I teach K-5. My 3,4,and 5th graders have sketchbooks. I love them and the
kids love them. I am constantly showing them my sketchbooks and drawings
and they show me theirs. I give homework to my students for them to do in
their skeetchbooks. Here are some ideas I have used in the past.
!. What is art?
3. Draw your window.
4. A Value scale. Still life useing as many of the greys as you can.
5. Design your own bedroom ( a floor plan)
6. What would you put in that room, where would you put it, how would you
7. Think of three different animals. Draw the head of one, the body of
the second one, and the legs of the third one. Name it.
8. Camoflauge something (a bug on a leaf, you in your room, a lizard on a
by texture or color.
9. Draw yourself screaming.
10. Sequence drawings. A vampire turning into a bat and flying away,
three frogs playing leap frog and the last one falls into a hole, flower
growing. These are great later in a zoetrope or a flip book format,
animation on a computer.
11. Draw yourself at 16 years old, 30 and 80 years old. Tryptich (sp?)
12. Draw the silliest thing you ever saw.
13. Draw someone picking something up.
14. Draw the Thinker as an animal.
15. Distort something. A short fat pencil. A glue bottle the thickness
and lenght of a pencil. A ruler made with curved lines ( not a bad idea).
Great for adjectives. You could start by students listing adjectives adn
then pick two + and object and draw what it might look like. Kind of like
I could probably go on all nite. Sorry! Enthusiasum---you know.