Posts Tagged ‘Drawing’

Using Crayons on a Large Scale

This is an activity I saw on Facebook so I thought I’d try it out with the tots. It’s a bit like creating snow angels but with crayons. Tape a large sheet of paper to the floor (I used two sheets of poster paper cut from a roll), sit on the paper then, with a crayon in each hand, repeatedly move your arms in a sweeping motion at your side. Two arcs will appear. If you want to make a circle then shuffle round on the spot and repeat.
So, that was the plan. Read on to find out what actually happened. Read the rest of this entry »

Early Years Mark Making with Chalk and Markers

Most children enjoy sitting down and drawing. And drawing is one of the areas of artistic experience that should be made available to young children as their scribbles are the precursor to writing, drawing recognisable symbols and pictures. Or put another way ‘Scribbling is to drawing as babbling is to talking.’ (William Stein) Read the rest of this entry »

Hard and Soft Line Collage

Ellie in matchsticksLines – bet you’ve never really thought about them. They’re everywhere, and when it comes to mark making and drawing, lines are very important.

Letters and numbers are all made up of lines, and drawings are mostly a bunch of different lines – straight, curvy, fat and thin – all put together and often coloured in. Lines describe the edges of things, can show the direction of movement and an outline depicts the shape of a thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Drawing with Chalk

Table with stones, chalk and sugar paper.Last week was a fantastic week for weather so the ladies at toddler group decided to be outside again.  It was a good job I’d planned an activity that involved stones which helped keep the paper on the table as there was a slight breeze. Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Draw

October is the month of the Big Draw and this year the theme is “It’s Our World”. So, what is the Big Draw? Read the rest of this entry »