Reading about Charlie Brown and his friends is one thing. Learning how to bring them to life is quite another. Luckily, this free printable drawing guide combines the joy of both. Provide middle-grade students with any of the books in the AMP Kids Peanuts series for inspiration. As they get familiar with Woodstock, Snoopy, Lucy, and the whole gang, encourage them to visualize and sketch their own characters. While the book’s characters are excellent subjects, middle-graders will have even more fun thinking of unique stories and personalities. After finishing the Peanuts book of their choice, introduce them to this exciting and achievable artistic activity.
Students will learn firsthand how animation takes still panels and turns them into in-motion cartoons. All the while, they’ll be laughing along with the hilarious and classic misadventures Peanuts is known (and loved) for. Charlie still can’t seem to kick that football, Linus and his blanket are sure to be philosophizing, and Snoopy is cooking up his next grand scheme. Middle-graders can stretch their artistic muscles and grow in their love of reading at the same time. By utilizing this free printable drawing guide in your classroom, you can satisfy minds that are hungry for both education and entertainment.