ACTIVITY PLAN (CHILD DIRECTED) THEME/NAME OF ACTIVITY: Manners/Learning Centers MATERIALS NEEDED: 4-5 Children, 1 coat, 1 sweatshirt, water fountain, 2 chairs, table, crayons, kleenex POSSIBLE LEARNINGS: Perform basic hygiene and self-help tasks Demonstrate strategies to prevent the spread of germs Work with others in play and group activities Begin to care for others and demonstrates a desire to be helpful Begin to develop friendships with peers Follow simple directions Imitate Cooperate Communicate ideas, suggestions, and possible solutions to others Recall and consider information from familiar stories
Relate own life and experiences to literature Represent newly acquired information in a variety of ways Begin to understand that problems often can be solved in more than one way Make choices about own behavior when presented with alternatives OBJECTIVES (integrated): Children will demonstrate how to appropriately react in various situations using the manners we have learned throughout the week. Children will do this through role playing some situations. They will use social skills to work with others in play and group activities by discussing the possible and proper responses to the situations they are presented with.
They will represent their newly acquired information to find the solutions. PROCEDURES: Teacher will have 4 to 5 children in the dramatic play area at a time. There will be the teacher and an aid who will role play various situations and the children will find solutions to the problems they are faced with. These activities will give the children a chance to decide what would be best to do in a given situation and act it out. The children should be encouraged to either agree or disagree with the actors’ solution to the problem given to them. Teacher will set up dramatic play area before calling kids over.
There will first be a couple of crayons and paper on a table with 2 chairs at it. The first group of children will come over and 2 adults (teacher and aid) will sit down at the table. They will be coloring. One child needs a crayon that is out of his/her reach. It is within the reach of the other child. The teacher will ask, “What should the first child say to the other child nearest the crayons? ” The kids will give their possible solutions that they come up with and the teacher will give positive feedback. Second Situation: Two children are playing with the blocks. The first child sneezes and coughs and wipes his nose with his t-shirt.
The second child is sitting next to a box of Kleenex’s. Again the teacher will ask, “What should the child next to the Kleenexes do? ” The kids will give their possible solutions that they come up with and the teacher will give positive feedback. Third Situation: The teacher is giving directions and one child in the class has a question to ask about the directions being given. Teacher asks, “What should that child do? ” The kids will give their possible solutions that they come up with and the teacher will give positive feedback. Fourth Situation: The children are in line at the drinking fountain.
Another child asks the second child in line to let him/her have “cuts” in line. The teacher will ask, “What should that second child in line do? ” The kids will give their possible solutions that they come up with and the teacher will give positive feedback. Fifth Situation: It’s a cold day outside and one child has a sweater and a coat. Another child has no sweater or coat and is wearing a short-sleeved shirt. The teacher will ask, “What should the first child do in this situation? ” The kids will give their possible solutions that they come up with and the teacher will give positive feedback.