What is your favorite ‘get to know you’ activity?
I love to do ‘fill me a bag.’ It involves the families, lets the child talk about her favorite things in front of the whole classroom (in a non-intimidating way)… and most kids really enjoy the show and tell aspect as well.
I found these great colorful envelopes for the kids to take home on the first day and attached a simple note with instructions:
Please help us to learn more about your child. We would love to learn what he likes to do, what are his favorite books and toys, what sport is he into? Fill this bag with things that help us learn something new and fun about him 🙂
If he likes to play with legos, put a small lego cube in. If he likes to read books, you can include his favorite… we will look at the things and carefully put them back to bring home the same day!
Fill-Me-a-Bag directions for your child:
- Fill this bag with 3-5 things that you can use to tell the class about yourself
- All your things need to fit in this bag
- You can decorate the bag if you wish
- Bring it back next time you come and tell us all about it
I cannot wait to see what the kids bring into the classroom. And now, I have to go and search for things to put in my envelope… hmmm… do you think my coffee mug would fit?