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Drawing Plants


In this activity, you will look at a plant and draw the lines and shapes that you see.

Grade Level

Pre-K, Kindergarten



  • Video
  • Slide Deck
  • Teaching Guide


  • A pencil
  • A sheet of paper
  • A plant to draw, from inside your home or outside in nature


Look closely at your plant. What do you notice about it?  

  • What lines do you see?
  • Where do you see them? 
  • What shapes do you see?
  • Are they big or small?

Now, get ready to draw the lines and shapes you see.

What kind of line do you see for the stem of the plant?

What kind of leaves does your plant have? Are they curved shapes? Or bumpy?

What other shapes do you see?

You can draw the plant however it looks to you. 


What lines and shapes did you draw?

What did you notice when you looked closely at the plant?

You can try drawing all different kinds of plants to find out what kinds of lines and shapes they each have!


Drawing Plants
Written by Andrea Burgay, Associate Director

Lesson Development
Julie Applebaum, Senior Director
Sassy Kohlmeyer, Director of Early Childhood Programs

Studio in a School NYC
Hasna Muhammad, Ed.D., Chair, Board of Directors, Studio in a School Association
Alison Scott-Williams, President, Studio in a School NYC

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