children draw self portraits and what they like. Then write what like as per their drawing.
Grade Level or Target Age Range: Preschool to early elementary
Historical Art Examples and References: “The Mixed-Up Chameleon” By Eric Carle
Vocabulary: circle, “u”
Materials: glue, scissors, construction paper, lined paper
Anticipatory Set: Discuss why its important to be yourself
- Read “The Mixed-Up Chameleon” By Eric Carle.
- Discuss why its important to be yourself.
- Make a book with 6 lined pages and construction paper on outside.
- Cut out faces and glue to outside page. Cut out rectangle and glue under face.
- Give booklet to each child.
- Draw circles for the eyes.
- Draw “u” for the nose.
- Draw a backwards “D” for the mouth.
- Put small circles in the eyes for the eyes.
- Put upside down “u” for the eye brows.
- Put squiggly lines for the hair.
- Decorate the shirt however you would like.
- Turn page over and draw what you like.
- Go around the classroom and write what the children are drawing in response to what they like.
- Why is it important to be yourself?
- When have you wanted to be like someone else?
- Have the children share some of what they like to do?
This is a great activity that was one of their first steps from taking a drawing of theirs and putting words towards it.