Growing up I never imagined having a career that allowed me to share creative ideas online. Remember this was back when dial-up internet was the coolest thing around. So, I followed my career path according to plan, graduated from college, and started working. I came to realize how much I lost my passion for creating during those years. Taking a step back to stay home with my daughter eventually led to starting this blog back in 2010 and it’s been the best decision I’ve made.
This post was written in collaboration with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network
Creative arts have always been a part of me, and I truly believe there are some incredible career paths available now that weren’t as well-known back then. My goal as a mother is to encourage creativity in my children’s lives.
My daughter is 9 and bounces around career ideas all the time. Most days she wants to be an engineer, a baker, and a scientist. I love listening to her hopes for the future and encouraging her to pursue what she is passionate about. This means she is the star baker in our home and practices every weekend creating new recipes. She asks to sign up for every engineering class available in our community. Also, she creates fun science experiments that I wish I knew about as a kid. She is creative, eager to learn, and I’m constantly blown away by her imagination.
So, when I heard about the Doodle for Google contest, I knew I had to share this creative contest with her. She is so excited to work on a doodle to submit!
What is Doodle for Google?
- Doodle for Google is an annual art contest available to students in grades k-12
- Children can use their creative imagination to design a Google logo that will be displayed on the Google homepage
- There will be a winner representing each US State.
One of the selected winners will win a:
- $30,000 college scholarship
- $50,000 technology package for their school or the non-profit of their choice
- Have their doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day
The Doodle for Google theme for 2019 is:
When I grow up, I hope…
As a parent or educator, you can encourage children to draw something to represent each letter of what they hope for the future. This is a great way to open up a discussion on what children would like to change in the world or fun, imaginative inventions.
This year’s guest judges are Jimmy Fallon, Kermit the Frog, and Mandy Manning (the 2018 National Teacher of the Year).
How to enter the Doodle for Google contest
- Create a doodle using paint, pencils, crayons, markers, chalk, pastels, charcoal, cray-pas, or a 2D collage. Computer-generated doodles will also be accepted
- When your child has created their doodle, GO HERE TO SUBMIT
- Submissions close March 18, 2019
Want to know what my daughter hopes for? To see more women in science and engineer career fields! She hopes more women become astronauts and we discover new information about space.
DIY galaxy bottle made with glitter glue, glitter, and water.
Looking for some creative project ideas to do with your kids this week? Check out these DIYs: