Give the Gift of Laughter and Creativity!

One of the best parts of being a parent is the opportunity to act like a kid again. As a teacher, some of my favorite memories are dancing, singing and just having fun with the kids. The same is true now that I am a parent. The other day while emptying the dishwasher, my two year old picked up a spatula, sat on the floor and used it to “row” herself across the kitchen floor — all the while singing “Row Row Row Your Boat”. When she asked me to join, I sat right down with her and scooted across the floor too. And the laughter from that moment will stick with me as an amazing memory.

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I am always looking for ways to fill our days with more laughter and creativity, so I was really excited to check out the new Haha Color – Me! Joke Book by Neesha Mirchandani. This coloring joke book gives you the opportunity to add creativity and laughter into your life all at once!

Bringing Laughter and Color into Your Life

I love books that are interactive, and the Haha Color-Me! Joke Book not only encourages lots of laughter through it’s kid tested jokes, but also includes illustrations of these jokes for kids to color. Since coloring helps kids with fine motor skills and joke telling can improve both vocabulary and social skills, this coloring joke book has the ability to give you lots of hours of laughter, as well as skill building practice for your kids. That’s a win-win in my book! The illustrations are large and simple so even young kids can easily color them. Coloring is still something I love to do as an adult, so I’m thrilled to have a coloring book my daughter and I can do together. 

Did you know that the average 40 year old only laughs 4 times per day, while the average 4 year old laughs 300 times per day?

When do we lose that joyfulness in life? This book helps parents and kids let loose and share in the simple hilarity of a good joke. In addition to the wide range of jokes in this book, each page also includes a side note for parents. These notes sometimes offer advice on how to maximize the hilarity of the joke on the page. Others just give parents their own little chuckle. I love books that can entertain both kids and adults alike, and this one hits the mark.

Giving Laughter to a Child in Need

In addition to all the giggles and fun that you can get from this book, you can also help to spread laughter and good cheer to others. For every print copy of this coloring joke book that is purchased, the author will send a copy to a child in need. Imagine that every time your child laughs at this book, a child in need is sharing those laughs!

The author Neesha Mirchandani states, “We gift one to a child in need for every one we sell. We’ll also use any proceeds from the book to seed fund #HotSkillsPayBills, our social enterprise to help kids in foster care learn in-demand skills! This way, we don’t have to fundraise or get grants for our project but earn it by selling this book!”

“For each book you purchase, a child in need of some activity and cheer also receives one. Recipients are in foster homes, hospitals, etc. Every time you hear your child laugh, you know that a kid in need is laughing and coloring, too.”

Give in to Laughter

It’s so important as parents that we allow ourselves to dive back into the joyfulness of childhood every once in a while. Let your kids lead you on an adventure rowing across the kitchen floor, or lose yourselves completely in a fit of laughter over a corny joke. Whatever you do, make sure you get more than 4 chances to laugh in a day! Your kids will remember that more than anything.

Check out the Haha Color Me! Joke Book to make your kids think you are funny and guarantee hours of creativity and laughter to share! Enter below by October 15th for a chance to win your own copy! Winner will be notified on October 17th when the book officially launches.

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  • Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.

    October 12, 2017 at 7:06 am Reply

    How cute!! My 4 year just discovered jokes like 2 days ago ha ha. She would love this!

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm Reply

      Aw, my daughter just started her own joke the other day and now she loves to repeat it all the time! They’re so cute when they figure out how to make us laugh!

  • candy

    October 12, 2017 at 7:09 am Reply

    Sounds like all of us adults need much more laughter in our lives. Wonderful to hear a child laugh and bringing laughter into their lives should be a priority.

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 1:19 pm Reply

      I agree! I definitely try and let my daughter’s joy for life rub off on me!

  • Lauren C.

    October 12, 2017 at 8:23 am Reply

    Great read. On a gloomy day like today I could definitely use a good laugh. And you are right, as we get older we begin to take life so seriously and forget to live in the now and enjoy the fun moments laughing with our kids.

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 1:19 pm Reply

      Definitely! It is so easy to get swept away in the day to day gloom, but the laughter of a child should remind us of all the joy in life!

  • Nicole

    October 12, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply

    We could all use more laughter in our lives!

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm Reply

      I definitely agree!

  • Mama

    October 12, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

    So much fun! Both of my kiddos love to read and I am so grateful for that.

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm Reply

      That is fantastic! Always fun to see your kids enjoying a love of reading!

  • jehava

    October 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm Reply

    This is so super cute! Love it!

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 5:15 pm Reply

      Thank you!

  • Felicia @ The Starving Chef

    October 12, 2017 at 5:20 pm Reply

    My nephew is learning how to color – I might get him some books for Christmas!

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm Reply

      It’s such a relaxing activity!

  • Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses

    October 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm Reply

    My kids would totally go crazy for this coloring/joke book! and I love that the author will send a copy to children in need, so sweet!

    • Vicki

      October 12, 2017 at 10:44 pm Reply

      It’s such a cute book and the fact that it will help others makes it even better!

  • Katie @ Book Ink Reviews

    October 12, 2017 at 11:14 pm Reply

    How creative and what a fun time for kiddos!

  • candy

    October 13, 2017 at 7:36 am Reply

    Big believer in reading and starting off children early with reading. I read through out the day and before bed to all my children. If it helps bring laughter to them and us as parents even better.

    • Vicki

      October 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply

      I agree! We are always reading around here, and books that make us both laugh are always winners!

  • Susa

    October 13, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply

    My kids would love this coloring and joke book! Anything that makes them laugh is worth it!

    • Vicki

      October 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm Reply

      Right? Is there anything better than the sound of your kids laughing?

  • Alexandra

    October 13, 2017 at 11:58 am Reply

    My 5-year old grand looooves these kinds of “jokes”. I’m sure he’d love this book, too.

    • Vicki

      October 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply

      It’s such a fun book, and it gives them the opportunity to take the joke a step further with the illustrations!

  • Sarah

    October 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm Reply

    There is nothing sweeter than the laughter of a sweet little one! It is an instantaneous mood lifter!

    • Vicki

      October 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm Reply

      It is! I love that my daughter’s giggles can make my day better!

  • Joanna Clute

    October 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Aw, that sounds like such a cute book. I have no doubt my kids would love it.

    • Vicki

      October 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply

      It’s such a fun book and definitely provides lots of laughs!

  • Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor

    October 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm Reply

    My girls would love this book. I love sitting with my and coloring. And I love that for every book purchased, the author will send a copy to a child in need.

    • Vicki

      October 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply

      Agreed! It’s so nice to know that every laugh your child gets from the book, another child gets a laugh as well!

  • Rebecca Hicks

    October 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm Reply

    I LOVE this idea! Some of my favorite books to check out from the library when I was younger were all the different joke books, and I know I would have loved this one! Definitely keeping this in mind for when I’m looking for something for my kids someday.

    • Vicki

      October 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm Reply

      I loved reading joke books as a kid, and it made me pretty popular with the kids as a substitute! Even if they’re groaning at your terrible jokes, they are still getting a kick out of it!

  • Charissa | thenotsobusymom

    October 14, 2017 at 6:12 am Reply

    I love this!! Sounds like a great gift idea to me! 🙂

    • Vicki

      October 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply

      It is a really cute book!

  • Amanda Elize

    October 14, 2017 at 7:34 am Reply

    I love that this is laughter for a cause! What a great way to get involved and have fun with your kids in a creative way!

    • Vicki

      October 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply

      I agree! I love the idea of sharing laughs with kids in need!

  • Jenni Petrey

    October 15, 2017 at 7:14 am Reply

    Oh this is a great idea. My kids would love this, would also give them some new jokes to tell!

    • Vicki

      October 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm Reply

      It’s a really fun book!

  • Jessica

    October 16, 2017 at 12:54 am Reply

    This looks like a great exercise with kids and a great gift for them for holidays!

    • Vicki

      October 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply

      It’s such a cute book and would make a great gift!

  • Karen

    October 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm Reply

    This book is something I think I would want for myself lol. Now as a mom I only laugh at kid jokes lol

    • Vicki

      October 16, 2017 at 7:58 pm Reply

      Haha, I still love coloring as an adult, so it could definitely be a great gift for an adult too!

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