Can Do!

Can Do lesson plan

Affirm self-image and visualize success by creating original artwork showing the achievement of personal goals.

  • 1.

    Students list in a journal or on other paper, several goals or dreams using Crayola® Markers. Have them picture in their mind successfully completing the goal.

  • 2.

    Students draw a marker portrait of themselves, including a thought bubble. In the thought bubble, draw a picture attaining one of the goals.

  • 3.

    Use Crayola Crayons to fill in the spaces in your drawing.


  • LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • LA: Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • SS: Identify roles as learned behavior patterns in group situations such as student, family member, peer play group member, or club member.
  • SS: Give examples of and explain group and institutional influences such as religious beliefs, laws, and peer pressure, on people, events, and elements of culture.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.


  • Possible teacher resources include: Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim; Sixteen Years In Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story by Paula Yoo; The Royal Bee by Frances & Ginger Park
  • Prior to beginning a look into goal-setting, students talk with parents and other adults about goals that the adults set when they were young and what they did to achieve these goals. When students return to school, encourage them to share their parents' goals with other team members. What types of aspirations do the children have for their futures? Are these attainable goals? Why or why not?
  • In small groups, students write an original play about goal-setting and achieving one's goals. Team members use recycled materials to create simple scenery and/or costumes. Students practice to present their play to classmates.