Kwik Stix Thin Stix


Kindergarten mess free painting

Art at your finger tips

Students with all levels of fine motor skills can learn to paint so easily with the new Kwik Stix Thin Stix.  Last year I was lucky enough to get a chance to work with the new Kwik Stix, and my third graders LOVED them.  They could not get enough of them.  we used them for everything, projects, rewards, presentations.

This year in kindergarten my students adore them!  They too can’t get enough of them.  They are so easy to use.  The Kwik Stix Thin Stix are like holding a pencil!  Exactly what we work on in kindergarten.  No more messy paint spilling on the table or floor!  No more water cups bumping and spilling!  Painting with finer detail using these new solid temera paint sticks without the mess!!

We read the book “The Greatest Snowman”, by Peter Hannan.  We than painted our very own “Greatest Snowman”, and put them into snowglobes.  This project would usually take me a week to do in small groups with my 29 Kindergartener’s, but with the Kwik Stix, and Kwik Stix Thin Stix I was able to get the entire class to paint in ONE DAY!!  Can you believe that?  ONE DAY!!!

We had so much fun.  We used the Kwik Stix for the snow and snowman, we than used the Thin Stix for the details (details–BIG word in kindergarten!) on our snowman.

I know that next year I will be purchasing more sets of both the Kwik Stix, and the Kwik Stix Thin Stix.  They are an investment, but for me they are worth it because my students work comes out amazing, ALL students feel like they can achieve using this tool, and an added plus, my school OT teacher happen to pop in the day I was doing this project and she too fell in LOVE with this product and has since borrowed mine, and showed the other OT’s in our district just how awesome Kwik Stix and Kwik Stix Thin Stix really are.

I work at a title I school, and finding amazing tools like this for my little ones is a gift!!!!  I hope that you take the time to try these paints out with your own students.  Art and expression comes in all shapes and sizes from our youngest students to our oldest, and we should encourage our students to be creative!

You can find Kwik Stix and Kwik Stix Thin Stix at Amazon and Target.

Happy Painting Everyone!!!

 

Erin 

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