Reported by Erika Martin
I’m a sucker for card games. I also happen to be a sucker cartoon drawing. I carry a pack of playing cards in my purse that comes in very handy when we’re trying to pass the time while out and about. I took it out when we were at IHOP and waiting for our food during a busy lunch rush and the kids and I played a quick few rounds of Go Fish. I also carry a small notebook in my purse, along with pencils, erasers and a pencil sharpener. The kids know they can always dig in my purse and find something to pass the time with if they get bored and impatient. I’ve now added a new deck of cards to my purse. The Pick and Draw game.
Pick and Draw was created by Rich Davis, a children’s book artist, and it was created to be used in presentations to children of all ages at public libraries and schools. Rich had a vision “to see childen unlock new pathways of visual thinking to empower them, and do it in an unsuspecting fun way.” When he saw kids and parents come alive in their creativity, that’s when he knew Pick and Draw had a life of its own and wanted to get out to the world.
- 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 – there are 9 cards each of 5 different categories: face, nose, hair, eyes and mouth).
- 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.
- Best of all, it’s a lot of fun!
The deck of cards includes 7 instruction cards that walk you through how to play the game.
- Promotes motor skills and flexible/creative thinking
- Is engaging: both relational and simple
- Develops decision making skills
- Works on comparing and contrasting
- Builds confidence
- Is small and mobile for use anywhere
- Is a great story telling tool
Here are the two pictures that Elise labeled (her nickname at home is “Girly”). Notice how she turned the nose one way and I turned it a different way. She made her mouth smaller and I made mine bigger. It’s amazing that you can give two people the same cards and they come up with something so different…or even a little similar but with their own personalities.
And here are the cards we used for Zach and Elise’s drawings in the second video.
Elise’s cartoon is on the left and Zach’s is on the right.
Here’s another fun cartoon that Elise drew using the cards in the Pick and Draw game.
- Only $10 for the deck of cards – inexpensive gift for teachers, friends, doctors offices, families, kids, Sunday School teachers, etc.
- Comes in a sturdy plastic case
- 7 step-by-step instruction cards included in the game
- Coated heavy-weight cards that will stand up to lots of use
- 60,000 different possibilities of cartoon drawings in one deck of cards
- Great game for kids and adults of all ages
- Wonderful tool to use with kids on the autistic spectrum and with neurodevelopmental disorders
- Fun way to engage socially and use imagination and creativity
- HOURS of endless fun
- Everyone wins in this game! No losers!
- This isn’t really a con, but the only thing I would love to see is additional sets of cards that can bought with even more facial options. I’m hoping that with the “Game 1” printed on the top card of the deck, it means that Rich Davis will be putting more Pick and Draw games out with new options.
What games does your family play? Would this be something your kids would love too?
Winners are chosen at random. Contest closes Sunday, June 12th at 6pm CST. Good Luck!