All About Me Collage for Kids Self-Esteem/Character Building Activity for Kids

This All About Me Collage is a great activity to do with a group of children or for an individual child. A collage is a form of art where various pictures are arranged and glued to paper.  In this activity children make a collage that represents the things they like.  Ask kids what makes you, you? Let them tell you through art.  Follow the simple directions below to make an All About Me Collage.

Materials: Oaktag cut in half or any sturdy paper, Magazines, scissors, glue and markers
  1. Give each child a piece of paper.
  2. Have each child write his/her name in the middle of the paper.
  3. Have the children go through magazines and cut out pictures that represent them (i.e favorite color, food, style, sports,music what they want to be when they grow up and other things they like).
  4. When they have all their pictures cut out have them glue them to the paper around their name.  They can also draw pictures if like. Make sure that the children are glueing their pictures so they almost overlap leaving not blank spots on their paper.
  5. If doing this activity with a group of children have each child explain their collage to the group.
This activity is always a big hit with kids.  They have fun going through the magazines finding pictures. This is a great get to you know you activity. Sometimes kids are shy at first but once one stands up and explains what they made all the others will want to do they same.    You’ll learn a lot about the child and the child will feel good about themselves.

Dirt Pie

What kid doesn’t like dirt! This is a great recipe for a kids party, BBQ or Halloween.

This recipe can be done 2 ways.  You can have kids make it as an individual snack (great activity for a kids party) or you can make 1 big one. The recipe below is for an individal treat.

Ingredients:  2 cups of pudding (you can use the pre-packaged individual pudding snacks or make your own with Jell-O instant pudding or any brand you choose), gummy worms/insects about 5,  3 chocolate cookies (I used the ends of an Oreo cookie), 1 plastic snack bag

  1. Have kids add 1 cup of pudding to a clear bowl or large cup
  2. Put the 3 chocolate cookies in a plastic snack bag
  3. Have kids smash up the cookies inside the bag
  4. Add some of the cookie crumbs over the pudding
  5. Add some gummy worms/insects
  6. Add the second cup of pudding
  7. Add the rest of the cookies crumbs and gummy worms/insects
  8. Enjoy!!
I have done this activity at a birthday party and it was a huge success.  Kids love making it and eating it too!!
If you don’t want to do it as an activity you can make the dirt pie in a clean beach bucket and serve with the beach shovel.
For Halloween you can use a clear bowl and use gummy eye balls and green cookie crumbs.



Pizza Dough

Ingredients needed:

Kids love making their own pizza. Below is an easy pizza dough recipe.

1 1/2 -2 cups of flour (you can use white flour or whole wheat)

1/2 envelope of dry yeast

1/2 cup of warm water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Optional  a little salt

  1. Mix 1 1/4 cup of flower in a large bowl
  2. Add yeast
  3. cup of warm water
  4. Add vegetable oil
  5. Beat with mixer for 3 minutes
  6. Knead dough until smooth, if sticky add the rest of the flour as needed.
  7. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Create your pizza


Jump Rope Game Rhymes

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake cream on top,

Tell me the name of your sweetheart,

Is it A, B, C,D….

Jumper continues jumping until they miss.  Whichever letter he/she lands on has to use that letter to name a sweetheart.



Cinderella, dressed in yellow,

went to the ball to kiss a fellow,

She made a mistake,

and kissed a snake,

How many doctors did it take?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5….

Keep counting until jumper stops.



Fudge, Fudge call the judge,

_____(name of child whose jumping) having a baby,

Daddy going crazy,

Is it 1, 2, 3, 4, 5….

Keep counting until jumper stops


Teddy Bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around,

Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground,

Teddy bear, teddy bear climb the stairs,

Teddy bear, teddy bear say your prayers,

Teddy bear, teddy bear turn out the light,

Teddy bear, teddy bear say good night,


Hot Pepper 

Red  hot pepper in the pot,

Who’s got more than the leader’s got?

10, 20, 30

Keep counting until jumper misses.



A hunting we will go,

A hunting we will go,

We’ll catch a fox,

Put him in a box,

And then we’ll let him go.

Repeat until jumper misses


Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums

Apples, peaches, pears and plums

tell me when your birthday comes

January, February, March, April, May

Don’t forget to tell me which day

June, July, August, September

I know it’s a day you remember

October, November or December

1st, 2nd ,3rd, 4th, 5th………

Jumper yells out month when it comes and continues to jump

Jumper stops when they get to the day (the number).


Bubble Gum

Bubble gum, bubble gum chew and blow,

Bubble  gum, bubble gum scrape your toe,

Bubble gum, bubble gum tastes so sweet,

Bubble gum, bubble gum get off your feet.

Repeat until jumper stops



Butterfly, butterfly turn around,

Butterfly, butterfly touch the ground,

Butterfly, butterfly show your shoe,

Butterfly, butterfly count to 25

Jumper does the tasks in the rhyme. Jumper stops when they reach 25.


Miss Mary Mac

Miss Mary Mac, Mac, Mac,

All dressed in black, black, black

With silver buttons, buttons, buttons

All down her back, back, back

She asked her mother, mother, mother

For 50 cents, cents, cents

To see the elephants, elephants, elephants

Jump over the fence, fence, fence

They jumped so high, high, high

They reached the sky, sky, sky

and they didn’t come back, back, back

Til’ the fourth of July, July, July.

Miss Mary Mac is also a popular hand clapping game


Miss Lucy

Miss Lucy had a baby,

She named him Tiny Tim,

She put in the bath tub to see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water,

He ate up all the soap,

He even tried to eat the bath tub but it wouldn’t fit down his throat,

Miss Lucy called the doctor,

The doctor called the nurse,

The nurse call the lady with the alligator purse.

In rang the doctor,

In rang the nurse,

In rang the lady with the alligator purse.

Mumps said the doctor,

Measles said the nurse,

Hiccups said the lady with the alligator purse.

Miss Lucy kicked the doctor,

Miss Lucy kicked the nurse,

Miss Lucy thanked the lady with the alligator purse.

Miss Lucy is also a popular hand clapping game.