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Highly motivational, top-notch penmanship practice pages on interesting topics that have kids clamoring for more. NO PREP, immediately downloadable. Fun Art & Nature Units in a magazine format with informative kid-size articles, fun activities, and much more!

Highly motivational, top-notch penmanship practice pages on interesting topics that have kids clamoring for more. NO PREP, immediately downloadable. Fun Art & Nature Units in a magazine format with informative kid-size articles, fun activities, and much more!
"Nesting Birds" - Art & Nature Science Unit #2
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"Nesting Birds" - Art & Nature Science Unit #2

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Illustrated with beautiful full-color graphics, photos, and paintings by famous artists, this Art & Nature Science Unit on Nesting Birds, which was the second issue of Artistic Nature Magazine, includes the following features: Nature Articles Bird nests around the world, robin nest (cup), emperor penguin nest (feet), oriole nest (pouch), swallow nest (mud), hummingbird nest (world’s smallest), pileated woodpecker nest (tree cavity), wood duck nest, Eastern bluebird in crisis, bluebird nesting boxes, meadowlark nest (ground), gila woodpecker nest (cactus), burrowing owl nest (underground) Science Journal Page Nest types journal page to use again and again Artist Masterpieces Biography of American artist John James Audubon, with 2 of his paintings: Blue buntings Meadowlarks Activities To Do Gathering nesting materials for birds, attracting birds with water, decorated nest cupcakes, what to do when a bird is hurt, have a Mother’s Day tea Bible Parable of the Mustard Seed Art Experiences Decorating an egg or spatter-painting a natural-looking egg, how to paint a meadowlark, glue a bird on a nest and decorate with feathers and nesting materials, pictures to use for Mother’s Day cards, decorating the table for Mother’s Day. Poetry “To the First Robin” by Louisa May Alcott, “Robin’s Secret,” plus 3 original poems by Joymarie Dunlap: “God Taught the Birds” “The Meadowlark’s Song” “Waking Up to Bird Sounds” Stories Jonathan’s swallow nest story, Joymarie’s childhood – watching an egg hatch, “Kara’s Breakfast in Bed for Mama” by Joymarie and Jennaya Dunlap Our Family and Home School Bird watching, watching nesting swallows, watching a baby chick hatch, our son Justin’s meadowlark painting, Jennaya gets close to baby kingbirds, meadowlarks die off in the meadow by our house, Jennaya’s beautiful Mother’s Day tea Coloring Pages (with art instructions and teaching) Robin’s nest and apple blossoms, oriole pouch nest, barn swallow mud nest, tiny hummingbird nest, woodpecker tree-cavity nest, painted bunting nest (with high-school level coloring instructions for watercolor pencils), crossbill nest, wood duck nest, bluebird box and babies, saguaro cactus nest, vase of roses (Mother’s Day) Fun Puzzle and Activity Pages Nesting materials word search, hen house maze, nest mazes, egg picture to decorate, nesting birds crossword, dot-to-dot, “what’s different” in 2 nest pictures EXTRA! Includes a special 10-page Mother’s Day section, with colorful pictures and sentiments to use in making Mom a card, instructions for having a Mother’s Day tea, a heartwarming and humorous story, and an article on how to love Mom in practical ways all year. You can add in books, videos, other library materials or any other activity you choose to make this a unit study of your very own! So download this book and get started on your Art & Nature Science Unit on Nesting Birds today!
"Beautiful Blessings: Prayers, Poems & Verses" Manuscript Penmanship
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"Beautiful Blessings: Prayers, Poems & Verses" Manuscript Penmanship

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Young children will enjoy the beautiful illustrations and poetry in this book as well as practicing their penmanship (printing) by tracing dotted letters. We share 58 delightful poems about God’s creation and our relationship with Him as His children. These include 41 original poems by author Joymarie Dunlap on topics that include flowers, sunshine, rainbows, swinging, bubbles, the seashore, snow, birds, singing, family, kindness, and sharing. We have also included 17 poems by other authors on the subject of prayer and thankfulness. Two of those poems are by well known authors Louisa May Alcott and Fanny Crosby, written at age 8. This book also includes 15 Bible verses, and 44 delightful, wholesome, old-fashioned paintings of children and their natural surroundings by famous artists, along with illustrations of things kids love, such as birds, butterflies, animals, fruit, flowers, and toys. This book strengthens children’s spiritual values in a gentle, natural, enjoyable way. And while the trace manuscript penmanship in this book is designed for kids in kindergarten to 3rd grade (pre-cursive), kids as young as 3 and 4 years old will enjoy the poetry and pictures, as will some nature-loving kids ages 9, 10, and 11 as well. (Whether or not you use the penmanship in this book, your children will really enjoy the pictures and poetry.) 69 usable pages. The professional handwriting font set used in our penmanship books is used by public schools across the U.S. This book is reproducible for all students living in the same home as the book’s purchaser.
Artistic Valentine Cards
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Artistic Valentine Cards

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On Valentine’s Day, emphasize Christian love and unity in your family while making beautiful cards together. This beautiful craft book gives you ideas, instructions, and techniques for creating beautiful Valentine cards (with an emphasis on Christian love in the family, not on romance). The examples in full color are actual cards made by the Dunlap children at ages 5 to 15. However, this book can be used by kids younger than 5 (with stickers) and by older teens and adults (using the techniques shown, in finer detail). In this book we also give you heart, flower, and butterfly pictures in color to glue on your cards, Bible verses on love from 1 John that can be printed, cut out and glued onto your cards, plus, as a bonus, how to make cookie Valentines, how to arrange a dozen roses, and how to encourage your kids to keep on going in creative ways. Did you know that Valentine, the Christian martyr we celebrate, died because he upheld traditional marriage at a time when the king had outlawed marriage and was encouraging immorality? Read the story, so relevant to our current times, in this book. Inspire your kids today to be creative and practice giving by making some of these cards for others. This book is reproducible for all students living in the same home as the book’s owner.
"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Unit for Little Kids
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"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Unit for Little Kids

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Do you love our Art & Nature Science Units, but have children too young to use them? We are now producing a new series with our Art & Nature Science Units (which are back issues of our colorful magazine for kids that is no longer in production) adapted for smaller children (grades 1-3). Now if you plan to use our Ocean Fish nature unit for a multilevel unit study in your homeschool, you can order our regular version for grades 4-8 and our “Little Kids” version for grades 1-3. That means you can do art (3 or more months worth) with grades 1-8 together, and science with grades 1-6 together. If you just give our nature units to your kids for enjoyment (with or without homeschooling), you can give your 1st through 3rd graders their own version of the Ocean Fish nature unit that they can understand and enjoy in addition to giving our regular Ocean Fish nature unit to your children in grades 4-8. (Our nature units are enjoyable to 1st through 8th graders and suitable in art for 4th grade through beyond 8th grade level.) Because recreating our nature units for younger children takes a lot of work, this is the only Art & Nature Science Unit for which we have produced a “Little Kids” version so far.
"Animal Homes" Art & Nature Science Unit
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"Animal Homes" Art & Nature Science Unit

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The theme for this unit study is Animal Homes. This Artistic Nature-Science Unit Study, with 70 pages published in PDF format, covers the unique homes of over 30 different creatures, including beavers, prairie dogs, badgers, chipmunks, crabs, flying squirrels, muskrats, tree frogs, birds, and more: Follow moles and rabbits underground and see inside their burrows. Find out why bats sleep upside down. Discover a prairie dog town. Find out how squirrels build their nests. Find out about frogs that live out their entire life cycle 200 feet up in the jungle tree tops. That’s the science side of this Artistic Nature-Science Unit Study. But half (about every second page) of this unit study is also about art: Learn valuable art principles while coloring beautiful, high-quality pictures of sea shells coral puffins flying squirrels gliding across the night sky beaver dams a nature kaleidoscope. Design your own tortoise shell or seashell. Paint a silhouette of an animal at sunset. We also provide a report form so your kids can write reports on animal homes, plus word search puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dots, hidden animal tracks, and more. So get ready to be inspired! Download this book and get started on your Art & Nature-Science Unit on Animal Homes today! And don’t forget to tell your friends that it costs so little for so much fun and educational value! This was originally published as issue #6 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine, no longer produced as a magazine. The editor, Joymarie Dunlap, was the leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years. She homeschooled her 5 kids from preschool to high school graduation. After The Teaching Home stopped publishing in 2001, she founded LightHome Publications and has created over 70 books for homeschoolers.
"North American Deserts" Art & Nature Science Unit
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"North American Deserts" Art & Nature Science Unit

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Take a safe visit to the Deserts of North America with this Art & Nature-Science Unit. Explore the 4 main North American Deserts in this informative nature unit of over 80 pages, with 30 fascinating articles, 5 stories to learn from and enjoy, 8 pages of desert history and geography, 8 paintings to talk about and learn from (with instructions for your older child to recreate), and 30 different coloring pages with art instruction to help your student learn and grow as an artist. These beautiful coloring pages include desert animals, birds, and plants, along with covered wagons, a cowboy, a Navajo woman on horseback and Pueblo villages. We also give you 2 decorated Scripture pages, one from the Psalms and the other with the teaching of Jesus, and a story about Elijah in the wilderness. This nature unit includes 4 desert math assignments at different grade levels 4 articles on desert safety 5 articles that include discussions of Creation and the Biblical Flood a music listening article with a link to the Grand Canyon Suite, and other Web links to sites that you can learn from and even print out worksheets from (to add to the 80-plus pages of this nature unit, all on the topic of deserts). We also give your kids 4 additional art experiences, including drawing and painting instruction, and tips for better photography. In addition to all this, you get 4 word-search puzzles 4 pages of animal tracks to search for a hidden pictures page a desert fun page many additional word puzzles You also get 58 color photos, including photos of our homeschool experiences and a 2-page spread of photos of our family on assignment doing photography for this issue at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, California. So get ready to be inspired! Download this book and get started on your Art & Nature-Science Unit on North American Deserts today! And don’t forget to tell your friends that it costs so little for so much fun and educational value! This was originally published as issue #5 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine, now out of print. The editor, Joymarie Dunlap, was the leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years. She homeschooled her 5 kids from preschool to high school graduation. After The Teaching Home stopped publishing in 2001, she founded LightHome Publications and has created over 70 books for homeschoolers.
"Sea Mammals" Art & Nature Science Unit
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"Sea Mammals" Art & Nature Science Unit

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Come visit the fascinating world of lovable Sea Mammals in this Art & Nature-Science Unit. It contains 76 pages of delightful pictures, poems, articles, and art lessons about dolphins, porpoises, whales, and seals—from the up-to-110 foot blue whale that can hold an entire football team on its tongue, to the cute little 5 foot long ringed seal that can dive down 1,640 feet deep. We have included fun tables for your kids to compare the sizes of whales, speeds and leap heights of dolphins, and deep diving records of seals. Your kids will read about dolphin intelligence, whale watching, and our editor’s experiences petting a baby killer whale. They will learn about pinnipeds and cetaceans, including deep ocean cachalot whales, singing humpback whales and a man who composes cello music to go with their songs, delightful white beluga whales, and even a little whale with a long horn reminiscent of unicorns! They will learn about 3-ton (6,000-pound) elephant seals, trick-performing sea lions, cute little furry harp seals, and walruses feeling their way around in the dark depths of the Arctic Ocean, eating over 6,000 mollusks from the ocean bottom each day. How are they able to dive down so far and stay down so long without running out of breath? At each turn we share with your kids the understanding that these incredible feats of nature can only happen through design by an intelligent Creator, God. In this issue we have included more than 20 coloring pages, beautifully done, in most cases with our colored picture examples for your kids to learn from. They will definitely improve their art abilities as they learn about color gradations, as the light aqua water at the ocean’s surface fades gradually into darker shades of turquoise and darker and darker blues. We show them how to portray the ocean’s sunshine surface as a sea mammal looks upward from beneath the water. And they’ll learn about reflecting sunset skies in the water, too. This issue contains more than a dozen paintings of the sea (including sailboats) by famous artists for your kids to enjoy, discuss, and in some cases seek to replicate, in order to learn the simple art principles that they convey. We feature artist Winslow Homer and discuss how he creates cheerful or anxious moods depending on the colors he uses. And we share our own family drawings of dugongs, beluga whales and seals (drawn by our kids at ages 13 and 15). Best of all, we give you an exciting 2-page article about archaeological discoveries that may confirm the crossing of the Red Sea by Moses and the Children of Israel by God’s incredible miracles. So get ready to be inspired! Download and get started on your Art & Nature-Science Unit on Sea Mammals today! Originally published as issue #4 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine (no longer a magazine). The editor, Joymarie Dunlap, was a leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years.
"Life in the Arctic Circle" Art & Nature-Science Unit
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"Life in the Arctic Circle" Art & Nature-Science Unit

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Take a trip north to the frozen land of the Arctic Circle with this fascinating Art & Nature-Science Unit. It contains 100 pages full of colorful pictures and information. Discover a place you probably know very little about! In this nature unit, we explain the fascinating world of the Arctic Circle, across the globe from our last nature unit on Antarctica. This time, in addition to a different set of whales and seals, we cover moose, caribou (reindeer), muskoxen, Dall sheep, Arctic foxes, hares, wolves, ground squirrels, ermines, lemmings, lynxes, wolverines, and more. Starting with this nature unit, we have added a lot more photographs and many more links to videos, so your kids can, under your supervision, watch these animals in motion. We are very careful in our choice of videos to avoid anything that might be offensive to Christian families, such as swearing, harsh music, mating, blood and gore, or anything that would upset children or their parents, and no cartoons. We choose only videos that are pure, innocent, uplifting and inspiring, so that you and your family can look forward to enjoying the over 100 videos linked in this issue. In this issue we include videos with beautiful views of the aurora borealis (northern lights) dog sledding real reindeer pulling tourists in sleighs footage about the children of reindeer herders instructions and demonstrations of igloo-making mother and baby animals wolves howling animal rescues baby animals playing in the wild even a real moose trying to play soccer with its antlers! This issue also includes animal tracks: tracks labeled with the animal that makes each one individual tracks on different animal pages a space for your kids to draw the tracks tracks for them to label, and several coloring pages with hidden tracks to find Our coloring pages in this issue include an aurora borealis picture for your kids to color in any color they choose a polar bear family swimming a muskox family huddling together in a blizzard a dogsledding scene a family for loons with the chicks on the mother’s back a pod of white beluga whales and many others 23 coloring pages in all, enough to give you 2 months of art more than twice a week. So get ready to be inspired! Download this book and get started on your Art & Nature-Science Unit on Life in the Arctic Circle today! This was originally published as issue #11 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine, now out of print. The editor, Joymarie Dunlap, was the leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years. She homeschooled her 5 kids from preschool to high school graduation. After The Teaching Home stopped publishing in 2001, she founded LightHome Publications and has created over 70 books for homeschoolers.
"Organic Gardening" - Art & Nature Science Unit #1
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"Organic Gardening" - Art & Nature Science Unit #1

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Illustrated with beautiful full-color graphics, photos, and paintings by famous artists, this Art & Nature Science Unit on Organic Gardening, which was the premier issue of Artistic Nature Magazine, includes the following features: Nature Articles Water, soil, bees and pollination, orcharding, successful vegetable gardening, 4 basic plant needs, kitchen composting, little kids’ worm compost project, At-a-Glance Gardening, warm and cold weather crops, chill hours for fruit trees, soil pH, sunlight requirements, beneficial insects, bats and toads, weed math Our Family and Home School Gardening, orcharding, plant experimentation, and old-fashioned values Poems (with originals by Joy Marie Dunlap) Sunflower, Planting Little Trees, What Plant Part I’m Eating, Foods under the Ground, God Made Good Soils Paintings Biography of artist Vincent van Gogh, with 3 of his paintings: Blossoming fruit tree Blossoms against the sky, with instructions so children can paint the same scene themselves Gardeners and small child learning to walk in the garden Coloring Pages Planting, ladybugs, bats, toad, pea plants, skunk, bees and blossoms, plus a coloring page to go with the color cover of this unit study. Activities To Do Gardening, composting, tree planting, caring for fruit trees, introducing beneficial insects and creatures to your garden Bible Reciting Psalm 1 with hand motions, verses from Genesis and Psalms, creation vs. evolution: how can plants know how to grow? Story from History Saint Patrick, missionary to Ireland Fun Puzzles and Activity Pages Fruit word search, vegetable word search, crossword puzzle, mazes, color-by-number, “what’s different?” This Art & Nature Science Unit includes enough material for a gardening unit study. (You are always free to add in books, videos, and other materials from the library or any other activity you choose!) One of the advantages of using this book is that you can print out any page the day it is used, and when your child is through with that page, it can be put into a notebook that becomes a record of what that child has learned and done. Your children can then decorate the pages and add pages from other sources you or they choose as the unit progresses. So download this book and get started on your Art & Nature Science Unit on Organic Gardening today!
"Antarctic Wildlife" Art & Nature-Science Unit
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"Antarctic Wildlife" Art & Nature-Science Unit

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Take a trip south to the frozen land of Antarctica with this fascinating Art & Nature-Science Unit, which contains over 90 pages full of colorful pictures and information. Discover a whole continent you probably know very little about: Antarctica. Here’s what you can do with this nature unit, either for your pleasure or for your homeschool art and science program: See photos of Antarctica’s incredible scenery Learn about its history from the whaling industry to today’s scientific research stations and booming tourist business Enjoy and discuss paintings of Antarctic sunsets Learn about the world’s lowest recorded temperature, temperatures at the South Pole, and ice 15,000 feet thick Learn what continents and nations are closest to the South Pole Look at photos taken at the South Pole, including the official sign post, and scientists at play Learn about ozone depletion and how it affects the South Pole Follow links to videos for a tour of Antarctica and to experience nature there Discover the creatures that live in Antarctica, including penguins, seals, and whales Get to know about and recognize the 5 main Antarctic penguins, with photos, facts, coloring pages and videos See where different penguin species live on a habitat map of Antarctica Search for the world’s 17 different types of penguins in a fun wordsearch Find a form to fill out to help kids write their own penguin “U-reports” Match real snowflake photos - beware, they are deceptively alike, yet not identical Color some gorgeous snowflake designs - and glitter them to make snowflake ornaments Penguin mazes, bookmark, and a word puzzles activity page Learn about whales that literally sing and dance in the wild, in their watery home - and see videos of whales singing Discover the world’s largest and second largest animals - whales that feed in Antarctica Learn about Orca communication and social lives Read the story of 2 special Orca encounters by the author, with photos and video Follow our family on assignment to photograph Arctic and Antarctic wildlife at Sea World in San Diego Learn about an Antarctic porpoise and an Antarctic dolphin, and color them Discover the world of the albatross, with the largest wingspan of any bird, and color it in breathtaking scenery Find the names of 29 different Antarctic birds Discover 6 different Antarctic seals through photos, stories, and facts, then color them and solve seal mazes Antarctic mammal word search with names of Antarctic seals and whales, plus words to unscramble Use our penguin and seal cutouts for your notebook or reports - or use them as cookie cutters! So get ready to be inspired! Download this book and get started on your Art & Nature-Science Unit on Antarctic Wildlife today! Originally published as issue #10 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine, now out of print. The editor wrote for The Teaching Home *magazine for 8 years.
"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Science Unit
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"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Science Unit

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Think fish are boring? Think again! We have a feast for your children’s eyes and minds in this Art & Nature-Science Unit on Ocean Fish, with over 80 pages in PDF format. Your kids will discover: giant fish, including the 8-foot long Goliath grouper the 10-foot ocean sunfish, and the 40-foot whale shark flying fish and colorful fish, including butterflyfish angelfish clownfish and more special fish, including pipefish seahorses leafy sea dragons sharks and rays. Your kids will love our photos of the shark tunnel surround-aquarium at Sea World, which our 17- and 20-year-old homeschool grads, Jonathan and Jennaya, and Joymarie, the editor, visited to take photographs for this nature unit, which includes 37 color photos. Your kids can read about our family on assignment and then discover our tips for taking photos in our Photography Workshop column. As always this Art & Nature-Science Unit is packed with art experiences for your children. In addition to our photography workshop, we have included 5 paintings in this issue by famous artists for your kids to learn from and try, using our detailed instructions. We have included 30 beautiful coloring pages, each with instructions and either a photo or a colored example or both to help them develop new art skills as they color. Please note that in addition to all of the other enjoyable, educational features you receive, each of our nature units gives you a quarter year or more of art instruction. This issue also includes: enjoyable poetry a fish quilt patch to color easy drawing lessons that any child can do, with many very different types of fish a fish kaleidoscope picture to color creatively instructions for setting up and caring for a real aquarium famous paintings by Claude Monet, including one with a line drawing of the painting for grades 6 and up to color or paint swimming safety rules a page comparing different sizes of sharks, and instructions for drawing silhouettes of hammerhead sharks. We also include Bible verses, a devotional page, and as always, we include word searches and a variety of word puzzles, dot-to-dots, and other activity pages as well. Plus, a treasure-hunt search throughout the magazine for tiny seahorses adds to the fun. This also comes in a version for 2nd-4th graders so you can include younger children in your unit study. Don’t miss the fun and learning in this packed 88-page nature unit! Download this book and get started on your Art & Nature-Science Unit on Ocean Fish today! And don’t forget to tell your friends that it costs so little for so much fun and educational value! This was originally published as issue #8 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine (no longer a magazine). The editor, Joymarie Dunlap, was the leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years.
"America the Beautiful" - Art & Nature Science Unit #3
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"America the Beautiful" - Art & Nature Science Unit #3

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Illustrated with beautiful full-color graphics, photos, and paintings by famous artists, this Art & Nature Science Unit on America the Beautiful, which was the third issue of Artistic Nature Magazine, includes the following features: Nature-Science Articles Raccoons, moose, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, pikas, prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, bison, elk, bears, caribou American Natural Wonders Niagara Falls, Estes Park, Rocky Mountains, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Giant Sequoias, Yosemite, Hawaiian Islands US Regions Eastern, Southern, Midwest, Rockies, Desert, West Coast, Northeast, Alaska, and Hawaii Historic Places Greenfield Village, Washington DC Zoo, Smithsonian Institute, Arch of Saint Louis underground wagon train museum (Museum of Westward Expansion) History What life was like in a wagon train, Oregon Trail map, wagon train coloring page Activities to Do July Fourth parade, Uncle Sam card to make, How to make a doll-size “covered” wagon, recycling, reusing and living green, Hawaiian fruit salad to make, deer at sunset bookmark to cut and paste Art Lessons How to paint a tassel-eared squirrel silhouette with sunset background, elk painting for kids to draw and paint (with art instructions). Coloring Pages Most of our coloring pages also have art instructions to teach kids how to become better artists. Coloring pages include a seashore picture, a moose in a lake, mother deer and 2 fawns, a wagon train picture, bighorn sheep in the mountains of Colorado, a scene from the Sonoran Desert, giant trees in California, elk in Alaska, and more! Stories Kit Goes West - Grand Canyon, Joymarie’s story of her childhood travels to 20 states Artist Masterpieces Featured artist Albert Bierstadt, painter of American scenery: 14 of his majestic paintings, plus 3 paintings of American scenery by 3 other artists Poetry Four original poems by Joymarie Dunlap: “America the Beautiful” “Precious Gifts from Thee” “I’d Rather Have Contentment” “Sunshine Poem” Spiritual Focus Psalms about nature; Contentment; Being good stewards of our land (includes the teaching of Jesus) Our Family and Home School Outdoor family photo collage, our July Fourth parade and celebration, our family park photos Fun Puzzle and Activity Pages Change-a-Word puzzles, word scramble, Find the Animal Tracks, Animal word search, and more You can add in books, videos, other library materials or any other activity you choose! One of the advantages of using this book is that you can print out any page the day it is used, and when your child is through with that page, it can be put into a notebook that becomes a record of what that child has learned and done. Your children can then decorate the pages and add pages from other sources you or they choose as the unit study progresses. So download this book and get started on your Art & Nature Science Unit on America the Beautiful today!
"Australian Animals" Art & Nature-Science Unit
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"Australian Animals" Art & Nature-Science Unit

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Take a visit “down-under” to Australia with this Art & Nature-Science Unit. See photos of eucalyptus trees and try eucalyptus-and-spearmint tea. Discover Australia’s amazing animals, from spring-loaded mammals that can leap 30 feet in one bound to a 24-foot tiger shark. Learn about Australia’s mammals (with almost 50 extant (living) species in the kangaroo family alone), reptiles, and birds, including an incredible large songbird that can imitate not only other bird songs but also musical instruments, human sounds, and machinery. Discover the tiniest babies in the whole mammal world. Then color some of the 30 coloring pages, which come with specific instructions to help kids learn secrets used by professional artists, applied in ways that are simple enough for a 4th or 5th grader to pick up quickly. If you have teens, they will love the very professional high school art lessons using paints and colored pencils. If you have smaller children, we have some coloring pictures that they will enjoy, as well. Take a look at more of the fun and learning in this beautiful nature unit: Click on our links to hear a kookaburra laugh hear a lyrebird imitate the kookaburra laughing, along with many other amazing imitations check the weather and time in Australia take a virtual visit to the Australia Zoo go on a photo tour of Australia’s cities and countryside listen to the Australian national anthem and more! Discover 9 paintings of Australia and learn the art principles each painting demonstrates, just through simple discussion. Find out what Australians eat and do for recreation. Discover a unique Australian fruit. Learn about sheep shearing. Decorate an Aboriginal boomerang. Color a surfer scene and big and little creatures under the sea at the Great Barrier Reef. Pick up on unique Australian sayings. Color stained glass pictures. Visit a sheep station. Write your own Australian animal report using our simple report form. Learn how to convert American measure to metric and Fahrenheit temperatures to Centigrade — and back! Discover Aussie climates with a climate map. Color Australia’s flag while listening to its national anthem. In addition to all of these learning adventures, you can have fun with 7 big word searches, as well as word puzzles, words to unscramble, words to decode backwards, riddles, mazes, dot-to-dots, bookmarks to color, and more. Scripture verses throughout, plus a devotional on hearing God’s still, small voice. **Don’t miss the fun and learning in this packed 80-page Art & Nature-Science Unit on Australian Animals - download and use it today. ** Our penmanship book, "Australian Animals" Cursive Penmanship A-Z, makes a great addition to using this nature unit as a unit study! Originally published as issue #7 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine, now out of print.
"African Safari" Art & Nature-Science Unit
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"African Safari" Art & Nature-Science Unit

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The theme for this unit study is African Safari (Life in the African Savanna). We have a treat for your kids — a nature unit that will excite them. Everyone loves an African safari! This Art & Nature-Science Unit contains over 100 pages full of colorful pictures and information on the African savanna. (African rainforests and deserts will be covered in other nature units.) We share fascinating facts about kids’ favorite safari animals, like the elephant, giraffe, zebra, rhinoceros and lion. We also introduce animals you and your kids have probably never heard of before, such as the caracal, serval, honey badger, lechwe, sitatunga, and aardwolf. We tell your children true stories about encounters with lions in Africa and elsewhere, plus we share a lion Bible verse to memorize that gives a timely warning regarding our spiritual lives. While we have as much factual nature science content as usual, this 100+ page nature unit is packed with more word games than ever before, with over 40 pages that include a variety of word games amidst the factual articles. Some of these games help kids eagerly learn facts that they might never try to learn in any other way. Our pictures for kids to color include wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, caracals, servals, baboons, an aardwolf family, a cute bush baby (lesser galago), birds, and other animals. This issue includes 14 different African antelope (including wildebeests or gnu) and 10 fascinating African birds. There are 2 pictures with watercolor painting instructions, and several silhouette drawing lessons as well to help kids learn to identify and replicate shapes as one of the basic building blocks in their art development. This Art & Nature-Science Unit on Life in the African Savanna will keep your kids out of boredom and mischief for quite a while. So buy this unit study, download it immediately, and let the Safari begin! Our penmanship book, "African Safari" Cursive Penmanship A-Z, makes a great addition to using this nature unit as a unit study! This was originally published as issue #12 of the popular Artistic Nature Magazine, now out of print. The editor, Joymarie Dunlap, was the leading writer for The Teaching Home magazine for 10 years. She homeschooled her 5 kids from preschool to high school graduation. After The Teaching Home stopped publishing in 2001, she founded LightHome Publications and has created over 70 books for homeschoolers.
Christmas BIG 4 Bundle
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Christmas BIG 4 Bundle

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Download and enjoy all 4 of our popular Christmas products for $8 off the combined regular prices. The professional handwriting font set used in our penmanship books is used by public schools across the U.S. These books are reproducible for all students living in the same home as the purchaser.
Artful Christmas Cards to Make, Enhance and Color
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Artful Christmas Cards to Make, Enhance and Color

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Bring the whole family together this Christmas season without having to depend on commercialism. Put Christ back in Christmas in enjoyable ways. And get those creative juices flowing with simple activities that bring beautiful results. This multilevel book is a smorgasbord of artistic activities revolving around Christmas—both the Nativity story of the birth of Christ and old-fashioned Victorian Christmas celebrations—for the whole family. In addition to sharing ideas for bringing the family closer at Christmas time, we give you easy arts and crafts in 3 different segments, for grades K-12, 48 pages in all. In the first section we give you Victorian Christmas cards and Nativity Christmas cards in color to embellish with star and snowflake stickers, glitter glue, and craft jewels. (You can take or leave any step you choose in embellishing the cards. Be as frugal or creative as you choose.) These are mixed with ideas for family togetherness, plus 3 hot drink recipes for cold winter days. The second section gives you nativity stained-glass cards to color, art instruction, and the Christmas story from Scripture to go with each nativity card, plus pictures and greetings (mostly with a Christian focus) for kids to paste inside the cards they make. The third section is a mix of artistic endeavors, including ornaments in color to fold, glue and hang, gift labels to color, a wrapping paper sponge stamping craft, Christmas star stained glass designs to color at 5 different age levels, decorated notebooking pages, 3 famous angel paintings with outlines for older kids to color or paint, plus additional angels for kids of any age to color. So much to choose from! But the best part is that you can reuse this book as many times as you like within the same household, year after year. This book will be a blessing to your family! You can also purchase our Christmas music CD, Christmas Carols, Sweet and Clear (available in our store) for your children to listen to while they do the artwork on these pages, and a Christmas handwriting practice book, A Treasury of Christmas Carols to Trace and Color (in both cursive and manuscript to trace–also available in manuscript only). This book is reproducible for all students living in the same home as the book’s owner.