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Directed Drawing Art & Writing Activities | School Year Bundle [+ Free Calendar]
Directed Drawing Art & Writing Activities | School Year Bundle [+ Free Calendar]
Directed Drawing Art & Writing Activities | School Year Bundle [+ Free Calendar]
Directed Drawing Art & Writing Activities | School Year Bundle [+ Free Calendar]
Directed Drawing Art & Writing Activities | School Year Bundle [+ Free Calendar]

You will love this bundle of weekly directed drawings for the entire school year! Teach and build drawing skills and following directions with these versatile printable directed drawing and writing activities. This bundle includes 50 differentiated directed drawings covering seasons and holidays for beginning and developing artists in Kindergarten to 2nd grade.

Are you tired of searching for kid-friendly directed drawing activities that you can teach quickly and easily? This kid-approved, NO-PREP directed drawing resource is all you need to supply your art center or for your directed drawing lessons for an entire school year!

Teach one directed drawing each week using the differentiated Drawing Mats to build drawing skills. The different directed drawings can be used for your art lessons, independent drawing activities, or combined with seasonal writing.

Want to create the perfect keepsake or parent gifts? The Directed Drawing Calendar is NOW INCLUDED as a FREE BONUS for Directed Drawing Mat bundle owners! Buy the BUNDLE NOW and get 2 months FREE, plus a calendar!

Why YOU NEED Drawing Mats!

  • You will build confidence and ability through repeated drawing activities.
  • This resource saves you time as it is already ready for you!
  • This zero-prep, versatile resource is great for independent drawing practice, whole group lessons, sub-plans, morning work, art centers, online lessons, and more!
  • Drawing Mats are differentiated to meet the needs of your learners. With the different variations, there is something for all.
  • The drawings are fun to draw and chosen to keep interest high! The directed drawings are seasonal and include holidays that kids relate to.
  • Each directed drawing can be completed on the sheets provided or separately as a whole class art lesson.

Drawing Mats provide a lot of practice each week to help build drawing skills, following step-by-step instructions, and writing skills. Students can also color or paint their creations after drawing or write a story about the character they created.

What is included in each month of Drawing Mats!

There are many different variations included!

  1. Students follow each of the 6 steps provided in order and draw in the space provided.
  2. Students follow each of the 4 steps provided in order and draw in the space provided.
  3. Read each step orally from the instruction sheet or cut the instruction sheet into 6 sheets and staple to create a booklet. Follow the instructions and draw on one of the 2 blank sheets provided or on your own choice of art paper.
  4. Students complete their directed drawing in the empty space and write a story about their drawing. 3 different variations included (2 lines and 1 with lines and 6 steps to follow).
  5. A cover page and extra writing sheets are included!

Look at the PREVIEW for a look at Drawing Mats up close, completed samples, and the variety of pages included!

Included directed draws each month:

September/Back to School Directed Drawings

  • Bus
  • Me (boy and girl self portrait)
  • Fire Engine
  • Apple Tree
  • Book Worm

October/Halloween Directed Drawings

  • Frankenstein
  • Spider
  • Bat
  • Haunted House
  • Jack O' Lantern

November/Fall Directed Drawings

  • Turkey
  • Scarecrow
  • Owl
  • Pilgrim
  • Veteran

December Directed Drawings

  • Santa
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Reindeer
  • Elf
  • Festive Christmas Tree

January/Winter Directed Drawings

  • Snowman
  • Polar Bear
  • Penguin
  • New Year's Baby
  • Snowflake

February Directed Drawings

  • Valentine's Day Heart Bear
  • Cupid
  • Groundhog
  • Tooth Fairy
  • Chinese Dragon

March Directed Drawings

  • St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun
  • (The Cat in the Hat) Seuss
  • Lion
  • Lamb
  • Rainbow

April/Spring Directed Drawings

  • Easter Bunny
  • Frog
  • Ladybug
  • Earth
  • Dinosaur

May/Spring Directed Drawings

  • Caterpillar
  • Butterfly
  • Mom (Mother's Day)
  • Chicken
  • Flower

June/Summer Directed Drawings

  • Bee
  • Sea Turtle
  • Whale
  • Dad (Father's Day)
  • Sandcastle

Teachers LOVE Drawing Mats!

"My kindergarten kiddos always LOVE directed drawing activities, so these activities are a wonderful addition to my classroom! I believe directed drawing activities offer opportunities that build confidence in my students of their abilities and skills! After several directed drawing experiences, I see reluctant artists transform into eager artists! This excitement and confidence transfers into their independent drawing, as well. I also LOVE that this resource incorporates writing with the drawings! My students are always motivated to write about their illustrations! I am very pleased with this purchase. :)" ~ Tracy

"One of my favorite resources to use in the classroom. My students think this is a reward because it's so much fun. Thank you." ~Tonisha

"My kids LOVED this! They would get so excited when it was directed drawing time. They enjoyed learning how to draw different things that matched whatever theme we had at the time! Great resource!!" ~Juliann

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  • Subject Visual Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
  • Grade Levels Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
  • Resource Type Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
  • File Type Zip(104 MB|480 + calendar)

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