Paper Plate Drawing Game for Summer

Summer Paper Plate Drawing Game

This Summer paper plate drawing game is a super fun, kinesthetic, easy activity for a group.  It encourages visual-spatial skills, visual motor skills, and body awareness.  It is a definite challenge for kinesthetic awareness.

How to play the paper plate drawing game:

Give each player a pencil and a non-coated, white paper plate.  If you do not have paper plates you could use recycled, lightweight cardboard i.e. inside of a cereal box or heavy, cardstock paper.

Each player should hold the paper plate on his/her own head and be ready to draw on it with the pencil.

Read these directions out loud for the players to follow:

  1. Draw grass on the ground.
  2. Draw the sun with rays in the sky.
  3. Draw two flowers in the grass that are not touching.
  4. Draw 2 birds in the sky under the sun.
  5. Draw a ball in between the flowers.
  6. Draw one cloud in the sky next to the sun.

Take the plate off of your head and look at your crazy drawing.  If you want to score the drawing give yourself points if you –

  • Score 1 point if the sun is in the sky.
  • Score 1 point if none of the sun’s rays overlap.
  • Score 1 point if your flowers do not touch.
  • Score 1 point if your flowers are in the grass.
  • Score 2 points if your birds are under the sun.
  • Score 1 point if your ball is in between the flowers.
  • Score 1 point if your cloud is not touching any grass or flowers.

You can play this game with any theme.  The original idea I saw was a Christmas game.  Just create new directions and a new scoring system.

Want to make the paper plate drawing game easier?

Instead of putting the paper plate on your head, play by having the children close their eyes and draw on regular paper.

Looking for an even easier version of the game?  Plan to only focus on visual-spatial skills.  The children can keep their eyes open and practice drawing all the objects in the right location based on the directions.

If you are looking for more kinesthetic awareness activities, check out Now You See It, Now You Don’t.

 

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See It, Now You Don’t includes 20 worksheets to practice kinesthetic skills without visual input. Some children rely too much on the visual system when completing visual motor activities. These worksheets encourage a child to use his/her kinesthetic sense (where the body is in space) to complete a visual motor task rather than relying on the visual system. The ebook includes 10 easier worksheets and 10 harder worksheets. The theme is animals and sports.  FIND OUT MORE.

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Read these directions out loud for the players to follow:

  1. Draw a campfire on the ground.
  2. Draw the moon in the sky.
  3. Draw three stars that are in a straight line.
  4. Draw a tree next to the campfire.
  5. Draw a triangle for a tent under the moon.
  6. Draw a marshmallow on a stick over the campfire but not touching the fire.

Take the plate off of your head and look at your crazy drawing.  If you want to score the drawing give yourself points if you –

  • Score 1 point if the campfire is on the ground.
  • Score 1 point if the moon is near the top of the drawing.
  • Score 2 points if your three stars are in a straight line.
  • Score 1 point if your tree is next to the campfire.
  • Score 2 points if your tent is under the moon.
  • Score 2 points if your marshmallow is on a stick over the fire but not touching it.

Looking for more silly drawing games?

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 Paper Plate Drawing Games for Kids

The best thing about these quick and easy paper plate 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.

This Summer paper plate  drawing game is a super fun, kinesthetic, easy activity for a group. Work on visual-spatial skills, visual motor skills, and body awareness.