Monday, August 7, 2017

Review - Celebrating Art

The following is a homeschool review of "Celebrating Art," published by Christian Liberty Press:

Book:  Softcover, 103 pages

Grade Level: Kindergarten

I have used this book with my children when they were very young.  The book was originally published in 1994. 

Inside you will find:

1. Table of Contents, listing all 36 lessons.

2.  Introduction.  This is inspiring and also shares some helpful information.

3.  There are 22 patterns at the end of the book which are used along with many of the lessons.

4.  There are 5 very short stories in the midst of all the lessons.  Personally, I do not like three of them.  I would just skip over them.  The two I do like are: "The Little Engine that Could," and "The Hare and the Tortoise," (which includes an adorable drawing that is inspiring and charming).

Some of my favorites:

1. Drawing Faces.  (Page 20)
These are very cartoonish and would be fun.  The faces include "happy," "goofy," "angry," and more. 

2. Lunch Bag Puppets. (Page 35)

3.  Tic - Tac - Toe Felt Game. (Page 42)

4. Drawing Bunnies.  (Page 53)

5. Paper Birdhouse. (Page56)

Each lesson includes a purpose, list of materials, instructions, final thoughts, and a star rating for level of intensity.

This book provides enough fun lessons for craft time, perhaps on a once a week basis.  A parent's help is necessary. 

You can find this book at the Christian Liberty Press site:

Celebrating Art

  This post is the fifth in a series of reviews I am doing using Christian Liberty Press curriculum.  I hope to do 2 reviews each month as I work with my grandson for Kindergarten. To start with the first post, please see the introduction:

"24 Years of Homeschooling with Christian Liberty Press"

* Disclosure - I received this item for review purposes.*