Lesson ideas for the Theme: My classroom and friends suitable for 4-6 year olds.

Lesson ideas for the Theme: My classroom and friends for 4-6 year olds.


  • Ask each learner to say their name.Clap the syllables of each friends name.
  • Talk about the different areas in the class: art area, reading corner etc.
  • Memory game. Teacher mentions 3-4 names learners have to repeat it in order.


  • Count the number of learners in the class.
  • Let the learners group themselves according to the colour of the clothes they are wearing.
  • Let learners make a pattern while sitting in a circle on the mat. One sits and one stands.


  • Draw a picture of your new class
  • Draw the school
  • Draw the playground.

Lesson ideas for the theme: My Body (4-6 year olds)

Theme discussion

My Body Parts. Name and show all body parts.

  • Head/Body/Arms/legs
  • Discuss the fact that everybody looks different and are unique.

How does my body work?

  • Head: turn, nod
  • Lungs: breathe
  • Arms: turn, bend, swing (swing arms as wide as you can)
  • Hands: touch, wiggle,clap
  • Legs: bend, twist
  • Organs: Lungs
  • Organs: heart- live (pulse)
  • Organs: brain- think (tells your body what to do and how.

How do I look after my body? (wash,comb my hair etc.)

Privacy of my body

  • NO ONE is allowed to touch my private parts. The parts that my swimwear cover.
  • If it happens I MUST TELL my teacher or mommy.
  • May I undress myself in front of other people?NO
  • Only at the doctor,my mother…


  • Teacher points to a body part and the learners need to say what each body part is.
  • Play the game: Simon says.
  • Listening game.

Clap your hands every time you hear the word ‘nose

  • Nose, eye, ear, hand, thumb.
  • Nose,foot, toe, hand, ear.
  • Ankle, nose,hand, finger, hand.


  • Let learners sit opposite each other. Let them count how many noses,mouths,hands etc. everyone has.


  • Teacher traces the body of one of the learners the others colour it in.
  • Build yourself with play dough
  • Draw a picture of yourself

A silly song for preschoolers

I’m always looking for songs to teach to pre-schoolers. I just came accross this great page Bussongs.com and would like to share this song with you:

Shake Your Sillies Out

U got to shake, shake, shake your sillies out, shake, shake, shake your sillies out, shake, shake, shake your sillies out and wiggle your waggles away

U got to clap, clap, clap your crazys out, clap, clap, clap, your crazys, clap, clap, clap your crazys out and wiggle your waggles away

U got to jump,jump, jump, your jiggles out, jump, jump ,jump, your jiggles out, jump, jump, jump, your jiggles out and wiggle your waggles away

U got to yawn, yawn ,yawn, your sleepys out, yawn, yawn, yawn, your sleepys out, yawn, yawn, yawn, your sleepys out and wiggle your waggles away



What songs do you enjoy singing with your kids?

Talk to you later



Holiday craft ideas

My holiday: Paint a picture about your holiday. What did you experience/see and where did you go.

  • Identity Document/ Who am I. Make your own identity document/ passport with a picture and fingerprints.
  • Use handprints to make a butterfly.
  • Invite friends over and play games outside such as hop scotch, pin the tail on the donkey, three legged race and egg race.
  • As it is autumn take leaves and make a picture.
  • For colder days use tinned food and other groceries and open a ‘store’ in the kid’s bedroom. Allowing them to ‘sell’and ‘price’the groceries helps with cognitive development.

Holiday activities for 4-5 year olds

Holiday activities for 4-5 year olds

  • A treasure hunt for the kids in the garden.
  • “Camping” in the house/garden for the day.
  • A Teddy bear picnic in the garden for the kids and their toys.
  • If it’s cooler a pyjama day. Everyone stays in their pyjama’s and watch DVD’s.

Online resources:


Holiday ideas for 2-3 year olds

Holiday ideas for 2-3 year olds

  • Use playdough and make shapes and other interesting objects.
    • Recipe for playdough:
      • 2 cups of flower
      • 1/2 cup salt
      • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
      • 1/2 cup water
      • food colouring
      • mix all the ingredients together and start playing!
  • Make handprints on a piece of paper. This can be put in a scrapbook or given as a gift to grandma.
  • Fingerpainting and free drawing is very good for fine motor development. Give your child some crayons and a piece of paper and allow her to draw freely.

Here are some holiday ideas from websites:



Please let me know if you need more ideas.