Updated: Apr 25, 2018
Over the past few weeks we have been discovering the great sights of Paris, France. We began by showing kids a fun, illustrated map of the country and city – that way they got an initial visual glimpse of what the country is known for. There are some great kids Atlas books that are always a good starting point also.
The kids really enjoyed learning fun facts about Paris. Did you know: the main bell in the Notre Dame Cathedral wights more than 3 Indian Elephants! The hot air balloon was invented in France, and that the passengers on the first flight were animals not people! We of course also spoke about the River Seine and the Arc de Triomphe.
The kids were introduced to the famous French artist Georges Seurat and how he would paint using dots of different color called "Pointillism". We looked at his painting of the Eiffel Tower and the "Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte".
We were inspired to create our own Eiffel Tower Collages. Using earbuds and primary colors we painted our Eiffel Towers in the pointillism technique, created the blue sky background with sponges and mixing blue & white paint. Lastly they used tissue paper and different colored paper to create whatever else they wanted on their collages.
Don't you love how they turned out?!