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Do your kids make up their own stories? I have kids who love storytelling and love to create their own! My kids all have their won books that they are writing and illustrating. I love it and always want to encourage that kind of creativity. My second child is very inspired and motivated by the arts. She is always painting, drawing, writing, singing, dancing, etc. That’s why I was excited to try out a new subscription box called Think with Art. Think with Art aims to encourage storytelling through art. It encourages problem solving and design thinking for kids through artistic and creative means. (We received a free box in exchange for this post, however all thoughts are mine.)
If you have ever heard of Creation Crate, Think With Art was created by the same person! It is for kids ages 4-12 and is a monthly subscription service. (Use the discount code TEACH5 to get $5 off!) Each month you receive a box filled with art supplies and techniques, a story booklet following Mr. Toffee the cat’s journey home and a new problem to solve using art and critical thinking.
Included in our first box were:
- A booklet with a story and a new art technique
- Watercolor pencils
- Fan paintbrush
- Owl pencil sharpener
- Roll of washi tape
- 1 Piece of watercolor paper
In the included booklet, you learn how to draw Mr. Toffee the cat, the main character of the story. Then you learn a little about how Mr. Toffee wants to explore the world, but fears cars, boats and planes. The kids need to solve the problem of how he will travel the world and draw a story about it. In the sketchbook, kids can draw all of their ideas of how Mr. Toffee will travel. MY daughter created a bubble powered bike that flies! 🙂
Also included in the little booklet kids are taught a new art technique using the fan paintbrush.
This is a lovely subscription box and we were really pleased with our experience with it! Having a little budding artist made it much more appealing to us. She was quite excited about the chance to do this storytelling through art activity from Think With Art!
I highly recommend you give it a chance. You can get $5 off your order with the discount code TEACH5!