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When a scribble is not just a scribble

When a scribble is not just a scribble
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by Andrea Mulder-Slater

When my daughter was younger, she and I often pulled out the craft box in the mornings, to see what we could create.

Inside our box we had a variety of items including crayons, markers, scrap paper, bits of mat board, pom poms, stickers, glitter glue… and on it went.

On one particular day, my toddler felt like coloring with markers.

I pulled out a piece of mat board and she went at it making a fabulous web of colorful lines, twisting this way and that.

Partway through, she asked me to help her.

“What color should I use?” I asked.

She looked at her drawing and responded with, “Um, I think orange.”

I started to fill in a tiny little section on the paper that had been created by her lines. She waited for me to finish, gave me a big smile and then began adding more lines.

Try red mommy.”

And so I did, followed by purple, brown, green, yellow… she handed me the markers and I happily filled in spaces while she happily made more swirly lines on the paper.

At some point, we both stopped and had a look at what we made.  We both agreed that it was beautiful.

Then, we both agreed that we should stop and eat some carrot cake.

If you like the idea of Scribble Drawing we have a lovely lesson plan on KinderArt written by Kim Swanger. It’s proof that you’re never too old to doodle and a scribble is rarely “just” a scribble.

Scribble Art. This lesson requires planning and problem solving, much like a math problem or science experiment.

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