Name That Child
- Grades: PreK–K
- Use their language and observation skills as they describe themselves and learn about one another
- Camera and film
- Construction paper
Set Up and Prepare
- Take a photo of each child.
- Make individual flip books by pasting each photo onto a separate construction paper square.
- Then attach the top of each square to a sheet of construction paper.
- Write "This is. . ." above each photo and the child's name on the second sheet.
- Engage children in taking turns singing about their name and the letter it begins with.
- Sing the song to the tune of "A, My Name Is Alice." [First letter of your name], my name is [your name]. [First letter of your name], my name is [your name].
- Share these stories about different children and what they can do. Allison's ZinniaI Can! Red Day, Green Dayby Anita Lobel(Greenwillow)by Susan Winter(Dorling Kindersley) by Edith Kunhart(Greenwillow)
- One at a time, show children their photos. Lift the top sheet and point out the child's name on the second sheet. Then ask children about themselves, and write their comments below their name.
- What do you look like?
- What do you like to do in school? At home?
- How are we different from one another?
- How are we like one another?
Remember: Some children will need to dictate their comments.
Create sorting cards by making copies of the photos and pasting them to construction paper squares. Let children sort and match the cards by physical features (matching photos of children with curly hair) or by favorite activities (matching photos of children who like to dance).