There has been an explosion in drawing at the Pickle Farm recently.
Zoe and Izzy (almost nine) have always loved to draw and will spend hours creating books, or drawing huge creations. Morgan (five) has finally found some confidence in his drawing skills and now can’t get enough of it. And Noah (two) has just begin to figure out that making a mark on paper is more interesting than drawing all over himself, the table and the floor.
With two weeks of school holidays and no easily accessible running water for clean ups thanks to the never ending renovations, drawing is the craft activity of choice right now.
Drawing doesn’t have to be ‘boring’ or the same all the time, there are lots of ways to spice up a drawing activity, but the benefits of ‘just drawing’ are many and important.
When a child draws/scribbles/makes marks etc they are developing fine motor skills, practicing pre-reading and writing skills, expressing imagination and creativity, communicating their ideas, practicing critical thinking and problem solving, developing confidence and resilience, experimenting with cause and effect, learning concepts such as size, shape, colour and number, developing eye hand co-ordination, and much more.
Here are some of our favourite drawing activities that we’ve done over and over and will be doing again these holidays!
Ten Awesome Drawing Ideas For Kids
Fun with the Whiteboard – quick and easy!
Scanned Drawing Prompts - we do this over and over.
Drawing Portraits – we drew these portrait as gifts but have since done many more.
Printable Drawing Shapes - you can download these drawing prompts free.
Creative Clothing – Fabric markers are cheap and available these days and provide an interesting new drawing experience.
Printable Drawing Frames – download these to make your drawings a little bit fancy!
Drawing Myself - My big girls are keen to have another go at this one!
Drawing on Foil – easy and interesting!
Paper Dolls, Boats and Flowers – this activity requires a little adult interaction but is lots of fun!
Drawing with Toddlers – a simple post about a beginning drawer exploring with crayons.
Have you got a favourite drawing activity?
Feel free to leave a link in the comments and show us how much you love to draw!