The success of Hollywood blockbusters like ET, M.I.B. (Men In Black) and Independence Day shows our fascination (or maybe obsession) with the possibility of intelligent life beyond Earth. Perhaps it's our natural curiosity toward the unknown or our quest to find purpose beyond the confines of our planet. Whatever it maybe... We love aliens. Kids love aliens :)

This creative design challenge is a fun activity to explore the creative limits of our imagination about the alien life form. Let's design some Hollywood grade alien characters!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child have an opportunity to design a few alien characters from fictional planets:

It will help your child or student:

  • Exercise his/her creative mind and help them explore different fictional scenarios and ideas in a fun/safe way. It also provides them with an avenue for self-expression.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different characteristics to their imaginary alien characters.

Let's get going!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out how to design and create unique characters like aliens and fantasy creatures. Here's a video about how to create a complex fictional race of characters from scratch:
  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Wworksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 printable design challenges. These printable sheets have different design challenges to create new alien races according to simple background descriptions. Let's get creative!

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