Celebrate Thanksgiving with a modeled drawing lesson that is simple and fun for students. Once the drawings are finished, students can get creative as they color them. Consider displaying the completed, mounted artwork on a bulletin board.
What You Need:
- White or manila drawing paper
- Black markers
- Optional: construction paper, 12- by 18-inch, any color
What You Do:
- You will model steps 2 through 7 in front of the class, with children completing each step along with you.
- Begin by drawing a large U for the head in the center of the paper, leaving room at the top of the paper for the pilgrim’s hat.
- Draw one perpendicular line on each side of the U to start her bonnet. Then, connect them by drawing an upside-down U, completing the bonnet.
- Draw two incomplete rectangles from the bottom of the U, angled away from each other, to create a collar.
- Draw a horizontal oval at the top of the U, connecting the face shape and outlining a forehead.
- Add vertical lines to detail hair on the forehead as shown.
- Draw two small Us to create (closed) eyes, one small U to represent the nose, and a larger, wider U for a smile.
- Have students color in their pilgrim girls using crayons.
Optional: Create a display piece by having students cut out the pilgrim girl and glue it on a sheet of colored construction paper. Students may want to outline the pilgrim girl with a black marker.