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September 16, 2014

Weekly Preschool Lesson Plans – All About Me

Preschoolers are at such a fun developmental stage because they are learning to be an individual and starting to understand all the amazing things that they can do. This week’s preschool lesson plan will help your preschooler explore who he is.

This preschool All About Me theme can be done in a preschool setting, daycare setting, or at home as part of a homeschool preschool curriculum. Feel free to pick and choose activities that fit your preschooler’s developmental needs.

For activities that require specialized materials, I’ve tried to provide variations that you can do with things you have at home. Check out your local library for some of the great all about me books to do this preschool theme on a budget.

Preschool Supplies Needed this Week

  • Preschool Book – I Like Myself!
  • Colored construction paper, cut in half
  • Buttons
  • Pieces of yarn
  • old magazines
  • safety scissors
  • paper plate
  • paint
  • a picture of your preschooler
  • A Homemade Preschool Feel Box
  • Non-toxic ink pad
  • magnifying glass
  • empty egg carton
  • dried beans
  • A sharpened pencil
  • A rolling pin
  • Wax Paper
  • A large baking sheet
  • Ingredients for salt dough – Salt, water, flour

Monday

Circle Time - Go through your daily circle time routine, including talking about the calendar, weather, and singing the days of the week song.

Introduce the “All About Me” Theme. Talk with the preschoolers about how there are things about each of them that are the same and there are things about each of them that are different. Explore some of the things that are the same about the preschoolers in the class. Have all preschoolers with blond hair stand up. Have all preschoolers who are wearing something blue stand up. Have all preschoolers who have brown eyes stand up.

Music and Movement – Sing Head Shoulders Knees and Toes. Sing it fast and slow. Loud and Soft.

Arts and Crafts – Create page one of an All About Me Book (a self-portrait).

Salt Dough Handprint - Help your preschooler make a mold of his hand in salt dough and bake it.

Language and Reading – Read I Like Myself! Have preschoolers share all of the things that they like about themselves with the preschool class.

Preschool Math ActivityHow Tall Am I?

Tuesday

Circle Time - Go through your daily circle time routine, including talking about the calendar, weather, and singing the days of the week song.

Play  I Spy Friends to help everyone get to know all of the other preschoolers in their new preschool class.

Music and Movement – Sing If You Are Happy and You Know it. Add variation to the song by using unexpected actions such as, run around, dance around, say hello, etc.

Arts and Crafts – Create page two of an All About Me Book (Things I Like).

Language and Reading – Re-read I Like Myself! Have preschoolers talk about things they do to make themselves feel better when they feel sad.

Math and SciencePreschool Biology Activity – Eye Dilation

People Puzzle – Glue a picture of your preschooler to a piece of thick cardstock or cardboard. Cut the picture up into puzzle pieces and have your preschooler practice putting the pieces together.

Wednesday

Circle Time - Go through your daily circle time routine, including talking about the calendar, weather, and singing the days of the week song.

Introduce the Preschool Feel Box . Tell the preschoolers that they will take turns reaching inside the feel box. Let preschoolers know that you expect them not to guess what is inside the feel box until everyone has had a chance to have a turn. Include any item related to the current preschool theme. You may include a sock, a watch, a small hand or foot figure, a bar of soap, etc.

Music and Movement – Do the Hokey Pokey.

Arts and Crafts – Create page three of an All About Me Book (I Am Special).

Salt Dough Handprint - Help your preschooler paint his salt dough handprint.

Math and Science – Fingerprint Exploring

Language and Reading – Re-read I Like Myself!

Start a Preschool Alphabet Wall. Hang the printed letters on the wall. Have each preschooler help to decorate the letter that their name starts with.

Thursday

Circle Time - Go through your daily circle time routine, including talking about the calendar, weather, and singing the days of the week song.

Print your preschooler’s name and several other names (maybe members of your family) in easy to read letters on a piece of paper. Post the names all over the room. Have your preschooler walk around the room and practice finding their name. Talk about the things that are different about each name. Maybe several names start with the same letter but one is long and one is short. Talk about the things that are the same about each preschooler’s name. Name recognition is an important first step to literacy.

Music and Movement – Sing the ABC’s. Have your preschooler stand up when they sing the letter that their name starts with. Sing the ABC’s again. This time have your reschooler stand up and sit back down when they hear any letter that is in their name.

Arts and Crafts – Create page four of an All About Me Book (My Favorite Color).

Math and Science – Sit in a circle with your preschooler. Tell him that you are going to blow up a balloon and you need him to count how many times you have to blow before the balloon is full. Blow into the balloon and pinch it closed after each breath so you can count with your preschooler.

Language and Reading – Read Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon . This is such a great preschool book that teaches kids to have confidence in themselves and love the things that make them different. I’d highly recommend buying this one or checking it out from the library. Ask your preschooler to think of something that makes him different and talk about why that makes him special.

Friday

Circle Time - Go through your daily circle time routine, including talking about the calendar, weather, and singing the days of the week song.

Have your preschooler find one of his favorite things and use words to describe it to you. Ask him to be descriptive and try and describe it to someone who can’t see it, just like if he was talking on the phone.

Music and Movement – Play Ring Around the Rosy.

Arts and Crafts – Create page five of an All About Me Book (My Family). Assemble the book and have your preschooler “read” it to you by making up a story to go along with each page.

Math and Science – Play the Egg Carton Counting Game.

Language and Reading – Re-read I Like Myself!. Talk to your preschooler about how special you think he is and tell him what your favorite things about him are.

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About Rachel

Rachel knows what it is like to be busy and worry about balancing everything without losing your sanity. As a homeschooling mom of 6 incredibly different kids, including newborn twins (and one tiny angel who passed away at birth), she's just about seen it all . . . when she isn't too sleep deprived to notice.

Rachel holds a B.A. in English and is a former teacher. She is the creator of Busy Mommy Media and works as a freelance writer from home.

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  1. I think it is so fun to be able to share these great preschool ideas on-line. So many people will benefit when they use them. Come over and visit me athttp:// toddlersthroughpreschool.com Cathie

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