I am thrilled to announce that Brain Food, an exploratory creative activity deck for kids, has landed in the hands of Portland public school teachers. Brain Food is the result of a three year partnership which I lead between The Right Brain Initiative and AIGA Portland when I served as Design for Good Chair on their Board. Brain Food is a tool to help teachers and parents ignite creative thinking.Purchase
It challenges young minds to be curious, to dig deeply into subjects like visual art, performance, and design right alongside math, science, and social studies. Through crafting a pop-up museum, or inventing a new language, kids are encouraged to engage in exciting and rich whole-brain thinking.
Brain Food began as a small collection of activities housed on Right Brain’s website. We worked with Right Brain to expand that concept into a full deck of fifty activity cards with lively illustrations. We solicited inspiration for activities from the local creative community and worked to design, illustrate, and shape content, as well as to produce the final printed product.
With support from the community through a successful Kickstarter campaign, AIGA was finally able to donate over a thousand of these decks to teachers in Portland metro area public schools!
This project would not be possible without a host of volunteers and donors, find a complete list here.
To see how Brain Food is shaping up, follow the tag #BrainFoodActivity.