What is our theme? Jellyfish
What is the lesson (overall purpose)?
To learn about what Jellyfish do, how they live and protect themselves
SEL7: The child will demonstrate the ability to communicate with others in a variety of ways.
APL 2: The child will demonstrate eagerness and curiosity as a learner.
APL4: The child will demonstrate creativity in thinking and use of materials.
APL5: The child will cooperate with others in play and learning.
APL8: The child will be able to retain and recall information.
RL.PK.1 (MA). With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about a story or poems read aloud.
RL.K.3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
RL.PK.10. Listen actively as an individual and as a member of a group to a variety of age-appropriate literature read aloud.
To work on their fine motor skills
Songs, Books & Videos (Motivational Techniques)
video: facts about Jellyfish https://youtu.be/HmynApko5XE
Book: Fancy Nancy Peanut Butter Jellyfish https://youtu.be/uTQsNrYdF8o
different color paper
With your pencil, trace your hand on any color of paper you would like. Then with the scissors cut out the hand print. Cut the cupcake liner into a semicircle to fit the palm of the hand and glue it on. Lastly, glue on the eyes on the palm of the hand.
Activity Wrap Up:
Watch the video first then ask questions like, What color(s) are Jellyfish? What size is a Jellyfish? Where is the mouth on the Jellyfish? etc.
How do I know what my child is learning? (Assessment)
Is your child able to trace their own hand without any assistance?
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
If you have any kind of ribbon, they can add the ribbon to the bottom of the jellyfish to make the tentacles longer.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
If you don’t have paper, you can use stop and shop paper bags or newspaper and just color it whatever color you want your Jellyfish to be.