August is a BIG BIG travel
and vacation month as families across the U.S. are getting out and about on day
trips and vacations and creating summer fun memories! And, for a second year running, The Jim
Henson Company and Amtrak have joined forces for a national promotion! This year it’s the Big Big Dinosaur Sweepstakes, a fun and
engaging summertime promotion that will award one lucky family with an Amtrak
vacation! Amtrak will launch the Big Big Dinosaur Sweepstakes beginning
in August 2012. Families can enter the
sweepstakes by logging onto www.henson.com/Dtsweepstakes and following the entry directions
for a chance to win a vacation to Chicago and Washington, DC and the opportunity to visit the National Museum of Natural History,
featuring exhibits with amazing dinosaurs!
As part of the national
summer promotion, Amtrak will distribute over 65,000 free DINOSAUR TRAINthemed activity booklets to young
travelers, and one million Amtrak DINOSAUR TRAIN ticket jackets to passengers
as well as 20,000 DINOSAUR TRAINplacemats
for use in Amtrak’s dining cars. Amtrak will also promote the Big Big Dinosaur
Sweepstakes and entry details through counter and seatbacks in over 100 Amtrak
stations nationwide. Sweepstakes details
will be posted on the websites of Amtrak, The Jim Henson Company and TOMY.
To help celebrate the new episodes, Golden Books has released a 40-page Dinosaur Train: Big, BIG Dinosaurs! Giant Coloring Book! Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, and their super-sized dinosaur friends from Dinosaur
Train star in this BIG activity book. It features oversized pages to
color, more than 50 stickers, and a built-in handle for carrying on train trips
or anywhere else kids want to go!
For children ages 3 and up. My boys are loving this coloring book. It is over half the size of my four year old!!!! I just broke out a new box of crayons and colored pencils, and they have spent a long time coloring in it!!!