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Directed Drawing | 12 Birds | 24 Creative Writing Prompts | PRINT Version

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Need a fun way to help your students learn to follow instructions while increasing their drawing confidence? Check out this NO PREP directed drawing unit!

Perfect for elementary teachers and homeschoolers alike, this resource includes step-by-step drawing instructions for 12 birds. Differentiated worksheets—primary linesregular lines, and no lines—are included to match the student's handwriting skill level.

To spark even more creativity, this cross-curricular activity includes 24 optional writing prompts (2 for each bird).


  • Birds or a specific bird unit study (National Bird Day is January 5, National Bird Feeding Month is February, Feed the Birds Day is February 3, Draw a Bird Day is April 8, National Go Birding Day is April 29, World Migratory Bird Day is May 13, and National Pet Bird Day is September 17)
  • Art class
  • Writing lessons or centers
  • Early finisher work
  • Sub plans
  • ...or just for fun!


  • Teacher instructions
  • Directed drawing instructions for 12 birds
  • Differentiated worksheets (3 levels)
  • Extra writing pages (3 levels)
  • 24 optional writing prompts (2 for each bird)

This resource is designed with your ink cartridge in mind. It's no prep and "no frills" — everything you need and nothing you don't. Just print and go inspire those budding writers and illustrators with this fun directed drawing project!


  • Cardinal
  • Chick
  • Duck
  • Flamingo
  • Great horned owl
  • Macaw
  • Penguin
  • Puffin
  • Rooster
  • Snowy owl
  • Toucan
  • Woodpecker


  • Art (drawing and coloring)
  • Creative writing
  • English language arts
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Writing
You will get a PDF (7MB) file

Terms of Use: This product is licensed for personal or classroom use ONLY, unless multiple licenses are purchased. Commercial use is not allowed. Refunds: All sales are final and non-refundable due to the immediate access to digital products.

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