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Lesson Plans

more coloring books

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Chris Merriam (
Wed, 1 May 1996 22:29:46 -0600

While my fourth grade art students were busy working, I had a moment to sit
down and read some of the posts here. It occurred to me that we were
sharing adult, "Teacher" opinions of coloring books, so, I asked my
students what they thought of coloring books.
It was overwhelming:) They love them. Why? I queried.... "Well... cause it
is not hard to do and we feel good when we are done."
I then asked... do you learn alot about art when you use a coloring book?
The kids responded "No, we learn more when we draw and color our own
pictures. But, WHY do we have to learn all the time? Can't we just have fun
The students asked that I share their opinions:)

Christine Merriam, Art Specialist
Kayenta Intermediate School
PO Box 337
Kayenta, Az 86033