peaPod
4:2

Scribbling Me

Domain:

In this activity, you and your toddler will listen to the song and follow the lyrics tomake a self-portrait.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle of exploration (18+ months)

    Age:

    Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

  • Song:

    It’s Great to Be Me

  • Activity:

    Scribbling Me

Materials:

  • Song
  • Paper
  • Crayons or markers

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Fine motor skills development
  • Communication and development of language
  • Development of early literacy
  • Sense of self-worth
  • New experiences and discoveries

Key Developmental Facts:

  • Mark-making and scribbling are the first skills in the development of drawing behavior among young infants and toddlers.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your toddler to listen and follow the lyrics to create their self-portrait. Following directions in the song and drawing themselves is a great way for your child to develop self-worth, communication, understand sequence of events, and exercise fine-motor skills. Spending time with your toddler communicating, interacting and turn-taking, establishes the building blocks for social development as well as language development.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Let’s listen to this song.
  • What is the song about?
  • Let’s follow the song and draw our portrait on the paper
  • I am happy to be me! I have ______ eyes and _______ hair.
  • Let’s see, what color are your eyes and what is your hair color?
  • What else makes you feel great to be you?
  • I feel great about being me because I am your _________ and I love you so much.
  • What color crayon would you like to use to draw yourself?
  • My favorite color is _____________; what is your favorite?
  • I like the way you hold the crayon and color!

Instructions:

  1. Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” while highlighting the things that make the toddler great!
  2. Offer your toddler paper, crayons or markers.
  3. Encourage your child to select the colors they want.
  4. Listen to the song again and have your child draw their self-portrait.
  5. Pay attention to how the toddler reacts and engages in this activity. Follow their lead.
  6. Help your toddler follow the lyrics and use the suggested dialogue to converse about the things that make them great! Take turns to create a reciprocal conversation and encourage babbling and talking. Talking to your toddler is important so they can hear and can listen to spoken language.
  7. Praise your child for the way they draw and color.
  8. When your toddler is done drawing and coloring, help them write their name on the paper.
  9. You can also add the things your toddler says about what makes them great!
  10. Hang the paper on the wall in a place you both selected.
  11. End the activity by listening to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” and dancing to the music together.

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peaPod 4:2

Scribbling Me

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle of exploration (18+ months)

Age: Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

Song: It’s Great to Be Me

In this activity, you and your toddler will listen to the song and follow the lyrics to make a self-portrait.

Materials

  • Song
  • Paper
  • Crayons or markers

Desired Outcomes

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Fine motor skills development
  • Communication and development of language
  • Development of early literacy
  • Sense of self-worth
  • New experiences and discoveries

Key Developmental Facts

  • Mark-making and scribbling are the first skills in the development of drawing behavior among young infants and toddlers.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your toddler to listen and follow the lyrics to create their self-portrait. Following directions in the song and drawing themselves is a great way for your child to develop self-worth, communication, understand sequence of events, and exercise fine-motor skills. Spending time with your toddler communicating, interacting and turn-taking, establishes the building blocks for social development as well as language development.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Let’s listen to this song.
  • What is the song about?
  • Let’s follow the song and draw our portrait on the paper
  • I am happy to be me! I have ______ eyes and _______ hair.
  • Let’s see, what color are your eyes and what is your hair color?
  • What else makes you feel great to be you?
  • I feel great about being me because I am your _________ and I love you so much.
  • What color crayon would you like to use to draw yourself?
  • My favorite color is _____________; what is your favorite?
  • I like the way you hold the crayon and color!

Instructions

  • Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” while highlighting the things that make the toddler great!
  • Offer your toddler paper, crayons or markers.
  • Encourage your child to select the colors they want.
  • Listen to the song again and have your child draw their self-portrait.
  • Pay attention to how the toddler reacts and engages in this activity. Follow their lead.
  • Help your toddler follow the lyrics and use the suggested dialogue to converse about the things that make them great! Take turns to create a reciprocal conversation and encourage babbling and talking. Talking to your toddler is important so they can hear and can listen to spoken language.
  • Praise your child for the way they draw and color.
  • When your toddler is done drawing and coloring, help them write their name on the paper.
  • You can also add the things your toddler says about what makes them great!
  • Hang the paper on the wall in a place you both selected.
  • End the activity by listening to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” and dancing to the music together.

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