Happy 100th Day of School!

Last week our adorable Kinders cel­e­brated the “100th Day of School”. One of their many fun activ­i­ties was to draw self-portraits of them­selves today and in 100 years! As you can see, the results were charm­ing!! Even if your 100th Day of School has already passed, this is a fun project to do anytime!

1. Fold a piece of 12“x18” white con­struc­tion paper in half.
2. On the left half of your paper, write “Today” at the top and draw a self-portrait of how you look today. Use a black “F” Sharpie and just go for it! (They watch me demon­strate first, as I remind them of the basic pro­por­tions of the human face.)
3. Then, on the right half of your paper, write “In 100 Years” at the top.
4. Next, talk about the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a per­son who is really old. (The kids always look like they are really check­ing me out when I ask them about this.… hmmmm, I’m not sure how I feel about that!) Some responses might include shorter gray or white hair (or no hair!), wrin­kles (“smile lines”!), eye glasses, smaller with not as much of a neck (due to being hunched over a lit­tle).… you get the idea!
5. Now draw how you think you might look in 100 years!
6. Finally, color your draw­ing with crayons, being care­ful to color all one direc­tion (the “Kinder­garten way”) and fill in areas com­pletely.
7. Pull apart some cot­ton balls and glue on for hair.
8. Don’t for­get to sign your mas­ter­piece, since this one will be a def­i­nite “keeper”!

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7 Responses to Happy 100th Day of School!

  1. Adam Trowbridge February 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    I love these!

  2. Heleen February 20, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    What a funny project! I’m sure the kids loved it!

  3. erica February 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    i love these SO much! i espe­cially love that the last lit­tle girl has whiskers in 100 years!! ha!

  4. Elissa February 21, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    These are adorable, Cheryl! What a fun idea. I hope the kids keep these for year to come. :)

  5. Kate Eshelman February 23, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    These draw­ings just made my day! I think I’ll have my kinder­garten­ers try this project out. Thanks for the great idea :)

  6. Deborah (Teach Preschool) February 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    This is awe­some and hilarious!

  7. madisonartteacher October 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    I LOVE this! What a great way to do por­traits! I haven’t seen a ‘100th day of school’ art les­son anywhere. : )

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