Saturday, April 3, 2010

Zentangles for Third Grade @ Jeremy Ranch Elementary

 
Doodling is conducive to even the youngest children.   The owners of a creative preschool/art class/daycare center have been taking my Creative Meditation class, and found that zentangle activities really focus and calm the little ones.   They put out a large sheet of paper and let all the kids participate.   
Zentangles are non-fail projects which encourage even the most timid.   Here are our photos from Jeremy Ranch.   For these kids, I stepped away from the  tiny 3.5 inch squares of the traditional zentangle and gave them die cut shapes of their choosing.   LOVE IT !   We created a large group project where everyone got a space, and each child could make as many individual ones as an hour could hold.   You can see their intensity and focus.   ( I wore my zentangle shoes, of course.)

4 comments:

In the Light of the Moon said...

OOHHH I love all of the wonderful Zentangles!!!My daughter is having a blast making some as well.Have a wonderful day!!Cat

Kass said...

I love this project. It needs to be featured in the Tribune or the Catalyst. Where's the picture of you instructing in your zentangle shoes?

Baodad said...

How fun! to go to an elementary school and do Zentangles with the kids! I feel so sad for kids today not getting all the art, recess, and P.E. I got when I was a kid...

Sue Bleiweiss said...

what a great time they must have had, and you too!