All about Our Features
To continue with our topic ‘All about me’ preschool had a look at making our own self-portraits. We spoke about what a self-portrait is and what it needed to be a self-portrait. Preschool took on the challenge using playdough to create their faces, and loose parts to create their features. We incorporated mathematical skills to count how many eyes, noses, eyebrows and ears we had and some children said, “We don’t have 2 noses!” and “I have 2 ears.” The children enjoyed the experience of making their own portraits using the loose parts available to them.
For the second part of our activity, we looked more in depth at our features and we took on the challenge of identifying our friends and ourselves using pictures of just our eyes. The pictures were displayed on top of the touch and tilt, where the children then had to identify themselves and their friends by coming to the front to guess. “This is tricky” some of the children said, and some children said “this is easy.” Preschool enjoyed the challenge of identifying themselves and their friends from the pictures.
Finally, to finish our activities based on self-portraits, we created our own faces again, this time using our mark making skills to draw on our features onto the laminated paper and used spaghetti to create our hair. We spoke about curly hair, short hair, and long hair, and also the different colours of hair people can have. “I have short hair” one child said, so I demonstrated we could cut the spaghetti with the scissors provided to create the short hair for their portraits. The children engaged thoroughly, using the mirrors to look at themselves and copy their own features onto their paper.
We have loved seeing your creations of your self-portraits preschool, well done for your active learning and thinking skills!