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FREE Drawing Activities

Miss You Card Template

Is your child missing their grandparents or another special person in this pandemic?

This FREE printable “Miss You” card template helps your child get started on a card to a loved one – with a structure, some ideas and a sweet jingle – because sometimes it’s hard to get started!

In this time of significant dislocation, a Miss You card project offers a creative and expressive outlet for your child and a card that will warm a loved one’s heart!

Download and print here. Squiggle Kids recommends printing in landscape orientation on A4 paper and double-sided.

Father’s Day “No.1 Dad” Card Template

Make this Father’s Day extra special with a heart-warming handmade card from your child.

This FREE printable Father’s Day “No.1 Dad” card template helps your child get started on a Father’s Day card – with a structure and some ideas – because sometimes it’s hard to get started!

Draw, colour, create patterns, paste on cut-outs or add stamps or stickers – it’s up to your child to make it their own!

Download and print here. Squiggle Kids recommends printing in landscape orientation on A4 paper and double-sided.

Footy Finals Poster Starters

Calling all big (little) footy fans!

These FREEbie Footy Finals Poster Starters are a great way to build on the footy finals fun – with educational, creative and screen-free benefits “to boot” – pardon the pun!

Your child can draw, paste on cut-outs or add stamps or stickers to these poster starters to help cheer on their favourite team!

Download and print here. Squiggle Kids recommends printing in portrait orientation on A3 or A4 paper.

 

Spring Racing Drawing Activities

Want a fun, screen-free and educational activity for kids?

Our latest FREEbie drawing activities mark the iconic Spring Racing season…

There’s a giddy-up drawing guide with ideas for your child and some structure to get them started. Your child may like to add some horses on the track, some more fashionable spectators and decorate the jockey’s silks with their favourite colours and design!

Download and print here. Squiggle Kids recommends printing in landscape orientation on A3 or A4 paper.

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Squiggle Kids recommends - books

We share a range of picture storybooks in our workshops to provide inspiration for our drawing activities.

There are also some great picture storybooks about drawing, which can help parents and children with common problems that can occur when drawing:

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken – a beautiful picture book that encourages children to think differently about mistakes. Perhaps they are part of the creative journey and lead to something wonderful? Perhaps they, just like all of our successes, go towards making us who we are?

It’s not scribble to me by Kate Ritchie – a gorgeous picture book that highlights drawing as a tool of communication and expression for children, while also acknowledging the difficulties parents can face with the mess of it all! The final page invites parents to draw with their children: “Could you sit next to me, and please draw me the magical things that you see?”

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg – a fantastic way to encourage a different way of looking at smudges, smears, tears or holes. The book demonstrates that “mistakes” are actually an opportunity to make something beautiful!

the dot by Peter H Reynolds – a lovely story about a little girl who just needed to make a start drawing. How starting simple, experimenting with new things and being open to possibilities can lead to something great.

More drawing resources

The great benefits of drawing

We wrote an article for Stonnington Boroondara Kids for Autumn 2021. Read it on page 9 here:

https://stonningtonboroondarakids.com.au/digital-editions/

Want some Summer drawing inspo?

We wrote an article for MAMAMAG, a Melbourne Mama publication, for Dec/Jan and you can read it here:

https://www.mamamag.com.au/2019/12/06/summer-drawing-fun/

Want 10 drawing activity ideas for families in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We wrote an article for CHILD Magazines in April 2020 and you can read it here:

A drawing a day…our top 10 drawing activity ideas for families