Category Archives: Art

Decorate a Notebook

You could get very fancy and make the notebook itself. I used a small composition book (they were four for a dollar or something), and for this one, I cut apart a small picture book that had mostly already been destroyed by a stream of toddlers who colored in it, tore a page or two, […]

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Art Study

From my archives- I wrote this over 15 years ago. Closer to 20 years ago, in fact. We approach art from two different paths, art history and art appreciation. When we do art history (something I did with older students, not grade schoolers), we look for artists representative of that time in history (as well […]

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Jack Frost, a poem and printable colouring page

I have always found the notion of Jack Frost enchanting. I don’t know why. I just do. Poems of Home: II. For Children The Frost Hannah Flagg Gould (1789–1865) THE FROST looked forth, one still, clear night, And he said, “Now I shall be out of sight; So through the valley and over the height […]

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Play Figures to Make for Christmas: Boy, goats, wolf

You can print these on cardstock, color them, and cut them out, fold them, tape them to toilet paper tubes (cut down to about an inch tall) or blocks to use for 3D figures.  Make them as gifts. Have your kids make them as gifts for other children.  Stories you can tell: Boy Who Cried […]

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Exercising Creativity Muscles

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