That’s because they force us to find answers we might not otherwise have discovered. Students are to draw a picture with only one tree, one simple hill, and hearts that may be any size, and any place on the picture. No sun, no clouds, no flowers – just a tree on a hill with as few or many hearts as they wish.
• Black Sharpie marker
• Oil pastels
1. Students create their heart and tree drawing with the limitations listed above.
2. After the drawing is complete, the students use a black Sharpie to trace all the lines.
3. Lastly, the art is colored in, any color, any combination. I was amazed at the variety the kids came up with; no two were even closely alike.