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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]PicasoLovr
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 20:14:51 EDT
I enjoy teaching the little ones things to increase their dexterity. Some of
the children don't know what to do when the crayon point is down to the
bottom! crayons: use crayons on the point, use crayons on the side with the
paper peeled off, knotch the naked crayon in the middle and make two stripes
at once on the paper, draw snakes with two crayons at once.
Draw geometric shapes to make a topography of the land viewed from an
airplane. Draw a portrait of yourself using at least three colors to color
your skin tone.
Draw your bathroom with yourself brushing your teeth.
Draw a tiger or a cat using basic shapes.
clay: shape a deep pinch pot with a handle.
flatten out a piece of clay and draw shapes, now carve away the surrounding
area to make a bas relief.
modeling clay: create a garden on krome kote paper using different colored
Create a clown face using different colored modeling clay on slick paper.
paint: have them paint boats on the water from a lesson from Van Gogh's
fishing boat painting.
print thumbprints with neutral colored tempera paint and have them make
insects, butterflies and caterpillars with black felt tips pens.
Draw trees with black tempera paint anld have them cut and paste colored paper
to make a Halloween or snow scene.
watercolors: draw and paint scarecrows in a fall harvest field.
Draw and paint giraffes with at least five different neckties to teach
Some of these I've gleaned from Arts and Activities magazines, but they're
always successful because we have lots of fun.