A wonderful way to introduce and encourage children in a love of art is to do a project around a beloved book. Chalk pastels and children’s books.
Dianna recently asked:
Q: I’m pulling together resources for later this summer and fall to get started. Do you have art lessons tied to Five in a Row and Before Five in a Row books? I’d like to incorporate the chalks, but not sure where to start with all of your resources.
A: Thanks for thinking our our art tutorials. I do have a few that match up with both sets of books. Madeline, My Blue Boat, Blueberries for Sal, I am an Artist.
Five in a Row and Children’s Art
We have long loved I Am An Artist by Pat L. Collins from our Before Five in a Row studies.
Here is a list of the art tutorials we have offered here at Hodgepodge to go along with Five in a Row and other children’s books:
- I Am an Artist
- Cranberry Thanksgiving and Mr. Whiskers
- My Blue Boat (Teaching Art with Multiple Ages)
- Pete the Cat
- Blueberries for Sal
- Lentil – shadows and facial expressions
- Cat in the Hat (acrylic tutorial)
- Peter Pan (acrylic tutorial)
- Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening
- Snowflakes (for Snowflake Bentley)
- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Follow Tricia’s board Art and Children’s Books on Pinterest.
You can also browse our offerings on my Art and Children’s Books Pinterest board.
I have a collection of resources on my FIAR Pinterest board as well. My friends Daniele Evans and Lauren Hill both have some great FIAR resources. I have many of their FIAR resources pinned there.
Before Five in a Row and Five in a Row are some of our very favorite preschool and first grade curriculum choices!