We started with a simple concept- a flower!
Each child was instructed to inspect, touch, and smell their flower.
When a child takes their time to observe and talk about each of the parts (stem, leaves, pedals), often times their drawings will incorporate more detail.
With black sharpies the children began their drawings. Quickly after finishing the flower, their imaginations took hold. Some drew their moms and dads holding the flower, some turned their piece into a garden, others even drew their flower blasting off on rocket ships! I always like to encourage creativity and open up the lesson so they can take pride in their own ideas.
We finished off by applying water colors using pipettes. This not only strengthen the fine motor skills in their pinching hand muscles but also had then immersed in their painting. The magic of swirling and injecting colors together is quite mesmerizing!