Kids are really good at talking about themselves. Take advantage of their chattiness by making an awesome art project that incorporates social studies and math skills! By plotting a "Me Timeline," they'll practice essential calendar skills and talk about the environment, community, and people around them.
Prepare a ten foot piece of butcher paper. Set the paper down horizontally and draw a line throughout the paper to make two horiztonal halves.
Begin by asking your child important events that happened to her, such as her birthday, when she said her first word (you might be better at answering some of these questions), meeting her best friend, and her first performance. As she tells you, write the date, including the month, day, and year, and event description or name on a piece of paper.
When you've finished recounting these events, order these events with your child from earliest to most recent.
On the butcher paper, write these events from left to right. Have your child draw a picture for each event!
Leave some extra space on the timeline for your child to add events that she remembers or new events!