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The Shape Drawing Game

Shape game bird

Shape game bird

I am really interested in activities that help children to develop their interest in and confidence with drawing, and this is a wonderful activity that we did as children, that I had totally forgotten about until we read the book Frida and Bear by Anthony Browne.  It is a really lovely book in which the elephant Frida and her friend Bear both love to draw, but one day Bear can’t think of anything to draw and so Frida drew a shape and gave it to bear to turn it into something. The book is a series of shapes that Frida and Bear give to each other to turn into something through drawing extra lines onto the original shape. Continue reading