The Yellow Canoe subscription delivers fun, accessible, planet-friendly learning tools, supporting families and organizations in growing innovators, critical-thinkers and problem-solvers, empowering youth to identify opportunity and take positive action on the issues children care about and using the playful and creative activities they enjoy to activate curiosity, character and confidence.
Our digital subscription service delivers an imaginative, multi-layered experience for kids and families in a fun and easily downloadable package. Each monthly Issue connects art projects with academic subjects, encourages resourcefulness and re-use, and nurtures social awareness and social-emotional skills. Each activity has been tested and approved by kids, including an Advisory Board of children, ranging from age 5 to 12.
The Yellow Canoe combines activism and the arts in a way that brings families, classrooms, and communities together with the goal of creating innovators and global citizens who can solve problems on a personal, local, national and international level. Candice Blansett-Cummins, The Yellow Canoe founder, says: “Integrating social-emotional connections and academic subjects within the context of the creative activities kids enjoy prepares them as lateral-thinkers and empathetic problem-solvers, benefiting themselves, their communities and eventually our world.” Candice knows that to prepare our kids for the brightest of futures requires hindering creative inhibition by activating character, curiosity and confidence with fun.
The Yellow Canoe is a digital extension of the philosophy of The Wishcraft Workshop, a space for children and families in Chicago that grows curious artists who experiment, confident thinkers who question their world, and mindful citizens who advocate for themselves and one another. Candice opened The Wishcraft Workshop in 2008 in a tiny Chicago store-front and has since grown to serve the local community, the Chicago metro area (we call it “Chicagoland”, like an amusement park!) and students and families from around the world.
Learn more about the artists and thinkers of The Wishcraft Workshop and if you’re visiting Chicago, plan your visit!