I find him rather fascinating at times with what he creates. I would love to be able to create more often with my child.
I will come up with marvelous ideas that I think might tickle his fancy.
Any thoughts on how often I am successful?
Well...absolutely NONE! Yes indeedy. I have learned something very important with my lad. If I can't sell the art as a way to tell a story, we have no art.
We found these books at the library called "imagine a day". I would read the poem of the day to my lad and then we would each sit down and draw a picture of what the story told us. We had SO MUCH fun with these books. When we were done we would compare our pictures with the picture in the book. Sometimes we were quite similar to the book and to each other and other times we had good discussions on what we did and why.
So tell me something, how do you do art in your homeschool? Do your children happily engage in any art opportunities that you offer them? Or are they more like my creative one... needing a reason to try something new in to make it okay?