Practice Making Curves by Drawing ‘Halloween Things’

Before children are able to write letters and numbers, they need to practice making lines and curves. There are many exercises children can do to practice both such as making them on the sand, painting, doing the lines and curves worksheet or by drawing.

Drawing is a fun and great way to practice both as most children love drawing. They also can make many kinds of lines and curves in one picture and combine them all. Those are good exercise before they try to write letters and numbers as writing both require the combination of lines and curves.

We can show drawing steps to children which can exercise their ability in making lines and curves. The drawing can be anything. However, it’s better if we show  the drawing steps which suit with what our children need to exercise and based on what’s happening. Other than practicing children’s ability, it will add more fun to the drawing activity. So children will draw more excitedly. To celebrate the upcoming Halloween, below are the steps of drawing boo, bat and jack o lantern. Children (age 3+) can exercise their ability in making curves by drawing those three.

Those are the steps to draw boo, bat and jack o lantern which can be useful  to exercise children’s ability in making curves. After they follow the drawing steps we show, ask them to create their own picture which shows many curves. This will exercise their ability even more and bring out their creativity. Happy drawing and happy Halloween 🙂

Animals Drawing to Strengthen Shapes Recognition

Once children are able to recognize shapes, they need lots of experience with shapes to make the shapes recognition strengthened. Drawing can be a way to do it. It’s because by drawing, children can feel how the shapes are formed through their hands. This can add children’s stimulation of shapes. The more the shapes are stimulated, the more those would be recognized by children and kept inside their memories.

Below are steps of drawing some animals:

 steps-to-draw-ant  steps-to-draw-bee
 steps-to-draw-butterflyfish  steps-to-draw-manta-ray-fish

Here are the shapes children can recognize from the pictures above:

  • Ant drawing → circle and oval
  • Bee drawing → oval and triangle
  • Butterfly fish drawing → square, trapezoid, rectangle, triangle, oval, and half circle
  • Manta ray fish drawing → trapezoid, rectangle, triangle, and oval

When we ask children to draw the animals above, don’t forget to mention the shape of every step in the picture. Therefore, children can know the name of the shapes. If they’ve already known the shapes, ask them to mention the shapes on every step. This can add more stimulation which will strengthen children’s ability more  in shapes recognition. Last, ask children to color the animals.

Happy drawing! 🙂