It started out as an easy name activity to keep the four year old entertained and not ‘ruining the big kid’s lives’, but after a few minutes the seven year old asked to join in and within half an hour all four kids were involved and the table was covered with word drawings.
All you need for this easy art activity is paper and markers.
A thick black marker for writing the words is handy, or you can print them like we did using a nice printed font.
We started out by turning our names into pictures.
I asked my kids if they could turn each letter of their name into something about them and it was fun to see each letter turn into favourite things and even self portraits.
That was were my plans ended, but the kids had other ideas.
They didn’t want to stop at just names and they asked for more words to turn into drawings. Soon we were printing out all kinds of words including titles of favourite books!
This was a super easy, super quick, no mess activity with lots of creativity and good dose of name and letter recognition for the small one and spelling and typing practice for the bigger kids.
It just goes to show you that simple and easy ideas often are the best!
When you’ve had some fun with word drawing try some of these other easy art and learning activities: