Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi

Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi is a special series of animated videos and activity sheets that I’m creating for young children (students in JK to Grade 3) who are currently out of school due to COVID-19. For more details, see my message below.

A new Draw-AlongDessiner Avec Moi video and printable activity sheet will be posted each weekday. Each episode is archived below…

(Teachers & Librarians click here for classroom use info!)

#01 – Baby Face
Activity Sheet | Video

#01 – Visage de Bébé
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#02 – Kitty Cat
Activity Sheet | Video

#02 – Un Chaton
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#03 – Fish
Activity Sheet | Video

#03 – Un Poisson
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#04 – Puppy Dog
Activity Sheet | Video

#04 – Un Chiot
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#05 – Bird
Activity Sheet | Video

#05 – Un Oiseau
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#06 – Turtle
Activity Sheet | Video

#04 – Une Tortue
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#07 – Hippo
Activity Sheet | Video

#07 – Un Hippopotame
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#08 – Bunny Rabbit
Activity Sheet | Video

#08 – Un Petit Lapin
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#09 – Fox
Activity Sheet | Video

#09 – Un Renard
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#10 – Owl
Activity Sheet | Video

#10 – Un Hibou
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

#11 – Shark
Activity Sheet | Video

#09 – Un Requin
Feuille d’activité | Vidéo

March 23, 2020

Dear friends,

The current COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide crisis affecting us all. As a Canadian cartoonist and artist educator, it’s been difficult because all of my scheduled classes and workshops at local schools & libraries have either been cancelled or indefinitely postponed. But as a parent, I’m constantly reminded of and thinking about all the children who are currently out of school and physically isolated from their friends. I also think of all the teachers & librarians who are missing their students, and the parents who are now pulling their hair out trying to home-school their kids… or simply battle the boredom monsters!

And so, I’m creating Draw Along | Dessiner Avec Moi for all of YOU…

Starting today, I’ll be posting short, fun cartoon drawing exercises in the form of animated videos (on YouTube) and accompanying activity pages. My target audience is young children (students in pre-kindergarten to grade 3), but I encourage parents and older siblings to pickup a pencil or crayon and draw-along with them. Make sure you turn up the volume to enjoy custom composed music written and performed by my talented uncle and retired teacher, John Cope.

All videos and activity sheets will be published in both English and French (Canadien français) thanks to the translating help of my elementary teacher cousins, David & Maria Cope.

Parents… the goal here is to help your children develop and practice their own creativity and fine motor skills. The kids should not be expected to make exact copies of my drawings. Encourage them to add their own details (or even colours!)… The most important thing is to simply have fun!

If your child enjoys my Draw-AlongDessiner Avec Moi activities and you’d like to share a photo of their drawing, please feel free to tag me on Twitter/Instagram @copetoons. Written feedback is always welcome via email to mikecope@copetoons.com.

Thank you and have fun drawing!

– Mike Cope

TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS:

Teachers & librarians are welcome to share, print/photocopy Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi activity sheets as-is for classroom use and educational purposes. You are also welcome and encouraged to share links to the accompanying animated videos found on YouTube. Please consider tagging me on Twitter/Instagram @copetoons. Written feedback is always welcome. Email: mikecope@copetoons.com

COPYRIGHTS & TERMS OF USE:

Draw-Along | Dessiner Avec Moi are created and © copyrighted by Mike Cope, and may not be used for commercial purposes without written permission. You may make download and share copies of the activity sheets as-is, but may not host them on any public or private server. Alterations to the original artwork and artist’s signature is strictly prohibited… Thank you and have fun drawing!