Last week Kindergarteners glued a shiny foil star and painted a variety of black lines segmenting their boards. Posted here.
This week, with a focus on how to hold a paint brush and paint to get smooth, flat areas of color, they added blue and red cake tempera to complete their works.
Before starting on their own paintings, children sat in a circle while some of their friends demonstrated how to moisten tempera cakes (they are brand new and the first time these kids had used them) and paint with the brush without smashing all the bristles!! I likened it to petting a cat -- and even had a toy stuffed cat so I could model the motion.