Group Drawing

Group Drawing

Location: indoor or outdoor

Materials: large paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils, etc.

Bring a social element to your art offering by inviting your kids to work on a large group drawing together. Tape a large piece of paper to the floor or the wall and put out a variety of art materials to explore.

Possible Extensions:

  • Bring the drawing out multiple days in a row to allow kids to add to it
  • Mix up the materials you set out, maybe one day it's crayons, then the next is markers, then the next day it's stickers, then finally put out the dot paints.
  • Look at the drawing as a group, like you might a famous work of art-- what do your kids notice?
  • Use a sharpie to trace some different shapes onto the page to inspire kids to interact with the paper differently. A circle could turn into a face, or a triangle could be made into a house-- the possibilities are really open.

What We're Learning:

  • self-expression
  • experimentation with different materials
  • fine and gross motor development
  • language and vocabulary development
  • collaboration and team work
  • pre-writing skills