My daughter dear is still in bird-freak mode, so you can imagine her excitement when the game Wild Cards: Backyard Birds arrived from Birdcage Press. She’d been waiting impatiently for them to arrive, pestering me on a daily basis… “Are they here yet?!?”
It was a relief to finally be able to say, yes, yes they are… until she opened the package, squealed, and promptly scurried off with them!
I reminded her that she *did* need to share them, . . . → Read More: Birdcage Press: Backyard Birds Game (review)
Want to get the entire family involved in an art project? Even better, want it to be educational, but actually DO-able for everyone? Then oh, boy, do I have a recommendation for you!
We recently had the absolute pleasure of painting (and making a mess) along with master artist Pat Knepley in Dreams of Joseph, an art project DVD from See The Light. Dreams of Joseph highlights the work of Russian artist Marc Chagall, discussing the styles of . . . → Read More: Review: See The Light
Art can be a difficult thing for homeschool parents, if, like me, they feel like they have no artistic talents whatsoever. I doodle. That’s it. Teach drawing? I wouldn’t know where to start, other than supply paper, pencils, and a plethora of “how-to-draw” books – which, for years, has been our approach to art. Supply materials and let them create at will.
For the most part, that’s an approach that everyone is content with – except that I know that there is the potential for so much more. One of the easiest ways to add more structured learning . . . → Read More: Art Lessons The Easy Way
The kids love window decor – so much so, that we still had a few of those vinyl Easter clings on the sliding glass door til Halloween, when of course, the Halloween clings went up… and then Christmas… and come January, we needed something new. January is rather barren of cute window clings.
Chey and I were browsing the kid-art supplies in the local discount store when we discovered Crayola’s Window Markers and Window Crayons. In an effort to change things up, some of the “Crystal Effect” Window Markers came home with us. We love the . . . → Read More: Scribbling on the windows
Art: I have this love/hate relationship with art. Love the idea of creating art – hate that I’m terrible at it. And a couple of my kids are much, much better at it then I.
Definitely not something I have any teaching ability in whatsoever. Definitely a skill I want to encourage in the kids.
What to do? Hope and pray that the right curriculum finds us – one that, out of necessity, requires no more actual skill from me then providing the books and supplies.
Lo and behold, I think one found . . . → Read More: Artistic Pursuits