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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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Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Dr. Seuss art with chalk pastels? Yes, please! How adorable would a Cat in the Hat be hanging on your refrigerator? How about the lovely Truffula Trees? Nana has a lesson for both! Now you and your kiddo can enjoy a Seussical art time with chalk pastels!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels: Dr. Seuss art with chalk pastels? Yes, please! How adorable would a Cat in the Hat be hanging on your refrigerator? How about the lovely Truffala Trees? Nana has a lesson for both! Now you and your kiddo can enjoy a Seussical art time with chalk pastels! #chalkpastels #DrSeussArt #DrSeussArtforkids #thecatinthehatart #truffalatreesart #homeschoolart #teatimeart #teatimeartlessons #DrSeussartlessons #chalkpastelarttime

Here we go, go, go, go on a chalk pastel art adventure! Oh yes, Dr. Seuss makes for a whimsical teatime. Teatime art lessons are such a fun way to highlight a favorite book or read aloud.

My daughter has been really enjoying her Dr. Seuss books lately, so I was thrilled when I saw that Nana had video art lessons for the Cat in the Hat and Truffula Trees!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are a great way to supplement learning. If your kids are studying something, then Nana probably has an art video to go along with it! Are you children studying birds? She’s got you covered! How about geography? Yep, she’s got chalk pastel maps! But what about science, nature, or history? YES! Nana has lessons on it all!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Now, part of our weekly art tradition is to make our chalk pastel art time into an art teatime. I like to serve favorite beverages and tasty treats. It’s something we’ve done for years in our homeschool and it just makes our art time a bit more magical and memorable.

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are so simple to use that the whole family can join in. Plus, they’re fun! All you need is a starter set of chalk pastels, construction paper, and a damp paper towel. That’s it! No intimidating supply list. My son even joined in because who can say no to art and yummy treats?

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

The Cat in the Hat

We started our Dr. Seuss art with the famous Cat in the Hat! Nana showed us step-by-step how to draw this entertaining creature. Just don’t let him make any huge messes…unless he’s going to clean them up!

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Truffala Trees

Oh, the lovely Truffala Trees from “The Lorax!” Aren’t they so beautiful swaying in the breeze? We really had fun with the different colors and swirls of these famous trees.

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to over 700 video art lessons including the Dr. Seuss art lessons and all of Nana’s Preschool and Teatime art lessons!

Here are just a few of the Teatime art lessons your kid’s will have access to:

  • Apple
  • Bird Nest
  • Castle
  • Chalk Pastel Nature Journaling
  • Christmas Star
  • Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue
  • Creation
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Frosty Leaf
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Great White Shark
  • Hummingbirds
  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Northern Lights
  • Nutcracker
  • Palm Branch
  • Pond
  • Pumpkin
  • Sandcastle
  • Shield
  • Spring Tree
  • Snail
  • Snowman
  • Summer Camping
  • Sun
  • Tree
  • Watermelon
  • Plus so much more!
Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Dr. Seuss Art with Chalk Pastels

Seriously, we’ve been using Nana’s chalk pastel lessons for years and I don’t think we’ve done the same lesson twice! There is so much to choose from, and that makes it super easy to pair art with your current studies. Be it Sharks, Space, or Dr. Seuss art it’s all included in the Clubhouse Membership!

You can make your art time as whimsical and creative as you like with food, drink, and flowers. Enjoy these creative moments and embrace the chalk dust mess. After all, “You ARE all artists!”

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Suggested supplies: white construction paper plus black, red and blue chalk pastels. Baby wipes or a slightly damp paper towel for easy clean up.