Here are some super simple ideas on ways to create a fall hygge homeschool art lesson with items you may already have on hand or within easy reach.
Hygge has been a hot word in recent years. You can find it all across the internet as a defining characteristic of Danish culture. It essentially means coziness and comfortable with a feeling of contentment or well-being. I love the idea of hygge. Everyone, especially me, craves calm and cozy.
I find my mental health and overall well-being improve when I introduce a bit of hygge into my life. That makes me a better mom because I’m calmer and more patient.
I typically think of hygge as a space of cozy blankets, pillows, and my favorite candle. But last week I realized that our art lessons are also a place for hygge.
Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons
Autumn was upon us, and I planned our weekly chalk pastel art lesson with a fall theme. It had been a highly stressful week of work, taekwondo lessons for the kids, and unexpected health complications. Mentally, I was fried. I don’t think I realized just how exhausted I was until I sat down at the table with my hot cup of tea.
It felt so cozy and perfect in my hand. I held it up to my lips and breathed in the aroma of honey, spearmint, lemongrass, orange blossoms, and rosebuds. I felt such comfort. Then I looked around at our table. It was covered in chalk pastels, acrylic paints, second-hand teacups, apple crumble, and construction paper. It wasn’t the perfect hygge photo on a cottage magazine, but THIS was hygge because it was that feeling of comfort, contentment, and well-being.
The kids dove right into their lesson with excitement, but I lingered on this feeling for a bit longer. Savoring the sweetness and joy it brought. Once I’d finished my cup of tea, I pushed up my sleeves and got to work on my chalk pastel drawing feeling renewed and energized.
Cozy Fall Homeschool Resources
You can create your own fall hygge homeschool lessons with a few easy steps.
- Gather your chalk pastels and Nana’s video art lessons. You don’t need an expensive chalk pastel set; just a starter set is okay.
- You’ll want a pack of construction paper in assorted colors.
- Serve your children’s favorite beverage. It could be tea, apple cider, hot chocolate, or even juice. Whatever they love. Be sure to have your favorite beverage nearby too.
- Serve treats. You don’t have to bake anything by hand if that’s not your thing. Pick a delicious treat at the bakery or even a pack of Little Debbie Snack Cakes.
- Light a candle or two if you like; just keep them out of the way of little ones.
- Keep some damp paper towels handy to clean up chalk hands and any spills.
Art is also a great way to strengthen the parent-child relationship and have a little one-on-one time with your kiddo.
Additional Homeschool Resources For Fall With The You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership
Did you know that with the You ARE AN Artist Clubhouse Membership, you get a bank of 700+ art lessons to choose from for ALL ages! Here is a sampling of the fall-themed art that we had access to:
- Blue Jay
- Look Up! Fall Aspen Trees
- Pumpkin Acrylic
- Fall Acrylic Tree Reflection
- Candy Corn
- Caramel Apple
- Wind in the Tree
- Fall Trees
- Roasting Marshmallows around the Campfire
- Apple Pie and Ice Cream
- Warm Mittens, Scarf and Hot Chocolate
- Johnny Appleseed
- Plus many more!
But the Fall Art Lessons are lovely too if you’re not interested in the Clubhouse membership, but you are interested in trying some fall art.
My kids always enjoy the treat of an acrylic lesson from Nana. Her new acrylic pumpkin was perfect for our fall-themed teatime!
Fall Hygge Chalk Pastel Teatime
Hygge is easy to create with just a few simple steps. Let comfort and the feeling of well-being be your guide as you create a lovely chalk pastel teatime. My kids certainly enjoyed having a patient mom sitting at the table alongside them as they created whimsical works of fall art, and I enjoyed that fall hygge sense of contentment and coziness.
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.