Christmas Graphics

Posted in Art, Hobbies and Crafts, Public Domain on November 16, 2011

Just in time for all your Christmas and holiday projects- may I present a collection of simple graphics: This public domain collection is perfect for cutting, tracing, and using in your crafts and cards this year.  The images can easily be turned to black and white and used for stencils or templates. Include them in Read More »

The Child’s First Picture Book

Posted in Art, Kindergarten, Preschool, Public Domain, Reading on October 24, 2011

There are picture books, and then there are superb picture books.  This little volume has gorgeous illustrations and accompanying text that allows parents to discuss with their children what they see. The pictures would be perfect clip-art for projects on paper or online.  The bold colors and simple lines make this picture book great for Read More »

When Mother Lets Us Act

Posted in Art, Hobbies and Crafts, Humanities, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on October 9, 2011

Children that love to play pretend will enjoy dressing up and acting out the plays in this theatrical book that combines gentle acting instruction with examples of different plays. Everything from shadow puppets to morality plays is covered, including acting out poems and songs. An excerpt from the book: You see, “playing acting” is only Read More »

First Book of Drawing

Posted in Art, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 14, 2011

This simple book approaches drawing techniques through providing simple illustrations in which the students are to study and copy.  Starting with simple lines, each illustration grows in difficulty and technique. This book would be great for printing out the black and white illustrations and coloring them to use in projects.  There are several pages of Read More »

How to Draw Birds

Posted in Art, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 14, 2011

This amazing drawing book, first published in 1940, appears to be in the public domain. A concise course on drawing birds, this book is an excellent resource for artists and nature buffs alike.  The first part of the book introduces the reader to the various bird parts and their forms.  Wings, beaks, heads, etc. Then Read More »