Learning to draw is an important part of cognitive development for kindergarten and early elementary learners. Whether your kids love drawing and you want to share these How to Draw Transportation Theme lessons with them or you are looking for an easy way to incorporate drawing into your child’s day, transportation drawing can be great for all ages.
How to Draw Transportation Theme
Mastering drawing helps kids to form the straight lines and curved strokes used to form letters and numbers. So, including drawing activities in your lesson plans can help teach your early elementary learners valuable handwriting skills. However, it’s an opportunity lots of teachers miss.
You can use these how to draw transportation lessons for kindergarten and early elementary students as a transportation theme activity that’s easy and fun.
Keep reading for more fun ideas to incorporate drawing in your classroom or homeschool lessons. Plus, learn more about the benefits of teaching early learned how to draw.
Why Is Learning To Draw Important?
Drawing plays a huge role in a child’s cognitive development. Learning to draw teaches kids to think creatively, helps to develop hand eye coordination, helps kids learn to express their own ideas, and it’s important for proper penmanship too. In order to form letters and numbers, children must first learn to make straight lines, curved lines, and a few basic shapes.
These fun draw transportation lessons for kindergarten and early elementary will help your early learners focus on skills like proper pencil grip. Plus, they’ll be getting ready for writing by making the strokes necessary to draw the school buses, airplanes, and firetrucks in this printable set.
Ok, so learning to draw is important, but do we really have to teach it? Consider this: you wouldn’t suggest that someone go into the kitchen and make macarons without at least some baking experience, right? Similarly, we don’t expect that anyone can play the piano well without practice.
When it comes to learning to draw, why don’t we apply the same logic?
Teaching your kindergarten and early elementary students basic drawing skills helps them to use art to express themselves, their ideas, and share how they see the world. Have fun exploring this valuable skill with this printable step by step drawing lesson set.
Tips For Teaching Kids How To Draw
If you’re wondering how to teach your kids to draw with these transportation theme activities or just looking for ways to teach kids how to draw in general, try some of these great tips:
Learn How To Draw
One helpful way to teach your kids about drawing is by learning to draw for yourself. Studying basic drawing techniques is actually much more about relaying what we see rather than just making lines on paper.
Children are naturally inclined to create and we can encourage this creativity through art by teaching them to draw with these transportation theme activities.
Learn About Art Together
Another way to encourage your children to explore drawing is by learning more about art together. Check out the Oxford First Book of Art or explore a local art exhibit with your early elementary learners.
Talk about different techniques, mediums, art movements, and artists.
Then, explore creating your own versions of different artwork. Get messy creating your very own splatter painting like Jackson Pollock or explore cubism with a Matisse inspired piece. The possibilities are endless! It’s a fantastic way to encourage even the most reluctant children to explore drawing and other art forms for themselves.
Model Drawing with These Transportation Theme Activities
Often, the best way to teach your kids how to do something is by modeling it for them. You can model drawing with these transportation theme activities. Every page in this printable set includes step by step instructions with images to show you exactly what to do.
Encourage your kids to draw these buses, trucks, and planes by drawing a few of your own first.
Charlotte Mason Drawing Lessons
Charlotte Mason, the renowned British educator, and creator of the Charlotte Mason Method believed teaching children how to draw at an early age was critically important in education.
For Charlotte Mason, drawing was more about teaching children to see the world and relay what they see in a way that gently nurtures the freedom of self-expression.
Teaching kids how to draw is an important way to help them learn to spend time observing their surroundings. The world could certainly use more observant eyes. Develop the habits of attention and observation in your early learners with this printable how to draw transportation theme.
Take this printable bundle outdoors to watch the cars and trucks drive past. As you observe, use these how-to-draw transportation theme easy activities to encourage your children to draw what they see. These step-by-step drawing lessons will help them to relay what they observe.
Once your kids have mastered the easy drawings in this printable set, work on adding detail to their drawings. Have them use colored pencils, markers, crayons, or even watercolor paints to add details to their observations. You can ask questions about what they saw to help them along.
Charlotte Mason believed that pencils and watercolors were the easiest for early learners to master.
You can begin with those mediums and move on to more advanced methods later. I also taught that it was important to provide quality tools for drawing. Proper pencils and good quality brushes and crayons are more likely to hold up to lots of use and produce better quality drawings you’ll all be happy with.
Looking for more fun transportation theme activities to add to your classroom or homeschool lessons?
Here are some of our favorites to help your preschooler, kindergarten and early elementary learners explore transportation and creativity as you learn:
Aviation Counting Clip Cards
Explore aircraft including blimps, planes, helicopters, rockets, and hot air balloons while practicing early math skills like counting and one-to-one correspondence with your early learners and these up in the sky count and clip cards.
Transportation Sorting Printables
Have fun learning to sort and categorize different types of transportation using these preschool transportation theme printables for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
Looking for even more fun transportation theme ideas you can use with your early learners this year?
Check out my list of 23+ Preschool Transportation Activities your kids will love. Then, share your favorites in the comments. I can’t wait to read them!
Transportation Drawing Easy
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