What Do You Think This Means? (Child Drawing)

October 27
Category: Art - General
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My 4 year old drew this when he came to my office one day. I have a whiteboard and he really seemed like he had a meaning behind it. lol. Just wondering what you think it looks like?? Thanks!😎

5 Answers:

romanholiday avatar

It is nice to know that you are taking interest on your kid’s drawing. Children express their mind and feelings in many ways. Preschool teachers and even therapists make their students/patients draw not only because it’s a fun activity but also because they want to know their mental state. Drawings can tell you physical and emotional experiences a child is going through. Not that you have anything to worry about. Personally, what I see on that big image there, is an angel.

But if you are interested to learn more about your kid’s drawings and if there are meaning behind it, this article is a good read.


Wow it's interesting that a four year old could be able to draw this and he has a very good imagination.

I would say the drawing is showing a bigger fly playing football with an ant.

I may not be correct though.


the one on the left to me kinda looks like a fish and a turtle at the same time. the one in the middle looks like a ball or an egg or some kind of fruit/vegetable. the one the right i have no idea but it looks likr a spider or a crack in the wall or something.


It's important that your child is connecting to creativity. The image on the left looks like his fledgling understanding of what a bird appears to be to him. And it's interesting he got the head, wings and tail which are all attached to the body. Early conceptualization of parts/sections. The middle image might be an attempt at a circle or an attempt at starting another image, but he decided to work on another image instead. The little spider-like lines might be an attempt at a spider or experimenting with directional lines. Your child is very bright! 


Uno de los primeros métodos que utiliza un niño para transmitir lo que ocurre o cómo se siente es a través del dibujo. En consecuencia, es una expresión de sus sentimientos iniciales.

Los niños empiezan a dibujar sus primeros dibujos solos, naturalmente, alrededor del año (o año y medio). Los garabatos se utilizarán inicialmente para representar las primeras habilidades artísticas, que estarán determinadas y relacionadas por el desarrollo evolutivo de cada niño, así como por sus experiencias en el entorno inmediato.

A medida que un niño se desarrolla, pasará por varias etapas de evolución, que serán visibles en sus dibujos, así como en las elecciones que haga con respecto a las líneas y los colores. Se cree que estas fases se pueden ver en todos los niños, independientemente de la cultura, y que pueden revelar información sobre el comportamiento, la personalidad y el estado emocional de un niño.

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