I don't repeat too many lessons. I like to mix it up. But this art lesson is so much fun I just couldn't resist. So this year, March came in like a lion, leopard, a jaguar, a cheetah and a whole lot of tigers.
On day two color blending and chalk pastel techniques were introduced and practiced as kids added color to their creatures. Kids use one finger to blend their colors and work one small section at a time. They are taught to use their finger "like a crayon" as they move their colors around inside the lines. My kids are given a tissue to clean their finger if they need to, but I don't have them use it on the paper at this age because I find it leads to a lot of excessive uncontrolled blending. They are also given a piece of copy paper to use as a cover sheet and encouraged to use it to keep their fingers and sleeves clean and to avoid unwanted smudging.
Oops, somebody has forgotten to use their cover sheet. That's okay, just need to go around and give my young friends a friendly reminder. Any stray smudges can be cleaned up later with an eraser.
These cats have so much expression. What's not to love?