Get Creative with Summer Drawing Ideas

Check out this free printable list of Summer Drawing Ideas to encourage imagination, creativity, and beat boredom all summer long. You’re definitely not going to want to miss it! Get your drawing for kids printable today!

collage of summer drawing ideas with text: Drawing for Kids Free Printable Summer DrawingToday, I’m going to challenge you to have fun drawing all kinds of summer stuff with a big printable list of summer drawing ideas! Drawing isn’t just a great way to build fine motor skills and prep for handwriting, it’s also a really fun way to encourage self-expression and creativity too.

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Summer is the time of year to enjoy the sunshine and add lots of extra fun to the day with your littles. We really like to get outdoors and enjoy the summer weather as much as possible this time of year. We also love art so creating together is still a big part of our summer routine too.

I’d like to encourage you to take time to create together and explore different mediums, techniques, and drawing activities with your littles this summer too. Keep reading to grab your printable summer drawing ideas list and explore some of our favorite summer art project ideas too!

My Printable Summer Drawing Ideas List

A summer drawing challenge sounds like lots of fun, but coming up with a list of ideas… That might be the real challenge. Not to worry, I’ve created a printable list filled with summer drawing ideas the whole family can enjoy together. Want to see what’s on the list?

Here’s some of what’s included:

  • Ice Cream
  • Sailboat
  • Sandcastle
  • Pool
  • Beach Ball
  • Bees
  • Fireworks
  • Thunderstorm
  • Sunset
  • Seashell
  • Picnic
  • Zoo
  • Watermelon

That’s not all! There are 30 great summer drawing ideas included on this printable list. Print and post this list on your fridge as a boredom buster for kids on summer break, challenge your extended family to participate in creating their own sailboat and watermelon art, or see how many you can draw together this summer.

Summer Art Activities to Try

There are all kinds of summer art activities to try with your kids this year! In addition to my summer drawing ideas, check out some of these summer art activity ideas we love too:

  • Explore physics with this quick and easy Splash Painting for Kids process art for preschoolers and kindergartners. It’s a geat way to take art outside on hot summer days.
  • Bubble Painting for Kids is the perfect Summer process art activity for your little learners. Encourage creative thinking and fine motor skills while blowing colored bubbles with your preschool and kindergarten learners this Summer!
  • Check out this awesome Ice Painting for Kids activity! Talk about something quick & easy to do with your little kids that’s perfect for a hot summer day! Don’t forget to add it to your next preschool science theme or STEAM center!

Summer Drawing Prompts You’ll Love!

My printable summer drawing ideas list is great for giving you ideas and eliminating the anxiety of staring at a blank page wondering what to draw. However, you might be looking for a bigger challenge than drawing crabs, beach balls, and watermelons. If that’s the case, check out these summer drawing prompts:

  • Draw your favorite summer memory
  • Design and draw the world’s best swimming pool
  • Draw your very own unique ice cream flavor creation
  • Design and draw your very own roller coaster

These drawing prompts are the perfect boredom buster to get your kids excited about using their imaginations and getting creative this summer. Plus, you can add some friendly competition by judging the best roller coaster design or have fun trying to recreate your new ice cream dreams in real life!

More Drawing Fun for Kids

We love making art and getting creative is what we do best! If you’re looking for even more drawing fun for kids of all ages, don’t miss these great printables and process art projects for any season:

  • Check out Free Printable Ocean Drawing pages for all kinds of fun drawing the animals that live in the ocean with your kids. It’s a great activity for that inevitable rainy day during your beach vacation this summer.
  • If you’re ready to try nature study this Summer, you’re going to love these new printables. This Summer Nature Journaling for Kids printable will help you explore the great outdoors with your preschoolers this year. Plus, it’s a great way to introduce nature journaling.
  • Starfish Process Art Painting is a hands-on process art activity that’s perfect for exploring ocean animals with your little learners this summer. Plus, it’s a fun new activity to do at the beach or in your own living room.

So how will you get creative this summer? Share your summer drawing ideas and art plans in the comments. I can’t wait to read about how your family has fun with art during the summer months and try a few of your favorite ideas with my littles at home too!

Summer Drawing Ideas

You’ll receive one printable that includes a list of 30 summer drawing ideas.

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 drawing ideas with your little kids as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.

This is a digital product. You will receive a PDF only.

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bubbles, Boats, & Floats preschool theme!

collage of free printable summer drawing ideas with text: Drawing for Kids Free Printable Summer Drawing