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Michelangelo Resources

Michelangelo Resources




Today, March 6th, is Michelangelo’s Birthday! I’ve put together a list of resources to study this amazing artist.

Hopefully my power will stay on long enough for me to finish this! It’s flickering today! It was out twice on Monday, once for 3 hours and once for 7 hours. Then it was out again on Tuesday for a couple of hours. I am writing this on Wednesday and praying that the power stays on ALL DAY TODAY!!!

We just had our 3rd ice storm of this winter and it’s by far the worst. We lost a ginormous tree in our backyard. We were so very fortunate that it just scraped the house instead of falling on it.

ANYWAY, on to the resources!


As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$



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Art Study Pack – New Bee Homeschooler

Coloring Page – Ideas 4 Kids

Coloring Pages – Super Coloring

Flashcards – Proprofs

Lapbook and Unit Study for Michelangelo’s Surprise – Homeschool Share

Notebooking Page – Homeschool Helper Online

Notebooking Pages, Mini Books and More – Practical Pages

Picture Cards – Pinay Homeschooler

Worksheets – Garden of Praise (scroll down)




Teachers Pay Teachers – Some FREE!!!!!!


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Activities and Crafts –

Activity – eHow

Activity – My Small Potatoes

Info – Euroclub Schools

Info – Info Please

Info – Michelangelo

Info and Questions – Art History Mom

Info, Quizzes and Puzzles – Garden of Praise

Lesson Plan – Crayola

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Lesson Plan – Lesson Tutor

Lesson Plan and Activity – Making Art Fun

Lesson Plan and Activity 2 – Making Art Fun

Video – Adventures from the Book of Virtues – Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel – YouTube

Video – BBC Biography – YouTube

Word Search – Making Art Fun

Works of Art – WGA

Worksheet – Making Art Fun




Getting to Know the Artist – Michelangelo – Video – $2.99









Native American Unit Study (with free notebooking pages)

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The next in line that I’m planning for is Native Americans. We *might* diverge from our path and study this around Thanksgiving. Maybe….

Our study will focus on BEFORE the discovery of America and just after. Later on when we study the westward expansion, we will study more about Native Americans.

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As always, I try to add things for a variety of ages.

All the books should be easily found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap.

All the printables I list are free unless marked with $$$ (and then they should be CHEAP).

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The pictures are clickable links to Amazon.

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Charles Rivers Editors – Native Americans – a BIG list

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Homeschool Share – Connections – Lapbooks, Units, etc.

DLTK-Kids – Printables and Crafts 

Activity Village – Printables and Crafts

Dynamic 2 Moms – Lapbook and Lapbook

Craft Jr. – Printable Mask

Susan Kae – Printable Native American Homes

Squidoo – Lapbook

Cynce’s Place – Squanto Lapbook

Scholastic – Printables, Lessons, Crafts

Apples 4 the Teacher – Printables, Lessons, Ideas, etc. Homeschooling – Worksheets

Teacher Vision

 First Palette – Printable Crafts

Life’s Little Adventures – Notebooking and more – Printable Crafts

School Express – Activity Sheets

Plimoth – Coloring Pages and Activities

Noah’s Ark Homeschool Academy – Printables and Unit Study – Worksheets

$$$ – Currclick

Native Americans Unit Study Part 1  and   Part 2

Native Americans Unit Study


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Mr Donn – lessons

Crayola – lessons, crafts, ideas

Squidoo – 4 Part Hands on Lesson 

Squidoo – Unit

Squidoo – Unit Study

A to Z Teachers Stuff – Lessons, Crafts

Artists Helping Children – Crafts

Enchanted Learning – Crafts

Teacher’s First – Crafts

Loving 2 Learn – videos 

A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling

No Time for Flash Cards – crafts

Adventures in Mommydom – crafts and activities

Busy Bee Kids Crafts

Deep Space Sparkle – Art Lesson Plans

Mr. Nussbaum – interactive map

Native Languages – Info for Kids

Ducksters – Info

Kids Konnect – Info

Social Studies for Kids

Brain Pop

The Crafty Classroom

Discovery Education – lesson plans








Back to School Sewing Round Up




It’s about that time!!! Even though we homeschool, we still need to get ready for that time of year. For some school starts NEXT WEEK!! CRAZY!!! Thankfully, as a homeschooler, we can decide when our school year is as long as we have 180 days! And I don’t plan on starting for at least a few more weeks, probably not until after Labor Day!!!

Anyway, I have had school stuff on the mind lately and I want to make a lot of stuff for the kids this year.



Back to School and Back to You – 25 Sewing Tutorials – 


Here is a round up of ides for all ages – Shop Martingale



Here is a list of free tutorials and patterns for back to school from About. Com Sewing


Back to School patterns  – Sew Thankful


Another BTS round up – In Stitches


BTS Sewing Tutorials – The Crafty Mummy


More BTS Sewing Round Ups – A Sewing Journal


As far as my own tutorials go, I have:

The D Bag (draw string backpack)

Book Covers

Plus I have TONS of clothing tutorials!  Just click the tutorials tab at the top of the page! 😀






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