In January I put out a Draw A Penguin activity on the art shelf and was really surprised and impressed with how well the children did with it. Basically, I made a flip book showing the different steps to drawing a penguin. Recently we have been studying oviparous animals (those that hatch from eggs), so I decided to set up a Draw a Chick activity. Below you can see how I arranged it in a basket. There is a laminated flip book showing the different steps to drawing a chick, a stack of white construction paper squares for drawing, and a little basket with a pencil and the three markers needed for this project.
To do this work, the child takes out the flip book and a blank piece of paper. They write their name on the back of the paper. Then they use the markers to draw each step as they flip from page to page. The first photo below shows the first page of the flip book and the second one shows the last page.
The next photo shows two chicks that were drawn today by two different students. One student is 4 and one is 5. Aren't they cute??