Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create
Customise a quest and save the kingdom
Create a fantastic world and get drawn into the action! Design a hero, record sounds, and draw game elements. In an epic and truly creative adventure designed specifically for children aged 5 to 8 years, players will be challenged to find the magical Pen of Power, reunite the Book of Wonder's scattered pages, and save the kingdom. Players build storytelling and art skills as they customise the adventure, leading up to a climactic showdown with the evil wizard Grumpus.
This LeapFrog original learning game, Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create, works with all LeapPad learning tablets, LeapsterGS, and Leapster Explorer (in-game microphone feature not compatible with Leapster Explorer).
Curriculum that goes beyond core skills
All LeapFrog educational games are packed with learning that goes beyond traditional school skills. In Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create, each stage of the journey is an opportunity for creative expression, with plenty more to learn along the way. Players draw their own heroic character and play as them throughout the game, learning about art while drawing and colouring game elements that help move the adventure forward.
Players also decide the story's direction by coming up with creative solutions to obstacles in the hero's path, such as drawing platforms or vehicles to cross the kingdom. When the Book of Wonder's pages scatter, players learn about story structure and story elements – like characters, setting, problems, and solutions – as they complete fill-in-the-blank storytelling activities and art studio games to put it back together.
Personalised for every child
Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create offers unmatched opportunities for self-expression, while helping kids build the skills to bring their ideas to life. From the moment children begin the game, Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create engages them in step-by-step drawing lessons to create their own hero and other story-related elements. Players can use guidelines to trace objects or to create their very own designs, which they can save for future play. With every drawing, voice recording, and solution that they invent, children are crafting a truly one-of-a-kind tale, which reflects their unique ideas and creative style.
Fun with their favourite characters
Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create is bursting with exciting game action, while giving children unparalleled creative control over characters, setting, and story. Designed to be played again and again, the epic adventure is set in the kingdom of Gru, a labyrinth of nine levels across three environments. Each level features integrated drawing and microphone activities, and plenty of fun challenges woven into a thrilling quest: find the hidden keys, free all the Nublins, complete each level by defeating an evil Boss summoned by the Grumpus, and finally face off with the Grumpus in his Castle!
Learning experts create or approve every experience
As with all LeapFrog original learning games, Adventure Sketchers! Draw, Play, Create is created by educational experts and designed using innovative gameplay for a deep, effective, and engaging learning experience. Children are challenged to not only imagine a hero and the game environment in which he lives, but to create it using visual art and give it a voice by using the microphone to record personalised sounds like the hero's catchphrase, victory cries, and more. Players' drawings and voice recordings influence the game action, creating a unique story that they are then prompted to recall and retell as they repair the Book of Wonder. More than a fun creative challenge, these Book of Wonder activities help children understand how stories are put together, which can in turn enhance their ability to comprehend and remember what they read (important skills for reading), as well as their ability to create stories of their own (important for writing).
Areas of learning
This learning game focuses on the following key skills:
- Pretend play: Pretend play offers a creative outlet that strengthens a child's understanding of the world as they act out stories they know and situations they observe in the adult world. As imagination grows, dramatic play becomes more complex.
- Storytelling: Children learn the patterns of oral language and stories by listening to and repeating what they hear and read.
- Story building: Children learn to build stories by combining narrative elements such as characters, settings, problems, etc.
- Drawing: As they draw, children develop spatial reasoning, visual acuity, and hand control – skills which help them write letters.