This is one of the easiest educational art opportunities you can find, for kids of all ages. It’s free, and you can make it last for months.
Calling all homeschool artists, scribblers, painters, colorists, daubers, and illuminators: this coming week (1–5 February) is Color Our Collections Week!
Color Our Collections Week is a fun, educational, international project that was started by the Library of the New York Academy of Medicine, and it now involves more than a hundred major libraries and museums around the world. These institutions have scanned historic black-and-white images from their collections of rare books and have assembled these images into coloring booklets that you and your students can illuminate as you see fit.
The new coloring pages for 2021 will begin appearing on February 1st on the Color Our Collections website. As of this writing, the booklets for 2020 are also still online and you can download them as well:
❡ Update · 3 February: The 2021 booklets have begun to appear online, and they feature everything from classical art to tropical flowers to American motorcycles and more! Additional booklets will be added all through the week by the participating libraries, so be sure to keep checking! 🎨
These wonderful free printables include everything from science to Shakespeare, architecture to medieval art, natural history to engineering, and much more. There are enough pages available for you to download a year’s worth of coloring opportunities for your young artists. And they are not only fun, they are full of educational value as well. Don’t miss this opportunity for creativity and learning.
What artistic discoveries have you made in your homeschool this Orion Term? 😊
❡ When in doubt, go to the library: This is one of our regular posts on Homeschool Books & Libraries and Homeschool Arts & Music. Add your name to our weekly mailing list and get great homeschool teaching ideas delivered right to your mailbox all through the year. 📚