You’re Never Too Young to Express Yourself

There are so many ways to express yourself. You can draw pictures, make art, dance, sing or perform a show for someone you love--or just for yourself! If you have things you love to do to share your personality, go ahead and keep doing them. But if you need some ideas to spark your self-expression, try one of the activities below.

Activities

  • Draw your own self-portrait. Use any technique you like, or try this: draw half your face as you see it and fill the other half with items that represent your hobbies like this example.
  • Ready to sing a song for others? Put on a show? First, you'll want to warm up your mouth and vocal cords with these tongue twisters. You can even write your own for a personalized warm up.
  • Start a daily journal. It could be a journal about anything--school, dreams, how you feel, lists of your favorite things. You could even start an art journal and draw something new every day! Try creating a recycled journal and explore other ideas for journaling.

Books

Share your Rainbow: What can you see outside your window? Is it the same thing you can imagine outside your window? 18 artists draw what they would like to see outside their windows. Read it and then draw your own picture.

Dara Palmer's Major Drama: Dara has never had trouble expressing herself.  She knows she is meant for the stage, butshe's worried her Cambodian heritage is keeping her out of the limelight. How will she cope? Dramatically, of course!

Making Friends: What if you drew a character and they came to life? Dany draws herself a cool best friend but has a hard time handling her as a real person. Plus, what if her new best friend doesn't want to be?

This post is part of the Learning Journey. Try at least 4 activities on the Learning Journey page, tell us what you did and you could win a prize!

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