Pokemon cards* are all the rage at my kids’ elementary school, just as I remember them being popular with some of my younger siblings’ classes. Nine-year-old Emma spent her savings on some cards. They arrived Friday afternoon, and all four kids have been using them as inspiration for drawing all weekend.
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Using Pokemon Cards to Learn to Draw
Pokemon cards are actually pretty decent tools for learning how to draw! My kids like that each card is unique. There are a wide range of characters, and I like that they are very emotionally expressive. The simple lines, small scale, and emphasis on one character per card makes this a very approachable drawing exercise! The cards feature lots of different backgrounds, too. So far my kids haven’t draw those at all, focusing exclusively on the characters, but it is something they could do to branch out over time.
What do your kids like to draw?
The after school linky is a space for you to share crafts and activities for children aged 5-12 years old. There were great ideas in last week’s after school activities linky! Here were some of my favorites:
- Magnet Powered Car from The Science Kiddo
- How to Write a Classroom Placement Letter for your Grade Schooler from The Educators’ Spin On It
- Top 10 Multicultural Picture Books on Bullying from Pragmatic Mom
What posts do you have to share this week? My fellow cohosts and I pick our favorites to feature each week, and we may also pin your post to our popular After School Activities board on Pinterest, or some of our personal boards!