16 months -
2 1/2 years
|SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES
||Body Part Dice: Find a large cube (a square tissue box works well) and paste pictures of different body parts on it. Let the children take turns rolling the 'dice' then finding that part on their bodies.
||Mr. Potato Head play. Use Mr. Potato Head to review body parts.
"Let the children come to me."
The Good Samaritan Helps
Attention Getter: Tell this story while wrapping an Ace bandage on a stuffed animal or doll.
Sign Language: Boy & Girl
I have ten little fingers and ten little toes
Two little arms and one little nose,
One little mouth and two little ears,
Two little eyes for smiles and tears,
One little head and two little feet,
One little chin, that's me complete
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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:
Letters: S, T
Numbers: Review 1-10
||Read From Head to Toe
|Which Body Parts do we use when we crawl? When we hop? When we sing? When we eat? When we hug? Etc.
||Choose one or more of The Good Samaritan lessons and activities from Mission Arlington.
Are you My Neighbor?
||Tape! Tear masking and/or cellophane tape strips and partially attach them to the edge of a table. Ask the children to place a piece of tape on the body part you name.
|Toe Knee Chest Nut
Toe knee chest nut, nose I love you
Toe knee nose toe knee nose
Toe knee chest nut, nose I love you that's what toe knee nose
(point to the body parts; toe, knee, chest, nut (head), I is eye and for love you hug yourself and point for you)
||Body Collage: Provide pre-cut parts of the body cut from magazines for the children to glue on a poster as a class or individual poster.
||Lotion: Allow the children to explore a squirt of lotion. Name the body parts as they rub the lotion on.|
|SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES|
Veggies & Dip
|Five Senses Praise
Say this before snack time.
For eyes that see
point to eyes
And hands that touch
rub hands together
Lord, I thank you very much
For ears that hear
cup hands around ears
And a nose to smell,
Lord, you've done all things well
And for taste buds
stick out tongue
When I eat
pretend to eat
Lord, you work is super neat.
Clap and cheer
|Take turns acting out The Good Samaritan using dolls or stuffed animals, Ace bandages, and other props.
Make Good Samaritan Compassion Rolls.
|Head and Shoulders
(Touch Body Parts as You Sing)
Head and Shoulders, Knees and toes, Knees and Toes,
Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose
Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
You put left leg in
You take left leg out
You put left leg in and shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around
That's what its all about!
Continue on with more body parts.