This adventure came from my combined passion as an artist and my passion for homeschooling my kids. As a mom, I’m always looking for ways to promote a love for learning in my kids. It’s a bonus if it’s inexpensive! I’ve found that pairing beautiful illustrations with cool animal facts helps engage them. These letters do just that, and won’t break the bank! Not to mention the excitement kids have when they get their very own letters in the mail! I love that I can use my talent in a way to keep learning fun for kids!
HOW IT HAPPENS
Each month I choose an animal to research. Next, I sketch out and paint an illustrated scene with that animal for the letters, and a small version of the animal for the collector's cards. The research information is then written into a letter form from the animal and hand-written onto the letter, with key facts typed up for the back of the collector's cards. Copies of the letter and card are printed and mailed out for your enjoyment.
In addition to the letters, I create an activity sheet for each month's animal. These are hand-drawn pieces that will vary from coloring sheets, crack the code, word search, how to draw the animal, etc. These are uploaded onto the website as subscriber-only downloads so parents can print as many copies as they need.