All About Me preschool and kindergarten activities, crafts, games, and lesson plans. The theme, All About Me, provides children with the opportunity to answer the all-important question "Who Am I?" Many of the completed activities can be bound into books for each child when the theme comes to its conclusion. The following pages can be included: Self-Portrait, Facts About Me, My Opinions, Me Poem, My Hands Can, and Me Recipe. So, get out the pencils, crayons, music, and games and give each child a platform for showing the world his or her special self.
Dramatic Play Area
Place different sized mirrors in your dramatic play area. Add different clothes, hats, wigs, and shoes and let children play dress-up and look at their reflection in the mirrors.
Play Dough Center
Draw a head with no ears, hair, and face features and laminate. Let children use play dough to add the ears, hair, nose, mouth, and eyes to the mat.
Add pictures of your children on the blocks.
Trace each child's hand on card stock paper and cut out. Write their name on the back of the hand cut-out. Provide an ink pad and let children make fingerprints on their hand cut-out. Add a magnifying glass to the center for children to observe their fingerprints.
I'm Glad I'm Me
Original Author Unknown
No one looks the way I do.
I have noticed that is true!
No one walks the way I walk.
No one talks the way I talk.
No one plays the way I play.
No one says the things I say.
I am special! I am ME!
There's no on else I'd rather be!
I like / I don't like
Have children stand. Say, "If you like the color red, jump." or "If you like beans, sit down.", etc.
I Like Collage
Let children draw a picture of themselves on the paper. They cut out items from magazines of things that they like such as dogs, cats, flowers, family pictures, hot dogs, etc.
I Am Special Because
Have children sit in a circle while you play music. Children should pass a bean bag around the circle as the music plays. When the music stops, the child holding the bag gets to stand up and tell something special about himself/herself using the phrase, "I am special because . . . ." Make sure each child has a turn over the duration of the theme.
My Special Face
Adapted by Jolanda Garcia, KidsSoup Inc.
When I look in a mirror I see my face,
And all of its parts are in their place.
I see two little ears and one little nose,
I see two little eyes and one little mouth.
When I look in the mirror, what do I see?
A wonderful and special me! (Give yourself a hug!)
I'm Special Mirror Craft
Draw a mirror shape on to craft paper and cut out. Cut out an oval shape out of aluminum foil and glue on the mirror. Let children decorate their mirror.
Day 1: My Name
Day 2: My Body
Day 3: My Feelings
Day 4: I Can . . .
Day 5: My Home and My Family
Day 6: My Birthday
Make pictures of each child in your class and print out two copies of each picture. Glue the pictures onto index cards to make a matching game with pictures of the faces of the children in your group.
My Birthday (Printables and activity available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)
Print 12 birthday cakes and write the months of the year on the cakes. Make birthday candles with craft sticks and craft paper and write the names of the children in your class on the candles. Make a "Our Birthday Month" chart by writing the names of the children inside their birthday month column. Let children find and place the birthday candles on the matching birthday cake.
Make 10 Birthday Cakes and Candles Addition Activity (Printables and activity available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)
What you need:
Washable black markers
Fabric and paper scraps
What you do:
Trace each child's outline with washable black markers on large pieces of butcher paper. Then, let each child cut out his or her outline and decorate it with crayons, yarn, fabric scraps, paper scraps, and any other collage items available. Arrange the completed life-size portraits around the room. If desired, they can be arranged together with a personal timeline for each child.
Create a name tag with a photograph for each child. Let them practice writing/tracing their name. Cut the photograph and let children match the names to the photographs. Cut the letters of the name and let children put their names back together.
Names Spelling Cards
With a black marker write children's names on an index card. Write each letter of the child's name on a clothespin and place inside a plastic bag labeled with the name. Let children find their name card. Then find the matching plastic bag containing the clothespins. Let children clip the clothespins to the top of the name card spelling their name. After children have had enough practice spelling their names, let them choose a friend's name card and to spell his/her name.
Hidden Names Artwork
With a white crayon, write the children's names on a white sheet of paper. Let children use watercolors to paint all over the paper to reveal their name.
Tape the letters of children's names on Duplo blocks. Encourage children to use the blocks to build their names or their classmates names.
My Body (Printables and activity available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)
Write the rhyme below on sentence strips place inside your reading chart. Read the rhymes and let children point to their matching body parts. Point to the word "my" and say the word together. Invite a child for each sentence of the rhyme to come up to the board and use a pointer to find the word "my" in the sentence.
Here Are My Fingers
Original Author Unknown
Here are my fingers and here is my nose.
Here are my ears and here are my toes.
Here are my eyes that open wide.
Here is my mouth with my white teeth inside.
Here is my pink tongue that helps me speak.
Here are my shoulders and here is my cheek.
Here are my hands that help me play.
Here are my feet that go walking each day.
Make cards of each body parts. Let children read the rhyme on their own and place the matching body parts card on the reading chart.
My Body Parts Matching Game (Printables and activity available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library)
|Amazing Me Theme and Activities||Emotions and Feelings Activities||My Five Senses Activities||My Friends Activities and Lessons|
|All About Me Books and Rhymes||Hands and Feets Activities||My Body Activities and Lessons||Dental Health Activities and Lessons|
|Names Preschool Lesson||My Home Preschool Lesson||My Birthday Months Activities||How Big Are You? Activities|
|Birthday Cake Craft||Happy Birthday to us! Activities||What's Your Name? Activities|