Directed drawings are a great way to build young artist's confidence with illustrating and drawing. I have been doing these presidents with my students for years and it is amazing how much they look like Abe and George, even though they all look different. Directed drawings are also great as a springboard for writing to the different topics presented.
Directed drawings enhance the curriculum in many ways:
-following directions/listening skills
-fine motor control
-build confidence as an illustrator/artist
-encourages writing about "new" topics
This kit includes specific pictorial directions for both Abe Lincoln and George Washington. Older students can follow along with them on their own, younger students will likely need a whole class/small group demonstration of each step for success. I have also put each step into a full page poster if you choose to project those up on a big screen and trace over (for those teachers who "think" they can't draw on their own).
You will also find a few different follow up writing activities to have students complete so that you can display them with their presidential drawings.