Toddler Program - All About Me
by Patricia Peters

Books to Share

Bearcub and Mama by Sharon Jennings
Here are My Hands by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
Ooh La La Polka-Dot Boots by Ellen Olson-Brown
Ready for Summer by Marthe Jocelyn
Toes, Ears, & Nose! by Marion Dane Bauer

Books to Show or Booktalk

Clothes / Ropa by Kathleen Petelinsek and E. Russell Primm
I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
Mimi by Carol Baicker-McKee
We’ve All Got Bellybuttons! by David Martin

Bulletin Board

Books About ME!

At the center of the display, place large cutouts of two children in summer gear, carrying library cards and book bags.  Highlight books about the human body, the five senses, and self-esteem by copying book jackets and displaying those around the child cutouts.



For each child, make a plain rectangular nametag with the word “ME” in capital letters on the top half and the child’s first name in capital letters on the lower half.

A Drawing of a square nametag with the word "ME" written on it



Me! Me! Me!

(by Patricia Peters)

Click on file below to open the song file in mp3 format.

All About MeMeMe song (mp3)

Who lives inside my skin?
Who has two eyes, two ears?
Who likes to eat and read and play?

Dance and Movement Songs

Tony Chestnut


Tony Chestnut knows I love you!   (Touch in order: toe, knee, chest, head for “nut”, nose, eye; cross arms; point to friend)
Tony knows!  Tony knows!   (Touch toe, knee, nose, toe, knee, nose)
Tony Chestnut knows I love you!   (Touch in order: toe, knee, chest, nut (head), nose, eye; cross arms; point to friend)
That’s what Tony knows!   (Touch toe, knee, nose)

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes

(Traditional. Touch each part of the body as you sing.)

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes!
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes!
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes!

Audio Recordings

“Getting Dressed” on Music Timeby Johnette Downing
“Body Parts” on Music Timeby Johnette Downing
“Baby Hop”, “Wiggles and Giggles” and “Show Off Medley” on Diaper Gym by Priscilla Hegner

Flannel Boards

A Face Like Mine

Enlarge the patterns below for eyes, nose, mouth and earsand cut them out.  As you add each part to the flannel board, ask the children to touch their own eyes, nose, etc.  Add yarn for hair.

An illustration of what to put on a flannel board including patterns of a mouth, eyes, nose and moustache

I Can Get Dressed by Myself

Make a felt body outline using the pattern provided.  Choose a color from the black to beige spectrum that is appropriate for your group, or choose a completely different color.  Also using the patterns, make in contrasting color to the body.  Begin with the body outline on the flannel board.  Then name each article of clothing as you place it on the flannel board, allowing the children to help you place each item correctly.  Try putting each one in the wrong place, and letting the children correct you.

Shows what to put on a flannel board, has an outline of a body as a pattern to use

Shows what can be put on a flannel board, shows the pattern of clothes to put on the previous outline of a figure pattern


Polka-Dot Boots
  • Pair of boots shape made of construction paper
  • Markers
  • Small pieces of construction or tissue paper in any shape, or  ½-inch adhesive dots in bright colors
  • Glue sticks

Before storytime and using the accompanying pattern, cut out a pair of boots for each child.  Let each child glue small pieces of paper (or stick dots) on boots.  Use markers to complete and to write each child’s name on their finished product.

A pattern to put on a flannel board of a pair of boots

A Face Like Mine
  • Sheets of construction paper with large circles drawn in the center
  • Eyes, ears, mouth, nose cut out of construction paper using the accompanying patterns
  • Yarn of various colors
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers

Before storytime, draw a large circle in the center of a piece of construction paper for each child.  Allow each child to glue parts on the “face” circle and then glue on yarn for hair.  Use markers to write each child’s name on his or her “face.”

Games and Activities

I Can Get Dressed By Myself

Before storytime, make enough body outlines and clothes from felt for each child to have one set, using the flannel board patterns.  Place each set in a zipper bag.  Give a bag to each child at the appropriate time.  Allow children and caregivers to work together to place clothes on the body.  You can collect each set when the activity or program is over or this can be a take-home activity.

Page last modified: January 25, 2012