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Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of April, repeating indefinitely
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is considered by many people to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. During his lifetime, he was famous for his artwork and skill as an engineer: since his death, he has become equally celebrated for his scientific knowledge and his inventions, many of which were hundreds of years ahead of their time.
Teaching Ideas and Resources
- Look at da Vinci’s inventions and invent one of your own!
- Read our Leonardo da Vinci topic guide and explore the ideas, links and videos.
- Choose one of his paintings and try to recreate it. Make a gallery of your artwork and invite people to view it!
- Write a biography of da Vinci’s life. You could also try to make a video documentary.
- Read Katie and the Mona Lisa, and then write a new story about Katie stepping into another of da Vinci’s paintings.
- Download our Leonardo da Vinci Teaching Pack and use the resources with your children.