THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT ME!
A DREN’S CTIVITIE
S I Can Do This
Have children think of some activity they each really like to do or think they do
well. Examples may include kicking a ball, working a puzzle, singing a song,
telling a story, buttoning their clothes, drawing a picture, counting, or help-
ing another. Ask the children to draw, demonstrate, or talk about the activity.
They can display their picture for the group to see, show the group something
they do well, teach other children how to do something, or talk to the group
about something they can do. Encourage the group to show appreciation and
acceptance of each thing a child contributes. Help the children understand
that more than one person can be really good at an activity.
markers, crayons, chart paper, drawing paper, and props children need for
Make a self-help checklist for each
child, and include skills like brushing
teeth, combing hair, washing hands,
putting on shoes, putting on a coat,
zipping clothes, and tying shoes.
Read the chart to each child individ-
ually, and ask which of the tasks the
child knows how to do already. Help
the child check off those tasks.
LMPE Read and discuss Harold and the Pur-
ple Crayon, 50th Anniversary Edition,
by Crockett Johnson. Talk about all
of the things Harold can do with his
ALE Play, sing, and talk about “Shining
Like a Star” by Laura Doherty.
ALE Invite family members to visit and
tell about something they do well or
something their child does well.