- Use a mirror. Put the mirror in front of your child and allow your child to draw a self portrait that focuses on their face.
- Don't just use markers or pencils - use other forms of art. Supply your child with clay/playdough or paint and see what they can make.
- How about a self portrait cut out of magazines? They find the body parts that best match theirs and create a beautiful collage portrait.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Draw a Person
The goal of this activity was to see how many body parts my daughter could add to a drawing. By age 4, childern should be able to add 5 parts to a body - but I wanted to turn it into a little game. So we took turns drawing the person. She started by drawing a leg. So I drew the other leg. When I first drew it, I drew one line like she did, but then I thought she can learn by how I draw (upside down I might add, so no laughing), so I drew a little more "advanced". She drew the head, I drew an eye. She drew the other eye, I drew a mouth. And this went on and on until we finished. My daughter actually finished the drawing off with a hamburger in the persons stomach . . . No matter the result, we both laughed lots and had a really fun time together!
Posted by The Wife at 05:00