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Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

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

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids: Do your kids love sharks? Are you getting ready for shark week? Then let Nana take you under the sea with chalk pastels shark art for kids! These easy lessons will teach you and your child how to draw some of the most interesting sharks using chalk pastels. #YouAREAnArtist #chalkpastels #sharkweek #chalkpastelssharkart #sharkart #sharkartforkids #chalkpastelssharkartforkids #sharkweek #sharks

Folks, my children have been obsessed with sharks for years. We’ve read favorite shark books, watched documentaries, and played games with a shark theme. Did you know we even tracked a Great White shark named Lydia for nearly two years with Ocearch Shark Tracker? She was over 16 feet long and traversed all around the Atlantic ocean! Discovery Channels Shark Week is an exciting time for us. It’s the perfect time to do a week-long study on the science of sharks!

Shark Week Teatime Fun

Art is a fabulous addition to your shark science lessons! All you need is a pack of construction paper, chalk pastels, and Nana’s shark art videos to add a bit of artistic fun to your shark week studies. Nana is fantastic at taking you step-by-step in drawing these fierce and sometimes adorable apex predators!

To make your shark week even more memorable, make it a chalk pastel teatime! We added our favorite pot of tea, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, and iced cakes for our shark week teatime!

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

That strawberry shortcake was so delicious. I don’t think it lasted 10 minutes! Luckily there was plenty of tea and iced cakes to keep us going.

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

Shark Art for Kids with Chalk Pastels

These shark art videos are perfect whether your kiddo is doing a shark unit study or is obsessed with sharks. Add them to your next oceanography unit, or make a collage of your child’s favorites onto the fridge!

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids
Bull Shark

We love tumbling down rabbit holes of learning, and each of these sharks provided just that! So we looked up facts on habitats, food preferences, and danger levels to humans from our shark encyclopedias. Our favorite sharks included the nurse shark, hammerhead, black-tip reef shark, and zebra shark. My daughter adored the cuteness of the catshark so named for its cat-shaped eyes and gentle demeanor.

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids
Nurse Shark

Sharks with You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership, you’ll have access to 14 super easy to follow Sharks Video Art Lessons, including:

  • Great White Shark
  • Bull Shark
  • Spinner Shark
  • Hammerhead Shark
  • Zebra Shark
  • Night Shark
  • Black Tip Reef Shark
  • Flying Shark
  • Shark Fin
  • School of Sharks
  • Nurse Shark
  • Megaladon
  • Catshark
  • Thresher Shark
Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

If video art lessons don’t work for you, then be sure to check out the Shark Art E-book Tutorials! You can view these lessons on your iPad, Kindle, and desktop. With the Shark E-books, you’ll have access to the following E-book lessons:

  • School of Sharks
  • Great White Shark
  • Bull Shark
  • Nurse Shark
  • Catshark
  • Angel Shark
  • Shark Close Up
  • Megaladon
  • Basking Shark
  • Sharks at Night
  • Hammerhead
  • Zebra Shark
  • Black Tip Reef Shark
  • Night Shark
  • Flying Shark
  • Shark Fin
  • Cookiecutter shark
  • Goblin shark
  • Whale shark
Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids
Hammerhead Shark

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

There is so much to love about sharks! These fantastic fish are genuinely remarkable and are so crucial to the health of our oceans. With Nana’s lessons, there is a shark for everyone, be it the docile whale shark, the famous great white, or everything in between! Just remember to keep loads of blue, green, and gray chalk pastels on hand! With all of the blue ocean water we’ve created this week, along with the awesome sharks, our blue and gray pastels are nothing more than nubs! But we don’t mind! Now we have fantastic shark art in their place! And what’s not to love about that?

Chalk Pastels Shark Art for Kids

You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse members not only have access to all of these amazing sharks but will also enjoy a special, live event in July! Nana will share a new shark lesson in honor of Shark Week. Complete Clubhouse members also enjoy a companion I Drew It Then I Knew It Sharks Workbook!

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 Lessons for Your Homeschool

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

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

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

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

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

Because Nana always reminds her that SHE IS THE ARTIST!

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

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

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Harry Potter Homeschool in You ARE an Artist Clubhouse Membership

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

Fairy Tales and Mythical Creatures Art Lessons for Your Homeschool

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

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

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

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

These literature chalk pastel lessons include:

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

Fun Family Harry Potter Art 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 Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe

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

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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

ENJOY!

Fun Harry Potter Chalk Pastel Teatime

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

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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
#springchalkpastelsforkids

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.