Scribble City: Drawing on a Found MapPosted: August 15, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, body/mind/spirit, Drawing, Imagination, large motor skill, Outside, Recycling | 3 Comments »
The boys and I are driving by an office and see they are throwing away giant, framed, foam maps of New York. The maps still have pins poked in important places. Awesome find. I wonder what the kids might think to do with this free and found provocation?
We lay the maps out on the driveway and remove all the pins…to be used later.
I try and think about what mark making tools might be fun to use initially while we’re exploring this new surface. Sharpies seem like as good choice as any. The kids divide up the map and start to work with big arm movements and markers… and make a scribble city.
Little K stands up, looking at the scribbles on the map from above and exclaims, “These are roads!” He runs inside the house and gets his little baskets of small cars.
Don’t know what we’ll do with these maps next. Anyone have any suggestions?