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Veterans Day Homeschool Activities And Resources

Veterans Day in the United States is a great opportunity to celebrate and thank the members of the U.S. Military for their sacrifice and service. Veterans Day is a holiday that tends to flash by in mid-fall, but with these intentional Veterans Day homeschool activities, lessons and ideas, it can be a day rich with remembrance and thanksgiving.

But where to begin? After all, Veterans Day is often confused with another patriotic holiday, Memorial Day. It’s true they both honor our military forces. The main difference is that Veterans Day is about honoring all veterans, living or dead. 

Whether a veteran served during war or peace, Veterans Day is a time to thank them! Most people probably know someone in their family or friend circles who is a veteran. This makes the Veterans Day holiday incredibly personal, doesn’t it? We don’t have to look far to see we all benefit from the service and sacrifice of our veterans. 

With these intentional Veterans Day homeschool activities, lessons and ideas, a homeschool study can be a day rich with remembrance and thanksgiving.

In our family, both my boys’ grandfathers served in the military. The boys love asking their Papa and Pop Pop about their time in the service. They keep a special treasure box filled with pins and badges—mementos of their grandfather’s time in the Korean War. 

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

The History Of Veterans Day

Introduce your kids to Veterans Day homeschool activities with a few trivia Q & A’s to get them interested.

Why is Veterans Day observed on November 11?

Set an alarm for 11:00 a.m. to help your kids remember that the number eleven plays an important role in this holiday. Veterans Day is always observed on November 11th, to honor the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” when World War I ended. 

Which veterans do we honor on Veterans Day?

Veterans Day used to be only for remembering the end of World War I, but our President Eisenhower expanded the day to include all wars. He even renamed it from Armistice Day to Veterans Day!

Is Veterans Day only observed in the U.S.?

Veterans Day isn’t an American holiday. Five other countries: Britain, France, Australia, and Canada, also celebrate Veterans Day, although on different days.

Look at the calendar to see when the other countries hold their Veterans Day. 

Learn more about veterans and Veterans Day over at The History Channel! 

Veterans Day Activities For Your Homeschool

Paint a military helmet to honor a veteran! With these intentional Veterans Day homeschool activities, lessons and ideas, a homeschool study can be a day rich with remembrance and thanksgiving.

My boys always enjoy learning about military history. So they loved our study of veterans through their painting with Nana. 

Military gear is fascinating, especially the way it has changed over the years with new technology. Nana does such a wonderful job teaching about the various helmet designs from World War I, II, and the Vietnam War.

Painting military helmet with an art lesson from You ARE an ARTiST in honor of Veterans Day

Do you know anyone who might share some of their military uniforms with your kids? Ask them to tell your children about how they have to care for their uniform. Or have them tell your children about any badges, medals, or awards they have earned. 

Maybe your child would like to see what wearing an army helmet is like? If you don’t have any dress-up helmets, wrap a plastic mixing bowl with a dark fabric or large tea towel, and let them wear it on their heads. Have kids think about what it would be like to wear such a helmet (only much heavier!) all day, even when it’s hot out! 

If you are studying the history of a certain war, your children could paint a map of the country where the war was fought. Geography often helps history come alive like in this Great Britain Themed Art.

Learning about the symbols of a holiday helps kids remember details. After discussing helmets and military gear, we read about the significance of poppies on Veterans Day, and why poppies are used to honor Veterans. In her Veterans Day Poppies lesson, Nana shares intriguing details about the history of poppies at Flanders Field.

In Flanders Field - the story of the poem by John McCrae - is an excellent resource for learning about Veterans Day in your homeschool and pairs well with Nana's Veterans Day poppies art lesson.

Watching the boys draw their own hands holding a poppy in this lesson was fascinating. I think it really personalized the artwork for the boys. 

Maybe your child can paint this poppy artwork and give it to their favorite veteran this year. 

Nana of You ARE an ARTiST has a poppies art lesson to celebrate Veterans Day in your homeschool.
The Poppy Lady picture book is a wonderful resource to add to your Veterans Day Homeschool Activities and to pair with You ARE an ARTiST's poppies art lesson.
Poppies art lesson for Veterans Day and an explanation of Flander's Field with Nana in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse

Of course, we celebrate veterans in gratitude for protecting and securing our freedoms in America. The sacrifice of our veterans makes it possible for us to enjoy the many ideas America stands for: Liberty, Justice, and Freedom for All! Drawing the United States flag is a great art lesson to connect to Veterans Day. 

Nana’s American Flag lesson shares two variations of the American Flag – during the day, or at night during a fireworks show! Have kids pick their favorite American Flag version and paint it with Nana! For this painting, the boys used a textured linen-like blue paper and I think it made the chalk pastel stand out fantastically! You can use plain paper or construction, but if you happen to have a different texture of paper, try it out with chalk pastel – you won’t be disappointed.

Additional Veterans Day Learning Resources

The kids love to read as much as they love to paint chalk pastel pictures. Talking about war and the military can be a serious discussion at times. Picture books help me share the details of a sensitive subject or holiday with my kids. Children’s authors have a way of describing even serious topics at a child’s level.

Start with simple nonfiction titles that help kids learn the basics of Veterans Day. Help them understand what it might be like to have a mom or dad in the military (or for kids who do have military parents, help them celebrate the amazing hero qualities their parents have!). Factual books about veterans and military life pair well with the art lesson on the Flag.

Read picture book biographies about Moina, The Poppy Lady, and John McCrae and his poem “In Flanders Fields” to go along with the Poppy Art Lesson. Select books that share an aspect of war or veterans in a narrative style, so children can relate to the emotions of veterans. 

For more book titles and detailed recommendations, check out this Veterans Day Homeschool Activities post from The Curriculum Choice. In addition to the detailed summaries of the book picks, you’ll find more ideas for observing Veterans Day with your family. 

You will also enjoy the ideas in the Art of Patriotism for incorporating Nana’s patriotic lessons and hymns into your homeschool studies.

More Homeschool Activities And Resources

Veterans Day is a great opportunity to write a letter to a Veteran. Use a letter template to help your kids send a greeting to a veteran they know, or even one they don’t. Several options for sending letters to veterans are available. Check some of these out: 

  • A Million Thanks
  • Support Our Troops
  • Operation We Are Here
  • Veterans United

To help your kids write their letter, download a free Veterans Day Letter Writing Template on my blog (you’ll even find handy writing prompts in the blog post!). 

Look for opportunities to say thank you. You might run into a veteran at the store, library, church, or even just crossing the street. Sometimes your kids may spot a veteran right away by their uniform. Other times, veterans can be recognized by embroidered hats or lapel pins that tell what branch of the military they served in. I try to teach the boys to notice these details, and that when we meet a veteran we don’t know, we can still simply say, “Thank you for your service.” A simple thank you means so much.

You can also make Veterans Day a time to serve and bless these hard-working Americans with your thoughts, prayers, understanding, and appreciation! 

Teaching your kids with Veterans Day homeschool activities can make this annual holiday a time of understanding and growth for your kids. Each year, they’ll learn more about the sacrifice and bravery of our men and women in the military. 

With these intentional Veterans Day homeschool activities, lessons and ideas, a homeschool study can be a day rich with remembrance and thanksgiving.

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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Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons And Workbook

There are many important lessons and truths to be learned from the Civil War. With Nana’s Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons and the accompanying I Drew It Then I Knew It American History workbook, you can reinforce all that you are learning in your homeschool. Don’t miss Nana’s podcast on Sojourner Truth, included below!

Nana's Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons and the I Drew It Then I Knew It American History notebook complement your Civil War homeschool studies.

While there are Civil War field trips to take to study battlefields, finding Civil War hands-on homeschool lessons for your American history studies may be a challenge. That is simply because there are not very many of these type of resources available. Fortunately, Nana has many Civil War homeschool art lessons to match your studies – from famous people of the Civil War to maps to war equipment and tools. All you need is a starter set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and your You ARE AN Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership.

Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons And Workbook

“While there were many tragedies, there were also mercies. Many soldiers in both Union and Confederate armies were won to Christ as the Great Revival swept through both camps, mainly during the last, horrific year of 1864. As we read about the close of the war this week, be looking for the hand of God, whose ways are always altogether good and righteous, and who in in the course of this war revealed both His judgment and His mercy.”  ~ Tapestry of Grace introduction to week 24, Year 3

Let me share with you the many lessons you can enjoy to make your Civil War homeschool studies more meaningful and memorable! But first, enjoy Nana’s Sojourner Truth homeschool study podcast.

Photo by Jessica of flutterbyelearning

Sojourner Truth Homeschool Study

Paint Sojourner Truth as part of your Civil War hands-on homeschool lessons and learn more about this important woman in American history. In the accompanying I Drew It Then I Knew It American History workbook, learn five fast facts and a biography overview of Sojourner Truth. In addition, you can listen to Nana’s Sojourner Truth podcast or read her the podcast transcript.

Sojourner Truth art lesson: Nana's Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons and the I Drew It Then I Knew It American History notebook complement your Civil War homeschool studies.

Learn More About Sojourner Truth with Nana’s Podcast

“We’re going to be speaking about one of America’s most iconic women. Now, I know that sometimes you might think that I use the word iconic a lot. And in fact, I think I do, because we are so fortunate in this country to have important and iconic men and women. And today I want to recognize Sojourner Truth.

Sojourner was born with a different name. Her name was Isabella Bomfree. She later changed her name because she believed that God had told her to travel and speak the truth about slavery.” – Nana

Overview of Sojourner Truth Study

Read Nana’s Sojourner Truth Podcast Transcript HERE.

1:19 Sojourner’s Name Change
3:30 Sojourner’s Fight to End Slavery
4:11 Sojourner Mars Rover (enjoy this lesson in Nana’s Space Exploration course!)

Civil War Cannon Art Lesson

This American history lesson is art in action and can represent all the battles of the American Civil War. You are the artist, so you can add Union or Confederate soldiers.

Underground railroad art lesson: Nana's Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons and the I Drew It Then I Knew It American History notebook complement your Civil War homeschool studies.

Underground Railroad Homeschool Lesson

There were many routes that enslaved African Americans would take to escape on the Underground Railroad. You can map out the intricate ‘railroad’ routes with Nana’s maps lesson. Then, to complement your underground railroad lesson, paint Harriet Tubman.

“Twant me, ’twas the Lord. I always told him, “I trust you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect you to lead me,” and he always did.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Lesson for Homeschool

Erin and her artists recently enjoyed Nana’s Harriet Tubman art lesson in their homeschool. Erin says, “Are you looking for fun ways to incorporate American history homeschool lessons? Maybe you already have a history curriculum, but you’re looking for ways to make it more hands-on and engaging. Chalk pastels may be just what you need to get your kids to fall in love with history!”

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

-Harriet Tubman

President Abraham Lincoln Homeschool Lesson

No Civil War hands-on homeschool lessons would be complete without an in-depth look at President Abraham Lincoln. Courtney and her students shared an excellent art time for Presidents Day. It is full of fun learning ideas for President Lincoln! Nana has a President Abraham Lincoln lesson, Abraham Lincoln’s hat and a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation lesson with Abraham Lincoln. So many ways to learn about American Civil War president.

A sample of Nana’s Inventors lessons by Shawna – Why Art is an Essential Part of Science in Our Homeschool

Telegraph Inventors Homeschool Lesson

The telegraph was an instrumental tool for communication during the Civil War. Learn more with this lesson and more in Nana’s Inventors homeschool art lessons.

Civil War Hands-On Homeschool Lessons in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse

Take a look at this sampling of Nana’s art lessons available in the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse that you can pair with your American history studies to create Civil War hands-on homeschool studies.

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Underground Railroad (Map)
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Civil War Cannon
  • President Abraham Lincoln
  • President Ulysses S. Grant (a general during the Civil War)
  • United States (North America) map
  • Telegraph (Inventors)

I Drew It Then I Knew It American History Homeschool Workbook

This resource, available to our Complete Clubhouse members, can be such a valuable tool for your Civil War hands-on homeschool lessons for your American history studies. Workbook series author, Courtney Messick, shares, “In each workbook, you will find a Book List with varying reading levels, 5 Fast Facts, an Overview, Biography, or Writing Prompts, Planners, and Ideas for How To Use our Curriculum. Everything you need for a quick lesson can be found inside. Or use all of the planners included to map out a more extensive study. I also love that the Companion Workbooks help me combine my oldest to youngest learners all in one place over a central topic. There is something special about family-style learning and all of us creating together.

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

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The Best Art Lessons for Your Homeschool History Curriculum

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

Art Lessons for your homeschool history curriculum! Nana's I Drew It then I Knew It video lessons are the easy - and fun - way to learn history. Ancient, medieval, early American and modern history.
Boston Tea Party Cup photo by Julie Kieras

The Practical Benefits of Adding Art Lessons to Your Homeschool History Curriculum

Just why would you want to have art lessons to go with your homeschool history curriculum? Nana shares an example: “…let’s take our pastels and paint the Roman Coliseum. We can use all the reds, golds and orange to make a wonderful pastel painting. While we paint, we chat about where the Coliseum was built, when, and what it was used for. Then a while later, a question comes up about the Coliseum. The artist student remembers the painting, and, most importantly, the chat about facts on this classic Roman treasure!”

Here are four practical benefits of adding art lessons to your homeschool history curriculum:

  1. Learn history in an engaging way! In the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse, Nana has a series of ancient, medieval, early American and modern art lessons to match your homeschool history curriculum.
  2. You can also enjoy art history, famous artists and art appreciation with her continuing Famous Artists series.
  3. It is simply beautiful to blend subjects and age levels together while learning! That makes things easier on you, the homeschool mom.
  4. Art increases comprehension, retention, attention span by adding a hands on element that brings a lesson to life!

“This is the quietest my kids have been all day! They concentrated on their American history chalk pastel pieces. I love this program! It allows me to intentionally include art with our studies yet frees me up from being the teacher!”

– Maureen Spell
Art Lessons for your homeschool history curriculum! Nana's I Drew It then I Knew It video lessons are the easy way to learn history.

Shawna, in her article, Why Adding Art to Homeschool History Makes All The Difference, shares:

“At first, I thought we needed more structure to our learning. I added quizzes and worksheets. I bought an expensive textbook. I tried all the things that a more formal school setting does to teach history. None of it worked. In fact, not only did my boys retain less than before, they began to dislike history and avoid it.

It was only when I decided to go with what I knew they would enjoy, that our homeschool history study came alive. I added art.”

-Shawna Wingert

It may seem simple, and I guess it is, but adding I Drew It And Then I Knew It to our homeschool history curriculum was the solution I was looking for.” Be sure to read Shawna’s post for three reasons why adding art to history works so well.

Our You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse members also have access to a valuable teaching tool designed specifically for Nana’s art lessons.

I Drew It Then I Knew It History Companion Workbooks For Your Homeschool

The I Drew It Then I Knew It Companion Workbooks are designed for you to use however they work best in your homeschool. They are flexible and easily complement your homeschool history curriculum.

The I Drew It Then I Knew It Companion Workbooks are designed for you to use however they work best in your homeschool. They are flexible and easily complement your homeschool history curriculum. Best Art Lessons for Your Homeschool History Curriculum

In each I Drew It Then I Knew It workbook, you will find:

  • a Book List with varying reading levels
  • 5 Fast Facts
  • an Overview of the lesson topic
  • Biography or Writing Prompts
  • Planners
  • Ideas for How To Use our Curriculum

Everything you need for a quick lesson can be found inside. Or use all of the planners included to map out a more extensive study. The Companion Workbooks will help you combine your oldest to youngest learners all in one place over a central topic. There is something special about family-style learning and all ages creating together. Read more from Courtney and take a video tour of the I Drew It Then I Knew It companion workbooks in her Art Lessons for the Eclectic Homeschool Family.

Art Lessons for Your Homeschool History Curriculum

Following is a sampling of Nana’s video art lessons for all four history cycles. Take a look and see how these can match up with your homeschool history curriculum.

From creation to Ancient Egypt and the fall of Rome – enjoy these art lessons with your ancient history homeschool curriculum: The Best Art Lessons for Your Homeschool History Curriculum

Art Lessons for Ancient History Studies

From creation to Ancient Egypt and the fall of Rome – enjoy these art lessons with your ancient homeschool history curriculum:

From Robin Hood, castles and knights to the crusades, dragons, vikings, court dress, inventors and more – Nana's medieval history art lessons are a fun match to your middle ages studies:

Medieval History Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

From Robin Hood, castles and knights to the crusades, dragons, vikings, court dress, inventors and more – Nana’s medieval history art lessons are a fun match to your middle ages homeschool history curriculum:

Early American History Homeschool Art Lessons

Whether it is the early colonists and Native Americans, maps of journeys or the American Revolution, or modern American presidents, Nana’s American History lessons will help reinforce all you are learning in American history with your homeschool history curriculum:

American History Art Lessons – Are you looking for fun ways to incorporate American homeschool history lessons? Maybe you already have a homeschool history curriculum, but you’re looking for ways to make it more hands-on and engaging. Chalk pastels may be just what you need to get your kids to fall in love with history!

  • Revolutionary War
  • Lewis and Clarke Art Lessons
  • Civil War and Underground Railroad Art Lessons
  • Johnny Appleseed
Little House On The Prairie Homeschool - Are there any homeschoolers out there that don’t hop on the Little House on the Prairie wagon? I mean, seriously, how can you not love Little House? There is something about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series that is easy to obsess over. 
  • Little House on the Prairie Homeschool Lessons – Are there any homeschoolers out there that don’t hop on the Little House on the Prairie wagon? I mean, seriously, how can you not love Little House? There is something about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series that is easy to obsess over. 
  • John James Audubon the explorer and artist – Come on! Grab a saddlebag and join us as we explore the forests of early America and see this great country through the eyes of famous artist John James Audubon!
  • The Best Presidents Art Lessons for Your Homeschool – Here at You ARE an ARTiST, we know precisely how fascinating it can be to dive into the U.S. Presidents. We think all of our presidents deserve a celebration anytime! For that reason, we created the ultimate homeschool history curriculum companion to our I Drew It And I Knew It Presidents Series.
Enjoy Nana's Amelia Earhart lesson as part of your Modern History homeschool studies. The Best Art Lessons for Your Homeschool History Curriculum
Enjoy Nana’s Amelia Earhart lesson as part of your Modern History homeschool studies.

Modern History Art Lessons

Studying inventors? Famous historians of the 20th century? Space exploration, Mars rovers, world wars, aviation and world landmarks? You can find these homeschool lessons and more to go with your modern homeschool history curriculum:

  • Winston Churchill – The world treasures Sir Winston Churchill as a soldier, statesman, orator, author and Prime Minister to the King of England and his daughter who now sits on the throne as the longest serving monarch the world has ever known.
  • Great Britain Unit Study – You can now travel to Great Britain with chalk pastels! Explore Big Ben, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and much more in this unique and colorful way. Nana will be your guide on this historic trip filled with key icons and landmarks with chalk pastels Great Britain themed art.
  • Adventures in Narnia – Are your kids ready for an epic art journey? Then, take a trip with chalk pastels Narnia with Nana art adventure! Nana has a whole Literature and Tea Time section in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse! Explore more in The Power of Adding Art to Literature Lessons.
  • Famous Artist Norman Rockwell and many more in Nana’s Exploring Famous Artists series.
  • Artist Clubhouse Modern History – Such rich lessons to complement the learning already happening in your home.
Don't forget! Geography goes hand in hand with history! Nana has a full series of I Drew It Then I Knew It Maps to help Make Geography Fun with Chalk Pastels.

Don’t forget! Geography goes hand in hand with homeschool history curriculum! Nana has a full series of I Drew It Then I Knew It Maps to help Make Geography Fun with Chalk Pastels.

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

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Christopher Columbus Homeschool Art Lesson

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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Columbus Art Lesson for Homeschool

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

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

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

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

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