Practice drawing and fine motor skills with your kids using these Free Printable Summer Directed Drawing Worksheets. These no-prep printable drawing for kids activities are perfect for exploring creativity while building important early learning skills with your kids this summer. Get yours today!
Summer is here! If you’re looking for fun ways to beat boredom with your kids this summer, you’ll love these summer directed drawing for kids ideas. I’ve put together this printable bundle with lots of fun directed drawing prompts to inspire your little learners all summer long.
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Plus, I’ll share what I love about directed drawing for kids and how you can incorporate these activities into your classroom or homeschool space this summer.
Keep reading to get the scoop on these summer directed drawing printables and fun summer activity ideas to extend the learning and the fun this year.
Summer Directed Drawing Pages in the Classroom
Drawing comes naturally to kids. From an early age, you are likely to find your little learners doodling with crayons on paper, chalk on the sidewalk, or even on the walls! Kids love creating art and that’s a good thing.
Doodling and drawing provide opportunities to explore creatively, express thoughts and feelings, and use that amazing imagination. So, it’s a fantastic idea to incorporate drawing in your classroom or homeschool lessons this summer.
Using my printable directed drawing pages with your little learners is a great way to practice all kinds of important developmental skills too. Check out some of the skills your kids can practice with summer directed drawing:
Most kids really enjoy drawing, so these printable drawing pages are a super fun way to help them practice their concentration skills. To successfully practice concentration, you’ll need to minimize distractions.
That’s why these printable directed drawing pages are ideal, they make it fun to concentrate while drawing all their summer favorites. Here’s what’s included in my summer printable drawing bundle:
- Ice Cream Cone
- Sand Bucket
- Summer Drink
- Watermelon Slice
Fine Motor Skills
Drawing prompts are perfect for encouraging kids to build fine motor skills and strong finger muscles too. Learning to hold and manipulate pencils prepares little learners for handwriting, zipping, buttoning, typing, tying shoes, and more.
Directed drawing printables are an awesome way to help your little learners practice hand-eye coordination. As they put their ideas on paper, they’ll be building a strong connection between their thoughts and ideas and what they draw.
Problem Solving Skills
Building problem-solving skills with your little learners can be a lot of fun too! Directed drawing pages give kids support while they practice using their imagination to bring these summer drawing ideas to life on paper.
Directed drawing gives your kids opportunities to learn about important visual analysis concepts including color, distance, line, style, and texture. These printable directed drawing pages give kids an opportunity to learn about these important concepts in a fun and creative way all summer long.
Extend the Learning Fun with Summer Directed Drawing
I love adding these directed drawing prompts to activities, unit studies, and story time with my little learners. Check out some of my favorite summer learning ideas to pair up with these summer directed drawing printables:
Ice Cream Cone
At our house, summer and ice cream are synonyms! This summer directed drawing page pairs up so well with a little ice cream fun for your family. Set up an ice cream bar and have fun creating your very own ice cream cones.
Don’t forget to check out my printable ice cream Summer Tracing Worksheets and ice cream symmetry Summer Activities Worksheets too! They’re another great way to strengthen fine motor skills with your little learners this summer.
If you live near the beach or you’re traveling to the beach this summer, have some hands-on fun building sand castles and filling buckets with sand. If not, try playing in a sandbox or grabbing some Kinetic Sand* for all kinds of sand bucket fun your little kids will love. It’s the perfect summer sensory activity!
Try my Sandcastle Preschool Craft for even more fun with your little learners this summer. It’s a great way to encourage your little learners to use their imagination and get creative at home this summer.
Lemonade is always a summer favorite around here. Check out these Free Sequencing Cut and Paste Worksheets to practice important fine motor skills while learning how to make this fun summer drink.
Extend the learning fun with your littles by setting up a lemonade stand dramatic play center. Your preschoolers and kindergartners can practice counting, measuring, and more in an engaging and hands-on way.
Do your kids love sunglasses too? Every shopping trip involves a quick stop to try on sunglasses for my kiddos. These summer directed drawing pages will encourage your kids to draw and decorate their own sunglasses.
It’s a great way to begin teaching your little learners how sunglasses help to protect us from harmful UV rays. After designing their very own sunglasses, take your kiddos to pick out a pair for the summer to encourage healthy choices with your little learners this summer.
Who doesn’t love a big slice of watermelon on a hot summer day? Have some tasty fun drawing your own watermelon slices and enjoy a big slice for snack time with your little learners.
Then, read The Watermelon Seed* by Greg Pizzoli for a silly read-aloud all about watermelons your kids are sure to love this summer!
More Fun Summer Directed Drawing Ideas
Summer directed drawing printables are awesome for building important early learning skills. Plus, you can use these printable summer drawing pages in all kinds of fun ways at home and on the go too. Check out some of my favorite ways to use summer directed drawing pages with our family:
Road Trip Fun with Summer Directed Drawing
Road trips can be a lot of fun, but they can really test your patience as a parent too. Between whining about boredom and the near-constant “are we there yet?!”, it can be a long ride. Directed drawing activities can help.
Grab a clipboard or travel tray* and your favorite pencils. Then, add my summer drawing pages and get ready for creative fun on the go. It’s the perfect way to entertain your little learners while you travel.
They’re the perfect activity to keep kids busy while you wait for food at a restaurant or while waiting for an appointment. Plus, they’re super easy to bring along in your purse.
Summer Directed Drawing with Pen Pals
Does your child have a pen pal? Writing to pen pals is a fun way to encourage great penmanship, teach your littles about letter writing, and help your kids learn to express themselves through writing. You can add these directed drawing printables to pen pal letters for a fun activity to get your kiddos talking this summer.
So what’s your favorite way to get creative and have fun learning during the summer months? Share your favorite ideas in the comments. I’d love to read all about them and try a few with my own little learners too.
Summer Directed Drawing
There are five summer directed drawing worksheets included.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I hope you enjoy using these summer preschool worksheets with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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