This Number tree - educational art, was done entirely with Crayola Colored pencils, and was inspired by the #5 prompt "numbers."
This is an older picture, I'm pretty sure I did this one while I was still pregnant with Kinley. Noah loves it, and I was pretty proud of how it turned out also. I love being able to incorporate educational art into daily lessons and play.
I use art as my "me" time, my "mommy recharging" time, and I don't have to feel guilty about it when what I'm working on will be something we can use together to learn something.
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Number Tree - Educational Art - Crayola Colored Pencils
Most of my art is mixed media, it's very rare that a picture is completed with just my Crayola Colored Pencils. However, I'm almost positive that this piece was from when I was still pregnant with Kinley, which means that the colored pencils are probably what I had with me and I didn't want to waddle anywhere to find my sharpie markers, or watercolors.
Noah and I have been working on numbers and counting for a long time now, and he still likes this picture. He will be 2 next month, and can already count to 15. Check out the video of the hiccuping count by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. He only made it to 13 here, but he was tired and teething.
As an introvert, I use alone time, and quiet time, to recharge and decompress, but as a mother of 2 kids under 2, I usually feel guilty if and when I do get any time alone. That is what makes educational art so perfect for me. Knowing that what I'm working on is giving me the relaxing feeling of creating art, and that I'll be able to use it to help the kids learn something makes everything sit much more comfortably.