This is a great intro to landscape lesson that I tried with my 2nd graders after seeing a similar example on pinterest - original site is here. We created flowing lines and colors that represent day and night, with each child doing 2 small pastel drawings. Very easy and charming!
lines follow the forms
blending an assortment of colors
we use a newsprint placemat that doubles as a folder, to keep pastel
from getting on everything in our portfolios