Lesson Plans for Pre-K and K

Hands-on Learning With Books: Activities for the Early Childhood Class

Hands-on Learning With Books: Activities for the Early Childhood Class

Appreciate literature in your classroom. It is one of the best ways to motivate your students to take an interest in written as well as a spoken language. Why not integrate learning across the curriculum with good books?  Don’t fall short on ideas for the upcoming school year. Turn to your children’s literature library and engage in hands-on learning with books. Read stories on these topics and then follow through with fun and informative activities.
Exploring Circles: Shape Activities for Preschoolers

Exploring Circles: Shape Activities for Preschoolers

Technically speaking, a circle is a closed plane curve of which all points (edges) are at an equal distance from the center. Talk about circles and curves in class and then use these shape activities for preschoolers as learning tools. Using Movement to Learn About Circles Little learners will have fun using large motor activities to explore circles. In an open area, ask the kids to stand an arm’s length from each other.
Exploring a Triangle: They’re Everywhere

Exploring a Triangle: They’re Everywhere

What is a Triangle? Display a large triangle in the classroom. It could be cardboard or three pencils forming a pyramid. Show the children that this shape has three straight sides and three corners. In math, we call these corners angles. Now present a large square paper to your students. Ask them how they can construct a triangle from this shape. Demonstrate by folding the square paper in half diagonally and cutting on the fold to make two triangles.