Dream thought bubbles

Games

Step #3: Play it! Take a step of action to make your dreams real.

Play it!

Games are all about taking a step of action and putting your ideas to the test.

Keep your dreams alive with new games

Games are central to our philosophy of learning, because games involve play, and playing is scientifically proven to help you learn. Even animals play games. You can see that we included the idea of a game in our very own logo. Of course, it’s a crossword puzzle, and it reinforces our tagline and the three steps of turning dreams into reality: 1) Dream it! 2) Map it! 3) Play it!

These are traditional pencil and paper games and activities that teach important concepts in a fun and memorable way. Each game highlights a mini-step in our process of learning how to dream and turning those dreams into reality. Our games also reinforce basic subjects like the three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) and are intended to keep kids grounded in this digitally-saturated world. 

Authors’ Note: All of the games below are fun and educational, but they are taken out of the context of our unique and evidence-based, how-to-dream process. So, get your feet on the ground and get off to a good start by learning the step-by-step process with “Dream it! A Playbook To Spark Your Imagination.” Then come back for more games to begin exploring how to map and play your dream.

Make your own puzzles

Now with our partners at Reading Is Fundamental, you can make your own puzzles, like word searches and memory matching. In addition to games, you can also create activity calendars, reading logs and so much more. There are hundreds of resources here for parents and teachers. 

Examples of puzzles that can be made, like word search, criss-cross and memory matching.
Examples of puzzles that can be made, like word search, criss-cross and memory matching.

Our first FREE game is here!

Easter Egg Hunt

Try to find all the hidden surprises in Dream It!

Easter Egg Hunt Game for "Dream it!"

Our first game is a companion game for our new book “Dream It!” The Easter Egg Hunt. In this case, “Easter egg” means a hidden surprise. If you saw the movie Ready Player One, you learned that the first hidden surprise was a message in the 1979 video game “Adventure” by Atari. The term was coined “Easter egg” to encourage players to hunt for all the surprises just like the real holiday game. It became so popular that Easter eggs are now part of almost every game, movie and television show, and — of course — our book. 

Our second FREE game!

Awards

Earn your dream rank from Newbie to Awesome!

Awards Game for "Dream it!"

Another companion game for our new book “Dream it!” From the beginning until the end, life is a constant adventure, not a problem to be solved. It doesn’t matter if we achieve great things, it only matters if we feel a great sense of accomplishment! Practice feeling accomplished by marking off your physical achievements in the Dream It! Playbook!

Our third FREE game!

Dream Thought Bubbles

A fun and easy game for a younger audience.

Dream Bubbles Game. A free downloadable.

Here is a popular activity that was part of our original book. We ran out of room to include it in the final edition. It teaches kids how to visualize a dream and gives them an understanding of motivation. It’s a good activity for Pre-K and older. Kids will be asked to draw the dream of various objects, like a bee, whose dream might be a flower or honey. Once they practice a few times, kids can flip over the page and draw a picture of themselves and their own dream. 

Backyard Adventures

You don’t have to go far to have an adventure. These are cool, fun, mini-expeditions helping students and parents see the world with eyes of wonder and to learn by playing. They will teach all three steps of our formula. First, we’ll inspire you with a dream. Second, you’ll have to plan your adventure. And third, you’ll get to do it! Along the way, we hope you find a few a things that you’ll love to do and learn how to overcome obstacles.
Boarding Pass for NASA's Mars 2020 mission with the planet Mars in the background

Send your name to Mars

Join Scott on his mission to Mars. Well… really it is just his name etched in silicon that will be going on NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover, but anyone can join.

International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.

Spot the International Space Station

Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that’s a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.

Pacific Sideband Snail, Monadenia Fidelis

Photo Safari

First in our series of Backyard Adventures is the Photo Safari. “Safari” is one of my favorite words. It means “adventure” or “journey” in Swahili. And while I was riding my bicycle through East Africa, people would often wish me, “Habari Safari,” meaning, “Have a good adventure.”