The purpose of this inventory is to help children at the elementary age express themselves by itemizing their favorite things.
Studies have shown the role of ‘favorites’ in exploring one’s own sense of identity. For better or for worse, we are often defined by these kinds of choices into adulthood. Helping students express themselves, and then see both the commonness and individuality in these choices relative to their peers is a great lesson, and even better ice-breaker or team-building activity.
This is especially important for younger children as they experiment with different themes and ideas that they feel ‘suits’ them best. The following inventory will help them express those choices, while doing so in the retro-hip ‘pixel’ style made popular by video games like Minecraft!
We’ve included two versions, and an editable document to make any changes you’d like to see!