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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