Toddler Lesson Plan

Weekly Lesson Plan(Toddler) December Week 1: “Holidays Around the World”

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle-Introduction to the letter J -Read “My First Kwanzaa Book”-What is Kwanzaa? -Read “Lil Rabbit’s Kwanzaa”-Let’s make a list of J words! -Read  “K is for Kwanzaa”-Whose name starts with J? -Read “The sound of Kwanzaa”-Read “Kwanzaa Kids”
 Creative ArtsDecorate letter JDot Paint Kwanzaa KinaraCreate Kwanzaa QuiltPopsicle stick Kwanzaa CandlesHand Print Kwanzaa Kinara
 PM Group ActivityKwanzaa Hand WreathCreate a Kufi HatFree art with Red, Green and Black paintKwanzaa Color Friendship ChainPasta Kwanzaa Necklace
 Whole LanguageWhat words start with J?How many candles are used in a Kinara?How do we celebrate Kwanzaa?Can we find books whose names begin with J?What colors did we use to decorate for Kwanzaa?
 Social StudiesWhat are our Holiday Traditions?Do our friends celebrate Kwanzaa?Cooking: Kwanzaa corn  Kids Music!Yoga Class! Show and Tell: Letter J
 Science/SensoryIs it bright or light when we light candles?Sink or Float : KinaraCan we mix Red, Green and Black paint?Shaving cream J’sDiscussing “J” Animals
 Dramatic PlayAct As: We are made out of Jello!Pretending to light our own KinaraFree Play: Dress upCooking for a Kwanzaa festival!Reading Kwanzaa books to our friends
 Math/ManipulativeCounting Candles  How many J’s are in the jar?Sorting big and small candlesSorting bows of various colorsHow many Red, Black and Green objects can we find?
 BlocksMaking letter J with blocksBuilding different shapes out of blocksBuilding with Red Green and Black blocksBuilding a Kinara with blocksWrapping Boxes
 Music/MovementSing “Twinkle, Twinkle Kwanzaa Lights”Sing “Oh, Happy Kwanzaa”Play: Pass the CandleSing “Seven Little Candles”Hopping between Holiday Shapes
 Outdoor LearningWalk to find signs of KwanzaaLooking for J’s in our neighborhoodChalk J’s on the sidewalkSigns of the holidays around HobokenTreasure Hunt for Kwanzaa Items

Weekly Lesson Plan(Toddler) December Week 2: “Holidays Around the World: Hanukkah”

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle-Introduction to Letter K -Read “Hanukah”-What is Hanukkah? -Read “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”-Let’s make a list of K words! -Read “Hoppy Hanukkah”-Whose name starts with K? – Read “Hanukkah”– Read “Hoppy Hanukkah”  
 Creative ArtsDecorate letter KDecorating a Dreidel with tissue paperDot paint Star of DavidCreating a paper plate MenorahPopsicle Stick Paint Candles
 PM Group ActivityHandprint MenorahFinger painting Hanukkah symbolsDecorate our own IgloosGlitter Creation DreidelsFinger Paint Dreidels
 Whole LanguageWhat words start with K?How do we celebrate Hanukkah?How many candles are used in a Menorah?Can we find letter K’s on the cover of picture books?What colors did we use to decorate for Hanukkah?
 Social StudiesWhat are our Holiday Traditions?Do our friends celebrate Hanukkah?Cooking: Chocolate Banana Dreidels!  Kids Music!Yoga Class! Show and Tell: Letter K
 Science/SensoryIs it bright or light when we light candles?Sink or Float: DreidelUncover Hanukkah symbols in sand tableShaving cream K’sDiscussing “K” Animals
 Dramatic PlayPretending to cook latkesPretending to light our own menorahActing as: Dreidels and spinning aroundCooking for a Hanukkah festival!Reading Hanukkah books to our friends
 Math/ManipulativeCandle  CountingHow many K’s are in the jar?Sorting big and small dreidelsWhich latke is bigger?Ice Counting
 BlocksMaking letter K with blocksBuilding a Menorah with blocksBuilding a kitchen to make latkesBuilding a dreidelBuilding different shapes out of blocks
 Music/MovementSing “I have a Little Dreidel”Sing “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel ”Play: Pass the Dreidel!Sing “Twinkle Hanukkah Lights”Spin around like a dreidel!
 Outdoor LearningWalk to find signs of HanukkahNeighborhood walk: I spy letter KStar chalk picturesSigns of the holidays around HobokenTreasure Hunt for Hanukkah Items

Weekly Lesson Plan(Toddler) December Week 3: “Holidays Around the World: Christmas”

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle-Introduction to Letter L -Read “The Christmas Angel”-Do we know what holiday is coming up? -Read “Max’s Christmas”-Let’s make a list of L words! -Read “The Littlest Christmas Star”-Whose name starts with L? – Read “The Little Tree”Read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Creative ArtsPainting a Classroom Christmas TreeDecorating StockingsSanta Paper PlatesCreating our own Wrapping PaperDot Paint Presents
  PM Group ActivityDecorate ornaments with Tissue paper and GlitterHandprint SantaChristmas tree popsicle sticksHandprint Christmas TreeRudolph Art
  Whole LanguageWhat is Christmas?How do we celebrate Christmas?Can we find books whose names begin with K?Star in Spanish: EstrellaWhat shapes do we see on the Christmas tree?
  Social StudiesWhat are our Holiday Traditions?Do our friends celebrate Christmas?Cooking Activity: Pita Holiday Trees!Kids Music!Yoga Class! -What is our favorite Holiday color?
  Science/SensorySink or Float: OrnamentsMaking playdough Holiday shapesShaving cream L’sAre the candles hot or cold?Uncover Christmas symbols in sand table
  Dramatic PlayPretending to be SantaPretending to fly like reindeerActing as: Santa’s helperCooking for a Christmas festival!Reading Christmas books to our freinds
  Math/ManipulativeSorting light and heavy presentsOrdering Christmas Trees by sizeHow many L’s are in the jar?Which tree is bigger?How many stars can we find?
  BlocksBuilding Santa’s SleighBuilding a stove to cook onBuilding a Christmas Tree with blocksStaking Blocks and knocking them downBuilding different shapes out of blocks
  Music/MovementSing “S-A-N-T-A”Sing “Santa is Coming to Town”Play: Santa, Santa, ReindeerSing “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”Sing “I Wanna a Hippopotamus for Christmas”
  Outdoor LearningWalk to find Red and Green ItemsNeighborhood walkSigns of the holidays around HobokenTree chalk picturesTreasure Hunt for Christmas  Items

Weekly Lesson Plan(Toddler) December Week 4: “Welcome to the New Year”

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle-Let’s make a list of  M words! -Read “Happy New Year Kai-Lan”-Introduction to Letter M -Read “My first Chinese New Year”-Do we know what holiday is coming up? -Read “The Night Before New Years”-Our Friend whose names begin with M -Read “New Year is Here”-Do our friends celebrate New Year? -Read “Happy New Year”
Creative ArtsCoffee Filter Fire WorksDecorating New Year HatsDecorating 2023Handprint Happy New YearCreating Confetti
  PM Group ActivityDecorating the Letter MCreating noise makersDecorating 2023 Class Ball DropDecorate StarsPaper Plate New Year Clock
  Whole LanguageWhat colors did we use to decorate for New Year?What is New Year?How do we celebrate New Year?What Year are we in?New Year  in Spanish: Ano Nuevo
  Social StudiesWhat is our favorite New Year color?Who Can do a New Year countdown?Do our friends celebrate New Year?Music Class!Yoga Class! -Cooking activity- Apple Juice Toast
  Science/SensoryShaving Cream Letter MHow are the sounds of bells different?Sink or Float: New Year BallExplore with bubblesSmelling scented pinecones
  Dramatic PlayActing As: NewtsPretending to drop as the New Year BallHaving a New Year Party!Acting As: New Year BallPretending to go sledding  
  Math/ManipulativeHow many M’s are in the jar?Ordering bells by sizeNew Year Count Down!Counting Numbers on the clockCounting noise makers
  BlocksBuilding different shapes out of blocksBuilding Letter M with BlocksWho can build the tallest tower?Building our New Year ClockStaking Blocks and knocking them down
  Music/MovementSing “New Year’s Day has Come!Dancing, Jumping and Stomping with bellsNew Year Freeze DanceNew Year paradeDance Party!
  Outdoor LearningSigns of the New Year around HobokenWalk to find the number 2023Neighborhood walkLooking for snowTreasure Hunt for New Year  Items