One of the best things about oogly is it gives children an opportunity to express their feelings that they can’t – or don’t want to – put into words. Children easily grasp the idea that their oogly can represent their positive thoughts, and also challenges they’re facing.
Ask your child to make an oogly self-portrait. If they’re struggling for ideas, ask them the following questions:
- What shape is your face?
- How long is your hair?
- What shape are your eyes? Are they big? Small? Close together?
- What makes you different from other kids?
- Do you have all your teeth?
- Are you smiling today?
- Do you have freckles?
|Here's a crabby oogly self-portrait representing a very crabby kid!|
Resist the urge to “correct” your child. Instead, ask them questions about what they’ve created.
Example: “I see oogly has three eyes and sharp teeth today. Tell me about that.”
We found this great blog with lots of ideas for creating self-portraits in mediums other than clay.
A child’s self-portrait is a special snapshot – one that shows how they see themselves. You can learn a lot about your child through this fun project!