I looked at the portraits of Frida Kahlo with a Year 4 class. We discussed her life and how she used symbolism in her paintings to express her emotions and passions.
I challenged the children to do the same; to create a portrait of themselves which reflected who they are and what they love.
They downloaded photos of themselves into Paint software and got to work! Paint is a simplified version of Photoshop which is very easily accessible to children.