All About Me Booklet
Welcome to another Early Childhood Educational Wednesday post. This weeks Preschool Theme: All About Me , last week we covered Teaching Responsibility.
We had a very fun week learning all about ourselves. I tried to present activities that both of my girls could participate in. Each one got something different out of each activity and with each activity they discovered a few new things about themselves and that makes me happy.
With our “All About Me” topic I touched on
- My Body
- My Likes
We put together an All About Me book for each of the girls and we took our time putting it together. So by the end of the week we had a nice sized book that covered a few areas about that I touched on.
With this booklet we spent some time drawing, copying, tracing, recognizing the words “I” and “Like”, language, and following directions.
Our cover page for our booklets come from days of name play dough mats, name building activities, and name tracing that we did during the week. (All them activities come from Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten. )This showed to be fun for both of the girls. My toddler preferred the play dough mats while my pre-K child enjoyed the tracing, and name building activities.
We learned about our body and someone likes to count each body part that we have. With this we spent a lot of time doing movement activities and looking in mirrors to see our faces and seen some of the features that we all have that resemble and differ from each other. (They have my chunky cheeks and eyes that close tight when we really smile.)
We have a page in our booklet that talks about a favorite color and shape of theirs. My home is full of girls who only like two colors, and that’s purple and pink. So we made some color collages of their favorite colors and it was fun to rip the different hues from magazines of their colors. Then later it was more fun piecing together different shapes and making patterns from the ripped magazine pieces.
Our family has grown since last year (Family Counting) so I decided to go over the family dynamics again with my girls. Last year we counted the different genders in our family but this year we counted the members, the genders, and the species. We did some Finger Family pictures to show how many were in our family and that’s when both my new preschooler and soon to be kindergartener noticed that our family could not fit on one hand and we needed both hands. I was quickly told once they noticed that they had no more fingers left after decorating them that I better not buy another dog or else they will have to grow extra fingers. In the end for the booklet they drew pictures of their Grandmother and Pop Pop for their favorite people to be around.
A part of our booklet that I like the most is the two pages after the cover. Our activities for emotions helped to create these two pages. I created a few emotion cards and throughout the week we used them to express how we felt during certain times. At the end of the week They both reflected and drew about a moment that made them happy and proud.
They had fun last week learning with this Theme. This year I am incorporating more tracing and the printed word for my girls. The week went very well for both of them and me. They are both looking forward to creating more books about our themes during the weeks coming.
Make your own All About Me Booklet
- Copy paper
- Thread and needle
- Exacto or scissors
Directions to assemble:
- Fold the copy paper in half width wise to find the middle
- Using the exatco knife and a ruler cut the paper in half using the fold lines as a guide
- Lay the halved paper on top of each other and now fold over to form a small booklet
- Thread your needle and starting in the middle of the fold start binding your booklet
- Bind from the middle to one end then back to the middle again then to the other end. Repeat this a couple of times depending on how thick the booklet is and what kind of thread is used.
- Once done binding tie the end off with a knot to hold it in place.
For the week we watched quite a few videos. Here is a All About Me! playlist that I put together for my girls for our “All About Me” theme, but as usual they always have a favorite. They liked this Feelings Song by Dream English, in the song for the hand movements Matt uses ASL (American Sign Language).
I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you would like to find more All About Me activities and crafts then check out the #TeachECE team below.
Spell Your Name Sensory Bin via Mom Inspired Life
Learning Names in Preschool with ALL 5 Senses! via The Preschool Toolbox
Scratch and Sniff Names via Fun-A-Day
Fun Kindergarten Math Activities Using Their Names via Capri + 3
All About Me Math Race via Still Playing School
DIY My Name Puzzle Printable Template via Learning 2 Walk
Name Recognition Snack via Munchkins and Moms
Build my name via Rainy Day Mum
All About Me DIY Puzzles for Preschoolers via Life Over C’s