Follow up a book or flannel board story by suggesting that children paint their impressions of the characters, plot, setting, or any idea that captivates them. Create a language experience chart to focus thinking about event sequence.
Invite children to describe their materials and efforts as they paint. Young children’s work will be primarily impressionistic rather than realistic.
Comment on children’s use of art elements (line, shape, form, color, texture) and principles of visual organization (unity, variety, balance, repetition/rhythm/pattern, emphasis, proportion, movement) in their paintings.
After hearing an interesting story, make a painting (or several) about the story’s characters, ideas, or events. Put on your Crayola® Art Smock.
At the easel, paint your impressions with Crayola® Washable Tempera and Brushes or So Big® Brushes on a large sheet of paper. How can you use color, brush strokes, and shapes to tell your story? Dry overnight.
Write your name, date, and words to describe your painting with Crayola® Washable Markers.
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