Pre-K & Kindergarten Art & Resources: Giuseppe Arcimboldo


I’ve been using “What your kindergartener Needs to Know” as our homeschool foundation and for lesson plan inspiration.

All in one Homeschool curriculumIt’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.

Art lesson on the seasons for kids

Spring and Summer

Art Lesson for kids

Fall and Old Man Winter


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!

Kindergarten Art Guiseppe Aricimboldo

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!

Raivon Lee,
Vain Mommy

Video: Art with Mati and Dada
The Art Book for Children
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know



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    April K.
    September 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I should really use my what your kindergartener needs to know book more. His art came out great!

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