I have become a little obsessed with directed drawings lately. It all started last year with Proud to be Primary and her Franken-Buddies. I made them with my kids and they were adorable–but I also saw something amazing happen with my students. They were drawing Franken-buddies on their own–all the time–and they were so proud of themselves. I saw the same thing the next month when we made her Turkeys. This year, I knew I wanted to make directed drawings a regular practice. I started out with these easy mice.
We’ve been all about the Kevin Henkes books in my classroom over the past couple of weeks. I wanted to do a mouse-themed art activity of some kind, and this directed drawing was perfect! I started doing directed drawings with my students last year after Elyse over at Proud to be Primary blogged about her Frankenbuddies. I love directed drawings because they make it easy for kids to be successful, and they are always different! In just a few simple steps, your students will be feeling like artists and showing