December ushers in a month-long season of Christmas cheer. Are you looking to put extra merriment in the holiday season? Drawing is a superb creative outlet to add to this magical time of year.
25 Drawing Prompts for Christmas
Self-Portrait with a Christmas Theme
Christmas Gifts, Wrapping Paper, Ribbons, & Bows
Santa & Mrs. Claus
North Pole & Santa’s Workshop
Santa’s Sleigh & Reindeer (Don’t forget Rudolph)
Christmas Ornaments & Tree Topper
Mary, Joseph, & Baby Jesus
Letters to Santa
Candy Cane and Christmas Sweets
Peace On Earth
Get the most out of your Christmas drawing prompts by turning your creations into ornaments. Consider using small notecards which can easily be laminated. Next, punch a hole in the top to add ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree.
Do you want to keep the kids busy while preparing your Thanksgiving feast? Or perhaps you just want to be creative over the Thanksgiving weekend. Drawing is a fun and enjoyable art form. The only limit is your imagination. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for Thanksgiving.
Are you going to pass on trick-or-treating this year? Do not worry, you are not alone. Many families forego trick-or-treating for numerous reasons. Chilly weather, scheduling conflicts, health and safety concerns, or the time of trick-or-treating are often big factors. Even without trick-or-treating, your Halloween can still be lots of fun.
Halloween Party: Throw your own Halloween party. Halloween costumes, treats, themed music, and games are a perfect combination for a night of fun.
Bonfire Night: With or without costumes a bonfire night is a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy. Just be careful around the fire and don’t forget the S’mores.
Movie Night: On a cold, rainy Halloween, cuddling under blankets, sipping hot cocoa, and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a perfect evening.
Candy Scavenger Hunt: Hide the candy. No, seriously hide the candy for a scavenger hunt. Kids love to search for “hidden treasures.” A candy scavenger hunt is a superb way to celebrate Halloween.
Craft Day: Spend the day doing Halloween themed crafts. Even your local dollar store has Halloween themed craft products. Make masks, draw haunted scenes, or paint fake pumpkins for a day of Halloween fun.
Community Event: If you are concerned about safety, attend a community sponsored event. Trunk-or-treat, pumpkin walk, or Halloween at the zoo are great sponsored events for Halloween.
Halloween-Themed Baking: Bake Halloween treats together. Deliver treats to neighbors. Or use the Halloween-themed goodies as part of your movie night.
Halloween Pail: A Halloween bucket is like an Easter basket. Grab a Halloween themed bucket and fill it with your kids’ favorite treats. Controlling the amount of candy is the best part. Add books, magazines, small toys, or other themed goodies to fill the bucket.
Yes, trick-or-treating is a fun part of childhood. When the weather or other issues get in the way, finding the best alternative to trick-or-treating is a fantastic way to celebrate Halloween
Cooler days are perfect for arts and crafts. Drawing is one of the easiest art projects to begin. Even the local dollar store carries pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and art paper. The possibilities are endless. Do you need a little inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for October.
It’s that time of year! Are you ready for things that go bump in the night! October brings cooler weather and Halloween! Drawing your favorite Halloween scenes and scares is a great way to spend a chilly, October afternoon. Do you need a few drawing prompts to get you through the month?
The fall season brings cooler temperatures and rainy days. Drawing is a great rainy-day activity. Markers, crayons, colored pencils, and drawing paper are available at your local dollar store. The inexpensive materials allow you to get creative and stay within budget. Yes, later you can invest in other drawing tools to help enhance your artistic side. If you are looking to keep within the fall theme, check out the following drawing prompts for Autumn.
The first official day of Autumn is approaching quickly. In the Northern Hemisphere, the fall season brings cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and earlier sunsets. Are you looking for simple ways to celebrate the Autumn Equinox? Check out these family friendly activities to welcome the fall season.
Being outdoors is the best way to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.
Go hiking: Check out your local, state, or national park for nearby hiking trails. Most hiking areas post the difficulty of the trail. Basic trails are great for young children or just starting to hike.
Go on a nature walk: The fall foliage is perfect for taking pictures. You can easily turn your nature walk into a learning experience for your children or yourself.
Watch the Sunrise or Sunset: Spend time watching the day begin or end. Sipping a nice cup of tea or hot cocoa is bonus.
Go on a fall picnic: Pack a lunch and head out to the park for a fall picnic.
Bonfire night: Host a bonfire for family and friends. Don’t forget the S’mores. A warm bonfire on a crisp fall evening is a great way to start the season.
Stargaze: Spend a cool, crips evening looking at the stars. Don’t forget the hot cocoa.
Outdoor Photo Shoot: Grab your camera or hire a professional for an outdoor photoshoot.
Doing crafts does not require a large expense. Many dollar stores have fall accents perfect for crafty use. Or use items found in nature.
Mason jar crafts
Consider making an extra craft item to give away. A small center piece or door hanging could really cheer up someone’s day.
Make a Harvest Meal
Plan a meal with an Autumn theme. Check out your local farmer’s market for fresh fruits and vegetables. Apples, corn, squashes, tomatoes, and other root vegetables are bountiful this time of year. Turn your abundant harvest goodies into delicious dishes.
These are only a few ideas to add to your harvest meal to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.
The Autumn Equinox brings numerous changes to the landscape. Step back and recognize the changing season. Make a gratitude list. Be grateful. Enjoy the moment, winter is coming.
It’s here the long 3-day holiday weekend. Millions of people will travel this weekend, the unofficial end of summer. Did you decide to stay home for the long Labor Day weekend? Don’t worry; there are still plenty of things to do close to home. Many of these staycation ideas are free or have minimal costs.
Low Cost or No Cost Activities for Labor Day Weekend
Go Hiking: Get outdoors and enjoy nature. Find a new trail to hike. Hiking is a great activity for the entire family.
Beach Day: Pack a lunch and spend an entire day at the beach.
Go to a Local Winery: Many wineries allow taste testing. Gather your friends, enjoy the sights, and sample different wines.
Host a BBQ
Classic Game Night: Dust off your favorite Monopoly or other board game for a fun night of friendly competition. Don’t forget the snacks.
Picnic in the Park: Pack your favorite goodies and head to a local park.
Host a Bonfire Night: Don’t forget the S’mores.
Host a Themed Movie Night: Order pizza, make popcorn, and play your favorite movies.
The first official day of Autumn is almost here. Are you ready for new Autumn adventures? Gather your family or friends together and enjoy the season. Do you need ideas to add to your Autumn bucket list? Check out the following for inspiration.