Art is a way for children to express what they know. We had learned the parts of a flowers and used our knowledge in our painting of flowers.
We set up a provocation and invited the children to paint a still life of different kinds of flowers. We pointed out the different parts we knew, wondered about why some were one color while others had multiple colors and designs. We counted how many blossoms we saw and which flowers were bigger and smaller. Then we left the children to their paint.
Some chose to paint an image true to what they saw in front of them. Others chose to deconstruct the image in such interesting ways, while some younger ones were just happy to spread colors across the paper.