1. Finger Play Rhymes

Source: Between the Lions

Learn a poem with hand and finger movements to develop pre-reading and motor skills. Practice listening and following directions while building a sense of rhyme and rhythmic phrasing. Related episode: Poetry Day

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Motor/Movement Skills. Listening Comprehension. Reading: Emergent Literacy Skills.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

2. Many Thanks Givings

Source: Berenstain Bears

Listen to a story about Thanksgiving, and talk about Thanksgiving and some of the things the students are thankful for. Create a Thankful Turkey or Thankful Pumpkin Patch. (Section 4)

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies, The Arts

Topics: Listening Comprehension. United States History. Crafts.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

3. Parade of Feelings

Source: Between the Lions

Develop both emotional and gross motor skills in a creative way by naming emotions while marching in a "parade of feelings." Related episode: To the Ship! To the Ship!

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Mental/Emotional Health. Listening Comprehension. Reading: Books & Stories. Vocabulary.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

4. Sorting Letters

Source: Between the Lions

Practice letter recognition and letter matching by sorting cards with uppercase letters printed on them into the corresponding labeled cups. Related episode: The Ram in the Pepper Patch

Grade Level: PreK, K-2

Subjects: Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Listening Comprehension. Reading: Books & Stories. Reading: Emergent Literacy Skills.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

5. Vocabulary Bingo

Source: The Amazing Colossal Adventures of WordGirl

Develop vocabulary and strengthen word identificaton skills by matching words to definitions in a variation on the game of Bingo.

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5

Subjects: Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Listening Comprehension. Vocabulary.

Resource Type: Lesson Plan