Around Avonlea’s Green Gables


Create an Avonlea landscape that takes your breath away! Experience the beauty that L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables describes on Prince Edward Island, Canada.


1. While you read Anne of Green Gables, look at pictures of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Ask someone who has seen this beautiful island to tell your class about it.

2. Use your Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to list and sketch the island’s geographical features. You’ll find red soil, blossoming trees, sandy shores, and brilliant blue sky and sea all described in the book. If you need to correct a spelling, just erase!

3. Cover your art area with newspaper. On heavy white paper, use Crayola Washable Paints and Brushes to recreate your landscape. Air-dry the paint.

4. Bunch up bits of tissue paper. Glue them to your painting to represent foliage and other textured features. You could even add Green Gables! Look at images of PEI that your classmates created. How are they similar? Different?

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Crayola Washable Paints—Not for use as body/face paint.


  • Paint a landscape of your area using the same techniques.
  • Write more adventures for Anne. What would happen if she visited your class?
  • Create an imaginary land you would like to visit. Paint it.
  • Assessment: Verify that lists are accurate, and all features are portrayed in the landscape painting in suitable colors.

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crayola supplies
  • Paint Brushes
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Washable Kid's Paint
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Giant Marker and Watercolor Pad
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • paper towels
  • Hallmark tissue paper
  • container(s) of water



  • Grades 4 to 6


  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts


  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Multiple Sessions


  • Children read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

  • Children identify features of the land on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Children create a landscape painting to depict the sky, water, soil, and vegetation on Prince Edward Island.


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