Show and tell" is a fun and engaging activity for kindergarteners. Show and tell encourages children to develop their public speaking skills by presenting their item to their classmates. This can help build their confidence and communication skills, which can benefit them in future academic and social situations.
Show and tell allows children to share their unique interests and experiences, which can spark their creativity and imagination. It also exposes them to new ideas and perspectives, which can broaden their worldview.
It also helps build social skills by encouraging children to share and listen to their classmates, as well as respect and empathy for others by teaching children to be attentive and respectful listeners.
Show and tell can be used to enhance learning by incorporating educational themes or concepts. For example, a child could bring in a science experiment they conducted or a historical artifact they learned about in class.
Show and tell can also involve parents by encouraging them to help their child select an item to share or to come in and talk about their profession or a special experience they had.
Here is a list of 25 items a kindergarten student may choose to bring for show and tell :
- A favorite stuffed animal
- A piece of artwork they created
- A family photo
- A seashell they found at the beach
- A toy car or truck
- A special rock they found on a nature walk
- A book they love
- A favorite dress-up outfit or costume
- A musical instrument, such as a toy piano or kazoo
- A picture of a favorite pet
- A piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet
- A toy action figure or doll
- A postcard from a trip they went on
- A toy dinosaur or other animal figurine
- A leaf they found in your neighbourhood
- A special object from a cultural tradition or family tradition
- A small plant or flower they grew or found
- A favorite food or snack item to share
- A puzzle or game they enjoy playing
- A family heirloom or antique
- A trophy or medal from a sports or extracurricular activity
- A special item they collect, such as stamps or coins
- A toy train or other transportation-themed toy
- A piece of sports equipment, such as a basketball or soccer ball
- A piece of technology, such as a tablet or camera (with parent or teacher approval)
Remember, it's important to make sure the item is safe and appropriate for school and the classroom environment.