White Board Drawing


Drawing and creating on a whiteboard

Materials Required

  1. White board or window
  2. White board markers
  3. Cloth to wipe off or baby wipes
  4. Chalk and chalk board if you do not have a white board (optional)


Prepare a clean space on your table surface – Lay out white board markers and white board – Have a cloth or baby wipes handy for wiping

Method (or Ideas)

  1. Show your child the white board markers and talk about the colours.
  2. Encourage your child to draw on the white board or window.
  3. Encourage your child to talk about what they are drawing.
  4. Play some relaxing music to encourage creativity

Facilitation Tips – What To Say


  • Colours e.g. red, yellow, blue, brown etc.
  • Up and down
  • Round and round – fast/slow
  • Circles, dots, lines, shapes
  • Let’s talk about what you are drawing
  • Tell me about your drawing.

Extend the Experience

  • You could encourage your children to draw a portrait of you on the whiteboard or a pet.
  • Scribe a story about their drawing so they see you writing.

WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

This a is a calm and quiet activity. Children will need other opportunities during the day to use physical energy.

Early Years Learning Framework


  1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  2. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another


Principle 3: High expectations and equity. Children progress well when they, their parents and educators hold high expectations for their achievement in learning.


Practice: Intentional teaching. Intentional teaching is deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful. They use strategies such as modelling and demonstrating, open questioning, speculating, explaining, engaging in shared thinking and problem solving to extend children’s thinking and learning.

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