Ocean Unit Art Activities (May Directed Drawings)

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Simple Instructions:

These simple step by step directed drawing instructions help beginners learn how to draw with simple instructions so that primary students can feel successful in themselves as young artists. Kindergarten students are able to be self directed as they observe the instructions. 1st and 2nd grade students have the option to read the instructions as well. This resource is in pdf format so that it is easily printable.

What makes these Directed Drawings Different?

Elementary students sometimes struggle to start their artwork and can easily become discouraged. It can be intimidating to stare at a blank page, or feel frustrated when they cannot get the starting shape “right” and then they can feel deflated. I don’t know about you, but I can relate to this feeling! This product provides students with the initial step already drawn to scaffold learning so that they are able to start their image at the right size.

This Product Includes:

This pack is perfect to supplement your under the sea ocean theme ideas. Students can explore marine science through drawing ocean animals.

Included: Octopus, Crab, Sea star, Seahorse, Shark, Orca, Dolphin, Pufferfish, Butterflyfish, and Sea turtle. Visual and written instruction to go along with each sea creature.

How to Use this Resource:

  1. Drawing Center: Instructions can be placed on a drawing centre for students to explore independently. Instruction pages can be laminated and reused the next year!
  2. Whole Class Lesson: The whole class can follow along as the teacher walks students through each step.
  3. Field Trip Follow up: Teachers have used these products as a follow up to a class field trip to the ocean or aquarium.
  4. Early Finisher: This activity can be used as a fun activity for students to practice their drawing skills when they are finished other tasks early.

I am blown away by how creative teachers have been with these products and I will share their ideas with you!

Drawings can be used to: create bulletin boards, decorate lockers, as mother’s day cards, as art trading cards.

If you are interested in the Journal Prompts to go along with these drawings check out my May Journal resource. Available in 2 versions.

May (Ocean) Journal/Drawing Prompts Grades K/1

May (Ocean) Journal/Drawing Prompts Grades 1-3

French Immersion Teachers: Journal Prompts are also available in FRENCH!!!

Mai (l'océan) Journal/Drawing Prompts Grades K/1

Mai (l'océan) Journal/Drawing Prompts Grades 1-3

To see the other Seasonal Drawing Themes, explore the links below!

September Directed Drawings

October Directed Drawings

November Directed Drawings

December Directed Drawings

January Directed Drawings

February Directed Drawings

March Directed Drawings

April Directed Drawings

May Directed Drawings

June/August Directed Drawings

Save on the Year Bundle, with 100 Directed Drawings!

Year Long Directed Drawing Pack

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Total Pages
20 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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