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Enjoy French and Francophone art for kids at home

Enjoy French and Francophone art for kids at home

As parents will have to find new ways to keep their children busy this summer, find here recommendations of videos and activities to make kids love art, through the discovery of French artists. Children may not be always interested in museums, but short videos in French about painters and sculptors can be a good way of learning about fine arts while listening to French. We also recommend you a website where you can find nice coloring pages of French paintings!

We will present you 2 French artists, a sculptor and a painter, that children can discover in a playful way. The following short videos are a perfect way of learning French! 

Looking for more activities around French language for your children this summer? Don't miss the enrollments to our 1-week summer camps! We offer summer camps, both to Francophone and non-Francophone children and teens, to allow them practicing French while playing games.

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Auguste Rodin

Who was Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)?

He was a French sculptor, considered as a leader in Modern sculpture. His work “Le Penseur” (1880) is famous around the world. 

Videos

On the educational platform Lumni, find two short videos in French for kids.  

The first video is called “C’est qui Rodin ?”. This is a 2-minute biography of this French sculptor, aimed at Francophone children in primary school. It is good for children who are learning French, because it is really easy to understand, thanks to drawings, and the French is spoken slowly. 

The second one is a 2-minute video called “Le Penseur de Rodin”. It is part of the series “Petit pas vers l’art”, aimed at Francophone children between 9 and 12 who want to learn about art. 

Coloring picture

After discovering the famous sculpture “Le Penseur”, children can color it! Find a picture of the sculpture to color in by clicking here, and print it! 

Eugène Delacroix

Who was Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)?

He was a 19th century French painter, considered as a Romantic movement leader. In 1830, during the second French Revolution, he painted “La Liberté Guidant le Peuple”, a symbol of democracy and struggle for freedom. 

Video

Children can learn about the painting “La Liberté Guidant le Peuple” thanks to the “1 minute au musée” series (“1 minute at the museum”), on the same educational platform “Lumni”. It is aimed at Francophone children in primary school. Click here to watch the video and learn some French vocabulary. 

Coloring pages

After discovering the famous painting thanks to the above video, children can color it. Find  three blank color pages of Eugène Delacroix paintings by clicking here, and print them!

Other French painters


Here is a list of the other French painters you can find on both websites. Children can learn about these artists through various videos (on “Lumni”), or color some of their artworks (on “Supercoloring”): Claude Monet, René Magritte, Paul Gauguin, Jean Dubuffet, Camille Pissaro (French-danish), Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Toulouse Lautrec. 

We hope that your kids, whether art lovers or French learners, will enjoy these resources. 

Send us photos of their coloring page masterpieces! We will post them on our social media.