8 year olds.
The children could select from a collection of things to make an observational drawing of. They included shells, keys, pressed flowers, feathers, and autumn leaves. The shells and keys were the most popular choices. After making the initial drawing, they made another using their non drawing hand, then a third on a large piece of A3 with black crayon. I asked them to make the image touch 3 sides of the paper.
I gave them another A3 piece of thick pastel paper and they drew their image, which they were quite familiar with now, in chalk. I stressed that the lines should be thick. Some heard me!
They used a lid as a palette and little teaspoons to scoop out the paint with. They mixed some great colours.