Do you give your child opportunities to exercise their brain? The brain, like any muscle, needs exercise to stay sharp!
Creative drawing ideas help spark your child’s creativity by giving the right side of the brain a workout. In order to develop an overall healthy brain children need to “workout” their left and right side of the brain.
To put it simply, the right side of the brain oversees the creative side while the left side of the brain helps process what we learn from the right brain.
To be a creative problem solver you need both sides of the brain to work together to think both creatively and critically.
During the school day, children receive plenty of opportunities to work out the left side of the brain but not as many opportunities to exercise the right side of the brain.
Which is why as parents, we need to provide creative activities to help balance our child’s brain workout.
To start your child thinking and problem-solving use simple creative prompts, that don’t take much time to set up or require expensive materials.
Challenge your child’s creativity (and right side of the brain) with these simple yet imaginative drawing prompts.
“Print and Draw”
I have made it easy and very low prep for you with our “print and draw” printables. Simply click on the link and download the creative prompt. Print out and let your child draw directly on the prompt….saving you time!
10 Halloween Inspired Creative Drawing Ideas for Kids
1. Invent a machine to help pass out candy faster on Halloween.
2. Create a magic potion in the cauldron
3. What is the bat flying over?
4. Design a spider web
5. Draw what happens at night under a full moon.
6. Design your own haunted house
7. Design your own Jack-O-Lantern Face
8. Finish the Jack-O-Lantern Face (1)
9. Finish the Jack-O-Lantern Face (2)
10. What flies at night?
Prompt your child’s thinking by asking your child open-ended questions as they work.
What happens next?
What else is in the picture?
What does the background look like?
What time of day is it?
What other details would add to your visual story?
Activity Extension: Have your child create a title for their work of art or even write a story to go with the drawing.
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