A Super Fun Drawing Game

Pick and Draw

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Years ago we reviewed Pick and Draw.  We loved it then, but honestly it got buried in our game closet and hasn’t come out much.  That all changed when I brought it to the camper with us one weekend recently and introduced it to Ladybug for the first time.  Instant LOVE, it was perfect for her!

I have shared the game several times on Instagram, and had people ask about it, which prompted this post.  Here’s the posts that have been shared recently, you can click on the images to see them on Instagram.

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I can’t even count how many rounds we played the first time I showed her the game. I had to make her stop!

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You can read how to play the game here on the website, it’s really simple and non competitive.  It is creative and fun. how_sidebar

 

You get a face, nose, eyes, mouth, and hair and draw each part one at a time to develop a really funny character when you are done!

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Here’s a few of my oldest son’s drawings…

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Once it was a hit at the camper, it became a regular hit at home.

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We even brought it to the beach with us and introduced it to the cousins!  It was a big hit there too, bringing them all together in a fun but simple way.

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Thanks to Rich, who developed Pick and Draw, for sending this game to us years ago!

You can buy your own Pick and Draw game here!

Draw, Write, Now Printables Book 7

Draw, Write, Now Book 7 Printables

It’s been awhile since I have shared Draw, Write, Now printables I’m sorry!  I got book 7 completed and will be completing the final book, this summer!

Book 7 features Animals of the World, Part 1 ~ Tropical Forests, Northern Forests, and Forests Down Under. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Click here to download this set and books 1-6 also.

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Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

Home Art Studio ~ Falling

Home Art Studio



We were given Home Art Studio to review over a year ago and are still using it! It is a great home art curriculum, we are happy to have it! This lesson, Falling Back in Space, is from the 3rd grade DVD, which I am still completing with PacMan.  Yes, I know I am slow and I do tend to avoid art. I am trying though!

He watched the DVD with me and decided he wanted to make himself falling back into the ocean instead of space.  Overall it took 3 different days to complete this project, to allow things to dry.

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I just love how it turned out, and how he added his own creative touches to it.

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Home Art Studio ~ Peacock

Home Art Studio

We were given Home Art Studio to review over a year ago and are still using it! It is a great home art curriculum, we are happy to have it! This lesson, creating a peacock, is from the 1st grade DVD, which I chose to just do with Krash instead of all of the kids.  I need to save my sanity.

On day 1, he watched the DVD lesson, which taught him not only the art procedure, but also about peafowl.  He learned that only the males are called peacocks!

We then went to the table where he drew his outlines and painted the base of the peacock.

We did experience a minor setback, as all of my kids struggle when they can’t draw as well as the teacher. He had a bit of a breakdown which resulted in a hug and some pep talking from me.

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He wanted to start over and I let him.  He wasn’t completely thrilled with his second drawing either but was able to accept it and have fun from that point on. 

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On the second day, he added the stripes, eye, and circles.

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One lovely peacock! He was happy with the end result, and I am glad he stuck with it, I love his peacock!

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Draw, Write, Now Book 4 Printables

Draw, Write, Now Book 4 Printables 

I am continuing to plow through creating the Draw, Write, Now printables and recently got book 4 completed and will be completing the rest of the books, I promise!

Book 4 has some fun themes; The Polar Regions, The Arctic, The Antarctic . If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote last year when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1 last year, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Visit the new webpage I created to host these printables to download this set and the book 1 set!Draw-Write-Now-Printables42

Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

They have also offered my readers a special discount code to use on their website, for ANYTHING you purchase! 

Now through December 31, 2013

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I am so thankful for this offer and hope it blesses many of you who would like to order these books, or other wonderful items from their website.  If you’ve never been to www.BarkerCreek.com be sure to visit!