In my time with family over Christmas and in these days leading up to the new year, I have been reflecting. Reflecting on God’s goodness. His constant provision. His direction and love over our family, our homeschool. We started with a clean slate planning and dreaming for the new year. We sat down as a family this past weekend. We dreamed, we planned, we talked.
One of our favorite Five in a Row books is Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening. Of course the poem is by Robert Frost. And this being the start of winter, it is a perfect time for a snowy evening chalk art tutorial. We love the illustrations by Susan Jeffers. Looking for a Snowy Evening video art lesson? Nana shared one with our
Chalk pastels and construction paper are such a good match. A piece of black construction paper truly shows off some Christmas lights art. And this tutorial is fun for ALL ages! Make as many strands of lights as you’d like. You can make your lights all white or colorful like ours. You may even decide to do a separate shape. (If you are looking for
I often hear fellow mamas say that they would love to offer their children more chances for art every day. That statement is usually followed by: but I…Let me offer you a simple solution. An art box. Let me share how an art box inspires artists. How an Art Box Inspires Artists See, I am very much the practical and make-it-easy type of mother. This
We have been learning so much about our solar system from Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy elementary textbook. So, it is time to incorporate some space art! An astronomy chalk pastel art tutorial in the style of the cover of the book. Begin with either a black or dark blue piece of construction paper. We made ours vertical like the textbook but you can decide
In the month of May we spent some time exploring north Georgia as a family. We were armed with a newly purchased Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Family Pass because without it, those $5 parking fees tend to add up when you are stopping at several state parks throughout the year. We wanted to find the waterfalls to visit in Georgia. We had several
Like many of you, one of our favorite books for this time of year is Cranberry Thanksgiving. We first discovered this gem in our wonderful Five in Row days. And for art, we were particularly drawn to the illustration by the fire. The contrast of the black and white against the fireplace just made us want to paint! If you happen to have a copy
We recently enjoyed this tutorial again for a little Blueberries for Sal Five in a Row fun. Blueberries: A Pastels Tutorial… A couple of weeks ago, Nana shared a watermelon pastel tutorial with us. This time, it’s beautiful blueberries! And, once again, it’s a summer time easy, 1-2-3 steps. This afternoon we had the pleasure of a friend visiting. She had never tried pastels before