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Joyful Art, Nature and Music for Your Christmas Homeschool

Enjoy a simple, joyful and stress-free Christmas event for the whole family. With art, nature and music plus a nature craft for your Christmas homeschool, you can make memories and have fun together.

Enjoy this simple, joyful and stress-free holiday event with art, nature and music for your Christmas homeschool.

Though we would like to, as homeschool moms, we can’t fit in all the holiday homeschooling fun. This Christmas homeschool event, however, gives you an easy way to say yes! And all you need is just a bit of time set aside and a few inexpensive supplies.

It’s all done for you! Sit back and enjoy the fun!

A Christmas Tree for the Animals – An Event for the Whole Family!

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Enjoy this simple, joyful and stress-free holiday event with art, nature and music for your Christmas homeschool.

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    Activities included in this Joyful Art, Nature and Music for Your Christmas Homeschool Event

    • Access to attend live and to the replay of the event – relax and enjoy on your schedule
    • How to create and decorate an outdoor Christmas tree for the animals with Amy of Homeschool Nature Study
    • A Christmas craft! Make an ornament for your outdoor tree (edible for the animals) with Victoria of Homeschool Nature Study
    • A hands on art lesson with Nana of You ARE an ARTiST – with a FUN Christmas tree with the animals theme!
    • A downloadable nature study, hymn study AND composer study to accompany the live event!

    Find beautiful follow up Christmas homeschool studies (including Nana’s Christmas cookies) in Holiday Homeschooling: A Christmas Tree Study for Kids

    Christmas craft

    Here’s How to Be Ready for the Event

    For your art time with Nana, you will just need a very few suggested supplies, below:

    • a starter set of chalk pastels (Our favorites are here).
    • construction paper (Nana suggests white construction paper for this lesson)
    • baby wipes or damp paper towel for easy clean up

    Craft supplies detailed at sign up.

    Enjoy this simple, joyful and stress-free holiday event with art, nature and music for your Christmas homeschool.

    Share On Social Media!

    Be sure to share photos of your Christmas Tree With the Animals Art, Nature and Music time on social media and tag @outdoorhourchallenge and @chalkpastelart – We can’t wait to see you participating and to see your paintings!

    And please invite your friends! Share this post with them!

    Art, Nature, Hymns & More Bundle

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    You will love these resources for Christmas and winter homeschool gathered by Homeschool Nature Study Outdoor Hour Challenges and You ARE an ARTiST! All in celebration of our LIVE event – Christmas Tree 🎄 with the Animals.

    These are some of our favorite resources for Christmas FUN!

    Not only will you receive a set of chalk pastels AND the Handbook of Nature Study book, you will also get:

    • Christmas Carols Golden book (has all the favorites – including O Christmas Tree which is our hymn study for the event!)
    • Merry Christmas Designs by Dover Publications – calming coloring book
    • The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
    • A Pussycat’s Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown) such a sweet story with a story of the sights and sounds of Christmas Eve through the cat’s perspective)
    • Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost with gorgeous illustrations by Susan Jeffers
    • Stories in the Stars: A Christmas Poetry Devotional by Julie Kieras (I loved this last advent season and look forward to starting it again soon!)
    • Discover Nature in Winter by Elizabeth P. Lawlor – an excellent resource to use each year!

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    Growing a love of art at You ARE an ARTiST is a multi-generational passion! Tricia is Nana’s daughter and a mama of five children. Nana shared her first chalk pastel art lessons with her grandchildren around Tricia’s kitchen table. Homeschooling since 2000, Tricia has seen the fruits of home education with three homeschool grads so far! She shares the art and heart of homeschooling at Your Best Homeschool and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of sister sites Homeschool Nature Study and The Curriculum Choice.

    Enjoy this simple, joyful and stress-free holiday event with art, nature and music for your Christmas homeschool.
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    Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love

    Check out this festive list of Christmas books made into movies – with homeschool activities your kids will love! Now your kids can re-create their favorite book characters and movie scenes with chalk pastels!

    Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love: Check out this festive list of Christmas books made into movies, and now your kids can re-create them with chalk pastels! #Christmas #Christmasart #Christmaschalkpastels #Christmasbooktomovie #Christmashomeschool #chalkpastels #Christmashomeschoolactivities

    Are you looking for Joyful Christmas Activities For Your Homeschool? We love slowing down during the holidays and taking part in all that the Christmas season has to offer. That doesn’t mean being busy with activities.

    Although, that may work for you and your family. I like to slow down, read lots of holiday books, watch loads of Christmas movies, and drink lots of hot cocoa!

    Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love


    Christmas Homeschooling


    I want to build warm Christmas memories of coziness, love, and maybe twinkle lights for my children. This doesn’t mean that we are not still learning! On the contrary, we are learning all the time! But during Christmas homeschooling, that learning shifts to incorporate the holidays. Christmastime is when we pause some of our more traditional schoolings to favor more relaxed and festive pursuits.

    More baking and handicrafts are happening around the holidays. We learn about the holidays around the world as well as learning about Christmas music and the composers!

    Then there are the Festive Christmas Chalk Pastel Art Lessons like The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol! But we especially love art lessons that incorporate our favorite Christmas book to movie creations!

    Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love


    Christmas Book to Movie: Activities For The Grinch

    You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch!

    I have read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” every year on Christmas Eve, and we love watching the original cartoon too. It’s a tradition that started when my son was just a little fella. Now my son and daughter enjoy this read aloud along with the cartoon, AND Nana’s How to Draw The Grinch in Chalk Pastels!

    Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities for The Grinch


    A Polar Express Lesson For Your Homeschool

    Last year we enjoyed a new Christmas book to movie with the Polar Express! Afterward, we created an Artist Express chalk pastel teatime that even my husband enjoyed! This is a beautiful book and film that is now loved by the whole family!

    Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love


    Charlie Brown Christmas For A Little Christmas Learning

    Did you know you can incorporate Charlie Brown Christmas Homeschool Art and Music Activities into your Christmas homeschool? Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown and Snoopy!

    Did you know my son had a blanket just like Linus until he was around nine years old? That’s when it finally fell apart in the wash.

    Christmas Homeschooling ideas


    Christmas Book to Movie: Home Alone Lesson for Your Homeschool

    Nana has a NEW Home Alone movie art lesson! My kids love Kevin McCallister in the first two Home Alone movies, so you can imagine their excitement when we learned Nana has a Lost in New York lesson!

    Home Alone Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love

    With our Home Alone art lesson, we also incorporated Nana’s art lesson on the composer John Williams. Did you know that John Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history?

    • Jaws
    • Star Wars
    • E.T.
    • Home Alone
    • Jurrasic Park
    • Harry Potter
    • Superman
    • and many more!

    Nana has Composers video art lessons exclusive to You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Members!

    John Williams Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love

    You ARE AN Artist Clubhouse Membership

    With the You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership, you’ll have exclusive access to the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Literature Video Art Lessons as well as a full index of all of Nana’s Chalk Pastels at the Movies lessons? And let’s not forget ALL of the Christmas-themed art lessons too!

    Literature Video Art Lessons

    Chalk Pastels at the Movies Lessons

    Christmas Video Art Lessons

    • Christmas Star
    • Away in a Manger
    • Christmas Tree
    • Winter Fun
    • Christmas Ornaments
    • Gingerbread Man and Holly Leaf
    • Christmas Angel
    • What’s Under Your Christmas Tree?
    • Christmas Lights

    Plus, so much more! Find an over of all of Nana’s Christmas lessons in the Ultimate List of Christmas Art Lessons. And enjoy them all now by joining the You ARE an ARTiST Complete Clubhouse!

    Christmas Book To Movie Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love

    Christmas Book to Movie Homeschool Activities

    With Nana’s chalk pastel video art lessons, we can enjoy the simplicity and beauty of Christmas art with just a starter set of chalk pastels and a pack of construction paper. Make the table festive with lights, tinsel, and your children’s favorite beverage. Invite your children to partake in a feast for the eyes, ears, and hearts with these lovely chalk pastel art lessons for book and movie lovers alike.

    Christmas Homeschool Activities Your Kids Will Love

    Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.