Two Artists, One Page
When Molly from Bubble Guppies writes songs on her own, it can be an important personal experience and a means of self expression.
When she sings together with all the Bubble Guppies, it can be a magical opportunity to build their friendship!
Creating with partners(s) lets children practice cooperation, empathy, and making sure that everyone’s voice is heard — all skills that help children make lasting friendships!
Parent/Caregiver Tip: Not all drawing tools are created equal! Markers are great for little ones because they leave bold lines even if children’s fingers and hands aren’t too strong yet. Crayons respond to pressure — strong fingers and hands leave strong lines. Colored pencils also respond to pressure, but can be frustrating if the young artist wants to fill in big shapes. The drawing tools you offer to your child can have an impact on their art experience.
- Paper and Markers
- Let’s make art together! Let’s each hold a marker and draw on one piece of paper.
- I’ll draw a line, and make a silly sound effect as I draw. Do you want to try, too?
- I can make other simple shapes like circles or zig zags and make silly sounds as I draw to inspire you.
- If you’re drawing your own way, I can make silly sounds that match your movements. You inspire me and I’ll try to inspire you to add to our drawing.
- Let’s make art together! Let’s each hold a marker or crayon and draw on one piece of paper. We’ll take turns.
- You go first and draw one line, dot, or shape.
- Now it’s my turn to add to the drawing. I’ll add my own line, dot, or shape.
- Your turn! Can you extend my line? Change the shape? What will you add next?
- Let’s keep taking turns until our paper is full.