My Favorite First Kinder Project

Line+art-bookThis is still my favorite first project for kinder classes. As a warm up, “Little Green” by Keith Baker has beautiful illustrations of a hummingbird flying in zig-zags, loop-de-loops, and various patterns across the pages.

1. Start with a large sheet of paper and a thick black marker. Students draw a zig-zag line from edge to edge across the paper. Then, they add a loop-de-loop, a wavy line and a straight horizontal line.

2. Students draw one straight vertical line and one diagonal line, wherever they like. The result is lots of closed spaces to fill with color.

3. All spaces are to be carefully colored in.