In Quick Activities, author Arvind Gupta aims to show parents and children, how educational items can be made from common materials that can be found, in and around the home. Gupta’s purpose in writing such a book was to increase children’s appreciation for science as well as to create meaningful activities for young children.
In this “how to” book, Gupta shows readers how to create unique items such as a jumping frog, a circling airplane and even a cranky doll, all made from simple paper folding techniques and from throw-away items such as odd buttons, empty juice boxes and paper rolls.
Gupta’s book has many unique features. Firstly, readers are not required to purchase any extraneous materials. Secondly, the instructions presented in the book are logical and easy to comprehend, with accompanying diagrams. Thirdly, the activity in itself has an hidden, educational purpose. Lastly, it is a great activity to keep children occupied.