Do you have a perfectionist kid? Or maybe it’s you that’s so afraid of doing something wrong that you are scared to try new things. If you recognize those feelings this creative experience was made for you and your kiddos!
Have you heard of the “growth mindset” concept? It says that people, with practice, can do most anything they put their minds to.
A growth mindset isn’t an easy, breezy “you can do it” kind of pep talk or a simple worksheet you can refer to. Rather, it’s a way of thinking that helps kids realize they CAN do hard things but only by being brave and putting themselves out there. A growth mindset normalizes failure as part of the learning process. Doing big things can be hard and scary but is so worth it.
While some of my programs focus on learning art history or the elements of art this Growth Mindset unit is a bit different.
These four lessons focus on using the creative arts as an avenue to self expression and understanding. These growth mindset art lessons are all about exploring our brains, our hearts, and our dreams. There is no one right answer in art- it’s the perfect place to explore taking risks!
Simple art materials– I’m talking washable markers, a black permanent marker, paper, and scissors are all you need for this entire unit.
These lessons aren’t about mastering techniques. These creative experiences are the perfect first step in using the visual arts as a form of self expression.
These four feature lessons include full hands on, video tutorial. Use these video tutorials for……
-Watch me teach so you can feel confident teaching your young artists.
-Start the video and let your little artist have a creative break while you have a coffee break or start dinner.
-Grab the markers and work alongside your children. Art can be a great conversation starter!
Use these videos for small group instruction. (12 or less kids)
Each feature projects comes with a downloadable project pack in PDF form.
That means whether you choose to take advantage of the video lessons or not- you can still follow my step by step instructions and pictures to recreate these lessons on your own!
It can take time to turn a budding perfectionist into a kid with the tenacity to tackle crazy big goals.
Use these journal prompts to get your kiddo in the habit of thinking about how to give their brain the opportunity to grow every single day!
Use these coloring pages and journal prompts as additions to a journal or on their own.