This is a lesson that has been used by many art teachers. Its a great lesson where it teaches the children a little bit about perspective and also allows them to be really imaginitive and create fun and crazy self-portraits.
I demonstrated to the kids how things that are close up appear large and things that are far away from us, appear small. Using that rule, we went to work on our drawings and created these fun "falling back" people. They could be self portraits or just a random person. I had some kids make theirs look funky, athletic, sassy and one little girl even made hers pink.
They had alot of fun doing this, they got to spread out and draw on the floor and escape for this one hour of class, thats what its all about.
Now, the results: