This is a lesson I found HERE that I modified a bit. It's great for the first week of classes- I've taught it to Grade 4 all the way to Grade 12. I have students choose a word representing something they are grateful for (pets are a popular choice with the younger kids!!). Can be anything in their life.
See my previous post about the lesson HERE- where it explains all the steps!
My favourite markers to use with this lesson are Mr. Sketch because they have such a crisp wide edge.
Students choose their own colour scheme.
A great lesson to review pattern and line quality.
Some finished Grade 4 - 6 designs: