• Events,  Fun,  Spring into Writing,  Writing

    Spring into Writing Starts TODAY!

    Today is the first day of Spring into Writing and do I have a fun month of writing planned for you! I’ve got a bunch of great writers all lined up for you this month. with a fun 50-page workbook you can download and print!

    If you aren’t signed up for Spring into Writing go here: https://www.daniduck.com/register-for-spring-into-writing/

    Grab one of these two participant badges you see here and put it on your website, blog, or anywhere on social media. Please link to www.daniduck.com/blog

    Here are the links to the workbook. They are both the same booklet but ordered differently depending on how you wish to print them: 

    This is a print ready version of the workbook. Each spread (or two pages) are made to fit on typical printer paper. This is meant to be double sided. The papers can be stapled in the middle into a book:  Spring into Writing Workbook 2020

    Spring into Writing "day" badge. Bunny jumping over flower bush while a duckling and two chicks watch.

    This is the copy to print if you want larger pages. Make sure to set the print to vertical and “fit to page”. You can bind these pages together with staples or a three ring binder. If you want a read-only version this is the one to download.

    Spring into Writing 2020 Booklet

     

    Spring into Writing "night" badge. Bunny in the shadows holding a red pen. Red ink drips from the pen and saturates the page.

    This event is meant to be relaxing. There are a ton of activities to do in the workbook. You do not need to do any of them to win Spring into Writing. If you have writing to do just continue working on that! Unlike my other event “Smart Dummies” (and other events like it) there is no way to lose Spring into Writing. Everyone wins!

    Sundays I will be posting the weekly schedule of posts. 3 days a week there will be posts from guests. The other two days will be either a post from me or another guest. You can use the planner to write down the guests if you like. 

    There is no particular order in doing the booklet. I wont be announcing which page to do when. I might discuss some of the pages, but any order you want to do the book in is up to you! 

     

    There are some prizes! Kaitlyn Sanchez is offering a critique for one lucky winner. Her post will be Monday. I am offering a $25 gift card for anyone who helps me get out the word for Spring into Writing. If you talk about me on twitter please tag @daniduck on Twitter or @dani_duck_art on Instagram!  There may be more prizes. They tend to show up at the last minute, and are very wonderful, so keep an eye out!

  • Events,  Fun,  Giveaway,  Spring into Writing,  Uncategorized

    Win a $25 Gift Card!

    Bunny Banner

    I just realized that my post about Spring into Writing registration being OPEN may not have been sent. You can register at the link below.

    Help me get the word out about Spring into Writing and you could win a $25 USD gift card to an indie book store of your choice! You can enter every day by mentioning the event on social media.

    Spring into Writing is a free event to help writers have fun while writing. Since it’s all about having fun you win just by being a part of the event. There will be a free downloadable workbook.

    I can manually add in entries, so if you’ve gone over and beyond what’s in the Rafflecopter  please let me know! Also let me know if you have any trouble entering.

    You must be signed up to Spring into Writing to enter. The new guest list is up, but still in progress! Sign up to Spring into Writing here: https://www.daniduck.com/register-for-spring-into-writing/ (Signing up is absolutely free!) Feel free to use any of my Spring into Writing images to share with your social media posts! 

  • Fun

    Fun For Kids!

    I’ve got a new page on my website titled “Home Fun For Kids”. Right now it’s got a few things listed that my kids love, but I’m planning on adding more things in the future. These are all free activities, though some (like prodigy) have and optional paid service. Please let me know of any resources you know. If it’s a website of resources I’ll post it if it doesn’t overlap too much with the resources I already have. The page is: https://www.daniduck.com/home-fun-for-kids/

    These are the current links I have posted, but will be adding more soon to the link above!

    Programs:

    Coding:  Scratch Jr. https://www.scratchjr.org/ Works on both Android and Apple Devices. There is also a version of the program for older kids and adults called Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/ (This program is used at my child’s school).

    Math FunProdigy https://www.prodigygame.com/ You can play in a browser or on a tablet/phone. Your child may have a profile through their school. (This program is used at my child’s school).

    Roblox: Contains a lot of player created games. https://www.roblox.com/ Roblox Studio (for creating games): https://en.help.roblox.com/hc/en-us/articles/203313860-Roblox-Studio

    What Should I Draw?

    On Twitter @DrawWhat & include: #WSID Children’s illustrators from all over the world are working to turn children’s ideas into images! Parents can tweet children’s requests. Children are encouraged to draw as well. Brainchild of Ame Dyckman and Charlene Chua.

    Printable Activity Sheets:

    Jarrett Lerner: https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

    Videos: 

    Draw Everyday: https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk

    Live at 2pm ET

    Homeschooling  and More Resources:

    Free Classes and more: https://www.khanacademy.org/

    More Resources: https://smartcoos.com/resources