All About Me – Full body portraits

These pictures were kindly sent to us from @múinteoir_preschool.

This is a wonderful activity to facilitate children to freely express their sense of self-identity.

“The children participating in this activity were between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. I explained to the children that we would be painting large self portraits of themselves. I got each child to lie down on a large sheet of white rolled paper and I drew around their silhouette with a pencil first followed by black marker. I gave each child a paint palette filled with lots of different coloured poster paint and a brush and they painted their self portrait whatever colour or direction they liked, inside or outside the lines”.