Make a “Me Box!”

Activity 47 – Make a “Me Box!’*

Age Range – Preschool and Up

Area Being Developed – Social Development – Self-awareness and Self-esteem

Select a container for your child’s “Me Box.” It doesn’t have to be a box. It can be a grocery bag, shopping bag, some other kind of bag, a shoebox, a lunch box, or something else. The main idea is that you both like it. Then have fun with your child selecting a few items to go in it. All these should be representative of your child or things that your child really likes. In the beginning start collecting together. Then when you see that your child understands the concept and can continue freely, you no longer need to participate. Set five items as a maximum.

Each day set aside a time for your child to choose one or more items from the container for the two of you to talk about and enjoy together. Once you two have gone through all the items, have your child put them back where they were. In time, once the container is empty, start the game all over if you two would like.

Enrichment: As you play, observe your child. Find out as much as you can about his or her likes, dislikes and other forms of uniqueness.

The Holidays are coming! Use this tool to help you think about holiday gifts for your child.

*Adapted from Make Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program by Sally Goldberg.

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