Look Inside–-Get to Know Me

Look Inside–-Get to Know Me lesson plan

What do you know about other students in your club, camp, or class? Clues are hiding in these cool cups!

  • 1.

    Here’s a fun way to get to know classmates during the early days of school, clubs, or camp. Write clues about yourself and wrap them up!

  • 2.

    Create a tie-dye lid. Cover your art area with newspaper. Fold a coffee filter in half. With Crayola® Washable Gel Markers, make colorful designs. Draw s-l-o-w-l-y so the dye seeps through the filter. Unfold the filter. For a tie-dye look, spray with water. Air-dry the filter.

  • 3.

    Add clues. What do you adore? Pick a favorite hobby, animal, place, or game, for example. Create a replica of your symbol with Crayola Model Magic.

  • 4.

    Use Crayola Scissors to cut strips of paper. On each strip, describe yourself to others using Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils: "I love anchovies." "I have a black belt in karate." If you make a mistake, just erase! Place clues and your replica inside a recycled plastic container.

  • 5.

    Tie it up. Place your decorated filter on the recycled plastic container. Ask a partner to hold the filter while you tie it with ribbon.

  • 6.

    Look inside! Each day, your group can choose two or three cups. Use the clues to figure out who your new friends are!


  • LA: Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • LA: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade level topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • SS: Explore factors that contribute to one's personal identity such as interests, capabilities, and perceptions.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
  • VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.


  • Possible classroom resource includes: The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
  • After reading The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, students work in teams to interview each other in identifying what makes each of them an individual, what they are interested in doing, what type of personalities they have, etc. Write down responses from teammates. Individually, student select the pieces of information to include inside the Get to Know Me cups. These can be displayed in the classroom for daily investigation into classmates.