The Shape Robots

This is a great project for practicing the major lines in handwriting.  This robot is constructed using shapes and lines.  This helps develop visual perceptual skills, eye-hand coordination, and fine motor control.  I think it is very important to develop a climate of safety in drawing.  Each child will have their own level of capacity.  I insist on complete appreciation of all levels of execution.  It is very rare that I have a child who will feel frustrated.  I make it clear – no two drawings will look the same because we are not the same.

I use sharpies and crayons for this project.  I lead the children in drawing the robot in a “I draw – you draw” format.  I let the children have total freedom in choosing colors and how to decorate the robot.

 Draw a square.  This is the robot’s body.
 Draw a small rectangle on top of the square.  This is his neck.
 Draw a circle or square for his head.
 Draw two slant lines to make the top of his arm.
It is like a rectangle.
 Draw two more rectangles to finish his arm.
Add small circles for his hands.
 Draw two rectangles for the legs.
 Draw two rectangles for the feet.
 Draw two small rectangles for the eyes.
Draw a curved line for the mouth.
 Make two dots for the eyes in the rectangles.
Draw two square shapes for the ears.
 Add lines around the eyes and on the neck to give him the Robot look.
 Let’s have fun and give him triangle hair!
 Ohhh! Let’s add curls!
 Let’s add slant lines on his body.
 Add a line to each segment of his arms and legs.
 Add details with your crayons.  Try to use just lines
and very little coloring.  Remember we are going to watercolor this!

Let’s watercolor him!

So fun!

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  1. Katie Jones says:

    This is a cute idea and it gives kids a chance to be creative.

  2. Heidi Butkus says:

    Those are wonderful! I loved this post! I do a lot of guided drawing with my class, too. But we have never done it with sharpies and watercolors. Love that twist!
    There are lots of free downloadable guided drawing lessons on my blog, if any of your readers are interested in taking a look. They would have to do a “Search This Blog” search under the words “Guided Drawing.” None of them are for sale, so this is not a sales pitch. 🙂
    Heidi Butkus

    • I love guided drawings as well and they have been a very important part of my kindergarten day! So happy to have another resource!

  3. Anonymous says:

    thanks for sharing.

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