I plan to use this book next year to compliment our history study of Greece and Rome. So with the single line drawings I was able to make by tracing the pictures, I have put together some copywork pages and some coloring pages. To boot, I made montessori cards and formatted this charming book into an e-book for easy usage. Now all my boys can have a copy to read from. All my creations from this project are for sale over at Currclick.
The idea for this project was first ignited when Nadene over at practical pages posted about tracing fine art paintings for her daughters. I was intrigued by her process and decided to try it with Aesop. Here is how it is done...
First I snagged a free copy of The Aesop For Children from project gutenberg. I chose the HTML version and selected all the text and pictures and pasted it into a word document. Then I grabbed a picture and printed it.
This traced picture was then scanned into the computer as a paint file.
With the JPEG images I can use them to create whatever I want. Above is a coloring page from the coloring book, and below is a copywork/coloring page with regular lines.
You will see more of these pages next year.