(LIST was most recently updated on February 2023)
Enjoy this drawing list for your learners! Encourage them to use a sketchbook but any paper material will work. Use this list for art days, sub days, brain breaks, early finishers, homeschool and so much more. Need more art ideas: Try expanding on a drawing prompt idea. For example, with the beach prompt, have them add specific objects like a beach ball, or turn a prompt idea into a craft. The possibilities are endless as you are able to make this list as simple or as complex as you would like. This is an open-ended list that will engage your learners and help them to think outside the box. Page break after every list of 50. Stay tune for more ideas to be added to this list!
Winter 2023: I cannot believe how fast the time flew! More drawing prompts are added and the list is updated. Have fun!
Winter 2022: I hope you are well this winter season. Time sure flies, and I've been able to add more to this endless drawing list. Have fun kids, be creative and mistakes are okay.
Summer 2019: Happy summer folks! I'm creating an endless list of drawing prompts for your sketchbook. I'll be updating this list often (I apologize if there are any repeats). My hope is that your kids will fill up their sketchbook with any of the ideas listed below. The endless list below is a reference to help them start a sketch in order for them to stretch their ideas and grow their drawing skills! I'll be updating this often so please come back, comment, share your creations on the comment section below.
Get in on the drawing fun with your kids! Follow this list or check out the adult endless drawing list here. Have fun drawing! *photograph ©pixabay
TOP 10 ART WEBSITES for kids
Here is an awesome list of the top 10 websites for kids to learn more about art!
20+ Books Reading Challenge
Use these printables to encourage your readers to read lots of books. You may use the black and white version for coloring in the corresponding number of each book that was read. There are 24 pages and they are a great value for only $1.50 and they are sold exclusively at Doodle Thinks Independent Shop! Also, you can download my free Reading Log Templates here. Enjoy and have fun!
TUTTLE TWINS Children BOOKS
Teach your kids about economics and U.S civics with these awesome books. Check it out and share your thoughts. Please note, I'm an affiliate partner.
I thought it would be fun to share our family's book list of living books that we have read and ones that are currently reading together. Living books are wonderful novels that bring a topic to life with fascinating characters and subjects and peek the curiosity of the reader. I'll update this post with each new book that we start or that we are adding to our home library. My children enjoy reading independently and enjoy comics and humorous books and I wanted to expose them to classical and beautiful stories by read a loud together. I think it's very important to allow our children to choose their own books to read as I'm sure this will help them enjoy reading. Please share any of your favorite living books by commenting below!
Currently reading together:
Some of our favorite books that we read together and thoroughly enjoyed:
Planning to read together:
Here are some awesome resources of more living book ideas:
Have fun reading!
ART QUOTE FOR TODAY
There's a quote by artist, David Hockney, that says, "The urge to draw must be deep within us because children love to do it" that made me think of my children's artistic curiosity. I couldn't agree more with this quote because my children, who are both different in their artistic journey, each show creativity and excitement when they are given a drawing resource or encouraged to draw something.
5 BENEFITS OF DOODLING
Hi There! I wanted to share the many benefits of doodling and why it is important to encourage children to doodle. My daughter loves to doodle and this is why I wanted to write this post. Here are the 5 benefits (there are many more but I wanted to list my personal top 5):
I hope that you are encourage to grab a pencil and paper and doodle yourself. Doodling is relaxing as there is no pressure to create any master pieces. It is an organic way of creating art and the exciting thing is that it is a stepping stone to an expanded idea.
ART QUOTE FOR TODAY
I'm not sure who said this quote, "Creativity is intelligence having fun." Einstein? Anonymous? If you know who it was, comment below.
10 Alphabet Posters
This is a variety pack of alphabet posters in 8.5" x 11" (standard size for easy printing) to decorate your classroom, home learning area or educational center. You are able to hand these out to individual students as reinforcement for learning their letters and they are able to put them on the wall or in their binders. Some of the posters are related to holiday colors.
Enjoy these freebies. Stay hopeful and have a creative filled day!
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100 Days of School Freebies
Hi all, back to school is around the corner and summer has flown by quickly. I've updated my popular download, 100 Days of School (last image) freebie with variations and options. Have fun tracking the first 100 days and make sure there is a celebration when you reach it. These printables are in a pdf file (easy to download/print) and they are also great for homeschooling families. I use them for my children's school days and they enjoyed coloring the empty boxes.
Shapes Flash Cards
This was a fun set to create and this is a colorful, bold set of shapes (color and black and white versions). 104 small and large flash cards and 36 blank flash cards that are easily trimmed. Included is the 6 Shapes Printable Poster Set. Have fun incorporating this to your math or art lessons and involve the kids in creating their own flash cards with the blank ones.
There are many more silly holidays to choose from. Whip out crayons, pencils, scissors and glue and make each celebration a craft day as well. Be sure to look out for my silly holiday art activity sets as I plan on designing more of these activities. View current holiday activities here.
Free Font Resources
Hi there, earlier this morning I had a few moments of uninterrupted time and decided to go through my Font Book to delete fonts I don't use and upload new fonts. I love a solid and crisp font and, when I find the time, I would love to learn how to create my own fonts but for now, I am really thankful for the font makers out there that share their work for free. Thank you so much! Just make sure the font that you want to download says, Free or 100% Free, Public Domain or Free Commercial Use, since you will be able to create this on projects that you want to sell or share. My two favorite font sites are Font Squirrel and DaFont; I'm sure there are other great ones out there too (link them below on the comment section if you know of any). I hope you have fun searching and have a great upcoming Mother's Day weekend.
Bored Jar Ideas FREEBIES
My 7 year old is a big electronics kid and I found the bored jar idea to be a great tool to help him not be so eager to jump on the screen when he is bored. When he does announce his boredom (which is a few times a day), I respond with, "That is great that you are bored, now lets see what you can do!" I'll either encourage him to imagine something, play or pull a card out from our bored jar (image above). The bored jar idea cards include art activities, household chores, outdoor play, indoor play, and learning activities. There are 135+ ideas, 1 blank page to add your own ideas and 2 pages of bored jar idea labels. Once the kids are older, you can add different activities to suit their age. I hope you have fun and that these are helpful during down time! Enjoy! You can download this freebie below. If you have a Teachers Pay Teachers account, you can download it here and I would love your feedback! Thanks and have a great day!
Kawaii Veggies Clip Art
Here is a total of 64 vegetable clip art with 15 different types of vegetables in Kawaii, Plain, Color and Black and White. Fun graphics to add to your lessons and printables.
Included in this download:
Shape Posters FREEBIES
These were so fun to make! These are standard paper size posters with different color options. Enjoy these freebies! Want access to free educational resources? Sign up here for a free Teachers Pay Teachers account. Be sure to follow my shop. If you like this freebie make sure to comment below. Thanks.
Jam Onlines Classes
Such a great website to sign up your kids in art, cooking, Minecraft, engineering and science classes. I'm inspired to one day create online video resources. Visit here.
Minimal Weekly Schedule FREEBIE
Enjoy this free organizing page. I hope it'll help with all of your goals. It's a one page print out that you can use for the week as my goal this year is to simplify my time. You can also make changes to it as well.
Saturday Morning Reading
Yesterday my kids and I took a trip to the library and I wanted to check out books that were more fun and playful (a departure from our living books and learning books). This was an effort to get them to enjoy reading more. This morning we read, "What's Your Favorite Color?" by Eric Carle and Friends and it's a such a creative and quick read. Kids learn color while reading words that are descriptive and imaginative. I think I enjoyed it more than they did. So I encourage you to go check this book out at your library or if you want to add it to your own library, purchase it at Thriftbooks or Amazon (two of my favorite sites to buy used and new books). Happy Reading!
The ABCs of Art Book
I am excited to share this bright and colorful book in PDF format, that will help your elementary students recognize letters and art terms. There are crisp examples and some interactive activities in this book. Use as an aid for art term discussions and thought. Easily print it out from your computer, place in sheet protectors and a 3-ring binder for on the go lessons. Have fun!
Line Study Guide
Here is a colorful art resource to help your students understand the different types of line used to create art. Download it for free by clicking on the button below.
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Hi, I'm Saroum!
I'm the artist and author of Doodle Thinks. I like to draw, write, and take pictures. When time permits, I enjoy sharing some creative art ideas and resources on here, that'll assist you with encouraging your learners to think creatively.
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