What an amazing talent God gave Dr. Seuss to be able to write the stories and draw the pictures that made so many laugh and smile while learning!
I LOVE games, so here’s something I developed to get people drawing TOGETHER!
You can do this as a family or with a group of friends or as an ice breaker at a party or gathering. You can do alone but it’s more fun if you do it with others as a competition. Using dice helps add excitement and unpredictability. You might try it tonight after dinner!
You’ll need: (per team)
1 piece of paper and a pencil or pen
a copy of the mouse drawing on this post
Break the number of people you have into 2 teams. If you have a huge number of people, you can have many teams with about 4-6 people in each team. The picture uses very simple shapes and lines so that most any age or any skill level will work. The goal is not a wonderful picture…the goal is for your team to draw the mouse as quickly as you can when you roll the right numbers.
When you yell, “go!” each team starts with only one of the dice. Go clockwise with each person quickly rolling once then passing the dice. Your team has to roll a “1” first in order to draw the first shape of the mouse. The person who rolls it gets to draw that large triangle shape on the paper.
That team then grabs the second dice and tries to roll a “2”…snake eyes! When snake eyes is rolled by a person, they quickly add the head shape onto the first body shape. From that point on, any other number left (3-12) has something to add onto the mouse to complete it. It goes really quick at this point. Notice that #11 doesn’t have anything to be drawn. (you could have that person add something new onto the mouse that is not in the picture….whatever they want.)
When the mouse is completely drawn, that team has to roll snake eyes in order to win.
This could be played with 2 people…going against each other. You will be rolling a lot times to get your numbers, but it could still be fun…cause you get to draw! Enjoy!
Here are some fun little pictures that you may enjoy drawing. Get a piece of paper and a pencil…then choose one of the things below and see if you
can sketch it on your paper. Then try another…as many as you want. You can also take two or three of the things you draw and draw what is around them…a city? The beach? The country
with a barn in the distance and cows? The park? Whatever your imagination sees! Enjoy! You are very creative!
Try this simple dinosaur…Blockheadasaurus.. and let me know how you did. You can post your drawing on the Pick and Draw Facebook page…I’d love to see your drawing! Add some color to your dinosaur if you like. Enjoy!
Here’s a quick simple way to draw the Statue of Liberty. The goal? If someone looks at your drawing and says, “Hey…the Statue of Liberty!”, then you have succeeded. Often we tell ourself that we can’t draw if our drawing is not “perfect” and exactly like what we are trying to draw. Drawing in a simple way can be for “recognition”. That is the simplest form of communication. Like fun drawing game, Pictionary. Then after you have drawn it in a simple way if you want to make it look more and more like the object you’re drawing, then keep adding to it with detail. For now, this little 6 step drawing is to put you in the ballpark and enjoy being able to get there. Have fun! Leave me comments if you like….so that I can learn from YOU! Make a xerox of this and have others try it that you know.
Try this fun little convertible car. Maybe you will want to draw a doodle bug driving it as well…here’s some help for you