Theme: The Color Blue
Lesson: Blue Ball Play
Goal: Children will develop gross and fine motor using small and big blue balls.
Objective: Children will be able to catch and throw at least two balls out of four during the ball play.
Goal: Expressive Language
Objective: Children will be able to differentiate between big ball and small ball by saying:”This is a small blue ball” and “This is a big blue ball”.
Materials: Big and small blue balls (12), CD player or computer with internet
Vocabulary/Concept: blue, big, and small.
Using prior knowledge from lesson 1
The teacher puts on “Kids in Motion” CD or play music from the Pandora radio station (premade). She says: “Today we will play and dance with these blue balls. Look! This is a big blue ball and this is a small blue ball.” The teacher shows the balls as she holds them in her hands. The teacher then tosses the big blue ball to the assistant teacher saying: “Catch the big blue ball!” Once the assistant teacher has the ball, the teacher says: “Throw it to me!” Then the assistant teacher and the head teacher take turns throwing the balls to the children. The teacher then gives a small or big ball to each child and asks them to complete different tasks such as: “Jump up and down if you have a small blue ball” or “ Lift up the big blue ball” and etc.
Jayda will be given a soft blue ball since she likes to toss the ball vigorously.
Maria will be paired with the assistant teacher since she needs verbal instruction in
Eshan will practice ball catching with the teacher since he needs additional verbal prompts and motivational phrases.
Area Description Mark a 1, 2 , or 3 response
Gross/fine motor 1- The child is not able to catch and throw at least two balls out of four
2- The child is able to catch or throw at least two balls
3- The child is able to catch and throw at least two ball out of four
Expressive Language 1- The child is not able to differentiate between small and big ball
2- The child is able to recognize a small or big ball
3- The child is able to differentiate between bid and small ball by saying: “ This is a small blue ball” and “This is a big blue ball”