written by: Melissa Elizondo
• edited by: Amanda Grove
• updated: 9/11/2012
Most preschoolers dread bedtime. Make it more fun for your class with this Little Quack lesson for preschool. Use Little Quack's Bedtime to teach about bedtime and sequencing. Students will love hearing about how Little Quack and his siblings go to sleep and then creating their own bedtime pictures.
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This Little Quack lesson for preschool can be used as part of a unit on Little Quack, bedtime, or sequencing. It can also be used on its own. After teaching this lesson, your students will be able to sequence their own bedtime routine.
Ask students about bedtime at their house. Have them tell you what they usually do to get ready for bed.
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Show students the cover of Little Quack’s Bedtime. Have them make predictions about the book based on the cover. Read the book to your students stopping to discuss what it is happening in the story.
After you finish the story, talk about all the things that the ducklings saw and the order they saw them in. Also, talk about the order that the ducklings went to sleep. Then talk about the bedtime routine that students complete at their homes. Brainstorm a list of things that students do as part of their bedtime routine.
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Explain to students that today they are going to create a picture that shows what they do to get ready for bed. Pass out construction paper to your students plus one sheet for you. Have them fold the paper into fourths. Use the paper you have to show your students how to fold it.
Talk about how important it is to put their pictures in the correct order. For example, talk about how it would be silly to draw a picture of putting on pajamas before taking a bath, or getting into bed before brushing their teeth.
Pass out the crayons and markers. Have students number the boxes they created from one to four. If they cannot do that, number the boxes for them. Have them draw a picture of the first they do to get ready for bed in box number one. Have them place the second thing in box number two, and have them continue until all the boxes are completed. Circulate and help as needed as they are doing this. When they are finished drawing, have them color their pictures.
Another option is to use magazines and catalogs. Have them cut and glue pictures that represent what they do into the boxes.
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Reread the story and have students draw the ducks in the order that they went to sleep.
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Use the story to teach more about sequencing. Have students put the things the ducklings saw in order.