Help children draw and think more creatively by inspiring them with interesting and challenging art prompts and questions.
Invitation to Draw offers 99 open-ended drawing prompts, each one proposing a question to investigate that encourages children to free associate and problem solve. The perforated pages make it easy to tear out prompts for on-the-go activities or allowing multiple kids to draw at the same time. A blank cake provides the chance to decorate a dream confection, an empty house inspires stories about who lives there, and a grid of triangles supplies the chance to explore abstract art. What might be hiding in that tree? What sort of robot can you design? The possibilities are endless!
Drawing prompts inspire and encourage kids to think and draw differently, and sometimes more creatively, than they might when faced with a blank page. By offering constraints such as a pair of eyes or an empty car and asking a question, children begin thinking about the possibilities and answering the question in their heads even before they put pen (or marker or crayon!) to paper. And through the act of drawing and observing the drawing unfold, the brain continues to think and problem solve, opening up all kinds of creative possibilities around that specific idea.
“A great tool to inspire children to get creative. Each prompt will help children make a creation and then tell a story about their drawing.”
“This is wonderful for fine motor skills.”
“I think it is so creative to just start with a few lines or a simple drawing and then a prompt such as “add the animal faces” or “what happens to the magic bean when you plant it?” This will provide hours of creativity for children and teens. Actually, I think some adults would enjoy this as well, very therapeutic. I like that they suggest tearing out a page and sending it to a friend and asking them to make a drawing and share it. Just add paint, pencils, markers or whatever they want to use to complete the drawings.”
“I think teachers, parents, after school care providers etc. would get a lot of use out of this.”
“What I like the most is that not one page is the same and the tips on the different ways that that the pages could be used was great. Also, like the ability to tear the pages out.”
“This is book is AWESOME! My daughter is starting to draw more and looks forward to doing page(s) in the book. ”
“This book would be a good gift for a teacher and adults can join in on the fun too.”