The All About Me book is filled with seven fun drawing activities for kids, with a focus on self portraiture, emotions, drawing facial features, clothing design and crazy hair play. Read more here: All About Me
The All About Me book is filled with fun drawing activities for kids that focuses on emotions, self image, drawing facial features, clothing design and crazy hair play.
Designed to suit children of all ages, this collection of templates can be used for lesson planning at the beginning or end of the school year.
The All About Me templates invite children to engage in various art and craft techniques; keeping the process fun and exciting!
These printable All About Me pages can be completed with as little as a single pencil or with every item of your Arty Crafty Kids craft box; making this activity pack the perfect resource for both the classroom and at home!
Pencil / Colouring Pencils
Felt Tipped Pens
Chalk / Chalk Pastels
White & Black Card Stock
Coloured and Patterned Paper
Buttons, Sequins & Loose Parts
The All About Me Book can be adapted for the use of children of all ages, from Preschoolers and Pre-K, to Kindergarten and Early Years Foundation Years, to First Grade and beyond.
Our ready-made templates are ideal for very young children (Preschoolers and Pre-K), who will enjoy the tactile experience of using loose parts and play dough to create ‘crazy hair’ and fill in the ‘Complete the Face’ and ‘Complete the Clothes’ pages.
By the time children are attending Kindergarten (Early Years Foundation Stage) they are likely to extend the use of the All About Me activity pages with drawing simple self portraits with a mirror and exploring the craft materials to create patterns and designs.
Children in First Grade, Second Grade and beyond will begin to pay closer attention to symmetry and layer the materials to create depth and texture.
The All About Me Book consists of 7 templates that can be adapted to suit various learning objectives and lesson plans:
Recognising and Drawing Emotions – Self and Others
Creating characters for a story
Drawing Portraits and understanding symmetry
Using favourite colours and patterns to design clothes
Using play dough and loose parts to develop fine motor skills
Help children understand their own emotions.
Are they feeling happy?
Why do they sometimes feel sad?
How else do they feel? e.g. when there is a special occasion approaching, or maybe when they stub their toe!
Use these drawing prompts to better understand how their-own facial expressions show their feelings on the outside, and what may trigger these feelings and emotions.
Start by having a chat with your Arty Crafty Kids about feelings (Happy, Sad, Mad etc) and pull a few funny faces in the mirror.
Ask them to show you how they look when they’re happy, sad, thinking and so on.
This is a really fun and engaging way for children to begin recognising their own facial expressions and how they portray emotion.
The next step is to have a go at drawing emotions by filling in each character with a different expression.
Children also have the option to write the emotion underneath.
Laminate the template for repeated use.
Using the theme of ’emotion’, give the children a scenario i.e. losing a favourite toy and finding it again, and ask them to work through the emotions they may feel in this particular situation. The children can then use the template to relay these series of emotions in picture form.
Self-portraits are wonderful for creativity and can be created with many different mediums, from pencils to paint, cut up elements from a magazine (creating a Picasso effect), to yarn and loose parts.
Children can look in the mirror and draw themselves or a friend/sibling opposite.
Some will draw gigantic mouths and teeny tiny eyes. Big sharp teeth, big lips and noses.
This is a great activity to see how a child sees themselves. And to develop fine motor skills from their vision and mental view of themselves to translating that on to the page.
Using different mediums and art techniques helps to show that faces and features come in all shapes, sizes and beautiful colours!
The activity will produce some fun results and is worth revisiting year after year, or even at the beginning and end of a school year – kids will love to see their progress over the time and how their perception and style has evolved.
When it comes to clothing, kids will always have their own ideas.
This ‘complete the clothes’ prompt has been designed to encourage children to engage their inner designer; exploring colours and patterns to portray their style and what they like to wear.
This drawing prompt invites children to add features to the girl and boy templates.
It’s a great way to practice creating faces, working on expressions, symmetry and perfecting people drawing.
Loose parts and play dough are perfectly matched to the Crazy Hair template, and is particularly good for young children who need to practice their pincer grips and cutting skills.
The template can be coloured and laminated for repeated use.
Colour in the template and carefully cut it out.
Glue the template to a sheet of black card stock – this is great for creating contrast!
Cut some paper in the even strips.
Gently roll a piece of paper around a pencil.
Slip the paper off the pencil, holding one end tightly.
Once removed, paper should have a nice bounce and curl.
Attach the paper curls around the head, creating ‘Crazy Hair’.
We’ve covered a few creative techniques to try with the All About Me Activity Book, however we have many more art ideas for your children to explore with these templates.
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