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This gave me an idea for one of my favorite quotes: Take a picture of hands in family and hang under the quote: "Un homme est qu'il a fait, par ses mains voyons sa coeur." ( A man is what he has done, by his hands we see his heart.) -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"As a kinder and 1st project we read the book The Dot. A cute story about a little girl who discovers art through a simple series of dot paintings. The students were able to paint their own dot, or not-a-dot, with watercolors. This was a nice simple opportunity for students to use paints and learn the expectations for using watercolors. Ask them why brushes don't like bad hair days!"
Watercolor shape bird - On a sheet of watercolor paper (regular drawing paper is fine), children follow a directed-line drawing for the bird. Fill in bird with shapes - crescents, triangles, circles, squares, flowers, whatever! I use liquid watercolor paints. For easy set-up, place watercolor paints in small condiment cups and place in muffin-style palettes.