A creative resource pack featuring 5 classroom ideas, to help pupils explore the themes of art and family in the story. All ideas are fully resourced and feature art activities, reading comprehension and inference and PSHE links. For more on Luna Loves Art, check out our blog.

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At the gallery, Luna is transfixed by the famous art, but her classmate Finn doesn’t seem to want to be there at all. Finn’s family doesn’t look like the one in Henry Moore’s ‘Family Group’ sculpture, but then neither does Luna’s. Maybe all Finn needs is a friend. Join Luna and Finn at the Art Gallery and step inside famous works of art by Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and more! Can you spot all the art?

 

In this follow-up to Luna Loves Library Day, we meet Luna’s mum, and learn that not all families are the same. Spot famous art from around the world: from paintings to concept pieces, from Henri Rousseau to Jackson Pollock.

Five Impressionist paintings come to life when Katie jumps through the frame and into the picture! It’s Grandma’s birthday – wouldn’t it be lovely if Katie could give her some flowers like those in the painting by Mr Monet …or Mr Renoir …or Mr Degas! Learn all about three Impressionist painters with Katie as she explores five fabulous masterpieces: The Luncheon and The Field With Poppies by Claude Monet, A Girl With a Watering Can and Her First Evening Out by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Blue Dancers by Edgar.

Ama has a new baby brother! And when she asks Grandma Sisi what gift she can give him, Grandma tells her to simply give him the gift of love. But where can Ama find this precious gift? Ama sets off to find out, but in the end, the gift of love comes to her instead.

 

A gloriously atmospheric tale about the joy of new life and the power of love.

Long ago, when the world was new, Lindiwe gazed down from the heavens, proud of the earth and the creatures she’d created.

She and her daughter Thandi swooped down to check their work, only to discover something was wrong. Everything was wilting and dusty and the animals looked sad; the earth needed rain. When the rains finally came, Lindiwe quickly sculpted clay pots to collect the valuable water.

 

Grateful they would be thirsty no longer, the animals fashioned a necklace as colourful as themselves in all their variety, and adorned with this beautiful gift, Lindiwe and Thandi returned to the heavens.

The illustrations glow with the heat and vibrancy of the African plains in this truly elemental creation story with a very human scale.