Jungle Drawing and Art Projects

Jungle Drawing Art Project

We just listed a much-requested Jungle Directed Drawing packet! It includes 40 project variations (from 10 different drawings). The animals are very whimsical. I have more realistic animals of the same variety scattered throughout other directed drawing packets in our series, so thought it would be something new and fun to include a dedicated 'whimsical' style in this one. 

We had a road test of the monkey project here in my creative space on the weekend and would love to share some of the steps we took, with you!



Jungle Drawing Art Project

Jungle Drawing Art Project

Jungle Drawing Art Project

Jungle Drawing Art Project

1. Draw a big round head and two ears.

Jungle Drawing Art Project

2. Draw two bumps towards the top of the head and join to the sides with two short side strokes.

Jungle Drawing Art Project

3. Draw a simple body shape - two lines down to the sides and a line across the base. 

Jungle Drawing Art Project

4. Draw a long tail with a curl on top!

Jungle Drawing Art Project

5. Draw facial features - 2 eyes, a nose and a big happy smile! Here you could encourage students to add other features to their monkey. We kept him nice and simple, in our whimsical style.

Jungle Drawing Art Project

Other directed drawings included in this jungle-themed pack are:
  • zebra
  • lion
  • tiger
  • giraffe
  • hippo
  • elephant
  • rhino
  • toucan
  • crocodile
Jungle Drawing Art Project

Directed drawing allows young students to feel successful on their journey learning to draw and helps to motivate their writing. Once they get drawing you will see more engaged learners who start to develop story details - especially if you ask them to draw additional things in their space, a background and other characters.

Here is a peek at the 4 styles of project you can provide for each drawing:

Jungle Drawing Art Project

Classic Directed Drawing

The classic directed drawing has the steps and room provided for students to simply draw, following the steps.
Jungle Drawing Art Project

Read, Draw, Write

The "Read, Draw, Write" style worksheet encourages students to read the words in the word bank, follow the directed steps to draw a picture (and they may add additional drawings) and then lines are provided for students to write a sentence or two about their picture or the topic.
Jungle Drawing Art Project

Big Draw

Big Draw provides the steps on one page, and a page sized, bordered worksheet for students to create a large artwork.

Jungle Drawing Art Project

Draw and Write

Draw and Write (not pictured) has a blank space for students to draw (using the Big Draw page of steps) and a few lines to write a sentence or two.


We hope you give the monkey artwork a try and would be thrilled to see you include more jungle drawings in your learning space!

Drawings are a fantastic way to start writing. It can begin the creative thought process and be a stimulus for writing. We have a huge range of directed drawing packets over in our TpT store. Find them HERE


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