Story Paper for Drawing and Handwriting Preschool and Kindergarten

Story Paper for Drawing and Handwriting  Preschool and Kindergarten

Story paper has been commonly used to encourage creative writing for emergent readers and writers. There are many other ways to incorporate it at an earlier stage. Here are some ideas:

Encourage children to make their own drawings instead of using coloring pages as much as possible within any educational activity. Draw plain pictures frequently in front of children so that they are comfy with the activity.

Provide a diversity of materials to keep their interest in drawing and making their own artwork: markers, watercolor pencils, erasable crayons and color pencils, water soluble pastels, poster paints, different sizes of brushes, Q-tips. Erasable materials help children to lightly make the switches they want along the way and eases frustration.

Learning the Alphabet:
Children can draw, paint, color pictures relating to a letter of the alphabet.

Make a memorable My Alphabet Art Gallery Book. Children will select their dearest chunk of artwork from each letter of the alphabet to assemble the book.

Preschool – K: After children have practiced writing letters with dotted guideline worksheets, have them practice writing the letters independently. Write one letter example for the children to go after.

Kindergarten and older:
When presenting a topic, such as an animal theme– have children draw their own representation of the animal and suggest to include elements of their habitat. Present realistic photos or movie materials to help for inspiration.

Learning Numbers and their Value:
1. Have children practice numbers by drawing a number of objects within a theme, or holiday activity to represent the number.
Two. Have children paste a number of fairly plane items: used stamps, leaves (seasonal), theme stickers (apple stickers on a plain tree trunk drawing). Practice ordinary addition and subtraction by adding or removing objects before pasting them.
Trio. Use rubber stamps or puny cookie cutters (holiday or seasonal) with a washable ink pad to stamp a number of photos.

Example: Have children draw starlets or candy canes Christmas, hearts (St. Valentine’s) to represent a number. Children can practice writing the numeral and or the number word in the handwriting lines.

Learning Shapes and Numbers
Have children draw a designated form and practice to write the form word.
Have children draw or glue a certain number of shapes (paper cut-outs or foamies) indicating a number. Practice writing the numeral and/or number word.

Reading | Comprehension: Suggest to draw their beloved character or their dearest part of a story, picture book, poem, song, nursery rhyme, educational movie or TV program. Help children write a sentence that explains their artwork. Example: Make a drawing of your beloved part in Little Miss Muffet: Miss Muffet running away from the spider!

Visual Arts | Art Appreciation:
Present the concepts of a self-portrait, a landscape, a collage, a still life and more. The concept of shapes, lines (zigzag, straight, curved), and colors (primary, secondary and complimentary) within any learning theme. Explain the use of frames in art. Encourage children to decorate and or color the framework to complement their artwork.

Science and Social Studies:
Children can make depictions that permits them to present a particular subject discussed, such as the water cycle, weather conditions (a gray cloud with rain drops, a sun), from caterpillar to butterfly, seed germination steps, etc.

Emotions:
Present what is a self-portrait, showcase examples from art books, museum or online museum visit. Ask children if they can tell how the person feels, is the person glad, sad, astonished, etc. Ask children to make drawings of themselves when they are blessed, sad, astonished, angry. Help children write a sentence that explains the drawing: I am glad when. I am sad when. I was astonished when.

All About Myself:
Create a drawing gallery book depicting family members (my family), beloved things, my home, pet, food, snacks, holiday, etc.

Make sure children write their name and give a special title to their artwork. Adult can help add the date and other annotations on the back as well. Display artwork and make it special.

Other Gallery Book ideas:
The seasons: A tree depicting the seasons, a different flower, fruit or plant commonly in season in your region.
The months and special holidays of the year: a dearest holiday depiction for every month, and a special drawing depicting the child’s bday month.
The days of the week. a beloved activity that happens each day of the week.
Colors of My World. a depiction of objects of a certain color. A yellow sun, a crimson balloon, an orange pumpkin, etc.

Very first collections:
This paper can also be used to begin a collection of plane objects. leaves, postcards, stamps, stickers. Fasten and laminate over the object. Adults can assist to write or compose the descriptions.

Story Paper
for Drawing and Handwriting
Preschool and Kindergarten

Story paper has been commonly used to encourage creative writing for emergent readers and writers. There are many other ways to incorporate it at an earlier stage. Here are some ideas:

Encourage children to make their own drawings instead of using coloring pages as much as possible within any educational activity. Draw plain pictures frequently in front of children so that they are comfy with the activity.

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