EARLY CHILDHOOD/PRESCHOOL LANGUAGE LESSON: CLOTHING
I love being a Speech Pathologist. I love working in Early Childhood Education. I love the Silhouette and crafting. So why not combine all the loves of my life? The Silhouette isn't just awesome for the crafty extras. It is a great support in the classroom as well! Tonight I am sharing an Early Childhood Lesson in "clothing". I used the silhouette to create articles of clothing to use in a variety of vocabulary, turn taking, circle time and table top activities.
Create a "Clothesline" with articles of clothing you want the children to be able to identify and name. Have them pick out articles of clothing from a hat or sock and use clothespins or paper clips to match and clip them to the same article of clothing on the clothesline.
For a table top activity, allow the children to "dress" their person in any attire they like. You can discuss seasons, weather and occasions in which you might wear specific articles of clothing. Let them draw the faces, mix and match the clothing, and put buttons of googly eyes on them.
Adhere articles of clothing onto popsicle sticks. Place them in a little "laundry basket". Have the children take turns pulling an item out. They can name them, match them to each other, or sing clothing songs and insert the article of clothing they chose. You can give each child a sock and play a game in which they have to find the child in the class that has their "match".
These are little sock name tags. For early learners you can talk about names and how everyone has one and have them practice saying their first and last names.
This is the way we put on our.....
(To the tune of "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush")
This is the way we put on our pants, put on our pants, put on pants
This is the way we put on pants
so we can go out and play!
(pretend to put on the article of clothing and move to the next article of clothing and so on!)
Kelly wore her pink pants:
Kelly wore her pink pants, pink pants, pink pants
Kelly wore her pink pants to Head Start today!
(substitute other children's names with other articles of clothing)