It was one of those days where the kids needed some down time (and I needed some peace and quiet). And it was one of those rare moments that I had a great idea that worked out just as I planned.
This could be a great idea for a family with multiple kids, or you could even get the parents involved (especially if you have one child).
I called the kids together and had them draw names and then they had to draw a picture for that person.
The rules were:
- You have to spend some time on it; no 2 minute pictures.
- You can ask your person questions, but they can’t know exactly what you are drawing. I gave them some example questions that they might ask:
- What are you 2 favorite colors?
- Do you like African animals or farm animals?
- I can print out a picture for you to look at if it will help you draw.
- No peaking at other people’s drawings
When they where all done, they all gave the pictures to their person.
The kids all felt very special receiving their picture. Many of them felt really good watching the reactions of the one that they gave the picture to.
The benefits of this activity:
- drawing practice
- kids experienced the good feeling of making someone else happy
- some of the kids found out that they were better at drawing than they thought
- it was a good, quiet activity
Here are our results:
One of them was accidentally thrown out before I got to take a picture.
(So this post took me a long time to write because I kept getting interrupted by kids asking me to print them a picture to copy because they wanted to draw another picture for someone.)
Have fun drawing and feel free to share your pictures here or on our facebook page.