I have a little Moffatt Girl who LOVES to draw! She will doodle on everything and she draws every single day! I knew I had to make her something that would feed that need to draw. So I decided to make a 100 page packet called Draw and Tell! This has been a HUGE hit in our home, so much that Audrey has even done up to 5 in a day!
1) It teaches children how to observe and make comparisons.
By looking at each individual square, children learn to duplicate by comparing spaces and proportions. I must say that this activity took a few guided examples for Audrey to understand how the process worked, but once she grasped the spacing concept she did great!
2) Children also learn that their ability to draw improves with practice.
This is such an important confidence builder for children! As children they take their time to complete the drawing they see a picture that they created by following directions!
3) It includes writing!
This is a HUGE bonus! When kids create ownership of their drawings, they also create ownership of their writing. They can work on creating a descriptive sentence for their drawing at the bottom of the page. You could even extend this activity by writing an entire story from the drawing!