I’ve been using “What your kindergartener Needs to Know” as our homeschool foundation and for lesson plan inspiration.
It’s truly a wonderful book. It includes Visual Arts, but I wanted to expound upon what it offered. So, last week the kids and I took a walk to our library. Actually I walked, Tav was pushed in the stroller and Ari drove his Power Wheels ATV. People really get a kick out of seeing his “ride” parked by the library door!
Not all trips to the library are fruitful but this one was! While digging through the shelves I came across “The Art Book for Children”
My goal with Visual Arts, & Music is simply, exposure. I love the way “The Art Book for Children” makes is so simple for me to provide that exposure.
This week Ari and I discovered Giuseppe Arcimboldo. This artists’ work paired perfectly with our lesson on the seasons.
We studied the paintings, and saw that they were faces made of foods, flowers, leaves and sticks! We talk about each painting representing a season and then I had Ari guess which painting was which season. We then watched a YouTube video about Arcimboldo, and then Ari set out to create his own piece of art using wood chips, sticks and leaves!
I think Ari did a wonderful job!
The best part? Ari and I learned together. Am I smarter than a kindergartner? 😂
Homeschool can be as simple or as hard as you make it, and I like it simple especially for my sons young age!
Thanks for reading!