15 Silly Drawing Games for Kids

Here are some super simple and silly drawing games for kids and adults to play. All you need is a pencil and paper. You can play with one person or a large group.

Give everyone a pencil and paper.  Start by drawing one object with your dominant hand. Now it is time to switch it up and try drawing a different way.

Silly Drawing Games for Kids

Try drawing:

  1. using your non-dominant hand
  2. with the pencil in your mouth
  3. with the pencil in your toes
  4. with your head upside down
  5. with your eyes closed
  6. with your dominant hand after you spin around in a circle 10x
  7. using a super tiny pencil (use a golf pencil or smaller)
  8. using a huge pencil (duct tape the pencil to a wiffle ball bat)
  9. with your paper taped to the underside of a desk (Michelangelo style)
  10. a round of Silly Sketches
  11. with both hands at the same time
  12. using a white paper plate on your head and try to draw a picture on it
  13. the silliest face you can think of
  14. a round of draw a doggy hangman
  15. some themed Squiggle Drawing: Draw a squiggle on a piece of paper. Write a theme on the top of the paper (i.e. – farm animal). Pass the paper to someone else and they have to create a farm animal from the squiggle on the paper.  Download some free sample pages from Doodle Diaries to get started.

Ask the children what crazy and silly drawing games they can create. You will be surprised what they come up with.

Silly Sketches

Silly Sketches includes 10 drawings to create by following 6 simple directions. There are 10 drawing starters for each silly sketch to make the activity easier if necessary. This is suitable for one child to complete or for a group of children. This electronic book is in black and white.

This download encourages: drawing skills, ability to follow step by step directions, creativity, visual motor skills and visual perceptual skills.

Find out more information about this drawing game for kids.

When to Play the Drawing Games for Kids

The best thing about these quick and easy drawing games, is that they can be played anytime anywhere. Here are a few ideas of when you can start up these games:

  • indoor recess
  • five-minute filler activity
  • anytime the kids are getting antsy
  • boredom buster
  • to encourage children that drawing can be fun! It is a novel warm-up for those students who dislike handwriting practice.
  • want to add in academics? Pick a theme for the silly drawings. Maybe draw pictures from a vocabulary list.
  • try some of the activities with paper taped to the wall. This will encourage all sorts of different muscle activation.
Here are some super simple and silly drawing games for kids and adults to play.  All you need is a pencil and paper. Download a few free printables too!