We looked at the work of Kris of We and the Bean. Kris does a lot of animal paintings that are stylistically geared towards the younger set. The characters a bright and cheery, and just a bit silly:) Perfect for the kinders. She uses contour lines to define and create shapes in her work, just like Kevin Sherry of I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean.
Then we colored. The color choices were up to each student. They could color the background or not.
The kinders have really done a great job at the start of the year. They're learning the ropes, getting to know the routine, and being a good bit entertaining to this art teacher. Keep it up kids!