Rain, rain, go away… come again another day (but not for a good few months thanks). If you’re a parent and this wet weather is starting to drive you a little mad, then please read on…

A tricky thing to manage with all the sockyness is keeping the kids entertained indoors. It’s no secret kids need to be stimulated, and we have 3 creative, easy ways you can do just this.


#1 Take The Kids To Live Drawing Classes!

There is nothing more exciting than going to an art class to finesse your skills. Plus you don’t even need to leave the house, when you have live art classes that are virtual.

Wacom has an exciting offer that is redeemable through the NSW Government’s creative kids vouchers. We’ve lined up some incredibly talented Aussie artists, like Bill Hope, Jamie Johnson, Jeremy Lord and Matt Heath to teach digital drawing to kids live and online. Plus we’re throwing in a few arty extras as well.

All you need to do is redeem your NSW government creative kids voucher with us, and here is what you’ll get 2 x lessons from artists of your choice (valued at $50 each). Head to our website for step by step instructions on how to redeem.

We offer education discounts on all our products from our eStore. Each product comes with free software.


#2. Use A Drawing Tablet To Play Pictionary

Pictionary is a family favourite that has been around for 3 decades! You don’t need anything too fancy to create a DIY Pictionary game for you and the kids to play.

We’ve made it easy for you and listed some step by step instructions…

1. Create your categories and words

First, you will need to make a few cards with the topics that you’re going to play with. These cards will be drawn and teammates will have to guess what’s written on it. To get you started, here are a few fun Pictionary categories and word ideas: Fruits (like apple or pear), household objects (a broom or a bed), feelings (excited or angry). The number of cards you make will depend on how many people are playing. Shuffle these cards properly before starting or you can use a game word generator to do it for you.

2. Divide into teams

Make sure each team has equal amounts of players, though!

3. Get Your Drawing Supplies Or Tablet Ready

You will then also need a sketch pad or a drawing tablet to draw with. As long as it’s big enough that everyone can see your artwork, you’re fine. This is a game where we’re going to keep time, so it would be wise to get a stopwatch or a normal watch and keep it close.

4. Pick Which Team Goes First and Play!

Let the games and rivalry begin!


#3. Get The Kids To Make A Comic Book

Kids love stories, especially one featuring their fave superheroes. Why not take this time to encourage their imaginations to run wild and create their own comic book. This should (hopefully) also give you some peace and quiet while they concentrate.

You can easily print off some comic templates on Canva or download them and get the kids to create their masterpiece on a drawing tablet. The Wacom Cintiq is the perfect tool for the job. The screen has an anti-glare film and the full HD display provides great clarity, so you can see every detail. The Wacom Cintiq feels as natural as drawing on paper. Only the best for your budding little artist.

Once the kids are done, sit down for some quality family time and let them tell you their story. They could even take it to school for show and tell!

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