For our final AIS (Art in the Schools)
kindergarten lesson of the year, we studied the work of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
I showed the kids a portfolio of his work and talked about how he was a
true renaissance man best known for his art, scientific inventions, and engineering.
One of the most talented people to have ever lived.
1. A portrait (self or a friend),
2. An animal study (a drawing looking at plastic animals I brought in),
and 3. Draw your own invention.
Afterwards, we went back to the carpet and shared our inventions with one another.
I LOVE the ideas the kindergarteners came up with!!
Here's a list of some of their inventions:
A Pancake Maker
A Bug Feeder
A Stinging Box that Zaps Bad Guys
A Dog Feeder ("so you don't have to remember to feed your dog")
A People Lifter (to reach stuff)
A Planter Waterer
A Clock that Traps Bad Guys
A Snake Feeder
A President Dress Maker and a Coin Maker
A Time Machine
An Elephant Bomb Sucker Upper
FYI: Leonardo da Vinci conceptualized:
a helicopter, an armored tank, concentrated solar power, a double hull,
and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics....
you know, in his spare time.