Drawing Games for Kids.
Here is a list and description of Drawing Games for Kids that I have discovered around the web. I have also included some drawing games for kids online.
If you know of any more drawing games, please comment below and share with the rest of us.
Sometimes it is difficult keeping children entertained, especially if the weather outside is terrible. A fun way to solve that issue is to sit down with them at the table and play some drawing games.
Not only that, but in theory, drawing combined with social interaction, should sharpen your child's brain and communication skills. I have a child with autism, and he requires more strengthening in the social skills area, and he loves to draw.
Technically, not every example below is a "drawing game" so to speak, some of them are coloring games, but you get the point.
I have not tried all of these ideas yet, but eventually we will make our way through as much of them as possible.
The drawing games ideas below range from 1 one 1 interaction, all the way up to large classrooms. So whether you are a parent, a teacher or both, you should be able to leave here with a few new ideas in your back pocket.
As a side note, another interesting idea to play games with children, is to include your children when you play advanced adult games, but modify them for child participation.
For example, when we play Trivial Pursuit, we let our 8 year old join us. Since the questions are mostly too challenging for younger kids, we would make up an example question on the spot based on that category. It takes a bit of creativity on your part to come up with the questions on the fly, but in the end it is worth it, as the kids will feel all grown up!
What are you?
1. My Bear
Drawing Games For Kids #1
This one is usually used as a tool for kids to get to know each other. I suppose it would work with a parent and 1 child as well. First of all, you would print off 2 sheets (for each participant) from the Website Here where i got this idea from.
The first sheet is a teddy bear eagerly waiting to be colored. Find it Here
The second sheet is a list of various questions with a color code. Find it Here
For example, one question will ask if you have sisters or brothers. If you have a sister, you would color the bear's tummy red, if a brother, you would color it blue, if both, you would color it purple.
By the end of the game, you will have a colorful bear based on all your answers. You would then compare the bears and see how many of your colors match, indicating how much you have in common with that person.
This would be fun for any kid, because they all like to color, however, I think it would be a perfect idea for teachers on the first day of school or daycare. The teacher could hand out the bear coloring sheet to each child, and then ask the questions one by one. At the end they could somehow do a comparison/poll to see how many kids had what things in common.
If a teacher tried this out, please comment here and let me know how it goes. I would be very interested. Also, be sure to give feedback to the people at the website I mentioned above, since they are the ones who put this together.
Note: In hindsight, I realized this would not really be a "drawing game" for kids, it is more of a "coloring game" for kids. But it is so cool, I am leaving it here anyway haha. Enjoy!
2. Scribble Search
Drawing Games For Kids #2
I called this "Scribble Search" because I didn't know what else to call it. I have seen this idea all over the place on the net. Is there an actual name for it? Someone let me know.
Simple concept. Scribble a whole bunch on a sheet of paper then have your child find images in the scribbles and trace them out. Very similar to finding figures in the clouds.
I think I might do this more often myself if I have a few minutes to kill here and there, or talking on the phone with a boring chatty person.
3. Finish the Picture
Drawing Games For Kids #3
The image is courtesy of artchoo.com where I got this idea from.
Another fairly simple concept that looks really fun. Also, another idea that I would enjoy playing with other willing adults. That is, if I can find any that are immature at heart like me who would participate.
Draw half a picture of a person or an animal. Fold the sheet in half leaving a small piece of the drawing for the next person to see. Not enough to give away what it was that you drew, but just enough so they know where to continue drawing from. Then they will draw the rest of the picture based on what you left them.
The results will be hilarious! You may end up with a frog with human legs, or a horse with fish fins, or a giraffe wearing a skirt. Who knows?
For more than two players, you could do smaller folds. Too many folds, and I think it may get too weird and complicated. I could be wrong about that.
Actually, when I first saw this drawing game, it reminded me of math class in High School. My friend and I sat in the desks at the back of the class doing a very poor job of paying attention. We would play that game where one person would write a sentence, then fold the paper over that sentence, and pass it over (as soon as the teacher wasn't looking of course), and tell them the last word they wrote. The next person then writes the next sentence and so on. By the end you end up with a ridiculous story that makes no sense.
4. Copy What You Can't See
Drawing Games For Kids #4
Image and idea are both courtesy of Nurture Store
This is a good game to practice communication skills and exercise the imagination. Your perfect little angel should do great at this game, because you know they are ALWAYS great at following directions! Am I right?
Begin with one person drawing a random picture, but keep it a secret from everyone else. When the picture is done and ready, and without showing to anyone, you will now describe how to draw the picture step by step to the other players.
When everyone is finished, you can reveal the original picture, and compare it to everyone else's. It will be interesting to see how close, or how far off the drawings are.
5. Foliage Friends
Drawing Games For Kids #5
Image and idea are both courtesy of spoonful.com
Pretty straight forward as you can see from the image. This idea has kids pasting leaves to a sheet of paper, then drawing them as creatures.
It got me to thinking though, what I really like about this idea is that there are 2 ways that this concept is more than just a simple drawing game:
First off, you could draw things with a lot more than just leaves. You could use rocks, sticks etc. Which leads me to the second point. It adds an outdoor physical exercise element if you go outside (if it's nice out) and gather these materials needed before you begin.
This simple craft could become an all day (or half day) experience.
Drawing Games For Kids #6
This one works best with a group of kids.
Remember playing telephone? The first person whispers a phrase or word like "Peanut Butter" into the next kids ear. Then that kid whispers it into the next ear and so on. By the time it gets to the last kid who has to announce it, it comes out as "Chicken Butt" or something.
This game is similar, except instead of uttering phrases, you draw on each other's backs. In the example from the website I got this from here , the teacher would draw a picture on the whiteboard and show it to the kid in the back of the line only. He or she would then draw the image with a finger on the back of the kid in front, who would then do the same, all the way up the line.
The kid at the front of the line would draw the interpretation onto real paper with a pencil.
I imagine the results would be very interesting.
By the way, I think this is exactly how dial-up internet used to work. I'm glad I have high speed now.
7. Draw a Snowman Dice Game
Drawing Games For Kids #7
Image and idea are both courtesy of this blogsite here. In fact, that page has many cool ideas for kids drawing games.
This is a kids drawing game that is played with dice. Refer to the image
Each side of the dice corresponds to another part of the snowman to be drawn. You take turns rolling the dice, and the first one to have a completely drawn snowman will be declared the winner.
Of course, you do not have to stick with doing just a snowman. I am sure you and your kids can think of many different simple drawings you could use for this game.
8. Expand on the Image
Drawing Games for Kids #8
Kinda similar to the foliage friends drawing game. Kids will love expanding on the image from a magazine or newspaper clipping that you cut out and paste to a sheet of paper.
Image and idea both courtesy of artmommie blog found here!
Favorite Kids Drawing Game
Doodle Duvet and Pillow Case
Drawing on the bedding?!
If you and your kids get bored of playing drawing games on paper, or online, then you can draw on a blanket!
RELAX, don't worry! I can hear you gasping at the thought of marker stains all over your expensive bedding.
The Doodle Duvet, and Doodle Pillow Case are designed for drawing and coloring on. They can be washed and re-used over and over.
The Doodle Duvet is designed to look like a giant piece of paper. The Doodle Pillow case looks like a small, perhaps ripped piece of paper on one side, and an area to be more creative on the other side.
For much more details and better images of the Doodle Duvet and Pillow Case Visit This COOL SITE HERE
Tick Talk Wall Clock - Draw on your wall clock
This one is not necessarily a drawing game. But it is a good drawing project to help your kids learn about how to tell time. The wall clock comes in blank talking bubble pieces that you can draw on with a marker.
For much more details about the Tick Talk Wall Clock HERE
Drawing Games for Kids Online
Drawing Games on the web!
I played this a bunch of times myself while researching this. It was so addicting, I got sidetracked for a while. Very simple concept, but kinda hard to explain. You draw around the race track for two laps as good and as fast as you can, then real cars will run a race. Your car will follow the path that you drew, and you watch the race to see if you win the race. Fun for kids, but as an adult you should try it too!
This is not really a drawing "game" so to speak. It is exactly as the name suggests. "Free Draw" is a drawing and painting platform for younger kids to play around with and make pictures. Basically, it's just a child's version of "Microsoft paint" or something like that.
This link goes to the drawing games category of this gaming site. There are a ton of drawing games for kids here. Just bookmark it for your kid to play whenever.
I LOVE this game! The ultimate drawing game, not just for kids. For the record, I have completed all levels of this game, unless they plan to create new levels. Grains of sugar get dropped, and you have to draw lines to guide them into the cups. The levels get harder and harder, and you will definitely need to get creative and use your brain for this one. Forget the kids, click on this game and enjoy some "you time".
Kids Drawing Products
Have any more ideas for "Kids Drawing Games"?
hester on November 14, 2015:
Great ideas! I'm a dutch art teacher, wanting to spice up my lessons a bit with some games or energizers. This site has given me some good ideas, thanks!
Karla L on December 22, 2014:
I am in LOVE with the snowman dice game. I can not wait to play it at Christmas Brunch with the whole family!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Heidi Vincent from GRENADA on April 08, 2014:
Interesting collection of drawing and colouring games for children. And they're adaptable too.
caossquidoo on January 22, 2014:
I love the Finish the Picture. I used to do it all the time when I was a kid!
joyfuldesigns lm on October 09, 2013:
Awesome lens with very creative ideas! Thanks/
Dardee1 on July 22, 2013:
Nice. My daughter loves drawing. Hopefully we can play a bit with your ideas.
Amanda_Revel on June 01, 2013:
a verg good lens with many great drawing ideas, well done and thanks.
cleanyoucar on May 28, 2013:
Wow, I'd try these when my son reaches two.
audrey07 on May 27, 2013:
Drawing is fun for kids. I like Finish The Picture... that will get the creative juices flowing!
goldenrulecomics from New Jersey on May 27, 2013:
A bit young for my children but very interesting!
DonMiguel1 on March 03, 2013:
Great idea for my 2 year olds
WebWriteGirl LM on February 23, 2013:
great ideas! thanks!
Sheilamarie from British Columbia on February 23, 2013:
Great drawing ideas. I'll try some of these with my granddaughters.
anonymous on February 21, 2013:
Very Nice Lens !
Takkhis on February 20, 2013:
Great ideas! :)
Rosetta Slone from Under a coconut tree on February 20, 2013:
I LOVE these games, for my own son, my students and even myself. Thanks for the ideas!