A sunny day drawing cube game in Pre-K

With summer on its way, we have been talking about things you can do on a sunny day during circle time and then we played a game to add a little different spin on drawing a picture of a sunny day…

The children started by making their own sunny day cubes…

Then the children tossed their cubes and drew what ever landed on top of the cube on their paper…

The children made up their own rules as they went along. For example, you were allowed to draw more than one cloud if you want or you can color the house any color you want. I always love listening to the children make up their own rules for play…

As the children went along, they added more elements to their sunny day pictures like apples to a tree or smoke from the chimney.  The children took their time exploring the drawing process with this little game…

For those of you who would like a copy of the drawing cube, you can go to Preschool Spot and download a copy there for free…

By |2012-05-25T06:00:19+00:00May 25th, 2012|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

7 Comments

  1. Scott May 25, 2012 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Deborah, I really like this idea. The drawing cube idea continues to intrigue me. I guess I just need to make one and try it out.

  2. Melissa M. May 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    It is a rainy day here and you just helped save a playdate. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Jenny Furlotte May 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this fun and creative way to explore the seasons and weather!!!

  4. Erin May 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    I love this idea! What a great way to spark some creativity. My kids are always asking “what should I draw?”. Looks like I’ll have an answer for them next time! Thanks for sharing!

  5. andie jaye May 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    what a fun idea…i think it’s cute on how they expanded on the basic ideas the cube landed on 🙂

  6. Gabrielle June 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Great idea! My prek and first grader love to draw, I think they’ll really enjoy this.

  7. Janet July 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    I have some storebought cubes with pockets that I can interchange the cards and so I just made cards for the pockets and now I too have a story telling cube game to play and plan to make a few more for the kiddoes to draw their own stories. Thanks for sharing this idea

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