I told him to get a piece of paper and then I used "hand over hand" and helped him to scribble slowly all over on his paper. He was intent to find out what to do next. Then I instructed him to watch as I colored in one of the spaces. He was delighted to see the result. I finished by telling him, "now you need to color in each of the other spaces and you will see a beautiful picture". He was determined to work on the project, and best of all he stopped scribbling angrily on all the paper at the table.
The end result was this beautiful masterpiece!
|My son's masterpiece embellished with patriotic stickers. I think it looks like a hen.|