As they grow up, children need to be stimulated, so their intelligence, imagination and skills develop as best as possible. The easiest way to engage them at such an early age and maintain their attention is by introducing them to various games and having them learn in a fun and non-stressful way. In that respect, drawing, which is a fun and pleasant activity, can be used to teach them; we are going to take a look at a few fun drawing games which offer great learning advantages, but which also entertain them, or keep them busy. They can be used by parents who want to spend time with their children in a useful way, or at parties.
There are a lot of fun drawing games out there, and if you have imagination you can even create your own; you might even be surprised to notice that the children can invent their own games as well if you guide them in the right direction. The first game that we want to describe is best played with at least two or more children, but a single child can play it as well. Each child must be given a sheet of paper and coloring pencils. An adult who is in charge will then have to describe something to the children, such as a picture, a short and simple story, a painting, landscape. Depending on the children’s ages, the description can be more or less complex and complicated.
It is also important that the children be positioned so they can’t see what the others are drawing; that way, each will use their own imagination and power of reasoning. The adult can say something like “there once was an orange dog running through the forest…”, at which point he/she stops so the children can start drawing what has just been described. When they finish, you can continue the story and give out even more details; afterwards, you can give a small prize to the child who managed to draw the most accurate rendition of your story, although the game shouldn’t be focused on competitions and hierarchy. Fun drawing games like these are about teaching children to pay attention, to use their listening and reasoning skills, they teach about color recognition, and much more.
Drawing is one of the best activities for imagination development, and this skill is more important for a person than we realize; having the abilities to find solutions on the spot, to think outside the box, and to adapt in general, are traits that can give us a lot of advantages. Here is another one of the fun drawing games we think children of all ages could enjoy: the child, or children, are again given paper and a pencil. Then, each of them has to scribble and doodle all over the paper, in whatever shapes and lines they want; when everyone is finished, ask them to try and see figures or images in the doodles, and to draw their contours with a Sharpie. If there are more children playing, you can even ask them to switch doodles and see whether they can notice figures in each other’s drawings.