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Polar Bears - 1 John 3:18

Love expressed in words only can leave you feeling cold. Love expressed in deeds brings warmth and fulfillment. 

What are Joyful ‘toons? 

Joyful ‘toons are cartoons that are based on verses from the Bible. Each cartoon consists of a verse  and a cartoon illustration. It is my prayer that they be used to exhort and encourage Christians in their walk with the Lord, and also that they be used to reach out to those who don’t know Jesus as Lord and savior. joyfultoons.com/faq/

About the Cartoonist

I began drawing cartoons based on Bible verses in the 1990′s. I have always loved drawing cartoons, and one day the idea came to me for a cartoon that would illustrate the relationship between faith and grace. Not long after, an idea for a second cartoon came to me. I noticed that the back page of the weekly bulletin at my church was often blank, so I approached the pastor with the idea of using my cartoons to fill that space, and he agreed to my proposal. After that, ideas for other cartoons started coming to me, and they became a regular feature of the church bulletin. I then thought of sharing the cartoons, which by this time were called Joyful ‘toons. joyfultoons.com/about/

This Polar Bear Joyful ‘toon was created by Mike especially for my blog. 

THANK YOU, Mike!

Joyful ‘toons are posted on Notes From Dawn with permission from Mike Waters. 

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I did a review awhile back for the Pick and Draw card game – an art lesson and card game in one. (You can visit that post by searching Pick and Draw in my search box)

Here is a portion of my review:

It’s a simple game that only requires paper and pencil. It is a wholesome family game that flourishes creativity. It can be played alone or with a group. It uses basic shapes so it’s easy enough for little kids but still enjoyable for older children and adults.

To play: pick a card from each category- face, eyes, nose, mouth, and hair – and draw your own cartoon. The parts can be drawn large or small and in any position on the face making each person’s character very unique. Comparing our cartoons was amusing!


Rich Davis, the creator of Pick and Draw, now offers The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities. This book is a compilation of activities for many more ways to enjoy the Pick and Draw card game.

The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities is a fun collection of activities that different professionals who work with children have found effective. These 138 pages are packed with great insight and step by step instruction that will be very helpful. And you’ll enjoy thumbing through the pages just because there are over 200 fun illustrations!
There is something for homeschool parents, special needs teachers, elementary ed teachers (helps meet common core curriculum); art educators; creative writing teachers; children’s autism spectrum helpers; children’s grief counselors; christian missionaries; sunday school teachers and youth group leaders.

Each chapter is an activity idea and contains a material list and step-by-step instructions. “Eleven Pick and Draw Heart Messages” is a chapter that can be used for Sunday school, mission trips, vacation bible school, children’s outreach and youth groups. It has eleven approaches to the game that share God with the drawer/player. Love this! 

This is suitable for all ages/grades. The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities is available at Amazon  and the Pick and Draw card game at the Pick and Draw website.

Preview The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities

I received The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Looking for a stocking stuffer?

I recommend…..Pick and Draw.

It’s a simple game that only requires paper and pencil. It is a wholesome family game that flourishes creativity. It can be played alone or with a group. It uses basic shapes so it’s easy enough for little kids but still enjoyable for older children and adults.

To play: pick a card from each category- face, eyes, nose, mouth, and hair – and draw your own cartoon. The parts can be drawn large or small and in any position on the face making each person’s character very unique. Comparing our cartoons was amusing!


We also played the game with colored pencils, crayons, and sometimes markers.

And after the game, some of the cartoons received some special attention and became “super heroes”.

Where to buy: Visit Pick and Draw online to do some shopping. It’s only $10. It would be a fantastic stocking stuffer or a game to take to grandma’s house and get everyone involved in creative play.

The winner is: Kelli Avery

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Rich Davis, a talented children’s book illustrator, is the creator of Pick and Draw. He is giving away one Pick and Draw game to a random Notes From Dawn reader.

To enter, simply leave your comment below. One entry per person. Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I cannot award you as winner.

Contest ends November 12th @11:59 p.m. est. (available only to US residents)

A winner will be selected at random using the random integer generator from random.org. The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize.

This has been a fun review. I want to thank Rick Davis for allowing me to review his wonderful drawing game. I received Pick and Draw in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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