Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mona Lisa Paintings

Continuing with our trip to Europe, today the Pre-K class went to Italy! I talked a little bit about the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci and his Mona Lisa. I found a coloring sheet of the Mona Lisa at Enchanted Learning.
The kids painted it with watercolors. When they were dry I framed them with construction paper. It was a little hard to do because once the paper was painted, it wasn't flat anymore. If I was patient, I would have flattened them overnight, but I was eager to put these on display. Before hanging them, however, I asked each child why Mona Lisa is smiling! I wrote down their responses and attached them to the frames.
I displayed them in the hall right outside our room.
It looks great and the parents loved the responses! And the kids got another stamp in their passports, of course!


Sarah Kortenkamp said...

Love these - creative and educational!

Betsy said...

Thanks, Sarah! I didn't know you were still following my blog. Cool!