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Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K - Gr. 5 | Age: 5-11 yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
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Students will draw unexpected items inside a drawing of a jar.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Draw the outline of a glass, jar or bottle.
  2. Your students can fill the jar by drawing something that you normally wouldn't find in a jar (a truck, a teddy bear, a tree etc.)
  3. Display the finished works.

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Drawing With Children
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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
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