Getting to know each other is so important to building relationships- whether you are in the classroom or connecting online this year.  We hope this self-portrait printable and written component are helpful for your back-to-school activities!  


  • Printable: Canadian/ UK versionportrait-UK  American versionportrait-US
  • Multi-cultural Markers/crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil/eraser
  • Markers
  • Thin black pens
  • You could extend this to a 3D experience, embellishing yourself with buttons, gems, fabric etc.

We always find these items useful too:



  • Print the printables (we used cardstock to provide a bit of thickness).
  • Sketch yourself out lightly with pencil.
  • Colour in your skin tone.
  • Add details and colour to your hair, eyes, jewellery etc.
  • Colour in your frame and/or background to make your work pop!
  • Choose topics from the list that are meaningful to you and/or create your own to share about yourself.  Cut them out and glue them in the title box.
  • You could extend this to a 3D experience, embellishing yourself with buttons, gems, fabric etc.
  • Write about you and your world and share it by creating a booklet, putting it up on display (you could back your work in a coordinating colour) and/or taking a photo to share with your online classmates.
  • We’d love to see if you do this project!  TAG us on Social Media:

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This printable paper farm transforms a 2L milk or beverage carton into a barn and then provides with you with various printables to create a farm! Also included is a lined barn and cover page for writing your own story, extending your play! * All items come in a coloured version and one you can colour yourself* The templates included are: 1) Standing paper animals 2) Stackable hay bales 3) Paper roads that connect together 4) Paper train tracks to connect together 5) A paper pond 6) 3D paper trees 7) Writing booklet (lined pages & cover) 8) Story planner #papercrafts #papercraft #farm #downonthefarm #farmtheme #milkcartoncraft #recycledcraft #kidscrafts #writingbooklet

Paper Fairy Garden and Writing Booklet: With our free, printable templates, create a small world paper fairy garden to play with your toys! We provide you the templates to make this paper craft which would lend to hours of play and an imaginative narrative writing opportunity to follow!

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Printable All About Me Activity for homeschooling or in the classroom!  This self portrait and writing template comes with a page of writing prompts perfect for getting to know you, building community and getting back to school! #printable #printables #allaboutme #backtoschool #writingactivity #homeschooling  #selfportrait #onlineschooling #freeprintable


  • Meaningful writing experiences.
  • Building community.
  • Celebrating our individuality and discovering others.

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • If you use embellishments, please remember: A) Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose. B) Small items (such as beads, buttons etc.) can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths.
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