Offering Children’s Art Back to Them

Extending Art with Kids - An Everyday Story

Kids can be prolific little artists, can’t they? Sarah (4 years) can easily paint a dozen paintings in a single session. Her paintings soon pile up and I started thinking… what do we do with all this art? Is each piece finished after just one session? And how connected is she to her art? I was […]

Exploring Familiar Art Materials in Different Ways

Oh I really didn’t intend on being away for so long. I came down with bronchitis and it just flattened me. I don’t think I have ever felt so run down for so long. My body was definitely telling me that I needed to slow right down and take the time I needed to get […]

Simple Provocation: Watercolours & Drawing Materials

Kids Art Activities with Watercolours - An Everyday Story

Today’s Simple Provocation is pretty simple 🙂 I saw recently an art teacher who had offered her students oil pastels, watercolours and fine-tip permanent markers; the effect was really nice. The oil pastels added some lovely texture and the watercolour wash seemed to really tie the piece together. I thought we’d give it a go. […]

Exploring Colour and Texture with Watercolours

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways to encourage Jack (6yrs) and Sarah (4yrs) to explore watercolours a little differently. Watercolours – both palette style and liquid watercolours – are definitely the kids’ go-to art activity. I really like watercolours too because they are vibrant, can be blended nicely, take almost no time to set up […]

This Week… | A Photo Journal of our Child-led Homeschool

Literacy Activities with Loose Parts - An Everyday Story

This week in our child-led homeschool… How has your week been? We spent a lot of this week at home because Sarah was a little under the weather. She’s all better now though 🙂 Here’s an update on the homeschool studio. Last weekend we put up the roof frame and this week we got a […]

This Week: A Photo Journal of our Child-led Homeschool

Pattern Activities with Kinetic Sand - An Everyday Story

This week in our child-led homeschool… So how has your week been? Any little ones head off to school for the first time this week? Who’s back to the classroom soon? Anyone starting homeschooling for the first time this year? This week we didn’t spend much time at home. Between therapy appointments, catching up with […]