Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure
This is our Fun FREE Kick-off Event called Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure!
Join Alisha and Olivia Gratehouse of Masterpiece Society, Gena Mayo of Music in Our Homeschool, and Dachelle McVey of Literary Adventures for Kids May 22-24 for an hour each day for a LIVE fun kick-off event.
We’ll get immersed in Middle Earth as we prepare for a summer of learning with the hobbits, dwarves, and elves of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings!
We’ll be streaming Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure live to several locations at once, so pick your favorite place to join in the adventure.
Here are a few places to watch from:
Just pick your favorite, head there at the appointed time, and refresh the page and scroll until you find the live video!
What’s the schedule?
May 22: 11:00am – noon CT
11:00-11:20 Concerning Hobbits with Alisha and Olivia
11:20-11:40 The Hobbit/Shire Theme with Gena
11:40-12:00 Teatime with Hobbits with Dachelle
Here’s the Day 1 replay:
May 23: 11:00am – noon CT
11:00-11:20 CT Party of Dwarves with Alisha and Olivia
11:20-11:40 CT The Dwarf/Misty Mountains Theme with Gena
11:40-12:00 CT Poetry with Dwarves with Dachelle
Here’s the Day 2 replay:
May 24: 11:00am – noon CT
11:00-11:20 CT A Council of Elves with Alisha and Olivia
11:20-11:40 CT The Lorien/Galadriel Theme with Gena
11:40-12:00 CT Elven Verse with Dachelle
Here’s the Day 3 replay:
Who is it for?
Mainly for upper elementary through high school, but the whole family will enjoy Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure.
What will we do during the hour each day?
- Dress in the costume of the theme of the day!
- Choose our hobbit/dwarf/elven names
- Introduce the art pieces, cosplay crafts, food, and quest from ARTventure into Middle Earth Summer Art Camp
- Listen to music and talk about themes
- Have a poetry teatime and talk about the poetry and verse of Middle Earth
What’s the cost?
How to sign up?
No sign-up is necessary, Just head to the Facebook or YouTube page of your choice at the right time, refresh the page, and find the live video!
What supplies are needed?
Click here for the Spring into an Epic Summer Adventure Spotify Playlist.
How to Extend the Learning?
See below for 3 fun courses/camps/experiences!
Wear a gray towel attached with a claw clip and tape or pin a Leaf of Lorien to it.
Download a Leaf of Lorien here:
Use a ball cap and cover it with duct tape, decorated with designs made with a Sharpie.
Girls may simply comb hair back and straight and wear a necklace across the forehead! For clothes, wear something pretty.
1. Music of Hobbits, Elves, & Dwarves online mini-course
Music Lessons of Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves is the newest online course from Gena Mayo of Music in Our Homeschool.
Fun music appreciation lessons related to the music of Tolkien’s books and movies!
Who wants to learn about some music of hobbits, elves, and dwarves? Join in the fun with the Music Lessons of Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves online mini-course, which is great for all ages!
Use coupon code ADVENTURE23
to get the course for only $10 (reg. price $17)
now through 5/24/23!
We will learn about the composer of the music for the film series The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings–Howard Shore–and how he used a technique called leitmotif to enhance the movie-watcher’s enjoyment!
Learn all about leitmotifs, listen to them, and learn to distinguish the differences between them.
This mini-course can be completed in a couple of weeks or spread it out even longer if you’d like.
Here’s a free preview lesson to try out:
Also, read Introduction, How to Use, and FAQ here.
2. Summer Literature Camp with The Hobbit
The Summer Literature Camp with The Hobbit is from Literary Adventures for Kids.
How can you survive the summer without going stir-crazy? The easy answer is to add some fun! Dachelle created Literary Adventures for Kids with the sole purpose of inspiring kids to read by creating a fun and engaging atmosphere around literature.
And, what better place to start than during those summer months when boredom sets in and kids need something to capture their attention?
This summer, keep your kids entertained and engaged with our Literary Adventures for Kids program, designed to inspire a love for reading and literature. With captivating rabbit trails, engrossing literature, and exciting hands-on projects, we’ll make sure your kids never get bored.
Join us on an epic tale of adventure, danger, and friendship as we journey through J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved classic, The Hobbit – the perfect summer read for kids of all ages!
3. ARTventure into Middle Earth
ARTventure into Middle Earth Summer Art Camp is from Alisha and Olivia Gratehouse of Masterpiece Society.
Mark your calendars for May 22nd – 24th and prepare to explore the realms of Middle Earth with their latest Tolkien-inspired ARTventure!
ARTventure into Middle Earth, this year’s summer art camp, is ON SALE NOW! Don’t miss the Special
Early Bird price of $37! (Regular price of $127 begins soon!)
Are your kids and teens ready for an epic summer ARTventure? Let their imagination soar as they explore the realms of Middle Earth with our latest Tolkien-inspired ARTventure!
Our annual summer art camp offers the perfect combination of inspiration and creativity with art lessons, crafts, cosplay, themed-snacks, and more! Not only will your kids and teens have epic amounts of fun, this unforgettable experience will make memories that will last a lifetime!
The Ultimate At-Home Art Experience For Kids…All Planned & Ready To Go! Create fun family memories with this “done-for-you” summer art camp guaranteed to engage your kids’ hearts and minds!
Come along for an ARTventure as they bring the world of Tolkien to life.
They’ve created AMAZING BONUSES that will make this a summer to remember…
- Middle Earth tea-themed snack menus & recipes
- Dress-up/Cosplay Ideas
- Middle Earth-themed quest
- Bonus Activities & Suggestions
- Rainy Day & Summer Camp Fun online course
- I Love Horses: Summer Camp Series
- Pros and Cons of Homeschooling in the Summer
- Summer Media Guideline for a Smooth Summer (with free download)
- Free or Cheap Things to do With Kids in the Summer
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