Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stocking Stuffer for the Artist in Your Family

Looking for some neat stocking stuffers? I found something I am getting my soon to be 4 year old daughter but I'm sure my 10 year old son will love it as well. Pick and Draw is a drawing game that teaches your children (and maybe even you) how to draw cartoon faces. There are 60,000 possibilities! This can be played individually or as a group. It's a great way to introduce early drawing skills in little ones or give the older ones some creative ideas to expand upon what they can already do. What's great about this game is that is breaks down a cartoon face into individual parts, making it much easier to draw than looking at a whole face. There are face, eyes, nose, mouth, and hair cards that you select from the deck and each one has a large drawing on it for the child to add to his face. When he's done, he has an original cartoon face he can name. Of course that could be just a starting point to add more imaginative ideas to the drawing. At only $10, this will provide lots of drawing practice, creative thinking, family time (if used as a game), and fun! Sounds like a winner in my book.

If you go to mama jenn's blog, she has worked with the creator of this game to create a Pick and Draw Bingo game, which you can download HERE for free. She is also giving away one of these games. Be sure to enter before November 5th.

Rich, creator of Pick and Draw, has a wonderful blog you may want to check out as well. I especially like a recent post about drawing numbers. He has simplified this sometimes difficult process for little ones. I will definitely be using this with my preschooler. I could see this benefiting an older student who has writing challenges also.