People.com Entertainment Movies 16 Jennifer Garner Throwbacks That Prove She Has Always Been a Ray of Sunshine Whether she's showing off her less-than-wonderful haircuts or showing her sisters some love, Garner's Instagram throwbacks are sure to make you smile By Andrea Wurzburger Updated on April 17, 2022 11:36 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 16 Grin and (Teddy) Bear It Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner posted a photo with her teddy bear in honor of National Teddy Bear Day, sharing a side-by-side of herself as a child and now, snuggling her furry friend. "45 years later, you're still my main squeeze," the actress wrote. 02 of 16 Namaste Jennifer Garner/Instagram "A little namaste for your flashback Friday. 🧘🏻♀️♥️," Garner captioned a photo of herself during a childhood yoga session. 03 of 16 The Great Outdoors It doesn't get much cuter than this photo of young Jennifer Garner on the swings in a tiny sweater! The Yes Day actress wrote in the photo's caption, "My mom called me Ragamuffin when I was little. Yup. I see it. #raggedyzen" 04 of 16 Happy Halloween! Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner posted this throwback from Halloween as a child simply captioned, "boo." 05 of 16 Quite the Cut Who among us hasn't fallen victim to the bowl cut? Not even Jennifer Garner! 06 of 16 A Poet and She Knows It Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner posted a photo of herself (missing a few teeth!) alongside a poem that she wrote when she was 7½ years old. She wrote, "If I could chose somethingThat I'd like to be, and do itTo change the whole life of meI would chose to be a bookAnd have somebody read meBy a crystal clear brook.I'd be by the best, Beverly Cleary,Of course.Not a non-fiction book of a bug or a horseI'd be in all libraries, public and school andby Beverly Cleary cause she's no fool." 07 of 16 Holy Cow! Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner, who is the founder of Once Upon a Farm, shared a photo of herself with her cow "lovingly named Jennifer by my Uncle Jim and Aunt Helen and me." In the photo, she is rocking an all-red outfit, while Jennifer (the cow) is "#BovineChic." 08 of 16 Middle Child Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner is one of three girls — and the middle child! She wrote on National Middle Child Day: "Attention seeker. 😃✅Melodramatic. 😬✅Peacekeeper. 🙏🏻✅Middle sister, now and forever. 🌟🙋🏻♀️🌟" She added the hashtag "#ihavethebestsisters" for good measure. 09 of 16 Garner Girls Jennifer Garner/Instagram The three girls look so much alike, they could practically be triplets! 10 of 16 Back to School Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner shared a photo with her older sister, Melissa, in matching yellow outfits that their mom made to honor the first day of spring! 11 of 16 Sister Time Jennifer Garner/Instagram In another post, Garner wrote of her big sis, "The world still looks safer sitting next to you." 12 of 16 Going Swimmingly Jennifer Garner/Instagram Don't worry, there's plenty of love to go around for Garner's little sister, Susannah! In honor of her birthday, Garner wrote on Instagram, "Susannah — remember when I was your protector and knew more than you? Yeah, that didn't last long. Happy birthday, my favorite baby sister. I love you." 13 of 16 School Photos Jennifer Garner/Instagram Check out little Garner at just 6 years old! The actress shared a school photo from childhood on Instagram, drawing awareness to the importance of education. She wrote, "This girl ☝🏼 took violin in school for six years and was so bad that her mother offered to pay her $5 to never play again. 🤗🙋🏻♀️. Still. I'm grateful for the education." "Every girl deserves an education," Garner continued, "But right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls are not in school. As a new school year begins, please consider taking action for girls' education around the globe with @michelleobama and @girlsopportunityalliance." 14 of 16 Big Smile Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner is all about spreading positivity, so it's no wonder that she has always been smiling big. She wrote alongside a flashback photo — featuring her "#eightdollarhaircut" — "How's this for weekend enthusiasm?👆🏻🤩♥️" She added the hashtag, "#blessherhappyeyes." 15 of 16 Tiny Dancer Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner — who is known for her #TuTuTuesday posts on Instagram — posted her own throwback to celebrate. In the photo, Garner wears a fluffy tutu and smiles for the camera. "Happy #TuTuTuesday from me as a tiny dancer 👶🏻," she captioned the photo. "Same ears, same chin, same turnout 😂🙅🏻♀️." 16 of 16 Nerdy Girl Jennifer Garner/Instagram Garner captioned a photo of herself (left) in large glasses, "Wait, I'm trying to remember—was I ever Prom Queen? #no 🤓." She added the sweet hashtag, "#nerdslaughmore 😂😂👵🏼♥️."