Me Collage - Kindergarten Supplementary Activity

Through these About Me activities, students explore and identify their likes and dislikes, feelings, strengths and abilities, interests, and character traits. Students will recognize that these are important factors that make them special, contributing to an overall sense of positive self-concept. The activities also serve as an effective launch point for future investigation into their opportunities and career/life planning.

While we suggest Kindergarten as the recommended grade level for this activity, you can adapt it to suit the needs and interests of your class.

Purpose Materials
In this activity, students will create a personal collage. The purpose of this activity is to:
  • Help students identify their interests, strengths, traits, and other characteristics
  • Instill in students a respect for diversity and others’ interests
  • Promote a positive self-concept
To complete this activity, the following supplies are needed:
  • Brown craft paper or poster board
  • Old magazines, catalogues, and picture books
  • Colored construction paper
  • Crayons, pencil crayons, and markers
  • Glue
  • Safety scissors
In-App My Files
Students upload a photo of their About Me collage

Instructions

  1. With your class, brainstorm different information that students can include in their collages by asking questions such as:
    • What activities do you do in your free time?
    • What games or sports do you like to play?
    • What music do you like?
    • What’s your favorite food?
    • What do you like to learn about at school?
    • What are you really good at?
    • Who are your friends?
    • Do you have any pets?
    • What do you want to be when you grow up?
    • Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  2. Once students have reflected on their interests, strengths, experiences, and relationships, there are endless ways to approach creating a collage. You could have students lie down on a sheet of brown craft paper while a partner traces them (with your help) and helps them cut out their silhouette, or you can ask students to draw a picture of themselves and write their name in the center of a piece of poster board.
  3. When the paper has been prepared, students can draw or cut out pictures that represent their interests, strengths, feelings, traits, relationships, and experiences and glue them to the paper. Make sure students don’t leave large blank spaces between their images.
  4. After the collages are complete, each student can explain his or her collage to the rest of the class. Ask students to point out examples of similarities and differences in their collages. Explain that it’s important to respect people’s differences—it’s what makes them unique—and ask for examples of how to be respectful.

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