Crayola invites you to celebrate
creativity together. Welcome to Create-to-Learn Family
Projects: Social and Emotional Learning. “The Best of Me” When children draw upon their strengths,
they see the many ways their skills and personalities shine. In this activity,
children will create illustrations that show how they interact with others.
Showing their best self in many situations helps develop self-awareness
and confidence. You will need: Triangular Crayons, a paper pad, Multicultural Markers, and Ultra-Clean Washable Markers in classic colors. Create: Create the
best of me posters by labeling four pieces of paper with four headings.
Children can help decide on the settings. Where do they interact with others?
Perhaps 1) the best of me at home, 2) the best of me at school, 3) the best
of me with family, and 4) the best of me with friends. On each page, children will
sketch ways they’re special and how they interact with others in their world. Present: Next, children share their art with family and friends. Encourage them
to talk about what inspires these drawings and how the pictures were
created. Respond: Ask children how the drawings can be organized into stories. Stories can be real or imaginary. Sharing stories about ourselves deepens
understanding of social and emotional skills that influence relationships with
others. Connect: When children draw upon their strengths, a window opens so we can see what they think and feel. Crayola invites your family to visit
Crayola.com for more activities that combine art with social and emotional learning.