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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Great Christmas Gift: Pick and Draw Game {Review & Giveaway}

Introduction: Rich Davis is the talented illustrator who created Pick and Draw. You might recognize his work from the following children's books:  Firefighters to the Rescue (one of Jonathan's favorites!), Scat, Cats!, When Tiny Was Tiny, Tiny's Bath, Tiny Goes to the Library, Tiny the Snow Dog, Tiny Goes Camping, and Tiny on the Farm.


Pick and Draw

Rich originally created Pick and Draw to be used in his presentations to kids at public libraries and schools. However, when he saw how much the kids enjoyed the game and how engaged they became in the creative process, he decided that Pick and Draw should be available to more than just the people he met at presentations.


What is Pick and Draw? (from the Pick and Draw website)

  • Pick and Draw is a fun, one-of-a-kind drawing game that teaches you how to make very creative cartoon faces.
  • There are 60,000 different possibilities in the game (a deck of cards).
  • The game uses mainly simple shapes everyone already knows how to do thereby giving confidence to those who try.
  • It is simple and easy to use providing endless hours of fun and learning. In five minutes or less you will know how to play.
  • It can be used by one person or by any group number.
  • It also opens up creative thinking and using the imagination.
  • This makes “success” possible providing a good kind of confidence to encourage continued learning.
Pick and Draw also:
:: develops decision making skills
:: promotes fine motor skills
:: encourages creative thinking
:: works on comparing and contrasting
:: is a great storytelling tool
:: is small and easily mobile, and 
:: is an inexpensive gift for families and children of all ages.

Pick and Draw can even be with Sunday School classes and Youth Groups when combined with Rich's 10 Heart Messages.

Review: Rich generously sent us a copy of Pick and Draw to review. I was a little concerned that our kids would be far too young to play the game, but Rich gave me some ideas for using this game with even very young children. So far, we've used the Pick and Draw cards in our preschool workboxes and I've used them in some one-on-one time with Emahry.

To play you simply pick one card from each category: Face, Nose, Eyes, Mouth, and Hair. Then you draw each piece to make a unique cartoon face. Depending on the size and placement of each component the face can look completely different than another face drawn using the same exact cards. Try out a hand of the game online by clicking on "Click here to try it!"

Learn how to play Rick and Draw!

Here's one of Emahry and Jonathan's creations alongside one of mine using the same five cards.



After we make our faces, we've been talking about them, giving them names and telling each other what they like to do. This is great practice for story telling and later story writing. Emahry and Jonathan have been coming up with some very funny stories.

We're even planning on taking Pick and Draw to my parents' house the next time the family gets together for some whole family fun. I know it'll be great!

Pick and Draw may even be going into some family gift baskets this Christmas. It's a great gift for families and children of all ages!

Connect: 
:: Follow the Draw with Rich Blog ~ lots of step-by-step drawing fun
:: Follow Rich's journey in creating his 10th children's book ~ great information for anyone who's curious about the illustrating process
:: Check out Rich's portfolio and services here
:: Pick and Draw is also on Facebook

Buy It: Purchase your own Pick and Draw Game for only $10. While you're at it why not pick up one as a gift.

Win It: We would like to offer one of you your very own Pick and Draw Game from Rich Davis.

To Enter This Giveaway:
Mandatory

1.Check out the Pick and Draw website here, then come back and tell us why you'd like to win this game or who the game would be for. (If you have your kids near by, be sure to click on "Click here to try it!" It's seriously So. Much. Fun.)

Make sure you leave an email address with each entry if it is not posted in your profile. (If we don't have your email address we will have to choose a new winner.)

For additional entries you may do any (or all) of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you complete one of the following that is worth more than one entry, please leave the corresponding number of comments so your extra entries will be counted!

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5. Tweet about this giveaway ~ leave the URL to your tweet & include @heart4home & #Giveaway. (1 entry) Feel free to use this tweet: #Win Rich Davis' Pick and Draw Game @heart4home #giveaways Great Gift for Families and Kids of All Ages! http://tinyurl.com/3fc9rto Ends 10/27

The giveaway will end Thursday, October 27th at 11:59pm EST. We will pick the winner through random.org.

We received a copy of this game to review, but the opinions expressed are completely our own.
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43 Comments:

OpenID lisawith4 said...

This looks like a blast!! my kids would love this (I would too.. ha ha)
Fun, fun.
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October 11, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Yes, this does look like fun - it would be a fun addition to our homeschool day - we usually add in some fun games on Friday...

October 11, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
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i am subscribed to you...

October 11, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
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October 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Me said...

My son would love this.

October 11, 2011 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Jay and Sherry said...

I would play this game with my 4 &5 year olds.


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October 11, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger marybelle said...

PICK AND DRAW would be brilliant for family nights & family get to-gethers.

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October 12, 2011 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger marybelle said...

GFC: Mary Preston

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October 12, 2011 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Suanna said...

This sounds fun. I'd love to try it with my kids.

October 12, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Moneezzy (: said...

I would like to win this game because it teaches you how to make very creative cartoon faces & my nephew is constantly trying to draw cartoons this would be great for him.

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October 12, 2011 at 5:07 PM  
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October 12, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
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October 12, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
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October 12, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
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October 12, 2011 at 5:11 PM  
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October 12, 2011 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Caterina said...

I would love to win this for my kids. It looks like so much fun!
Thanks,
Caterina

October 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I have 2 talented grandchildren and I would love this for them so they will keep interested in art.

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October 13, 2011 at 4:07 PM  
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October 13, 2011 at 4:08 PM  
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October 13, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

this game will be for my niece

October 14, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Melissa Taylor said...

visited the website - it would be for my family! 2 kids and 2 parents. :)

October 15, 2011 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Melissa Taylor said...

GFC friend
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October 15, 2011 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger noreen said...

I would love this for my kids and my girl scout troops

October 17, 2011 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Amanda Leach said...

I would love this for my son!

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October 18, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Kara G. said...

I would love to win this for my daughter! She loves to draw and is good at it! She is taking Art lessons this year and this will help her to practice!!

Kara G.
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October 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
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October 24, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
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October 24, 2011 at 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Christa L. said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. She loves to draw! This looks like so much fun!

October 24, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I would love this for our family to play on Family Game Night.

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October 24, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
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October 24, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Kaylea said...

Looks like a lot of fun for our extended family to play during the long Christmas break! Cute game.

October 25, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Eric and Danielle said...

I am trying to get my daughter more confident about drawing. This looks fabulous for that!

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October 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM  
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October 25, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
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October 25, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Laurie Jean said...

I'd love to use this as a drawing exercise...yep, it would be for me!

October 26, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

laura4him@bellsouth.net
this would be for my little siblings!

October 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kids would love this game. They love to try and draw things. wilcarvic
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October 27, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
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October 27, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
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October 27, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I'd love to win this for my kids.

October 27, 2011 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I tweeted.

October 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I subscribed by email.

October 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I follow you on twitter. mamajourney is my twitter id.

October 28, 2011 at 12:00 AM  

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