For the past two years, I have completed these guided drawings with my students. It usually takes two class sessions to complete them. On the first day, we make Pilgrims. Girls will draw a Pilgrim girl and boys will draw a Pilgrim boy. The following day, girls will draw a Native American boy and boys will draw a Native American girl. These become keepsakes for their memory box.
Today, I am sharing my step by step drawings with you. To complete the lesson, you will need about 45 minutes to 1 hour. You will also need to copy a U-shaped smile on 12x9 white construction paper. I have found that giving this starting point helps them tremendously.
I model each step with the students. As I model, students draw in pencil. Once completed, they will trace their pencil drawing with marker.
Along the way, I monitor each student's drawing. Usually, I am giving directions specifically for the boys and then, directions specifically for the girls. This means, students have to pay close attention.
I model coloring and limit what colors that they can use because these are meant to be realistic drawings.
As a final touch, we color the background in a color that we did not use in the drawing. This gives it a pop of color. I love how they turn out and my students are always so proud of their work.
I hope you found this helpful.
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