Make Your Own Cylinder Seal: Ancient Sumeria Activity for Kids

make Your Own Cylinder Seal | Harrington Harmonies

Ancient Sumeria Activity for Kids The perfect Ancient Sumeria activity for kids focuses on the first forms of writing. We first discussed cuneiform. It's the obvious lesson for a little study on Sumer. But I decided not to limit the lesson to just cuneiform and discussed ancient writing in general; types of writing in the ancient world and some of the possible uses and it's development. My lesson included looking at hieroglyphs as well as looking at ancient cylinder seals and other types of Continue Reading...


You CAN Add Art to Your Homeschool + Art Basket Giveaway!

You Can Teach Art | Harrington Harmonies

I've been a bit overwhelmed lately; even as I write this post. As a homeschooler I work hard to make our homeschool fit into many aspects of our life and our ever-changing circumstances. You may have noticed my blogging has been a bit thin lately. That's because I just moved... again. Still in Kansas but life continues to change and evolve. And soon the big transition, retirement, is on the horizon. Homeschoolers are busy people. Always busy and our home schools constantly change. So adding Continue Reading...


Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Blog Tour

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Join us for...  The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas Blog Tour! Find out why these homeschool mom bloggers got together and wrote about the homeschool topics for which they feel most passionately. We want to share with you our homeschool experience! During this one time event from October 1-29 you'll have the chance to learn more about what is inside this unique collection of homeschool ideas and win the big book itself (we're giving away 10 copies). Plus you will get to know the authors and their Continue Reading...


The First Dog : Ice Age Activity

From the Book The First Dog. it's a great book for introducing prehistoric animals. | Harrington Harmonies

This year I'm teaching a "living stories" class for my homeschool co-op. Of course, I found a way to make it an art class too! The result is a homeschool art program I am currently developing:  Art Around the Ancient World in which I read a book for each civilization we cover, discuss an art form from the time period and country and then do a related project.  The kids are having a blast. And I have to say so am I. The first book we read this year was The First Dog by Jan Brett. Ice Age Continue Reading...


Prehistoric Art for Kids

Cave Paintings- Ancient Art for Kids | Harrington Harmonies

I find Ancient art so fascinating that I decided to create a whole blog series full of  lesson plans for it- Art Around the Ancient World. Plus we are studying ancient history this year so it is the perfect complement to our own homeschool.  This is the first lesson in the series. Prehistoric Art for Kids Prehistoric art tells us about the early life of the nomadic hunters and gatherers. Prehistory is everything before literacy had developed. This can fall into different timeline dates for Continue Reading...