Reindeer Portraits

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I like to accommodate teacher requests when feasible. This is one of those lessons. One of our preschool teachers came and asked if we could do reindeer portraits. She sent me an example of what she wanted and this is what I came up with.

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Students followed a directed draw with me. The first class painted using tempera paint which was too dark to see the features they had drawn.

With the next class, we used watercolor paint for the brown of the reindeer and tempera for the rest. While these 4 year olds did an amazing job, I think I would have them go back over their lines after the painting dried. It may just be that this lesson is better suited for kindergarten or first grade.

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