank you’- each time you ask for something or are given something. Even if you didn’t ask for it, it shows your inner princess when you show appreciation for receiving a gift, however small it may be.

Tip No. 2 - How To be a princess

2. Have good manners. Princesses are always polite. Just as you would say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, remember to keep your elbows off the table when you are eating and don’t play with your food. Setting a good example for those around you is always a good thing!

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Free online magazine for kids!

Be sure to check out our brand new Cubazine this month!

It’s packed with activities, crafts, and fun stuff to do. Check out the Valentine’s Day box made from a Cub Condo!

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Get it here!

Click the image above to get it!

Click the image above to get it!

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Be thankful pine cone craft

by Caitlin Noblitt, Social Media Intern Bear

Do you ever feel like the true meaning of Thanksgiving gets lost in the craziness of decorating for the holidays? This pine cone turned turkey craft will help your kids reflect on the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Display these pine cone turkeys in your home throughout the month of November to help remind your family what Thanksgiving really means. These turkeys are easy to make and you’ll have them finished in no time at all!

Turkey Pinecone Craft

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The inspiration behind Build-A-Bear Workshop

My name is Katie and I am the lucky girl who Maxine credits as the inspiration for Build-A-Bear Workshop®.  This is a credit that Maxine generously bestowed upon me, though I feel it is equally correct to say that I was merely a young girl who was willing to share my definite point of view on teddy bears and other furry friends!

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Enter the #SocialBear Giveaway! Twice!

If you’re reading this blog, then you are probably a pretty social bear. So why not enter our Social Bear Giveaway? You have two chances to win one of four of these official Build-A-Bear Workshop Social Bears.

1. Go to our Facebook page, click on our Friends Count tab under our background image and enter there. Or just enter here.

2. Be sure you’re set up with a Twitter account. Then compose a tweet that includes our Twitter handle, @buildabear, plus the social bear giveaway hash tag, #socialbear.

You have until Sept. 14 (this Friday!) at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to enter. Copy and paste this link http://wp.me/p26MWY-Tj into an email and send it to your friends and family so they have a chance to win this little guy too! Good luck!


What Makes a True Friend?

By Maricris Guadagna of Zensible Mama

The meaning of a true friend varies from person to person, depending on who you ask, but nothing holds truer than that finding a true friend is pretty much like finding a needle in a hay stack or where Aladdin is concerned, it’s like “finding the diamond in the rough.” It’s rare yet priceless and totally rewarding when you do find it!

I lost all my friends when I moved to the US. Finding a true friend in a foreign land, in a foreign culture was relatively challenging and likewise, overwhelming. No family around. Everyone was a stranger, except for my husband, thank God! Looking back at those days, I certainly felt like I was alone in an island.

But I did manage to find friends. And some of them possessed the quality of being true friends! And indeed, it was a blessing.

And what made them true friends?

  • There with you when you’re at your worst and lowest– This to me is the real essence of a true friend which also ties-in with a personal experience. Not too long ago, my family and I went through a terrible crisis and just when we thought the world have forsaken us, the friends we thought were our friends were not there for us. A couple actually came through for us and went out of their way to help us brave the storm we were caught in.
  • Accepts you for who you are – Nothing can be more rewarding when you are accepted for who you are, with all your flaws and imperfections, with open arms and without prejudice!  Being from another country, the greatest gift was to be accepted for being different but not treated as different!
  • Doesn’t want what you have – but rather supports you and is genuinely happy for you. This holds quite true for Oprah with her friendship with Gayle King where she described her as “somebody who cares for her and only wants the best for her”. Especially with her fame, she was not after her fame but rather there supporting her, next to her and rejoicing with her.
  • Respects what you believe in – We all have differing opinions and religions or even the lack thereof. A true friend respects without judging but rather understands and continuously nurtures the friendship. I’m blessed to have friends who are respectful this way.
  • Shows you the world like nobody can – I remember when I was in high school and my best friend at that time took me where she lives and took me to her family’s fishpond out in the country. She taught me how to fish, what life is like in her world and what it’s like to live in a hut next to a fishpond. It was a different world compared to mine. I’ve always lived in the city all my life and that was a wonderful adventure to me!

And here is what a TRUE FRIEND means to others:

Somebody who can tell you when you have spinach in your teeth, both literally and figuratively, and still love you.  – Cindy Dyer,  Get Along Home

Someone that you can care about enough to listen and love but that listens and loves in return. Someone who can celebrate your highs and lows without jealousy or bitterness. Someone that neither distance nor time, distance you from. – Amy Barseghian, From One Mommy to Another

A true friend is a person who sees past your bad moments because they appreciate your good moments. A true friend loves you no matter what. – Di Harrison, Artist, Charlotte NC

A person who is there for you through the good times and the rough ones & a person who always believes in you and your integrity. – Jennifer Leal, Savoring The Thyme

A true friend will tell you when your butt looks too big when you ask, on the flip side, a true friend will look at their friend and hug them for telling the truth. – Tina Kelley, Mad Hatter Mom

A true friend does not judge you, rather they support you & will never lie to you. They are there for the good times and the bad ones. And most importantly they get your twisted sense of humor. – Shana Dieli, Shana Mama

Tell me, what makes a true friend to you?


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