Self-Portrait Activity

Encourage children to draw what they see in the mirror for a fun exploration of self-identity.

Thanks to our friends at The Y Victoria Children's Programs for this fun activity!

Equipment Required:

  • Paper
  • Pencils/crayons
  • Mirror

Using either a fixed or hand held mirror, set children up so they have a good view of their faces and enough space for their paper and pencils. Simply tell them to draw what they see, and if they require further prompting, you can use the language and questions included in the printable worksheet below!

By spending time in front of the mirror and attempting to translate what they see through illustration, children start to understand the structure of their features and what makes them unique.

Play-based learning encourages children to use their imagination - the best way to learn is through drawing, digging, role-playing, singing, crafting and more! For more fun activities, visit The Y At Home – Kids Corner!