Michelangelo for Kids – Lesson Plans and Printables

by on October 1st, 2010
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Michelangelo was one of the greatest and most famous artists in history. He was mainly interested in creating large marble statues, but he also was a great painter, architect as well as a poet. Michelangelo was a great leader of Italian Renaissance, during the period that had a rebirth of interest in art and learning about ancient Greece and Rome. This a much more information can be found to help teach children about this wonderful artist. I hope you find these resources helpful.

Creation of Adam – Lesson Plan | Children can learn about the art of Michelangelo, and will recreate a part of his art – Creation of Adam – found on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This free lesson plan is for: K-8 and is of the National Standards for Art Education: Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.

Lesson Plans | Here you will find lessons to help teach Art & Social Studies related to Michelangelo for grades 2nd to 6th. The objective with these lessons is to help students learn about Michelangelo and what it was like to paint the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo Biography | Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, a small Italian village near Arezzo, Tuscany. For several generations, his family had worked as bankers in Florence. His father, Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti di Simoni, also held occasional government positions. At the time of Michelangelo’s birth, his father was serving as a Florentine government agent in Caprese and his mother was in failing health. His parents decided to entrust the care of Michelangelo to the wife of a stonecutter….Find more on the link above..

Michelangelo Word Search
| Children can build their reading skills with this free printable word search worksheet for Michelangelo. You will let your students know how many words there are to find and then ask them to complete the word search by identifying and circling the keywords found in the printable biography.

Coloring online | Here is a coloring site of Michelangelo’s Dephes Sylphide is part of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican; the Sistine Chapel was painted from 1508 to 1512.


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