Homeschooling or not homeschooling…moms this is a project for YOU and your kids! You will be drawing self-portraits of the past, present and future. Don’t be concerned with your ability to draw. Rather, take this as an opportunity to reflect on your life. I found myself looking at my future-self and thinking…who do I want to be then? What would I regret not doing? What would I be most thankful for? It sounds silly, but this project gave me a chance to look into my future-face and eyes, and do some serious reflection.
Ok…my daughter had way too much fun thinking about what my granny hairdo would look like…she couldn’t resist drawing a picture of me as a grandma! This spurred on great conversation about the normal aging process. She enjoyed drawing her pictures and laughing the entire time!
My daughter stumbled upon this children’s book at the library: What is a Self-Portrait?. You can purchase it on Amazon as well. It describes different types of self-portraits and gives real-life examples. Begin by reading this book and discussing the concepts with your children. They will enjoy it!