“Mommy It’s a Renoir” – Art Step 3, Level 2 Lesson Activity



Art Step 3 – Level 2


The Arts


3 – 9 Years


  Montessori Helper

Art Step 2 -Level 2 Materials

(The 4 paintings by one of the three artists must be similar to each other in subject but the styles are very different. For example,

  • 4 paintings by Mary Cassatt
  • 4 paintings by Michelangelo
  • 4 paintings by Van Gogh
  • 4 paintings by Renoir
  • 4 paintings Rembrandt
  • 4 paintings Rouault
  • 4 paintings of Leonardo da Vinci
  • 4 paintings by Cezanne
  • 4 paintings by Carl Larsson)


  • To Match the Cards


  • Visual discrimination
  • Concentration
  • Appreciation of great art


  1. Remove the cards from the level 2 step 3, folder. They are usually kept in the left pocket of the folder. They may have a yellow dot on the lower left-hand corner of the first card including a green dot, a red dot and a black dot on each set of the artist’s cards. In the first set (yellow dot) the artist’s name may be written. Discuss the artist’s name and associate his painting with his name.
  2. Lay the first set out in a vertical or horizontal row.
  3. Discuss with the child the painting commenting on the style of that particular artist – that is the special way that it was painted.
  4. The children have to look for four similar paintings by the same artist.
  5. Check the reverse side to ensure that they are in fact all by the same artist
  6. Once you have found the matching three cards, place them all beside one another.
  7. Show the child how to put the 4 sets away in the pouch with 4 pockets.
  8. Invite the child to have a turn.


The cards are not matched





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