Create a Love Monster with this step-by-step Valentine’s Day drawing activity! Add to your February 14th activities and celebrations in the primary education classroom. Add an element of fun and fine motor practice in an easy-to-follow way!
How to Draw a Love Monster
This directed drawing activity teaches children how to draw a Love Monster. Drawing is essential for kids to learn for many reasons. It boosts a child’s memory, helps with fine motor skills, and allows them to see themselves as artists.
Directed drawing activities are convenient and engaging, keeping children entertained in the classroom and at home! They are great for classroom celebrations or rainy days. Teachers can provide an exciting experience with tons of value with just a few simple steps and minimal materials.
This Love Monster drawing activity is an excellent option for February. It pairs well with Valentine’s Day classroom activities, writing, and books, making it a teacher bonus!
Table of contents
- How to Draw a Love Monster
- Directions to Draw Your Love Monster
- More Drawing Ideas for February
- Valentine’s Day Resources for the Classroom
- More Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas
Materials Needed for Love Monster Drawing
Each child will need:
- white art paper
- a pencil
- an eraser
- a fine-black marker or Sharpie pen
- watercolor paints and a larger paintbrush (or your coloring materials of choice)
I suggest using thicker paper for painting because it can handle the water and shouldn’t tear if appropriately used.
Tips for Drawing The Love Monster
When guiding children to draw their Love Monster, there are a few things to consider.
- Stand in a place for all to see clearly.
- Use a large easel, chart paper, or overhead projector to draw on if available.
- Have kids sit at tables with their supplies.
- Take things slow and draw each step as you give verbal instructions. Alternatively, children can follow a set of visual step-by-step directions.
- Give kids plenty of time to follow along and ask questions.
You will have the most success if you model the lesson this way and take your time.
Once students draw their monster, let them color it with markers, colored pencils, or watercolor paints. Using watercolor paints creates an excellent background for the Valentine’s Day monster, and kids don’t use them often, so it’s a nice treat.
Display their hard work on the classroom walls or create a cute bulletin board display in the hallway for everyone in the school to enjoy! Use a sweet Valentine’s Day header like “Have a Wild & Crazy Valentine’s Day” or “Ms. NAMES’s Love Monsters”.
Directions to Draw Your Love Monster
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make your cute little Love Monster. Use the pictures as needed, and have fun!
Valentine’s Day Drawing Step 1
Start by placing your paper in the vertical position before drawing. Draw an oval-like shape with a flat bottom using your pencil. This is the monster’s body.
Valentine’s Day Drawing Step 2
Next, draw a heart in the lower half of the monster’s body. Just above that, add a small curved line. This is the monster’s smile.
Valentine’s Day Drawing Step 3
Then, add two eyes above the mouth. Make one eye larger than the other. Draw black dots near the bottom of them to represent the pupils. Give the monster two teeth at the top of its smile.
Valentine’s Day Drawing Step 4
Add a rounded rectangle shape on either side of the body. These are the monster’s arms. Add two horns on the top of its head.
Valentine’s Day Drawing Step 5
Next, draw two long legs with feet at the bottom. These don’t have to be anything fancy, but encourage students to add fuzzy toes or claws.
If you don’t think students can complete the whole activity in one day, consider breaking it into two days. On day one, complete the drawing. On day two, give students colored pencils, markers, or watercolor paints to decorate their monsters. This will take time to dry, so consider that.
Students can get creative with their colors! For example, they might color the heart red and the horns purple. Other students may choose to use two colors for their whole monster. It will be fun to see the results!
How to Extend This Activity
Sometimes, drawing activities only take a few minutes, so we love finding ways to extend the activity! Here are a few ideas:
- Have kids name their Love Monster and write a short story about it. Give them lined paper to write on and display their writing with the craft.
- Create Valentine’s cards featuring their Love Monster. Cut, paste, and glue the Love Monster to construction paper for them to gift to someone.
- Host a “Love Monster Gallery” where students can showcase their art. Let them show off their work to other teachers in the building or their parents during a Valentine’s Day celebration.
- Read the book Love Monster by Rachel Bright and discuss key parts of the story, the setting, and the characters while reading.
More Drawing Ideas for February
Some kids love to draw, so give them a plethora of ideas! They will appreciate these cute drawings and the simple directions to follow!
Silly Valentine Taco – Here’s a video tutorial of some cute Valentine Tacos! Watch how to draw each step and let the kids follow along!
How to Draw a Valentine – This simple step-by-step tutorial teaches kids how to draw a simple envelope and heart. It makes for the perfect card for a friend or loved one!
February Drawing Mats – If you want more directed drawing mats from my shop, look at what the month offers. This month’s bundle has a Valentine’s Day Heart Bear, a Cupid, a Groundhog, a Tooth Fairy, and a Chinese Dragon. Use them to celebrate Dental Health Month, Groundhog Day, and more.
Valentine’s Day Resources for the Classroom
Use the Valentine’s Day Fun Pack
Try the Valentine’s Day Fun Pack by Proud to be Primary. This pack has tons and tons of activities to keep kids entertained and learning during February! There are math materials, writing options, literacy books, crafts, games, the Love Monster writing craft, classroom games, STEAM activities, and more!
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