Everyone has been reading “Me on the Map” . I’ve been eagerly looking forward to when it fit in with our units. We’re studying to study nests and homes, in the next week or so, this seemed like a good place to start.
The book starts off talking about me. So we made self portraits.
Here’s the super quick directions of how to draw a self portrait:
1. Draw a circle.
2. Draw a small line under the circle for the neck. (that picture got eaten).
3. Draw a rectangle or an oval for the body.
4. Draw sticks at each of the 4 corners for the arms and legs.
5. Draw circles at the end of the arms for hands and draw a line at the end of the legs for feet.
6. Okay, here comes the annoying step that in all drawing instructions, now add details. Mwa ha ha ha ha…… I got lazy in my picture taking, and besides what I add for me, you might not add.
So, I took the kids through this step by step. Princess of course ignored my brilliant instruction, and produced scribble. She’s very proud of it and will tell you it is her, or it’s Aurora, it all depends on what she wants to talk about then.
Hmmmm, when I started out doing the illustrations smaller it seemed clever, now it just looks weird, oh well.
Stay tuned, for one of our stART projects next week we’ll show you Me in My Room as drawn by a 4 year old and a 2 year old. It’s different.
For more great stART projects go over to A Mommy’s Adventures.
Now, I’m off to go remind kids that it’s bed time, not playtime. They struggle with that concept