Master Class

The Little Elf Artist, a magazine staple in the 1920s, used the “big portfolio under his arm” to teach kids to draw. With its focus on geometric shapes and quirky rhymes, this art lesson adds up to a lot of fun!







For the Bookworm

This holiday reproducible from 1923 is perfect for making sweet vintage bookmarks to tuck between pages or give away as gifts. Have kids write their own notes or use one of these old-fashioned ones as inspiration.






Picture This Sentence

Matching words with pictures is a skill as important for kids today as it was in 1947. Have them practice handwriting, reading, and matching images to print—and for a challenge, suggest they add their own sentences!





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