Come on a read, paint, cook journey with the Build Your Masterpiece Class and the classic novel, The Wind in the Willows, by Scottish Novelist, Kenneth Grahame. The landscapes and cultural references are deeply embedded in Edwardian England. This story, set in England in the 1800's, is about four animals, Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger, who all have emotions, traits, intentions and personalities like that of humans. This is called Anthropomorphism. It has inspired many authors since it was first published in 1908, and has a lot of wonderful lessons for us to learn.
146 page, PDF, in a Zip File
Lesson Plans with Recipes and Art - Each chapter has weekly rhythms, supply lists, additional books to read that pair with the topics for each lesson, discussion questions, art projects, and yummy British recipes to cook.
Student Workbook - coloring pages, writing prompts, nature connections, life cycles, and more linking back to each chapter's over- all theme. This workbook has been designed for children in PreK/Kindergarten to Grade 5+. Please print and use as you need. Many of the writing prompts can be adapted for older grades using a notebook.
Art Appreciation - Two ways. 1; large full page prints included with the lesson plans, and 2; Picture Study Cards with Art discussion questions that link back to each chapter they have been curated to match up with.
QR Codes - on each chapter's lesson plan page, as we have included Additional Learning Resources with read-alouds of each chapter for you to listen to while you and your kids create art projects, and write in their workbooks.
Book Lists Galore! - We have also included a list of additional children's books you may enjoy to add to your book basket while reading each chapter.
This Art & Baking Unit Study has been a 4 year passion project of mine, and is intended to be enjoyed along side our Adventures in Great Britain Series, of England, Scotland and Wales. (Scotland and Wales are in the pipeline, and on their way into our shop this summer!) It also pairs up really well with our Italy and Scandinavian Adventures too.