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Scribble Your Heart Out

Scribble your Heart Out

Age Groups: Big Kids
Skills: Feelings, Representation


  • paper
  • crayons, colored pencils, markers or paint


  • Let’s get out our crayons and make feelings art.
  • What feeling should we draw first?
  • Let’s pick a color (or colors) that you think represent the feeling.
  • Let’s close our eyes, take a deep breath, and think about how that emotion feels. When you’re ready, open your eyes and start to draw with our crayon.
  • Let’s talk about the feeling you’re drawing as you draw: how does it make you feel? Where in your body do you feel it? What color does it remind you of? What reminds you of the feeling?
  • Let’s talk about how your fingers, hands, wrists, and arms move while you’re drawing. How does your hand feel when you’re finished?
  • When you’re all done, give your picture a title, and try writing a few words describing your work.


  • Primary colors: red, blue, yellow — you can mix them to make the other colors!
  • Feeling: emotion
  • Light: pale in color
  • Strong: powerful