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Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

Do you dream of trekking America’s landmarks with your kids? Let Nana take you and your children on a trip around our great United States without leaving the comforts of your home. Trekking American landmarks with chalk pastels are as easy as walking to your kitchen table and setting out your chalk pastels with a pack of construction paper. Nana will do the rest.

No hiking shoes or sore feet required!


Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels: Do you dream of trekking America's landmarks with your kids? Let Nana take you and your children on a trip around our great United States without leaving the comforts of your home. Trekking American landmarks with chalk pastels are as easy as walking to your kitchen table, setting out your chalk pastels, and a pack of construction paper. Nana will do the rest. #YouAREAnArtist #chalkpastels #Americanlandmarks #Americanlandmarksartlessons #TrekkingAmericanlandmarks #TrekkingAmericanlandmarkswithchalkpastels #Americanlandmarksvideoartlessons #famousAmericanlandmarks #USlandmarkactivity

Geography has been a considerable part of our homeschool this year, folks! We’ve read loads of books, watched fantastic documentaries and television shows, tried delicious snacks, explored maps and globes. We’ve traveled the world with Nana’s chalk pastel Maps and World Landmarks lessons. Then, I discovered she had an American Landmark series as well!

SQUEEL!!!!


Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

Folks, I would love to take a family vacation traveling route 66, visiting the monuments in Washington D.C., and exploring all of our nation’s national parks and landmarks. I dream of seeing Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon, and the Delicate Arch with my own eyes.

Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. But, these American Landmark chalk pastel lessons make it easy to incorporate all the awesomeness of these extraordinary places into our homeschool.

As Nana always says, we ARE the artists, and with our strokes of pastels, we can recreate these majestic images ourselves.

Plus, these video art lessons are a perfect addition to our geography lessons!

Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels
Delicate Arch

Travel Across America with Chalk Pastels

Traveling across America with art can be an easy addition to your homeschool geography. Nana’s videos are fun and straightforward. They are designed with upper elementary in mind, but the whole family can enjoy them and learn a few things along the way.

As always, we make our chalk pastel lessons unique by making them into an art teatime with snacks and a lovely vase of flowers. Of course, an art series such as this takes longer than a single afternoon. We took an entire week! But you could space your lessons out farther than that. Do a lesson a day or a lesson per week. It’s totally up to you!


Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

Travel the World with Chalk Pastels You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership

Pair these art lessons with a study of the individual states where they are found. Or look up the history of each landmark. You never know where those rabbit trails of learning will lead you.

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Complete Membership you’ll have access to all of these gorgeous American Landmark lessons and the companion I Drew It Then I Knew It Workbook:

  • Grand Canyon
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Mt. Rushmore
  • Liberty Bell
  • Washington Monument
  • Yellowstone Falls
  • Old Faithful
  • Civil War Cannon
  • Niagara Falls
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Grand Tetons

You’ll have access to everything else the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership has to offer, including 700+ chalk pastel lessons and all of Nana’s Maps lessons AND these World Landmarks:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Taj Mahal
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Roman Coliseum
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Wall of China
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Stonehenge
  • Big Ben
  • Volcano
  • Plus, more to come!
Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels
Grand Tetons

Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

There is so much to learn and explore about our great country. The American landmarks lessons are a lovely resource to add to your next U.S. geography unit study. It adds an amazing hands-on element to kids learning endeavors that help to solidify their newfound knowledge.

Trekking American Landmarks with Chalk Pastels

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 Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

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.

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

My son has a fascination and intense interest in Great Britain. It started last year after his deep dive into World War II. Did you know he even requested a wall mural of the British flag on his bedroom wall for his 13th birthday?

It’s true!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

So, when I saw that the Chalk Pastel You ARE AN Artist Membership had Great Britain themed art, I just knew my son would be excited.

And he was!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

We started with some special British treats, tea, and the chalk pastels map of the British Isles.

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

We became even more excited to learn some of the interesting facts about the places and things we were painting.

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Queen Elizabeth Chalk Pastel

When we painted Queen Elizabeth II on her throne we learned about the symbolism and history behind her clothing, her throne, and what used to be beneath it!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Big Ben Art

Did you know that Big Ben IS NOT the clock tower, but the bell inside the tower? Did you know the tower itself is called Elizabeth Tower?

I just love learning right alongside my kid’s!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Winston Churchill the Artist

I never knew that Winston Churchill was a famous artist! I only ever studied him as the great statesman that helped Great Britain through World War II. But there is a chalk pastels Great Britain lesson on this famous artist! Nana even has a podcast about this extraordinary man and artist!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Did you know that he was nervous about painting in the beginning? This amazing man was apprehensive about adding the color to the canvas at first! How incredible is that? Yet, after he got over his fear the colors became therapeutic for him.

I think we can all learn something from that little tidbit!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

You ARE An Artist Clubhouse

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to a wide range of chalk pastel Great Britain themed art lessons including:

  • Big Ben (World Landmarks)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (Modern History)
  • Winston Churchill
  • British Isles (Map)
  • WWII helmet (Modern History)
  • Beatrix Potter (a British artist)

And don’t forget about all of the Chalk Pastel Narnia lessons you can add into an England themed study!

  • Through the Wardrobe
  • Lamp Post
  • Aslan
  • Narnia map
  • Carriage and horse for either Father Christmas OR the White Witch of Narnia
  • Cup of Tea with Mr. Tumnus
  • Beaver
  • Crown for kings and queens of Narnia
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Sword
  • Winter forest scene with deer
  • Preschool winter scene
  • Snow
  • Icicle
  • Spring tree and spring tree reflection (when Aslan returns!)
Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Exploring Chalk Pastels Great Britain Art

If your kids are studying Great Britain in their homeschool or they just have an intense interest, then be sure to check out the wonderful art lessons available with chalk pastels!

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Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana Art Adventure

Are your kids ready for an epic art journey? Then, take a trip with chalk pastels Narnia with Nana art adventure!

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The Chronicles of Narnia series is one of our favorite read alouds and audiobooks. We’ve read the series each year for several years. Last year to celebrate the end of the series we had a Narnia teatime complete with sardines on toast, butter on toast, and jam on toast. Just like the tea, Lucy had with Mr. Tumnus. This year, we decided to do something a little different. This year we celebrated this wonderful series with candles, tea, iced cake, and chalk pastels!

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana Fun for Kids

Chalk pastels are so easy to use. All you need is a cheap set of chalk pastels, a pack of construction paper, and Nana’s chalk pastel videos! Nana is the best at guiding your kiddos on artistic adventures. Seriously, we’ve been using her videos for years. Did you know that when we say “Nana” in our house we have to clarify if we mean my mom or chalk pastels Nana? It’s a lovely bit of confusion we all enjoy!

Nana always reminds the children, “You ARE An Artist!” and inspires them to make their paintings their own. She encourages the kids to use the colors they like; my daughter is particularly fond of pink, motivating them to use their imaginations and learn new art techniques!

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana Adventure

Begin your Narnia adventure with the magical wardrobe! If you or your children have read The Magician’s Nephew then you’ll know how this wardrobe came into being and why it is magical! Can you see a glimpse of Narnia inside?

Did I mention my daughter likes pink? She would LOVE to have a huge pink wardrobe in her room, lol!

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana Through the Wardrobe

Next the children created the famous lamp post while sipping their hot tea and enjoying their cake.

Keep paper towels handy as spills DO happen, but having these sweet treats have become part of our chalk pastel experience. It makes them just a little bit more magical and memorable.

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

A Cup of Tea with Mr. Tumnus

How about a cup of tea with Mr. Tumnus?

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Carriage of the White Witch

Beware the White Witch in this winter wonderland! Or is that Father Christmas coming into view?

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Map Your Way Across Narnia with Nana

My son has been enjoying Nana’s chalk pastel geography maps this year and was delighted to discover she has a video lesson mapping Narnia!

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Take Up Swords and Prepare to Battle for Narnia

An adventure wouldn’t be complete without a battle! Check out these awesome swords the children and I did!

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Aslan Will Be There Too

Of course Aslan will be there too! The great lion is always there when you need him. And oh, how great he is!

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana Art Adventure

The adventure can continue with a trip on the Dawn Treader if you so desire!

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

All Hail the Kings and Queens of Narnia

Sorry Susan, we didn’t forget you. But there are only three of us and there are four Pevensie children.

Can you tell which crown my daughter created? Pink anyone? I’m sure Queen Lucy would love it.

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

You ARE AN Artist Clubhouse Membership

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to 600+ chalk pastel lessons including a plethora of Narnia adventure lessons:

  • Through the Wardrobe
  • Lamp Post
  • Aslan
  • Narnia map
  • Carriage and horse for either Father Christmas OR the White Witch of Narnia
  • Cup of Tea with Mr. Tumnus
  • Beaver
  • Crown for kings and queens of Narnia
  • Sword
  • Winter forest scene with deer
  • Preschool winter scene
  • Snow
  • Icicle
  • Spring tree and spring tree reflection (when Aslan returns!)

Plus others to round out your Chronicles of Narnia unit study:

  • War helmets
  • British Isles map
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana Art Adventure

The children loved adding art to one of their favorite book series of all time. I loved how we discussed different literary aspects of the books as they related to each pastel picture. But above all, we enjoyed our magical adventure together making memories that we’ll all look back on with great fondness.

Chalk Pastels Narnia with Nana

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Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

Do you and your kids read “A Christmas Carol” each year? What about watching one of the many movie adaptations? Exploring A Christmas Carol with chalk pastels is an easy and fun way to combine the rich literature of Charles Dickens, the excitement of cinema, and the glory of art this Christmas season!

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“Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

Charles Dickens

“A Christmas Carol,” written by Charles Dickens in 1843 has become synonymous with the holiday season. It is filled with charity, goodwill, inspiration, redemption, and repentance during the Christmas season.

That’s one of the main reasons we read it aloud each year! It’s one of the many ways we pursue a slow December.

A Christmas Carol Book, Movie, & Chalk Pastels

There are so many lessons to be gleaned from this famous story. After reading it aloud we usually pick one of the many movie adaptions to watch as a family. Comparing the book to the movies always leads to lively discussions about what was different in the movie versus the book. The audiobook also makes a great alternative if you can’t manage a read aloud.

This year, we also added a chalk pastel Christmas Carol teatime to the mix! Adding an art element like chalk pastels can help your kids get even more out of this famous book.

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

A Christmas Carol Chalk Pastel Teatime

First, I set the table with all of the needed items for a successful chalk pastel teatime:

  • chalk pastels
  • construction paper
  • computer or tablet for watching the video lesson
  • teapot and cups filled with our favorite tea
  • a scrumptious treat ( this time we chose chocolate eclairs)
  • vase of flowers
Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

Then, I pull up our You ARE AN Artist Clubhouse Membership. It provides over 600+ chalk pastel lessons for all ages plus new art lessons from Nana and themed art events throughout the year! In addition to the Christmas Carol lesson you’ll also have access to these other Christmas and holiday lessons:

  • Christmas Star
  • Away in a Manger
  • Christmas Tree
  • Winter Fun
  • Gingerbread Man and Holly Leaf
  • Christmas Angel
  • What’s Under Your Christmas Tree?
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Christmas Lights
  • Nutcracker
  • Clara and the Christmas Tree
  • Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Chinese Tea Dance
  • Mouse King
  • Arctic Express
  • Plus so much more!

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

With the Christmas Carol chalk pastel lesson Nana takes you and your kids step-by-step in creating:

  • Scrooge’s Top Hat
  • Scrooge’s Night Cap
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past’s Candle
  • The Ghost of Christmas Present
  • Tiny Tim’s Crutch
  • The Ghost of Christmas Future
Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

I must add that when Nana mentioned that the Ghost of Christmas Future reminded her of Harry Potter’s Dementors, she earned major cool points with my Harry Potter loving kiddos! My daughter’s eyes got as round as saucers and she squealed, “Nana’s read Harry Potter!”

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

The Christmas Carol lesson also sparked interest in Charles Dickens’s life. So, my son and I looked up his biography! It’s so interesting to learn more about the time and place that Dickens lived as well as the hardships he faced. It seems we also covered a bit of history, and geography with this lesson too!

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

After all the tea was drunk, all the eclairs eaten, and all the pastels used we settled in to watched Mickey’s Christmas Carol together.

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”

Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

The Christmas Carol chalk pastel lesson and teatime was a wonderful addition to our yearly tradition of “A Christmas Carol” book and a movie! I really LOVE this tradition and so do my kids. I highly recommend adding a bit of your own Christmas magic with chalk pastels to your Christmas tradition.

Exploring A Christmas Carol with Chalk Pastels