Lesson Plans

124 Lesson Plan Birds

Toddler 2 Lesson Plan

Topic: Birds


  • There are many different kinds of birds. Some common birds we see where we live are cardinals, blue jays, robins, geese, pigeons, owls,  and sparrows.
  • More exotic birds are are hummingbirds, eagles, ostriches , peacocks, toucans, penguins, parrots and more.
  • Birds live in nests that they build in trees with sticks, branches and leaves.
  • Birds eat a variety of foods which include seeds, plants and worms.
  • The majority of birds can fly, and they use their wings to do so.


Group Time:

o       Read Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek. Discuss the different types of birds- what are their differences and similarities?

o       Go through the homemade book we created of various types of birds. Discuss where they live, what they eat, and their physical characteristics.

o       Do the magnet board “There was a hole.” Talk about where birds live and the fact that birds come from eggs rather than their mommy’s belly.

o       Read Will You Be My Friend? By Nancy Tafuri. Talk about how both characters, bird and bunny, live in the same tree and become friends.

o       Ask the children “If you were a bird, where would you fly to?” Record answers.



o       Paint bird houses

o       Make bird nests with cupcake wrappers, shredded paper and bird seed.

o       Glue feathers on to small paper plates

o       Paint with peacock feathers

o       Paint toilet paper rolls then glue together to make binoculars for bird watching.




  • Cooked noodles to resemble worms.
  • Dirt and bugs.
  • Feathers, boxes and tongs
  • Paint cotton balls in sensory table, then bake to create bird eggs.



Special Activity

Visit our arboretum in the front of the school and bird watch.

Toddler I Lesson Plan April 8, 2016



Toddler One Lesson Plan

Week Of The Young Child

Group Time: (Literacy)

  • Read I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More By Karen Beaumont

  • Read The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry Bear By Don and Audrey Wood

  • Read I Like Myself By Karen Beaumont

  • Read Please Baby Please By Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

  •  Magnet board “Wheels On The Bus”

  • Sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"


Creative Art: (Creative/Motor)

  • Toddler Mural on poster board

  •  Stickers on paper

  •   Painting in ziplock bags

  •  Painting with natural paintbrushes outside

  •  Painting with hammers on bubble wrap

  •   Painting with toilet paper rolls on construction paper

Sensory: (Fine/Gross Motor)

  • Goop and sticks
  •  Flour, vegetable oil, and cups

  •  Nature college on contact paper outside

  • Oats and strainers

  •  Water and whisk


  • Babies and strollers

  •  See through blocks

  • Gear pieces on cookie sheets


Special Group Projects

  • Monday: Band Day, Tuesday: Dress Like a Teacher Day, Wednesday: Painted Tee Shirt Day Thursday: Favorite Season Day, Friday: College Day



    Parent Involvement:

  • Family Breakfast Friday April 15th, 2016 from 7:30-9:00.

    Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated throughout the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity

Room 124red Lesson Plan

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?


    Art Appreciation/Art:

  • 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


    Creative Expression/Sensory:

  • 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.

Toddler One Lesson Plan April 4-8, 2016

Toddler One Lesson Plan

The 5 Senses

Group Time

  • Sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”

  • Sing “Open, Shut Them”

  • “Five Little Hot Dogs” Magnet Board

  • Read These Hands by Hope Lynne Price

  • Read Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

Creative Art

  • Finger Paint on Bubble Wrap

  • Watercolors on a Mirror

  • Scented Glue and Tissue Paper on Poster Board

  • Fly Swatter Painting on Cardboard

  • Ice Cube Painting on Construction Paper

Sensory Activities

  • Light Cube with Translucent Shapes

  • Dance to Music on Contact Paper

  • Colored Goop

  • Shaving Cream, Water Colors and Whisks

  • Pouring Station- Colored Water in Different Containers


  • Musical Instruments

  • Sensory Tubes

  • Textured Balls

  • Spice Bottles and Coffee Straws

Special Activities

  • Taste Testing Snacks! Each day we will be featuring a different flavor profile in our afternoon snack, including Sweet, Savory, Sour, Salty and Spicy. 

Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated through the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity.

124 Lesson Plan

Toddler II Lesson Plan

Topic: Rain


  • Rain helps plants and flowers grow.
  • Rain provides the water we drink.
  • It rains a lot during spring.
  • Rain comes from the clouds.


Group Time Objectives ( Integrated Content Area):

  • Talk about what we do when it rains.
  • Magnetic board on finding the hidden raindrop.
  • Read Who Likes Rain? Have a graph to see who likes the rain and who does not like the rain.  Each child will have a chance to pick a happy raindrop if they like the rain or a sad cloud if they do not like the rain.


Art Appreciation/Art:

  • Melt crayon shavings on wax paper.
  • Drip paint, using a eye dropper on coffee filters
  • Rainy day art.  After the children color on paper, take the paper outside and have the rain fall on the paper.
  • Spray paint on a poster board.


Creative Expression/Sensory:

  • Eye droppers with vinegar, food color and baking soda.
  • Ice mold with squirt bottles filled with warm water.
  • Fill the entire sensory bin with cotton balls and a few blue pebbles and containers.
  • Flubber and cookie drying rack. 


Special Activity:

o       Water maze with water bottles


Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated throughout the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity.

Lesson Plan- March 25, 2016

Toddler One Lesson Plan 

Feelings/ Emotions

Group Time:(Literacy)

  • Read If You're Angry and You Know It

  • Read How Are You Peeling? Foods With Moods

  • Sing "You Are My Sunshine"

  • Sing "Skinamarinky dinky dink"

  • Sing "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Creative Art:(Creative/Motor)

  • Painting with tea bags on construction paper (Rorschach ink blots)

  • Shades of red paint on poster board (Anger)

  • Shades of blue paint on poster board (Sadness)

  • Shades of yellow paint on poster board (Happiness)

  • Collage emotion pictures on painted poster board (red, blue, and yellow)

Sensory:( Fine/Gross Motor)

  • Expression eggs

  • Scented play dough: Lavender(Calming) and Lemon (Joy)

  • Shaker tubes and bottles

  • Textured rings 

  • Dramatic play clothing


  • Puzzles

  • Sensory Balls

  • Baby dolls, strollers, and cots

  • Hammer Toys

Special Group Project

  • Create a kindness chart throughout the week, by writing down observed acts of kindness in the classroom and then talking about how that made the children feel. 

  • During group time, writing down ideas on the "bug" chart of behaviors that might upset others. 

Parent Involvement

  • Please bring in an object or picture of an object that evokes emotion in your child. It could be a favorite toy, a food your child dislikes, something your child is afraid of, or something that makes your child laugh. 




Toddler Two: Room 122 Red Lesson Plan March/April 2016

Topic: Five Senses 


o       We have 5 senses.

o       Hearing:

§         Ears are used for hearing.

§         Noises can be loud or soft.

§         People who need help hearing use hearing aids.

§         Deaf people have ears that can’t hear.

o       Smell:

§         We use our noses to smell.

§         When your nose is stuffy, you can’t smell.

§         Some things smell good, others yucky.

o       Sight:

§         We use our eyes to see.

§         People wear glasses to help them see better.

§         If a person can’t see at all they are blind.

§         Binoculars, magnifying glasses can make things appear bigger or smaller.

o       Taste:

§         We use our tongues for tasting.

§         The different types of taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter.

o       Touch:

§         We touch and feel with our skin.

§         We use gentle touches.


Provocations/Materials to Explore

o       Surprise/ Feely box                                        Different textures

o       Sound shaker matching                               Multicultural instruments

o       Voice recorder                                                Mirrors

o       Color tiles                                                      Texture puzzles

o       Music                                                               Matching games

o       Scent jars                                                       Texture board


Group Experiences/Investigations (Integrated Content Areas)

o       What do we know about our senses?

o       What is a nose? What does it do? Are they all the same?

o       What is an eye? What does it do? How are they different?

o       What is an ear? What does it do?

o       How do we taste?

o       How do you feel objects? Can we only use our hands?

o       Listen to sound effects.  What made that noise?

o       Touch objects in surprise box, can you guess by touch only?

o       Guess that smell?

o       Baking Soda & vinegar volcano: What changes do you see occurring?


Art Appreciation/Art:

o       Water colors on easels                       Food paint with shaving cream

o       Finger paint on butcher paper            Food collage on contact paper

o       Frozen ice paintings                                Paint with salt added

o       Play-dough with texture sticks                Stamp pads with hammers

o       Shaving cream                                 Water color paint with Kool-Aid powder

o       Spice collage                                 Color on sandpaper with crayons

o       Nose prints                                   Paint with different textures           

o       Bubble wrap roller printing                  Puffy paint

o       Mirror art                                             Decorate binoculars


Special Activities

o       Go on a sight walk or play “I spy…..” in the classroom

o       Texture walk

o       Marching band with instruments

o       Tasting party

o       What do we hear? Walk

  • Eye doctor dramatic play

Lesson Plan- Friday, March 18, 2016

Technology and Engineering


When you hear the word technology, you might think of computers and smartphones, but in the early childhood curriculum, technology refers to using tools and developing fine and gross motor skills. (Boston Children's Museum, 2011)


Group time (literacy)

* Paddy Cake

* Wheels on the Bus

* "The Little Engine that Could" by Watty Piper

* Pots and Pans by, Patricia Hubbell

* Spot Bakes a Cake by Eric Hill

* Millie in the Garden by Peter Curry

* Bob's Busy Screwdriver by Bob the Builder

* "This is the Way We" Magnet Board




*egg beaters water and soap

* rainbow ball drop

* sand, cups, tools

* play doh and cutters

* recycled materials 

* light cube



* poster board, paint, and blocks

* poster board, cups and paint

* paper, paint, and toothbrushes

* eye droppers and water colors

* decorate big box(es) with creative materials



* recycled materials 

* various blocks

* balance beam and balls/cars

* tools 

* hammers and xylophones


Special Group Projects


* Theme Day: Wacky socks or hat day 3/24/16



Wonder Box Song

(Hide item in a box with a bow)


I wonder

I wonder

I wonder what’s inside

I wonder

I wonder

It has to be untied


(Shake box, let child guess what is inside, untie and discuss)


124 Lesson Plan: Music

124 Lesson Plan

Topic: Music and Instruments

Concepts for the Week:

  • Music is singing, instruments, or a combination of both.
  • Music is a pleasant sound that creates harmony and rhythm.
  • Many people like to dance to music.
  • Some common instruments include drums, piano, guitar, xylophone, shakers, tambourine, flute, recorder, triangle and more.
  • Genres of music include classical, jazz, hip-hop, alternative, country, rap, pop and blues.

Group Time:

  • Listen to a variety of individual instruments and try to guess what instrument we hear. (Listening)
  • Create our own song by coming up with lyrics and a tune. Then record and listen to it afterwards. (Creative, listening)
  • Listen to a variety of music genres and introduce each to the children. Discuss what the similarities and differences are. (Cognitive, listening)
  • Do our “Instrument” Flannel board. Discuss the different instruments through song. (Literacy, listening)
  • Use our classroom instruments to play and sing along to songs we know. (Cognitive, social, motor)


  • Free draw while listening to a variety of music. Discuss if different music makes you draw in different ways. For example: hard, fast, slow, soft, etc. (Motor, creative, listening)
  • Create shakers with plastic water bottles, Fill them up with different items such as corn kernels, rice, beans, and sand. Discuss the differences in sounds they make. (Motor, creative, listening)
  • Paint guitars we made from recyclables. (creative)
  • String bells onto yarn. (Motor)
  • Drum paining using paper towel rolls. (Motor, creative)


o       “Mix with sound”. Attach bells to the tops spoons while mixing shaving cream and paint. (Sensory, creative)

o       Create “Jingle soup”- Water, bells, tongs and bowls. Mix bells and transfer from water to empty bowls. (Sensory, creative, listening)

o       “Hop on Pop”. Jump on bubble wrap while listening to music. (Motor, creative, listening)

o       Eggs, rice, and scoops to create egg shakers. (Motor, sensory)


Special Activity:

Listening center with a variety of genres




Lesson Plan- Friday, March 11, 2016

Toddler One Lesson Plan


Group Time: (Literacy)

•Read Planting a Rainbow

•Read Rainbow Rabbit

•Read Mouse Paint

•Read Little Blue, Little Yellow

•Sing “Rainbow Shining Overhead”

•Sing “I Can Sing a Rainbow”


Creative Art: (Creative/ Motor)

•Markers on white poster board while listening to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

•Rainbow hand and foot prints on poster board

•Window art

•Rainbow tissue paper collage on contact paper

•Cotton ball painting with baby bottles


Sensory: (Fine/Gross Motor)

•Multicultural people and rainbow scarves

•Mixing red, blue and yellow goop

•Plastic balls and water

•Rainbow Playdough and tools

•Rainbow sand and cups



•Rainbow magnets

•Sorting chips

•Rainbow lock boxes


Special Group Project

 Theme Days

Monday: Favorite Color Day

Tuesday: Red and Yellow Day

Wednesday: Blue and Purple Day

Thursday: Green and Orange Day

Friday: College Day


Parent Involvement

•Join in on our Rainbow handprint art at drop off or pick up!

Room 124red Lesson Plan

Toddler II Lesson Plan

Topic: Fruit



  • Fruit is the edible, sweet part of a plant.
  • There are often seeds in a fruit.
  • Fruits come in many sizes, shapes and colors.
  • Eating fruit helps make you healthy and strong.


Group Time:

  • Flannel board The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  Discuss with the children which of the foods the caterpillar ate are fruits, which are not.  Which of the foods are healthy?  Chart the foods as healthy or not. (literacy, cognitive)
  • Name that fruit.  Show the children pictures of different types of fruit.  Can they name them?  Chart the different shapes of fruit whether circle, triangle or oval. (cognitive, language)
  • Go on a fruit hunt.  Find hidden plastic fruit in the classroom.  (social, language, critical thinking.)
  • Where does fruit come from?  With books and photos show children that some fruit comes from trees, some from plants.  What is your favorite?  Record responses. (science, language, literacy)



  • Glue construction paper shapes.  Discuss what pieces are shaped like pieces of fruit. (creative, cognitive)
  • Colored glue on aluminum foil (creative)
  • Print with plastic fruit and stamp pads (creative, sensory)
  • Literacy materials (creative, language, motor)



  • Fruitand golf tees. Discuss that the fruit peels help to protect the fruit like skin helps to protect our bodies. (sensory)
  • Shaving cream and plastic fruit (sensory)
  • Corn meal and scoops (sensory)
  • People and oatmeal (sensory, creative)


Four Person/Manipulative:

  • Farm animals and barns (creative, social)
  • Aquadoodle (motor, creative)
  • Geo boards (motor, math)


Special Activity:

 Fruit salad (motor, social)

124 Red Lesson Plan

Topic: Recycling


  • Recycling helps our environment.
  • We recycle glass, paper and plastics. These items have a symbol that resembles a triangle made up of arrows.
  • These materials are used to create new materials.
  • Recycling reduces garbage.
  • The garbage man collects materials to be recycled at your home and in special dumpsters.

 Group Time:

  • Read Where Does All The Garbage Go? By Melvin Berger. What is garbage?  Where does it go? How can we help our environment? (Language, literacy)
  • Read Why Should I Recycle? By Jen Green.  What types of items do the children recycle?  What do you recycle at home?  Record responses. (Language, literacy, science.)
  • Go on a litter hunt outside around our playground.  Discuss the items that are found. (motor, social studies, science)
  • Can this be recycled? Show the children various items- cans, bottles, paper, etc. What can be recycled? (Language, science, math)


  • Junk collage.  Glue together various recyclable materials to create a structure. (creative, motor, social)
  • Create water globes with water bottles. (motor, creative)
  • Decorate a classroom recycling bin. (creative, motor)
  • Scissors, magazines, junk mail and glue sticks. (creative, motor)


  • Clean mud and molds. (creative, motor, sensory)
  • Corks and water. (sensory)
  • Shredded paper and trucks (sensory, creative)
  • Dirt and cars (sensory, creative)

Special Activity:

  • Take a walk to the recycling bin to empty our recycling bin. (motor, language, social)



Room 124 Red Lesson Plan

Toddler II Lesson Plan

Topic: Rocks


  • Rocks are different sizes, shapes and colors.
  • Rocks are hard and their texture can be smooth or rough.
  • Sand is made from very tiny rocks.

Group Time:

  • Ask the children what are rocks?  Where do they come from?  What do they feel like?  Are they all the same?  Record response. (language, cognitive)
  • Pass around different types of rocks for the children to observe. Ask them how are they the same?  Different? (language, cognitive)
  • Read Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig.  What type of pebble did Sylvester find?  What did he wish for?  What would you wish for if you had a magic pebble?  Record answers. (language, literacy)
  • Who has the rock?  Have the children take turns hiding their eyes.  They then get to guess who has the rock hiding behind their back. (social)


  • Paint rocks green (creative, motor)
  • Sand on contact paper (sensory, creative)
  • Draw on rocks (creative, motor)
  • Glue rocks on felt (creative, sensory)


  • Rocks and rice (creative, sensory, social)
  • Sand, bottles, funnels and scoops (sensory)
  • Gravel, plastic fish and nets in buckets on trays. (creative, sensory, social)
  • Different sizes of rocks with water and different types of containers (science and math)


  • Rocks and trays with magnifying glass (science)
  • Rocks and tubes (math and science)
  • Forest animals and tree blocks and rocks (creative)

 Special Activity:

Go on a rock hunt (social)

Toddler One Lesson Plan February 29- March 4

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess


Group Time

  • Sing “Happy Birthday”

  • Little Fish magnet board

  • Read The Lorax

  • Read My Many Colored Days

  • Read Hop on Pop

Creative Art

  • Paint paper plates yellow

  • Glue pom poms to paper plates

  • Paint with hands in socks on poster board

  • Colorful footprints on butcher paper

  • Red and white negative space painting

Sensory Activities

  • Rainbow oobleck 

  • Green play dough

  • Colored noodles

  • Sand and plastic eggs 

  • Colored shaving cream


  • Felt fish and fishing poles

  • Popsicle sticks in containers

  • Multicultural people and pockets

  • Bubble wrap and contact paper runways 

  • Forest animals, socks and boxes 

Special Activities

  • Wacky Wednesday- March 2nd, come dressed in your best mismatched outfit! 

Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated through the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity.

Toddler One's Lesson Plan- February 19, 2016

Toddler One Lesson Plan
The Mitten


Group Time (Literacy)

  • The Mitten by Jan Brett

  • “The Mitten” magnet board

  • “Mr. Rabbit” magnet board

  • “The Mitten song” by Rachel Buchman (see attached lyrics)

  • “10 Little Mittens on a Line” magnet board

 Creative Art: (Creative/Motor)

  • Mittens and paint on poster board

  • Painting white footprints on dark colored butcher paper

  • White forest animal tracks on dark construction paper

  • Tape resistant snowflakes on poster board using rollers

  • Build a snowman with creative materials on contact paper on closet door

  • Painting with puffy paint made with shaving cream and glue

  Sensory: (Fine/Gross Motor)

  • Clean mud

  • Snow and mittens

  • Corn starch and forest animals

  • Mittens and forest animals

  • Winter clothes

  • Shaving cream


  • Forest animals and wood stumps

  • Animal puppets

  • Animal puzzles

  • Animals and empty tissue boxes

 Special Group Activities

  • Pretend you are your favorite animal


 Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated throughout the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity.

“The Mitten Song” by Rachel Buchman


Thumbs in the thumb place, PING! 
Fingers all together. 
This is the song we sing in mitten weather! 
Thumbs in the thumb place, PING! 
Fingers all together. 
This is the song we sing in mitten weather. 
When it's cold, it doesn't matter whether
Mitten are wool, or made of finest leather. 
This is the song we sing in mitten weather.... (hide them!) 


Hide your hands behind you. On "PING" bring them out, with fingers together, thumb sticking out. Wave them happily! Hide them and repeat. During the verse, begin low, waving hands from side to side, getting a little higher for each line. Begin hiding them on "this is the song we sing in mitten weather".




Room 124 Red Lesson Plan


Topic: Pets


  • Pets are animals that we have at home. Some common pets are cats, dogs, fish, bunnies, hamsters, etc. Some exotic pets can be reptiles such as snakes, turtles or lizards.
  • We need to take care of pets such as feed them, clean them, and pick up after them.
  • Pets become part of our family and we need to show them love.
  • We are very gentle with the pets we have; we pet them and never hurt them such as pull their tail.


Group Time:

  • Read the book, What Pet To Get. Discuss what animals Jack was not allowed to get- lion, elephant and giraffe, etc. These animals only belong in the wild or a zoo because we do not have room or can not take care of them. Why was Jack allowed to get a puppy?
  • Read the book, Ahhhhh Spider! Discuss with the children why the family kept throwing the spider out of their house.
  • Read and do the flannel board, I Wrote to the Zoo. Discuss the adjectives that describe each animal and why we sent them back to the zoo. Example: Why would we send back a fierce lion?
  • Go through all of the pictures the children brought in of their animals at home or from other family members. Have the children tell everyone what kind of animal it is, the name, and what they do with their pet at home.



  • Create fish with the back of a cd and sparkles.
  • Make a cat or dog with yarn, paint and paper plates.
  • Caterpillars with cut egg cartons, pom poms and paint.
  • Create bunnies with cotton balls on paper



  • o       Fishing with fish, nets and colored blue water.

  • o       Pet animal toys (bird, cat, dog, fish, gerbil) with shredded paper and boxes.

  • o       Gravel, fish, boats, scoops.

  • o       Oatmeal, spoons, cups.


    Dramatic Play:

  • Create a pet shop

Toddler Lesson Plan- February 12, 2016

Friendship and Love


Group Time: (Literacy)

  • "5 Good Friends" magnet board

  • Sing "Skinamarinky Dinky Dink"

  • Sing "You are my Sunshine"

  • Read Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Read Little Blue and Little Yellow

Creative Art: (Creative/ Motor)

  • Toilet paper roll hearts on poster board

  • thumb prints on construction paper

  • Multicultural friendship collage on contact paper

  • sandwich bag heart painting

  • hand prints on paper plates

Sensory: (Fine/ Gross Motor)

  • Pink water with stacking cups

  • Colored ice cubes

  • Baby dolls, water and baby wipes

  • Play snow (baking soda and conditioner)

  • Sensory gloves


  • Multicultural people

  • Puzzles

  • Bubbles

Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated throughout the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity.




Room 122 Red Lesson Plan February/March: Colors

Topic: Colors


  • Red, yellow and blue are primary colors.

  • When primary colors are mixed together they create secondary colors.

  • Secondary colors are orange, purple and green.

  • If white is added to a color it gets lighter in shade. If black is added it becomes darker.

  • You can see colors all around us.

Provocations/ Materials to Explore

  • Color mixing bottles                                    color paddles

  • Magna builders                                                 Prisms

  • Color squish bags                                         Transparent colored manipulatives

  • Color tablets                                                 Colored ice cubes

  • Food coloring                                                


Group Experiences/Investigations(Integrated Content Areas)

  • Color Game: give each child a piece of colored construction paper. Give directions to stand up, sit down, turn around.  Have different colors do different things. (language, cognitive)

  • Read Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin.  Ask the children “What do you see?”  Use children’s responses to create their own version of the story. (language, literacy, creative)

  • Exploding colors experiment.  Put milk in a container.  Add drops of food coloring.  Dribble dish soap down the sides and watch the colors swirl. Have the children describe the colors they see. (language, cognitive)

  • Color flannel boards. (Donut shop, Little Mouse, etc.)  Allow children to take turns choosing colors and guessing the hiding places. (language)

  • Go on a color walk.  What colors do the children see around them? Record responses. (cognitive, literacy)

  • Read Little Blue, Little Yellow by Leo Lionni.  After reading the story, show the children how the colors mixed and formed new colors, using markers.  Can they remember what colors were formed? (cognitive)

  • Sing “Mary Wore Her Red Dress.”  Allow children to say an item of clothing and its color.  Make a book of the classes version of the song. (language, creative)

  • Color of the day.  Match the color the day with the children’s cubby tags.  If your cubby tag matches the color of the day you can pick the book or flannel board.

  • Color chromatography. Using paper towels and coffee filters see how colors separate into its color components.

Art Appreciation/Art:

  • Ice painting                                                 Markers

  • Add white and black to paints                           Glue + Salt + watercolors

  • Water colors                                                   Fingerpaint                  

  • Stain “Glass” tissue paper collage            corn syrup + food coloring


Sensory Exploration

  • Squish bags                                                                 goop and colors

  • Different color playdough                                          Pom balls

  • Water mixing                                                               rice with funnels and scoops

Room 124 Red Lesson Plan

Job Responsibilities and Occupations

Concepts for the Week:

  • We all need to work together as a team to keep our room clean.
  • Everyone has a responsibility to take care of certain chores around the classroom.
  • Our jobs will include things such as helping with the laundry, holding the clipboard, and holding the door.
  • Jobs around the house or school can also be called chores.
  • Jobs and responsibilities give us ownership and a feeling of accomplishment.
  • Adults have jobs too and some examples are teacher, doctor, astronaut and farmer.


Group Time Objectives (Integrated Content Areas)

  • Read the book The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone.  Talk about how the hen worked all alone trying to make some bread.  Discuss how they all could have worked as a team to help the hen. (language, literacy, cognitive.)
  • Discuss what jobs the children do at home to help out.  Make a list (social, literacy.)
  • Bring the job chart up stairs, and go over each of the responsibilities with the children.  Talk about how ten children will have a job to do and two will have the week off.  Sing “This is the way we…” and fill in with chores that we can do around the room (cognitive, language, social)
  • Read Now What Can I Do? By Margaret Bridges.  What does the little raccoon do to make chores fun?  Could we do the same thing? ( language, social, critical thinking.)


Art Appreciation/Art:

  • Spray bottles and squeegees (creative, motor)
  • Dot Dot art on paper towels (creative, motor.)
  • Sponge painting (motor, creative.)
  • Glitter and glue sticks (fine motor.)

Creative Expression/Sensory:

  • Sink or float in water.  Which items float?  Which do not? (sensory, science, critical thinking.)
  • Pitchers, cups and water. (motor, sensory.)
  • Flubber and cookie cutters (Sensory, motor.)
  • Make sensory bags with using various sensory materials (cognitive, motor.)



Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated throughout the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity,


Lesson Plan- February 5, 2016

Toddler One Lesson Plan

Objects in Motion


Group Time: (Literacy)

  • Read From Head to Toe

  • Read Round & Round & Round

  • Read Journey Home From Grandpa’s

  • Read Trains, Boats and Planes

  • Read Press Here

  • Sing “Walking, Walking, Hop, Hop, Hop”

  • Sing “Clap your Hands”


Creative Art: (Creative/ Motor)

  • Pushing tires on poster board

  • Rolling balls in a box

  • Painting with cars

  • Painting with hand rollers

  • Painting with fly swatters


Sensory: (Fine/Gross Motor)

  • Fish massagers in goop

  • Rollers and playdoh

  • Water and water wheels

  •  Ramps and transportation toys

  • Movement sensory bottles



  • Textured balls

  • Babies and strollers

  • Riding toys

  • Grocery carts

Special Group Project

Create an obstacle course in the mini gym that allows our bodies to explore a variety of different movements fast and slow.

Parent Involvement

•Please feel free to bring in an object that moves for your child to share at group time.

Technology, Health and Safety are incorporated throughout the curriculum through daily interaction and planned activity.