This is a good beginning of the year activity, center activity, or fill-in lesson. Make several dots out of construction paper. For this, I used a puncher and only used black construction paper. You can use other sizes or other colors too.
Hand students the dot and a white piece of paper. Tell them they can make whatever they want but it has to include the dot somewhere in their artwork. Kids asked if they could cut it, and, depending on the child I made a judgement call. Didn’t want a dot to become lots of pieces of grass. I wanted the dot to remain intact as much as possible.
It was great seeing all the creative interpretations of the dot. Here are just a few of the drawings my students made.
You can change the dot to a square, a triangle, a kind of line. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.