If you have kids who love to draw, this list is for you. We started out with 20 drawing ideas, now there are more than 40 drawing activities for kids on this page for you to try!
Whether you have preschoolers or older kids, there is a fun drawing activity for kids of all ages on this huge list!
Drawing is one of the easiest and most accessible art activities for kids of all ages. It is a foundation activity for all other artistic activities, and it’s also a really easy way to get your kids involved in art. You don’t need to be a ‘good artist’ or have lots of fancy art materials to have a go at these easy kids drawing ideas.
Even if you have a child who doesn’t seem interested in drawing there are lots of drawing ideas on this list that might encourage even the most reluctant drawer!
And you can find even more great tips for encouraging a reluctant drawer here.
Benefits of Drawing for Kids
Drawing is good fun, but it is also a great learning activity that covers a wide range of developmental areas.
When kids draw they are:
- working fine motor skills
- practicing pre-writing skills
- practicing pre-reading skills
- working on language development
- problem solving
- practicing observations skills
- expressing their ideas
- using their imagination
- being creative
- practicing logical thinking
- And so much more!
Drawing is a great activity for integrated learning as you you can easy include a wide range of interests and learning topics into a drawing activity. Whatever your child is interested in, or whatever area your class is studying there is a drawing idea or activity that will enhance that topic.
Drawing is also a way for children to process their world, to represent and share their ideas and to explore new skills and information. Kids can use drawing as a way to destress, or just for fun!
If you are interested in learning about the developmental stages of drawing, or you have a young toddler who is just starting to be interested in drawing, check out this article will lots of information about the early stages of drawing, and lots of tips and ideas for toddler drawing.
There are so many fun and interesting drawing ideas and activities to try!
Drawing Activities for Kids
This list includes lots of creative drawing ideas for kids including easy drawing activities, printable drawing prompts, and fun drawing games.
Most of these drawing activities only need basic art materials and no special skills, so there is no excuse not to join in and trying one of these fun drawing activities with your kids!
Here are some of our favourite drawing ideas and activities.
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