I love directed drawings in the classroom because they are no prep and work on important skills like listening and following directions. This Earth Day directed drawing is the perfect companion to any Earth Day read alouds!
The best part about doing a directed drawing for your Earth Day art project is – no mess! But it still ends up as cute as can be.
You can even cut this Earth Day directed drawing out, glue it on black paper, and display it with Earth Day writing.
Earth Day Directed Drawing Materials
For this Earth day directed drawing, you will need:
- Blank paper
- Black Markers
When we do directed drawings in my classroom, I draw a giant rectangle on the board as my “paper.” That way everyone can see me as they follow along step-by-step.
You may want to have students draw with a pencil first, and then go back and grace the lines with a black marker or crayon. That is totally up to you, though!
How To Draw The Earth
If you’re thinking, “I have no idea how to even begin drawing the earth!” no worries! I have step-by-step visual directions for you to follow.
First, you will draw a big circle that is almost the size of the entire paper.
Then, you will add eyes and a mouth. Why is everything cuter with a face?
Add a heart below the mouth.
Finally, you will draw squiggly lines to make the land and water. You can be creative with this!
The last step is, of course, coloring your earth. You can also have students color the background, or you can have them cut the earth out and glue it on construction paper.
Ready to make this adorable art project with your class?
Get the visual directions for this Earth Day directed drawing here!
Earth Day Activities
Are you looking for more earth day activities to go along with this earth day directed drawing? This Earth Day unit is packed full with an original Earth Day nonfiction book, Earth Day crafts, emergent readers, writing prompts, sorts, and more! Grab the Earth Day activities here.
If you do this Earth Day directed drawing with your class, I would love it if you tagged me on social media so I can see!