I love reading this book to my younger students because it helps them understand that anything can be art – even something as simple as a Dot. The children listened very well and then we began our project which was creating abstract works of art using Dots. We used Q-tips to create teeny dots and different sized pom poms (clipped with clothes pins for gripping) to create larger dots. We encouraged the students to mix paints so they could see how the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue – can create other colors such as green, purple and orange.
The students did a terrific job and I hope the parents enjoy hanging these on their fridges or in the children’s room. Big thanks to their teachers and assistants who aided in this project going so smoothly!