Harbor and Sprout

Visual Arts Elementary Unit Study


Welcome to the Harbor + Sprout Visual Arts Unit Study, the August 2021 release of our elementary level homeschool unit study curriculum. This unit study features 4 weeks of lesson plans and materials covering all 9 of our core subjects plus a playful supplemental section of thematic activities. This unit study is meant for use by children ages 3-12. 

This unit is delivered via a secure link as a digital download.


Daily, weekly, and monthly planning pages
Supply List
Book list including stories, poems, and field guides with recommended ages, subject correspondence, and brief summaries for each title
Lesson plans for 4 levels of learning
Family read aloud with discussion guide and recipe
Character kit- new monthly character illustrated by Stephanie Groves


Week 1: Basics of Photography
Week 2: The Human Eye
Week 3: How Do We See?
Week 4: Braille

Nature Study

Week 1: Maria Sibylla Merian
Week 2: Insect Lifecycles
Week 3: Metamorphosis
Week 4: Insects


Week 1: Art- The Beginnings
Week 2: Leonardo da Vinci + Michelangelo
Week 3: Printmaking
Week 4: Photojournalism


Week 1: Landforms
Week 2: Topographic Maps
Week 3: Egypt & Egyptian Cartouche
Week 4: My Place in the World

Language Arts

Week 1: Literary Style- Comic Strips
Week 2: Literary Element- Sensory Details
Week 3: Alliteration
Week 4: Storytelling with Story Stones


Week 1: Brainstorm and Prewrite
Week 2: Research and Outline
Week 3: Write your First Draft
Week 4: Revise, Edit, and Proofread


Week 1: Bonjour, Claude! Claude Debussy
Week 2: Painting with Sound
Week 3: Music Masterpieces
Week 4: A Rainbow of Song


Week 1: Art Elements
Week 2: Technique
Week 3: Printmaking
Week 4: Composition


Week 1: 2D and 3D Shapes
Week 2: Rainbow Math Houses
Week 3: Color Spots
Week 4: Mathematical Art Grid


Nature Activities

Art Dough Mats
Coloring 123s
Find the Colors
Coloring ABCs
Giant Coloring Poster

Wellness & Quiet Time

Bilingual 2D Shapes
Bilingual Crayins
Sun Print Art
Monarch Migration + Nature Art

Writing & Language Arts

Revision Practice Sentences
Coloring Pages
Book Review and Report
Grammar Highlight: Adjectives
Writing Process
Note Taking Pages

Each lesson comes with a lesson plan split into 4 distinct levels of learning to help you use the materials for your child's individual needs. This allows for family-style learning for ages 3-12 and years worth of connection and education!

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