HP Canada Brain Training Challenge Creative IQ #HPFamilyTime #BackToSchool

This week the children are all back to school. 

Back to learning and back to routine. I am really excited about this. However the last few months off have been down time and I am unsure how quickly they will be back to learning. To help get my 4 1/2 year old school ready I have been doing a series of challenges with her using the Creative IQ book.

The first challenge

Develop Design and Categorization Skills: My Dream Bedroom- This activity will allow kids to draw their ideal bedroom with a pencil, black marker, or crayon. Photocopy the bedroom design several times with the ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One so that young learners can experiment with different colours to see which combination looks best. Challenge: Ask the children to identify each of the colours used as a primary, secondary or tertiary colour, thus helping to build their classification skills.

I asked my daughter to draw her dream room. It took some encouraging and finally we got an outline. I photocopied the drawing and asked her to colour each as she wanted her room to look. we discussed primary and secondary colours but she really did not understand what I meant. She is going into SK this year and to be honest we are happy when she stays in the lines 🙂 


As you can see she drew a bed, a dresser, a closet with clothes and a small toy box. At this point she was actually upset with me for not allowing her to use colour. She wanted to draw in colour. 


In each picture she added different colour and designs. She added details, wall decor and a throw rug. It was fun to do with her and see how her brain was working and thinking again. Bye bye summer fuzzies 🙂 

We have to more challenges to compete. I am hoping to get them up in the next while and share with you all. Keeps your eyes peeled as there will be a great giveaway as well. 

About Creative IQ

Jo-Anne Schneeweiss and Shelley Sefton have identified and defined Creative IQ(R) as an important part of a child’s development in their newly released book. Creative IQ(R) has quickly been recognized as a valuable resource for both parents and teachers. The pages contain over one hundred activities plus challenges within ten themed chapters, aimed at helping parents and teachers give young learners the creative edge in a competitive world, as the title suggests.

Disclaimer-  The products to complete the HP Brain Training Challenge activities are supplied by HP Canada and Creative IQ™ all opinions expressed are my own. 


  1. I used to do this all the time, I should have my kids do it!

  2. How fun! I'm going to ask my kiddo to do this. Thanks for sharing,

  3. She's very focused and patient to spend that much time and go into so much detail. Nice!

  4. This looks like a great activity to help kids get over the summer fuzzies.

  5. this sounds like fun i need to have my daughter do this

  6. Never tried this with my kiddos. What fun!

  7. This is such a unique idea and really gets kids thinking. I love it!
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  8. What a great idea! She's great at it, too!
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  9. This sounds like a fun way to engage kids! I think that my son would love this.

  10. This is such a great idea to get kids thinking again, after a summer of fun.
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  11. Great way to get that brain going…and fun!


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