I just started teaching 4 yr. olds at our church pre-school (more like mother's day out as it's only 2 days/week). So the first day, the kids are coloring a Creation sheet with a tree, monkey, leopard, etc. One boy colors everything pink. No attempt at all to stay within the lines - just scribbling, broad strokes. Now if he had colored the monkey pink, the tree red, the leopard green, I could say he was being creative, artistic. I asked him why the monkey/leopard were pink, and he told me he had seen one at the zoo. I really got the impression he was just avoiding doing the work and/or doesn't like to color. So how do I encourage him to try to do his best at coloring? All the other kids were working really hard and trying to do a good job. I realize they are not going to be strictly within the lines. I was just frustrated that he hadn't even tried.