Q: How do you get kids off the couch (and screens) and engaged with the world around them?
A: Dream it! Draw It! Think It! Do It! by Courtney Watkins.
Brain Quest meets Unbored in this super-fresh, creative interactivity book for kids.
Dream It! Draw It! Think It! Do It! delivers wonderfully unexpected and entertaining creative adventures that flex kids' mind muscles and propel them into action. Author Courtney Watkins empowers kids to see their world in new and different ways through handwritten questions, musings, challenges, and illustrations. Some of the fun activities include: drawing ice skating chairs, decoding top secret messages, designing obstacles courses in unusual places, creating new products for time travel, and engaging in poetry slams with a friend. Ages 7 - 12
"Watkins's ideas are . . . ideal for inspiring kids to think in unusual and unique ways and for giving them the confidence to express themselves with their own individual style."
--Discovery Award for Excellence
My seven year old daughter has been asking to check this book out and complete some of the activities inside and we finally had the time for her to do so! She is working on an activity called "Rippling" in which she finishes coping a pattern which can be turned into a snowflake or something similar. She's super creative when she gets some down time. I can't wait to see what else she does inside this awesome book! This book is great for road trips, flying on a plane, down time, and just for overall fun!
Some examples of things to do inside "Dream it! Draw It! Think It! Do It!: Activities to Ignite Creativity" are:
- Rippling - Finish the pattern until it fills in the box
- Which-A-Wayer - Close your eyes. Walk 5 Steps. Open your eyes. Draw what you see.
- Undoodle It
- Cute Break
- Scavenger Hunt
- Poem writing for you and a friend
- Three Wishes
- and More!
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Enter below using the Giveaway Tools Form for a chance to Win your own copy of "Dream it! Draw It! Think It! Do It!: Activities to Ignite Creativity" (2 Winners)! Giveaway ends 12/4 and is open to residents who live in the main 48 continental United States only. No P.O. Boxes.
Disclosure: I received a copy of "Dream it! Draw It! Think It! Do It!: Activities to Ignite Creativity" in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.