My teen stared at the Doodle Roll as if he were waiting for lights to start flashing and buttons to magically appear to push. This is the same child who thought that our T.V. was broken when I was watching a B&W movie once so I explained to him that you have to use your imagination, it’s for doodling. So of course he asked me what Doodling was, which he does all the time without realizing it. I see it on all his homework, these little stick figures and cartoon paper animations he makes by flipping the papers quickly. I realized that perhaps a lot of kids don’t actually understand what ‘doodling’ is even if they do it every day.
A doodle is an unfocused drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.
Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.
Popular kinds of doodles include cartoon versions of teachers or companions in a school, famous TV or comic characters, invented fictional beings, landscapes, geometric shapes and patterns, textures, banners with legends, and animations made by drawing a scene sequence in various pages of a book or notebook. – Wiki
Well, he wasn’t interested at the time so my tot and I played with the Doodle Roll a lot, we both like to color. Here is his masterpiece The Green Tree, he called it.