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By Lorelli MojicaEarly Years teacher and writer

Celebrate every child’s uniqueness with these fun and practical ideas for activities

Boy throwing foam letters

Activities in this article:

  1. Coat of arms
  2. Fingerprint quilt
  3. Name game

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Editor of Nursery Education PLUS, Tracey Brand, introduces the ‘About me’ themed activities and offers more ideas for exploring the topic with your children:

“We are all unique and have our own fantastic qualities. Draw attention to each child’s individual interests and create a special coat of arms. There will be lots of action in the ‘Name game’ sound pit as children hurry to find letters and take turns to throw them out too! Young children will love contributing to a shared ‘Fingerprint quilt’. Why not extend this activity with some police role play and fingerprint detectives? We even have a ‘Hand and fingerprints’ activity sheet for you to use.”

Hand and fingerprints activity sheet

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1. Coat of arms

Create a coat of arms

Knowledge and Understanding of the World


Development matters: Talk about past and future events (30­­­–50 months); Begin to differentiate between past and present (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: Finds out about past and present events in own life and in those of family members and other people they know.

Group size: Small groups.

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