Monday, November 19, 2012

The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities Giveaway

I am SUPER excited because the Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities is finally for sale on Amazon. Last school year I had the good fortune of getting to know Rich Davis and being introduced to his Pick and Draw game. I used the game in a classroom to get kids talking, drawing, and writing. The kids loved the game and it was a great day to teach them how to draw with detail and how to show emotion in the characters in their stories.

The exciting news about the Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities is that I had the privilege of writing a chapter for it!! You can preview the book and the Pick and Draw game here. The book is full of ways to use the Pick and Draw game in a variety of ways and settings.

In honor of my first publication I am giving away a copy of The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities and the Pick and Draw game to one lucky winner!! 

All you have to do to enter is:
1) Check out The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities and comment that you did so
2) Leave a comment about the book, the game, or how you might use either in your classroom. Don't forget to leave your email address

The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities giveaway ends at midnight Sunday December 1, 2012. Good luck everyone!

16 comments:

kcal88 said...

I checked out The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities - I would use this to help teach my students about detail in their drawings.

Katrina
kcal88@gmail.com

Tonya said...

As a kindergarten teacher, I feel the most inadequate with my drawing skills. That's why I love my little ones, as they always tell me I'm so good. (just to make me feel good! :)
I would use this book in so many ways - it would help me feel more at ease using drawing in the classroom.

Kinderaffe said...

Hi, I LOVE this book and will get it now! As a kindergarten teacher, I find each year growing frustration from the students saying the "can't draw!" Even things as simple as a cat! Really? So I am always looking for ways to teach them step by step. This game will be amazing. I just can't wait. Thank you!
Sara
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving

Kinderaffe said...

Oops. Here is my email address! Kinderaffe@gmail.com Thanks!

aweatherholtz said...

As a kindergarten teacher, I LOVE the ideas in this book for the classroom! We do lots of illustrating in Kindergarten but I find that our curriculum does really "teach" much about being creative and detailed in illustrations. Many of my kiddos aren't ready to add to many words to their work and aren't as confident in their drawing abilities as my group last year :( I think the additional illustrating practice and actually being able to incorporate lessons on how to create wonderful illustrations would be an excellent resource!!

Thanks!
Amy
amygw@vt.edu

Anonymous said...

I checked out the blog. Amazing! I am so glad I found this resource. I teach in a self-contained autism classroom. I have a student who LOVES to draw. I would use this as a reinforcement activity for this student, as a way to work on language skills with another student and for yet another student I would use it to work on emotions. Thanks for sharing!
b_donahue@ymail.com

Mrs. G said...

First of all, congratulations on being a part of such a neat book. I'm definitely intrigued and would LOVE to be able to try this out in class.
I teach 3rd grade and my kiddos are so bummed that we don't "free draw" as an early finisher activity, so this would really be great for them!

Jessica
Teach on a Limb

School Sparks Renee said...

Thanks for introducing this to me! Renee

Jen Wilson said...

I would love to use this to help my students add details to their writing! What a great resource!

Donella said...

I checked out The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities website. I love the book and the game! First, I would use the game to help me develop my drawing skills. I've always been one of those people who said, "I can't draw." Maybe this would give me more confidence.

In the classroom I would use it to help with anchor charts and to also give students a start at drawing.

Thank you so much for sharing!

dsherry2011@gmail.com

Jackie said...

This book looks fantastic! I'm a new teacher and my district doesn't have the resources to buy me the writing minilessons that my other teachers have access to, so I'm basically on my own when it comes to creating writing lesson plans. This would really help me out and give me a lot of ideas and guidance, especially since it's tied to the Common Core.

susan said...

I love how it can be used to add details! It is nice to have such wonderful resources available.
schewkinder@gmail.com

Reach Team Spain said...

Rich Davis is super creative and a great personal friend. I've used his original pick and draw game for a long time! Highly recommend using the game in your classroom.

Reach Team Spain said...

andreajantz@gmail.com

Connie said...

What an ingenious idea! I love the idea of using art to teach other concepts! The book not only tells WHAT to do but HOW to best accomplish the goals. Super!

Connie.Gunther@gmail.com

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