"We Are All Connected" All About Me Tessellation | Community Building Activity!

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3rd - 9th
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This project is the perfect "ALL ABOUT ME" community-building activity for your class–especially as a back to school or start of the new year activity. It connects the individual with the group using tessellations, and it has a ton of "wow factor" when complete. It's fun for kids and easy for you as the teacher. I've done everything I could think of to make this a successful project–I've even included a teaching video and the banner in English, Spanish and French!

I hope that you will get to know your students a bit with this All About Me activity at the beginning of school and that students will be inspired by the message that they are important as individuals and important as a team.

We are all connected!

The message is clear. Each student is an individual with their own interests and talents, yet when combined with their classmates, they can create something beautiful and meaningful because we are all connected!


How it works…

  • Students will each work individually on an abstract tessellation piece of a person.
  • They will personalize their piece by answering questions about themselves, like what their favorite things are and when their birthday is, and by adding their own decorations.
  • Once their piece is finished, they will cut it out.
  • The final pieces will then be assembled into a tessellation mural/poster/bulletin board display with their peers.

Since the tessellation can go on forever, you might want to keep extra pieces around. These would be useful for adding new students, or to have parents do one for open house or maybe volunteers - your tessellation poster can grow throughout the year.

Included in this resource:

  • Teaching video
  • Instructions
  • Tessellation pieces
  • Banner “We Are All Connected” in English, Spanish & French.

Teaching Video:

Before you start this project, you could show my tessellation teaching video to your students. In this video, I give your students a basic introduction to tessellation (so you don’t have to). I also explain to your students how this project works. Then you take it from there!


I have provided all of the steps for this project as written instructions. These written instructions also include various options for how you could assemble and display the final project.

Tessellation Pieces:

I have designed an abstract tessellation piece of a person to represent the children in your class. There are four designs included – the designs have a variety of shirts and pant designs. Each piece asks “all about me” questions for the students to answer.

“We Are All Connected” Banner:

I have included a “We Are All Connected” 5-page banner to display along with your final tessellation mural. This poster is available in English, Spanish, and French. I have included two options; the first with colors red, yellow, blue, and green assigned and the second with no colors assigned so your students can color it however you/they want.

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Jenny K.


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