Having Fun with Shapes
This is a fun activity for a relaxing time for your kids, perhaps during a break after a lesson where they have been working hard, or as a reward for work well done.
In an easy to follow step-by-step way, using many types of shapes, they will learn to draw simple cartoon creatures which they can then color. While kids will enjoy drawing and coloring their pictures, this activity is also designed as a pre-writing exercise, providing them with practice at holding a pencil and learning to reproduce given outlines and to became familiar with different shapes.
The drawings to be copied are quite small. As little children prefer to make things larger, they should be encouraged to do this.
.In this more advanced activity the children are only given two stages, the shape and the completed picture,
How to Use
The worksheets could be given to each child, or enlarged and displayed as posters, or displayed on a whiteboard. Children can draw on scrap paper or use workbooks. Rulers or other implements can be used to draw the basic shape. Once children improve these can be discarded. As indicated in the worksheets, children draw the basic shape and then add the other lines.
Once children have mastered the drawing of these creatures they should be encouraged to make up their own creatures. Not only will the children enjoy the fun aspect of the exercise but will have practice of their fine motor and sequencing skills.
There is a bonus for you as well. The class will provide you with a wealth of free, copyright free clipart to use in other worksheets. The children will also get a great kick out of seeing their drawings on class worksheets.
We hope you and your class find this a valuable resource.
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