The Eiffel Tower

I am currently doing an inquiry on structures with my class. One of the first activities was for the children to choose a structure from around the world, look for the shapes within it, and then draw what they saw. One of the choices was, of course, the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower, seen from the champ de Mars, Par...
Eiffel Tower, seen from the champ de Mars, Paris, France Français : La Tour Eiffel, vue du champs de Mars, Paris. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Four children chose to replicate this well-known structure – one of whom had learned that his ancestors were from France during the Inquiry “Tout sur Moi” (All About Myself).

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
Drawings of the Eiffel Tower. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

The drawings have been posted on the bulletin board outside my classroom and are being admired by many passers-by.

Have you tried drawing the Eiffel Tower?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post has been linked to French Friday during which all things French are shared.)


17 thoughts on “The Eiffel Tower

  1. Wow! Those are good captures of the historic structure. Cute drawings! I haven’t tried drawing the tower but I have visited Paris and the Eiffle Tower was a major attraction. Your post reminds me of my wonderful vacation in Paris. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  2. What a wonderful activity to do with your students (I am a teacher too!) Thanks so much for the link by the way. It is delightful to see how kids interpret what they see. Bon weekend and best wishes from Western Australia! TJ

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      1. Hi Colline, I will be posting some extraordinary pictures in my up coming posts, the hanging Glacier up close, the Continental Ice Shelf and the fantastic recently discovered Marble Caves, plus many more, I am sure you will enjoy them.

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  3. Remember first time I took my son to Paris – he looked forward to seeing it in reality – his first comment was “Wow much larger than I expected” – before that he had made drawings often… 🙂


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