Then ask the same child to list the things he or she might find in a garden before they start
the drawing (using the above reference material if available).
The second drawing will have many more objects it in. It will have even more if the child is
asked to collect pictures of gardens beforehand, or if a small group work together making the
The garden list itself can be made into shorter lists such as:
- What is in the sky: Sun, clouds, birds, aeroplanes.
- What is in the trees: Fruit, bird's nests, stuck kite, birds on branches.
- What is in the garden: Fishpond, swings, flowers, bushes, trees, pets, shed, decorated paths,
garden furniture and ornaments, children's toys.