I have already seen many ways of calling this activity: Art therapy, art for healing, and that goes on and on. I actually got myself the chance to invent something: Drawing therapy. I tested and used that to calm my students down whenever we have 10 to 15 minutes to cool down.
I was looking something interesting for kids to get themselves focused. Just like a meditation time, but they can actually do something while doing this.
This is something not to improve drawing skills and anything. It is a moment for kids to focus, calm down and to be cool.
I have already tested the activity before sharing the idea with you. It seems just right, once kids get focused and feel pleasure to make arts happen!
I do some story telling that I created myself. Let’s started with Mr. Turtle. He is a fellow that invites everybody around for a coffee:
Miss Suzanne is a little tiny lonely OWL begging for attention:
That is actually a vegetarian Shark, he is sweet and lonely, some of his friends ask him to shark it out!
Have you ever seen a Penguin that dances? We have, he is right here!
That frog can eat everything around him:
Now you ask me, how have I done those? I researched and I got how to draw these animals step by step. Check some out: