I feel like a nerdy teacher saying this, but I LOVE teaching adjectives! There are so many fun activities that can be done with adjectives and I am here to show you one of my favorites! If you read through to the end of this post, you will have access to my Mystery Adjective Bag FREEBIE too!
Let’s get started! Here is the final product…awesome, right?
Step 1: Give your students a sheet of white construction paper or card stock and have them draw a portrait of themselves. Make sure that they include their entire body in their drawing and explain to them that they need to try to use their entire sheet of paper (it will be easier to paint).
Step 2: Use watercolor paint to paint the portrait. I show the kids how yellow, brown, orange, and a lot of water mixed together helps to make the color of the skin.
Step 3: Once the watercolor paint dries (it dries quickly), then have the students trace over their pencil lines with permanent marker.
Step 4: After the portrait has been traced with permanent marker, the student needs to cut out the body and glue onto a piece of colored construction paper.
Step 5: Once the portraits are glued onto construction paper, the students compile a list of adjectives that describe themselves. I had my students make a list of 15 adjectives and then go back and circle their 6 top favorites. Once they chose 6 adjectives I checked them over to make sure that they are spelled correctly and then I gave them 6 address labels for them to write their adjectives. Then the students put the labels around the outside of their portrait. Aren’t they cute?