Teaching Gratitude to Children during Thanksgiving Give children opportunities to learn about why we are "thankful" during Thanksgiving. These activities are fun to do and teach an important lesson along the way. Children can learn to appreciate the things they have and to give thanks and blessings for a wonderful life.
Columbus Day Activities for Kindergarten Your students probably don't know much about Christopher Columbus at this age, but through discussions and projects, your little learners will gain knowledge and have fun with these Columbus Day activities for kindergarten.
Help! Fire! A Fire Safety Lesson for Kindergarten Children are never too young to learn fire safety rules. This lesson begins by reading an engaging rhyming book that depicts some common mistakes people make when caught in a fire. Then let the safety conversation begin!
I Can Rhyme, It’s True! Can You? A Kindergarten Language Arts Lesson Why is rhyming important? Research shows a correlation between rhyming and reading readiness. It provides an opportunity to sharpen listening skills, identify sounds and change sounds around. Besides, it’s fun! Today we will read a rhyming book as an introduction and play an active rhyming game.
Let’s Promote Peace: A Kindergarten Lesson Begin fostering a peaceful environment in your classroom and you will see that it flows beyond the classroom. You will lay a foundation for the children that will build as they grow, helping them to resolve conflicts and spread peace to others.
Will You Be My Friend? A Kindergarten Lesson When a young child faces a new experience such as the first day of school, the common conversation may begin tearfully, “I won’t know anyone. I don’t have any friends." Use a book as a foundation to begin a dialogue about making friends. Then role-play some examples.