Monday, December 10, 2012

Quick and easy Christmas doodles

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 What a day! Today ended up being a snow day, which always throws everything off and changes day plans drastically. We usually have about 3 a season, so I've gotten used to having a back-up plan for something to do with my kids.

Last time we had a snow day, I did this lesson with my kids, and it went over really well. I decided to do the same thing this year, with a holiday twist! I always start this lesson by giving the kids a sheet of 8.5x11 paper that I've drawn a border around. I find the border just gives them a good foundation in which to put their doodles. I could have them draw these themselves, but some kids would stress over the straightness, etc., of the lines (OBVIOUSLY not something I'm worried about!) and it's just simpler to get on to the actual doodles!

Once we've filled up the entire page with doodles, students drew a holiday or winter related object over top of their doodles, and colored in only inside of the drawing. We had about an hour of time today, and most kids were either finished the doodle part, or almost done. I'll post more as they finish!
Here's some closeup details from the drawings:


  1. Cool approach to doodling! I could see doin this with a variety of themes: hearts for valentine's day, flowers, a sunshine, a fish, and so on. Pinning!

    1. Thanks so much! Valentine's day would be perfect - a big heart among all of the doodles perhaps?

  2. Wow, these are great! Adding them to my list of distractions for the next week. Thanks for sharing!


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