All of Me
Social Studies/Art Activity
In this activity, children will draw pictures showing some of the different
aspects of their lives and share the pictures with classmates. In doing so,
they will develop a better appreciation of the roles they fill in their
families and in their community.
WHAT YOU NEED
WHAT TO DO
- Discuss with children the fact that they fill many different roles in their
families. Point out that a girl may be a daughter, a sister, a niece, and a
granddaughter, while a boy may be a son, a brother, a nephew, and a grandson.
Ask children to tell about the different roles they fill in their families. Record
their answers on the board or on chart paper. Then ask children to think about what
roles they fill in the community. Point out that they are students and ask them what
else they do. For example, are they on a soccer or T-ball team? Add their responses
to the list.
- Distribute copies of the All of Me sheet and have children draw pictures to show
some of the different roles they fill in their lives (some children may need more than
one sheet). Children can refer to the list created earlier for help in labeling their
- When children are finished, have them share their pictures with the class. You may
want to mount the diagrams on an All About Me bulletin board.
- You may want to extend this activity by graphing the number of children in your class who fill
different roles, such as big sister, little brother, soccer player, pet owner, etc.
- You may want to have children role-play some of the aspects of their lives depicted in
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