Activities Visual Arts

Drawing Your Favorite Food

A digital drawing shows an illustration of a glass filled with blue liquid, ice cubes, and a straw on a brown table next to a plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Above the food are the words “family”, “italy”, “christmas”, “Heritage”, “comfort”, “warmth”, and “Pap” with a heart written in cursive in alternating green and red text.
Drawing by Jordan Ling

How To Do It

  • Supplies: Paper and any drawing supplies you have (pen, pencils, markers, crayons, paints).
  • Choose your favorite food (this can be a specific dish or a specific cuisine) and draw images/words/symbols that represent this food.
  • Share your drawing and discuss the questions below.


  1. Why is this your favorite food? What makes it special to you?
  2. Is there a particular time when you eat this food? Why during this period of time?
  3. What is your favorite memory associated with this food?
  4. Do you know how to make this food?
  5. Did someone used to make this food for you? Tell more about this person.
  6. Is there a certain restaurant you like to/used to like to go to that makes this food the best?
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