Classic Illusion

My Wife and My Mother-in-Law
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division



Share the classic old woman/young woman illusion with children.  Ask them what they see.  "Why do some of you see a young woman and others see an old woman?"  "How do you know it’s an old woman/young woman?"  Encourage them to understand how we all see things differently.  Discuss how everyone has different perceptions and perspectives.  Our differing backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences shape how we react to situations.


One way to foster the value of different perspectives is through art.  Symmetry painting also helps children understand how we see things differently.


Contact Information

Debra Lemieux

If Then Creativity



Follow :