ParentPod
1:6

All About Me Portrait

Domain: Emotional

In this activity, your child will create a paper person that resembles him/her to helpidentify his/her special characteristics!

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Materials:

  • Colored Paper
  • Hand mirror
  • Washable markers
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Stickers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom-pom balls
  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • Yarn
  • Child friendly safety scissors

Importance of Activity:

  • Your child will use observation and math skills as he/she counts the number and different types of his/her facial features. Your child will work on his/her verbal skills as he/she answers questions. The child’s fine motor skills will be used when he/she decorates the paper person.

Goals:

  • identifies characteristics, preferences and experiences as similar and different from others
  • understands the meaning of verbal language and responds verbally with words, phrases and ideas

Suggested Dialogue:

  • What do you see in the mirror?
  • What color is your hair?
  • How many eyes do you have?
  • Can you tell me about what you are making?
  • What is special about you?
  • What color eyes does your paper person have?
  • What color hair?
  • Tell me about this portrait. What do you like about it?
  • What do you like about being with others who are special to you?

Instructions:

  1. Sing the song with your child.
  2. Place the mat on the playing area.
  3. Gather the needed materials.
  4. Give your child the hand mirror to look in. Ask the child to describe him/herself. Say, “What do you see?”
  5. Suggest to your child to draw him/herself on the paper bag. Say, “We are going to make this paper person look just like you!”
  1. Help your draw him/her on the lunch paper bag and encourage your child to use washable markers, pipe cleaners, pom-pom balls, stickers, and yarn to decorate. You can also suggest to the child to use the colored paper to cut shapes and glue them on the paper bag.
  2. Ask the child to describe his/her work.
  3. Ask your child questions such as,“What is special about you?” “What do you like when you are with people who are special to you?
  4. End the activity by singing the song with your child.
  5. Clean up together. Fold the playing mat together and put it away.
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ParentPod 1:6

All About Me Portrait

Domain: Emotional

Learning Foundation: Social Emotional

Song: I Like You When

Activity: Special People in My Life

In this activity, your child will create a paper person that resembles him/her to help identify his/her special characteristics!

Materials

  • Colored Paper
  • Hand mirror
  • Washable markers
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Stickers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom-pom balls
  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • Yarn
  • Child friendly safety scissors

Importance of Activity

Array

Desired Outcomes

  • identifies characteristics, preferences and experiences as similar and different from others
  • understands the meaning of verbal language and responds verbally with words, phrases and ideas

Suggested Dialogue

  • What do you see in the mirror?
  • What color is your hair?
  • How many eyes do you have?
  • Can you tell me about what you are making?
  • What is special about you?
  • What color eyes does your paper person have?
  • What color hair?
  • Tell me about this portrait. What do you like about it?
  • What do you like about being with others who are special to you?

Instructions

  1. Sing the song with your child.
  2. Place the mat on the playing area.
  3. Gather the needed materials.
  4. Give your child the hand mirror to look in. Ask the child to describe him/herself. Say, “What do you see?”
  5. Suggest to your child to draw him/herself on the paper bag. Say, “We are going to make this paper person look just like you!”
  6. Help your draw him/her on the lunch paper bag and encourage your child to use washable markers, pipe cleaners, pom-pom balls, stickers, and yarn to decorate. You can also suggest to the child to use the colored paper to cut shapes and glue them on the paper bag.
  7. Ask the child to describe his/her work.
  8. Ask your child questions such as,“What is special about you?” “What do you like when you are with people who are special to you?
  9. End the activity by singing the song with your child.
  10. Clean up together. Fold the playing mat together and put it away.

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