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While meandering through the aisles at Staples, my son came across this gem: a 24 pack of ultra fine electro pop Sharpie markers. I knew exactly what we could make with these Sharpies: a directed drawing! Directed drawings are perfect for young artists because they teach shape, line, and following directions. Every kid needs help with following directions! Directed drawings also reinforce positional and directional words such as below, next to, and on top. It’s a great method for teaching a hands-on application of prepositions.
Since it is winter break, I created a snowman directed drawing to get my son back into the school mode. I like to use Sharpies because of the variety of exciting colors!
- Our snowman directed drawing.
- Sharpie Ultra Fine Markers in electro pop colors (see the picture below).
- Crayons or colored pencils
Print out one of our snowman directed drawing activity sheets. These directed drawing activity sheets are differentiated for kindergartens and 1st graders. Depending on the ability of the students, they can either trace the word “snowman” or write a sentence about their snowman beneath their picture.
Create a snowman by following the steps with your Sharpies. Don’t forget to use all those prepositional words! My son added a little color to his snowman with crayons or you could also use colored pencils. Use this opportunity to teach warm and cool colors. Then my son picked out cool color Sharpies and created snowflakes!
During the week of January 3rd, Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine Sharpie 12 packs are only $6 at Staples. Sharpie Fine and Ultra Fine 24 packs are only $10. Plus there is a buy 2 get 1 free deal on all Newell writing instruments. Sharpies are a staple in my home. I could not pass up this this deal! Go and grab your Sharpie needs while supplies last. I know I am set for the next few months!
Looking for a fun way to help children learn their vowel sounds? Click on the image below to check out the pack!
Happy winter drawing!
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