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. : )