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Meat Eater Art

This activity went with our meat eater unit you can see here

This was a spontaneous art activity we did on a snow day from school.  It kept us busy inside and we were able to use the easel!  We don't get that out very often anymore. 


  • paper
  • markers
  • crayons
  • imagination
There are always many directions you can go with art.  I have found that giving a couple starting guidelines helps my dragons get started.  Once they have a starting point their imaginations begin to roll and they come up with many of their own ideas, some similar to the starting point and some far off on something else.  Both dragons ended up making 3 drawings! 

One reason I picked this activity is because Little Dragon will be starting kindergarten this fall and part of the testing is drawing a person.  Little Dragon has never been huge on drawing or painting so I wanted to gauge where he was on his people drawing skills. 

To start the dragons off I asked them to draw a meat eater and a person.  I told them they could draw them doing anything they wanted.  They could be friends, they could be enemies, they could be just meeting.  Anything they wanted. But they had to tell me a story from their drawing. 

Both got started right away! 

Another instruction was to draw with marker and color with crayons

Both of the dragons were excited with their end project and hung them up on their bedroom doors

It also made for great story telling! 

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