Get Ready for March Break with DK Canada {Giveaway}

We are getting ready for March break already and thanks to DK Canada books, we have lots of things to do with the boys. The books we received are perfect for crafting, doing experiments and getting creative. We did some fun experiments the same day we received the books and I even got a book for myself to learn about photography. I can’t wait to start reading and learning!

Here’s some more info on the books we received:

The Big Bok of Things to Make

A compendium of cool projects, exciting games, and fun quizzes kids can do inside or outside, The Big Book of Things to Make is the perfect activity book to cure boredom and inspire creativity.
With more than 200 activities, including building a castle, learning to juggle, building a birdhouse, magic trips and sinking a pirate ship, plus sports quizzes, animal quizzes, film quizzes, and more. This book will keep kids entertained, active, and engaged.

101 Great Science Experiments

With more than 300,000 copies sold, this book is a fun and comprehensive step-by-step science experiment resource jam-packed with 101 great ideas.

Whether you’re looking for ideas for the science fair or projects to encourage learning at home or in the classroom, 101 Great Science Experiments is organized into 11 different science subjects and includes experiments for almost any interest area. The book includes plenty of experiments for adults and children to do together, but for kids who want more independence, it also includes experiments that can be done by children alone. Photos, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions make each process clear and accessible.

Paper Craft

Paper Craft makes it easy – and affordable – to design handmade crafts that are guaranteed to impress. Transform your favorite paper into beautiful decorations and home decor, greeting cards, scrapbooks, and beyond, no matter what your skill level.

This visual, step-by-step guide outlines all the necessary equipment and materials and contains nifty techniques like scaling, embossing, and crumpling, as well as quilling, decoupage, and paper-mâché. Inside Paper Craft you’ll find seasonal and special occasion paper craft ideas to suit a variety of tastes. And, templates and variation suggestions allow you to choose exactly the right look for your projects.

How To Draw

A children’s step-by-step guide to drawing that is practical, inspirational, educational, and fun. Beginning with simple skill instruction and building to more challenging projects, it is packed with practical activities and techniques, including how to draw lines, shade, sketch, and trace. A cutout jacket even lets kids draw their own cover so the book really is their own unique piece of art.

Once they’ve learned the basics, kids can follow the step-by-step instructions to draw their surroundings, people, animals, and more. With 16 pages of blank drawing space included, kids can try different approaches, such as illustrating stories and creating comic-book characters, and be inspired to explore and experiment with different styles.

Beginners Photography Guide

The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition is DK’s bestselling manual for any novice photographer who wants to unlock the potential of their new digital camera.

Assuming no prior knowledge, this guide’s easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout makes it accessible as it takes you through every technique you need to create stunning images, from exposure to flash to image enhancement. Handy checklists provide a quick rundown of the equipment and camera settings for each technique, and at-a-glance comparison images show how camera settings can produce remarkably different results. Hundreds of inspirational images provide even more motivation to reach your goal.

Do you like doing crafts and science experiments with your kids? Enter to WIN a How to Draw and 101 Great Science Experiments bundle below. Good Luck Friends!


Disclosure: This is a partnered post with DK Books. A product sample has been received for this review and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

41 responses to “Get Ready for March Break with DK Canada {Giveaway}”

  1. We love arts and crafts in our house! My 8 year old is learning how to draw ballerinas from a library book.

  2. love doing crafts but not very creative. my son and I love doing science experiments

    • i feel the same way about not being creative

  3. I have 7 kids and we love arts and crafts!

  4. Yes, we love to do crafts! Every weekend we are making something! 🙂

  5. my kids love doing crafts

  6. Yes absolutely. It’s fun and educational. Great books!

  7. Haha, my kids always tell everyone that I do not like doing crafts at all!! They LOVE doing crafts, but they are very creative and very artistic, so their projects often turn out great. On the other hand, mine always turn out pretty lame, which I guess is why I don’t enjoy them. I also don’t like the mess – my kids use so many materials, and stuff ends up everywhere. Whenever I take them to events etc they spend the most time at the craft tables, and when people comment on how wonderful it is that they spend such a long time engaged in the craft(s) they are sure to tell them that it’s because “Mommy doesn’t let us do enough crafts at home”!! Science experiments are much more fun for me though – I always find them fun, engaging, and interesting!

  8. Yes I love doing crafts with my daughter

    Over the past six months I’ve been in a bit of a downer mood and not doing as many as I usually do

  9. Being honest, I dont usually enjoy doing it with the kids but I love that they are old enough to work through them on their own with some guidance from me.

  10. I love doing crafts with my kids. When it’s always raining and wet outside, we pull out our craft books.

  11. I love doing craft with my niece! We haven’t done any science experiments together yet, but I do want to start, so this book would help!

  12. Yes, crafts are a big part of our home.

  13. We do science experiments and crafts every day (my kids are homeschooled). These books would be great!

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  14. I did quite a lot of crafts and science experiments when mine were young, it was fun. Now it’s their turn with their own children 🙂

  15. We enjoy doing lots of crafts.

  16. We like all kinds of crafts from making Christmas ornaments to painting just about anything.

  17. Yes I do. Doing these things makes it interesting for children and opens them to new things.

  18. Most definitely yes…but with my little Cousins.

  19. Love doing arts & crafts with my nieces and nephews, always looking for new ideas!

  20. My children are adults now. However, I am a very curious person and I loved to talk over experiments with my children.. I took them on “NATURE’ walks where we would look for anything that was interesting in the fields and trees about it. I never called it that but we all enjoyed them.

  21. Yes I do like doing crafts and coloring stuff with my niece!

  22. yes we find all that stuff fun!

  23. my girl and I have a craft night every week, it brings us closer together and I always enjoy the chatting

  24. We do like doing crafts and science things all together

  25. Kids love anything hands-on, especially when mom or dad are involved. We love new ideas especially when they’re illustrated with clear instructions so we don’t make mistakes.

  26. We love doing crafts and experiments together!

  27. Yes and No…. I am not a huge fan of the messes but my daughter LOVES doing them. I have to learn to enjoy it and not worry about the mess.

  28. I love doing crafts with the kids.

  29. My son looove crafts. We save the science ones for outdoors tho. Much easier to clean 🙂

  30. Crafts so far with the little one. Can’t wait for the science experiments when he is bigger because I am a scientist!

  31. Doing arts and crafts with my oldest son is one of our favorite bonding activities we have had since he was really little. While my other two boys are still too young (23 months and 3 months old), I know for an absolute fact that doing crafts together has increased his confidence in school and in using his brain and creative skills to their fullest potential!

  32. We love doing arts and crafts in our family. Warmer weather is coming and so we can extend to doing our crafts outside.

  33. The children in my family are too far away to do crafts with but they would love the books.

  34. My kids are old enough to do these things together themselves-but I would take part if they wanted me to.

  35. I love doing arts and crafts with my grandkids. There are so many fun things to make and try!

  36. I love doing crafts and experiments with my nieces when they visit. I bought one of them a volcano kit this week to try out!!

  37. My grandson loves doing crafts and science experiments, so we make sure he gets to do them when he stays with us.

  38. My son is very interested in science so we do a lot of projects based on that.

  39. I love doing crafts and science experiments with my kids.

  40. I’m all about the crafts…I’d prob let hubby do the science thing if I could be guaranteed he’d not blow up the house…just saying LOL

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