We learned about Vincent van Gogh on Tuesday. One of my most favorites pieces of all time is Starry Night. I even tried painting it myself a couple years ago. I was excited to have the kids try their hand at it as well. But instead of paint, we used oil pastels. I drew in the bottom part where the little town is so the kids could have two separate areas to color -- the sky and the ground.
I did a very, very quick example for the kids, showing them how they can use a bunch of lines and dashes instead of just coloring.
But most of the kids just colored. And who can blame them? Oil pastels are so fun to use!