Each year we have people come in and give us a "rating" on pretty much everything in our room and on our teaching. Last year I was told that I had too many "crafty" art choices and not enough free art choices. (we were making fish bowls which I had traced for the children to cut out, and then I had die-cut fish for them to put in the bowls...I also had art materials for them to decorate their bowls with) I very much agree with this, but I am having a hard time coming up with exciting and fun open-ended art choices. I mean I can just lay paper and scissors and markers out and let them be creative, but sometimes I want something more to go with my theme. This coming week we will be talking about My family and Me. Are there any ideas out there for some creative and not so structured art? Thanks!