We started off by defining what imagination was and what the difference between pretend and real.
I read the story aloud, stopping to ask questions, and predictions of what will happen next.
We started out with an 8 1/2" x 11" white construction paper and pencil. I showed them some ideas on how to start out with Shapes to make the basic form of the body. Then add "details" like eyes, nose, mouth, hair, horns, tail, scales, ear rings, antlers, etc.
We focused on drawing large enough to fill the page, we discussed what a HORIZON LINE is and added one to our page.
They outline with permanent Sharpie Markers, erased their pencil lines, and then used construction paper crayons to add Bright and Bold colors.