Using this book, the children chose the subject they wanted to paint. I made them photocopies. They first drew with a pencil.
The final paintings turned out really nice I think. They both felt really good about it. The scorpion was done by my six year old and the butterfly done by my four year old.
We have been studying zoology for weeks now so we have learned already about metamorphosis. We used these nomenclature cards from Montessori For Everyone to learn about the parts of an arthropod. T will tell you that a scorpion is an arthropod like insects though it is NOT an insect, it is an arachnid- 8 legs. Happy Monday!