We have a pumpkin patch growing beside of our sandbox and we have been watching it grow during the past few months.
Then the day finally came that some of the pumpkins could be picked!
We put them on display for the children to look at, to touch and to carry around. We placed books out about pumpkins for them to look at and have read to them.
We placed paper and crayons out so they could draw their own pumpkin as they saw them. We displayed some of their drawings, but when some of the youngest of the children were ask to draw they drew on some of the pictures being displayed instead of drawing their own.
Someone actually drew on one of the pumpkins!
I finally got a couple of the 2 year olds to draw a pumpkin. Before they began drawing I ask them what shape were the pumpkins and what color the pumpkins were. This was a great opportunity to introduce colors and shapes. I loved their drawings of a pumpkin and how they each have a unique look.
Drawing has some great benefits, it helps with the child’s imagination, fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and helps them gain confidence. So get out the paper, crayons, markers, finger paint, water colors and whatever else you can think of to use for drawing! Have fun and enjoy watching a child’s imagination.