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Activities & Fun Projects

Check out these fun and easy activity ideas 
tied to Jeanne's books.
Use in the home or classroom or library.

Dressing Up the Stars

Dressing Up the Stars
Dressing Up the Stars Activity Kit

Dressing Up the Stars Activity Kit

Download a *FREE* Dressing Up the Stars activity kit, complete with Dress Up Animals, Design a Candy Costume, and Write Your Oscar Acceptance Speech.
 

Dressing Up the Stars - I'd Like to Thank Activity

I'd Like to Thank Activity

 Imagine you won an Oscar, just like Edith Head. Write an acceptance speech!


 

Dressing Up the Stars - Dressing Up the Animals Activity

Dressing Up the Animals Activity

Be a costume designer, like Edith Head! Add hats and accessories to animal party guests.



 

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Costume Activity

A special costume illustration activity tied to Dressing Up the Stars book. Use drawing materials and fabric swatches.


 

Dressing Up the Stars - Candy Costume Activity

Candy Costume Activity

Be a costume designer, like Edith Head, and create costumes for candy or your favorite sweet treat!



 

JWH Pinterest Board Images - Dressing Up the Stars

Jeanne's Pinterest Board for Dressing Up the Stars

Features resources, art activities, and classroom connections inspired by the art and life of Edith Head
 

Ablaze with Color
Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas 
Ablaze with Color - Guide for Educators, Librarians and Parents

Guide for Educators, Librarians & Parents

Download a Guide to ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of a Painter Alma Thomas, including Discussion Questions, Design Your Own Cover, Imagination Station, Warm Colors/Cool Colors Activity, Create a Timeline of Your Life Portrait and Tips for Reading This Book with Young Children.
 

Ablaze with Color - Colorful Paper Puzzle

Colorful Paper Puzzle

Download a *FREE* paper puzzle
featuring an illustration from
ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of Painter Alma Thomas.

 

Ablaze with Color - Jeanne Walker Harvey's Pinterest Board Image

Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Ablaze with Color

Features resources, art activities, and classroom connections inspired by the art and life of Alma Thomas

 

Ablaze with Color - Alma Thomas Inspired Activity Kit

Alma Thomas Inspired Activity Kit

Download a *FREE* activity kit,
complete with detailed instructions
to create a paper color collage, design an Alma Thomas inspired artwork, and do a paper puzzle.
All feature illustrations from
ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of Alma Thomas.


 

Ablaze with Color - School Library Journal Teaching Ideas_Activities

School Library Journal Teaching Ideas/Activities

Ideas for classroom projects tied to ABLAZE WITH COLOR -
A Story of Alma Thomas
.
Choose one. Choose more.
It’s up to you!

Ablaze with Color - Create Your Own Color Collage

Create Your Own Color Collage

Download a *FREE* paper collage kit, complete with detailed instructions. Create the collage with colorful patterns from
illustrations featured in
ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of Painter Alma Thomas


 

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Smithsonian/ Hirshhorn Museum Art Project Inspired by Nature

Guided art activity using found objects as stamps tied to ABLAZE WITH COLOR - A Story of Painter Alma Thomas.

My Hands Sing the Blues
My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey
Romare Bearden - Three Men

Video of Reading of My Hands Sing the Blues and Create a Collage Art Project Inspired by Romare Bearden

by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art + San Francisco Public Library
 

My Hands Sing the Blues - Jeanne Walker Harvey's Pinterest Board Image

Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for My Hands Sing the Blues

Features resources, art activities, and classroom connections
inspired by the art and life of Romare Bearden



 

Romare Bearden - Tomorrow I May Be Far Away

Collage Project by National Gallery of Art

Guided questions for looking at Romare Bearden's collage painting "Tomorrow I May Be Far Away" (referenced in My Hands Sing the Blues) and instructions for making a Bearden Inspired collage project


 

Romare Vearden - Jazz Village

Tell a Story Collage Art Project

by Bentonville Public Library – inspired by My Hands Sing the Blues book and Romare Bearden's artwork




 

MAYA LIN – Artist-Architect of Light and Lines
MAYA LIN
Maya Lin - Design Your Own Memorial Activity

Design Your Own Memorial Activity

Be inspired by MAYA LIN - Artist-Architect of Light and Lines and other DC monuments and design your own monument to remember a person or event. Smithsonian National Museum of American History lesson plan.

Maya Lin Artist Architect of Light and Lines - Jeanne Walker Harvey's Pinterest Board Image

Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Maya Lin - Artist Architect of Light and Lines

Features resources and classroom connections about Maya Lin and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial

Boats on the Bay

Boats on the Bay
Boats on the Bay - Boats Mobile Craft Activity

Make Your  Own Paper Boat Mobile

Download a *FREE* paper boat mobile kit, complete with detailed instructions. Create the mobile with illustrations of many of the boats featured in Boats on the Bay 

 

Boats on the Bay - Jeanne Walker Harvey's Pinterest Board Image

Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Boats on the Bay

Features boat-related art projects and other related books and
resources




 

Honey Girl The Hawaiian Monk Seal

Honey Girl
Honey Girl the Hawaiian Monk Seal - For Creative Minds Activity

For Creative Minds

Downloadable set of activities tied to Hawaiian monk sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts 

 

Honey Girl The Hawaiian Monk Seal - Jeanne Walker Harvey's Pinterest Board Image

Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Honey Girl the Hawaiian Monk Seal

includes pins about Hawaiian Monk Seals and the organizations that rescued her
 

Honey Girl the Hawaiian Monk Seal - For Creative Minds (Spanish)

For Creative Minds (in Spanish)

Downloadable set of activities tied to Hawaiian monk sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts
 

Honey Girl The Hawaiian Monk Seal - Teaching Activity Guide

Teaching Activity Guide

A 26 page, downloadable teaching activity guide, including pre-reading questions, art scavenger hunt, vocabulary games, math compare and contrast


 

Astro the Steller Sea Lion

Astro the Steller Sea Lion
Astro the Steller Sea Lion - For Creative Minds

For Creative Minds

Downloadable set of activities tied to Steller sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts

 

Astro the Steller Sea Lion - For Creative Minds (Spanish)

For Creative Minds (in Spanish)

Downloadable set of activities tied to Steller sea lion life cycle, conservation, map activity, chronology puzzle, comparisons, and fun facts
 

Astro the Steller Sea Lion - Jeanne Walker Harvey's Pinterest Board Image

Jeanne’s Pinterest Board for Astro the Steller Sea Lion

Includes pins about Steller Sea Lions and the organizations that rescued him
 

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