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All About Me Arts and Crafts
Children ink fingers with a stamp pad, and make fingerprints on paper. They can turn them into crazy critters with felt pens by drawing eyes, whiskers, legs. Examine how each child’s fingerprint is special.
The children made handprints with tempera paint. Caption: “I have two hands and on my hands I have 10 fingers. Will you count them with me?”
Then the children did footprints. I traced their little feet and the children colored them.
Caption: I have 2 little feet and on my feet I have 10 little toes. Will you count them with me?
Have the children do a self-portrait.
All About Me Games and Activities
Get To Know ME
Ask the children to look at one another and tell you what is the same about all of them. Point out that, despite similarities, everyone is special. Now have students look for things that are special about each of them, such as hair, eye color, nose shape, family, address, and name. Together count eyes, noses, feet, toes, and so on.
Discuss different skills and abilities. Make a chart of caring for personal needs:
*I can go to the bathroom alone
*I can put on my shoes
*I can brush my teeth
*I can put on my jacket
Count how many children can accomplish each task, and record.
Discuss likes and dislikes for kinds of food, activities, toys, places.
Show and Tell
Bring in a small suitcase filled with favorite things from home to share with class, such as a postcard of a trip, a china animal, a sweater. Children then take turns taking suitcase home and bringing their favorite objects to share.
All About Me
When we begin our school year we send home a piece of construction paper with “All about_________.” The children work at home with their parents creating a page all
about themselves, it usually comes back with photos, cut pictures from magazines, box tops, labels, etc. We then laminate these pages and put a ring on it to create a class book. The children love, as do the parents, looking through the book. We keep it out all year and it is well used.
All About Us Books
I asked each family to send in a picture of their child. Each child decorated a piece of construction paper in whatever manner they wished….using bingo daubers/markers/crayons/stamps & stamp
pads/ stickers etc. etc. etc.
Then we placed a piece of double stick tape to the back of their picture and they taped their picture anywhere they wanted onto their decorated construction paper. I typed and ran off the following questions for each child to answer.
MY NAME IS____________________.
I HAVE __________SISTERS AND _________BROTHERS.
I HAVE A PET _______________________.
I LIKE THE COLOR ______________.
I LIKE TO EAT ___________.
AT HOME I LIKE TO ________.
AT SCHOOL I LIKE TO_______.
I took the two finished pages from each child and bound them together with the rest of the class’s to make an “ALL ABOUT US BOOK!” We pulled a name each day from our LET’S TAKE TURNS BOX and that person got to take the book home for one night to share with his/her family. This was very well received by children and parents alike.
As the children “read” the book with their parents all sorts of stories unfolded as their friends and classmates pictures and stories about themselves appeared.
All About Me Book
Children make an “All About Me” book by cutting pictures from magazines
and pasting them on pages with the following headings:
*Food I like
*People I like
*Toys I play with
Have each child draw a self-portrait on the cover.
I asked several questions and wrote down their answers.
What is your favorite color?
What foods do you like to eat?
What is your favorite thing to do?
What is your favorite toy?
How do you help Mommy and Daddy?
What do you like to do with your mommy or Daddy?
What do you want to be went you grow up?
What is your favorite cartoon?
What is your favorite movie?
What is favorite Food?
I write all their answers down on a sheet of construction paper and
place it in the back of the book.
All About Me Songs, Poems and Finger Plays
Hands on Shoulders
Hands on shoulders, hands on knees,
Hands behind you if you please.
Touch your shoulders, now your nose,
Now your chin and now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides and touch your hair.
Hands up high as before,
Now clap your hands–one, two, three, four.
Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes,
And eyes and ears,
And mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,
Knees and toes.
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