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Group Drawing

After a big morning of pizza making with a few friends and their kids (8 kids 4 years old and under!!)  I had my girls and my nice Emily to entertain for the afternoon. We needed an easy activity to do that they could all do and meant that I wasn’t run off my feet so painting wasn’t an option!!  So we got out some big paper, covered the table and the girls got creative.

What you need:

Paper – I have big sheets that you can get from art shops and newsagents. Or in you have a local newspaper printers nearby (we do!) you can buy rolls of newspaper that hasn’t been printed on, (kind of like butchers paper) Or you can tape together A4 sheets to make one big sheet

Tape – Masking tape

Crayons, pencils, chalk or textas

Tape the paper on to the table and put the crayons in the middle and get creative!

Today this activity kept the girls occupied for about 30 minutes. Then after my girls left the table Emily continued to fill the page with colour.

This is a great activity for not only the benefits of drawing but also allowing children to share a common space, learn about personal boundaries and sharing materials.

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2 responses »

  1. Interesting activity for the kids to do there. Did they manage to draw anything that linked up with everything or were they just four different sets of images?

    I can recommend a blog that you and the visitors here would probably like – http://motherventing.wordpress.com/ She has a young girl of her own and often does caption competitions among other things. Very amusing blog sometimes!

    One quick tip: You should change the blurb at the top of the blog that says “Just another wordpress site”. You can do this in the Dashboard then Settings and changing what is written in the ‘Tagline’ box. It acts as a quick intro for new visitors and can also show up in search results I believe.

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