The other day, I told my four-year-old daughter the old joke, “What’s black and white and read all over?” She didn’t understand the punchline – a newspaper – mainly because she has no idea what a newspaper actually is! My husband and I read the news online, forgoing a newspaper delivery.
A wave of nostalgia washed over me as I thought about the games and puzzles I’d look forward to in the Sunday paper. The word jumbles, connect the dots, picture comparisons, and drawing challenges kept me occupied and engaged, and it’s something my daughter likes, too. So, I was very excited to hear that San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog are partnering with BCP Imagines to bring classic kids games back to life! We will regularly post new activity sheets starring the characters from The Magical Attic to help you and your kids connect in simple, fun, and educational ways.
The Magical Attic, where anything is possible, was created by former Disney illustrator Mark Marderosian to help foster imagination and creative play. Each fun adventure encourages positive attitudes while instilling the important lessons of kindness, friendship, and helping others. The Magical Attic comic strips and creative activities are seen weekly in newspapers nationwide in the U.S. through The Gatehouse Media and The Tribune News TCA syndicates.
Our multi-award winning series Drawing with Mark brings the joy of learning to draw to all ages. Mark has over 25 years of professional experience as a cartoonist and illustrator and has helped countless kids and adults discover the joy of learning to draw. The appeal of the series truly reaches across the age spectrum. Parents and grandparents enjoy watching Drawing with Mark as a family, sharing a fun time together being creative.
Our interactive ‘Drawing with Mark’ draw-along print features are published weekly nationwide throughout The Gatehouse Media and The Tribune Content Agency newspaper syndicates. ‘Drawing with Mark’ DVDs and digital formats are also available through libraries and educational organizations reaching kids and families that may not have access to traditional arts education.”
You’ll be able to find future activity sheets under our main menu: Parenting > At Home Activities for Kids. We’ll also include the links in our Friday Faves & Finds posts and our weekly e-newsletter. Subscribe here!