Lulu Junior’s Drawtober Challenge For Kids

Lulu Junior’s Drawtober Challenge For Kids

By Paul Hobday / October 14, 2021

From stories to artwork to any kind of craft you can imagine, you want to do everything you can to foster creativity with your kids. One way to do that is through creating a regular drawing habit! Drawing on a blank piece of paper helps to stimulate creativity, imagination, and self-expression. 

That’s why we created our first-ever #LuluJuniorDrawtober challenge on Instagram where we’re sharing 31 prompts for kids to draw something spooky each day! Curious to learn more about the contest, how to enter, and what your child could possibly win? Read on! 

What exactly is Drawtober? 

The idea is simple. We provide inspiration with our list of prompts, and your child brings on the creativity by drawing their interpretation of those prompts. Each day this month, have your kids follow the daily prompt. They can use our IlluStory template pages or whatever they have. The great thing about drawing prompts is that it allows your kids to think as abstractly as they choose to. Often, children want to unleash their creativity and imagination, but don’t know where to start, and these prompts are a perfect way to give them free rein. But why is it important to encourage your little ones to draw? What are the benefits? 

Why Draw? 

Drawing is so much more than some pictures. The benefits of it are endless. In fact, according to Education Advisor at Affinity Education Group, Jola Sung, “Children are effective communicators and through the creative arts, children learn to make meaning and freely express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Drawing also acts as a powerful way for caregivers to understand how a child is feeling.” 

In addition, drawing helps children…

  • Develop fine motor skills 
  • Feel more confident
  • Solve problems creatively 
  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Be more expressive

And that’s just to name a few. To top all of that, drawing is a skill that can play a role in different subject areas including literacy. When a child draws a picture, they are telling a story and that can play a significant role in enabling children to become young writers

#LuluJuniorDrawtober Challenge Contest Details 

So enough of that, let’s talk about the contest details and what your kid could possibly win!

Contest Details

  • The contest will run from Friday, October 1st, 2021 to Sunday, October 31st, 2021, at 11:59 ET. 

  • 1 winner will be selected at random on November 1st, 2021, and will be notified via Instagram Direct Message (DM). The winner must respond within 24 hours to claim the prize.

  • The winner will be announced on Lulu Junior’s Instagram (@lulujrdotcom) on or after Tuesday, November 2nd. 

How To Enter The Contest

  • Take a picture of your child’s drawing and post it to Instagram for an entry to our contest. You must participate in at least 4 prompts to qualify.

  • Post the drawing(s) on Instagram, tag us @lulujrdotcom and use hashtag #LuluJuniorDrawtober.

What We’re Giving Away 

1 winner will be selected for a chance to win 1 Lulu Junior IlluStory kit to finish their creative story!

Now, let’s get into the fun part—the drawing prompts! 

Terms & Conditions  


Drawtober Prompts For Your Kids 

Lulu Junior Drawtober Prompt #1
Lulu Junior Drawtober Prompt #2
Lulu Junior Drawtober Prompt #4
Lulu Junior Drawtober Prompt #3

Keep Drawing!

There are a lot of prompts we share on our Instagram to get your kid’s creativity flowing, these four are just a sneak peek! Drawtober is just one way you can inspire the young artists in your life, but make sure you’re encouraging your creative geniuses to keep drawing all year long! Using and creating drawing prompts is a terrific way to build creative habits. And by the time October ends, your child will have an amazing portfolio of art that they can use to create and print their own book using our IlluStory or My Comic Book Kits. They can keep their printed book to look back on for inspiration years to come! Better yet, encourage them to participate in our #LuluJuniorDrawtober Challenge to get a chance to win an IlluStory kit! 

So get your kids to pick up those markers, pull out some paper, and get drawing! Oh, and don’t forget to share their masterpiece by tagging us on Instagram @lulujrdotcom, we’re excited to see what your little ones come up with!