If you are looking for an engaging activity to kick the All About Me theme off, this “I Like Myself Mirror Craft’ might be just the thing you need. It’s a great way to get the kids to talk about why they like themselves and to notice that even though we all look different, we all are the same inside.
Mirror Craft Activity
What you need:
- Colorful Feathers
- Aluminum Foil
- Cardboard or sturdy paper
- Sequins or Glitter
- Mirror Craft Template
- Tempera Paint
Let’s do this!
First of all, click on the image below to download the free mirror craft template.
Copy the template onto white paper and cut out beforehand.
Now cut mirror templates out of cardboard or sturdy paper. Something along the lines of the image below. One per child.
Next, read the story ‘I like myself’ by Karen Beaumont or watch the read-aloud on YouTube.
Talk about the story and ask all the children what they like about themselves. It’s time to start the activity!
Children paint the cardboard mirror templates (we used white, but you can use and color)
While these dry, give each child a square piece of aluminum foil and show them how to paste it onto the mirror craft template, then to fold the top over and to stick this too.
Children draw patterns on the mirror craft template and color these using markers, crayons or coloring pencils. When they are done, they use glitter/ sequins to decorate the mirror. Once all of these are done, stick the decorated mirrors onto the painted cardboard backs and stick colorful feathers anywhere the children want them using sticky tape.
The Activity is now completed!