In Kindergarten, we offer children the opportunity to complete self-portraits throughout the year. They usually complete 6 self-portraits on a piece of white paper. These pieces are a powerful tool for us as educators to observe the growth and development of each child.

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We display these in our halls for everyone to view. Each piece is dated and attached on top of the last one completed. This allows us to easily view the growth and development of each child.


Mirrors offer the chance for children to see what they look like and who they are becoming. This experience can be very captivating. Through looking at their features they begin to develop a sense of their identity. Through drawing themselves, we have the chance to see how they view themselves.


In addition to a traditional self-portraits that are completed with pencil and paper, we have offered a variety of other mediums for children to explore. As they transform these materials, they express their unique perspectives of how they view themselves.



Self-Portraits with Nature



Self-Portraits in Clay

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Found Materials

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