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Let's Doodle with Author Mo Willems

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Kindergarten
Subjects: Home Learning, Special Education, Art

Student Instructions

The amazing author, Mo Willems, is hosting drawing sessions through the Kennedy Center and wants to doodle with you! 1. Grab paper and a pencil and doodle with Mo. Be silly and have fun! 2. Go to: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/ and select an episode to watch. (Make sure you have an adult family member's permission.) 3. video Watch the video: You can watch over lunch, when you need some downtime or doodle as a family. 4. add Tap the add button 5. photo Tap the camera and take a photo of your doodles. 6: Choose a tool to talk about your drawing - How did Mo Willems help you draw? Why is drawing good for you? 7: check Tap the green check to save to your journal. Optional: Create a story with your doodles. You can write it by yourself or see if a family member wants to write it with you. Family Why: Doodling or spontaneous drawing can relieve stress. Children need a chance to be creative and relax a bit! Use a "Getting Silly" routine to break up an academic portion of your day or add a fun, artistic time to a busy day. Doodling together is a way to connect and find humor.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Encourage your students to try new things in creative ways. Mo Williams purposefully draws simple characters so children can use them as inspiration in their own drawings and storytelling adventures. The Kennedy Center's Website is hosting "Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams". Encourage your students to take time to be silly and enjoy some creative doodle time with Mo: Mo Willems' page: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems SEL Standard - Self Management - Stress management through art https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-thinking-benefits-of-doodling-2016121510844