Meaningful Moments: Draw Your Purple People Eater

Meaningful Moments: Draw Your Purple People Eater

Activity 2 of 15 in this unit

  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Year 1 - 2
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • ...

Activity summary

Students will create a drawing of a purple people eater monster that is made up of a series of different shapes. Students need to listen carefully to the instructions for their drawing and share their final results with the class.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • explore different 2D shapes.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • incorporate different 2D shapes into a drawing
  • listen and respond to instructions.

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Activity Instructions

Activity details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creativity

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: 

Year 1 Maths:

  • Make, compare and classify familiar shapes; recognise familiar shapes and objects in the environment, identifying the similarities and differences between them (AC9M1SP01)

Year 2 Maths:

  • Recognise, compare and classify shapes, referencing the number of sides and using spatial terms such as “opposite”, “parallel”, “curved” and “straight” (AC9M2SP01)

Relevant parts of Year 1 Mathematics achievement standards: Students make, compare and classify shapes and objects using obvious features. 

Relevant parts of Year 2 Mathematics achievement standards: Students compare and classify shapes, describing features using formal spatial terms. 

NSW Syllabus outcomes: MA2-1WM

General capabilities: Critical and Creative ThinkingNumeracy

Resources Required

  • Drawing materials

Additional Info

This is an original Cool+ lesson.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - the teacher needs to explain the task and read out the drawing prompts.

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