Part 2: Our Vacation is a School Trip – Art Classes

November 18, 2008

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(This is the second in a series demonstrating how easy it is to homeschool by using everyday moments like these during our recent vacation as teaching opportunities)

Here is a sample of all the art classes we had on vacation:

Halloween Theatre – starring Grandma as “Witch Zaugg” in her annual presentation covering such topics as “Where Do Pumpkins Come From?” and “You may wonder how I ever got a husband”.



Talk about art!  We joined our Utah family for their annual crazy marathon pumpkin carving event.  Here’s Alex’s Darth Maul. 


Check out the amazing line-up of all the pumpkins everyone carved!


And to top of the art lessons, we learned all about fondant and cake decorating from Aunt Lynette who spent a whole day making this awesome R2D2 cake for Alex’s 9th birthday party.  Amazing, isn’t it?

Who says you have to go to school to learn?  Why not find ways to learn while experiencing life?  It’s so much fun.  Don’t you think?

Do you have fun ideas for adding art to your homeschool adventure?  Please share with us in the comment section.  Thanks!!

Also in this series:

  • Part 1:  Science Classes
  • Part 3:  Gym Classes
  • Part 4:  Language Arts
  • Part 5:  Socialization

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3 Comments so far

  1. Jessica October 5, 2009 5:11 pm

    Ok–thanks though. Came out great!

  2. docmisty October 4, 2009 11:48 pm

    Sorry – my in-laws have a huge collection of pattern books and we just flipped through and found it. I don’t know the name or title of the book.


  3. Jessica October 1, 2009 10:47 am

    Where did you get the Darth Maul pumpkin carving pattern?


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