Thanksgiving Thankful Countdown Jar

 Posted by on October 25, 2011  3 Responses »
Oct 252011
 

We enjoyed this last year so much that it is officially an annual habit. You simply ready a mason jar (or even a plastic sandwich bag) then print out the downloadable pdf. Next, have a child cut all out the thankful ideas, rolling each into a little scroll. Place all 26 in your jar and draw out one a day.

Be thankful all of November!

Click over to Sugar Doodle for the free download.

Dec 282010
 

“Ok, I have to tell you, I am NOT an art teacher… not even close.  The most my kids ever do with art is maybe a hands on history lesson with coloring pages and some minor drawing.  I have now ventured into teaching them art WITH NANA! We completed lesson one in pastels this morning, and it was fabulous!  She is inspiring a love of art in a family that knows nothing of it!  Thank you so much for sharing your precious mother with us all.” ~ Lori Lange, homeschool mom of 5 @ Abnormal Herd

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Back in February, on an unexpected snow day here in the south, Nana taught my children their first pastel lesson.

Many of my friends know of our art habit. My mother, Nana, is a Master Artist. A couple of times a month, she teaches my five children an art lesson. Usually these lessons compliment our nature studies. Other times Nana guides us in a surprise, like her Mug of Hot Chocolate.

Maybe you don’t have a Nana to come and teach your children art lessons? Well, we are sharing Nana with you. For almost a year now, we have been posting her lessons in photo tutorial form.

This time, on the Monday after Christmas, we followed a Sketch Tuesday theme for our art time. Winter fun!

You and your children can make a winter fun scene with a snowman too. All you need to do is follow the simple photo tutorial below. Continue reading »