My Self Portrait


  • Crayons or any markers
  • Paper plates or paper
  • Image of your child or a mirror


  • Step 1: Talk to your child about their face .e.g. colour of eyes, hair, skin etc, using a picture or mirror for your child to observe looking at their face.

  • Step 2: Ask your child to start drawing what they see. Allowing your child to explore and express their own ideas on paper.

  • Step 3: Look, Listen and Respond to your child’s ideas and opinions with encouragement and praise for what they are drawing and thinking.
  • Step 4: Allow time for your child to spend the time they want on their portrait.

  • Step 5: Lastly look at the finished portrait together and ask your child to talk about  their drawing and praise your little artist again!