Continuing on our fairy tale theme from a couple weeks back today we are going to paint a castle fit for a Doodlebug prince or princess!
So we reviewed the general shape of a castle and talked about the different parts. The moat commonly found at the front, the great big door that could block invaders and of course the basic design with all it's high walls and towers! I called their attention to the shape of the windows and the brick design on the roof tops and we discussed how these were used for brave knights to position themselves against to shoot arrows on approaching invaders.
Then they got down to drawing their castles and each child put in their own details! They were painted using watercolours.
Take a look :)
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