With these free printable symmetry drawing worksheets kids can practice drawing symmetrical pictures to begin to understand the concept of symmetry.
Kids have a natural inclination to understand the concept of symmetry. They will often seek out symmetry in the form of order and balance in their world.
You can see them arranging toys and other objects into lines, rows or patterns. The idea of symmetry comes naturally at a young age, even if the concept isn’t fully developed.
These symmetry drawing prompts help kids to learn about symmetry and build on that natural instinct to seek out balance and order. It combines both this basic math concept and art into one activity.
With these 10 free printable symmetry drawing activities for kids they can practice drawing symmetrical pictures and begin to understand the mathematical concept of symmetry.
Introducing Kids to the Concept of Symmetry
When giving the symmetry drawing activity worksheets to kids, explain that they just need to draw the other half of the image, using the given side as an example.
Once they have completed the worksheets (or at least a few of them) is the perfect time to then explain the meaning of the word symmetry.
Explain that something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. An image or shape has symmetry if a central dividing line (a line down the center) show that both sides of the line are exactly the same.
Another explanation of the concept is if the two sides of a picture are mirror-image halves. Using lightweight paper, if you fold the page in half along the dividing line you can then hold it up to the light and see that both sides match.
Free Printable Symmetry Drawing Worksheets
This activity packet includes 10 different images that allow the kids to duplicate the design on the other half of the dotted line.
Once they have drawn the other half of the image, they can add some flair by coloring in the complete image with markers, crayons or colored pencils.
Print the Free Printable Symmetry Drawing Worksheets HERE.