As with most art lessons, I first demonstrated the activity during circle time. Afterwards, the materials were set up on the art shelf:
|Squares of white paper; step-by-step ‘How to Draw a Penguin’ booklet; jar with pencil, orange and black markers.|
Ok, so how cute are these?
I love the sense of pride and accomplishment that is expressed having completed a drawing. Providing students simple, step-by-step instructions encourages them to notice details while enjoying the process. One student shared with me, “Thank you for making this booklet Ms. Sasha – if you didn’t make it, I wouldn’t have been able to draw a penguin.” I think I’ll be making more booklets such as this and perhaps adding a writing component to future drawing works. The possibilities are endless!