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Fantastic Fall Art Lessons For Kids

Grab a slice of apple pie, some warm socks, bury your homeschooler in a pile of leaves or enjoy these fantastic fall art lessons together! Have we got a fall bucket list for you!

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fantastic Fall Art Lessons For Kids

Fall speaks to each of us in different ways. When we lived in Florida we were only aware it was “fall” because Pumpkin Spice arrived at Starbucks. However in Colorado, the air just feels and smells crisp, the trees change colors, and we start baking an indecent amount of banana bread. If you live in an area that experiences the four seasons or none at all incorporate these Fall Art Lessons.

Homeschool pro tip: laminate special creations and give as Christmas gifts to grandparents.

Seasonal Tree Study For Fall

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Brontë

What better way to enjoy a fall tree than A Year Round Seasonal Tree Study For Your Homeschool or the Fall Hygge Homeschool Art Lessons. Turn these beautiful chalk art trees into a nature study – with all the ideas in The Ultimate Guide to Fall Nature Study in Your Own Backyard.

Fall Art: One-On-One Time With Kids

Looking for something on the smaller side? Try a pinecone or acorn art tutorial. Let your student decide with help from our Fall Art One on One Time with Kids or Mommy and Me Time with Art.

Photo by Erin Vincent

S’Mores Me ! Art Lesson

Are you ready for Roasting Marshmallows and all the dessert joy? I was a Girl Scout for ten years. So I’m definitely the resident S’Mores maker in our home. Every marshmallow turns out perfectly golden brown. But my boys still loved letting them catch on fire.

Campfire roasting marshmallows smores fall art

I’ve only made S’Mores with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars. Until we moved to Colorado and one camping angel offered the mind blowing suggestion of switching out chocolate bars for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Oh. My. S’More. Campfire Game Changer!! Switch up your chocolate bar of choice, I’ve heard Kit Kats are the perfect shape, but we’ve yet to try them.
October is National Fire Safety Month. It’s a great time to go over fire safety in your home.

Incorporate these Fantastic Fall Art Lessons and your entire family will enjoy the change of seasons in your homeschool day.

Apple Art With Chalk Pastels

Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26th. We honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow all across most of this country. Or you just have another reason to bake and eat apple pie. I’ll take it!! Check out Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons and serve up a plate of Nana’s Apple Pie with it! (Includes How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World art lesson and ideas!)

Incorporate these Fantastic Fall Art Lessons and your entire family will enjoy the change of seasons in your homeschool day.
Apples to Oregon makes a fun A Hands-On Oregon Trail Unit Study perfect for fall geography and history studies!

Animals in Fall Study For Your Homeschool

We always loved cutting out construction paper fall leaves, taping them to windows, and adding little gratitude comments all season. I wish I would have added some adorable fall animals among the leaves. If you’re observing the birds, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks busy in your yard maybe decorate a Fall Wall in your homeschool room with chalk animals!

We loved Nana’s Deer in the Fall Clubhouse. We decided to make our own cartoonish deer with big sweet “puppy dog” eyes.

Homeschool Pro Tip: during these more enjoyable fall days try your chalk tutorials outside on your sidewalks and driveways. DO NOT use chalk pastels on concrete. Stick to cheap sidewalk chalk!

More Fall Homeschool Art Fun

You will also have fun with these fall art lessons:

Incorporate these Fantastic Fall Art Lessons and your entire family will enjoy the change of seasons in your homeschool day.

Members Fall Bucket List

Don’t forget! Members can create a Fall Fun Bucket List! Personally, I’m hoping to drink as much apple cider and enjoy those S’Mores. Check and check. Happy Fall Y’all !

Incorporate these Fantastic Fall Art Lessons and your entire family will enjoy the change of seasons in your homeschool day.
Stef Layton

Stef started homeschooling her boys in 2008. She quickly adopted a hands-on learning homeschool style and graduated her oldest tactile learner in 2021. Stef started the Hands-On Learning column in Homeschooling Today magazine. The Laytons currently reside in the foothills of Colorado where Stef also teaches yoga. The family loves to hike trails, stand-up paddle board, and chase sunsets. Stef shares travel and homeschool tips on IG at @LaytonAdventures.

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Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool

It’s time to paint some apples, don’t you agree? Nana has several homeschool lessons featuring apples for you to enjoy. We are pointing to Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for homeschool so you can easily add them to your fun, fall studies and read aloud times!

It's time to paint some apples, don't you agree? Nana has several homeschool lessons you can enjoy. We are pointing to Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for homeschool so you can easily add them to your studies and read aloud times!

Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool

With the crispness of the fall air and the rustle of fallen leaves, it is a great time to explore fall art in your homeschool. Using chalk pastels you can create both beautiful artwork and lasting memories. Here are some fun ideas from Erin for fall art and one on one time with your kids. You can find even more homeschool ideas for creating fall unit studies in Courtney’s Make Homeschool Lessons More Fun When You Add Art and Art Lessons for The Eclectic Homeschool Family.

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with Nana! Come and paint ALL the Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse!
You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse Members enjoy Nana’s Map of Johnny Appleseed’s travels AND a Johnny Appleseed Day lesson too!

Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse Members

All of these apple chalk pastel art lessons are featured in the You ARE an ARTiST Clubhouse along with a month’s worth of fall art!

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Homeschool Art Lesson

Do you love to read the favorite book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World in your homeschool? We read it every year! One year we asked Nana to teach us an art lesson to match How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. You can enjoy it too!

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Perfect to go with How to Make Nana’s Apple Pie and See the World step-by-step lesson with Nana’s apple pie recipe.

Free download! Enjoy Nana's Apple Pie Recipe with your Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for Homeschool

Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe for Your Apple Homeschool Studies

You can make Nana’s apple pie recipe! It is perfect for an afternoon tea time or any time. Download a printable version (with Nana’s beautiful illustrations) for free! Click Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe.

More Fall Homeschool Art Lessons

It's time to paint some apples! Nana has several you can enjoy. So we are pointing to Apple Chalk Pastel Art Lessons for your homeschool!

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 Hodgepodge and is author of the book, Help! I’m Homeschooling! She and her husband, Steve, are also owners of The Curriculum Choice.