Today my topic for preschool was Fall
Here’s the lesson plan I followed:
Preschool Ideas: Fall
Objective: To help the children become familiar with Fall as a season and time of year.
Lesson Plan: November 2, 2011 School: Fall Letter: F Color: Yellow/Brown
Gathering (9-9:15): Leaf rubbings with crayons
Weather/Calendar/Letter/Song(9:15-9:25): Letter F-Fridge Alphabet letter “f”,
Lesson (9:25-10): Using leaves talk about leaf colors, what happens to leaves, etc
- Allow the children to throw the leaves in the air and see how they fall.
- Sing “Leaves are Falling All Around” using leaves
Craft/Hands On Activity:
- Fall tree: Glue leaves onto tree
- Count the leaves: place candy corn where the leaves are and practice counting
- Fall leaf “stained glass”-tissue paper & contact paper
Snack (10-10:10): Leaf shaped cookies, carrots
- Leaves are Falling All Around
- ALL THE LEAVES ARE FALLING DOWN
Tune: “London Bridges Falling Down”
All the leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down. (Imitate leaves falling down)
All the leaves are falling down, it is Fall.
Take the rake and rake them up, rake them up, rake them up. (Imitate raking up leaves)
Take the rake and rake them up, it is Fall.
Make a pile and jump right in, jump right in, jump right in. (Children jump forward)
Make a pile and jump right in, it is Fall.
Book (10:25-10:40): Fall Books
- The Leaves on the trees
- There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves
- Colorful leaves
Free Time(10:40-pick up): Outside, train, blocks, more play dough
Leaf Rubbings (We do not live in an area with interesting leaves! So we used die cuts of leaves which totally still worked!):
Stained Glass Leaves: Use clear contact paper and randomly place pieces of tissue or other paper. Place another pieces of contact paper onto to sandwich in the tissue paper. Trace and cut out leaves. (In the end we traced a leaf shape onto the contact paper, time ran out!).
Fall Trees: Our school district has an awesome AV center filled with die cuts. I cut trees, leaves and the word FALL. This was great gluing practice!
Count the Leaves: This is how we started snack. They had to count the candy corn before they could eat them!
The kids favorite book on Fall: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!!