- Person template (click here to print)
- old magazines (ones with lots of pictures)
Have your child choose a character from the novel they are reading or a period of history they are studying. This character/person should be one that is so fascinating that they’d enjoy learning a bit more about him or her.
Then follow the steps below:
1. Using old magazines, pictures, greeting cards, drawings, or clip art, choose pictures of objects or things that describe something interesting about your character. Consider body parts as you do this.
- Head/Face/Mouth – Think about their intellect, beauty, and other mental and physical descriptions. What do they think about often? (Wilbur from Charlotte's Web, pics of spiders)
- Hands – How do they use their hands? (Anne Frank, pic of Diary)
- Heart – What are their feelings, attitudes, and concerns for other things or people? (Atticus Finch, pic of something equally black and white)
- Feet – Where do they go? What do they do? (Mother Theresa, pic of India)
- Glue the pictures in collage form on the area that best suits that picture. If the character/historic person is stubborn, glue pictures of rocks on their head. And so on.
- On the back of the person template, write a description of why you chose that metaphor for your character and why you put it in that particular place.