Wild Monster Drawing Game
Need a creative bulletin board for Read Across American in March? Imagine these wild things in your hallway along with one of the two included writing prompts. This wild monster drawing art lesson is perfect for classroom teachers wanting to learn how to paint with markers. Step-by-step picture directions are given for how to transfer the template to drawing paper. However, if you’re short on time, you can simply have your students design directly onto the template using colored pencils, crayons, or markers. The included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide them from start to finish.
Are you going to be absent and need a last minute art lesson for the substitute? Or do you need something for students during indoor recess? Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects. Once your students know how to play the game, they’re easy to leave with a sub! Create a small sub tub in your room with drawing paper and markers. And leave copies of the game in a labeled folder inside the tub along with some dice. This works well for both classroom and art teachers alike.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your classroom? This wild monster drawing art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, file them in labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
You will create a wild monster drawing by rolling the die and collecting the different textures required to create it.
First, trace the monster onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper. Then, draw a face on it. Or, draw your own monster! You can add a tail, wings, horns or anything else you think would make your monster look interesting! Next, roll the die to select which texture you’ll draw for each body part: head, body, arms, legs, and tail. Once done, outline everything.
Use tempera cake paints to paint the monster. Allow each area to dry slightly before moving on to a neighboring area of the design. When dry, cut it out. If you’re short on time, design directly onto the print out from page 4 and color with dry media such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils.
Simply print out the game and picture directions back-to-back, give them dice, and watch them have fun creating their own wild thing.
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to design a wild thing using 5 unique patterns and paint it in using a marker painting technique
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 12-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Wild Monster Drawing Game)
- 9-Page Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- 2 Writing Prompts
- 2 Coloring Pages
- Texture Worksheet
- Texture Practice Page
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also or use on Google Classroom, Google Slides, and Microsoft OneDrive)
So simple to play and students are able to explore texture. – Brenda
Sparks creativity and they figure it out after they finish! – Rachel
The kids loved playing this art game! I loved the great variety of implied textures and how it encouraged creativity! – Faye