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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 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!

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 Chalk Pastel 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

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.

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

You ARE AN Artist Literature Clubhouse

Did you know that with the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have exclusive access to the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Literature Video Art Lessons? These literature chalk pastel lessons include:

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!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Fun Family Art Teatime

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 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 Art Lesson

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!

  • 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.

FEATURING YOU! YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

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

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!
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Football Video Art Lesson

In celebration of your favorite team, enjoy this football video art lesson with Nana! YOU are the artist, so feel free to add the field, the fans, and your favorite team colors. All things fun for football season. And be sure to join Nana in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse for 700+ video art lessons for all ages!

Suggested supplies: white or light colored construction paper. Brown, black, green and blue chalk pastel 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.

Do you and your artists learn best with a video art tutorial? Join the You ARE an Artist Clubhouse for even more Video Art Lessons at ChalkPastel.com!

More Football Fun For You

In celebration of your favorite team, enjoy this football video art lesson with Nana! You ARE an ARTiST!
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Easter Video Art Lessons

It is a very special time of year to focus on the hope we have in Christ. As a gift to our artists, Nana shares Easter Video Art Lessons to complement your celebrations and learning.

A Week of Easter Video Art Lessons

Day 1 – Palm Branch  – Let’s start the week in celebration! All ages will enjoy this Palm Branch video art lesson from our set of Easter Video Art Lessons. You may be surprised at who shows you how to do this step-by-step lesson! Gather some yellow construction paper or a plain, white piece of paper (or whatever you have on hand) and your set of chalk pastels. Find the art lesson on this page (Scroll down just a ways). It is super quick: Easter Palm Branch

Day 2 – Rainbow Cross – This is such a beautiful lesson to enjoy with ALL the colors. Enjoy Nana’s video art lesson she shared as part of Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett’s Easter Co-Op. We love her Easter Unit Studies! Fast forward the video to about 20 minutes in. (This video also includes an Easter cross lesson with Easter lilies. I encourage you to save that one for later this week).

Day 3 – Crown of Thorns live replay at noon EDT on Wednesday, 4/8. Find the lesson on our Live Lesson page at the tab, above. You can also enjoy the video on our You ARE an Artist YouTube channel. Crown of Thorns.

Day 4 – Hand Print Easter Lamb – find this step-by-step lesson on our sister site, Hodgepodge. Nana says, “I absolutely love any craft that makes use of children’s handprints. They are an enduring testimony of the child’s growth over the years. Almost every mother and grandmother would treasure a gift of a handprint. I still carry a laminated handprint that my son made for me over 30 years ago, tucked into my Bible!”

Day 5 – Easter Cross with lilies. Find this in the video art lesson, from Day 2, above. A beautiful cross surrounded by lilies plus an Easter rainbow cross art lesson in chalk pastels. You can paint a wonderful Easter painting with chalk pastels that you can share with your family and friends during this blessed season!

You ARE an Artist!

We can’t wait to see your chalk pastel paintings! After you finish your lesson, please be sure to share a photo of your art work right to the comments here so Nana and Tricia can comment. Or you can share on Instagram. (Just be sure to tag @ChalkPastelArt and use the hashtag #YouAREanArtist so we won’t miss it on Instagram).

Our You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members are enjoying a clickable calendar for the whole month of April. All 30 days! The calendar has an art lesson for each week day, master classes plus special messages from Nana on the weekends. There are links directly to Nana’s lessons from her Easter Video Art Lessons:

  • Three crosses
  • Crown of thorns
  • Easter cross
  • The stone rolled away
  • Easter lily
  • Palm branch
  • Easter eggs
  • The Lord’s Supper bread and cup
  • Church stained glass window

Just be sure to join us for ALL of these and more in the You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse at ChalkPastel.com!​ Artist Clubhouse members will also enjoy a new Famous Artist Beatrix Potter lesson, a surprise lesson Nana recorded herself from her studio (it is such fun!) and the replay of the Green Ember Gala.

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Chalk Pastel Green Ember Art Lessons

Calling all Green Ember fans and Green Ember Gala participants! Nana offers you special chalk pastel Green Ember art lessons in the style of artist Zach Franzen.

Let’s celebrate this favorite book series by author S.D. Smith. For access to the replay of the Green Ember Gala, please scroll down for more details.

Calling all Green Ember fans! These special chalk pastel Green Ember Art Lessons with Nana are great additions to your tea time and read aloud time.

Chalk Pastel Green Ember Art Lessons

Please scroll down for the very few supplies needed.


Green Ember Video Art Lesson by Nana

Ember Falls Video Art Lesson by Nana

🎨Just a few supplies needed:

  • Construction paper or plain printer/copier paper (or what you have on hand! No special trips to the store!)
  • starter set of chalk pastels {our favorites here}
  • baby wipes or a couple dampened paper towels for easy clean up.

Green Ember Gala Artists!

A very special thank you to those that attended the Green Ember Gala! Here are some wonderful art lessons, below, that complement Green Ember, nature, bunnies and all things beautiful.

You can get access to the replay of the Green Ember Gala, ALL of Nana’s art lessons, courses, exclusive live lessons with You ARE an Artist Complete Clubhouse membership. Oh my goodness, it’s a huge library of art lessons for a discounted price!

Nana shared this art lesson during the Green Ember Gala! You ARE an Artist Clubhouse membership includes these and over 600 video art lessons! Just add chalk pastels and paper.

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You ARE an Artist!
We would LOVE for you to share photos of your artwork! Share photos on social media! On Instagram, tag @chalkpastelart and use the #YouAREanArtist hashtag so we won’t miss them. We would love to see your artwork and to comment.

Be sure to tell your friends about the Green Ember Gala and Nana’s lessons!

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St. Patrick’s Day Video Art Lessons

Da duit! That is Irish for “Hello!” Are you ready to create some artwork in GREEN? How lucky 🍀 can you get with shamrocks on your drawing paper! Let’s go celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all things green and St. Patrick’s Day Video Art Lessons! -Nana

Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrocks, a pot of gold, all things green and St. Patrick's Day Video Art Lessons with Nana!

St. Patrick’s Day Video Art Lessons

Find Nana’s Shamrocks art lesson in her Spring Video Art Lessons!

and on YouTube! These are some fun replays of live art lessons with Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett.

Even more Holidays and Celebrations art lessons in this awesome bonus for You ARE an Artist Clubhouse members. Available in our shop as well.

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