There are many interesting Mona Lisa facts for kids, but only some of them are really TAPSYlicious. Discover them all with me!
A great way to engage kids during a family trip, is to teach them some interesting curiosities about the place they are visiting. I know it very well, because that’s one of the main activities during my Tapsy Tour of Paris! The others? Lots of super engaging games and riddles to discover the highligths of the city while having fun!
TOP 5 MONA LISA FACTS FOR KIDS
The curiosities about the famous Mona Lisa portrait are many. That’s why I have selected the most kid-friendly ones for your children! Let’s discover them together and tell me what’s your favourite one!
1. IT IS SMALLER THAN YOU THINK
If you haven’t been in the Louvre museum yet, you’d better know it in advance. No matter if you have read its dimensions dozens of times on your schoolbooks or on the internet, the Mona Lisa painting will surely look smaller than you imagined it! You have been warned!
2. IT CAN’T BE SOLD OR INSURED
Even though you have been having your eyes on it for long time, I am sorry, but the Mona Lisa can’t be sold! In fact, it’s considered priceless and, for this reason, it can’t neither be insured.
3. LEONARDO COULDN’T SEPARATE FROM IT
From Florence to Paris, wherever he moved during his life, he took the painting with him. This curious devotion to the Mona Lisa, together with the mysterious eyes of the woman, led to the belief that the Mona Lisa could hide a big secret. The most interesting hypothesis? According to some ideas, the woman could hide a pregnancy or could be the portrait of the painter’s mother.
If you want to know more curiosities about the painter, read also these 9 kid-friendly interesting facts about Leonardo Da Vinci.
4. A THIEF MADE IT FAMOUS
I bet you didn’t know that, before the Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 by the Italian Vincenzo Pietro Peruggia, it wasn’t as well-known as it’s today. In fact, it is only when the painting was returned to the Louvre that it become the worldwide famous work of art that million of people come to visit every year.
5. YOU CAN WRITE HER AN E-MAIL
As Mona Lisa is beloved from people all over the world, the Louvre has decided to create a dedicated e-mail address for the woman. Yes, Mona Lisa has her own mailbox and I bet she loves receiving e-mails from kids!
Read also some interesting facts about Paris and the Eiffel Tower. And get prepared for your family trip with these 12 kid-friendly activities to enjoy the capital of France as a family!
If you want to bring with you an interactive pocket guide of Paris to make children discover the highlights of the city through games and riddles, get them one of the super TAPSYlicious The Mole Hill travel guides and get prepared for the family adventure!