Hero image

LightHome Publications

Average Rating5.00
(based on 1 reviews)

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!
"Exotic Animals" Cursive Penmanship A-Z
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"Exotic Animals" Cursive Penmanship A-Z

(0)
This fascinating book has paragraphs about 26 very unusual, little-known mammals, A to Z, to copy in cursive, with all 26 animals pictured. Also includes pictures to color of more than half of the animals in their natural surroundings. No more boring penmanship! Have you ever heard of an addax? What about a capybara, fennec, ibex, kinkajou, or numbat? How about an okapi, pangolin, quokka, or saiga? Or what about an uakari or a zorille? If you haven’t heard of these strange and unusual animals, you will really enjoy our Animals You Never Heard Of penmanship series, which starts with this book. Kids will love getting to know these unusual animals. Each page includes text in cursive, copywork lines, plus word puzzles added as a bonus for when the copywork is done. We also give you 2 colorfully decorated extra copywork pages in 2 line sizes, plus a word search that includes all 26 unusual mammals. Your kids will also be inspired by the fact that some of the illustrations are by family artists educated at home. This book was inspired by the extensive research of our homeschooled middle son, Judah. This book is the first in a series of 12 books of unusual animals, A to Z, which will include little-known mammals, birds, sea creatures, and reptiles and amphibians. 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.
"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Unit for Little Kids
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Unit for Little Kids

(0)
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
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"Animal Homes" Art & Nature Science Unit

(0)
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.
"Sea Mammals" Art & Nature Science Unit
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"Sea Mammals" Art & Nature Science Unit

(0)
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.
"Nesting Birds" - Art & Nature Science Unit #2
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"Nesting Birds" - Art & Nature Science Unit #2

(0)
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!
"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Science Unit
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"Ocean Fish" Art & Nature Science Unit

(0)
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.
"Australian Animals" Art & Nature-Science Unit
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"Australian Animals" Art & Nature-Science Unit

(0)
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
lighthomepublicationslighthomepublications

"African Safari" Art & Nature-Science Unit

(0)
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.