I was instantly in love with the adorable animal drawings my twins brought home from their Montessori preschool recently.
During free play time at the end of the day, they’d used the standard Montessori material called a metal inset to trace ovals.
In Montessori, kids usually have a prescribed way of working with metal insets. It is a great way to improve fine motor skills, but students are only allowed to use them as they’ve been taught.
Luckily, our school allows kids to have free time with the materials at the end of the day. So my girls added features to their ovals, making various animals. Next to each animal, they had hand drawn a baby version.
The ducklings are my favorite.
My girls also made an elephant, and you could easily make a lion too.
What else would your kids like to draw with an oval? They can find some inspiration in a baby animal book, or they might just like to invent something all their own.