This Is Me!

For this activity, have your child describe themselves on paper, then bind the pages together in a book.  A few page suggestions include the following:

  • “This is me” -a self-portrait
  • “This is my family” -a family portrait
  • “Here is my hand” -a hand tracing
  • “My favorite foods” -picture cutouts/print outs
  • “My favorite animals” -picture cutouts/print outs


  • Paper
  • Yarn
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Magazines
  • Writing Tools
  • Crayons
  • Markers

Age-appropriate Adaptations:

  • Two-year-olds—The parent can write down any words dictated by your child.  Create fewer pages.
  • Three-year-olds—Allow your child to decide what page of the book they would like to make today.  Allowing them some control in their daily choices will instill independence and self-esteem in your child.
  • Four-/Five-year-olds—Have your child write, in narrative form for each page, statements to extend the information provided about themselves. (e.g., “Here is my hand. 5 things I can do with my hands. Pet the cat….”)  Have them further illustrate each page.

Skills Supported:

  • Character Development: Self-awareness, self-esteem and identifying characteristics and qualities that make them unique.
  • Cultural Understanding: Appreciation of their cultural heritage.
  • Fine motor skills: With use of the markers and the scissors.