Roll Into Creativity With This Dice Throwing Picture Prompt For Kids

With a FREE printable!

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher, Macaroni Kid, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial June 17, 2021

My daughter is an artist and a creative thinker, but every now and then she needs a little boost to get her imagination flowing. Perhaps you can relate to a recent conversation we've had.

Child: Hey, Mom! What should I draw?
Me: I don't know. A flower? An animal? School?
Child: Boring.
Me: Then I'm sure you'll think of something.
Conclusion: Child walks away without drawing anything.

If you've found yourself in the same situation, you know that it can be quite frustrating. That's why we've created a simple roll-a-picture worksheet to help with brainstorming your own silly scenarios.

Here's how to use our roll-a-picture worksheet

  • Print out our Roll-A-Picture: Summer Fun Worksheet. It's free!
  • Roll a die 4 times to decide a character, an activity, a setting, and a specific time.
  • Get to drawing!
  • Optional: Roll again to create a whole different scenario.

Want to practice writing instead? This is also a great way to come up with creative story prompts!

With a little guidance from our roll-a-picture worksheet, the conversations with my child are a bit different now:

Child: Hey, Mom! What should I draw?"
Me: How about a pirate who's eating ice cream in our backyard on a windy day?
Child: Okay. I like that idea.
Conclusion: Child has fun creating a masterpiece!