An all about me theme provides children with plenty of opportunities to get to know themselves and each other. We love to start the preschool year with the all about me theme for this very reason. At this age, children are just starting to form friendships and enjoy playdates. They are learning how to think about others, notice their thoughts and feelings, and how to communicate with them. When planning for the all about me theme, I make sure the activities are playful, hands-on, and help foster a classroom community.
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Here are 15 ideas that work well with an all about me theme:
- Put together a family book using these free printables from Happy and Blessed Home.
- Create a “me” collage using this template from ARTventurers.
- Print this all about me pennant from Teacher’s Notebook and hang it on the wall!
- Get a mirror and sing this “I am special” song from Teach Preschool.
- Create a fall tree with the children’s hands from Making Learning Fun.
- Create a self portrait, from Early Childhood Scribbles.
- How about these cool self-portrait shadow boxes, from Meri Cherry.
- Create a self-portrait chandelier from Fairy Dust Teaching.
- Make a family tree, from parents.com.
- Make facial expression cards for a fun emotions game from B-Inspired Mama.
- Have children draw a self-portrait, from The Educator’s Spin on It.
- Here is a collection of “all about me” activities from Homegrown Friends.
- Show children how their names are important with these activities!
- Our names are important, so add these name activities to your agenda, from Pre-K Pages.
- Download this free printable during the first week of preschool and fill it out, from Teaching Mama.
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You can find more ideas on my All About Me Pinterest board!
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