Published at Tuesday, December 17th 2019, 18:01:00 PM. Animal Worksheet. By Arthur Chin.
One way to do so is to encourage their creative side. If kids are given an opportunity to express themselves and control a creative product you will find that they enjoy school much more. Regular creative projects will dramatically change the way elementary school kids think about learning. Because most kids love animals it is a good idea to integrate this love with their creativity. Although most kids don't know how to draw animals they can learn to color them. Described below are some of my favorite animal coloring crafts for elementary school.
In addition to applying several layers to achieve the look of fur, you need to use the correct colors. There are hundreds of color varieties depending on the amount of pigment you add. It is best to start with basic white, black, brown, red and yellow fur colors and build upon them. You will need an accurate sketch or drawing of the subject you are going to be painting. If you can fee hand the drawing, great! If you are not so talented, that is OK too. Many artists use a grid to come up with an initial drawing. Either way, you absolutely need to start with a good drawing.
Characters that children love, like Pokemon, Dora, Barbie, Thomas the train, Scooby the Dog, Donald Duck etc and many more can be easily accessed and printed out for them to add their own imagination of colors. Coloring can be a family activity as well. It is one of the best ways to spend time creatively with your child and bond well. Thus you can spend a relaxing time that is a brain tonic for your child too!
Although it might seem like a strange teaching method, you can actually use coloring to teach a preschooler important lessons. One of the most basic lessons you will teach them are the names of the colors themselves. When a child is coloring help them to learn their colors by identifying the name of the color in a particular pencil or marker. In front of a group or individual, have a quiz where you ask them to mark specific colors on a blank sheet of paper. You can turn this activity into a little contest by awarding the first child who colors correctly a prize. As children start to learn to write have them write the names of the colors underneath patches of color.