Drawing Ideas Using Alphabet and Numbers [Printable Included]

Have your little learners ever tried drawing using numbers or letters of the alphabet? 

Drawing simple objects helps kids develop a creative quotient and prepares them for complex artistic endeavors in the future. While a blank sheet of paper and some crayons are probably enough for little kids to start drawing, having the alphabet or numbers as drawing prompts gives them a little something to begin with. It also reinforces their learning in the areas of word and number recognition.

Considering the fact that printables are convenient tools for parents and teachers alike, we have created simple downloadable files covering fun drawing ideas using letters of the alphabet and numbers. Use them as you like or in ways we suggest, and let the young artists work on their very own creative masterpieces!

Drawing is not just a form of creative expression. For young kids, it supports the development of fine motor skills necessary to learn to write. Other benefits of drawing in early childhood include:

  • Enhanced memory
  • More attention to detail
  • Opportunity to express oneself
  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Boosts creativity and imagination
  • Supports cognitive development
  • Improved concentration
  • Better problem-solving

All these years, drawing was considered an extracurricular activity. However, educators now understand the importance of art integration in education. Schools have started to incorporate different art forms in subjects like language, math, and science to engage students and improve learning outcomes.

Similar to other art integration examples, alphabet and number-based drawings are also great add-ons to facilitate student learning. These can be weaved seamlessly into lesson plans to provide a well-rounded learning experience for the kids. For example, drawing with letters of the alphabet can be combined with other interesting ways to teach letter recognition, and number drawings can be a part of math and art integration lesson plans.

This will allow kids to focus on letter and number formation through a novel approach. It will help creative learners get into their comfort zone and learn without hesitation. And it will nudge reluctant writers to practice writing in a fun and engaging way.

In this section, you will find two sets of printables drawing ideas using letters of the alphabet and drawing ideas using numbers 0 to 9. Both printables have an attention-grabbing yet clear and simple copy to ensure kids understand the steps involved in the drawing easily.

To download the printable file, click on the download button available at the end of the images and save the file on your computer. You can now turn on your printer and print as many copies of the printable as you would like. Don’t have a printer? No worries! Save the files on a pen drive and get them printed at your nearest store.

Once you have the prints, ask the kids to grab a few items, like some blank sheets of paper, pencils, markers, crayons, etc., to get started with their drawing activity.

Here are some ways in which the kids can use our printables and derive maximum benefits from this activity.

1. Practice session

As it may not be easy for little hands to draw merely by looking at the picture, it is best to engage them in a short practice session. You can give each child a copy of the alphabet or number drawing and have them trace all the steps with a marker or crayon. 

Have them select a color other than black so they can easily differentiate their lines from the base drawing. After tracing, they can also decide on the color combination and try it on the final image so that they know exactly how their drawing will turn out.

2. Draw on your own

After the kids have taken a practice session, you can have a “draw on your own” activity. Kids can either make their drawings without any help or you can place a large copy of the printable on your whiteboard for them to refer to. 

And even if you see kids not drawing on their own and copying the steps entirely, rest assured, they are still working on important skills like memory, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and more.

3. Combine letters and numbers for drawing challenges

Combining letters and numbers can open doors to more creativity and imagination. It also adds an extra challenge for the kids. These challenges help instill a sense of healthy competition and push kids to showcase their best artistic sides.

We suggest you try this activity after the kids are done with all the individual letters and numbers. By the time they complete them all, they would gather enough ideas on how to create new art, starting with something as simple as letters and numbers. 

1. Some drawings with letters and numbers are more complex than others. So, let the kids start with simple drawings and later move on to more challenging ones.

2. Remind kids to draw inspiration from objects in their surroundings. You can even show them some examples to spark their creativity.

3. After the kids have tried their hands at directed drawings with uppercase letters, let them experiment with different styles of lettering and numbering, like cursive and block numbers.

4. Conduct regular practice sessions so kids can improve their drawing skills.

5. Encourage kids to add extra details and a beautiful background to the final drawing if they like.

6. After the completion of the activity, have the kids show their artwork to everyone. They can even come up with a story revolving around the picture they created and share it with their family or peers.

So, the next time you want to try something different with your kids or students at school, feel free to download our drawing ideas using the alphabet and numbers. Provide kids with ample time and the required resources to practice these drawings and enjoy a session encompassing creativity and learning.

Last but not least, don’t forget to offer them guidance throughout the session to improve their drawing skills and shower them with lots of appreciation to boost their confidence and motivate them to participate in more such activities in the future.

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