We love Draw, Write, Now and have for years! I bought my set when we first began homeschooling and am now using that same set with Krash! When Barker Creek Publishing contacted me about partnering together it was a natural fit!
Barker Creek is a small, woman-owned business located near Seattle, Washington. Our company was founded almost 20 years ago with the release of Draw-Write-Now Book One. Through the years, the Draw Write Now series has earned numerous education awards including Teachers Choice and has been a recipient of Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s Reader’s Choice award-winner in both the handwriting and art categories almost every year for the past two decades. Barker Creek has expanded through the years and we now offer over 400 products that help children master essential skills and help teachers and parents organize and decorate their learning environments.
Be sure to read to the bottom of the post, they are giving away a complete set of Draw, Write, Now books! I also have free go-along printables to share too!
For those of you unfamiliar with Draw, Write, Now, I will give you a little tour. There are 8 books in the series, which can be purchased separately as well as all together in a box set. The individual books and topics are:
The target age range for these books is 1st or 2nd grade, BUT Pac used them as a Kindergartner, and STILL uses them as a 5th grader! The handwriting work is obviously for those learning to write, but the drawing lessons are timeless, even I use them!
The books focus on enhancing students’ drawing and handwriting skills, while providing fun facts about different topics.
For a little walk down memory lane, here are a few drawings Pac did when he was about 5/6 years old!
And now, Krash is using the same books! He has just begun, so I am starting him with book 1 and we are going to go through them in order. With Pac, we used them for topics and built the books into our schoolwork that way.
Here Krash is working on his hen, adding color. I created some printables to help him during this stage as all of the copywork will overwhelm him right now. I made tracers for him to start with, and then we will gradually move to more independent copying as he progresses.
Great news! I got permission from Draw, Write, Now to share these files with you. The text is copied exact from their books, which is why I needed permission. This file includes all printables for Book One. I am not guaranteeing all 8 books, it depends on many factors in my life! Here are the two options included for each drawing.