An All About Me preschool theme is the perfect back-to-school theme! We have included literacy ideas, math and science fun, arts and crafts, and even social-emotional support. You’ll find the free download of our FREE all about me preschool lesson plans at the end of this post!
All About Me Preschool Activities
An All About Me preschool theme is the perfect introduction to school, family, and friends. It’s so important to build confidence, develop a sense of worth, and make connections with our peers and adults.
This theme includes celebrating our similarities and differences, exploring different types of families, and learning to navigate feelings and emotions. Young children can be egocentric (which is developmentally appropriate for their age) so as parents and educators it’s important to spotlight the value and wonder of others and develop some of those social-emotional values, such as empathy, loyalty, and kindness. These wonderful traits all begin with children learning their worth and the worth of others.
We have put together over 15 all about me themed activities and we can’t wait to share them with you! Each activity is described in the post and all bundled together for you in a FREE download at the end! Happy back to school!
FAQ About an All About Me Preschool Theme
You may have a few questions about teaching this preschool theme! Check out these frequently asked questions for how to teach your preschoolers about All About Me.
A great way to begin is with each child’s name. A name is uniquely special to each child and honors their sense of worth. Invite children to talk about their likes and dislikes and encourage them to share about their families. Children will soon learn that they have a lot in common or will learn how very different their families might be!
Invite children to create their own faces using yarn, markers, and skin-colored faces or draw their own self-portraits. Use play dough to create different emotions and discuss how to deal with those feelings. Proudly display the children’s artwork of themselves for all to see. Encourage children to learn other children’s names through role-play and posting pictures of each other. Discuss feelings and emotions and how to navigate conflicts.
It’s important for preschoolers to recognize important parts about themselves and others including that each child is unique, we all grow and change differently, we are all a part of a family, and we have different feelings and emotions each day. Additionally, discussing how we deal with those big emotions and make friendships is part of an all-about-me theme as well.
Important Info about these All About Me Lesson Plans
These lesson plans for preschoolers are just one theme in a set of over 40 that will become a part of my free Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans.
The Learn at Home Preschool Lesson Plans is a set of free lesson plans you can use to teach your preschooler at home.
Each set of lesson plans is centered around a weekly theme and includes a minimum of 16 activities that can be done throughout the week. They are designed to be done at home with parents, but many preschool teachers are using these lesson plans, too!
Just glance over the lessons each day, gather the very few materials needed, and you’re ready to go!
All the preschool learning activities are quick and easy to set up, requiring very little (if any at all) prep and only require the most basic of household materials. This makes them especially easy for parents to implement…and this makes preschool teachers happy, too!
These activities also work wonderfully in the classroom, and if you’re a preschool teacher who is remotely teaching you can send these lesson plans to your student’s parents.
Engaging Preschool Activities for an All About Me Theme
We’ve put together high-quality and super fun activities and ideas for your preschool all about me theme. From art to songs and everything in between, these all about me lesson plans are a great fit for your preschool plan book and make for a great start to the school year.
Literacy Activities for an All About Me Preschool Theme
Name Practice – Print out the editable name practice sheet. Using alphabet beads, magnet letters, or even cut-up letters on a piece of paper, invite your preschooler to build their name. Then read their name and attempt to identify the letters. If you can spell their name in a sing-song way, it often helps it stick! Then invite your preschooler to trace their name. For more fun, hide the letters of their name around the room and come back to put their name in order.
My All About Me Book – Fold a few pieces of printer paper in half and staple them on the side. Invite your preschooler to create a book about themselves. Invite them to draw their favorite things, foods, places to go, toys. Include family and pets too.
Include real photos if possible. Encourage them to label their pictures with the first sound they hear in the word. Invite them to share their work with family members and have them practice reading the book aloud.
Don’t Forget Picture Books!
These high-quality all about me themed books are a great way to introduce how special and unique we are as individuals. This is a book list for our best-loved picture books for an All About Me theme.
Math and Science Activities for an All About Me Theme in Preschool
Fingerprint Counting – Using paint or a stamp pad, invite your preschooler to press each finger in the paint and stamp it on a piece of paper. Ask them, how many fingers do you have? What do you notice about each fingerprint? Do you see the lines on each finger? Use a magnifying glass to examine closer. Explain that each person has fingerprints that are unique to themselves.
All About My Family with Numbers – Help your preschooler see how numbers are used in daily life. Ask, how old are you? How many letters are in your name? How many pets live in your house? How many family members do you have? How many boys and how many girls? What other ways can we use numbers or counting each day?
All About Body Parts – Using kraft paper, draw an outline of your preschooler. Then print the body parts labels and invite the child to label the parts of the body. Allow your preschooler to cut out the parts and use tape to label the body. Encourage your preschooler to say the first letter of each body part and show them the first letter matches that first sound in the word.
Playful Preschool Learning Activities for an All About Me Theme
Make Handprint Leaves – Using brown, red, or yellow paint and make a fall handprint leaf. Using a permanent marker, draw the veins on the “leaf”. Ask your preschooler, “Why do you think the leaves have veins? Do you know we have veins?” Explain the purpose of veins in both humans and leaves to your preschooler.
Do Kid Yoga – Stretch and move with a little relaxing yoga designed for kids. Yoga is perfect for calming down excited bodies, as well as, learning how to follow directions and participate. Check out this kid yoga video and head out on a bear hunt!
Make a Sensory Path – Using chalk outside, draw a sensory path. Include the alphabet, numbers, hop, jump, tip-toe, and walk in a swirly line. The options are endless. Check out this link for more information on sensory paths.
Social-Emotional Activities for an All About Me Preschool Theme
Friendship Playdough – Download and print the friendship playdough characters. These friendship characters allow children to role-play how to make a friend and ways to talk to others, which is especially important in preschool and kindergarten. They can help us model discussion starters and introduce ourselves, along with taking turns and building language skills. You can use these friendship characters or you can use any dolls, figures, Lego characters, or stuffed animals to model how to be a friend with your preschoolers.
I Can Be Anything – Go to YouTube and read the story, I Can Be Anything by Jerry Spinelli. This book highlights the importance of the many likes and dislikes that makes us who we are. After reading, invite your preschooler to go back through the story and decide what pages show who they are.
What other things do they love to do? Or really dislike? We are special and unique just who we are and our personalities and favorites make us all different in the most wonderful ways.
Just Plain Fun All About Me Activities for Preschoolers
All About Me Art – Grab some paper and fun materials like yarn, googly eyes, buttons, and glue. Invite your preschooler to make art that looks like themselves! Plus you are building those fine motor skills too!
Playdough Faces – Let’s get some play dough and make some faces! Use googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and even add some body parts from a Mr. Potato Head set.
Mirror Self-Reflection – Take a look in a mirror. What do you see? What color are your eyes? Your hair? How many ears do you have? Talk about our body parts and how we use them every day as part of our 5 senses. Make a pretend play mirror with aluminum foil and construction paper and have fun!
Get Online Activities for an All About Me Theme
Online Story – Go to YouTube and listen to the story, I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont. After listening, discuss with your preschooler: What things do you like about yourself? What are some silly things that could grow on your body that you would still love about yourself? (Perhaps an elephant trunk or shark teeth!)
What’s Your Name Video – Help your preschooler master the art of introducing yourself!
What I Am Sesame Street – What are some words to describe what you are? This video is motivating and reminds us how important and special we are!
Make Your All About Me Theme Even Better!
Sometimes (not always), what turns a great preschool theme into an exceptional one is having some extra special materials specific to that theme. These are some of the All About Me toys and activity kits I like to use with my preschoolers.
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I am an educator, book enthusiast, and a stay at home momma to two precious and long-awaited littles. My degree is in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction and I have spent the last 15 years working with young children. I feel very fortunate to have this time to watch my babies grow and I can’t wait to share my passion for learning and reading with you!