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Art Appreciation

Henri Matisse Acitivities for Kids of All Ages

I cannot iterate how much all ages of kids loved this week's Henri Matisse inspired activities. Each unique piece was simple enough to instill confidence and came out with the perfection to inspire even the most creatively timid to want to create more! This week was spent with so many smiles, and so much excitement… Continue reading Henri Matisse Acitivities for Kids of All Ages

Art Appreciation, Learning Resources

6 Favorite Art Supplies That Cure Summer Boredom

For several years now the kids and I have been through a sea of different art projects and supplies as we explore the world around us each summer and school year.   Although it is fun to find exciting new supplies the kids have our basic staples that seem to get us through just about any… Continue reading 6 Favorite Art Supplies That Cure Summer Boredom

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Pablo Picasso Activities for Kids of All Ages

My oldest has been begging to study Pablo Picasso for two years now, and finally he has gotten his wish.  "Cubism," he answers for every question that is style related in art...even if it is wrong, and I know he was so ready to be right.  Picasso though sold over a thousand paintings in over… Continue reading Pablo Picasso Activities for Kids of All Ages

Piet Mondrian Activities
Art Appreciation, Uncategorized

4 Piet Mondrian Activities For Kids

Piet Mondrian, a man who was raised to breathe, sleep, and devour art by his father, and who seemed to regurgitate the exact replicas of the masters who came before him.  That is until he broke away and became his own man.  He found great influence by his stint in Paris and friendship with Vincent… Continue reading 4 Piet Mondrian Activities For Kids

Themed Units

The Art of Engineering Unit

Is there anything more inspiring then studying the inspirations of the greatest innovators of all time?  I think this every year, but this year was definitely the best summer of learning fun yet, and so many of these lessons were so incredibly simple, considering we had spent the majority of our summer living out of… Continue reading The Art of Engineering Unit

STEM

Galileo Activities & Resources For Kids

This is day three in a summer long series entitled The Art of Engineering.   Our family has had quite the lifelong relation to space, whether wanted or not, considering all three homes we have had were either near Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Center, and now Kennedy Space Center.  The kids take their generational pictures… Continue reading Galileo Activities & Resources For Kids

Art Appreciation, homeschool

Michelangelo & Artists of The Renaissance Activities for Kids

And as we enter day two of our unit, so do we also enter the Renaissance.  My Favorite time of history!   Art is a big part of engineering, and so a study of a famous artist, or two, is important to understanding the big picture of innovation.  You as instructor do not have to study… Continue reading Michelangelo & Artists of The Renaissance Activities for Kids

Multicultural Studies, Uncategorized

An Introduction to Innovation for Kids

Let's just step back in the past for just a moment for our hearts to melt over a tiny B who dreamed of growing up to be a brave knight.  <3 https://www.instagram.com/p/cw9UvqIBfz/ I believe that for a student to understand instead of memorize a concept, they must first develop a curiosity for it, and then… Continue reading An Introduction to Innovation for Kids

life science, Themed Units

Bugs and Insects- Themed Lessons for Preschool

Bugs and Insects have become a recent fascination for my girls.  Baby k has developed a recent fear of "buggies", and I received an email last week to say that Li'l A's Girl Scout troop would soon be releasing Lady Bugs as a part of an Arbor Day celebration.  And so I seized the moment… Continue reading Bugs and Insects- Themed Lessons for Preschool

life science, STEM

How Beetles Help the Earth, a Lesson for Kids of All Ages.

"Mom!  Look Out," Baby K cried as we made our way past the garage to set off on our walk to pick up sissy from school.  On the ground beside me is a wooden palette which has sat so long beside our garage that the grass and weeds have found its small crevices a comforting… Continue reading How Beetles Help the Earth, a Lesson for Kids of All Ages.