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Contest: Elmo’s Green Thumb at Madison Square Garden

Elmo's Green Thumb

My son loves Elmo, and I can appreciate Elmo’s positive influence on him as well. We’ve used Sesame Street books, toys, DVDs and musical CDs to learn about manners, numbers, shapes, letters, the weather, dance, music, other cultures and even potty training.

Seeing Elmo live is a magical experience for little fans. I took my son to see “Elmo’s Green Thumb, a Sesame Street Live Show, last March to celebrate his 2nd birthday, and we had a wonderful time. So I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to offer one lucky Mamanista reader the chance to win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Green Thumb” at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Kids and parents will enjoy the show, which teaches kids about nature in a non-preachy way. Elmo has raised his sunflower, Sunny, from a seed, but the floral friend has outgrown his flower pot. Elmo and friends find Big Bird’s garden the ideal place for Sunny to flourish and grow but they are too excited to wait. Rather than let Sunny follow nature’s course, Abby Cadabby, Sesame Street’s fairy-in-training, casts a spell to make him grow. The spell does just the opposite and, instead of growing, Elmo and all of his friends shrink! While Abby searches for just the right words to reverse the spell, Elmo, Zoe, Telly and friends explore Big Bird’s garden from a smaller perspective and learn some big lessons about patience, overcoming their fears and appreciating the role that each creature plays in our ecosystem – from dancing ladybugs and beautiful butterflies to grouchy beetles that scavenge the garden floor.

Win It:

To enter, leave a comment sharing an eco-friendly tip. (How do you teach your children about nature, recycling, etc?) Leave your comment by 11:5pm Eastern on Monday January 24, 2011 to qualify.

Madison Square Garden will mail four (4) ticket vouchers to the winner. Winner can redeem tickets and choose their preferred performance date at the Madison Square Garden Box Offices.

Want It:

Elmo’s Green Thumb will be playing at the Theater at Madison Square Garden from Thursday February 17, 2011 until Monday February 21, 2011.

Ticket Prices: $15, $25, $40, $60 (Prime), $75 (VIP) & $125 (Sunny Seats)

(All prices include $4.50 Facility Fee. Additional fees may apply.)

Sunny Seats include front row seating and a Meet & Greet with 2 Sesame Street Live characters before the show!

Tickets on sale NOW at the Garden Box Office, online at and through Ticketmaster. For more information, fan Madison Square Garden on Facebook or follow them on Twitter: @MSGnyc and @MSGEconcerts. The twitter hashtag for the show is #ELMOatMSG

You can now get a Family Four Pack of tickets for just $99 with code MAMA. Fans can redeem here:

Extra Goodies:

To get your kids excited for the show, download free Sesame Street activities sheets (coloring pages, games, etc) at

Written by

Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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19 Responses to "Contest: Elmo’s Green Thumb at Madison Square Garden"

  1. Lesley says:

    Because I work at a Nature Center, my daughter who is only 2 has already hiked a trail, pet a snake, and helped her daddy find frogs in a pond. At home, I always make sure the water is turned off when we’re brushing our teeth and explain the importance of doing so.

  2. Elenna says:

    t’s been interesting, actually, trying to be a green parent. Most important, I think, is to lead by example, and so I experimented (though ultimately gave up on) with cloth diapers, used only washable nursing pads, etc. and have used and taught my daughter to appreciate hand-me-downs (and to be willing to pass our stuff along or donate it when we no longer need it. Now that my daughter is two, her job is to put the recycling in the blue bin – a small task, but she gets the idea that it is “special trash” that can be made into other things (that episode of Sesame Street, where the flying fairy school recycles bottles into the genie’s palace took some explaining, but was a good demonstration). We use the backs of old paper for drawings and try to find ways to reuse things that have fallen apart (ex/ she knows I am working on a quilt from scraps of destroyed stuffed toys and clothing), and to fix things that break rather than buying new ones. I can’t wait to see the other tips you get, though – I always feel so inadequate in this regard, given the mountain of consumer products that we have accrued since having her!

    Thanks so much for allowing us to participate and enter the contest – whether we win or not, my Elmomaniac thanks you too!

  3. voleak says:

    sesame street is something my good sign of belief when i was a child and it is a big fortune that i have played and get understood something of our life from it. Actually, reading revoke me some of my past about sesame alittle bit.

  4. Richard T. says:

    I have tried to be an example of an ecology minded parent and grandparent. I use public transportation to and from work, recycle cans & bottles, use high efficient light bulbs, try to use recycled paper and explain to my offspring how important it is for THEIR future to understand and participate.

  5. anna t. says:

    I have explained that our resources are finite and if we don’t use renewable resources, they will not be the recipients of a very nice future. We have too much waste in packaging, transportation, energy production. We have to work smarter and prepare for the future.

  6. jolene says:

    we involve them in recycling and reducing their water use.

  7. Camie Tansey says:

    Hey! I simply noticed one other message in one other weblog that appeared like this. How have you learnt all this stuff? That’s one cool post.

  8. evelyn says:

    I would just love to take my boys to see the show. My littlest one has never seen a show like this on stage before.

  9. Jennifer M says:

    We have always taught our daughter to not just recycle or throw away, but also to reuse or compost. Actually those two are MORE important! Kids love sorting so she was happy to learn about it.

  10. Viva says:

    As a family we make as many positive changes as we can. From not running the water more than needed, to recycling waste, and re-using containers or using multi use ones, teaching our children is so important. Thanks for the chance!

  11. MelissaS says:

    I try to teach my kids as things come up all the time. We try to recycle anything that we can in our house and even my four year old really seems to get it. The other day, I went to brush my teeth and I heard a crash, and ran to check on my daughter. When I came back my son gave me the lecture on leaving the water running while brushing my teeth! LOL

  12. Naomi says:

    We’re always checking to see what we can recycle and my 3 year old loves to put it all in the special recycling bin. We also love cutting out pictures from magazines and using them for arts and crafts and using paintings as wrapping papers for presents. I try to explain the importance of recycling especially living in NYC.

  13. susan smoaks says:

    one green tip i have is to carpool to work with someone that lives near you and works near you

  14. Erin Cook says:

    The best green tip is to recycle. We have the oldest who is six seperate the trash from the recycling. She picks out cans and boxes and puts them in the recycling bin.

  15. Maribell Munoz says:

    My son is 21 months old and he loves Sesame Street. From the theme song, to Ernie Surprise box, to the count and Elmo’s world. Stephen loves it all. I love that fact that he is watching something that he is enjoying and at the same time is teaching him his alphabets and numbers. As a matter of fact, he already knows his alphabet and numbers. He doesn’t say them, because he is now starting to talk, but you ask him to point at certain letter or number and he will.

    ways in which I’m teaching my son to be ecofriendly is by using washable diapers, turning off anything that is not in use, recycling, using energy efficient appliances and light bulbs and I have a circle of friends that there range in age from 3 years old to 4 months and we hand each other clothing, toys, that the other child has outgrown.

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