Preschool Weekly Activity Schedule (13) – All About Me

September 2nd, 2010 by Dionna | 2 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Children, Eclectic Learning, Learning Activity Series, Preschoolers, Toddlers

Formerly known as “Toddler Activities Schedule,” the Preschool Weekly Activity Schedule is designed to help parents and caretakers of toddlers and preschoolers do one easy – but enriching – activity with their children each day of the week.

Each week features fun and educational activities; book, music, and sign language suggestions; and other ideas to help adults and children connect through learning and fun. Please check out the archives for other themes and activities.

This week’s topic is “All About Me,” one of your child’s favorite subjects.

Sunday – Messy Play

*Fingerprint Art: Use paint to make cute fingerprint characters.

Monday – Exploring Our World

*The Differences Among Us: Celebrate the differences that make us all unique! Take a few old magazines and cut out pictures of people – find different ages, ethnicities, etc. Make a collage with your child, and talk about how the people are the same and different. PBS has a few more ideas to celebrate diversity.1

Tuesday – Pretend Play

*Photo Shoot/Dress Up: Get the camera ready, your little one is going to be a model. First, ask them to make all kinds of faces – happy, sad, angry, surprised, take a picture of every face and see if she can label them later. Then, play dress up and take pictures of your child in different costumes. You could also talk about different jobs people have using the different dress-up clothes.

Wednesday – Science Adventures

*My Fingerprints (Child Identification Kit): this activity will not only serve as our science adventure for the week, it’s also an important one for every parent to do for safety’s sake: we’re going to create identification kits for our kids. There is a free kit available from Project Jason, it is in PDF format and ready to print. While the chances of your child being abducted are slim to none, this kit can give you a little peace of mind.

For the fingerprint portion, you’ll just need an ink pad. Talk to your little one about how everyone has a unique fingerprint, that our fingerprints help us pick things up, and that we leave our fingerprints whenever we touch something. It is also fun to look at them through magnifying glasses.

Thursday – Language/Pre-Reading

*Write a Biography: Write a story about your little one, and let her help you fill in the details. Include details like where she lives, who is in her family, what her favorite food is, etc.

Friday – Fun with Numbers

*Measure Me: Using string, measure your child’s height and talk about how many inches/feet he is. If he is interested, help him measure other body parts and things around the house too.

Saturday – Weekly Yoga Pose

*Calming Body Breath Meditation: This parent-guided meditation will help your child learn how to focus and relax. Visit Be Present Mama for full details of the meditation, but here is a snippet:

Take your child’s foot into your hand and say , “Let’s close our eyes. Now picture your feet in your head and think about how they feel. Take a deep breath as you picture your feet and relax.  Breathe into your ankles, allowing them to be soft and relax. And now your lower legs…” As you talk about each body part, touch that part to help your child bring his focus there.

Book and Music Suggestions

*Hokey Pokey: Sing the Hokey Pokey and shake out different body parts
*Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox – beautifully illustrated!
*About Me songs and rhymes at Everything Preschool
*A collection of books “about me

  1. And for my fellow middle class white parents, yes – it is healthy to talk about race.

2 Responses to:
"Preschool Weekly Activity Schedule (13) – All About Me"

  1. You are so good at this! Great week of activities, hopefully the perfect springboard for getting back to more structured/planned activities with Everett. We’ve hardly done any since Kellan was born!

  2. Semi-crunchy mama   crunchymamato2

    Great ideas! I’ve been wanting to start some more structured activities with my three year-old. Can’t wait to look through the other related posts.

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