“Doing” Art (7-11-15)

From Summer Activities for Children, Part 3:

Let’s do “Doing” art.  Make a list of things your child can do by himself. Come to an agreement about the things he thinks he can do and things you think he can do. Let your child draw a picture for each thing on the list. A picture can be as detailed or as simple as your child wants (and is able) to make it. He can use pencils, crayons, paints, cut out pieces of paper, pictures from magazines – whatever type of art your child likes. For example, a shoe can represent him being able to tie his shoes or a big smile that he can brush his teeth. For younger children, you can be a helper. Have your child tell you what he wants to have on the page, and you can do the drawing. Attach the pictures together to make a “book.” Make each drawing be a separate page. Have fun giving the book a name. Be sure to share it with friends and family. You can also keep it and add to it over time.

Come back to Daily Parenting Tips each day for another fun activity.

See more activities at:

Summer Activities for Children (2015), Part 1

Summer Activities for Children (2015), Part 2

Summer Activities for Children (2015), Part 3.



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