Picture Me Portraits

Picture Me Portraits lesson plan

  • 1.

    Help children notice hair, eye, and skin colors. Identify other facial features, too.

  • 2.

    If needed, show samples of children's names in upper- and lower-case letters. Write toddlers' names, saying each letter.

  • 3.

    Invite children to describe their materials and efforts. Talk about art elements (line, shape, form, color, texture). Note children's skills for future planning.

  • 4.

    Look in a mirror. What color is your face? Eyes? Hair? What shapes do you see? Where are the parts of your face located?

  • 5.

    Find the Crayola® Multicultural Marker that is closest to your skin color. Write your name and the date on the back of a paper plate.

  • 6.

    Pick collage materials to design your face on the plate. Cut yarn or paper with Crayola® Scissors. Attach collage materials with Crayola® School Glue.

  • 7.

    Complete your portrait with Crayola® Multicultural Markers, Kid's First™ Washable Markers, and/or Glitter Glue.

  • 8.

    Hang your portrait with your group. Which friends can you recognize?


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Talking
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Understanding Feelings
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Problem Solving