states

Ok, so it is the wrong time of year to think about Mardi Gras, but we have been working hard at finishing up our State Studies Unit 2 and these Mardi Gras masks are great project to go along with Louisiana. I don’t often do projects with the kids thatRead More →

As the children of bloggers, our wee ones have sometimes suffered through and other times benefited from their position. They tend to think like bloggers, and will often rate activities and projects as “blog worthy” or “definitely NOT blog worthy”. Our family has marveled at how photogenic they are. Actually,Read More →

  Here is the Overview Schedule for the State Studies Unit 2. The quizzes and journal pages will be available shortly. I plan to have them all done by the end of July. I will be posting the directions for the crafts over the next few weeks. Enjoy! Week 10:Read More →

We created these cool 3-D Peach Trees, complete with fuzzy peaches, to go along with our States Studies Unit 2 (coming soon) lessons. Materials watercolor paper water color paints Brushes or blue construction paper paper lunch bag green tissue paper orange pom-poms or wool felt balls craft glue We startedRead More →

Creative Commons Photo available here Throughout the Pennsylvania countryside, you will notice round designs painted on the sides of barns. These Barn Stars or Hex Signs became popular as paint became more affordable in the mid-1800s. The meaning of these signs is unclear, some say they were used as symbolsRead More →

This week as part of our State Studies Unit, our art project was to recreate the salt glazed pottery, commonly found in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. More on that in a moment. When I was little, my mom could be uber-organized in the big things. She was greatRead More →

  This is a relatively easy project to complete with your kids. While reading Going Lobstering, my girls made sort of a game out of finding the right buoy in the pictures. The idea that every fisherman paints his buoys will a special pattern was fascinating to them and theyRead More →

While learning about the New England states, we completed this fun mixed-media sailboat painting. It combines one of our favorite activities, wet on wet watercolor painting, with recycling easily found papers. I love how playful and whimsical the finished paintings turned out. Enjoy! Materials: 11″ x 15″ 140lb watercolor paper (27.9Read More →