Everyone's A Winner
by Catherine Clyde
Books to Share
- ABC, I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson.
- Boy, You’re Amazing! by Virginia Kroll.
- Girl, You’re Amazing! by Virginia Kroll.
- If You’re Happy and You Know It! by Jan Ormerod.
- I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off A Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis.
- Two Girls Can! by Keiko Narahashi.
Books to Show or Booktalk
- From Head to Toe By Eric Carle.
- Guess Who, Baby Duck! by Amy Hest.
- I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson.
- Incredible Me! by Kathi Appelt.
Everyone’s a Winner!
Place the caption “Everyone’s a Winner!” in the middle of your bulletin board. Collect photographs or cut out pictures of children. Place them on the bulletin board inside construction paper frames made in the shape of stars, trophies, medals, etc.
- “I Have a Nose” from Toddle on Over: Developing Infant and Toddler Literature Programs by Robin Works Davis.
- “I Have Ten Little Fingers” and “Footplay” from Finger Plays and Foot Plays for Fun and Learning by Rosemary Hallum and Henry Glass.
- “Look at Me!” from Good for You! Toddler Rhymes for Toddler Times by Stephanie Calmenson.
Rhymes and Poetry
“Look What I Can Do” from Toddler Time by Francesca Simon.
- “Celebrate!” on Turning It Upside Down by Lois LaFond and the Rockadiles.
- “Nobody Else Like Me” on Nobody Else Like Me by Cathy Fink.
- “Sammy” on Getting to Know Myself by Hap Palmer.
- “What a Miracle” on Walter the Waltzing Worm by Hap Palmer.
“Can You Do This?” from Flannelboard Stories for Infants and Toddlers by Ann and Mary Carlson.
- Paper plates
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Glue sticks
In advance, cut out two circles for eyes on each paper plate. Glue a jumbo craft stick to the back of each plate, about 1/3 of the way up so that part of the stick hangs over the edge to be used as a mask handle. Cover a table with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth for protection. Give each child one paper plate and demonstrate how to draw a face on the front side. Since this is an exercise in spontaneous creativity for the children, eyes, noses, and mouths may be in funny places. Show them how to use the craft stick handle to hold the paper mask up over their own faces.
Games and Activities
(Adapted by Catherine Clyde from Rhinoceros Tap by Sandra Boynton.)
In advance, cut half circles from construction paper. Roll the half circles into horn shapes and secure the edges with scotch tape. Attach a small piece of double sticky-sided tape to the back of cotton balls or pom-poms. These will be attached to the children’s clothes and become a belly button. Give the children the horns to hold up and pretend to put on their heads, and the belly buttons to stick on their clothes. Lead them in a dance while pointing out the horns, head, mouth, and belly buttons in the song.
- Finger Plays and Foot Plays for Fun and Learning by Rosemary Hallum and Henry Glass.
- Flannelboard Stories for Infants and Toddlers by Ann and Mary Carlson.
- Good for You! Toddler Rhymes for Toddler Times by Stephanie Calmenson.
- Rhinoceros Tap by Sandra Boynton.
- Toddle on Over: Developing Infant and Toddler Literature Programs by Robin W. Davis.
- Toddler Time by Francesca Simon.