Last time I had Kinders, they used cups to print circles all over their paper – we had talked about abstract art and how it doesn’t necessarily resemble anything. Well after a two week break, we revisited the prints with Slick Sticks. Seriously, if you haven’t experienced Slick Sticks, you need to – IMMEDIATELY. They are slippery, bright in color, dry quickly and students LOVE THEM.
I demoed how to use the slick sticks (like twistable crayons), how to twist color and why it’s important to press lightly and move slowly. From there, we re-visited the coloring basics – outlining our shape and then coloring in one direction. We spent the remaining 15 minutes (I have 20 minute classes with Kindergarten) switching between colors – the students really enjoyed using these!