Self Help Skills
Small Motor Skills
Large Motor Skills
Self Help Skills
The following activities will serve as a resource in developing weekly lesson plans for the children who are enrolled in All Saints Catholic Preschool. Activities provided will allow the children to work and play according to their developmental needs.
Each child will be given opportunities to use their skills of imagination, language, problem solving, creativity, motor skills, and laughter to learn in warm, nurturing Catholic Christian environment.
As indicated on the daily schedule, quiet and active activities will be available for the children throughout their class session. Children will be involved in individual, small, and large group learning.
Each area listed below will include possible activities to enhance the child’s learning environment and the developmental goals.
~ free experiencing of media
(printing, collages, stamping, etc.)
~ play dough
Developmental Goals: Opportunities for free expression using various media.
Exploring the environment through the use of colors, shapes and textures.
Encourage the “process” of the activity.
BUILDING BLOCK /CONSTRUCTION
add transportation vehicles, animals, wooden people figures}
~ free exploration of small blocks and manipulatives
Developmental Goals: Encourage development of small and large muscles, self-expression
in creating structures, and group social skills of cooperation,
sharing and “using words”.
~ create role–playing environments
(post office, dr. office, flower shop, etc.)
Developmental Goals: To encourage PLAY and the opportunity to pretend.
Use skills of cooperation, language, and kindness in sharing ideas
of role-playing with others.
~ concept development (sink and float, etc.)
Developmental Goals: Use skills of observation, manipulation, explorationand problem solving. Learn through discovery about the work.
~ listening to a recorded story on tape
~ creative drama - act out familiar stories
Developmental Goals: To develop good listening skills, exposure to children’s literature, and opportunity retell stories in own words. Encourage cooperation.
colors, shapes, positional words, and general vocabulary
~ children share verbally about pictures in a wordless picture book
~ dictated language-experience stories
Developmental Goals: To become familiar with words, classify similar objects by name,
use words to form sentences, share ideas verbally with one another.
Possible Activities: ~ water table (measuring, pouring, etc.)
~ dry materials (cornmeal, rice, sand, etc.)
Developmental Goals: To stimulate the senses of touch, sight, smell
and sound in exploring different types of materials.
~ listening to recorded music
~ playing musical instruments
Developmental Goals: To encourage sensitivity to sounds in the environment, pitch,
melody, rhythm, and tone.
(peg boards, puzzles, Legos)
~ patterning using shapes, colors, etc.
~ visual perception activities (lotto)
Developmental Goals: Introduce number recognition, one to one correspondence, visual discrimination using sizes, shapes and colors.
Develop eye-hand coordination.
Possible Activities: ~ games introducing letters
~ rebus chart activities
~ left to right activities
Developmental Goals: Introduce letters, sequence of events, classifying
objects, problem solving. Encourage the enjoyment of looking at
Possible activities: ~ small muscle (play dough, easel paint)
~ large muscle (running, jumping, ball bouncing)
~ non-competitive group games
Developmental Goals: To encourage the development of small and large muscles.
Develop the social skills of cooperation, taking turns,
and the skill of good listening.