Biographies: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse
Hello and welcome back to ELO. In 2nd grade we learn about biographies. A biography tells about a person's life and achievements.

Today’s Activities

Read and write

Today you will listen to “When Pigasso Met Mootisse”. It is a funny story that is refers to two famous artists, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

Respond to the story by writing about these questions. What caused the problem? Was it solved? How? What do you think the characters learned?


Make a Math Masterpiece. Get some paper and crayons and play this fun game called “I Spy Numbers”.


Look at this presentation to see some real examples of artwork from Picasso and Matisse.

  • Which one do you prefer?


Use the biography graphic organizer to fill out some facts while you are watching this BrainPOP about Pablo Picasso.

Play it!

Grab a sheet of paper and a die and make some “artwork” by playing this game, Roll a Picasso!

Create it

Here’s your chance to learn about another famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh, in this art project from Ms. O’Brien at Sonora Elementary. Make your own “Starry Night” painting!

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