Home Preschool Program Free Sample
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Home Preschool Program. Our goal, through the following lesson
is to show you how easy it is to offer a fun, quality readiness program.
With our monthly program, we
open the day with special calendar activities, weather shapes, name shape
activities, sharing and name shapes song. All supplies and detailed instructions for these opening activities
are included with our regular monthly program.
Activity 1: Introduce the letter B. Paste pictures of B objects on the letter B.
Educational objectives: Recognition of phonetic B sound and letter B symbol. Awareness of beginning sounds. Recognition of real objects in line drawings. Orientation to the page. Small muscle development.Materials Needed: Pictures of objects and real objects that start with the letter B (such as: ball, bat, button, box, banana, bell, balloon, book) Printed paper with objects that begin with the letter B, printed paper of large letter B (links to these pages at bottom), scissors, paste or glue, and crayons (optional).Procedure: Before you sit down to work with the children, gather together some real objects and pictures of objects that start with the letter B (the letter B objects page can give you some ideas). Sit down with the children in a circle on the floor. Hold up a picture of an object or a real object that starts with the letter B. Ask the children what it is. Hold up several more, one at a time and ask the children to name the objects. What sound do all these things start with? Emphasize the B sound as you say the name of the objects. When they have guessed the answer, hold up the large letter B. "This is the letter that stands for the B sound. "What do we call this letter?" Have each of the children say the name of the letter.This method of asking your children questions about real objects they are sensing (feel, see, touch, hear) and then having the children tell you about the objects (verbalization) is called hands-on learning. It is the best way to teach your children because they are learning through self-discovery.Cut out the large letter B. Older children may be able to cut out their own B. As you give the letters out, ask the children to tell you what letter it is. Give the children the B activity paper with the pictures. Point to an object and have all the children point to the same object on their papers. Ask them what it is. Does it start with the B sound? Ask this question about each object on the page. Tell the children to cut out the B objects. Younger children can cut the pictures apart. Older children can cut around the objects. The children may color the objects, if they wish. The children are to paste the B pictures onto the large letter B.Encourage your children to do their own cutting, pasting, coloring, and creativity. It is their confidence we are developing. At this state it is the process and not the finished product that is important. For the child's self-esteem, resist the temptation to help.
Activity 2: Make A Bear.
Materials Needed: Bear body, arms and Legs, paper fasteners, crayons to color in face. Books with pictures of bears.
Procedure: Show the children pictures of bears if you have them. Ask the children the name of the animal. What letter does bear start with? Where does a bear live? What does a bear eat? How big is a bear? What does a bear sound like? Have any children seen a real bear? Can they pretend to walk and growl like a bear? Tell the children about hibernation. What does it mean when we say a bear hibernates? The children can pretend to be bears. He crawls into a cave to hibernate. He sleeps all winter long. He wakes up in spring and walks around, growls and eats.
Tell the children they are going to make a bear to take home. Pass out the bear bodies. Have them color in the faces on the bears if you wish. Some may want to color the body, too. Pass out the arms and attach them to the body with paper fasteners. Pass out the legs and attach them to the body. (we include paper fasteners with the program , if you do not have them you can use a stapler).
Activity 3: Perform an activity poem about a bear hunt.
Procedure: Sit with the children in a circle. Space the children far enough apart so they can move their arms without touching each other.
A Bear HuntWe are going on a bear hunt. You can come along. Let's walk. (Slap hands on thighs at a walking rhythm.) There's a log ahead. Let's run and jump over it. (Slap hands in running rhythm and pause as you "jump" the log. Then walking rhythm again.) We're coming to a hill. It's a steep hill. We'll have to walk up the hill slowly. (Hit hands on thighs slowly and make sound of heavy breathing.) Phew! we're at the top. Let's look around. (Put hand eyes and look around.) Let's go on everyone. Run down the hill. (Hit hands on thighs in running rhythm.) There's a river...but no bridge. We'll have to swim across to the other side. (Make swimming motions with arms.) Quiet ...shhh! Woods ahead. Walk very quietly in the woods. (Hit hands on thighs slowly and quietly.) (Shout), "It's a bear! Yikes! Let's get out of Here!"Do all the actions backwards very quickly. Run Swim the river Run up the hill Run down the hill Run Jump the log Run until you get home at last. Breathe a sigh of relief. That's the end of the bear hunt.Activities 1 and 2 are samples of the 40 to 50 take-home projects available each month through Home Preschool Program. Each monthly kit contains complete instructions and supplies for each child. © 2012 Home Preschool Program 800 367-4338