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

  • crayons and/or colored pencils
  • All of Me worksheet (Image file: Print and copy.)

What to Do

  1. 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.
  2. Distribute copies of the All of Me worksheet 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 pictures.
  3. When children are finished, have them share their pictures with the class. You may want to mount the pictures on an All About Me bulletin board.

Teaching Options

  • 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, and so forth.
  • You may want to have children role-play some of the aspects of their lives depicted in their pictures.