Don’t judge, much of my Christmas stuff is still out. I’ve been gathering little things from the house as I see them. This weekend I picked up this little tree from the bathroom and set it in my staging area to be put away. Then I thought… I think I would like the kids to draw this tree ,
Many times when young children grab a piece of paper they just start to make marks all over the paper. This age usually makes big spiral circles. Our group actually are really good artists . It’s always funny when I do some type of directed drawing or observation art – after the children finish they are so amazed that they could create such a beautiful art.
Anna, the youngest of our group looked at me and said “I don’t know how . I can’t do that.” I just encouraged her and she tried. She was actually the only one that drew limbs coming out from the tree that actually look like the representation. The only thing I can figure from that is that she doesn’t have something already conjured up in her mind that all Christmas trees have to look like.
Naomi decided she would draw presents under her tree when she was finished. She made a tiny one for her sister and a bigger one for Alex . When she was looking at the materials in the basket she could work with she said “is this bright green?” Do you remember we did a unit The beginning of the year that explored the different shades of color ❤️
After Melanie finished her drawing she asked me was it realistic.
My favorite part of doing this type of activity with children is it is one on one time . The conversations that I have with them is amazing and really touches my heart. Those are the days that I can absolutely say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I had an amazing conversation with each and every child in my care.