The kids and I have been having a whole lot of fun doing simple art activities at home the past couple of months. I pretty much let the kids color on their own in the morning with just some basic paper and art material laying around. I like them to use their imagination and creativity to make things. Yes some of my children are naturally more creative than others, so I decided to get some draw to life books and and a one of the 1-2-3 Draw Ocean Life Book. To help one of my sons who gets frustrated when he can not thing of anything to make right off his head. To my astonishment he likes them, Austin my 7 year old likes to have the art ideas laid out for him.
So to have the books that show him step by step how to make something really has boosted his creative self esteem, if there even is such a thing. However, he likes them and that's all that matters. My younger son Jordan really got a kick out of the book yesterday. He wanted to draw some sharks and decided to use the 1-2-3 Draw Ocean Book to make a hammerhead shark and some sea urchins.
See the picture. I thought he did pretty good for his first time using the book. We also use the Draw write now Books in our simple drawing activities in which they would draw a picture a picture and write out the sentence or two right below it for copy work. Its like killing two birds with one stone.
I Luv it!
For now the 1-2-3 Draw Ocean Books have been really great when it comes to sparking up some really quick creative juices in the minds of my young ones. They have a lot of color and show you step by step how to make each creature. For example in this book it shows you how to draw sea urchins, starfish, sharks, hammerheads, jellyfish and much more. This is a great book to have to complement a study of marine biology for the young ones or even just basic sea life.
Do you use any learn how to Draw books in your home school?