Phoebe and Her Unicorn is, above all else, a series about friendship. Phoebe, a socially awkward girl, and Marigold, a slightly stuck-up unicorn, overcome the odds to become BFFs. Middle-grade readers will relate to the deep bond of friendship between the two, and will love reading about their zany antics. Once their love for the series has been established, invite students to bring Marigold to life with their own hands! By following the six simple steps of this free unicorn drawing guide, Marigold doppelgängers will be filling your classroom in no time.
While you’re at it, encourage students to put their own spin on their mythical pals. You might see green unicorns, horns on the back instead of the head, or even some sparkly wings! Dana Simpson’s free unicorn drawing guide will get students started, but it’s even more fun to see what kind of flair they add to their creations. After their drawings are complete, instruct the artists to give their unicorns names, back stories, and a human-BFF of their own. This will turn into a whole lesson on creative writing before you can say “Marigold Heavenly Nostrils!” And, if your middle-graders want to keep the drawing fun going, we have even more Phoebe and Her Unicorn activities. For starters, this free unicorn drawing guide goes great with our How to Draw Phoebe activity.