One of the things I’m working on for you for next week is a series of “Imagination Worksheets.”   You just give them to the kids, translate the instruction if needed and let their imaginations go wild.

As one worksheet is to draw a face on a jack o’lantern I figured it’d be best to upload this one for you straight away!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

11 Responses to “Imagination Halloween”

  1. Yumiko

    Wow, kids must love the worksheets which surely will stir their imagination. And they will talk about their ideas. Great!!

  2. Cesar

    One variation that I do to review the “make a face” theme is have the kids put the worksheet on thier head and call out a face part. They then have to draw it while the worksheet is on thier head. When finished calling out all the face parts, they can take a look and see how well they drew it. I have done this in the past for English Land and the Kids loved it! Check out my blog and look for the “Under the Sea English Land) pics for a view of the kids playing this game.

  3. Nicole

    Thanks! I needed something like this for this week’s halloween lesson. Thinking of grabbing some clip art of a broomstick and having the kids draw in the witch, etc.

    We aren’t up to face parts yet, but I think this would work real well with that as well.

  4. Sevy

    Good idea to work on the part of the face and on orders. Draw an eye then a second eye. Draw a nose. Draw a mouth, a scary mouth. Then cut the mouth, cut one eye, cut the nose and cut the second eye. That’s it.

  5. Flossy

    Hi Richard

    I used thie worksheet yesterday with my very youngest students who are 4 and 5 years old. I gave it as an independant free drawing activity. I do lots of ‘draw this’ and ‘draw that’ so decided they could draw how many eyes, how many noses and how many mouths they liked! They all stayed in the 1 to 12 range and did not draw more than they new, which I though was quite good. They all then told the class how many of each item was on their picture. I know it sounds like a very easy thing to do but it was quite an achievement for a couple of the children as they do not like to speak within the group.

    I loved the way they all drew the features as they were all crammed at the top of the pumpkin!!


  6. Rosebud

    Just taken a look through all the imagination sheets, what a brilliantly simple fun idea.

  7. richard

    @Rosebud: Wow, that was quick, I’ve only just uploaded them!

    @Flossy: Yes, the idea is to do them as a totally free and independent activity with only the one line of instruction. I’m glad it worked out so well!

  8. Rosebud

    It’s all in the timing you know. LOL

  9. tokugaz

    Great idea!Love to see more!!
    The Japanese story book writer Gomi Taro(五味太郎) has 2 or 3 books using this kind of idea.

  10. Julian

    I love that Gomi Taro’s books.
    “Everybody Poos” was a favourite with my son (and me!)
    I saw an English translation of a book of his using this technique back in the UK. Inspirational.

  11. richard

    I didn’t know he did that book as well, it is a classic!

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