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.

    <STRONG>Create a tie-dye lid.</STRONG> 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.

     <STRONG>Add clues</STRONG>. 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.

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

  • 6.

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


  • Students are introspective and make replicas of items that represent their interests and personalities.
  • Students create an appealing holder for clues about themselves.
  • Students get to know their classmates and develop friendships by learning about each other’s interests and hobbies.


  • Do a similar project when a new student joins your class.
  • Students with special needs may need assistance to decide what item or description to place inside the Pringles’ cup. Help them make a list of their favorite things first, and then choose.
  • Children research and write biographical descriptions of authors, world leaders, scientists, or other famous people. Classmates try to identify the individuals. Do similar projects with places, animals, or other topics you study.
  • Sculpt numerals out of Model Magic and place them inside cups. Randomly draw a cup and write number facts for that numeral.