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Lesson Plans


Coloring Books - a waste!

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Kenneth L. Poos (klpoos)
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 19:28:20 -0500


I am an art teacher in Illinois going on 28 years now. When my twins
were old enough to hold a pencil, they started drawing. I painted with
them, did collages, EVERYTHING!! I NEVER once gave them a coloring
book(to stay inside the lines!! how confining ! and BORING!.
Today these two are still very creative and taking Art II now in High
School, gettin A's. When I was growing up, I HATED coloring books, so my
parents bought me art supplies and paper so I could make my own art. I
felt too limited inside THEIR lines. Coloring books are a way to keep
kids busy and out of your hair. I LOVED doing art with my own two
children and watching their reaction to a new media. Just my own
opinion.