Here are 4 fish made by the boys using an activity from the Play and Learn preschool curriculum written by 2 occupational therapists. The goal is to get the child to cross midline with their paintbrush - or finger - (reaching for the paint) and then bring it back to paint on the fish. I like these fish because they show the differences between the 2 boys so strikingly. They each picked the colors and the method of painting...and the results couldn't be more different.
Mr. T's fish - you can see he was trying to do the crossing midline/dotting thing very well in the bottom fish. The top fish was covered with dots and then the dots were covered completely by his full-hands painting. Then he decided to go over the paint with a crayon, scraping it away in lines.
O Boy's fish - I wasn't so concerned that he follow the "crossing midline" protocol very closely so he did what he loves best: mixing all the colors he'd chosen together into a goo and slathering it all over the fish.