From the back cover:
Scavenger hunts are fun.
Drawing is fun.
Put them together for ★ SCAVENGER ART ★
This unique art-based activity book includes 52 scavenger hunts designed to
✓ encourage curious minds
✓ spark creativity
✓ practise mindfulness
✓ develop drawing skills
Perfect for ages 6 to 12.
What did I think?
We have reviewed a book from Lexi Rees previously, and I was excited to see what Scavenger Art would be like. It didn’t disappoint!
The introduction to the book describes it as being a resource that will “encourage us to look at the world around us more closely”. Each topic is set across a two page spread, with the scavenger hunt detail listed on the left, and a nine square grid on the right. The aim is to draw all of the suggested items or observations as you find them.
In total there are 52 grids, split across 8 sections which include (but are not limited to) the home, people, nature and eating. Aimed at children but fun for anyone who enjoys an observational challenge, this book is a brilliant distraction, especially given the current climate.
My 10 year old is pretty good at both drawing and being observant, so he was slightly more reserved about how much use he personally would get from the book. My 8 and 6 year old sons, however, were delighted by Scavenger Art, and quickly set about finding things to draw. They definitely relished the opportunity for a fun task that sits somewhere between a quiz and a game.
We would recommend Scavenger Art to anyone, but especially those families with primary school aged children. It will, I’m sure, bring delight to them as they continue to discover the world around them, making a pictorial note of it all.
Where can you buy a copy?
Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.
Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
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N.B. My review is written as part of the one day blog blitz for Scavenger Art, which has been arranged by Rachel’s Random Resources. Thank you to Lexi for gifting me and my boys a copy of the book, and to Rachel for organising the blitz. All thoughts are my own. For more information, please refer to my disclosure page.