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Easter Art Lessons That Will Make For A Memorable Time

Easter Art Lessons

Easter is right around the corner, and it’s a wonderful time to begin planning. Here at You ARE An Artist, we have some excellent resources to help you easily plan your art lessons so you can spend more time learning and creating with your family through Easter.

Whether you want to experience Easter with your family through Lent, Holy Week, or Easter Sunday, we have something for you. Because studying Easter is not only Biblically rich but history-rich. There is so much to learn! 

The Easter story is in the Bible for us to read anytime, but it’s essential to revisit it leading up to Easter. We do this in remembrance of what Jesus went through and all the amazing things God has done. Reading through the Easter story with your family is a wonderful way to bond and experience intimacy with God.

Easter Art Lessons That Will Make For A Memorable Time

Our new Easter Companion Workbook paired with a Complete Clubhouse Membership is the perfect way to incorporate Easter into your homeschool or church-at-home. You can draw your way right through the Resurrection Story with our Easter art lessons. 

With our Easter Companion Workbook, you will get multiple planners, a book recommendation list, fast fact sheets, and overviews to work through our Easter art lessons.

Easter Art Lessons

You can plan how and when you will use each Easter art lesson with the planners included in the workbook. And, there are plenty of art tutorials to choose from.

IDITIKI Easter Workbook Cover

All The Easter Art Lessons You Can Enjoy With Your Family

  • Three crosses
  • Crown of thorns
  • Easter cross
  • Rainbow cross (try this sample!)
  • The stone rolled away
  • Easter lily
  • Palm branch (try this sample!)
  • Easter eggs
  • The Lord’s Supper bread and cup
  • Church stained glass window
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet
  • The Last Supper

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

Easter Art Lessons

What we love most about our Easter art lessons is that your whole family can join in! We think reading from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Day is a beautiful way to revisit or introduce the Easter story to your family. If you want to dive all in, a Holy Week timeline would also be fun! 

Imagine Bible readings, Easter art, Biblical history, and nature all around the kitchen table together as you revisit the beautiful story of the Resurrection. Inside the Easter Companion Workbook, we share the Bible passages where you will find the greatest story ever told! 

You don’t have to be familiar with the Easter story to experience it with your family; we encourage you to learn right alongside your children. Not only will you make great memories together, but you are also sure to have fun!

Easter Art Lessons

 We encourage you to read the full story found in the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Although it is sometimes difficult to imagine the betrayal, suffering death, and burial of Jesus, there is no Resurrection without all of these things.  

The Easter story is a powerful one, and it changes lives when we learn of God’s love and sacrifices for us through his only Son. 

You don’t need anything fancy to start either, an affordable set of chalk pastels and computer or construction paper, and you are on your way. 

We sure do hope you join us this Easter!

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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Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Easy seasonal tree art with Nana is a perfect way to celebrate the four seasons or add to your next tree nature study! Spring, summer, fall, and winter are all represented in a mix of chalk pastel and acrylic paintings. These lessons are perfect for kids and adults alike. So, sit back, and let Nana guide you through the four seasons with trees.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana: Easy seasonal tree art with Nana is a perfect way to celebrate the four seasons or add to your next tree nature study! Spring, summer, fall and winter are all represented in a mix of chalk pastel and acrylic paintings. These lessons are perfect for kids and adults alike. So sit back, and let Nana guide you through the four seasons with trees. #fourseasonstreeart #fourseasonsnaturetreeart #treechalkpastel #springtreeartforkids #summertreeartforkids #falltreeartforkids #wintertreeartforkids #seasonaltreeartforkids #simplepaintedtreeart #easytreeartforkids

Do you and your children ever take a moment to just listen to the wind in the trees?

It’s such a soothing sound to me.

We have some sixty acres of woods behind our home and when the wind comes down from the mountains and through those trees it sounds almost like the crashing waves that you hear along the shore. The sound has come to mean home to my children and me. Those woods are filled with deciduous maples, tulip poplars, flowering dogwoods, redbuds, and sycamores. You will also find evergreens such as white pine, and loblolly pines, among others.

We love exploring in the woods whether it’s quietly observing a red-tailed hawk hunting among the canopy, a bunny nibbling on the fresh spring clover, or the discovery of brilliant colors in the fall. Even the quiet of falling snow brings joy and a cozy feeling in the crisp winter air.

We always feel closer to creation surrounded by nature and experiencing the glory of each season.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Spring Tree Art for Kids

We discovered this month that we could explore the seasons from the comfort of our kitchen table with Nana’s tree art lessons! There is a lesson for each of the four seasons.

For the gorgeous spring lesson, all you need is a starter set of chalk pastels, your You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership and a pack of construction paper!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

If you’ve already got your membership, then you’ll notice that this flowering tree is also part of Nana’s Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels! It is such a perfect welcome to the new life that spring brings. Bursting with flowers and color along with a beautiful reflection in the water.

My daughter even added a Mother and Father bird tending to their nest. Just another sign of creativity and new life.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Summer Tree Art for Kids

For the next three seasonal tree art lessons you’ll want to pull out your acrylic paints!

Oh, yes! Have you heard? Nana has acrylic art lessons!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

All you really need for the summer tree lesson is a small cheap set of student acrylic paint (just primary colors plus white will do too), a few student brushes, and a 9×12 canvas. But you can use any size canvas you have OR even paper! Don’t feel like you need to go out and buy a whole lot of expensive supplies. Remember, so long as you have your primary colors you can create all the other colors you need! Yellow plus blue makes green! Did you know that equal amounts of red, blue, and yellow make a lovely medium brown? Want a darker brown? Add more blue! Want a more opaque brown? Add white.

This can be a really fun and educational adventure in color mixing!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

My daughter thought her summer season needed a pony with flowers in it’s mane. Let your kiddos be creative! Their artistic talents will shine through when you let go of the reigns and let them explore their creativity.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Fall Tree Art for Kids

With the fall tree lesson, we got to mix colors to make more brown AND different shades of orange!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

My son was so proud of his seasonal tree art leaves and background!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

My daughter started out following Nana’s lesson but just couldn’t get over the brown reflective water. I told her most ponds and rivers are browner in reality. But that didn’t stop her from painting over the whole fall scene and re-creating her own scene of icy blue water that contained a narwhal and magical koi fish!

Remember, let your children explore their creativity! Even if it involves a narwhal!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Winter Tree Art for Kids

Our last seasonal tree art was the winter tree. This is supposed to be the same tree as the spring tree. It sits on the edge of a reflective pond or pool of water and is covered with fallen snow.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Why yes, my daughter did add the wedding of the moon fairy and the winter fairy to her painting! She is obsessed with fairies and fairy gardens.

Did you notice the two smaller fairies in the snow-covered tree and the reflection of the full moon? I can just feel the quiet of the freshly fallen snow!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Make Art Part of Your Next Nature Observation

A bonus for members to accompany all of Nana’s nature art lessons. 

Here is an educational resource and companion to the I Drew It Then I Knew It Series and nature art lessons. This is a handy resource to accompany Nana’s nature art lessons and is a complement to your nature curriculum.

The Nature Observation Printable includes:

  • Observation and Investigation
  • Research Ideas
  • Observation Recording Area
  • Notes Section

Only available with You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse membership, it is downloadable and printable.

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana

Easy Tree Art for Kids

These seasonal tree art lessons are a perfect complement to a seasonal nature study. I also found them to be quite soothing and lovely for this mom. Remember, moms enjoy art too. Plus, when kids see mom enjoying art, they want to emulate her activities. Although, your children’s creativity will lead them down their own artistic paths that may include fairies, koi fish, narwhals, and all. Embrace the imagination and originality of it all!

Seasonal Tree Art with Nana: Easy seasonal tree art with Nana is a perfect way to celebrate the four seasons or add to your next tree nature study! Spring, summer, fall and winter are all represented in a mix of chalk pastel and acrylic paintings. These lessons are perfect for kids and adults alike. So sit back, and let Nana guide you through the four seasons with trees. #fourseasonstreeart #fourseasonsnaturetreeart #treechalkpastel #springtreeartforkids #summertreeartforkids #falltreeartforkids #wintertreeartforkids #seasonaltreeartforkids #simplepaintedtreeart #easytreeartforkids

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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Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

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

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels: Exploring famous artists with your kids has never been easier! Now you can expose your children to the glory and wonder of master artists like da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and so many more with chalk pastels! #famousartistsforkids #famousartists #chalkpastels #masterartists #homeschool

It’s no secret my children love art. Be it watercolors, acrylics, or chalk pastels they love creating and exploring different techniques and artists. Last year we enjoyed Chalk Pastel Techniques and Master Artists. But You ARE An Artist Chalk Pastels has expanded their Famous Artist series! So, we decided to take this week and devote it to learning more about famous artists!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Monet

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse membership you’ll have access to over 700+ chalk pastel lessons including Famous Artists video lessons with the following master artists:

  • Monet
  • Vermeer
  • Michelangelo 
  • Norman Rockwell
  • Rembrandt
  • Audubon
  • Beatrix Potter 
  • Van Gogh

  • Degas
  • da Vinci
  • Lichtenstein
  • Betsy Ross
  • Warhol
  • O’Keefe
  • Picasso
  • Winston Churchill
  • Georges Seurat (lesson premiere April 2021)
  • Bob Ross (lesson premiere April 2021)

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

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

Exploring Famous Artists and Chalk Pastels

Before we get started, I always set the table with all our supplies. Don’t worry chalk pastels are super easy! All you need is a cheap set of chalk pastels and a pack of construction paper! No intimidating art list necessary.

*Although, we have found that a few of the harder Nupastels come in handy when drawing faces and the human form.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Norman Rockwell

I always serve a favorite beverage and treat when we are having art lessons. When we did our paintings for Rembrandt, I had cinnamon muffins and warm cider on the table. For Monet’s lesson, we had donuts and hot tea. It’s totally up to you if you want to add this little extra bit of fun to your art lessons.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Rembrandt

Exploring Famous Artists for Kids

FYI spills DO happen. It’s OK, though. Just keep a roll of paper towels handy. I like to think that the master artists knew messes happened. It’s all part of the process. Plus, not only are we learning about art, but we are also making treasured memories.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

Exploring Famous Artists

Nana does an amazing job of bringing the master artists to a level that younger kids and older kids can understand and recreate. So, these lessons are perfect for beginner artists and advanced artists alike. She gives a little bit of history on each artist and even some of their techniques.

Exploring Famous Artists
Van Gogh

These lessons pair beautifully with Nana’s Famous Artist Podcast series where she goes more in-depth about each master artist! We listened to her Johannes Vermeer podcast after our Vermeer lesson. It was a wonderful addition and so educational!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels
Johannes Vermeer

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

I love that we are learning facts and history about these master artists as well as spurring on further learning and interesting rabbit trails of discovery.

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

The master artists are a must for anyone interested in art history or art techniques. Plus, we are having such fun! Creative messes, chalk hands, and smiles all included!

Exploring Famous Artists with Chalk Pastels

Enjoy making some beautiful memories with your children as you experience the famous artists chalk pastel art tutorials! With our I Drew It Then I Knew It Famous Artists Companion Workbook, you will get biographies of each famous artist, multiple planners, a book recommendation list, fast fact sheets, and overviews to work through Nana’s art lessons.

Our Famous Artists Companion Workbook paired with a Complete Clubhouse Membership is the perfect way to enjoy art history and a study of the master artists!

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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Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

Do your kiddos love the fantasy and adventure of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit? Maybe you and your children are reading The Hobbit and you’re looking for a fun hands-on activity to help celebrate the book. Then, The Hobbit art lesson with Nana and chalk pastels are for you!

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson: Do your kiddos love the fantasy and adventure of  J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit? Then, The Hobbit art lesson with Nana and chalk pastels are for you! #chalkpastel #YouAREAnArtist #TheHobbit #TheHobbitartlesson #TheHobbitchalkpastellesson #chalkpastellessons

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

J. R. R. Tolkien – The Hobbit

My son fell in love with The Hobbit when he was 5 years old. I have read it aloud numerous times, he listens to the audiobook regularly, and he never tires of watching the movies. Now my daughter is loving The Hobbit too!

Imagine my excitement when I discovered that Nana had a video art lesson straight from the Shire!

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

“It was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort”

J. R. R. Tolkien – The Hobbit

The kids were just as excited about The Hobbit chalk pastel lesson. My daughter even pulled out her new special chalk pastel pencils for the occasion! But seriously, you only need a cheap set of chalk pastels and a pack of construction paper to enjoy this lovely tutorial!

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

An Art Lesson Perfect for Second Breakfast

“I’m going on an adventure”

J. R. R. Tolkien – The Hobbit

The Hobbit art lesson is perfect for second breakfast, luncheon, or afternoon tea! But it’s also great for pairing with the famous literature that we’ve read aloud time and again. The Hobbit is a fantasy classic and by reading it aloud you’ll get plenty of practice at perfecting your mountain troll and goblin voices.

Part of the adventure of a great read aloud is doing the voices!

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

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 enjoy a new I Drew It Then I Knew It Literature Companion workbook to match these lessons. The Literature Workbook includes writing prompts, fun facts and more!

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

We had such fun with The Hobbit art lesson. As always, my kiddos took creative liberties such as adding apple trees to the hobbit hill and the famous sign, “No Admittance Except on Party Business!” That’s because Nana always reminds us that WE are all artists and we adore the colorful adventure that only chalk pastels provide!

Chalk Pastels The Hobbit Art Lesson

Nana’s Hobbit art lesson will premiere live for You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members on March 12th!

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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The Power of Adding Art To Literature Lessons

adding art to literature

When your child struggles to read, language arts can be a difficult, and often stressful subject. Adding art to literature lessons has completely changed my son’s ability to engage in and enjoy the stories without the pressure of struggling to read them.

What I’ve learned is that this is a powerful approach to learning, no matter what your child’s reading ability!

There is something powerful that happens when we add art to literature lessons. This is an in-depth look at why it works so well.

Art Brings Story To Life

I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me before.

Of course art makes a difference in how we can connect with literature! Bringing a story or poem to life in this most accessible way, allows a learner to not only understand the learning, but retain it as well.

For example, drawing The Globe Theatre as a part of our Shakespeare study gave my son an immediate visual reference whenever it came again in the 39 Clues Book series. He knew it because he drew it!

art and literature

The Connection Between Art And Language Arts

One of the first times I experienced this connection between art and language arts was when my youngest was only seven. We had just read a Ramona Quimby book, together as a family, and we were discussing her antics.

Without promoting, my son went over to our art supplies and began drawing a picture or Ramona squeezing toothpaste into the sink. It was a highlight of the series for my son, mostly because he had always wanted to do it himself!

When he was done with the picture, he brought it over to me, curled up on my lap, and recounted the story itself. It was a small glimmer of what I would come to know about the relationship between language arts and art for my child.

He retained the highlights of the story itself and was able to communicate his comprehension and character analysis after he committed his thoughts to the page in the form of artistic expression.

The Power of Adding Art To Literature Lessons

The Power Of Adding Art To Literature Lessons

Because this has been such an important part of his learning, I want to share with you an example of how this practically works in a real life homeschool lesson.

Earlier this year, Robert Frost came up in conversation as we discussed poetry. As I mentioned, my son struggles with reading. Poetry is actually easier for him to read because he can anticipate the words based on the cadence and flow of the language.

I knew Robert Frost was next in our homeschool learning plan.

The Power of Adding Art To Literature Lessons

You Are An Artist Literature Lessons

Because You Are An Artist features a Robert Frost Lesson, we were able to get started right away.

Even the poem itself was included as a download, so I didn’t have to go searching on the internet. We simply printed the poem, pulled Nana up on the screen, got our art supplies and relaxed into an afternoon of poetry and art.

The Power of Adding Art To Literature Lessons

Here is how we tackled the learning:

  • We read the poem together out loud.
  • We listened to Nana and each drew our own Snowy Woods.
  • My son read the poem to me on his own, and we laughed at my crazy horse drawing.
art and literatue

It was so simple, so easy, and it was one of the most productive lessons we’ve had together in a while. He practiced reading. We enjoyed poetry together. He engaged his senses in a hands-on learning activity. It was a total win.

I found myself wishing every homeschool afternoon could be like this one.

The good news is, maybe they can!

You Are An Artist has a wealth of literature lessons to chose from.

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? And with these lessons, members receive an I Drew It Then I Knew It Literature Companion workbook filled with writing prompts, fun facts and more!

These literature chalk pastel lessons include:

Shawna Wingert

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

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How To Plan An Awesome Home Bible Study For Kids

Home Bible Study for Kids

Do you remember learning about the Bible as a child? I do. I still remember powerful Bible stories like David and Goliath or Jesus walking on water from hearing them at five years old. These stories stuck with me forever. 

As Christian parents, we want this for our children too. We want them to hear stories of the Bible and be amazed. I hate to admit that we can occasionally share these stories and lack the child-like awe to make them come alive. And the truth is, we should present the Bible to our children with excitement, wonder, and honor. 

God left us a book filled with incredible stories to share with our children, so why not go all out? I want my children to hear the amazing things God has done, and it leave an impression on them for life, just as it did for me. 

Many of these stories impacted my mind and memory because they were presented to me using creative visual tools and delivered by a good storyteller. 

Yes, reading straight from the Bible with our family is fantastic! But it doesn’t hurt to add resources that visually stimulate our children. Visuals are excellent teaching tools for children of all learning styles. It also doesn’t hurt to tie in hands-on experiences that will help them never to forget. We can help bring the Bible to life as they hear the retellings. 

For that reason, I am beyond thrilled to share with you the ultimate Bible story companion. Art. 

Whether you are teaching Bible in your homeschool as a daily or weekly lesson, or perhaps you are creating a church-at-home experience for your family, you will love how effective it is to add art along with your Biblical teachings.

Ideas for Planning an Awesome Home Bible Study for Kids - Art, History, Nature, Bible and more! #Bibleforkids #Biblestudyforkids #Bible #art #homeschoolart #homeschool

I Drew It Then I Knew It Bible Series Companion Workbooks

I am also thrilled to announce another new I Drew It And I Knew It Companion Workbook – New Testament Series! If you haven’t heard yet, we are adding these excellent companion workbooks to all of our I Drew It And I Knew It Series.

The workbooks include planners, book recommendation lists, fact sheets, overviews, or biographies to help you make the most of your learning time together! No hunting down all of the right resources. Our companion workbooks do the work for you so you can spend more time learning alongside your children. The best part, they are included in the Complete Clubhouse Membership!

Home Bible Study for Kids – Tips & Ideas 

Sometimes, we parents think if laughing and fun are included, it can’t be educational. But, the truth is, if we make learning about Jesus engaging, our kids will enjoy it enough to keep trying. 

Have you ever tried to teach your children something super dull? If you aren’t excited, neither are they. But, when you share something with an activity, like art, and deliver it with some passion…sparks! Right? 

If you don’t know what I am talking about, try it. See how your children react differently when you create an experience or make it more fun with hands-on activities. Art has that effect on kids. 

Here are a few ideas to help you maximize your teaching efforts:

Bible Tea Time with Art: (Or, you might enjoy Bible, coffee, and art if you have teens.)

We are big advocates of tea time here at You ARE An Artist. You can elevate any lesson at home by adding tea and treats. Kids love the extras and will look forward to each time you tell them you are doing an art tea time. 

Connecting with your teens can sometimes be a challenge, but try a coffee date at home with the Bible and art! It may take a few minutes to ease into it, but art is therapeutic, and the mental health benefits are great for teens. By the way, did you know your teens can earn an art credit with chalk pastels?

Home Bible Study for Kids

Create a Church-at-Home Experience:

If church-at-home is more your speed, you could make Sundays awesome! It could be a family experience to draw a Bible story altogether each Sunday for church-at-home. 

Luckily, You ARE An Artist includes the whole family, children of all ages through adults. Grandma and grandpa would probably love an invitation to participate. Church-at-home could be as simple as this:

  • Tell your children a Bible story while they have some snacks or tea time.
  • Do an art project together.
  • Follow that up with fun kids worship music. Seeds Family Worship has some beautiful songs to help kids memorize scripture while worshipping as a family. 
  • Close with prayer. 
Home Bible Study for Kids

Create a Homeschool Bible Study Routine:

You could spread the Bible lesson out over the week if you homeschool and want to break it down into digestible chunks each day. Here is an example – 

Monday, read the Bible story. 

Tuesday, do scripture memorization orally.

Wednesday, do scripture memory copy work. 

Thursday, ask your children to narrate the Bible story back to you aloud. 

Make Friday a day to look forward to, and execute a fun art lesson that compliments the Bible story you shared. 

Home Bible Study for Kids

With Our I Drew It Then I Knew It New Testament Series, Your Family Can Paint:

  • Jesus Blesses the Children
  • Zacchaeus
  • Jesus Walks on the Water
  • Jesus Feeds the 5,000
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet
  • The Last Supper
  • Paul and Silas Jail Earthquake
  • Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock

And that is just the New Testament! We have an Old Testament Series too. 

Home Bible Study for Kids

I hope the wheels turn as you think of creative ways to incorporate the Bible at home with your kids. There is no right way to do home Bible study for kids. Do what works best with your family rhythm. 

If you are wondering how you can get started, it’s easy! All you need is a Complete Clubhouse Membership here at You ARE An Artist, an affordable set of chalk pastels and computer or construction paper.

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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Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

Perfect for commemorating spring, Nana’s spring art celebration with chalk pastels explores all creatures great and small and all things bright and beautiful! These nature-inspired art lessons are easy and fun for the whole family!

Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels: Perfect for commemorating spring, Nana's spring art celebration with chalk pastels explores all creatures great and small and all things bright and beautiful! These nature-inspired art lessons are easy and fun for the whole family! #springartcelebration #springartwithchalkpastels #chalkpastelartforkids #chalkpastelspringart #springart #springartforkids #springchalkpastels
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Spring is in the air, folks! We are starting to see the first crocus pushing up through the cold earth and the first jonquils are starting to bud. Isn’t it exciting to witness the first peeks of spring?

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

Cecil Frances Alexander
Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

Spring Art with Chalk Pastels

These two stanzas of Cecil Frances Alexander’s hymn inspired our spring art celebration last week. Our winter has been so cold and grey, that we just couldn’t help diving into rich colors of pinks, purples, yellows, blues, and red! Does anyone else feel more invigorated when exploring worlds of color? My kids and I sure do!

Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

We started by setting the table with a pot of hot tea and our teacups. I didn’t have it in me to bake this week and that’s where premade snack cakes come to the rescue!

We scattered our chalk pastels across the table and pulled up our Chalk Pastel Clubhouse Membership to see what Spring-themed lessons were available and holy cow were there a load of lessons to choose from!

Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership

With the You ARE AN Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to ALL of these Spring inspired art lessons for your own spring art celebration:

  • Garden bunny
  • Rabbit in the Forest (Green Ember Gala)
  • Shamrock
  • Rainbow
  • Jonquil in a glass of water
  • Vivaldi’s Spring Tree
  • Spring tree reflection
  • Rain
  • Bird’s Nest
  • dandelion
  • green anole
  • ant
  • chipmunk
  • hummingbirds at the feeder
  • lightning bug (or firefly)
  • snail
  • forest path
  • red-eyed tree frog
  • eagle’s nest with eagle family
  • rat snake
  • deer in the forest
  • bear 
Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

That’s not all! Here were even more wonders of nature to explore with your chalk pastel lessons:

  • honey bees on sunflower
  • bunny
  • ladybug
  • caterpillar
  • the pond
  • turtle
  • bullfrog
  • dragonfly
  • water strider
  • beaver
  • rainbow trout
  • goose
  • owl
  • cardinal
  • goldfinch
  • hummingbird
  • chickadee
  • robin
  • sandpiper
  • bluebird
  • lamb
  • piglet
  • kitten
  • puppy
  • seal pup
  • baby bluebird
  • cow
  • baby owl
  • dinosaur
  • Plus, so much more!
Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

Chalk Pastel Spring Art Teatime

We started our spring art celebration with a garden bunny because we often see a bunny in our front yard. My daughter loves to observe the little guy and now she has her own cottontail to hang on her bedroom wall. She even gave her bunny a garden with growing carrots and cabbages to enjoy! I love that Nana always reminds us that WE ARE the ARTISTS.

Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

Let Kids Be Creative

Let your kiddos explore their creativity as much as they want with chalk pastels! Instead of a single jonquil in a vase, my daughter created a whole pitcher full of flowers! When we were drawing our long neck dinosaur, she was creating a whole Cretaceous time period scene in which there were Pteranodons and cliffs! Or how she painted a lovely firefly fairy queen instead of a plain firefly. Even her spring tree had the added bonus of a bird’s nest with a father and mother bird anxiously awaiting the hatching of their baby chicks. She told me these elaborate stories as she drew each unique painting, and I listened in wonder.

Through her art, she is also a storyteller!

Chalk Pastels for Kids

Chalk Pastels are so easy to use! All you need is a simple set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and Nana’s video art lessons. Make it a chalk pastel teatime treat if you like by setting the table with flowers and your favorite tea set. Keep a roll of paper towels handy as spills do happen. But the memories made will outlast any spill or smudge.

Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

Cecil Frances Alexander’s hymn reminded us of the wonders of nature, and all the beauty there is to be found. My children reminded me that art is a glorious way to celebrate any occasion including spring. Now, our refrigerator and bedroom walls are bursting with color and new life as we eagerly await the season of rebirth.

Spring Art Celebration with Chalk Pastels

Nature Observation Printable

A bonus for members to accompany all of Nana’s nature art lessons. 

Here is an educational resource and companion to our I Drew It Then I Knew It Series and nature art lessons. Our All Things Bright and Beautiful nature observation and investigation printable is a handy resource to accompany Nana’s nature art lessons and is a complement to your nature curriculum.

The Nature Observation Printable includes:

  • Observation and Investigation
  • Research Ideas
  • Observation Recording Area
  • Notes Section

Only available with You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse membership, it is downloadable and printable.

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Draw Your Way Through the Resurrection Story with Kids

6 Art Lessons to Walk Through the Resurrection With Your Kids! Using these lessons, you and your children can “paint through” the Easter story in a colorful and memorable way.

We spend weeks preparing and anticipating Christmas. We tell and retell the stories of the people and places of Jesus’ birth. And yet, Easter seems to come up suddenly. Maybe it’s because Easter weekend moves around the calendar, or maybe because it is preceded by Lent which is more solemn.

I decided I wanted to spend as much time anticipating the Resurrection with my children as we did the Incarnation. Both are beautiful events in our faith. Both bring a sense of wonder and awe. The Resurrection is special because it shows “God with us,” and God victorious for us!

In the preschool years I’ve used several hands-on lesson materials to teach my boys the rich symbols and meanings of the Resurrection. 

Now that they’re older, I was delighted to see ChalkPastel.com‘s series of lessons featuring Resurrection themes! Using these lessons, we could “paint through” the Resurrection Story in a colorful and memorable way. 

6 Art Lessons to Walk Through the Resurrection With Your Kids! Using these lessons, you and your children can “paint through” the Easter story in a colorful and memorable way.

Draw Through the Resurrection Story with Kids

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

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

Come into His Presence with Singing

The Resurrection events begin with joyous praise of the arrival of Jesus the King! Join in Hosannas with your children as you paint a simple picture of palm branches. If kids are interested, paint several, and lay them along a hallway to act out the Triumphal Entry. 

Sing a traditional hymn like “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” or a modern Hosanna worship song. 

Draw Your Way Through  the Resurrection Story with Kids - palm branches.

Observe the Last Supper / The Lord’s Supper

Older kids may enjoy painting Jesus at The Last Supper. My eight-year-old finds it challenging to draw people, so it was easier for him to draw The Lord’s Supper lesson. I love how the Chalk Pastel lessons offer a range of levels to pick from.

Churches often hold communion or Lord’s Supper services specifically at this time of year. This lesson is a great chance to discuss the meaning of the bread and wine to prepare children to understand what they see at a communion service.

Churches often hold communion or Lord’s Supper services specifically at this time of year. This lesson is a great chance to discuss the meaning of the bread and wine to prepare children to understand what they see at a communion service.

Prayer in The Garden of Gethsemane

My oldest painted the scene of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Talk with your children about the power of prayer to help us follow God’s Will and have peace through difficult times.

Read through the biblical account in Mark 14:32-42 or Luke 22:39-46 and have a time of prayer together. 

Hope in Calvary’s Crosses

Although this scene represents a dark moment for the disciples of Christ, we know the end of the story. The Calvary’s Crosses lesson uses vibrant pink paper and sunset colors to show the hope and joy found in Christ’s sacrifice.

Sing the hymn “At Calvary,” which also tells of the great mercy and lifted burdens to be found at the cross.

Rejoice! The Stone Rolled Away

There is perhaps no more joyful scene to paint than the empty tomb with the stone rolled away. Kids can share their joy in the Resurrection by painting bold strokes of light radiating from the tomb.

I especially like to read the Matthew 28:1-8 account of this scene because kids love hearing about the earthquake and the angel of the Lord looking like lightning. This passage connects with the bright lines they painted streaming from the empty tomb. 

Play a YouTube version of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia”! Kids can enjoy the music as they hang up their artwork and sing along!

There is perhaps no more joyful scene to paint than the empty tomb with the stone rolled away. Kids can share their joy in the Resurrection by painting bold strokes of light radiating from the tomb. Draw Your Way Through  the Resurrection Story with Kids

Find Peace in the Easter Lily

Lilies are often mentioned in the Bible, and the Lily chalk pastel lesson gives an opportunity to share the gospel with your children. The white petals symbolize freedom from sin. The trumpet shape signals the message that Christ arose. The beautiful flower that arises from a dead-looking bulb is a picture of Christ being buried and rising again. 

Finishing a walk through the Resurrection with a lesson on lilies brings the story to a close with peace and beauty. 

Celebrate and share your artwork!

Whenever my boys complete a chalk pastel lesson, they are happy to show and share it. I love that my kids can grow and express their faith through their drawings. 

As your children complete each draw through the Resurrection lesson, hang your pictures for all to see. Perhaps in a picture window or front door. Share the love and hope of the Resurrection with friends and family through art! 

If you’re looking for more ideas to celebrate the Resurrection with your children through art, check out our “Big Picture” Resurrection project. Plus we have a pretty cool idea for blessing your neighbors with art, love, and a message of hope – using chalk pastels! Just click to see the ideas! 

If you’re looking for more ideas to celebrate the Resurrection with your children through art, check out our “Big Picture” Resurrection project. Plus we have a pretty cool idea for blessing your neighbors with art, love, and a message of hope - using chalk pastels!

By grabbing a Complete Clubhouse Membership, your whole family can get access to all of the art tutorials I mentioned.  

New Testament Bible, Easter and hymns art lessons are all included in the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse. Enjoy making some beautiful memories with your children as you experience the resurrection story paired with chalk pastel art tutorials! Plus our new I Drew It Then I Knew It companion Easter workbook for Clubhouse subscribers!

IDITIKI Easter Workbook Cover

With our Easter Companion Workbook, you will get multiple planners, a book recommendation list, fast fact sheets, and overviews to work through our Easter art lessons. Our new Easter Companion Workbook paired with a Complete Clubhouse Membership is the perfect way to incorporate Easter into your homeschool or church-at-home.

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

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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!”

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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!

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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.