During our study of plants, we went outside to the garden to draw flowers. We took clipboards and thin black ink pens for drawing lines. The first day we worked on this project, we focused only on drawing the flowers by observing them. We didn’t worry about color. When children hit a stumbling block, I told them to look at the flower for a moment, and we talked about how the flower looked; it’s lines, it’s curves, it’s shapes. The child decided on one part to draw first.
Another day, we used colored pencils to color in our black line drawings.