Creative beginnings for tiny tots

Posts tagged ‘drawing’

Have You Seen Trees?

This lovely book written by Joanne Oppenheim and illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng

inspired life-sized art, as we posed like trees and got to stretch our limbs as we drew and painted on large paper posted on the wall.  Working large, on a vertical surface, makes the act of drawing and painting very much a gross motor (rather than fine motor) activity.  The arms move from the shoulder down to the hand, and the entire trunk is engaged for balance as children paint in a standing or squatting position.

Have you seen trees?  High trees, wide trees, reaching-to-the-sky trees….

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Four Variations on a Theme

Oil pastel/fabric collage/sticker art completed by four children ranging in age from 2 – 3 1/2 years, reflecting their varying developmental levels and unique personal styles, and inspired by Kimberly Knutson’s Bed Bouncers