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"I Spy with My Eyes" • MOE Kindergarten @ Springdale

Our environment is made up of different lines, shapes, colours and forms. A simple line added or removed from a drawing might give it a different meaning. In the same way, when different types of lines are added onto a simple line, a child can create a totally unexpected drawing from his/her imagination.

This activity shows how a teacher’s facilitation can introduce children to different types of lines and stimulate their imagination so that they can ‘see’ and create original drawings from any given line.

Here, we see how children from MOE Kindergarten @ Springdale use their creativity to form shapes and/or pictures using straight, curved and zigzag lines. 

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The teacher provided an experiential learning opportunity for the children to walk on straight, curved and zigzag pathways using the lines marked on the floor. This gave the children an experiential feel of the formation of these lines. The teacher also invited the children to talk about the different types of lines they observed in their environment and how a combination of the lines could suggest different things to different people.

Back in the classroom, each child decided on one of the lines that they wanted to work on and began using that line to create a shape or a picture.

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The children then finished their drawings with added lines as well as colours. They explored the use of an array of art materials provided, such as paints, coloured pencils, markers, chalk pastels and oil pastels. While exploring the art materials, some children began mixing the primary colours, hence getting secondary colours. They were all surprised and delighted to see the new colours emerge. There was much sharing of ideas and observations among the children and the teacher throughout the session.

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Upon completion, children displayed their masterpieces and listened as their friends shared about their work. Cheers and claps filled the room as they showed their appreciation for one another.

The art materials were made available at the “Let’s Create” corner and the children could work on their art pieces independently during Learning Centre time

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Examples of the children’s works:

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Artist: Candre Boey
Activity: Using a zigzag line to form a picture

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A Snail

Artist: Isabella Toh
Activity: Using a curved line to form a picture

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After a week, the completed artworks were put up in the Gallery for Art and Craft. 
The teacher included the names of the individual artists and the titles that best represented the children's creations. 

“Every Child is an Artist”    
    - Pablo Picasso      

Contributed by:

Ms Siti Nurrafidah Binte Samat
Deputy Centre Head
MOE Kindergarten @ Springdale