One of my absolute favorite day trips from Paris is Giverny, where you can visit the house and gardens of Claude Monet.
It is so fun wandering around the beautiful house and gardens, learning about Monet’s life and work and taking in all the beauty of the location! ♥
The gardens are absolutely stunning!
The famous water lilies :
The glistening water & gorgeous weeping willow trees :
And, of course, the famous Japanese bridges (one of several) :
One of Monet’s paintings from Giverny :
(A huge thank you to Art Smarts 4 Kids for this awesome image!)
This wonderful place is so inspiring. I love teaching children to create different types of art.
Children with varying skills levels can learn about impressionist art and Claude Monet’s life and work.
For those who are young and just starting to paint, there are easier, finger-painting art projects. For those who are older and have a higher skill level, you can read about Monet’s life and the Impressionist movement in addition to related art projects.
These are 3 of my favorite Monet-inspired art projects for kids :
1. Flower print & scrape painting with flowers from Playful Learning.
2. Mini Monet ponds on paper blates by It Is Art Day.
3. Three ingredient paint with Monet from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
I also LOVE these two books to include in a study about Monet and Impressionism :
I hope you love these ideas and that if you come to Paris you will take a day trip to Giverny! ♥
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