Teaching Resource

All About Me Numbers Concertina

PDF, Word | 8 pages|Grades: F - 1

A fun activity to use during the first week of school that encourages students to introduce themselves and to think about numbers.

Use this teaching resource during the first week of school to get to know your students and to assess their ability to write their own name and numbers 0-10. This first week of school activity is also ideal to use as a classroom display.

Use this template to create a concertina by following these simple steps:

  1. Select the school font required and choose from the selection of boy and girl designs.
  2. Read aloud each incomplete sentence. Explain how to complete each sentence.
  3. Ask your students to shade the face of the template to look like themselves. You might like to use craft materials.
  4. Cut along the dotted line.
  5. Fold along the bold lines to create a concertina.
  6. Display in the classroom by hanging with pegs along a length of a string.

Alternatively, an editable version of the resource has been provided, as well as a version where a photo of an individual student may be added.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Fantastic activity. It would be great to see a template with a blank head space to glue a photo of the student on.

laurenc · Jan 9th, 2021

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi laurenc,

We have your change request and will let you know when it is ready.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 11th, 2021


Thank you

laurenc · Jan 17th, 2021


Is there an option for NSW Foundation? It seems like an activity for infants so I’m surprised that NSW Cursive is the only NSW option.

Amy · Feb 4th, 2019


Hi Amy,
Yes, you are right! The files were mislabelled and I have fixed them now for you.

Kristian · Feb 12th, 2019

Resource Updates

  • Corrected the labels for school fonts.

    Fix by Kristian Feb 12th, 2019

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