Kids love things that go zoom don’t they? Show your kids an easy way to draw an airplane, car, or bus with our free printable set of How to Draw Transportation Vehicles. This free PDF file has 12 different drawing lessons for kids, each featuring a different vehicle.
Each page features a drawing lesson with how to draw a bus, an airplane, a fire truck, a backhoe, a submarine, a school bus, a different airplane, a ship, a car, a helicopter, a sailboat, and a race car. As you can see from the image below, each step adds a little more detail perfect for your student to copy.
Why Drawing is Important For Kids
Using our How to Draw Transportation Vehicles is the perfect activity to go along with your Transportation Unit for so many reasons. Even though most kids cannot copy drawing lessons like these exactly, they are still learning so much by trying.
Drawing improves fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Trying to copy a drawing image teaches about following directions and encourages correct visual perception. Fixing a drawing that isn’t quite right teaches problem-solving skills and patience.
Using the How to Draw Transport Vehicles Set
Depending on your purpose, these free how to draw printables can be use in different ways. You can give your student choices, or give the pages as an assignment. Perhaps instead you will walk your students through the drawing lesson step-by-step.
With more independent students, you can hand it to the student and expect them to complete the activity by themselves. For extra mileage, connect each page to a mini-unit related to that vehicle by using learning materials.
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How to Draw an Airplane Pages
Here is an example of how I would use the How to Draw pages with my students. First, I would read the Gail Gibbons book simply called Planes. This book counts as a history lesson and is also just plain fun. Next, I would have my students make a paper airplane while working through this science lesson incorporating paper airplanes. Afterward, students could finish a flight related writing prompt. With a few simple changes, you can tweak these writing prompts to be easier for younger students.
To follow up with a little more science we would read Flying Machines by Nick Arnold and discuss things like thrust, drag, gravity and lift. Finally, we would conclude our mini planes unit by learning how to draw a plane using the How to Draw Transportation Vehicles set. The free printable drawing set actually includes two different airplane pages so my students would get a choice. You could easily have a twelve day transportation unit just by using one page as the foundation for each day’s learning.