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Directed Drawing Calendar Parent Christmas Gift for Parent {Step-by-Step Draw}

Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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2020 through 2023 Directed Drawing Calendar printable monthly FULL PAGE SIZE. With this Directed Drawing Activity Calendar, students learn how to draw 12 monthly themed images, including a self-portrait, using step-by-step guides. Their completed calendars make wonderful parent Christmas gifts for their parents that will be treasured for years to come.
A drawing for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December are included as shown. The drawings can also be used winter, spring, summer and fall activities.

Directed drawings are great projects for the classroom! They help kids learn to focus, follow directions, and draw! This calendar was created with fun hand-lettering, and was designed with a large drawing window to give students plenty of room to create.

The calendar pages can be used as separate projects throughout the year, to highlight a particular month or holiday; or they can be used as a set to create the entire calendar.

These drawings vary in difficulty. This set can be used for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, and +.

This calendar has been updated to now include the years 2020 through 2023.

Included in this set:

This calendar includes 4 sets of 12 calendar pages, (a page for each month of the years 2020 through 2023) with large drawing windows that give students plenty of room to create their drawings following step-by-step guides. The varied sets allow for differentiation and time constraints.

SET 1. This set of calendar pages' large drawing windows are unfilled and ready for students to make their mark.

SET 2. This set of calendar pages' drawing windows contain the first step of each directed drawing. This establishes size and placement of the drawing. Students will complete the remaining steps of the drawings following the step-by-step guides.

SET 3. The third set of calendar pages contain the entire image, of each directed drawing, in gray tone. Students can trace the gray lines with or without following the step-by-step instructions. (Note: some copy machines may not print gray tones well, or at all. Please, check your copier before making copies of this set of calendar pages.)

SET 4. This set is not a directed drawing set but a coloring set. The calendar pages contain the full image of each directed drawing in black line. Students will not draw with this set, but color in the images. This set is useful when time is short, or for students who were absent and need to make up the project. These pages can also be used as samples to show what the completed drawings will look like.

Also included:

2 sets of step-by-step drawing guides for each drawing add an additional layer of differentation.

SET 1. This set of step-by-step drawing guides is in black line and contains 6 steps for each drawing.

SET 2. In this set of of step-by-step drawing guides, the step to be drawn is highlighted in gray line. Students will be able to immediately discern which steps to draw next. The set contains 6 steps for each drawing. (Note: some copy machines may not print gray tones well or at all. Please test your copier before making copies of these drawing guides.)

Included Directed Drawings:

January * Snowman

February * Fox

March * Kite

April * Frog

May * Flower

June * Sun

July * Eagle

August * Ice Cream Cone

September * Child Reading (Students create a directed drawing self-portrait of themselves reading. Included are 3 hairstyle options for boys, and 3 hairstyle options for girls; or students can create their own hairstyles.)

October * Owl

November * Pie

December * Truck carrying Tree

Cover pages for this calendar are also included.

All images are as shown. This calendar is not editable.

Calendar pages are 8 1/2 x 11. They are High-quality • 300 dpi • PDFs

The Calendar can be printed on standard copy paper, but a heavier substance is preferable if using markers or paints.


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