Sight Words, Draw Pictures Part 1: How To Draw People

To celebrate National Foreign Language Month, we’re going to learn how to draw people through Sight Words, Draw Pictures!

Get to know three international words (Ayi, Hermana, and Dulce) to improve kids’ vocabulary and reading skills.

Read on!

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What is Sight Words, Draw Pictures?

Drawing of bears having a picnic on the riverside.

In Sight Words, Draw Pictures, kids (K-2) write sight words and learn how to draw them using simple shapes. 

Then they can put the drawings together and write a story about the scene they’ve created.

This exciting learning activity empowers kids to write and illustrate their own stories!

Materials

  • 1 White sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Colored Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser

Instructions

List of words including Auntie (Ayi), Sister (Hermana), Birthday, Lost, Sing, Party, Cake, Late, Four, Candy, and (Dulce)

Step 1. Look at the list of sight words.

Drawn shapes including a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, a straight line, and a curved line

Step 2. Draw these basic shapes: a circle, a square, a triangle, a rectangle, a straight line, and a curved line.


You can draw almost anything with these basic shapes.

Step 3. Draw people and objects.

Numbered picture instruction on how to draw an adult female

a. Let’s draw Auntie! (Ayi – Chinese/Mandarin)

  1. Using the basic shapes, draw the basic body form.
  2. Draw the face.
  3. Add the hair and draw the neck.
  4. Draw a patterned shirt and a skirt.
  5. Darken the hair and draw the fingers.
Numbered picture instruction on how to draw a little girl

b. Let’s draw Sister! (Hermana – Spanish)

  1. Draw the basic body form.
  2. Draw the face.
  3. Add curly hairs.
  4. Draw details on the shirt and pants 
  5. Draw the fingers.
Numbered picture instruction on how to draw a cake, balloons and confetti, and candies

c. Let’s draw things related to Birthday, Party, Cake, and Candy (Dulce – Italian)


For the cake:

  1. Draw 3 layers of rectangles, in increasing sizes, for the base.
  2. Draw the candle.
  3. Draw the flames.
  4. Add designs to the cake.
  5. Draw a big plate around the base of the cake.

For the balloons and party streamers/confetti:

  1. Draw a circle, a small triangle, and a curved string for the balloon.
  2. Use curved lines and draw squiggles for the party streamers.

For the candy:

  1. Draw a small circle with a small triangle at the bottom for the lollipop and the wrapper. Add a straight line for the handle.
Drawing of an adult female, a little girl, a cake surrounded by lollipops, and balloons with confetti

Step 4. Make a story from the words and the pictures.


Once you are done with the drawing, make a wonderful story using all the words on our list!

Tips for art-mazing success:

  • You can explore drawing your characters the way you want to!
  • Color your drawings. 
  • Add other things to your drawing and make a good story out of it.

Check out these awesome drawings by our young artists at the Creativity School.

Drawing of a girl's party by Tvisha M.
Drawing of a girl's 4th birthday party by Zechariah M.

Artworks from Creativity School by Tvisha M. (left), and Zechariah H (bottom)

Did you have fun drawing people and learning about international words? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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