7 and 8 year olds
Observational drawing was followed by sketches of ants using photos for reference.
I showed the children a trailer to "A bugs life". I was surprised that only half the group had seen it. The main bug is an ant.
I also showed them a You Tube of a song "The ants go marching."www.youtube.
The children were armed with ink and kebab sticks.
After a discussion about ants and their homes, the children drew ground level near the top of their page and filled it with grass and flowers and bugs and butterflies.
They drew underground ant homes from a cross section viewpoint. They became more creative after a sharing session about what they intended to include in their ant homes.
Some children used black pens when they found the ink and sticks a little tricky with the fine details. The colour was added with coloured pencil.