This week I’m participating with some fab kid bloggers for a week filled of ideas with LEGO. Kristina from Toddler Approved is hosting it here, pop over and you can find out more about our fun LEGO week!
One of my absolute favorite things in school was art, especially fine art. I’ve been waiting for a while, with wheels-a-turning, ready to introduce fine art to my kiddos.
We kind of touched on French artist, Georges Seurat and pointillism, here with our Candy Chromatography. But this is our very first “real” fine art lesson. We chose Piet Mondrian to start with, and created LEGO art inspired by his artwork.
First, we talked a little about Piet Mondrian.
Here are some quick Piet Mondrian facts, some teachable moments, some extension activities, and how to discuss him with your kids.
- He was a Dutch painter… pull out a map and show your kids The Netherlands on the map.
- He started as a landscape painter, but he quickly found his composition style in modern abstracts, featuring black lines and blocks of primary colors… using a book or the internet, show your kids examples of Mondrian’s modern art abstracts.
- His modern paintings primarily consist of primary colors along with black & white… discuss the primary & secondary colors, in an offshoot lesson, here & here.
- His artwork is considered abstract (art that is not realistic, with unusual lines, colors, and shapes make the subject look unrealistic).… look through art books and have your child point out abstract art to you, go to an art museum and see if you can distinguish the abstract art with your kids.
- His modern paintings primarily consisted of straight and angular lines and geometric shapes… enhance the learning with a lesson on shapes – with a shape book, shape flash cards, or shapes around you.
I first assembled the Piet Mondrian LEGO art, took pictures of each one, cleaned them up in Photoshop, and then turned them into a printable. These large printable cards work best laminated, for play.
supplies you’ll need to create Piet Mondrian LEGO art:
- Mama Miss Designs Piet Mondrian large printable cards
- 4 sheets of white paper
- color printer
- LEGO Duplo Basic Bricks (you’ll need: 12 red square (4 dot) LEGO Duplo Bricks, 11 white square (4 dot) LEGO Duplo Bricks, 8 blue square (4 dot) LEGO Duplo Bricks, & 10 yellow square (4 dot) LEGO Duplo Bricks)
how to create Piet Mondrian LEGO art:
- print out the large printable cards in color
- laminate the large printable cards
- using the suggested LEGO Duplo Basic Bricks have your child match the patterns
There you have it! Fun printable Piet Mondrian LEGO art cards that introduce fine art.
Some LEGO things I’ve been pinning (including the ones from this week) – are all here:
And a collection of fine art books for kids that I put together & personally love:
And some more amazingness from LEGO WEEK so far:
- Learning Symmetry with LEGOs and Butterflies – Fun at Home with Kids
- Pretend Play Toy Store with LEGO Bricks – Toddler Approved
- Counting Syllables with LEGO Bricks – This Reading Mama
- LEGO Garden Preschool Math – The Educators’ Spin On It
- Children’s Books with a LEGO Theme – JDaniel4’s Mom
- Math with Legos: An Activity for Improving Word Problem Skills – Frugal Fun for Boys
- 4 Fine Motor Activites using LEGO Bricks – Fun at Home with Kids
- LEGO Game: Race to Twenty – Playdough to Plato
- Build a LEGO Race Track for Hot Wheels Cars – Frugal Fun for Boys
- Sensory Play with LEGO Bricks – Toddler Approved
- DIY Removable Non-Permanent LEGO Walls – Lalymom
- Math Games for Kids- LEGO Count and Move – JDaniel4’s Mom
- LEGO Build and Knock Down – Toddler Approved
- LEGO Game: Build This! – Playdough to Plato
- Simple Summer Fun | Ice Bowling with LEGO – Lemon Lime Adventures
- Five Ways to Play with LEGO bricks and Water – Fun at Home with Kids
- 5 DIY LEGO Birthday Card Tutorials – Lalymom
- LEGO Alphabet Matching Game – This Reading Mama
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