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Imagination Lab: Experiments in Creativity Activity Book

Story Seeds Imagination Lab: Experiments in Creativity

Featured in Wirecutter/New York Times' "The 19 Best Gifts for 10 Year Olds" and Parents and Principal Leadership magazines, this activity book brings the best of a magazine, workbook, and journal together and is ideal for at-home fun, distance learning, or classroom use. It is a companion to The Story Seeds Podcast (The Week Junior Magazine's 2020 Podcast of the Year) where diverse and award-winning children's authors collaborate with kids ages 6-12 to create stories based on their ideas. Each chapter pair with an episode of the podcast, but can be used independently as well.

Just scan a QR code to launch an adventure in listening, reading, writing, and creativity with over 80 pages of:

  • Graphic organizers
  • Flash fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writing prompts
  • Makerspace projects & indoor and outdoor DIY STEAM experiments
  • Exclusive writing tips from the 10 best-selling and diverse children's authors featured on Season One, including Chris Grabenstein, Veera Hiranandani, Tracey Baptiste, Carlos Hernandez, Aram Kim, and Jason Reynolds
  • PLUS! Curriculum connections and learning standards!

  • The Story Seeds Podcast(TM) matches kids 6-12 with diverse and best-selling children's authors to grow their story ideas into original stories. It has been featured on Spotify's Family-Friendly Fun playlist and Apple Podcast's Shows for Kids curations! It has also received praise from The New York Times, Book Riot (10 best Bookish Podcasts), Wired (Best Kids Podcasts for Sheltering in Place), CBC (7 Kids Podcasts that are Perfect for Family Listening), Fatherly (The Best Podcasts for Kids that Adults will Like Too), and Common Sense Media (19 Great Learning Podcasts for Classrooms) and the educational platform Listenwise, which creates curriculum to support listening comprehension.

    Parent, educator, and critic approved!