I must admit I was a bit nervous to do this lesson with my Doodlebugs because there are so many parts that come together to make this a success.
Painting the Background
They didn't start off knowing what they were going to paint this time. I just set out blue paint with scrapers and told them to cover the paper and use the scrapers to make a pattern. Then asked them what they thought it looked like... they all guessed the ocean!
Painting the Fish
Once we knew we were painting the ocean the next logical conclusion was fish! So we brushed up on our fish facts and then started drawing one large fish on a smaller piece of paper. Next I had them put patterns on the fish (no colouring, just lines) and they finished him off using the paints.
Next we cut out strips of paper for seaweed and coral and stuck them to our now dry background. Moved back to mister fishy, cut him out and stuck him in place.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)