Looking for “all about me” activity ideas for students? Look no further! Below is a list of 35 fun, educational, and engaging activities appropriate for pre-school children. While the lessons align with the “all about me” theme, they also support fostering other important pre-k skills, like motor skills, letter identification, and social-emotional learning.
1. Kid Sparkz
Kid Sparkz has a ton of activities around the “all about me” theme. It includes activities such as songs, using the five senses to learn about your body, and printables.
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2. All About Me Caterpillar Craft
Using just some construction paper, a photo, and a marker, you can have students create these adorable caterpillars that tell a few (or MANY) facts about them.
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3. Who Lives in Your House Popsicle Craft
The Instagram account @sparkles.pencils.and.plans uses popsicle sticks to create houses. It is a fun way to teach about the idea of family and shows children how unique families can be.
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4. All About My Body Activity
A simple but fun science activity that teaches students about the parts of their bodies. They can arrange the images to where they should be located and also explore their own eyes, ears, hair, etc by looking in a mirror.
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5. Exploring Fingertips
This fingerprint exploration is an easy way to get students interested in STEAM! Have students use a stamp pad to create their colorful fingerprints, then use a magnifying glass to look at them. It also can be paired with color identification and counting!
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5. Name Crafts
Learning how to spell your name is an important part of this theme. Here are several name activities to help the little ones learn, including a clothespin name recognition activity and the use of alphabet beads to spell. Both of which also support motor skills!
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6. Button Self-Portraits
It is important for students to value diversity and understand that everyone looks different. An easy art activity is button self-portraits. For these adorable self-portraits, all you need is colors, glue, buttons, and a paper plate!
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7. Body Tracing
A bit messy, but super fun is tracing their bodies on butcher paper. Students can pose in a certain way and then “dress” with paint and a facial expression.
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8. All About Me Math Game
This activity is a math race! It not only focuses on themes but also teaches about number identification and supports gross motor skills. Ask students number questions, such as, “How old are you?” or “How many siblings do you have?”, then have students race to get the number.
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9. Erase Me Rhyming Activity
Use a self-portrait drawn with dry erase markers to practice rhyming! The blogger gives you several sample sentences to use that also teach about body parts (nose, arm, hair, etc).
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10. Sensory Spelling
Work with pre-school students learning their names through sensory. This site gives you several creative ways for students to learn how to spell their names using their senses.
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11. Painting a Self-portrait
Today we read “the skin you live in” and talked about how each of us is unique. Students drew themselves and named their skin! They were very creative ex. “vanilla strawberry swirl ice cream because I get red when I run” and “chocolate chip gingerbread because I have freckles” pic.twitter.com/fbAsrq9o2H— Miss.Wolf (@mswolfsclass) February 18, 2021
Pair reading the book “The Skin You Live In” with having students create self-portraits. Have them use skin tone colors and then make up fun ways to explain their skin color.
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12. DIY Photo Puzzles
Create homemade photo puzzles with students. This helps with fine motor skills and you can also number the pieces to help with math skills.
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13. Spell Out Your Name with Sensory Bins
Another great way to practice spelling their names is by using a sensory bin. Place alphabet beads in rice or dried beans and allow students to search for the letters. You can also alter this and create a family sensory bin where you add in family pictures and names (mom, dad, baby, etc) and have them match the words with the photo!
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14. Portrait Collage
Allow students to explore using different shapes to create art! All you need is some colored paper and glue! Simply pre-cut an oval shape in different color skin tones and also cut some other shapes in different colors to represent other features (hair, eyes, lips, etc).
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15. “I Like Me” Read Aloud
Read “I Like Me” and have students draw a self-portrait. Then on parents’ night (or allow them to take home) and have parents create an acrostic with the student’s name. They should add positive words that describe their child.
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16. Abstract Self Portrait
This is another example of a self-portrait, but it tells more about the student. Use some yarn, a paper plate, paper hands, and colors to create the portrait. Then allow students to add photos of family or friends, and cut and paste favorite items from magazines.
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17. What Are Your Favorites?
This is one of the young students’ favorite activities because it’s colorful and all about THEIR favorites – their favorite color, favorite thing to do, and so on. Students to tell all about what they love!
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18. Self-portrait Paper Dolls
Use self-portrait paper dolls as a “create and play”. Students can make the dolls look like them by using the same hair color, eye color, and even creating clothes that they would wear. You can also have students play with the dolls or use them to teach about seasonal clothing.
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19. Handprints and Footprints
This hand and footprint activity is messy and fun! Just grab some cups of paint and these printouts and get to stamping! Make it active and read the poems to your child and have them act out what they use their hands and feet more!
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20. Explore Your Emotions
This site has several fun activities. One emotions activity uses a paper plate and clothespin to help students gauge their emotions. You can also pair this with feeling words vocabulary.
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21. Read All About Me Books
This site contains a list of books that are relevant for learning “all about me”. Perfect for read aloud on the rug or before bedtime.
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22. Matching Game
This matching game teaches children all about their body parts. Help students identify body parts, while also building vocabulary.
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23. Playdough Portraits
Create dough mats for students to make colored dough people! Students can get their creative juices (and fine motor skills) flowing by using playdough to make portraits.
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24. Face Sticky Easel
Create a face easel activity helps teach fine motor skills, teaching emotions, and about self. Use some easel paper and craft items you have around the house. You can even let students explore using different sensory items (pipe cleaners, beans, colored pasts, glitter, etc).
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25. Create a Poster
Help students learn computer literacy while making an “all about me” poster! This interactive game asks students questions, then creates a poster based on their answers.
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26. Create a Time Capsule
You can do this as a family event or with your class. Create a time capsule about your family or class. Help children fill out the worksheet and add items such as family photos, favorite items, toys, etc
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27. Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are a great way to get kids thinking and moving! This hunt is all about students! A fun activity to send home for homework or do at home on a rainy day.
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28. Personalized Mirror Craft
Students love art! Have them create this art project mirror. Students personalize the mirror and then talk about what makes them each unique and special!
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29. Visualizing Your Dream
When learning about yourself, it is important to think about the future. Students can use this printable to think of what they want their life to be like when they grow up.
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30. Community Lessons
This site has a ton of ideas and includes lesson plans and a ton of super cute activities that stick to the classroom theme of “all about me”. Not only does it focus on the student, but it also includes lessons about the community they are part of!
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31. Family Chart
Students can learn more about themselves through a family chart. This activity also pairs the chart with family names to help teach sight words.
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32. A Little Spot Activities
This site includes lessons and activities that pair with the “A Little Spot” series. It will help young students to learn more about their emotions and how to better identify them.
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33. Watch a Video
Milo the Monster videos have one that is “all about me”, but also topics that relate to it such as names of body parts, friends, and family!
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34. Stage a Play
Help students learn more about the community. They, are part of by creating stations and using dramatic play.
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35. Me Bags
Send home students with “Me bags”, which are similar to ‘show and tell’. They take home a paper bag, decorate it and fill it with 3 items that describe them!
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