Promoting Open Ended Drawing

I offer my kids crayons, markers and paint daily but my son has been in a rut. He turned down my offers, he wouldn’t grab the basket I’d leave materials in during quiet time, it seemed like I’d never get him to draw just to draw again! Then I bought some clip boards after seeing this art display on pinterest, My original goal was to make it a gallery for any and all of our art work but when I put white paper on them to see if I wanted to spray paint the clip boards white both my kids stopped playing . My son asked immediately what they were for , and I am so glad I was quick enough to answer ” They are for you, grab the markers!”.

And he did, and still is!

Now I simply change the paper every few days, he notices that there is fresh paper and grabs the markers.

He’s not the only one though , my daughter loves the clip boards too.

The paper stays put and now when I grab it off the wall she immediately starts signing “Please!” As you can see she is a huge fan!

Best part is that you have a place to display your art already! Displaying art is really an important thing because it celebrates their creativity, their accomplishments and boosts their confidence in their own abilities.  

Sometimes simple is all you need.