Directed drawings are wonderful for so many reasons! They require little prep, work on listening skills and fine motor skills, and they help our students build confidence in their drawing abilities. This pumpkin directed drawing will be the perfect project for October or a companion to any pumpkin read aloud!
For this pumpkin directed drawing, students will need:
✏️ A piece of white paper
✏️ A black crayon or marker
✏️ Crayons to color
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Fall Pumpkin Directed Drawing
When I am leading my students in directed drawings, I usually draw a large rectangle on the front board as my paper. Then, I draw each step with dry erase markers as students follow along.
But I can’t draw! Yes, you can! Many people believe that they can’t draw simply because they do not know the steps to take in drawing. They picture the end product and are unsure how to get there.
I’ve made it simple for you! This pumpkin directed drawing has already been broken down into all of the steps you will need.
Grab the FREE pumpkin directed drawing visual directions at the bottom of this blog post.
Pumpkin Picture Books for Primary Grades
My favorite way to use directed drawings is as an accompaniment to a read aloud. I have gathered a list of some of my favorite pumpkin read alouds for you!
This pumpkin directed drawing would pair well with any pumpkin picture book you have on hand, but these are some of my very favorites!
Pumpkin Town – In this story, a town is in trouble after the seeds a pumpkin farmer throws out sprout all over the town! This read aloud is perfect for sequencing or discussing cause and effect.
Too Many Pumpkins – Rebecca hates pumpkins, so then what is she to do when she accidentally grows a yard full of them? This story is a great example of problem and solution!
The Pumpkin Book – This book is all about pumpkins, their life cycle, and their history. A pumpkin directed drawing would make an easy display along with students’ pumpkin research!
The Roll-Away Pumpkin – A girl’s pumpkin is rolling away! She then chases it all throughout town with some help along the way.
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? – Some pumpkins can grow to be ginormous! This story takes students around the country and compares size.
Any of these pumpkin stories would be perfect for fall! In our classroom, we like to read the story, complete a written response to the story, and then complete the directed drawing to go along with it.
Pumpkin Directed Drawing Visual Directions
Your students will love this pumpkin art project! They will be so proud of their artistic ability.
You will love how easy it is to lead students in this directed drawing activity! Simply follow the step by step visual directions.
If you end up making this pumpkin art project with your class, I would love to see pictures! You can share them with me through email or tag me on social media!
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