Learning About My Body

18-24 Months

FromInfant-Toddler Social Studies,  Carla Goble

What to have Crayons Large sheets of paper

What to do Use a crayon to trace each toddler’s hands onto a large sheet of paper. Count his fingers as you draw. Have crayons of different skin-tone colors available for the toddlers to color their hands if they want. Note that toddlers should not be required to color inside lines. Scribbling all around and on the drawn hands is the focus of this activity. Write the child’s name on his hand picture. Put the hand pictures on the wall at toddlers’ eye level where the toddlers can see and talk about them.

Why - to promote awareness of bodies - to teach the names of body parts - to promote the development of a positive sense of self

For more activities check out
Infant-Toddler Social Studies: Activities to Develop a Sense of Self

By Carla Goble Copyright 2018 18-24 Months

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