Wednesday, August 15, 2012

drawing development in children

My son, Reece, and one of his first "drawings"'s his little brother and himself playing ball...see?!

This time of year I always have these grandiose plans of inspiring projects flying out of my classroom and non-frustrated, happy-go-lucky children frolicking about the Art room happy with their creations.

In reality, we know that some of our students just...can't. Or maybe just...won't is a better choice of words. When I'm dreaming up new lesson plans (especially at this time of the year) I like to refer to this chart about the developmental stages of drawing. Let's be honest, sometimes we just expect too much from these little guys! I also like to use it to see if there is a student that is ahead or behind the norm...and what I can focus on to get them caught up. I've also blogged about my adventures with my little guy this summer and his artistic endeavors over at PreK and K Sharing, so hop on over and check it out!


  1. Great Resource! My copy of Creative and Mental Growth is highlighted, underlined and warped from use. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing the stages of drawing! I hope you don't mind I pinned it on my teacher stuff board for future reference! :)