How to Train Your Dragon Art Tutorial

How to Train Your Dragon Art Tutorial at Hodgepodge

Today we are going to paint an awesome dragon. A How to Train Your Dragon art tutorial with Toothless! Toothless is a Night Fury dragon, and has a strong, sleek body that is black as night, and his eyes glow in the dark just like a cat’s eyes. He has massive, strong wings that carry […]

Homeschool 101 at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party

Homeschooling 101 at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! Looking for resources for Homeschool 101? Take a look at these from fellow homeschoolers. –> Follow Curriculum Choice’s How to Get Started Homeschooling board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ Daze of Adventure Toni […]

Homeschool Planning at Hodgepodge

Homeschool Planning and Goal Setting

A round up of all my posts on homeschool planning here at Hodgepodge! First off, I do plan our homeschool year in rough form. I explain that time in detail in my Annual Planning and Goal Setting habit. But I honestly do not plan our year weekly. I: look at our resources, gather what we […]

Chalkboard of Summer Prompts

Chalkboard of Summer Prompts at Hodgepodge

I love chalkboard. I also appreciate a good list. And so we created a chalkboard of summer prompts. A combination of the two! Simple. Actions verbs. Encouraging us all to be creative!   It’s nothing fancy but when I shared it on Instagram and Facebook, there were several friends interested. So I thought I’d expand […]

Free Summer Art Lessons

Free Summer Art Lessons at Hodgepodge

Looking for free summer art lessons? We have several for you, so pull out the chalks or acrylics! It’s back by popular demand! Summer Trees acrylic art tutorial is a lesson in perspective. You can imagine lying on a soft forest floor of pine straw and looking up through the trees. We like to think […]

Summer Time at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Summer Time at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! It’s summer time and that means the learning is easy. Take a look at these great resources from fellow homeschoolers. –> Follow my In the Good Ol’ Summer Time Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: […]

Middle School Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Middle School Curriculum Choices at Hodgepodge - favorites from all our years homeschooling!

Our middle school girl is a busy, kinesthetic learner who loves to craft. She loves to make things. Do things. Move. Participate. Give her a display board for a biography report. Let her make a salt dough map. She loves to color while I read. Crafts, creations, busy. That’s her. You may remember a couple of […]

Celebrating the Art of Eric Carle

Hermit Crab Chalk Pastel #Art Tutorial www.hodgepodge.me

We have long loved books by Eric Carle! And we so appreciate the bright and wonderful artwork in each! So much so that we’ve enjoyed follow up art activities after reading them. We’ve shared a couple of art tutorials of some favorites here at Hodgepodge and invite you to enjoy them too! Eric Carle’s style […]

Washington Monument With Fireworks Art Tutorial

Washington Monument with Fireworks Art Tutorial www.hodgepodge.me

Our beloved America is about to celebrate its birthday, and in that theme I offer to you what I call a “birthday wish” to her in all her glory for Independence Day! This could be a daytime scene at the reflecting pond for a while. Then I will show you how to darken the sky […]

Love the Journey Review

Love the Journey - Tapestry of Grace

~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!~ I’ve shared before about the books that have shaped my heart for homeschooling. Oh how I wish I’d had Marcia Somerville’s Love the Journey- Homeschooling: Principles to Practices when I started my journey. But I am very thankful I’ve had it at the top of my stack of […]

Science Resources at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Science Resources at The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party

Welcome to The Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party! Looking for science resources for learning this summer?  Take a look at these from fellow homeschoolers. –> Follow my Nature + Science Pinterest board! I have the privilege of co-hosting the Ultimate Homeschool Pinning Party each week with these wonderful ladies: Jamerrill @FreeHomeschoolDeals Jenn @ Daze of Adventure […]

Civil War Cannon Chalk Art Tutorial

Civil War Cannon Chalk Art Tutorial www.hodgepodge.me

In honor of the 150th commemoration of the Civil War – a Civil War Cannon Chalk Art Tutorial! And don’t miss the Atlanta History Center giveaway at the end! This past year we’ve been learning about American History. We’ve been staying with Civil War studies the past couple of months in our homeschool. We are […]