All About Me lesson plans provide an interactive and personal way for kids to learn all about themselves… and let’s face it, preschoolers LOVE to talk and share about themselves! All About Me is a popular theme for back to school and is one of the best preschool themes.
At the preschool age, young children are very egocentric and tend to focus on their own wants and perspectives. Not to fret, this is completely normal and developmentally appropriate for this age group! As children grow older, they start to develop empathy and are able to see different points of view.
Teaching children to share their likes, dislikes, as well as their talents and struggles, helps other children see how we all are different yet unique in our own way. The intentional conversations we create with young children when learning about their ideas and experiences are so important! They help our youngest students build quality relationships and create a sense of belonging amongst each other.
All About Me Lesson Plans
Now that we know why All About Me is such an important theme, let’s talk about what this unit entails! You can focus on characteristics such as hair, skin, eyes, in addition to likes, dislikes, similarities, and differences. This is the perfect time to graph all of their unique characteristics or to make a life-sized tracing of them. Check out this great list of All About Me ideas and activities for preschool!
We’ve found some awesome All About Me lesson plans and we are so excited to show you how to implement this engaging theme with your preschoolers! Scroll down to see what lesson plan options best fit your needs.
All About Me Poster
No All About Me theme is complete without this printable All About Me poster! It’s perfect to start the theme and comes with three different options. One has a space for their birthday, one has a space to tell about their pet, and the original version asks what they want to be when they grow up.
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All About Me theme lends itself to so many other themes too. Teaching preschoolers about emotions and feelings is so critical and is the perfect tie-in to any All About Me theme. Children can start to learn how their emotions can cause their faces to take on different expressions, and those expressions give us a clue about how another person is feeling.
One of our favorite ways to talk about emotions is with books and stories! Listening to a sympathetic story or character can really help when preschoolers are having trouble regulating their BIG feelings and emotions. We’ve got a whole list of All About Me books that are perfect for your circle time. Plus, check out our favorite books on kindness, friendship books, and more of what we think are the best books for preschool.
Another fun tie-in is name recognition, which is a perfect literacy connection. After all, names are pretty personal!
Here are some of our favorite name activities:
Family and Community
Depending on the age of your preschoolers, you may notice a difference in how you approach this theme. Younger preschoolers will typically want to talk predominantly about themselves. Spend this time discovering their favorite foods, learning about the things they love, talking about their immediate family, and of course favorite colors!
Older preschoolers on the other hand are full of ideas! They can’t wait to talk about all their family members, their community, and neighbors, as well as the basics like colors, foods, and toys. This is a great time to sing some animal songs about their favorite pets!
Hands-on Preschool All About Me Activities
Our Preschool Unit Lesson Plans have lots of hands-on activities and take the ease out of planning and preparation for the classroom or homeschool preschool! Get 24 All About Me activities with listed skills and book lists. These lesson plans allow for extra creativity and flexibility to plan the activities for the days that work best for you. Check them out in our preschool store!
Toddler All About Me Lesson Plan
This All About Me Lesson Plan is perfect for toddlers or young preschoolers. Get 20 fun and engaging activities to make an All About Me theme for two-year-olds. Perfect for engaging even our youngest learners and building their knowledge of self and others! Grab them in our toddler store.
Daily All About Me Lesson Plans
These classroom lesson plans from Preschool Teacher 101 have a daily and weekly schedule along with ideas for your centers. Perfect for the planners who want to have a clear plan and schedule for a preschool classroom.
These home preschool All About Me Lesson plans are specifically for doing preschool at home with full-day and half-day lesson plan options. Check them out at Home Preschool 101!
All About Me Printables
These All About Me printables for preschool and pre-k are perfect to pair with your manipulatives. Create playdough mats, binders, and more. Grab them over at Planning Playtime.