Have you tried a drawing challenge with your kids yet? Incorporating drawing challenge ideas and drawing prompts into your lessons is a simple and fun way to encourage kids to use their imagination and get creative. Plus, drawing builds confidence, teaches kids to express themselves, and encourages good handwriting too.
Printable Drawing Prompts for Kids
I’ve put together a super creative set of printable drawing prompts for kids that I know you’ll love! Get creative decorating imaginary cakes, drawing characters, and even Outerspace with these cool drawing themes.
Keep reading for more ideas on incorporating these simple drawing themes in your homeschool or classroom this school year.
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Simple Drawing Theme Printables
I’m really excited to share these simple drawing theme printables with you. These creative pages will have even your most reluctant artists ready to pick up their pencils and use their imaginations!
Check out some of the cute ideas included in this printable drawing themes pack
Draw a delicious sweet treat
Do you have a future baker in training? This cute drawing challenge idea will give them space to get creative without making a mess in the kitchen. Kids can draw and decorate their own cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.
What can you see through the magnifying glass?
This drawing challenge idea is perfect for your future scientists. Get outdoors and see how many creepy crawly creatures and tiny plants you can spy. Then, encourage your kids to draw their own version inside the magnifying glass on the page.
This page is perfect for encouraging kids to get outdoors and see what they can observe. Then, practice the scientific method together by recording your observations on this cute drawing page. It’s perfect for younger learners and kids who aren’t writing yet.
What do the astronauts see?
This drawing prompt page will take your kids to Outerspace! Encourage your kids to get creative with this drawing challenge idea. Ask them to draw what they see. It could be another planet, shooting stars, or even aliens!
Take this fun drawing challenge one step further and add a writing prompt too. Have older kids make up their own story about a journey to space and all the things they get to see while they’re floating through the galaxy.
Benefits of Drawing in the Classroom
Drawing comes naturally to children. From an early age, you can find most children drawing with crayons on paper, chalk on the sidewalk, or even on the walls! Kids love creating art and that’s good because drawing is an opportunity to explore their own creativity, express their thoughts and feelings, and put their imaginations to great use.
It’s a good idea to incorporate art and drawing into your lessons at home or in the classroom.
Drawing has lots of amazing developmental benefits for kids too:
Fine Motor Skills
Drawing prompts are perfect for encouraging kids to practice building fine motor skills and strong finger muscles for handwriting in the future. Learning to hold and manipulate pencils will help prepare young learners for handwriting, zipping, buttoning, and even typing.
Drawing provides kids with opportunities to learn about important visual analysis concepts like distance, texture, color, line, and style. Drawing challenges give kids an opportunity to learn about these concepts in a creative and hands-on way.
Since most kids really enjoy drawing, these printable drawing prompts for kids are a great way to help them practice concentration.
To successfully help your kids practice their concentration, minimize distractions and make it fun. These creative drawing challenges are perfect because kids can have fun while they concentrate on bringing their ideas to life on paper.
Drawing is an awesome way to help kids build hand-eye coordination. As kids put their ideas on paper, they’ll build a strong connection between what they’re thinking and seeing and what they are drawing on the page.
Problem Solving Skills
Drawing challenges encourage kids to get creative! These fun printable drawing pages will have your kids using their imagination to draw their own unique ideas and bring them to life on paper.
How To Use Drawing Prompts At Home
Drawing prompts are awesome for building important early learning skills in the classroom. You can use these printable drawing challenges in all kinds of fun ways at home too.
Here are some of our favorite ways to use these creative drawing prompts with our family:
Family Game Night Drawing Challenge
Do you have a family game night? Family game nights are a lot of fun. Plus, they provide a great way to spend quality time together, teach important skills, and encourage open communication.
These printable drawing challenge pages are perfect for family game night. Print these pages and challenge your family members to each create their own unique drawing. Then, compare drawings and get ready for some fun!
You’ll love all the giggles and silly stories as each person shares their unique creative drawings. Want to make it more competitive? Get some candy prizes for the drawing with the most votes or place a friendly wager on some household chores.
Drawing Prompts Complete the Picture
Drawing Prompts with Pen Pals
Writing letters to pen pals is a fun way to encourage proper penmanship, teach letter writing, and encourage kids to express themselves through writing. You can add these fun drawing challenge printables to your kids’ pen pal letters for a fun activity to get kids talking.
More Fun Drawing Challenge Ideas
There are all kinds of ways to host a drawing challenge at home or in the classroom. I hope these cute printable drawing challenge ideas have given you lots of fun ideas for adding drawing to your lessons or family time. Want more creative drawing challenge ideas?
Check out some of my favorites:
- Science Drawing Prompts for Kids
- Monster Drawing Activity Printables
- The Best 30 Day Drawing Challenge
What do you think?
Are you as excited about these creative drawing prompts as I am? Tell me all about your plans to incorporate drawing in your classroom or homeschool lessons this year in the comment section.
I can’t wait to read your ideas and try a few with my kids this year too!