Drawing Prompt: Train Tracks
Art is one way that we reflect on adventures, such as our trip to Choo Choo Bob's. Drawing Prompts are a simple invitation to create that we typically make on small paper for individual use, like our original Railroad Track Drawing Prompt. We felt it was worth distinguishing the possibility and benefits of occassionally creating mural like prompts as well. Murals are wonderful opportunities to practice social skills and encourage language.
Tape paper to a table top or to a wall.
Draw tracks across the bottom of the paper.
Arrange crayons in an attractive way to invite one over for a look.
As with all drawing prompts, there is no wrong way to approach this piece of paper. We are process-oriented lovers and believe expecting a two year old to sit down and draw what you dictate is unlikely and developmentally inappropriate. The drawing prompt is there to start a conversation and make a suggestion, nothing more. Sit with your child(ren) as they show interest. Listen to their comments and respond. You could ask things such as "what do you see?" or "what do you think could drive on those tracks?" but avoid too much prompting.
Because this is a mural type prompt, use this opportunity to develop social skills. Help your toddlers negotiate space, share crayons, and navigate any disputes by providing them with needed language.
Proudly display whatever they create on your art wall or other available space. Ask them to tell you about their drawing and maybe even add a card with their thoughts next to the paper on the wall.
Large Piece of Paper
Sharpie or Black Marker
Cups (to hold crayons)
- Try with paint, markers, or another art materials.
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