Toddler Lesson Plan

Weekly Lesson Plan: Toddler

“Matters of the Heart” Week 1: Dinosaurs

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle-Introduction to Letter R Read “Dinosaur Eggs”-What is Winter? -Read “Dinosaurs Love Underpants”-Let’s make a list of R words! -Read “Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch”Whose name starts with R? Read “Dinosaur Eggs” Read “Dinosaurs Love Underpants”
Creative ArtsDecorate the Letter RDecorate paper plate dinosaurCoffee filter Dinosaur EggsPaper Towel Roll DinosaursDecorating Dinosaur Feet
  PM Group ActivitySnakes for Letter of the Week WallTissue Box Dino SlippersDinosaur skeleton with PastaCreate our “own” dinosaurDecorate Dino Face (paper plate)
  Whole LanguageWhat words start with the let R?What is a Dinosaur?Can we name any dinosaurs?What are Dinosaur Fossils?Which is your favorite Dinosaur?
  Social StudiesWhere/when did Dinosaurs live?What is a paleontologist?Music Class!Cooking Activity: Pudding Dino FootprintsShow and Tell: Letter R /Dinosaur
  Science/SensoryWhat animals start with R?Digging for Dinosaurs in sandExploring Sticks and SandsShaving Cream: letter RPlay Dough Dinosaurs
  Dramatic PlayPretend: “going on a Dinosaur dig”Walking like Dinosaurs“Roaring” like DinosaursPretending to feed baby T-REXPretending to be paleontologists
  Math/ManipulativeCounting DinosaursMatching Dino FeetSorting large and small DinosaursCounting Dinosaur BonesMeasuring: How Big were Dinosaurs?
  BlocksBuilding a home for a DinosaurBuild a T-REX skeletonDinosaur SilhouetteBuilding a Dinosaurs out of legosBuilding a Dinosaur Cave
  Music/MovementPin the tail on the Dinosaur!Play: “Ring Around the Dinosaur”Dino egg hopping!Play: Pass the fossilDino “Hokey Pokey”
 Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorSearch the neighborhood for the letter RDigging for Dinosaur Bones in the snowDino Egg Relay RaceDo we see any R’s by school?I spy the letter R!

Weekly Lesson Plan: Toddler

“Matters of the Heart” Week 2: Be My Valentine

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle-Introduction to Letter S Read “My Little Valentine”-What do we love at Winter? Read “The Valentine Express”-Let’s make a list of S words! Read “The Day it Rained Hearts”-Whose name starts with S? Read “Happy Valentine’s Day Mase” Read “Love, Splat”
Creative ArtsDecorate the letter SFinger painting: Class HeartPaper Plate OwlsRed collageTissue paper Heart
  PM Group ActivityDecorating Tissue Box Valentine MailboxHandprint HeartsHandprint FlowersOur Own ValentinesS collage
  Whole LanguageWhat words start with the let S?What is Valentine’s Day?How do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?What are the colors of Valentine?What are some Valentine’s Day Traditions?
  Social StudiesWho is your Valentine?Who do you love? What shape is used for Valentine’s Day?Music Class!Cooking activity: Heart JelloShow and Tell: Letter S
  Science/SensoryWhat animals start with S?Smell and explore with real flowersExploring with Pink IceMixing red and white paint to make pinkShaving Cream Hearts
  Dramatic PlayPretending to Deliver ValentinesPretending to cook a Valentine’s Day MealDress up: Red and PinkPretending to read Valentine’s Day Stories to PuppetsHaving a Valentine’s Day Party!
  Math/ManipulativeHow many S’s are in the jar?Counting HeartsMatching Colored HeartsWhich Rose is bigger?Sorting large and small Hearts
  BlocksStacking small and large boxesLego Play: Heart shapeBuilding a mailboxLego Play: Building with red colored blocksPracticing making S’s with blocks
  Music/MovementPlay: Musical FreezePlay: “Love, Love, Love”Play: Pass the HeartCrawling Around like a TurtleValentine’s Day Dance Party!
  Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorSearch the neighborhood for the letter SHeart Toss: Who can throw the farthest?Going on a heart huntDo we see any S’s by school?I spy the letter S!

Weekly Lesson Plan: Toddler

“Matters of the Heart” Week 3: We Love Our Teeth

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  CircleC-Introduction to Letter T Read “Brush, Brush, Brush”-Let’s make a list of T words!   -Read “I Know Why I Brush my Teeth”Whose name starts with T? Read “The night before the Tooth Fairy”Read “I Know Why I Brush my Teeth”
Creative ArtsLDecorate the letter TFinger Paint a dentistMake a Class MouthT Collage
  PM Group ActivityOTissue art toothbrushFinger Painting TeethMarshmallow TeethSmile Collage
  Whole LanguageSWhat words start with the let T?Where are our teeth?How do we brush our teeth?Can we find books whose names begin with T?
  Social StudiesEWhat is a dentist?Music Class!Cooking activity: Apple Smiles!Show and Tell: Letter T
  Science/SensoryDWhat animals start with T?Shaving Cream Letter TTouch and feel ToothpasteExploring with toothbrushes
  Dramatic PlayPretend: Its raining! Where is my Umbrella?Practicing brushing teeth with puppetsPretending to pull teethDress Up: Dentist!
  Math/ManipulativeHow many T’s are in the jar?Counting TeethMatching same colored toothbrushesSorting large and small Teeth
  BlocksPracticing making T’s with blocksStacking with Floss boxesBuilding with toothbrushesStacking with paper cups
  Music/MovementSing “The Tooth Brush Song ”Pass the Toothbrush!Sing “Ten Little Teeth”Sing “Brush My Teeth”
  Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorSearch the neighborhood for the letter TToothbrush  Relay RaceI spy the letter T!Parachute play: tooth pop

Weekly Lesson Plan: Toddler

“Matters of The Heart” Week 4: Nutrition Education

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
  Circle-Introduction to Letter U Read “Apple Banana Cherry”-Let’s make a list of U words! Read “People who help us: DOCTOR”-What is our favorite winter animals? Read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”Whose name starts with U? Read “Eating the Alphabet” Read “It Looked Like Spilt Milk”
Creative ArtsDecorate the letter UTissue Paper milk cartonFinger Paint Veggies!Decorating cookies and sweetsU Collage
  PM Group ActivityPasta, Bread and cereal ArtFinger Paint Fish, Meats, Eggs and poultryClass Food PyramidDecorating our favorite foodFinger Paint Fruits
  Whole LanguageWhat words start with the let U?Can we name some  fruits?Can we name some  vegetables?Can we name our favorite treats?What is other kinds of food?
  Social StudiesWhich friends love veggies?Which friends love fruits?Music Class!Cooking activity: Fruit SaladShow and Tell: Letter U
  Science/SensoryWhat animals start with U?Explore with feel fruitShaving Cream Letter UPlay Dough foodsExplore with cooked pasta
  Dramatic PlayFood Shopping: Healthy foodsPretending to cook our favorite foodFeeding our puppets their Veggies!Pretending to go fishing for dinnerPretending to bake a surprise
  Math/ManipulativeHow many U’s are in the jar?Lacing CheeriosSorting fruits and veggiesMatching milk cartonsSorting large and small foods
  BlocksPracticing making U’s with blocksBuilding with milk cartonsBuilding a grocery store with blocksBuilding the food pyramidFilling baskets with blocks
  Music/MovementSing and Dance “Apples and Bananas”Play: Pass the cookieSing and Dance “Did You Eat Your Food Today ”Sing and Dance “Party In My Tummy”Play: Veggie, Veggie, Fruit!
  Outdoor Learning/Gross MotorSearch the neighborhood for the letter UParachute play: Fruit PopI spy the letter U!Favorite Food RaceSearching for restaurants around our school