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Great Drawing Activity for Kids

Posted By Smockity Frocks On April 13, 2010 @ 9:05 pm In Crafts,Family,Homeschool,Parenting | 25 Comments

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I have written about this activity before, but I have to tell you about it again because I love it so! We call it ”Pack It All In” and it is a great drawing activity for kids of all ages. Kids love it and it keeps them occupied for a good long time if you need it to.

I used this recently when I had an appointment and needed everyone to stay busy while I was away.

1.  I stretch out long pieces of freezer paper (shiny side down) and make sure there are plenty of crayons, colored pencils, and markers to go around. (You can also use plain copy paper.)

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2.  Then, I write out a list of items each child is to “pack in” to their picture. This list can be as long or short, detailed or general as you like, depending on the age of the child and the time you want them to spend on it.

This list included :

  • 13 flowers
  • 1 house
  • 1 horse
  • 2 dogs
  • 8 children
  • 1 mountain
  • 1 sidewalk
  • 2 clouds
  • 1 sun
  • 3 trees
  • 1 cat
  • 4 birds
  • 1 bird nest
  • 1 deer
  • 1 fence
  • 5 ants
  • 2 butterflies
  • 1 mailbox

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3.  They are to “pack it all in” so all the items together make a scene. They must use their creativity to get it all packed in. This child put his 13 flowers growing on the fence instead of in a garden.

Your list can make a jungle scene, or a farm scene, or an ocean scene. The options are almost limitless!

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This is a favorite drawing activity for my kids!

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