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The Crossmaker Ultimate Gift Set Giveaway from See the Light

Easter falls on March 27th this year and our friends at See the Light want to help you celebrate with art in your homeschool lessons. They are generously offering a giveaway of The Crossmaker Ultimate Gift Set to one of our readers!

The Crossmaker Ultimate Gift Set from See the Light art giveaway at hsbapost.com

About The Crossmaker Ultimate Gift Set

The Crossmaker ULTIMATE GIFT SET Includes:

The Crossmaker DVD (150 mins), the CD of Music from the DVD The Crossmaker, featuring 11 tracks plus 2 bonus audio stories. You not only get the complete story of “The Crossmaker”, but also the story of “Jesus Loves The Children”.

Also included in The Crossmaker ULTIMATE GIFT SET is a pocket Size – 6 inch See the Light Black Light (batteries included), eXtreme Colored Pencils, and Fluorescent Chalk.

With this set you not only enjoy drawing the pictures with the “POP” of the black light, but you’ll also enjoy the wonderful music from “The Crossmaker” CD and be able to listen to the Radio Theater Bible stories whether in your home or on the road!

150 minutes of Easter Content! Spanish Language Tracks Included!

The Easter Story – The Crossmaker (16 minutes)

Dominic, the son of a carpenter, finds himself drawn into the unforgettable trial of the man called Jesus. Share in this amazing adventure that takes Dominic from Christ’s crucifixion to a place of redemption, and a face-to-face meeting with the risen Christ. See The Light chalk artist Gloria Kohlmann draws her stunning interpretation of the Easter story.

Art Lessons –

GLORY! See The Light artist Heidi Shorts teaches the art of Creative Lettering (28 minutes)

He is Not Here! He is Risen! See the Light Master Art Teacher Pat Knepley leads budding young artists in a step-by step drawing lesson using chalk pastels. Plus, create your own black light reveal! (32 minutes)

Three Crosses on a Hill See the Light’s Jim Pence gives a water color tutorial as young artists discover The Joy of Art. (25 minutes)

Bonus Features!

– Revel in original contemporary music performed by “Breathing Room” recording artists Jan Roper and Kevin Dukes while watching Gloria Kohlmann draw her remarkable art expression of the Easter story.

– Watch and Hear the Plan of Salvation, clearly and creatively presented as you have never seen it. (7 minutes)

– Hear See The Light chalk artist Gloria Kohlmann’s commentary as you watch the Easter scene being created.

– Meet the See The Light team.

The Crossmaker Ultimate Gift Set Giveaway

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Sara (122 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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Snowman Treats to Try

 

Do you wanna build a snowman? Having a snow day in your homeschool — or just wish you were? You can add some snowy fun to your day with these yummy Snowman Treats to Try. They would be perfect for winter birthday parties or as a “just for fun” winter snack. You can even count the time making them as homeschooling while you’re measuring, cooking, and practicing life skills together.

Fun & creative yummy Snowman Treats to try making with the kids this winter! hsbapost.com

Snowman Treats to Try

  1. Gingerbread Snowman Sugar Cookies
  2. Snowman Breakfast
  3. Snowmen Oreo Pops
  4. Snowman Milk Chugs
  5. Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies
  6. Snowman Pretzels
  7. Snowman Cookie Pops
  8. Snowman Pancakes
  9. Snowman Hot Chocolate
  10. Snowman Popcorn Cups
  11. Snowman Rice
  12. Snowman Cottage Cheese
  13. Snowman Party Poppers
  14. More Snowman Pretzels
  15. Easy Snowman Cookies

Have fun!

 

 

Sara (122 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


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10 Unexpected Ways to Find Fine Arts Near You

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I’m a huge fan of fine arts and fine music. Why? I think it’s because those were not things I was exposed to growing up. I would read about the arts because I was an avid reader, but it wasn’t until college that I truly began to explore art and music.

Throughout my adult life, I’ve had opportunity to attend live performances at the opera, the symphony, a Broadway musical, classical pianists and a variety of plays and genres of productions.

I think teaching fine arts in homeschool helps to broaden a child’s view of the world. Using a good fine arts curriculum that teaches music appreciation, or visual arts study is important. That being said, there is nothing quite as marvelous as introducing your child to the arts by taking them to see, watch and hear the visual and live art performances, in person. {Tweet That}

You will find a building of excitement as your children anticipate what they will see, hear, do. Opening their eyes and mind to seeing beautiful art created by masters allows them to see possibilities. Perhaps, you will inspire them to try something new.

They may decide they want to play violin in the symphony, or compose a masterpiece. You might find they become less afraid to try to paint, draw or create, because they’ve seen first-hand, that beauty can look so very different, to different people.

But, how does a homeschooling mom expose her children to such fine arts? After all, aren’t fine arts reserved for the wealthy? Most homeschooling families are on a budget, and often that budget is tight. So, how do you fit in actual, in-person, exposure to the arts?

10 Unexpected Places to Find Fine Arts in or near Your Community

  1. Check your local college or university  Because universities and colleges host art events you may be able to expose your child to some amazing art or performances for very low costs.
    • Your local college may often host a touring art exhibit.
    • A College Theater Department, or Music Department will host, plays, musicals, recitals, symphonies, jazz performances and so much more.
  2. Attend Your Local Festival or County Fair – You might be quite surprised by the variety of events hosted by your local community festival. Often the organizers will team up with the local library, college, or high school to offer a play, musical or other performance.
  3. Check with your library – to see if they are in the know about any educational opportunities for viewing an exhibit or attending a performance.
  4. Art Museum  many communities have an art museum. Sign up for their email list, or catalog mailing to watch for an unexpected art exposition.
  5. High School Plays – You might be surprised at how far the high school play has come since the days of a play on the stage in the school gym. I sure was when I attended a performance of Beauty and the Beast at one of our local high schools. I couldn’t believe how professional it looked, complete with moving backgrounds and rolling scenery.
  6. Botanical Gardens – You never know what you’ll find peaking through the greenery at your local botanical garden. Sometimes they team up with a nearby museum to bring the arts into the gardens. Again, it’s a good idea to sign up for their catalog or enewsletter.
  7. Hospitals – I know right!?! This is a very unexpected option. But many hospitals support their research, or building projects with a variety of fund raisers. Some of those can include art exhibits, or musical performances. For a small donation, you and your children may be able to attend a fabulous display of great works.
  8. History Museums – Because our history museums are a part of a national collective of museums they often host national tours, this can include touring history artifacts, archaeological tours, and yes, even art displays.
  9. Community Theaters – Maybe it’s all you have available. A few times a year the local citizens offer performances of classical plays and you just aren’t sure if it’s worth it. My experience says, yes. While it may not be Broadway, opening your child’s mind to a performance may only encourage them to want to see more, do more. So go ahead and give it a try, who knows, before you know it, maybe one of your own kids will be on the stage.
  10. A City Tour – Architecture is an art. Have you explored the downtown areas of your community, nearby city or state capitol?

You really can find fine arts near you, no matter what region of the country you live in. It might take a bit of a drive and some planning, but exposing your children to beautiful, unique art and dynamic musical or theatrical performances helps to open their mind to creative possibilities.

Be sure to visit me at Great Peace Academy for more resources for finding fine arts in your community.

 

 

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Renée (26 Posts)

Renée Brown is author at her personal blog, Great Peace Academy. She is a homeschooling mom to her one amazing son, Jonathan and has been the wife of her Beloved Michael for 21 years. On her blog you will find discussions about her work as a homeschooling mom, her family and her faith.


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