Saturday, June 15, 2019

Kid Konnection: Build Your Own Theme Park

Every weekend, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekly feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a fun book that allows kids to use their imagination to create their very own theme park.

Summary: Get the fun going for makers of all ages with Build Your Own Theme Park with just scissors, glue, and your imagination! The first in a "Build Your Own" series of dynamic, interactive 3D activity books that combine engineering and creativity in an accessible way.

Kids and adults alike will love the creativity and 3D thinking that comes with this paper cut-out theme park. Based on Lizz Lunney’s characters and illustrations, build your theme park from the ticket booth to vending machines, arcade games, food stand, a carousel, a water ride with frogs, and mountain roller coaster. Invent your own ride additions for the park, make it your own, and share it online with #BuildYourOwn. -- Andrews McMeel

LIZZ LUNNEY'S BUILD YOUR OWN THEME PARK is such a great activity for kids this summer! This activity book allows kids to use their STEAM skills (and some paper engineering) to create their own unique theme park. This book contains all of the pieces they need to make rides including a castle, roller coaster, a merry-go-round, train, and more. Just add scissors, glue sticks (or tape), and a little creativity and your child can create their very own masterpiece.

I can guarantee that BUILD YOUR OWN THEME PARK will entertain your child for hours! There are hundreds of colorful pieces to cut out and assemble into 3D versions of theme park attractions. Each little piece is beautifully drawn and colored by Lizz Lunney, and I absolutely love the variety of characters and the little details in her drawings.

I'm not going to lie to you. The cutting out and assembly of pieces requires some patience on the part of your child (and maybe you too!) This book is definitely geared towards older kids rather than younger ones; however, I will say that there are great instructions and helpful hints. The book also has fun text and adorable pictures (like a map of the park) which are entertaining too look at good for generating some ideas.

I'm not sure my review is expressing just how adorable these attractions are once they are assembled. I'll just let this picture do the talking:
LIZZ LUNNEY'S BUILD YOUR OWN THEME PARK is a great activity book that helps to build STEAM skills. Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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bermudaonion said...

That looks perfect for a rainy summer day.

Stacie said...

I’m back! This would be a fun activity to do with your kids before going to a theme park! Was there a model of all the people standing in line for an hour too???? LOL