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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!

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Famous Artist Eric Carle Homeschool Study

Here you will find everything you need for a famous artist Eric Carle homeschool study. “Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and designed picture books children. His best known book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten it’s way into the hearts of millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 66 languages and sold over 50 million copies. Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books. This includes many best sellers which he wrote. More than 152 million copies of his books have sold around the world!” – Nana

An Eric Carle homeschool study! Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated picture books for very young children.

“And the child in me was joyfully coming to life.”

Eric Carle

Listen to Nana’s Artist Eric Carle Homeschool Study

Read Nana’s Famous Artist Eric Carle Podcast TRANSCRIPT HERE.

An Overview of Our Eric Carle Homeschool Study

  • 1:29 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • 2:20 Eric Carle’s early life and WWII
  • 4:30 The influence of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and modern painters
  • 5:25 Advertising career
  • 5:40 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • 6:34 The hidden story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • 7:20 The thousands of letters Eric Carle received from children

“The child I am helping might just be me.”

Eric Carle, about responding to children’s letters
Homeschool study of Artist Eric Carle. Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated picture books for very young children.
Photo courtesy of The High Museum of Art, Atlanta – I See a Story.
Tricia’s family had the privilege of viewing this exhibit. Read her post on The Art of Eric Carle.

Homeschool Study of Artist Eric Carle

Who Was Eric Carle?

When you think of Eric Carle, you may first think of him as an author, but he was an incredible artist. He wrote and illustrated over 70 children’s books. Carle was born in New York (June 25, 1929) but moved to Germany as a young child. While in Germany, he attended a prestigious art school and thus began his career in art and design. He moved back to New York as an adult and began working in graphic design and advertising.

I knew even as a child that, when I grew up, I would be an artist of some kind.

-Eric Carle

It was not until 1967 that he published his first book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, which he did in collaboration with Bill Martin Jr.  In 1968, he wrote and illustrated 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo.  He quickly followed that with his most famous book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

In addition to his many books, he created The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to showcase national and international picture book art. Other museums also have exhibits dedicated to Eric Carle’s illustrations.

In May of 2021, Eric Carle died and left behind two grown children and a legacy in books and art that children worldwide will love for many years to come.

An Eric Carle homeschool study! Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated picture books for very young children.
Enjoy a free lesson – How to Draw a Caterpillar with Chalk Pastels – in the style of Eric Carle!

Eric Carle’s Books and Art Work

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is his most famous book, but my son loved “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth so much that we both had all the words memorized.  We own over a dozen Eric Carle books and have borrowed others from the library.

Eric Carle’s books are well known and loved by children and adults alike. They tell fun and silly stories with stunning illustrations.

Many of them are also educational and teach numbers, shapes, letters, or other early concepts.

“When I was a small boy, my father would take me on walks across meadows and through woods… in my books, I honor my father by writing about small living things.”

-Eric Carle

Eric Carle mainly wrote for younger children, but he wrote a book of short stories about his own life: Flora and Tiger, for older children.

I try to express the essence of my stories and ideals very clearly, using simple shapes.

-Eric Carle

Carle had an engaging style for his illustrations. He loved rich colors and created all of his images using collages.  He would paint the colors onto large sheets of paper and then hand cut the pieces to put together to create the illustrations.

This unique style makes his illustrations easy to identify and gives the pictures a fun, playful style.

Color wheel homeschool art lesson in the style of Eric Carle

Eric Carle Homeschool Art Lessons

There are so many delightful ways to include art lessons in your homeschool study of artist Eric Carle. Children tend to love his passion for color and his fun animals.

Color Wheel Homeschool Art Lesson in the Style of Eric Carle

First, Eric Carle has a book titled, Hello, Red Fox. This book helps students learn about and understand the color wheel and complementary colors. It would be an excellent book to pair with Nana’s Color Wheel lesson that honor’s Eric Carle. (This lesson would be easy enough for younger students and still teach older students a lot about colors.)

Second, what better way to combine artist study, literature, and art than to do projects based on the main concepts in some of Carle’s most beloved picture books.

For example, you could read A House for Hermit Crab and then try this fun Hermit Crab lesson.

There are many other great pairings from the You Are an Artist Membership courses. You could pick your favorite or do a whole series, including:

Eric Carle BookChalk Pastel Art Lesson
 
The Very Hungry CaterpillarCaterpillar and Butterfly
The Very Lonely FireflyJar of Fireflies or Firefly Lesson
Papa, Please Get the Moon for MeMoon
The Tiny SeedAny of Nana’s Flower Lessons
The Grouchy LadybugLadybug
Brown Bear, Brown Bear

The Very Busy Spider
Bear

Spider, Spider Web, Charlotte’s Web


For more great ideas (including the ever-popular Very Hungry Caterpillar), check out Celebrating The Art of Eric Carle.

For older students, you could even have them try their hand at writing their own short picture books complete with illustrations.  They could use the chalk pastel lessons and Eric Carle illustrations as inspiration to help them get started.

Additional Eric Carle Resources

You can visit the Eric Carle website to find out more about his life, see a list of all of his books, and read fascinating answers to some of his more frequently asked questions. There are also some free downloadable games and activities to go along with many of his books.

Another great resource is the thirty-minute video, Eric Carle, Picture Writer. Our family was able to watch the video for free using Hoopla. (Hoopla is a free service offered through many public libraries that allows you to borrow digital materials.)

Additional Resources for Studying Famous Artists in Your Homeschool

Nana’s Eric Carle lesson is a part of our Famous Artists Series. We offer 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!

Famous Artist and Children's book author Eric Carle Quote: "I knew even as a child that, when I grew up, I would be an artist of some kind."

The Famous Artists series is exclusive to the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse.

And be sure to join Nana in our FREE You ARE an Artist Facebook group and our community on Instagram and all the social media as well.

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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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.

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown video art lesson! Nana's Fall pumpkin chalk pastel art lessons for all ages are always a favorite.

Nana’s Fall pumpkin chalk pastel art lessons for all ages are always a favorite – including It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown art lesson.

Pumpkin Art Lessons To Use In Your Fall Unit Studies

In addition to the fun of Charlie Brown,  you may also incorporate these You ARE an Artist lessons into your homeschool study.

Pumpkin Fall Homeschool Art Lessons

Welcome fall with Nana’s pumpkin chalk pastel art or acrylic pumpkin art lessons!

Join Nana in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse for a fall acrylic pumpkin art lesson for your homeschool.
Enjoy Nana’s Acrylic Pumpkin Lesson in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse!

Fall Themed Art Lessons

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown video art lesson! Nana's Fall pumpkin chalk pastel art lessons for all ages are always a favorite. Including Pumpkin Patch Parable.

The Pumpkin Patch Parable Read Aloud

Might we suggest adding The Pumpkin Patch Parable to your Fall studies? This sweet book is a perfect addition to your pumpkin study and goes perfectly with Nana’s pumpkin patch art lesson and all of her pumpkin chalk pastel art lessons.

Why Chalk Pastels Work So Well In Homeschool Art

  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase are in Our Favorite Chalk Pastels. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

So, paint your Pumpkin Chalk Pastel Art and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on social media, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page!

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Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool

It’s time to paint some apples, don’t you agree? Nana has several homeschool lessons featuring apples for you to enjoy. We are pointing to Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for homeschool so you can easily add them to your fun, fall studies and read aloud times!

It's time to paint some apples, don't you agree? Nana has several homeschool lessons you can enjoy. We are pointing to Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for homeschool so you can easily add them to your studies and read aloud times!

Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool

With the crispness of the fall air and the rustle of fallen leaves, it is a great time to explore fall art in your homeschool. Using chalk pastels you can create both beautiful artwork and lasting memories. Here are some fun ideas from Erin for fall art and one on one time with your kids. You can find even more homeschool ideas for creating fall unit studies in Courtney’s Make Homeschool Lessons More Fun When You Add Art and Art Lessons for The Eclectic Homeschool Family.

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with Nana! Come and paint ALL the Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse!
You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse Members enjoy Nana’s Map of Johnny Appleseed’s travels AND a Johnny Appleseed Day lesson too!

Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse Members

All of these apple chalk pastel art lessons are featured in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse along with a month’s worth of fall art!

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Homeschool Art Lesson

Do you love to read the favorite book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World in your homeschool? We read it every year! One year we asked Nana to teach us an art lesson to match How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. You can enjoy it too!

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Perfect to go with How to Make Nana’s Apple Pie and See the World step-by-step lesson with Nana’s apple pie recipe.

Free download! Enjoy Nana's Apple Pie Recipe with your Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool

Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe for Your Apple Homeschool Studies

You can make Nana’s apple pie recipe! It is perfect for an afternoon tea time or any time. Download a printable version (with Nana’s beautiful illustrations) for free! Click Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe.

More Fall Homeschool Art Lessons

It's time to paint some apples! Nana has several you can enjoy. So we are pointing to Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for your homeschool!

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 Hodgepodge and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of The Curriculum Choice.

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Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

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!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana: 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! #Star Wars #Maythe4th #StarWarsartforkids #StarWarschalkpastels #StarWarschalkpastelteatime #StarWarschalkpastellessons #Chalkpastelsatthemovies #YouAReAnArtistClubhouse

Have you introduced the awesomeness of Star Wars to your kiddos yet? I admit my son has loved Star Wars since he was a little fella of about three years old. Over the years, he’s dressed up as many of the characters for Halloween or just because he felt like it. I even created a paper Star Wars Inspired Cootie Catcher to determine if he was a JediSithWookie, or a Droid!

We’ve had a lot of fun over the years incorporating Star Wars into our lives. And why not? It’s an epic set of movies with a long list of books to go with them!

My daughter, on the other hand, has never been interested in Star Wars. She has always been a princess, butterflies, and ponies type of girl. She was much too sensitive to even think about watching lightsaber battles or Death Star explosions. That is, until recently, when she heard the family talking about the epic scenes and backstories revolving around Star Wars.

She was curious and wanted to know what the big deal was.

Was there a princess?

Yes, there is a princess! And she’s tough! There’s also a queen!

She was intrigued and wanted to see the first movie.

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Introducing the Star Wars Movies

We started with A New Hope, and she was instantly hooked! She wanted to watch the next one immediately. She NEEDED to know what happened next! So, we watched The Empire Strikes Back and then Return of the Jedi. She loved them!

But where was that queen I had mentioned?

Awe, she’s in the movies that take place before Luke and Leia were even born. Those are the movies that tell you how Darth Vader came into being.

“I HAVE TO WATCH THOSE MAMA!” she exclaimed.

You should have seen the look of absolute shock when she finally realized in Attack of the Clones that Padme Amidala was Luke and Leia’s mother. Or that Anakin Skywalker was their father and destined to turn to the Dark Side!

Folks, we now have another Star Wars fan in the family, and she is only eight years old!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime Treats

Imagine my delight when I discovered that Nana has 12 different Star Wars chalk pastel lessons! It was perfect timing! I decided to celebrate our newest family nerd; we would have a Star Wars chalk pastel teatime complete with Star Wars-themed treats!

*It actually took us several days to accomplish all of Nana’s Star Wars chalk pastel lessons. Luckily we had plenty of leftover treats!*

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

The Sarlacc Cake

The Sarlacc was the sand monster out in the desert planet Tatooine in Return of the Jedi. We created this horror with a lemon cake baked in a Bundt pan. We poured a lemon glaze over the top, and then the fun began. We used sliced almonds for the teeth, two Pringles gave us our beaked mouth, and yellow Twizzlers pulled apart were our tentacles. We then dusted the whole thing with pulverized graham crackers to look like sand! Lego figures finished off the look. This cake was a HUGE success!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Star Wars Chocolates and Cookies

We knew we wanted sugar cookies and lightsaber pretzels for our chalk pastel teatime. These were pretty easy to make, though the cookies were a bit tedious to decorate. We made them the night before.

We already had silicone Star Wars jello molds from years ago. So, we used those to create white chocolate heads of Boba Fett the Bounty Hunter, Storm Troopers, and Yoda!

Poor Yoda was the first one to go! I’m told he was incredibly delicious. We just added a little food coloring to make him green.

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

We even made a Darth Vader chocolate. Unfortunately, we didn’t have black food coloring or even regular chocolate, so he remained white. Still, the kids thought these white chocolates were quite tasty!

Easy Star Wars Art for Kids

Nana did a wonderful job of showing us how to easily create our own:

  • Baby Yoda – Mandalorian
  • BB8
  • Chewbacca
  • Princess Leia 
  • C3PO and R2D2
  • Darth Vader
  • Last Jedi 
  • Stormtrooper
  • Millennium Falcon – Solo 
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Rise of Skywalker 
  • Yoda

Granted, my daughter took some creative liberties. She likes to remind me that Nana always says that SHE is the ARTIST! And that is so true!

You ARE AN ARTiST Clubhouse Membership

Did you know that Chalk Pastels at the Movies is a bonus for You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Members? Chalk Pastels at the Movies offers all your favorite book and movie character art lessons at your fingertips. Here are just a few:

  • Angry Birds 
  • Baseball and Bat 
  • Bruce of Finding Nemo 
  • Cars Mater and Lightning McQueen 
  • Cat in the Hat acrylic 
  • Chalk Pastels and Children’s Books
  • Charlie Brown Christmas 
  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 
  • Coca-Cola 
  • Harry Potter Firebolt Broom 
  • Harry Potter Great Hall
  • Harry Potter Illustrated video series 
  • Harry Potter Lightning Scar
  • Harry Potter Snitch 
  • Harry Potter Sorting Hat 
  • Harry Potter Wand 
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • House for Hermit Crab 
  • Incredibles 
  • Jurassic Park – Dinosaur
  • Lentil 
  • Little Engine That Could 
  • Madeline 
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 
  • My Blue Boat
  • Narnia 
  • Pete the Cat 
  • Peter Pan 
  • Seuss Truffula Trees
  • Tangled Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Mr. Whiskers 
  • Penguins of Madagascar 
  • Star Trek 
  • Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening 
  • Veggie Tales – Josh and the Big Wall 
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar 
Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

An Epic Family Teatime

I just loved introducing the Star Wars movies to my daughter! Now she can be a part of our Star Wars jokes and references. It also gives her and her brother a common interest! But most of all, I love how we were able to celebrate the finishing of the movies with this epic family teatime that wouldn’t have been complete without our beloved chalk pastels!

Star Wars Chalk Pastel Teatime with Nana

Darth Vader Chalk Pastel Art Lesson

Enjoy Nana’s Darth Vader Chalk Pastel Art Lesson with your May the 4th Be With You celebration – or any time! Find more Star Wars videos here. May the force be with you!

Suggested supplies: black construction paper and ALL the chalk pastel colors! Be sure to share a photo of your painting and tag us on social media.

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Fun Harry Potter Homeschool Teatime Lessons

Check out this fun Harry Potter homeschooll teatime that even muggles will love! You’ll find magical art lessons that everyone in the family will enjoy. You don’t have to have a magic wand or spellbook. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the teatime treats of your choice to bring the magic of art and Harry Potter into your home!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime: Check out this fun Harry Potter chalk pastel teatime that even muggles will love! You'll find magical art lessons that everyone in the family will enjoy. You don't have to have a magic wand or spellbook. All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the teatime treats of your choice to bring the magic of art and Harry Potter into your home! #HarryPotter #HarryPotterart #HarryPotterartforkids #HarryPotterchalkpastels #HarryPotterchalkpastelteatime #chalkpastelteatime #chalkpastelatthemovies #videoartlessons #YouAREAnArtistClubhouseMembership #YouAREAnArtist

We are HUGE Harry Potter fans, folks! This is the series that made my son a prolific reader. Seriously, it will always have a special place in our hearts.

Why yes, we do own Hogwarts robes and two Sorting Hats.

I knitted a scarf for my son years ago in his favorite Gryffindor colors because he was so obsessed. I love that the kiddos pulled out ALL their themed garb for our Harry Potter chalk pastels with Nana! They had been looking forward to this teatime for weeks!

Did you know you can also print out your own Sorting Hat Fortune Teller and sort your kiddos into their Hogwarts houses before starting your Harry Potter teatime art?

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Harry Potter Homeschool Teatime Treats

My kiddos know that chalk pastel teatime means yummy treats! The biggest hit of our Hogwarts teatime was the homemade Butterbeer. You can scroll down to the very bottom of this post to see my recipe.

I ordered chocolate frogs, gummy slugs, and Bertie Botts every flavor beans off the internet.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

My daughter said she got an ear wax flavored jellybean during our teatime, ha!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

We made Hagrid’s “Happee Brthdae Harry” cake the night before our teatime. It was just a plain yellow cake with pink frosting and green lettering.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

We made brownies and then decorated them with frosting and edible googly eyes to look like mini “Monster Book of Monsters.” A piece of red twizzle made a great tongue.

Green Twizzlers pulled apart and then knotted back together made excellent “Gillyweed!”

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

We also made “Acid Pops” which were really Dum Dum’s dipped in honey and then rolled in crushed Dum Dum’s. Pop rocks would have been even better, but we couldn’t find any.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Easy Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

No chalk pastel teatime is complete without amazing video art lessons! Nana did not disappoint with this Chalk Pastels at The Movies Harry Potter art marathon. Nana also has a companion Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures course for You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Nana did a fabulous job of showing us how to easily create our own:

  • Harry Potter’s Lightning Scar
  • Wizard’s Wand
  • Sorting Hat
  • Golden Snitch
  • Hogwarts Great Hall
  • Harry Potter Firebolt Broom

My daughter’s favorite lesson was the Sorting Hat, which she made into a Lady Hat. She also enjoyed turning the Firebolt Broom lesson into Hermione and Crookshanks flying on a broom. Why did she take creative liberties with Nana’s lesson?

Because Nana always reminds her that SHE IS THE ARTIST!

I just love how sweet and encouraging Nana is throughout all the art lessons.

My son’s favorite lesson was Harry Potter’s Lightning Scar and the Golden Snitch.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Harry Potter Homeschool Study in You ARE an Artist Clubhouse Membership

Did you know that with the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have exclusive access to Nana’s NEW Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures course plus the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Literature Video Art Lessons?

Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

A growing series of new lessons to complement your Harry Potter studies, including:

  • Centaur
  • Phoenix
  • Hippogriff
  • Giant’s Hut
  • Dragon’s egg
  • Fairy Tale Castle

I Drew It Then I Knew It Literature Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members also enjoy a new I Drew It Then I Knew It Literature Companion workbook to match these lessons including Harry Potter. The Literature Workbook includes writing prompts, fun facts, and more!

These literature chalk pastel lessons include:

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Fun Family Harry Potter Art For Your Homeschool

This was an EPIC Harry Potter themed chalk pastel teatime! A seriously fun collection of art lessons that the children had been looking forward to for weeks.

We are talking about an amazing chalk pastel teatime fit for wizards young and old alike! It will not be soon forgotten. I think this may be a teatime they will remember Always.

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Tasty Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe

Want to try our Butterbeer recipe? There are loads of Butterbeer recipes all across the internet. However, I’ve found that most of them are far too sweet and rich to be enjoyable. So, I came up with our own version that my kiddos love! This recipe made 2 HUGE frosty mugs full of “Butterbeer!”

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups cream soda ice cubes
  • 3 teaspoons imitation butter extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 6 tablespoons butterscotch topping
  • 2 cups cream soda
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • whipped cream

Instructions:

  1. Pour cream soda into ice cube trays and freeze.
  2. Once the cream soda is frozen, place the ice cubes in the blender.
  3. Add ice cream, imitation butter extract, rum extract, 2 cups of cream soda, butterscotch topping, salt, and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into your favorite frosted mug.
  5. Add whipped cream and drizzle with butterscotch topping.

ENJOY!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.

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Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Dr. Seuss art with chalk pastels? Yes, please! How adorable would a Cat in the Hat be hanging on your refrigerator? How about the lovely Truffula Trees? Nana has a lesson for both! Now you and your kiddo can enjoy a Seussical art time with chalk pastels!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels: Dr. Seuss art with chalk pastels? Yes, please! How adorable would a Cat in the Hat be hanging on your refrigerator? How about the lovely Truffala Trees? Nana has a lesson for both! Now you and your kiddo can enjoy a Seussical art time with chalk pastels! #chalkpastels #DrSeussArt #DrSeussArtforkids #thecatinthehatart #truffalatreesart #homeschoolart #teatimeart #teatimeartlessons #DrSeussartlessons #chalkpastelarttime

Here we go, go, go, go on a chalk pastel art adventure! Oh yes, Dr. Seuss makes for a whimsical teatime. Teatime art lessons are such a fun way to highlight a favorite book or read aloud.

My daughter has been really enjoying her Dr. Seuss books lately, so I was thrilled when I saw that Nana had video art lessons for the Cat in the Hat and Truffula Trees!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are a great way to supplement learning. If your kids are studying something, then Nana probably has an art video to go along with it! Are you children studying birds? She’s got you covered! How about geography? Yep, she’s got chalk pastel maps! But what about science, nature, or history? YES! Nana has lessons on it all!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Now, part of our weekly art tradition is to make our chalk pastel art time into an art teatime. I like to serve favorite beverages and tasty treats. It’s something we’ve done for years in our homeschool and it just makes our art time a bit more magical and memorable.

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are so simple to use that the whole family can join in. Plus, they’re fun! All you need is a starter set of chalk pastels, construction paper, and a damp paper towel. That’s it! No intimidating supply list. My son even joined in because who can say no to art and yummy treats?

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

The Cat in the Hat

We started our Dr. Seuss art with the famous Cat in the Hat! Nana showed us step-by-step how to draw this entertaining creature. Just don’t let him make any huge messes…unless he’s going to clean them up!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Truffala Trees

Oh, the lovely Truffala Trees from “The Lorax!” Aren’t they so beautiful swaying in the breeze? We really had fun with the different colors and swirls of these famous trees.

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to over 700 video art lessons including the Dr. Seuss art lessons and all of Nana’s Preschool and Teatime art lessons!

Here are just a few of the Teatime art lessons your kid’s will have access to:

  • Apple
  • Bird Nest
  • Castle
  • Chalk Pastel Nature Journaling
  • Christmas Star
  • Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue
  • Creation
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Frosty Leaf
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Great White Shark
  • Hummingbirds
  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Northern Lights
  • Nutcracker
  • Palm Branch
  • Pond
  • Pumpkin
  • Sandcastle
  • Shield
  • Spring Tree
  • Snail
  • Snowman
  • Summer Camping
  • Sun
  • Tree
  • Watermelon
  • Plus so much more!
Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Seriously, we’ve been using Nana’s chalk pastel lessons for years and I don’t think we’ve done the same lesson twice! There is so much to choose from, and that makes it super easy to pair art with your current studies. Be it Sharks, Space, or Dr. Seuss art it’s all included in the Clubhouse Membership!

You can make your art time as whimsical and creative as you like with food, drink, and flowers. Enjoy these creative moments and embrace the chalk dust mess. After all, “You ARE all artists!”

Please note: if you are already on our email list, you will not be added again. Thank you!

Suggested supplies: white construction paper plus black, red and blue chalk pastels. Baby wipes or a slightly damp paper towel for easy clean up.

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The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels

Celebrate the release of The Muppet Show with chalk pastels! That’s right Kermit the Frog, and Miss Piggy are taking center stage with Nana and her chalk pastel lessons!

The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels: Celebrate the release of The Muppet Show with chalk pastels! That's right Kermit the Frog, and Miss Piggy are taking center stage with Nana and her chalk pastel lessons! #chalkpastels #chalkpastelsatthemovies #TheMuppets #TheMuppetShow #Muppets #KermittheFrog #Kermit #MuppetShow #chalkpastelvideo #artlesson

Have you heard the news? Disney + is releasing all five seasons of the original Muppet Show on Friday, February 19. I loved this show as a kid! It was simply the best. Grab a bowl of popcorn or set the table for a fun teatime and the Muppets! Of course, you’ll want to sign up for this FREE lesson at the end of this post.

The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels

The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels

This chalk pastel video is super easy to follow and is perfect for the whole family! Nana invites you to draw your favorite muppets from The Muppet Show. All you need is a pack of construction paper, and a cheap set of chalk pastels as you and your children follow along with Nana. I don’t know who was more excited about this art lesson, me or the kids!

The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels

Kermit the Frog Art for Kids

I must admit, Kermit the Frog has always been my favorite of all the Muppets! It’s not easy being green!

And while my son and I were busy following Nana’s Muppet Show art tutorial, my daughter preferred to create a scene from Kermit the Frog and Miss Peggy’s wedding! Oh yes, she takes creative license with Nana’s videos. But Nana is always quick to remind us that WE ARE THE ARTISTS and we can change things up however we like. So, let your kids be creative!

The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels

Chalk Pastels at the Movies

Did you know that Chalk Pastels at the Movies is a bonus for You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Members? Chalk Pastels at the Movies offers all your favorite book and movie character art lessons at your fingertips. Here are just a few:

  • Angry Birds 
  • Baby Yoda – Mandalorian
  • Baseball and Bat 
  • Bruce of Finding Nemo 
  • Cars Mater and Lightning McQueen 
  • Cat in the Hat acrylic 
  • Chalk Pastels and Children’s Books
  • Charlie Brown Christmas 
  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 
  • Coca-Cola 
  • Harry Potter Firebolt Broom 
  • Harry Potter Great Hall
  • Harry Potter Illustrated video series 
  • Harry Potter Lightning Scar
  • Harry Potter Snitch 
  • Harry Potter Sorting Hat 
  • Harry Potter Wand 
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • House for Hermit Crab 
  • Incredibles 
  • Jurassic Park – Dinosaur
  • Lentil 
  • Little Engine That Could 
  • Madeline 
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel 
  • My Blue Boat
  • Narnia 
  • Pete the Cat 
  • Peter Pan 
  • Seuss Truffula Trees
  • Tangled Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Mr. Whiskers 
  • Penguins of Madagascar 
  • Star Trek 
  • Star Wars Art Marathon
  • Star Wars BB8
  • Star Wars C3PO and R2D2
  • Star Wars Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, a stormtrooper, and Death Star 
  • Star Wars Last Jedi 
  • Star Wars Millennium Falcon – Solo 
  • Star Wars Rise of Skywalker 
  • Star Wars Yoda
  • Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening 
  • Veggie Tales – Josh and the Big Wall 
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar 
The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels

The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show with chalk pastels is a great way for moms to relive their childhood, for children to get to know new wholesome characters, and for families to enjoy the silly antics of the Muppets together! Don’t miss your chance to relish in this FREE chalk pastel lesson with Nana! You won’t be disappointed!

The Muppet Show with Chalk Pastels

The Muppet Show Art Lesson

Enjoy this replay of Nana’s live premiere lesson!

Simply enter your email address, below, for access to the video art lesson. Replay always available on this page – so please invite your friends!

Suggested supplies: purple construction paper. All the colors of chalk pastels! Black, green, light green, red, white, yellow, pink, blue, orange and brown chalk pastels. Baby wipes or slightly damp paper towels for easy clean up.

We invite you to join the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse Membership – where your whole family can get access to all of Nana’s art lessons!  

Enjoy making some beautiful memories with your children with over 700 of Nana’s art tutorials plus all the bonuses. Grab Your Membership Here To Get Started Today!

Featuring You! You ARE an ARTiST!

Paint your Muppet Show art and be sure to share with us! Here are some ways you can share: tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram and use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com Facebook page or send a photo right here via the chat box.

  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase are here: Our Favorite Chalk Pastels
  • The practical aspects: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
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The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study With Art

St. Patrick's Day unit study

St. Patrick’s Day is a fantastic learning opportunity in our homeschools, and unfortunately, it can easily get overlooked. But we can’t let you miss out on all of the fun. We have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day unit study ideas to share with you so that you can have a great time learning together in your homeschool.

St. Patrick’s Day is full of educational goodness, and it’s so much fun to celebrate with kids. We can’t wait to share all of these ideas with you. 

We have the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your homeschool! Art, unit study ideas, and more! #homeschool #stpatricks #stpatricksday #stpatricksdayforkids #homeschoolart

First, a quick overview of St. Patrick’s Day so you can share it with your children. We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every year on March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday observed on the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death.

The day celebrates Ireland’s patron saint and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, in addition to celebrating Irish culture. St. Patrick was a Roman-British Christian missionary who was kidnapped and taken to Gaelic Ireland, where he was a shepherd for six years. During those six years, St. Patrick found God and left for home. He became a priest and dedicated his life to evangelizing and converting people to Christianity. 

Legends state that Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans. So as you can see, St. Patrick’s Day is full of fascinating history to explore. In addition to exploring St. Patrick’s Day’s history, there is poetry, literature, culture, nature, Christianity, and of course – art!

You can’t celebrate without art! Art is essential to having fun in your homeschool. So, without further ado, here are some ideas to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day unit study

Celebrate With These St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study Ideas 

Tea Time & Treats

We love combining art and tea here at You ARE An Artist. The combination of art and tea time sets a sweet tone in your homeschool where the kids can learn and relax together. 

Your children are excited to learn and create with you, and the hands-on aspect of art helps them retain information well. So tea time is the perfect time to read aloud, share poetry, and create art!

We have the perfect Irish Blessing to share with you for this too. Find the complementary Irish Blessing download HERE. You can drink tea (or your favorite drinks) while reading this lovely blessing aloud. It always helps to have special treats at tea time also. Three or four-leaf clover sugar cookies would be exciting or something green. Have fun with it, but don’t stress. A box of store-bought cookies is just as good. What counts is the time spent together. 

St. Patrick's Day unit study
St. Patrick's Day unit study

If your kids don’t like tea, you could tint their milk green or have mint chocolate chip ice cream. There are so many creative ways to make it enjoyable. We decided on mint green ice cream with some festive toppings for the younger ones.

St. Patrick's Day unit study

St. Patrick’s Day Unit Study Ideas Paired With Art

Our favorite art projects for a day or afternoon spent learning about St. Patrick’s Day are shamrocks, of course! Now, remember I told you there is so much to learn and make St. Patrick’s Day educational? Here is another idea. Before or after you do this art lesson, look up with your kids how all shamrocks are clovers, but not all clovers are shamrocks. 

St. Patrick's Day unit study
St. Patrick's Day unit study

Another fantastic art project to incorporate into this lesson is the Cliffs of Moher Ireland. Yes, it’s a part of our World Landmark Series and definitely educational. You and your children would have a great time looking up one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks and then drawing it with chalk pastels. Here is a link full of information about the Cliffs of Moher Ireland and a virtual tour!

St. Patrick's Day unit study

Don’t forget about rainbows, and they are perfect for all ages to draw so your younger children can join in on this one too. We have an art tutorial with a rainbow and a pot of gold in vibrant colors just waiting to be created! You kids are sure to get excited about that. If you want to make it extra educational, just look up how rainbows are made. 

St. Patrick's Day unit study
St. Patrick's Day unit study
St. Patrick's Day unit study
St. Patrick's Day unit study

Spring is in the air this month, and I should mention, along with the Shamrock and Rainbow art lessons, the Spring Art Course also includes: 

  • Swing
  • Jonquil in a glass of water
  • Spring tree
  • Spring tree reflection
  • Rain
  • Quilt
  • Bird’s Nest
St. Patrick's Day unit study

Next, our British Isles Map art lesson would pair perfectly for this tea time. Add all of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day books and blessings and draw a map together. Your elementary and up students will enjoy drawing a colorful map of Great Britain, Scotland, and Ireland as you incorporate geography into your St. Patrick’s Day lesson. 

All of these art lessons that I have mentioned in this post are available with a Complete Clubhouse Membership. I recommend the complete membership so that your whole family can enjoy everything You ARE An Artist has to offer. With the complete membership, you can easily plan art into every homeschool day, week, or month. The Complete Clubhouse Membership is the perfect match for homeschooling! 

Plus, ARTiST Clubhouse members enjoy this very special event ON St. Patrick’s Day!

Luck o' the Irish To Ya! St. Patrick's Day event

We hope our St. Patrick’s Day unit study ideas help you plan a fun day or week to learn new things and create together.

Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, and she believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home. She is also the founder of Homeschool Mastery Academy.

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Christopher Columbus Homeschool Art Lesson

Let Nana’s chalk pastel lessons make learning about American history fun and engaging! Enjoy an I Drew It Then I Knew It Christopher Columbus art lesson to complement your history studies! This art lesson is the sample from Nana’s Classical Collection of American history video art lessons. All of Nana’s I Drew It Then I Knew It lessons are included at the Complete level of the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse.

Enjoy an I Drew It Then I Knew It Christopher Columbus art lesson to complement your history studies! This art lesson is the sample from Nana's Classical Collection of American history video art lessons you can find here. All of Nana's I Drew It Then I Knew It lessons are included at the Complete level of the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse!

All you need are a starter set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and the You ARE AN Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership.

The You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership is a wealth of resources! There are online chalk pastel lessons from early American history through modern American history and everything in between, with new lessons added each month! There are 700+ lessons of all sorts to choose from. Then, there is the Companion I Drew It Then I Knew It History workbooks!

These are perfect jumping-off points for a quick history study!

Christopher Columbus Art Lesson for Homeschool

This video art lesson is perfect for learning all about Christopher Columbus in your homeschool. Not only do you add art to your day, but your child will enjoy learning all about history as well.

Please note: if you are already on our email list, you will not be added again. Thank you!
  • Suggested supplies: light blue construction paper. White, brown, red, black and ocean colors.
  • A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons are here: Our Favorite Chalk Pastels
  • The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.

Share Your Homeschool Art (FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!)

Paint your Christopher Columbus art lesson and be sure to share with us! Simply tag @chalkpastelart on Instagram, use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag, or upload a photo to the ChalkPastel.com

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 Hodgepodge and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of The Curriculum Choice.