Calling all homeschool artists, scribblers, painters, colorists, daubers, and illuminators: the week of 7–11 February (Monday–Friday) is Color Our Collections Week! This is one of the easiest homeschool art opportunities you can participate in all year. It’s free, it’s suitable for all ages, and you can make it last for months.
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 scan historic black-and-white images from their collections of rare books and assemble them into small coloring booklets that you and your students can illuminate as you see fit.
The new coloring booklets for 2022 will begin appearing on Monday, February 7th, on the Color Our Collections website. As of this writing, the booklets for 2021 are also still online and you can download them as well:
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 been making in your homeschool this Orion Term? 😊
❡ Explore more: You can use this annual event for much more than just coloring. Each booklet comes from a specific library or museum. Look up their websites, pay them an online visit, locate them in your world atlas, and more. Expand your students’ appreciation for the whole world of learning. 🏛
❡ 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. 📚