Your Very Own Gnome

My Gnome on the Roam ® Adventure Kit is a suitcase of memories waiting to be unpacked. Your very own DIY gnome comes in a suitcase along with his favorite things...a copy of the My Gnome on the Roam ® book, and a family adventure journal filled with blank pages waiting to be filled, your own DIY customizable gnome, ready to join you on your adventures and a magical pen to help you turn those adventures into stories and memories. You will also have access to our exclusive adventure app, Time to Roam: 15 Minute Adventures for Busy Families. Take a journey with your gnome by downloading the app and going on an adventure.

Our Gnome

Gnome Backpack

Our Pencil

How it Works

"I saw the angel (gnome) in the marble and carved until I set him free


Begin your journey by bringing your gnome to life. Give him a name and a design all his own. Maybe you name him first....maybe you design him first and his name will come later. Don't worry if you're not an artist. "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." (Scott Adams)

Click here for ideas and directions on designing your gnome

"Come to the book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it and draw your own map

Stephen King

Read Gustav's story. Once, twice...over and over. Color the pages if you like, or print your own coloring pages of each illustration using the button below. Then....begin your own.

Download Drawings

How to be an explorer of the world

1. Always be LOOKING (notice the ground beneath your feet)
2. Consider everything alive and animate
3. EVERYTHING is interesting. Look closer
4. Alter your course often
5. Observe for long durations (and short ones)
6. Notice the stories going on around you - Keri Smith

Plan your adventures and take your gnome along. Don't forget to take a picture to add to your story journal. Need ideas for simple adventures?

Try our app

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart

William Wordsworth

Write your stories. Together, talk about your adventure. Share your adventures in your journal. Don't forget to add pictures, souvenirs, etc.

For ideas and story starters, click here

"A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow

Hortense Calisher

This is the MOST IMPORTANT STEP. Each step of the journey, ENGAGE. Be there...all the way. Even 15 minutes of genuine connection can do unimaginable wonders for you, your child, your family and the world.