Your child can be a comic…a comic writer that is! Make a story with this free printable and your own art work. Have you noticed that Kids Activities Blog loves free printables?
Be A Comic
We love fairy tales and manga! Comic books are cherished over here – “animated novels” are one of the few things I can get my son to read for any length of time… and every family has a princess! Today we tried our hand at writing a comic strip with a nifty, free printable (click any of the images to print the comic faces – here is a link to the comic template).
I was thrilled to discover this set of faces on an art forum. Razuri Chan agreed to let us feature her Manga faces for our kids writing activity.
Make a Story
To make your own comic, print off the template and the collection of faces. Cut the faces out, decide which people and expressions you want to feature. This is a great chance to talk with your child about how stories have a progression from beginning, middle and end. Try and have your child line up the faces in the order of the plot, then glue them onto your page. After they are glues, embellish with bodies and text “bubbles”.
Our Fairy Tale Manga
In my son’s story, the princess finds a spider and can’t kill it. Her two friends also see the spider and they are scared too. She calls for help and the lightning ninja-man comes to her rescue. She celebrates with her friends before discovering another spider. Boys.
This time I wrote the words for my kiddo, maybe next time he’ll write the whole thing himself!!! My kindergartener & first grader are taking baby steps to becoming comic strip artists!!
What would your kids write a comic about??
Comic Face Images used with permission, all ownership of the manga faces belongs to Razuri. Feel free to print for yourself or for classroom use – not for commercial gain.
More Kids Activities
We hope your child can be a comic writer extraordinaire with this great printable. If you liked this post, you might also enjoy our other kids activities printables:
- Help your child learn to write thank you notes with these fill-in-the-blank cards.
- Play a game of memory with these Winter themed game cards.
- Play I-Spy while you drive. Color-in the words of the things you find while on a road-trip.