Homeschool Journey: Nevada, Frida Kahlo, and a Sweet Story About Families

We are winding up our month of Hispanic artists and it has been a really fun unit! We started Frida Kahlo last week and will continue with a few more art projects and books about her this week, before adding in Jose Posada, just in time for the Dia de Muertos.

We read a book about Frida from the Little People, Big Dreams series which I absolutely love. I introduced who Frida Kahlo was and Wyatt and I put together a little Frida doll kit from Michael’s Craft Store. It was a super simple sewing project, with a big plastic needle and holes to thread through, and then the rest was all felt stickers. I did the sewing to help Wyatt out and he added the rest!

Our state for the week was Nevada! It always surprises me which interesting facts Wyatt chooses as his favorites. For Nevada he thought it was really cool that it became a state on Halloween (in 1864) and he also really liked learning about the blue tailed skink. That part wasn’t too surprising.

For our supplemental language arts we read The More You Give and we discussed how love can be shown by different acts that can’t be held in your hands, like pancakes in the morning, growing strawberries together, all these little things that are really actually really big things. I had hoped to make a felted acorn with him to accompany our reading but we just ran out of time!

I am super excited about this week ~ rather than study a new state this week for social studies, we will be instead learning more about Dia de los Murertos. We have talked about it here and there, visited ofrendas, but we will be digging a little further this week. And all the art we are going to do! (hopefully lol!)

What We Used:

This section contains Amazon Affiliate links. In addition to the curriculum I am creating for him, we also use curriculum from The Good and the Beautiful, The Waldock Way, and Blossom and Root for phonics, reading, science, and social studies.

La Catrina Emotions (to introduce a little Spanish) || Nevada || S is for Silver || The More You Give || Frida Kahlo

Frida Doll Kit at Michael’s ($1.49 right now!)

12 thoughts on “Homeschool Journey: Nevada, Frida Kahlo, and a Sweet Story About Families

  1. Those Little People, Big Dreams books are great, aren’t they. I transcribed an interview with the founder of them and found it very interesting. Lovely themes you’re looking at and I love the mix of craft and reading.

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