Kindergarten read The Dot, then made their own dots!
I recently read an article about artmaking through choice. Typically I do let students have some choice in their work. But this time I really let them go! I let them chose how they wanted to approach making marks. I gave them large paint brushes, sponges, and a dish of paint. Their only direction was to make marks on the paper. They could use either tool or both! I overheard students talk about how they made colors, I seen students trying out both the brush and the sponge, and not one behavior issue once we started painting! They had a good messy time!