INSIDE: Bean Self Portrait Craft for Kids is a fun and easy self portrait craft. It is a great way to talk about the features that make them unique including hair colour and texture, unique facial features and skin tone.
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How to Set Up Bean Self Portrait Craft
- Take your card stock, invite your child to draw the outline of their face on the page using a pencil.
- Then have them take the beans and start to colour in their portrait using the appropriately coloured beans.
What to Talk About
Depending on the age of your child you can start by asking questions like: Who are you? What makes you unique? How can you describe your identity and your skin colour? Let them guide the discussion. And remember discussion race doesn’t need to happen all in one day. Its something that you will and should be talking to your child about many different ways and times.
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- Bean Mixture: Black Beans, Azuki Beans, Chick Peas, Navy Beans, Red Lentils, Baby Lima Beans
This activity is good for kids 4 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.