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Young Toddlers R Learning
Fun Time Activity Curriculum
Ages 12 – 18 Months
Daily Lesson Plans – Pet Theme
March Week 3
Print out the color red picture and laminate
Hold up for the children and say red
On the download page you will find the printable pages and print out today’s picture. Tape the picture to the wall in a location where the toddlers can see it.
As you show the picture to children, talk about the picture, tell the children about the picture. Talking to the toddlers is a good way for them to get started on using their own language skills. The more words a toddler hears the more he learns, even if he/she is not talking yet, they are listening and learning and all of a sudden they will be talking.
Refer to the language development section below for a few suggestions on things to talk about with toddlers about the picture, the language development will give you suggestion on things to talk about or it will show an activity, rhyme or story and then continue talking to the children about the picture, using your own words.
Keep in Mind:
Any and all printed material is not safe for toddlers. So do not give any printouts to the children unless you are supervising them. These are for you to hold up or attach to the wall.
Look at your toddlers and in a soothing voice talk about the picture:
Play folk music for the children today.
You can check at your local library and try to borrow some folk music to play for the toddlers, if they do not have folk music, try to select some different types of music to play for the children, such as; blues, classical, country, soft rock, etc.
Play the music softly throughout the day in the background and it would be nice to play it quietly during naptime also to help the children settle down to go to sleep and keep them sleeping with a soft back ground noise.
This Little Puppy
This little puppy went to the park (Hold up index finger and move it up and down as you recite the line)
This little puppy stayed home (Still holding up index finger bring up middle finger and move back and forth while reciting line)
This little puppy had a bone. (Still holding up 2 fingers bring up ring finger and move it back and forth while reciting line)
And this puppy had none (still hoding up 3 fingers bring up pinky finger and move it back and forth while reciting line)
And the little puppy went woof, woof, woof all the way home.(Now close up fingers to make a fist and show your thumb and move it up and down and you move you hand like its running home.
Print out today's teaching picture of the puppy and cover with clear contact paper or clear packaging tape and tape it to the wall and show the children the puppy picture and say the word "puppy" as you point to the picture, leave the picture taped to the wall so the children can view him throughout the day.
Do not give the toddlers the print outs, unless they have been completely covered with clear packaging tape or clear contact paper to make them durable and if they start to wear, replace them. And any print outs that are “too small and pose a choking hazard” shouldn’t be given to the toddlers.
How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?
How much is that doggy in the window? Woof, woof. (Hold up print out or stuffed animal puppy and bark twice)
The one that just barked at me.(Point at puppy)
How much is that doggy in the window? Woof, woof.(point to puppy and then bark twice)
I do hope that doggy is for sale.(Point to self then to puppy)
Hold up today’s picture of the puppy as you sing the song above.
My Doggy Likes Bones
You will need:
6 Small Dog Bones File
Clear Contact Paper
Empty Dog Bones Box
Print out the dog bones, cut them out and cover them with clear contact paper or packing tape to make them durable.
Give each child an empty dog bone box, if you don't have enough dog bone boxes to go around then give each child a small box like a rice box, macaroni and cheese box, cracker box, cookie box
Give each of the children two or three dog bone pictures and and a dog bone box and show them how to open the box and drop the dog bones in and then how to close the top of the box and then how to open up the box and dump out the dog bones and put them back.
Show them how to dump out the dog bones and pretend to feed them to their puppies.
Teacher should sit down with the children and “play too” this is how the toddlers learn, is by watching and copying, talk to the children about what you’re doing, such as “look at me I can put the dog bones into my dog bone box, this is fun!” “Oh look at Claire she is feeding her puppy the dog bone. Jillian can you pour your dog bones out of the box?
Make sure all the materials they are using are too large to chock on, always check with a choke tube, most items should be at least 1 inch wide by 2 inches long.
Let the toddlers play with materials under supervision and when this activity is done put all the materials away.
You will need:
Yellow Paint (Paint recipe is in lesson plans – when purchased)
Card stock paper (One sheet per child)
Toddler Safe Paint Brushes
Give the children a large sheet of card stock paper and have the children paint with the color “Yellow”.
Toddlers 12 – 15 Months: Offer the toddlers some paint and a brush, don't expect them to “paint a picture” they will play in the paint, that is fine, this activity is more about them having a fun “sensory activity” then actually making a picture, at this age it is more about the “process” than the product.
Toddlers need a lot of sensory activities at this age. They learn best by their senses “touching, tasting, seeing, hearing and smelling”.
Toddlers 16 – 18 Months:
Some toddlers at this age are getting ready to actually “paint on the paper” but they need to learn from “you” the teacher, by painting with them, they learn by watching and coping, so please paint with them so they can see what they are supposed to be doing, if they are having more fun just finger painting and playing in the paint, then please just let them have a great time experimenting with the paint and feeling the “squishy feel” against their fingers, let them have fun, at this age its more about the “process” than actually making a “picture”.
Have the children paint with yellow paint on paper. See paint recipe below to make some yellow paint. If you have toddlers that put the paint brush into their mouths you may want to have them finger paint instead. You should provide the toddlers with toddler safe brushes; the kind that is short and chubby works best for toddlers to paint with. Provide them with a small container of paint and a brush, if they are having a hard time then just put a glob of paint in the middle of their picture and show them how to take the brush and swish it through the paint or how to finger paint in the paint. Make sure you tape their paper down. As soon as they are done painting put the paint and the picture out of reach. Make sure children are wearing paint shirts and roll up their sleeves.
You may need to tape their paper to the table, as young toddlers do not know how to hold their paper down when coloring, gluing, and painting, etc.
Taking Art Pictures Home:
Make sure parents know that the art pictures that are being sent home are not toys; they are to be hung up as decorations or put away as memories not given to the children to play with as they could choke on the small pieces of material if not being supervised.
Throw A Stick To The Puppy
You will need:
Paper Towel Rolls or Toilet Paper Rolls
Clear Packaging Tape
Directions: You will need to cover the toilet paper rolls completely with clear packaging tape this will make them durable, make sure the toilet paper roll is completely covered with the packaging tape; it will make them very sturdy, and repeat until you have at least two or three toilet paper or paper towel rolls “sticks” per child.
Activity: Have children toss paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls "pretend sticks'" into a sturdy basket or small sturdy box, place a stuffed animal "puppy" beside or behind the basket and they can pretend they are tossing the sticks to the puppy.
Safety Note: When they tire of this activity put the egg carton and toilet paper rolls away.
Sort The Balls
You will need:
6 Muffin Cup Pans