Children love to watch while parents and repair technicians fix household appliances. And moms and dads know how much kids are willing to grab their own tools and hammer away while imitating fix-it projects. These kinds of experiences are perfect real-life opportunities for children to learn new skills.

Now, you can showcase your child’s curiosity and creativity by letting them explain how things work around the house.

rhonda franz American Home Shield Kidstructions video contest

American Home Shield, the nation’s largest provider of home warranties, invites families to participate in the Kidstructions: How Does it Work? video contest for a chance to win a trip to Disney World.

Here’s how it works:

1. Take a 30 to 60-second video of your child explaining in their own words how major appliances or systems in work in the home (refrigerator, heater, washer, dryer, oven).

2. Upload the video to your own YouTube account.

3. Visit the American Home Shield Facebook page and complete the required entry form.

* There are two age divisions for entries

– 18 months to 5 years old as of January 1, 2014

– 6 to 12 years old as of January 1, 2014

One prize each will be awarded:

  • Grand Prize: Family Trip for Four to Walt Disney World and a one-year home warranty.
  • Second place: $2500 U.S. Savings bond and a one-year home warranty from American Home Shield
  • Third place: a one-year home warranty from American Home Shield

Check out American Home Shield’s video about the contest:

For official rules and guidelines, please visit

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