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October Science and Art Activities For Homeschool Learning and Fun

Grab your calendar, chalk pastels, and science loving homeschoolers for these October Science and Art Activities! We’re learning about radio voice messages, telegrams, incandescent lamps, automobiles, space race, and sound barriers – just to name a few cool inventions. Be sure to read about these important dates, October birthdays, and interesting facts.

But first, we couldn’t kick off October without the famous quote by Anne of Green Gables! And, we will end with classic pumpkins.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Grab your calendar, chalks, and science loving homeschoolers for these October Science and Art Activities! We are learning about radio voice messages, telegrams, incandescent lamps, automobiles, space race, and sound barriers. Plus Halloween activities.

October Fun Fact

In America we celebrate Thanksgiving the last Thursday in November as the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians celebrated their first harvest in 1621. But it was over 200 years later when it was officially recognized as a national holiday! Better late than never? October 3, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. Feel free to tuck that away now and pull out around the Thanksgiving table this year. In fact, you will want to make sure to come back to our Thanksgiving Homeschool Lessons: Draw Your Way Through the Story.

Grab your calendar, chalks, and science loving homeschoolers for these October Science and Art Activities! We are learning about radio voice messages, telegrams, incandescent lamps, automobiles, space race, and sound barriers. Plus Halloween activities.

October Science and Art Activities

October Inventions and Art

Can you hear me know?
Trying to pair your science and art lessons? Look at our Science and Art Curriculum Match Up!

Oct 6th Engineer and inventor George Westinghouse (1846-1914) was born in Central Bridge, New York.
October 11, 1939 – Albert Einstein warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt that his theories could lead to Nazi Germany’s development of an atomic bomb. Einstein suggested the U.S. develop its own bomb. This resulted in the top secret “Manhattan Project.”
October 21, 1879Thomas Edison successfully tested an electric incandescent lamp with a carbonized filament at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, keeping it lit for over 13 hours.
October 21, 1915 – The first transatlantic radio voice message was made by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company from Virginia to Paris.
October 24, 1861 – The first transcontinental telegram in America was sent from San Francisco to Washington, addressed to President Abraham Lincoln from the Chief Justice of California.

Not sure how to combine art & science? You will find tips and help in our post Why Art is Essential in Science.

Grab your calendar, chalks, and science loving homeschoolers for these October Science and Art Activities! We are learning about radio voice messages, telegrams, incandescent lamps, automobiles, space race, and sound barriers. Plus Halloween activities.

October Transportation and Art

Everyone is always ready, until it’s time to get in the car. Hopefully folks back in the day were eager to get moving learning about these exciting transportation historic dates.

October 1, 1908 – Henry Ford’s Model T went on sale for the first time.
Inventors STEAM Video Art Lessons
October 4, 1957 – The Space Age began. Russians launched the first satellite Sputnik I into orbit.
This Homeschool Moon Unit Study Is Out Of This World
Oct 8th American fighter pilot Ace Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973) was born in Columbus, Ohio. He commanded the first U.S. aero unit to take part in World War I and was credited with 26 victories, becoming America’s leading Ace.
Modern History Video Art Lessons
October 9th Nordic communities worldwide will celebrate Leif Erikson Day – remembering the explorer credited with bringing the first Nordic people to America around the year 1000.
The Ultimate Guide to Medieval History Lessons For Your Homeschool and Medieval Times Homeschool Art


October 13, 1775 – The United States Navy was born after the Second Continental Congress authorized the acquisition of a fleet of ships.
October 14, 1947 – U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier, flying in a rocket-powered research aircraft. Take Flight With These Famous Aviators
October 26, 1825The Erie Canal opened as the first major man-made waterway in America, linking Lake Erie with the Hudson River, bypassing the British-controlled lower St. Lawrence. The canal cost over $7 million and took eight years to complete.
October 27, 1904The New York City subway began operating, running from City Hall to West 145th Street, the first underground and underwater rail system in the world.
October 27th British navigator James Cook (1728-1779) was born in Yorkshire, England.
October 30, 1990 – For the first time since the Ice Age, Great Britain was connected with the European continent, via a new rail tunnel under the English Channel. Great Britain Themed Chalk Pastel Art (including a map of the British Isles)

Why STEAM Learning Matters in Your Homeschool

October Science and Art Activities: STEAM In Your Homeschool

I thought part of being a “fun homeschool mom” included cleaning up after a Rube Goldberg machine. I wish I would have stuck to chalk art instead. I’m still missing a deck of cards, half the dominoes, and a 5 gallon bucket. Science and Art make a beautiful partnership, read: Why STEAM Learning Matters In Your Homeschool

October in New York

October 24, 1945 – The United Nations was founded.
Oct 27th Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) the 26th U.S. President was born in New York City.
The Best Presidents Day Art Projects For Your Homeschool
October 28, 1886 – The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor.
A Homeschool Lesson on Artist Steve Penley’s Statue of Liberty.
Oct 28th Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995) was born in New York City. In 1952, he developed a vaccine for the dreaded childhood disease Polio.
A Microscopic World Study For Homeschool Science and the Modern Medical Advancements lesson in Nana’s Modern History series.
October 29, 1929 – The stock market crashed as over 16 million shares were dumped amid tumbling prices. The Great Depression followed in America, lasting until the outbreak of World War II.
Homeschool Art Lessons for Your Modern History Buff

October Strong Women and Art

We always loved adding faces to historical dates. The Who Was Series was incredibly helpful bringing history to life in our homeschool. Read as many biographies together or with unit studies and then paint famous historical people with your chalk pastels.

Happy October Birthday to a handful of First Ladies and an American Hero!

Oct 4th Eliza Johnson (1810 – 1876). She was the wife of President Andrew Johnson.
Oct 11th Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was born in New York City. She was the wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President.
Oct 13th Molly Pitcher (1754-1832) was born near Trenton, New Jersey (as Mary Ludwig). She was a water carrier at the Battle of Monmouth in 1778 during the American Revolution. After her husband, artilleryman John Hays, collapsed, she took his place at his cannon.
Oct 15th Edith Wilson (1872 – 1961). She was the wife of President Woodrow Wilson.
Oct 26th Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, October 26, 1947.

Add these 7 American History Homeschool Lessons Your Kids Will Love to this year’s curriculum!

7 American History Homeschool Lessons your child will love

October Artists Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the artists, poets, writers, musicians, and creative types who have added color to our world!

Do you have a favorite artist born in October? We enjoy sharing these monthly art projects. Find your favorite artist in this Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels post or celebrate the October birthdays below.

Oct 9 John Lennon of the rock band The Beatles was born (1940-1980) in Liverpool, England.
Oct 10 Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was born in Le Roncole, Italy. His 26 operas include; Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata and Aida, and are among the most popular of all classical music performed today.
Oct 16th American teacher and journalist Noah Webster (1758-1843) was born in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Oct 16th Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was born in Dublin, Ireland.
Oct 16th American playwright Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953) was born in New York City. He wrote more than 35 plays including: Beyond the Horizon, The Iceman Cometh, The Emperor Jones and Long Day’s Journey into Night.
Oct 21st Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina


Oct 22nd Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was born in Raiding, Hungary.
Oct 25 Artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was born in Malaga, Spain.

Learn more about Picasso with our Famous Artist Pablo Picasso Homeschool Study.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso quote, art lesson and podcast.

October Sports and Art

baseball art lesson for the World Series

Take me out to the ball game or just buy me Cracker Jacks, please. Cracker Jacks! The World Series starts October 28th-Nov 5th. Nana added this fun baseball chalk art to go with her Atlanta Braves foam finger. But more importantly for The Games Clubhouse Membership.

Pumpkin Art and Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin for Homeschool

Just in time for fall,  these fun and engaging art projects are perfect for your homeschool! Take a look at all the different options available as you create your own homeschool pumpkin themed study. Pumpkin Art Lessons Perfect for Fall Homeschooling and Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana.

Happy Chalk Art Halloween

Halloween and Anatomy really do compliment each other very well. Skeletons and bones. Vampires and circulatory system. So I might take the spook out of it all by getting “educational”, but I couldn’t resist adding an Ancient Egypt lesson to the mummy dogs lunch. Call me a scaredy cat, or just chalk Nana’s NEW black cat and bat masterpieces from the Animals Clubhouse.

More October Homeschool Learning

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Stef Layton

Stef started homeschooling her boys in 2008. She quickly adopted a hands-on learning homeschool style and graduated her oldest tactile learner in 2021. Stef started the Hands-On Learning column in Homeschooling Today magazine. The Laytons currently reside in the foothills of Colorado where Stef also teaches yoga. The family loves to hike trails, stand-up paddle board, and chase sunsets. Stef shares travel and homeschool tips on IG at @LaytonAdventures.

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September Adventure Homeschool Art Activities

Talk Like A Pirate Day Homeschool Art

The start of a homeschool year has always been an exciting time in our home and the perfect chance to add new art Activities. Kick off the new shool year with our FREE EVENT September 8th!

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Traditionally, we started the new school year with “First Day of School Cinnamon Rolls” because nothing is sweeter than sleeping in long after the buses leave the neighborhood. Then wrapping up our homeschool week with Fine Arts Friday. Below are a few historical dates and famous birthdays to study while adding new art activities.

These September Homeschool Art Activities add adventure to your learning. Ideas for history, science, and literature lessons.

September Homeschool Art Activities

September’s name comes from the Latin word septem, meaning “seven.” This month had originally been the seventh month of the early Roman calendar.

September Royal Birthdays

September 7, 1533, Queen Elizabeth I and September 8, 1157, Richard the Lionheart.

Grab your swords, tiaras, and tea for these two royal birthdays. Learn about Great Britain, Richard the Lion Heart, and Queen Elizabeth I by heading over “the ditch” for Great Britain Themed Art as well as The I Drew It and I Knew It Knights and Crusades lessons in the Clubhouse Membership.

Talk Like A Pirate Day Homeschool Activities

Ahoy Landlubber! Get Ye Art Supplies Ready.

September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Pirate Art Activities

My scalawags loved skipping math to dress up, throw around a few fun phrases, and play goofy golf. You don’t have to dust off your putters to make this day fun. Join Captain Nana with these Talk Like a Pirate Homeschool Art Lessons.

Homeschool Explorers Study

Navigate the waters of Exploration!

Mark these seafaring dates on your homeschool calendar:

  1. September 4, 1609 – Explorer-navigator Henry Hudson is the first European to discover the island of Manhattan.
  2. September 16, 1620 – The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England.
  3. September 24, 1493 – With a fleet of 17 ships, Christopher Columbus sets sail on his second expedition to the New World.
  4. September 25, 1513 – Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.

This month offers many chances to chalk boats, map locations, and feel like an explorer. It’s one reason why we love to Add New Art Activities to Homeschool History Lessons.

American History in September

American History Art Activities
  1. September 4, 1886 – Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending the last U.S. – Indian war.
  2. September 11, 2001 – “Patriots Day”, Islamic Al-Qaeda militants flew planes into NYC’s twin World Trade Towers and the Pentagon
  3. September 17, 1787 – Constitution Day. This day celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
  4. September 18, 1947 – U.S. Air Force is established.
  5. September 22, 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln declares the Emancipation Proclamation. Chalk the beautiful Lincoln Memorial from American Landmarks!
  1. September 25, 1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice.
  2. September 26, 1960 – The first televised Presidential debate occurs between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
  3. September 27, 1789 – The U.S. Postal Service was founded.

American History isn’t just for July 4th. Check out all these great lessons and more in the Clubhouse Membership!

Celebrate The Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings In Your Homeschool

“I’m Going On An Adventure!”

On September 21, 1933 – J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was published in London.

Grab second breakfast with your homeschoolers and head out on an adventure with the Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson. Art your way through the entire Trilogy with the help from: The Lord of the Rings, A Homeschool Study to Rule Them All.

Looking to bring a little more fun to all of your literature lessons? It’s possible! We know The Power of Adding Art to Literature Lessons.

September Astronomy Study

Fall in love with September Skies

September 22nd Autumn Equinox in Northern Hemisphere. At this time, there are approximately equal hours of daylight and darkness.
September 23, 1846 – The planet Neptune was first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle.

Happy Fall Y’all! One of my favorite autumn activates, besides eating as many maple donuts as possible, is sketching the Year Round Seasonal Tree Study. Living in Florida with little to absolutely no fall foliage kept us inside chalking all the beautiful colors instead!

September weather is still nice enough to enjoy evening star gazing. This month’s full moon is called the Harvest Moon and appears bigger and brighter than any other full moon. Add a Homeschool Moon Unit Study to your science lessons.

To infinity and beyond with these Buzz Lightyear Activities!

Or blast off to infinity and beyond! Add these free Buzz Lightyear Activities to your next astronomy lesson.

Classical Music All Month Long

In 1994, President Bill Clinton designated September as Classical Music Month. The perfect time to introduce your children to great composers and classical music. How to Get Started with Classical Music in Your Homeschool shares great ideas! “Where words fail, music speaks.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen.

These September Homeschool Art Activities add adventure and fun to your learning. Happy Back To School!

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Stef Layton

Stef started homeschooling her boys in 2008. She quickly adopted a hands-on learning homeschool style and graduated her oldest tactile learner in 2021. Stef started the Hands-On Learning column in Homeschooling Today magazine. The Laytons currently reside in the foothills of Colorado where Stef also teaches yoga. The family loves to hike trails, stand-up paddle board, and chase sunsets. Stef shares travel and homeschool tips on IG at @LaytonAdventures.

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The Beauty of Literature, Art and Nature in Your Homeschool

Make your homeschool a little more beautiful with literature, art and nature study! Explore the beloved picture book, Miss Rumphius, with Sarah, Nana and Tricia. What a FUN way to kick off your homeschool year!

Make your homeschool a little more beautiful with literature, art and nature study! Explore the beloved picture book, Miss Rumphius, with Sarah, Nana and Tricia. What a FUN way to kick off your homeschool year!

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    What is included in Make Your Homeschool a Little More Beautiful Event?

    • A fun Miss Rumphius literary ‘hunt’ with Sarah Mackenzie of Read Aloud Revival
    • A peek at Sarah’s NEW picture book, A Little More Beautiful
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    • Nana’s art lesson in the style of Miss Rumphius and A Little More Beautiful
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    For your literature time with Sarah, reserve or pick up your copy of Miss Rumphius at your local library or order online today!

    For your art time with Nana, you will just need a very few suggested supplies, below:

    • a starter set of chalk pastels (Our favorites are here).
    • construction paper (Nana suggests white construction paper for this lesson)
    • baby wipes or damp paper towel for easy clean up

    For your nature study time with Tricia, have your lupine download on hand.

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    Be sure to share your Make Your Homeschool A Little More Beautiful time on social media and tag @readaloudrevival @outdoorhourchallenge and @chalkpastelart – We can’t wait to see you participating and to see your paintings!

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    Wonderful Learning With August Art Activities for Your Homeschool

    Here are some wonderful homeschool learning ideas with August art activities to help you stay cool! Are you enjoying the the dog days of summer? Maybe you’re looking for some boredom busters? Or you’re hoping for one more week of Summer Art Camp. These ideas will inspire fun and easy learning!

    Here are some wonderful homeschool learning ideas with August art activities to help you stay cool! Are you enjoying the the dog days of summer? Maybe you're looking for some boredom busters? Or you're hoping for one more week of Summer Art Camp.  These ideas will inspire fun and easy learning!

    August Evenings are for Homeschool Astronomy

    August is a great month to learn about astronomy by pulling out your chalk pastels and painting what you see! Get ready early in the month to celebrate astronaut Neil Armstrong’s birthday on August 5th (1930). Keep the telescopes out to enjoy The Perseids Meteor Shower August 11th-12th.


    Everything You Need for a Homeschool Moon Mission Unit Study, will get you started! Decide if you chalk the Summer Night Sky by flashlight or wait until morning?

    Make a Homemade Book

    If you have a child ready to read why not make a homemade learn to read book? A book created especially for your young reader is sure to spark interest. You can design your book in just a few simple steps and choose your child’s favorite topic! Nana leads the way with a fun, backyard story. New this month for You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members.

    August Historical Events for Your Homeschool Studies

    Did you know, “August”, the name of the month was originally a Latin word, Sextilis? In 8th century BC, during the early Medieval period, the month was renamed to August in honor of Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor. August is filled with great opportunities to study Ancient Rome!


    On Aug 24, 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted. Nana loves Geography. Join her and Map Italy. Looking to have a blast? Chalk an Erupting Volcano!

    Keep your toga party going and celebrate these famous Roman birthdays on August 31st – Caligula (12 AD) & Commodus (161 AD). It’s always fun to paint Roman soldiers and their beautiful galea (that’s fancy for helmet).

    Learn Homeschool History With Art!


    We believe combining art with history is one of the best ways to teach. Here is Why Adding Art to History Makes All the Difference.

    Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492


    We have all sung the cute rhyme. Did you know, he sailed on August 3, 1492. Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, with three ships, Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Chalk the epic voyage with Nana and create your own ship for the journey. Don’t forget to name it!

    Homeschool History War Studies

    Do you have a homeschool student who is interested in war studies? Mark your calendar for these August “war time” historical events and spend time mapping Europe, chalk different styles of war helmets from Modern History Clubhouse, and get spiffy with Napoleon’s uniform from American History Clubhouse.

    August 1, 1944 – Anne Frank penned her last entry into her diary.
    August 6, 1945 – The first Atomic Bomb was dropped over the center of Hiroshima
    Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthday August 15, 1769

    Let’s Hear It For the Girls With These Homeschool Womens Studies!

    August 18, 1920 – The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.
    Celebrate this momentous event by Nana’s Women’s Suffrage and The Constitution art lessons. Vote who is going to clean up after dinner.

    One special woman’s birthday to honor this month, Mother Theresa August 26th, (1910). There have been more companion guides added to the Disciples Unit Study. Be sure to incorporate these valuable lessons into your daily morning time. You can find valuable tips and resources in: How to Plan an Awesome Home Bible Study for Kids.

    Celebrate Famous August Birthdays

    Learn about America’s early Presidents in the American Presidents Video Art Lessons.

    Presidents Day Art Projects

    Celebrate two former presidents’ birthdays Barack Obama August 4th (1961) & Bill Clinton August 19th (1946). July Homeschool Art Activities offered numerous opportunities to chalk America’s birthday. If you missed it, consider chalking those same beautiful patriotic creations for the presidents’ birthdays!

    Early American Legends with August Art Activities

    Mid-month celebrate famous legends Annie Oakley August 13th (1860), Doc Holliday August 14th (1851), and Davy Crockett August 17th (1786) by chalking a Western Landscape.

    Davy Crockett is known as a hero of the Alamo. It is rumored he was also a bear hunter. We prefer to respect these beautiful mammals by chalking them! Learn more Bears: An Art and Book Study for Your Homeschool.

    August Art Activities Honoring Inventors!

    August is Inventors Month. Be sure to discover all the great inventions in the Inventors Clubhouse. From Galileo to magnets – your STEM lovers will enjoy it.

    Celebrate Orville Wright’s birthday on August 19th, (1871) with an aviation joke.

    Why did the librarian get kicked off the plane?

    It was overbooked!

    Literature and Fine Arts for Your Homeschool

    You ARE An Artist is thrilled to offer Fine Arts Curriculum for the Family and Fine Arts for High School Credit. If you are looking for an art elective be sure to look into these amazing resources!

    Celebrate August writers, poets, and film makers: Francis Scott Key August 1st (1779), Alfred Hitchcock August 13th (1899), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe August 28th (1749) & Mary Shelley August 30th (1797).

    Homeschool Science Art Activities

    Chalk Pastel Art Members can now enjoy the new Science Clubhouse. Videos are continually being added. This is a great opportunity to dive deeper into your science lessons by adding these to your August art activities.

    Celebrate philosopher and physician John Locke’s birthday on August 29th (1632). Dipping your toes into STEAM? Here is a Homeschool Science and Art Curriculum Match Up. You will also enjoy:

    New Tooth Diagram Homeschool Art Lesson!

    Not to mention that Nana has a brand new tooth diagram lesson for your homeschool anatomy! Back to homeschool time is a perfect time to learn to brush your teeth, round and round, circles small, gums and all…Available in I Drew It Then I Knew It Science! Find out more in A Tooth Diagram Activity for Homeschool Science That Will Make You Smile!

    Vacation Landmark Memories

    As summer winds down and suitcases are put away, wrap-up your trip by preserving your memories the famous landmarks you visited. Clubhouse Members can pick from American and World Landmarks. Keep these treasures as homemade post cards. Or create a “bucket list” of places you want to visit.

    cicada art lesson at You ARE an ARTiST

    Learn About Cicadas with Nature Art Lessons

    Cicadas make a distinctive sound during the summer months. What fun to paint a cicada with Nana! Find this membership exclusive lesson in the Backyard Nature course in membership.

    Here are some wonderful homeschool learning ideas with August art activities to help you stay cool! Are you enjoying the the dog days of summer? Maybe you're looking for some boredom busters? Or you're hoping for one more week of Summer Art Camp.  These ideas will inspire fun and easy learning!

    Using Art for Memorization in Your Homeschool

    “Chalk pastels are truly one of the easiest mediums to use – even for the perfectionists in our family! And if you’re intimidated by the idea of arting with your children, there’s no need to fear! Nana at Chalk Pastel can walk your children through simple art projects, step by step.” Don’t miss A Hundred Acre Woods‘ recent review, Using Art for Remembering for so much inspiration for your homeschool.

    If you’re wondering if the Clubhouse Membership is right for you this homeschool year or if you are curious about what it all includes, be sure to read Brandy’s review! You never know if a blue ribbon is in your student’s future.

    Stef Layton

    Stef started homeschooling her boys in 2008. She quickly adopted a hands-on learning homeschool style and graduated her oldest tactile learner in 2021. Stef started the Hands-On Learning column in Homeschooling Today magazine. The Laytons currently reside in the foothills of Colorado where Stef also teaches yoga. The family loves to hike trails, stand-up paddle board, and chase sunsets. Stef shares travel and homeschool tips on IG at @LaytonAdventures.

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    The Ultimate Guide To Fun Art Projects For Your Homeschool

    There are so many ways to integrate art into your homeschool! Use this guide to fun art projects to add a beautiful layer of learning and joy to your homeschool.

    There are so many ways to integrate art into your homeschool! Use this guide to fun art projects to add a beautiful layer of learning and joy to your homeschool.

    Art Projects by Grade Level

    First Grade Art and Music Curriculum for Your Homeschool – Creating a love for beautiful art and music in your homeschool can start from birth. It doesn’t take much effort to surround your family with the great artists and classical composers from the very start of a child’s life. Weave experiences into your everyday routine by using our Homeschool Fine Arts first grade art and music plans as a framework.

    Online Art Lessons Perfect for Grades K-3 – Art is an essential part of our elementary learners’ development. Online art lessons are a great option for grades K-3 and are easily incorporated into any homeschool lesson plan.

    There are so many ways to integrate art into your homeschool! Use this guide to fun art projects to add a beautiful layer of learning and joy to your homeschool.

    Homeschool Art Lessons Perfect for Grades 4-6 – Studies have shown, time and time again, that adding art to learning adds value across academic subjects. This educational approach is appropriate and helpful across all grade levels, including the late elementary grades 4-6.

    Why Homeschooling Middle School is Better with Hands on Learning – Study after study has shown that learners of all ages do best when the material is presented in a multisensory format. Text combined with video, hands-on creative activities, and even art as a way to demonstrate understanding have all been proven to contribute to more successful learner outcomes.

    Integrated Art for Homeschooling High School – Are you looking for ways to create a more dynamic learning environment for your high schooler? Homeschooling with an integrated art approach may be exactly what you need!

    Art Credit For High School

    Here Is How You Can Earn an Art Credit for High School – As fellow homeschoolers, we know that homeschool families like to plan their own way! That’s why You Are An Artist is an excellent fit for your visual art credit needs. Our flexible path to a visual art credit with chalk pastels allows you the freedom to plan; however it best suits your student. 

    Classical Music Appreciation Lessons for All Grades – There is no right or wrong way to start classical music homeschool lessons. The most important thing is that you start! Learn the simple steps to building a love of classical music and a knowledge of great composers.

    Art Projects for Preschool Homeschool

    Preschool Homeschool Art Activities

    Early learners need lots of play-based learning and time creating. We have to make time for preschool art in our homes and homeschools. Art is essential to the mental, social, and emotional growth of our early learners. Art is also a fantastic way to satisfy children’s natural curiosity for exploration and  experimentation.

    Art Projects By Academic Subject

    Art Projects for Ancient Egypt

    Art Lessons for Your Homeschool History Curriculum

    Yes, you can use art to teach history! No matter what time period you are studying in your homeschool history curriculum, Nana’s I Drew It then I Knew It video lessons are the easy – and fun – way to learn important parts of history. Enjoy a library of history video art lessons to match all four history cycles no matter what homeschool history curriculum you are using. Nana does the teaching and all you need are very minimal supplies. It is super easy to get started in chalk pastel art with The Best Art Lessons for Your Homeschool History Curriculum.

    • Ancient History Art Projects – “When I discovered that Nana had new chalk pastel art lessons specifically for ancient Egypt, I was so excited! I love presenting our current interests with hands-on activities, and art is just that. When my kids can create art while we read aloud about a particular subject they are interested in, it helps solidify the knowledge they are learning in ways that dry, rote memorization can not.”
    • American History Art Projects – Are you looking for fun ways to incorporate American history homeschool lessons? Maybe you already have a history curriculum, but you’re looking for ways to make it more hands-on and engaging. Chalk pastels may be just what you need to get your kids to fall in love with history!
    • Civil War History Art Projects – With Nana’s Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons and the accompanying I Drew It Then I Knew It American History workbook, you can reinforce all that you are learning in your homeschool. Don’t miss Nana’s podcast on Sojourner Truth, included below!
    • Middle Ages History Art Projects and The Ultimate Guide to Medieval History Lessons – Do your kiddos love dragons, and knights, and princesses? Or maybe you are studyingthe Medieval world this year with your history curriculum. The Middle ages were an interesting time. The Roman Empire had fallen, and smaller kingdoms were vying for control. There were Barbarian raiders, wars on faith, and the Black Death to contend with, but there were some pretty exciting inventions too! The printing press, flying buttresses in gothic architecture, eyeglasses, and knights in shining armor, to name a few!
    • Modern History Art Projects – These lessons have made my history buff extremely happy. Isn’t it wonderful how we were able to pull from Nana’s different courses to create art lessons to fit my son’s interests? That’s just one of the reasons I adore our You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse membership. I can cater to my children’s interests in colorful and fun ways that won’t soon be forgotten.
    • Chalk Pastels Great Britain Homeschool Art Lessons – You can now travel to Great Britain with chalk pastels! Explore Big Ben, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and much more in this unique and colorful way. Nana will be your guide on this historic trip filled with key icons and landmarks with chalk pastels Great Britain themed art.
    Make Geography Fun with Art Projects

    Make Homeschool Geography Fun!

    Are you looking for a unique way to get your kids excited about their homeschool geography? Maybe you have a hands-on learner that just needs something a little extra for their cartography lesson. Here is a unique way to learn about maps, continents, countries and world landmarks. Now you can make geography fun with chalk pastels!

    There are so many ways to integrate art into your homeschool! Use this guide to fun art projects to add a beautiful layer of learning and joy to your homeschool.

    Literature and Art Are a Perfect Combination!

    A Lord of the Rings Homeschool Study to Rule Them All
    STEAM and Science Art Projects

    STEAM and Science Activities Make Learning Fun!

    Why STEAM Learning Matters in Your Homeschool – STEAM learning has become a popular topic in education today. The good news is, a STEAM approach to learning can add creativity and innovation to your child’s education. This summary of STEAM learning includes ideas and resources for how to easily and effectively incorporate it into your homeschool.

    Shark Week Fun Art Projects

    A Shark Week Homeschool Study for Kids – Do your kids love sharks? Are you getting ready for shark week? Then let Nana take you under the sea with chalk pastels shark art for kids! These easy-to-follow video homeschool lessons will teach you and your child how to draw some of the most exciting sharks using chalk pastels.

    Dive into a Shark Study This Summer! – This homeschool study all about sharks is perfect for summer learning. It includes a shark tracking activity, online lessons, book lists, and so much more!

    Human Heart Art Activity

    Human Heart Activity for Kids: Hands-On Science – Nana’s human heart activity for kids is a great hands-on homeschool science experience that highlights art, writing, diagramming, plus an exposure to brand new vocabulary. It’s a combination of multiple subjects all in one spot!

    Solar System Art Projects – Are your kids fascinated by the idea of space? Mine too! The solar system can be such an exciting area of study. Most of us still remember learning about all of the planets and space exploration when we were kids. 

    Here is everything you need to create a moon missions unit study that will blast off! Includes art, books, and even snacks for learning.

    Everything You Need For A Moon Missions Unit Study – This is a perfect time of year to learn about the moon in your homeschool. Here is everything you need to create a homeschool moon missions unit study that will blast off!

    This Homeschool Moon Study Is Out of This World – Moon activities, books, and fun art lessons for all ages! Learn about moon phases and more with this homeschool moon unit study!

    Small But Mighty Cell Activities for Your Homeschool – These online cell activities for your homeschool are multi-sensory and appropriate for all ages. In fact, online cellular biology lessons are an excellent addition for your homeschool science. Take a look!

    Small But Mighty Cell Activities for Your Homeschool

    STEAM Art Projects – A STEAM approach encourages students to ask questions and think creatively. It is also a great way to help children who typically shy away from topics related to mathematics and technology to engage and learn in a different way!

    A Microscopic World Study for Homeschool Science – Science, it’s one of those love-it-or-hate-it subjects in homeschooling. Teaching homeschool science and facilitating experiments at home might make you feel a little overwhelmed. There are so many exciting ways to teach and learn about science together at home.  This microscopic world study is a great example!

    Take Flight with These Famous Aviators Homeschool Lessons – With the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong and more, you can take flight in your homeschool with these famous aviators activities.

    Famous Artists Art Projects at You ARE an ARTiST

    Famous Artists and Art Appreciation

    Exploring famous artists with your children has never been easier! Now you can expose your children to the glory and wonder of master artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and so many more with chalk pastels!

    Most of the links below include Nana’s mini podcast on the artist!

    Fine Arts Curriculum for Grades 1-12 at You ARE an ARTiST

    Homeschool Fine Arts for Learning About Artists and Composers

    You ARE an ARTiST Homeschool Fine Arts lesson plans organize great art and music appreciation resources into the classical four-year cycle of history and seasons each week with a Charlotte Mason flavor. Here you will find homeschool fine arts curriculum for the whole family!

    homeschool fine arts titles at You ARE an ARTiST

    These lesson plans are available for Grades 1-12 and will offer families three different options for art study and a detailed plan for music appreciation.

    Each flexible and easy to use 32-36 week plan includes notebooking pages, coloring pages and YouTube links for art tutorials and listening to classical music.

    View more about these Comprehensive Plans for Families.

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    Fun Acrylic Art Projects

    Let Nana help you as you embark on this easy acrylic painting journey. Learn some simple tips about color, and brush strokes. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you and your kids will have! It’s easier than you might expect! Easy Acrylic Painting with Nana!

    There are so many ways to integrate art into your homeschool! Use this guide to fun art projects to add a beautiful layer of learning and joy to your homeschool.

    Art Projects for the Homeschool Mom

    Mini Moments for the Homeschool Mom with Chalk Pastels – Whether you have 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or more, take the time to recharge your spirit with these mini moments for the homeschool mom. Even busy moms can appreciate the simplicity and ease of chalk pastels.

    Easy Mommy and Me Art Time – Taking the time to create art with your kids shows them that it is worth doing. As you connect with your child, they will see that art is interesting and fun. It shows them that you are engaged while also building your relationship through an easy and fun shared activity.

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    Bible Stories Art Activities

    Bible Crafts for Kids: Meaningful and Fun Resources – A really fun way to bring the Bible to life in your homeschool is with these Bible crafts for kids. You can build memories, pass on your faith to your children and create hands on art projects that are meaningful and fun!

    A Disciples of Christ Unit Study – Homeschooling is such a unique privilege for Christian families, and it is such a sweet blessing to pass along the Word of God to our children. We have, as parents, an incredible opportunity to mold our children into disciples for Jesus, and educating at home is a powerful tool for that. And what better way to experience personal discipleship with our children at home than to study the Disciples of Christ. 

    Easter Art Projects – You can easily count the Easter art lessons as homeschool because you will also learn facts and history behind each topic. We give you just enough for an all-in-one lesson that is the perfect fit for homeschool or church-at-home. If your kids are anything like mine, you will find yourselves researching more exciting facts on your own. Or access all of our extension ideas inside the companion workbook to continue the learning. 

    Beautiful Easter Hymn Study – Join us for a beautiful Easter hymn study for your homeschool and video art lessons to match! Music and art help us all to connect learning with a special holiday plus build sweet memories together as a family.

    How to Plan an Awesome Home Bible Study for Kids – Whether you are teaching Bible in your homeschool as a daily or weekly lesson, or perhaps you are creating a church-at-home experience for your family, you will love how effective it is to add art along with your Biblical teachings. With an I Drew It Then I Knew It New Testament Guide!

    There are so many ways to integrate art into your homeschool! Use this guide to fun art projects to add a beautiful layer of learning and joy to your homeschool.

    Holiday Art Projects For Throughout the Homeschool Year

    Thanksgiving art activities for your homeschool

    Thanksgiving Art Activities

    Nana has all sorts of Thanksgiving homeschool lessons to fill the whole month. Abraham Lincoln, Aaron Copland, pilgrims, the Mayflower voyage, a map of the very first Thanksgiving, Cranberry Thanksgiving and more!

    Christmas Tea Time

    Christmas Art Lessons for All Ages

    Enjoy this ultimate list of Christmas Homeschool Art Lessons! Christmas homeschooling allows us to focus on the real reason for the season. And you can do that in so many ways. We will give many resources to choose from and help you customize your perfect Christmas school day, week, or month.

    Favorite movies for Christmas Homeschool

    Christmas Book to Movie Homeschool Activities – Check out this festive list of Christmas books made into movies – with homeschool activities your kids will love! Now your kids can re-create their favorite book characters and movie scenes with chalk pastels!

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    Movies Art Projects

    Favorite Movies Homeschool Art Lessons – Don’t let family movie night become boring! Bring some excitement back with these chalk pastel art lessons. All you’ll need is a pack of construction paper and a set of chalk pastels. So grab your favorite movie snacks or make some of your own and join Nana for some of your family’s favorite movies.

    • Incredibles
    • Mary Poppins
    • Peter Pan
    • Seuss Truffula Trees
    • Tangled
    • Penguins of Madagascar
    • Star Trek
    • Super Hero Shield
    • Angry Birds
    • Bruce of Finding Nemo
    • Cars Mater and Lightning McQueen
    • Cat in the Hat acrylic
    • Charlie Brown Christmas
    • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
    • Despicable Me Minion
    • Dinosaur – Jurassic Park
    • Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat
    • Finding Dory
    • Frozen
    The beauty of art, music and nature in your homeschool!

    Art Lessons for Nature Study and The Seasons

    The Beauty of Art and Nature Study in Your Homeschool! Discover the beauty of art and nature study in your homeschool and help your children explore the simple joys of the outdoors. There is so much to marvel about in God’s great creation!

    There are so many ways to integrate art into your homeschool! Use this guide to fun art projects to add a beautiful layer of learning and joy to your homeschool.

    Nana has all of these Homeschool Art Projects ready for you in the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse, along with 700+ video art lessons and an art lesson calendar with art for every day of the year!

    It is all done for you!

    Growing a love of art at You ARE an ARTiST is a multi-generational passion! Tricia is Nana’s daughter and a mama of five children. Nana shared the fun of her first chalk pastel art lessons with her grandchildren around Tricia’s kitchen table. Homeschooling since 2000, Tricia has seen the fruits of home education with three homeschool grads so far! She shares the art and heart of homeschooling at Your Best Homeschool and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of sister sites Homeschool Nature Study and The Curriculum Choice.

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    Small But Mighty Cell Activities For Your Homeschool

    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. In fact, online cellular biology lessons are an excellent addition for your homeschool science. Take a look!

    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    When it comes to making learning fun, homeschool parents don’t have to look far. Kids are fascinated with what makes them…well, them! They love to see the inner workings of things. What is more intricate and endlessly fascinating than the human body? 

    Cells are like mini-worlds unto themselves. They make up our very existence, yet they exist beyond our eyesight. This whole “universe” of cells is a captivating world to explore through hands-on activities like experiments, crafts, and art! Consider these small but mighty cell activities as you plan your homeschool science curriculum. 

    Make Learning About Cells Fun

    What’s more hands-on than the human body? We all have one, right? Kids will be engaged by what they can learn by simply observing their own body. When our family studied human anatomy, my boys loved that they used their bodies as part of the experiments and activities. 

    Yet as much as we can observe so much of the human body’s wonder from the outside, it’s a million times more astounding to consider what goes on at the cellular level! 

    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    Cell Activities For Your Homeschool

    Want to give your kids insight into the microscopic world beyond our sight, but right below our skin (and on and in it too!)?

    • Enlarge the cell
    • Model the cell
    • Watch the cell in action
    • Draw the cell
    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    Enlarge the cell.

    You probably eat single cells for breakfast! Yes, a chicken egg starts out as a single cell. Show your child an egg, and explain to them the simple parts of a cell: the cell wall, membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus can all be “seen” in a cracked egg!

    Model the cell.

    Now that kids have a sense of the major parts of a cell, dive deeper into some of the smaller pieces. In our study of cells, we created an edible cell using gelatin and candies. So fun and delicious. You’ll need a package of jello, a bowl, and a variety of small candies to represent the organelles (parts of a cells) like the mitochondria, golgi bodies, ribosomes, and more. 

    You can find a detailed edible cell model to follow here

    jello model for homeschool cell activities

    Watch cells in action.

    Show your kids the “cellular highway” of capillaries and veins that your blood cells travel on. One quick (and to my boys, humorous) way to do this is by shining a flashlight under their tongues while they look in a mirror. There, they will spot a “roadmap” of multicolored veins that give a glimpse of how special cells like blood cells travel around the body!

    We even made a model of the blood using corn syrup, candy red hots, and candy sprinkles. Have you kids mix this up to see how various cells are different sizes and how they travel through plasma. 

    Draw the cell.

    In Nana’s newest I Drew It Then I Knew It series, kids get hands on with science by painting and labeling a diagram of some of our smallest parts! 

    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    Online Cellular Biology Lessons Perfect For Your Homeschool Study

    Whether you’re studying human body cells, plant cells, or the chemical makeup of our world, these science art lessons will fit your homeschool science. 

    Nana has included a wonderful “opener” lesson in her Lab Coated Scientist class. My oldest created a painting of a scientist researching in a book, with swirling scientific symbols above his head. While this scientist is drawn as a chemistry teacher by Nana, my oldest changed the book to read “Biology” to match our current science studies. He replaced Nana’s chemical notations with a DNA strand and a bacterium! Kids can be so creative with these lessons. 

    This scientist painting would be perfect to have as a cover for any note booking or portofolio of your child’s work. 

    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    Diagram A Cell

    After doing some of the hands-on activities above, have your child paint and Diagram a Cell. Nana does a wonderful job of helping students visualize the cell through their chalk pastel “microscope” as they look for the cytoplasm, nucleus, mitochondria, and cell membrane. If your students have learned other parts of the cell, why not have them include this knowledge into their drawing as well. This video art lesson is the perfect choice to add to a science journal or notebooking collection. 

    Diagram Bacterium

    The colorful Diagram of a Bacterium lesson helps kids learn about another kind of cell that can be lurking in your body. Whether harmful or helpful, bacteria exists everywhere, and yet is a different kind of cell than what makes up your body structure. After this lesson, kids can discuss proper hygiene (here’s a free hand washing printable you can use!), proper nutrition (talk about probiotics in their yogurt!), and discuss which kinds of bacteria are harmful or helpful.

    diagram of bacterium
    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    Diagram of an Eye

    Diagram of an Eye helps students learn the various parts of the eye. What is special about this lessons is how students get to label the eye as we see it, and as it looks from inside the body!

    Biology and Chemistry

    DaVinci’s Vetruvian Man painting makes a great finish to a series on the human body. This makes a wonderful lesson in the proportions of both artwork and the human body. As you sketch out the  dive into the concept held by this Old Master that “everything is connected.” Our cells are microscopic, but work together to create a larger system. In the same way, people are smaller parts of God’s much larger universe. 

    The Light Prism with Sir Isaac Newton lesson would be a fantastic intro lesson for studying chemistry and physics. Is it so beautifully colorful and symmetrical, you will want to frame this artwork after your kids create it!

    For additional scientific artwork, try the Daffodil lesson where kids will paint a gorgeous yellow daffodil with their chalks and label the parts of a flower. You might revisit your cell painting and discuss how a plant cell is slightly different than an animal/human cell. 

    More Homeschool Science Lessons From You Are An Artist

    Science doesn’t end with the human body, of course. Our boys have enjoyed so many science lessons from Chalk Pastel. 

    For a great Astronomy study, the Hubble Space Telescope Lesson can be a jumping off point for a Space unit. Follow it up with any of the Space Exploration Clubhouse lessons, but my favorites would be the Spiral Galaxy and the Nebula lessons. Students can draw all the planets in the Milky Way with the Solar System Clubhouse lessons. 

    If you’re studying Physics, you should check out the Electric Light and Electric Lightning lessons!

    For an Earth Science study, you’ll love the volcano, tornado, and northern lights video art lessons. 

    Studying habitats? Draw a Marsh or paint the habitat Under the Sea

    A study of Zoology might use any of the dozens of animal art lessons from Nana. Frogs are always a great place to start because they are a great animal for discussing life cycles. The John James Audubon lesson plus the Birds Clubhouse lessons are also wonderful for Biology and Zoology studies. 

    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    Each science-themed art lesson from Nana focuses on a science concept that opens a door for further investigation, study, and discussion. Nana does such a wonderful job of dropping “breadcrumbs” of interesting and relevant facts as she gives her chalk pastel instruction. 

    I am always amazed at how much a simple painting session can spark a deeper level conversation with my boys. Even if you only select a single video art lesson to complement your science studies, these lessons are small but mighty cell activities you’ll want to include in your homeschool science!

    These online cell activities for your homeschool are multisensory and appropriate for all ages. Online cellular biology lessons included.

    Julie is a teacher, writer and homeschool mom. Her blog Happy Strong Home shares encouragement for cherishing children, enjoying motherhood, and growing strong families. Discover homeschool resources, natural living tips, and family activity ideas. Julie has been featured on Million Praying Moms, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and the Melissa and Doug blog. She offers writing workshops and a “homeschool neighborhood” community to support parents in their homeschool adventures. Find Julie on Instagram to be the first to know when new workshops and community events are available. 

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    The Ultimate List of Holiday Activities For Elementary School

    A fun art project is a perfect way to celebrate a holiday! These holiday activities for elementary school will give you opportunities to make memories in your homeschool journey. 

    We believe sometimes pushing everything off the kitchen table and pulling out a project is just what everyone needs.

    Holiday activities for elementary school with opportunities to make memories in your homeschool journey. Perfect way to celebrate!

    The Ultimate List of Holiday Activities For Elementary School

    Enjoy this list of holiday activities for homeschool by month and by holiday. We will be adding to this list throughout the year!

    January Activities

    January Homeschool Art Activities – These January homeschool art activities will keep you going through the coldest month of the year with fun, indoor projects for all ages.

    Activities For February

    February Homeschool Art Activities You Will Love! – Valentines Day, Groundhog Day, Great Backyard Bird Count, Presidents Day

    The Best Presidents Day Lessons for Your Homeschool – Presidents’ Day should really be referred to as President’s month if you are a homeschooler! Am I right? We can’t cram all of that good stuff into one day. It’s impossible; there are way too many interesting facts and rabbit trails to explore. 

    St. Patrick's Day unit study with holiday activities for elementary school

    Activities For Holidays In March

    March Homeschool Art Activities – Add a beautiful layer of education with art! With these March homeschool art activities you can celebrate spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Van Gogh’s birthday and more!

    Here are a few ideas for using chalk pastel lessons to teach the Resurrection with kids. You could use these ideas in your homeschool, in a Sunday School, or for family devotional time. Perhaps spread them through the Lenten weeks, or use them for a concentrated study during the Holy Week.

    April Activities

    Awesome April Homeschool Art Activities – Build beautiful memories with your family with these awesome April homeschool activities. Find art lessons for Easter, famous artists, Earth Day, plus mini moments for homeschool moms and more spring homeschool ideas! Don’t miss the new I Drew It Then I Knew It Science course too!

    Eric Carle and Very Hungry Caterpillar Day – Here you will find everything you need for a famous artist Eric Carle homeschool study.

    May The 4th Activities

    May the 4th Be With You – This fun Star Wars chalk pastel teatime with Nana is the perfect way to celebrate your kiddo’s love for all things Star Wars! The Star Wars-themed lessons are super easy to follow and are ideal for all ages. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, construction paper, and Nana’s video art lessons! Add in some tasty treats, and you have a teatime even a Wookie would love!

    Marvelous May Homeschool Art Activities – These marvelous May homeschool art activities will keep the fun going throughout the month! You can include beautiful blooming flowers for your nature studies, celebrate mothers, use the force for May the 4th Be With You and paint an American flag for Memorial Day.

    Holiday activities for elementary school with opportunities to make memories in your homeschool journey. Perfect way to celebrate!

    Summer Holiday Activities

    Summer Art Camp for All Ages – Are you looking for a summer art camp for your kiddo this year? How about an online summer art camp chocked full of artful activities? With just a little bit of planning you can create an online summer camp right from the comfort of your own home!

    June Activities

    June Homeschool Activities Perfect for Summer Fun – Summer! Do you feel it too? These June homeschool art activities for summer fun will help you kick off summer break and keep any mention of boredom at bay! You can include Nana’s new earthworm lesson for your nature studies, celebrate fathers, go to “infinity and beyond” with Buzz Lightyear for the new Lightyear movie and travel American Landmarks and national parks. Let’s start the fun!

    July Activities

    July Homeschool Art Activities – What a celebratory month July is! With these July homeschool art activities, you can celebrate Independence Day, Shark Week, blueberry month, famous authors birthdays, National Ice Cream Day, Moon Day and MORE!

    Here is everything you need to create a moon missions unit study that will blast off! Includes art, books, and even snacks for learning.

    Moon Missions Anniversaries and Space Camp – This is a perfect time of year to learn about the moon in your homeschool. Here is everything you need to create a homeschool moon missions unit study that will blast off!

    The Art of Patriotism – I am so grateful for our freedom and the blessings that come from living in the United States of America. While I am grateful every day, upcoming holidays make me spend more time reflecting on those blessings and the art of patriotism.

    Shark Week – Do your kids love sharks? Are you getting ready for shark week? Then let Nana take you under the sea with chalk pastels shark art for kids! These easy-to-follow video homeschool lessons will teach you and your child how to draw some of the most exciting sharks using chalk pastels.

    September Art Activities

    Talk Like a Pirate Day – Ahoy Matey! Talk Like A Pirate Day is the perfect opportunity to add a bit of fun to your homeschool. Do you know what a pirate’s favorite subject is? Arrrrrt! Get it? Arrrr. See what I did there? But seriously, there are plenty of creative ideas to add to your homeschool day, and some of them count as educational. So, let’s plan a day or afternoon in your homeschool that the kids will never forget!

    October Activities

    Pumpkin Art Lessons Perfect for Fall Homeschooling – Just in time for fall,  these fun and engaging art projects are perfect for your homeschool! Take a look at all the different options available as you create your own homeschool pumpkin themed study.

    Columbus Day – paint a tall ship to celebrate American history.

    Activities For November Holidays

    Veterans Day Homeschool Activities and Resources – Whether you know a military member personally or not, there are several activities and ideas you can use to help children recognize and honor our veterans. 

    Holiday activities for elementary school with opportunities to make memories in your homeschool journey. Perfect way to celebrate!

    Thanksgiving Homeschool Lessons – Draw Your Way Through the Story – Here are some ideas and resources to help you plan some time to dive all into learning about Thanksgiving and creating your own homeschool traditions. 

    Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Homeschool Art Activities – I am a big fan of tradition, and there are some that I want to pass down to my children. I recall watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving as a child so many times. It became a tradition to watch the beloved special each holiday season. 

    December Art Activities

    Pearl Harbor Day – These modern history art lessons are perfect for adding a bit of art to your homeschool history studies! These lessons are also excellent for history buffs, young and old.

    Holiday activities for elementary school with opportunities to make memories in your homeschool journey. Perfect way to celebrate!

    Christmas Book to Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love! Check out this festive list of Christmas books made into movies – with homeschool activities your kids will love! Now your kids can re-create their favorite book characters and movie scenes with chalk pastels!

    The Ultimate List of Christmas Homeschool Art Lessons – St. Nicholas Day, St. Lucia Day, Christmas and more! Enjoy this ultimate list of Christmas Homeschool Art Lessons! Christmas homeschooling allows us to focus on the real reason for the season. And you can do that in so many ways. We will give many resources to choose from and help you customize your perfect Christmas school day, week, or month.

    Winter Solstice Homeschool Art – Celebrate the winter solstice with your kids with chalk pastels winter themed art! They are easy and fun for the whole family. A perfect addition to your winter homeschooling!

    Winter Homeschool Snowflake Study – This winter homeschool snowflake study combines the beauty of winter with the fascinating life of Snowflake Bentley.

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    More Elementary School Learning Options

    You will also love these fun elementary homeschool activities!

    10 Ways to Effortless Add Art to Your Homeschool Any Time of Year – Whether you are a serious planner mom or a spontaneous fun family, we have some ideas to share with you. Because art can be the cherry on top of all your learning at home and kids thrive when they can use their hands and exercise their creativity! 

    You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse for Homeschool Art Lessons for the Whole Year!

    Plan art for every day with the Art Lesson Calendar for members. Join the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse for access to endless art lessons for holiday activities for elementary school and the whole family throughout the year.

    Growing a love of art at You ARE an ARTiST is a multi-generational passion! Tricia is Nana’s daughter and a mama of five children. Nana shared her first chalk pastel art lessons with her grandchildren around Tricia’s kitchen table. Homeschooling since 2000, Tricia has seen the fruits of home education with three homeschool grads so far! She shares the art and heart of homeschooling at Your Best Homeschool and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of sister sites Homeschool Nature Study and The Curriculum Choice.

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    The Beauty Of Art And Nature Study In Your Homeschool

    Snail Unit Study

    Discover the beauty of art and nature study in your homeschool and help your children explore the simple joys of the outdoors. There is so much to marvel about in God’s great creation!

    **Don’t miss the giveaway at the end!

    The Wonder Of Creation in Nature


    “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

    Genesis 1:1

    Though I have a degree in elementary education, I did not know what nature study was until we started homeschooling. If you are unfamiliar with the term, you probably wonder what it means and why it is important. 

    Nature study is quite simply observing and studying various aspects of nature. At times in our home, it is done in addition to a more formal science program. Other times (especially for young children), it is our only science program. 

    Bible art lessons! Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Discover the beauty of art and nature study in your homeschool and help your children explore the simple joys of the outdoors. There is so much to marvel about in God's great creation!

    We know from Genesis that God created the whole world and gave us stewardship over the earth. Nature study allows my children to learn more about the plants and animals God created and helps point them back to the creator.  

    Children are naturally curious, and nature study is an excellent tool for learning more about the world around them.

    Nature study looks different from home to home, child to child, and often year to year. It might be as simple as taking a walk through the woods and talking about what you saw. As children get older, you may add in resources to research what you find or choose specific topics of focus.

    Some of you might be worried that you won’t know the answers to your children’s questions, but one of the great things about nature study is that you can learn together. You don’t have to know the names of all the birds; you get to learn alongside your children with field guides and other resources.

    Charlotte Mason quote. Discover the beauty of art and nature study in your homeschool and help your children explore the simple joys of the outdoors. There is so much to marvel about in God's great creation!

    Using Art To Explore Nature In Your Homeschool

    “We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things.”

    – Charlotte Mason

    We love adding art to our nature study and find it is a great way to tie things together. Nature journaling is an integral part of helping students remember and share what they have learned. Sometimes, it can feel a bit overwhelming at first.

    When I first started encouraging my children to draw what they saw on our hikes, they were resistant. They found it challenging to draw the plants and animals. However, I found that using art lessons to help us draw the different animals gave them confidence and added a bit of extra fun to our study.

    Discover the beauty of art and nature study in your homeschool and help your children explore the simple joys of the outdoors. There is so much to marvel about in God's great creation!

    At first, we would hike and observe and then go back home and choose an art lesson that represented something we had seen. However, over time, my children became more confident in drawing what they saw because of their skills.

    For example, after drawing and painting several bird pictures, they had the confidence to begin drawing birds in their nature journals.

    Another option we enjoy is to pick a new topic from our nature study curriculum and then find one of Nana’s art lessons to coordinate. Then we can start our study with a drawing. It is an excellent introduction to a new topic. Also, the art lessons are a fun way to add something to our journals that we cannot find locally.

    Learning About Nature And Creation Through Art

    Nana has many different nature courses that pair beautifully with nature study. My teenage daughter is enjoying the backyard birds acrylic lessons as we work our way through a nature study focused on birds.

    There are even more ideas (and a couple of free art lessons) included in this Chalk Pastels Bird Study.

    Some families love to study nature based on the seasons. They allow you to watch how things change over the year and helps you focus on what is available in your area during that time.

    Nana has courses for each season that are a fantastic nature study supplement. You can draw frost and frozen lakes in the winter and then rainbows and bird nests in the spring. The fall pumpkin lesson is a family favorite!

    Spring is fast approaching, and there is an excellent post with ideas on incorporating art in your spring-themed nature study!

    Many other lessons tie in wonderfully, including a shark-themed course, a garden course, and my personal favorite, a seashore course. We live near the coast, so we love to study nature at the beach. However, if you live far from the coast, these art lessons will help you explore the seashore in your home.

    Check out all of Nana’s nature-themed courses to see which ones will work best for your studies (or get access to them all with the Clubhouse Membership).

    Charlotte Mason quote: Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.

    Additional Resources For Art And Nature Study In Your Homeschool

    “Never be within doors when you can rightly be without.”

    – Charlotte Mason

    Though nature study is helpful for all ages, I find it especially important with young children. They thrive with the time outside to move and explore. Sometimes, I let them explore and let their natural curiosity lead our studies.

    Other times, I appreciate having a plan and a guide to help us learn and grow together. These resources will help you find something that works well for your family and whatever style of nature study you choose.

    • The Ultimate Guide to Nature Study Resources is a great resource for finding materials that can help you get started on your nature study journey. There are many resources that will help you create a plan that works for your family and give you the tools to lead no matter your prior knowledge level.
    • This Seasonal Tree Study is a fun and simple way to combine art and nature study, and it is simple and easy to do right from your own home.
    • Chalk pastel nature journaling is a great way to get started recording what you learn. You ARE an ARTIST Clubhouse members also get a free nature observation printable that you can use with the nature journaling.
    • Finally, this is an excellent list of a variety of the best homeschool nature study resources. There are exciting options for every family.
    Discover the beauty of art and nature study in your homeschool and help your children explore the simple joys of the outdoors. There is so much to marvel about in God's great creation!

    Enjoy your time outside with your children, and let these resources help supplement and guide you in your study.

    Nature Study and Art Giveaway!

    This time of year the butterflies are out, and there’s a cool canopy of trees teeming with all sorts of plant and animal activity. We are blessed with so many beautiful details to study with our children as we enjoy the outdoors.

    If you are looking for an engaging way to start the homeschool year, why not raise butterflies and enjoy some nature journaling? We have just the giveaway!

    You ARE An Artist, Homeschool Nature Study, and The Homeschool Scientist have teamed up for a fun Nature Study and Art Giveaway!

    Here’s what’s included in this hands-on science and art prize pack:

    • A set of 12 NuPastels
    • A magnifying glass
    • A copy of the beautifully illustrated Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story. Read more about the book here.
    • An Insect Lore Butterfly Garden with a certificate for caterpillars (This is so much fun!)
    • A 24-piece set of insect life cycle figurines from Insect Lore

    You may enter once per day. Entry closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 9, 2022. You must be over 18 years or old to enter. U.S. residents only. The email provided in the giveaway widget will be used to contact the winner.

    Click HERE to enter to win!

    Dawn is a passionate follower of Jesus, wife to Chris, and homeschool mom of four. In her spare time she loves to read, hike, and write on her blog Schoolin’ Swag. She enjoys reviewing curriculum and helping moms find the right fit for their family.

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    5 Ways To Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

    A homeschool art museum field trip has been on our list for years. This year, we have already been to one and have another planned for next semester. Here are 5 things I’ve learned about how to maximize the educational experience and family fun on your field trip to the museum.

    Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

    A Homeschool Field Trip To The Art Museum

    Prior to this school year, we had only made one visit to an art museum in our entire decade of homeschooling.  It was with our homeschool co-op and I did absolutely nothing to plan for it. We showed up and it was a fabulous experience for my son. He was in awe the entire day and declared it one of our best field trips ever.

    I want to begin here because I think the most important part of any homeschool field trip, including one to the art museum, is simply committing to doing it. Whether or not you decide to include any of the extras I share in this post, just getting it on the calendar and going with your family to the museum is enough for a fabulous day.

    Because my child enjoyed it so much the last time combined with his increasing interest and passion for art, I made a more comprehensive homeschool field trip to the art museum a must in our plans for this school year.

    Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

    5 Ways To Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

    Here are five things that have worked well in making the most of our art museum field trips.

    1. Art Study

    The week prior to our planned trip to the museum, my son and I studied various works of art we knew we would see in person. We looked at books, replicas, and even studied some works on art online.

    This made the learning that much more robust throughout the week, and when we finally saw the art person, my son already had some ideas about he wanted to investigate further.

    The best part for me was hearing him exclaim, “Oh! I’ve been waiting to see this one. It’s my favorite!”

    Giving him this foundation allowed him to explore the museum with so much more awareness and understanding.

    art museum field trip

    2. Videos

    When we visited the Van Gogh Immersive Experience earlier this year, we watched a few videos ahead of time on YouTube about the life of Van Gogh.

    Knowing more about the artist allowed for deeper conversations between my son and I about the mood and tone of his art. Plus, my son appreciated the fact that this creative genius also overcame some significant struggles in his lifetime.

    This discussion made the art that much more real and accessible for both of us.

    (Learn More About The Van Gogh Experience For Homeschoolers.)

    3. Create Your Own Masterpiece

    One of the easiest and most fun ways to extend learning beyond the day of the field trip is allow your child to create their own version of the art.

    Learning about the artist and the art itself in You ARE An Artist lessons, combined with the process of creating our own masterpieces, made the art feel that much more personal and relevant. This immersive, multisensory approach to learning helped my son feel more connected to the information – and we had so much fun!

    art and special needs homeschooling

    While we created Van Gogh masterpieces earlier this year, there were so many options for this type of hands-on learning.

    homeschool art

    4. Take Your Time (don’t rush and don’t require)

    This is a mom tip that makes our field trips everywhere, including art museums, more engaging and fun. I try not to rush or require. This means allowing my son to spend as much time as he likes with any one exhibit or work of art. It also means leaving early if he is just not enjoying it as much as we’d planned, or skipping certain sections to get to what he is most interested in.

    This may seem simple, but in my early years as a homeschool mom, I frequently felt pressure to “maximize” the field trip. It never worked well and took all the pleasure out of what could’ve been a relaxed, enjoyable day of learning. Now, I know. My best field trip advice really is this – Don’t rush, don’t require. Just let the day unfold and appreciate the time together.

    5. Consider Virtual Art Museum Options

    If you are not easily able to take a field trip to an art museum, don’t let that stop you! Some of the best field trips we’ve taken have been virtual ones. There is a plethora of opportunities to visit art museum virtually.

    In The Ultimate Guide To Virtual Art Museums, you will find an complete list of virtual art museum options for you and your family!

    Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

    Additional Resources For Homeschool Art Lessons

    In addition to the field trips themselves, I am passionate about art being an essential part of our children’s education. In my own home, art has helped my son learn across subjects. It has also deepened his connection to and love of beauty.

    Make Your Homeschool Art Museum Field Trip Extraordinary

    One of my favorite resources for incorporating art lessons into your homeschool is Exploring Famous Artists with chalk pastels. With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse membership you have access to over 700+ chalk pastel lessons including Famous Artists video lessons with the following master artists:

    • Monet
    • Vermeer
    • Michelangelo
    • Norman Rockwell
    • Rembrandt
    • Audubon
    • Van Gogh
    • Degas
    • da Vinci
    • Lichtenstein
    • Warhol
    • O’Keefe
    • Picasso
    • Eric Carle and more…

    Plus, a new artist is added most every month! You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse members also get an I Drew It Then I Knew It Companion Workbook with famous artists biographies and more!

    Shawna Wingert

    Shawna Wingert is a special education teacher turned writer, speaker and consultant. She is also a homeschooling mom of two brilliant boys with differences and special needs.  Shawna has written four books for parents – Everyday Autism, Special Education at Home, Parenting Chaos and her latest, Homeschooling Your Child With Special Needs. She helps parents of children with learning differences, behavioral challenges and special needs every day at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Art Museum Field Trips

    The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Art Museum Field Trips is your extensive guide to why, how, and where to find virtual art museum resources.

    If there is one thing the pandemic taught us, it’s that you don’t necessarily need to leave your home to have access to things. There are so many resources you can use to enrich your homeschooling, right online! Virtual Art Museum Field Trips are one of those things!


    Why Virtual Field Trips Are So Valuable

    Besides the fact we already mentioned, you don’t have to leave your home. There are some other great reasons why virtual field trips are so valuable to homeschoolers.

    • Easier on mom – As a homeschooling mom it can be taxing to organize outings for and with all your children. And stressful to navigate public places with, especially ones where they may need to be quiet and orderly!
    • Cost effective – No gas used, no museum tickets to purchase, no lunches to buy while you are out.
    • Vastly increased field trip options – With virtual field trip you have access to museums around the globe, not just in your local area or where you can travel to easily.
    • You are not limited by ages – I used to have a hard time taking my older children to things because I always had to have the little in tow.


    Virtual Art Museum Field Trips To Take In Your Homeschool


    I have to say, as I did research for this topic I was truly astounded at the amount of virtual art museum field trip resources there are!

    Art Credit For High School - The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Art Museum Field Trips is your extensive guide to why, how, and where to find virtual art museum resources.
    Photo by Courtney Messick – This is how your teen can earn an art credit for high school.

    Two HUGE “Catch All’ Sites For Virtual Field Trips

    I feel as though these two sites I am going to mention need a special place here in this list. Why? Because each one houses SO MANY museums and art works right in one place. So if you are looking for a place to start, I suggest one of these sites.

    Google Arts & Culture Art Expeditions– I can’t believe all that is housed in the Art Expeditions (virtual field trips that explore the creative world, from painting to literature and performing arts)! Explore masterpieces and artists through the ages, get to know the movements, learn more about iconic writers and their stories in the Page turners section, tour museums around the world and so much more!

    The Art Institute of Chicago – They put 44,000+ works of art online for you to view in high resolution! The museum also includes a bibliography, exhibition history, notes on provenance, audio and video histories and descriptions, and educational resources like teacher manuals, lesson plans, and exams. 

    Enjoy a virtual tour of Horace Pippin’s paintings via The High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Then enjoy Nana’s Horace Pippin lesson and podcast!

    23 Art Museums with Virtual Resources For Your Homeschool

    The British Museum and Google Cultural Institute teamed up to create one of our favorite interactive projects: The Museum of the World. The British Museum’s digital art collection lets users travel through time while seeing how each historical piece in their collection connects with others. 

    The Frick Collection – Located in the Henry Clay Frick House (New York City, New York), the Frick Collection houses the art collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists like Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, as well as numerous works of sculpture and porcelain. The entire museum can be viewed virtually.

    Frida Kahlo Museum – Also known as La Casa Azúl (the Blue House) and located in Mexico City. In Google Street view style you can take a virtual tour of the museum both inside and out.

    Find Nana’s famous artist Georgia O’Keeffe lesson in the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse. Photo by Erin Vincent.

    The Georgie O’Keeffe Museum – Located in Sante Fe, New Mexico. dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and her work on American Modernism. The museum website offers creative activities, stories, and education about Georgia O’Keeffe’s life, along with six virtual exhibits available through Google Arts and Culture: Georgia O’Keeffe, Modernism, Oil Paint, Canvas, American Modernism, United States.

    The J. Paul Getty Museum – Located in Los Angeles, California. The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum comprises Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art from the Neolithic to Late Antiquity; European art—including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts—from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century; and international photography from its inception to the present day.

    Guggenheim – Featuring over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists, the Collection Online presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of approximately 8,000 artworks. There are also Virtual Group Tours with an actual guide, as well as printable activities for kids. (Google Arts & Culture also has an awesome section on the Guggenheim!)

    The Hermitage Museum  Located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest and eighth-most visited art museum in the world. The Hermitage has over 60,000 pieces of artwork on display, including works like the Peacock Clock by James Cox, Madonna Litta by Leonardo Da Vinci, and works by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Antonio Canova. The online tour is extremely comprehensive and allows you to virtually walk through all 6 buildings in the main complex, treasure galley, and 9 different exhibition projects.

    High Museum of Art – Located in Atlanta, Georgia. It offers over 15,000 works of art in its collection and is the leading art museum in the southeastern U.S. The museum focuses on 19th- and 20th-century American art, historic and contemporary decorative arts and design, European paintings, modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self-taught art, and African art. The museum’s partnership with Google Arts and Culture offers 4 online exhibits for viewing: Bill Traylor’s Drawings of People, Animals, and Events; How Iris van Herpen Transformed Fashion; Incredible, Innovative, and Unexpected Contemporary Furniture Designs; Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

    Mornings with Monet and Monet art lessons with You ARE an ARTiST. The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Art Museum Field Trips
    Spend a day with Monet and listen to Nana’s Famous Artist Claude Monet podcast.

    La Galleria Nazionale – Located in Rome, Italy, displays about 1,100 paintings and sculptures of the 19th and 20th centuries — the largest collection in Italy. It features work from famous Italian artists like Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, and foreign artists like Cézanne, Monet, Pollock, Rodin, and Van Gogh. It has teamed up with Google to offer 16 different virtual exhibits for online viewing.

    The Louvre – The world’s largest museum. Explore the The Body in Movement, Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader, and much more through their 360-degree viewing feature. They also have a Louvre for Kids with easier wording and engaging cartoon like navigation, kids can view and learn about the art at the gallery.

    The Met – Located in NYC, The Met has many of it’s exhibitions online. You can view photos of the pieces, read background information, and some even have video tours! The Met also developed #MetKids for, with, and by kids—but parents and teachers can have just as much fun using it. It has features like a fun and highly interactive map, a “time machine” search function, informational and how-to videos, and so much more.

    The Museo Nacional del Prado located in Madrid Spain, is considered to have one of the greatest collections of European art in the world and offers guests the single largest collection of Spanish art. The collection currently comprises around 8,200 drawings, 7,600 paintings, 4,800 prints, and 1,000 sculptures. Well known works include Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez, The Third of May 1808 by Francisco De Goya, and The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. The museum’s online gallery allows you to get a close look at over 10,000 different pieces of art.

    The National Gallery – Located in London. Click and scroll your way around with their three interactive virtual tour options. 1 showcasing 18 different rooms in the museum, 1 showcasing the Sainsbury Wing, and a Google Virtual tour. The National Gallery has hundreds of paintings in its collection ready to be viewed online, many of which are from the Renaissance period.

    The National Gallery of Art – Located in Washington, D.C., offers online 3D virtual tours of exhibitions such as Raphael and his Circle, and Degas at the Opera.

    Museum of Modern Art – Founded in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown Manhattan was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Through Google Arta & Culture you can view 129 artworks from MoMA’s collection.

    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Located in Seoul, Korea, this virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.

    Musée d’Orsay – Instantly transport to the middle of Paris with the Musée d’Orsay and their online tours and art collection. Here you can explore art history with the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces from renowned artists such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, and many more.

    Rijksmuseum – located in Amsterdam the Rijkmuseum showcases  the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a 3D virtual museum tour through Street View, where you can zoom in on every tiny detail of each work of art, and listen to stories about 18 masterpieces

    San Diego Museum of Art – 360-degree scans of your favorite galleries, zoom in to see art details, and read full label text in both English and Spanish. they also offer FREE docent tours through Zoom.

    The Tate Modern – Check out this video tour of their famous Andy Warhol exhibit. Museum curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran talk in-depth about Andy Warhol and his work through the lens of the immigrant story, his LGBTQ identity, and more.

    Learn about Vincent Van Gogh in The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Art Museum Field Trips
    A Hands-On Homeschool Study of Famous Artist Vincent Van Gogh with photos by Erin Vincent.

    The Van Gogh Museum – home to the largest collection of van Gogh pieces in the world. The museum, virtual tours, ebook “stories,” and online collection dive into the life of van Gogh and the inspiration behind his art. Moreover, we think teachers everywhere will appreciate how big a fan he was of reading books!

    The Vatican Museums – You can finally say you’ve seen the Sistine Chapel thanks to this online program! And, you can also virtually visit the Raphael Rooms, the Chiaramonti Museum, and more historic sites through these virtual tours.

    The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Art Museum Field Trips is your extensive guide to why, how, and where to find virtual art museum resources.


    Tips For Making The Most Of Your Virtual Art Museum Field Trip


    Additional Art Museum Resources For Your Homeschool

    So many famous artists to learn about in The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Art Museum Field Trips

    The Famous Artists Series

    The Famous Artists Series: The You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership offers 47 famous artists video lessons for your homeschool including:

    • Vermeer
    • Michelangelo
    • da Vinci
    • Warhol
    • Monet
    • Rockwell
    • Rembrandt
    • Lichtenstein
    • Audubon
    • Beatrix Potter

    … and a new one added about once a month!

    The Famous Artists series is exclusive to the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse. There is so much to learn about art, artists, and art history! The Famous Artist series is the perfect way to introduce these master artists and their works to your kids!