This is it! 2020 is nearly over and I don’t think there are many of us who will miss it.
But for all the struggles of 2020, the best way to end the year is to look back for the highlights. Because it wasn’t all bad.
In fact, I’ve got a whole list of cool things we did here at Lulu Junior. From our Author of the Month series to not one, but TWO activity contests and giveaways this year; we’ve managed to have some fun even if we’re trapped inside.
So, as the year comes to a close, let’s take a look back at what Lulu Junior and the amazing creators who use us did this year.
Download Our New Year Printable
Start the new year off with a bang! Our amazing graphic designer made this downloadable New Years coloring page to create resolution! Download it and print it out for your kid’s resolution planning (and for some fun coloring!)
Family New Year’s Resolutions
Lulu Junior’s 2020 Authors of the Month
We had 10 Authors of the Month this year. Each one highlights an amazing young writer and the story they created. Get to know how these kids write and create, as well as a sneak peek at their stories!
November – McKenna Garvey
October – Jeremiah Karaschchuk
August – Kahlan Harmon
July – McKenzie Hesseling
June – Eden Papuga
May – Liam Cywinski
April – Judson Ayars
March – Lennox Simms
February – Kara Miller
January – Everett Powell
Camp Lulu Junior
Sometime late in the spring, we were brainstorming ideas for activities we could run during the summer. The idea of a virtual camp came up and a little research showed we weren’t the only ones with that idea.
What we came up with was a two-week event run mostly on Instagram and our Camp website. Each day, we added a new activity for your kids (and sometimes you too) to do for the day. To make Camp even more fun, posting a picture of the completed activity to our Instagram feed earned your child an entry into a giveaway!
While the contest is over, you can still enjoy all the activities on our Camp Lulu Junior page.
So basically as soon as Camp Lulu Junior was over, we wanted to do it again.
After another round of brainstorming, we came up with our Winter Games. This event ran for three weeks! It also included a giveaway and this time we made an entire activity book to go along with it!
Just like Camp, the Winter Games site, all the activities and even the activity book are still available!
Rainbow Resource Center
This year marked the sixth annual Rainbow Resource Center summer writing contest!
Each year, they create a contest with specific themes and rules, then each entrant uses a Lulu Junior IlluStory kit to create their story! The team at Rainbow Resource Center judges the stories in multiple categories and selected winners.
Stay tuned; we’ll be highlighting the 2020 winners early next year!
Imagine An Adventure: Rainbow Resource Center 6th Annual Book Contest
It’s time again for the annual Rainbow Resource Center’s book contest! Every year, RRC hosts this awesome contest using Lulu Junior kits to challenge kids ages 7-18 to create a story around a specific theme. This year, we’ll be going on an adventure!
Do I get to pick my favorite post from the year? I dunno, but if no one stops me, I’m going to take this opportunity!
My pick this year has to be; Become A Comic Book Creator, a look at Lorenzo Etherington’s free ebook How To Draw Comics. I’m a big fan of comic books and of the Etherington brother’s work. For anyone with kids who love to draw, this ebook is just AMAZING.
Become A Comic Book Creator
When I was a kid, I loved comic books. I don’t think I was alone in this either. But one thing that I always wanted to do was create my own stories.
As I got older, I did start writing stories and I basically abandoned drawing. Which was probably for the best; I’m much more comfortable with words than pictures. Now I can look back with the benefit of hindsight (and working at Lulu) to see that I missed out.
Thanks to Our Guest Bloggers!
Meet our awesome guest bloggers! These teachers, parents, and creators share their knowledge to help kids grow and explore their own creativity.