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FREE Drawing Activities

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We’ve just released some Birthday card templates. There are three to choose from. See here for more.

FREE Squiggle Kids drawing book samples are also available here.

Activities for lockdown

Miss You Card Template

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 on A4 paper, landscape orientation and double sided.

Scavenger Hunt Drawing Activity

Get the kids out and about with this fun activity. Kids: can you see a dog in your neighbourhood? What happens next?

Download and print on A4 paper, landscape orientation.

Activities for eating out with kids

Cafe Style Drawing Activity

Add this to your eating out with kids toolkit. But, don’t forget the crayons!

Download and print on A4 paper, landscape orientation and double sided.

Other fun themes

Footy Finals Poster Starters

These 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!

Download and print on A4 paper, portrait orientation.

Spring Racing Drawing Activities

These drawing activities mark the iconic Spring Racing season… Follow the giddy-up drawing guide, decorate a jockey’s silks and much more!

Download and print on A4 paper, landscape orientation.

Picture of Spring Racing Drawing Activities for kids

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:

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:

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