Friday, July 26, 2013

Beat Boredom with Educational Activities and Art Projects

Pioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities and Recipes by David King

Pioneer Days presents Liz and Sam Butler, two kids living with their parents on the western frontier. Modern children will follow Liz and Sam through the year 1843, and along the way they'll do all the things the Butler kids did. They'll make pioneer "fast food", play games from the 1800s, learn crafts taught to Liz and Sam by their Native American and African-American neighbors, make pioneer toys and holiday decorations, and much more. Also packed with historical information, Pioneer Days lets kids discover for themselves what life was like for the children of the early settlers. 

  1.  nearly 40 fun, simple, step-by-step projects and activities 
  2.  90 illustrations and oodles of interesting historical facts
Ralph Masiello’s Robot Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

Illustrator Ralph Masiello shares his love of robots in this newest addition to his popular drawing series. Step-by-step diagrams show young artists how to use simple shapes and lines to create basic 'bots. Challenge steps and a visit to the "spare parts warehouse" encourage kids to customize their designs.

How to Draw Goosebumps by Ron Zalme

Learn how to draw all of your favorite Goosebumps characters. With easy to follow step-by-step illustrations, even the most novice artist can bring to life Slappy, THe Haunted Mask, The Mummy, and Vampire Breath to life!