Toddler II Lesson Plan
Topic: Stop That Pickle by Peter Armour
o Stop That Pickle is a Toddler II favorite. It is a silly story about a pickle that does not want to get eaten and how he escapes his pursuers. By introducing a cast of may different foods it touches on the science of taste.
Group Time Objectives (Integrated Content Area):
o Read Stop That Pickle. Discuss with the children which of the foods they would eat if they were the little boy. Record their responses.
o Discuss with the children that there are four different types of taste; sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Chart the foods in this book into the category the children think they fit into.
o Read The Gingerbread Man. Did the same thing happen to the gingerbread man as the pickle?
o Paint with edible paint and ice cream cones on wax paper
o Paint with powder paint on contact paper using our feet
o Purple paint with straws on bubble wrap
o Decorate boxes
o Hair gel and liquid color in Ziploc bags
o Spread jelly on toasted bread
o Cut apple or pickles slices with butter knife
o Tongs and ping pong balls floating in water and containers
Manipulative Table (Physical Development):
o Green play dough with plastic knives and plates
o Purple water with scoops and containers
o Ice cream toy with plates
Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated throughout the curriculum through daily interactions and planned activity.