Kids Drawing Stencils

Are Kids Drawing Stencils Modern Teaching Aids?

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Are Kids Drawing Stencils Modern Teaching Aids?  Certainly, many teachers will welcome the use of Kids Drawing Stencils in the classroom.  No doubt, the flexibility of use is ideal for children to use with various activities.

In this post, I will look at how Kids Drawing Stencils can be used as modern teaching aids in the classroom or at home.  Of course, children don’t have to limit the use of these stencils to just drawing outlines.  In light of this, learning can be extended in many ways with the use of Kids Drawing Stencils as Modern Teaching Aids.

To point out, there are various themes.  Not to mention the many ways kids use them with pencils, crayons, markers or paint to add details to projects.  Indeed, these come in especially handy when kids get stuck on what and how to do illustrations.



Are Kids Drawing Stencils Modern Teaching Aids in the Classroom? 

In brief, these few examples show how children use Kids Drawing Stencils in lessons like Math, Science, Writing and of course Art.

Math and Science: To begin with, kids compare different kinds of animals using venn diagrams, then they use charts or tables to do the comparison.  For the most part, children work in small groups to complete tasks.

Creative Writing: In any event, kids use these drawing stencils to make illustrations for stories or  poems.  For example, animals on the farm, flowers, butterflies, and even write about pirates.

Science: On the other hand, animal stencils for example are excellent teaching aids for lessons on jungle animals found all over the world.  Further research on these animals by young children teach about the shapes and other features such as how long or short their horns are.  Moreover, kids identify and name those with long necks and so on.


Kids Drawing Stencils
Are Kids Drawing Stencils Modern Teaching Aids?

Build Vocabulary

Another key point about Kids Drawing Stencils is that many come with animals like hippopotamus, elephant, monkey, lion, giraffe, the rhinoceros and more.  In fact, when children use them in small groups they  collaborate with each other.

Certainly, in their collaboration, children discuss the names of the animals, the continents and countries where they may be found, their habitats and how they are categorized like mammals, reptiles, amphibians.

Important to realize here that activity like this helps kids learn the vocabulary in context: For example warm-blooded, cold-blooded, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, grasslands, jungle, and learning goes on.


Kids Drawing Stencils
Are Kids Drawing Stencils Modern Teaching Aids?

Of course we know that these are not the only teaching aids, but it is just another way to use Kids Drawing Stencils to enrich lessons.  So are Kids Drawing Stencils Modern Teaching Aids?

Personalize Touch

Indeed kids personalize touch to their stencil art is cute.  In particular, this comes out in the way they color, paint or write with them.  In fact, they get even more creative when they make banners, cards or even a mural.

Enhance Projects

I taught at an IB school in the Cayman Islands, and one year the students were involved in a project about marine life.  I remember how many of those students used drawing stencils to enhance their projects.  I must say that the exhibition of their work was greatly admired by parents and others in the community, and they were given a high grade too.

Easy Maintenance

Easy maintenance of these plastic drawing templates is a breeze.  Immediately after painting, wash them under running water.  Usually, they are made from durable material so they are reusable.


Plastic Drawing Templates
Plastic Drawing Templates

Identify Parts of Objects

A brief example is the use of transport stencils.   They are ideal to incorporate in a lesson about different types of transportation.  Children can  draw the images and identify the featured parts like the sails and propellers.  They may add their personal touch to the coloring or painting of each and discuss how they work.


Drawing Pictures For Kids
Drawing Pictures For Kids

Bulletin Board Ideas

Classify animals in groups and make a group mural.  Take a large white paper and divide it into six sections.  Label each section with a different classification.  Use appropriate drawing template to draw the animal for each section.

Make a class mural of rainforest animals and classify them.

Select and draw one animal that interest you the most.  Write a short report about that animal.  Include the animal’s habitat, it’s food, how it moves and breathes.  How would you classify it?


Do you think Kids Drawing Stencils are Modern Teaching Aids?  Please share your thoughts below.

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8 thoughts on “Are Kids Drawing Stencils Modern Teaching Aids?

  1. Jaclow July 9, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Hi Carol,
    I like the Stencil Templates, I am not good in drawing and I find this very helpful to use.
    The video is so informatics, had fun watching it. With the Stencil templates I can make beautiful 3 D cards myself to send, so its not only for kids right.

    • admin July 11, 2017 at 4:57 am

      Hi Jac,

      Stencil art templates are also used by adults. Some artists use them to help speed up their work.  I hope you will be able to create some beautiful pieces of art and make some cards with them.

  2. Win Bill July 9, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    I didn’t realize that stencils can be used as a great tool for teaching. Kids are more picture oriented after all so this will most likelu stimulate all parts of their brains. Like you mentioned, they would realize what kind of animals have horns, the length and size of their heads, and the fact that planes have wings and stuff. My wife used to teach pre kindergarten students. I will give her your ideas. Right now it’s early my daughter who is in her diapers can use your teachings five years from now. What kind stencil shapes do you recommend?

    • admin July 11, 2017 at 4:52 am

      I am glad that you are thinking about using stencil art with your child.  They can certainly help to stimulate kids interest in art.  You may find some stencil shapes from an earlier post by clicking the link below.  

      Are Plastic Drawing Templates Good For Toddlers to Draw Shapes?

  3. Crystal Doc July 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Yes I do. I think they are. They are used at the basic school level for kids to learn to control their pencils.
    I use them at home to inspire creativity in the little ones.
    We play a game where they use the stencils to draw the animals or other objects then try to create a backdrop to fit the drawing into. Like a horse in a stable. Most times I have to just take a wild guess to know what they drew lol but it keeps them busy and off the tablets 24/7s
    Could you suggest somewhere to buy them in bulk?

    • admin July 11, 2017 at 4:45 am

      Nice, I like how involved you are with your kids stencil art.  Thanks for sharing how you used them with your kids.  You may purchase stencils in bulk like the Super Mega Stencil Kit by clicking the link below.

      Best Kids Stencils For Drawing Review

  4. Emma July 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    There really useful to teach children art! I used to use the, too when I was a little kid, they can aLao be used to educate young children about the objects. I love working with children seeing them create art and I think I will need them to help my sisters daughter to learn how to draw and have fun together

    • admin July 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

      Hi Emma,

      Stencil art is great to aid learning.  I hope you will be able to use them with your niece to create some stunning artwork.

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