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Preliminary Exercises
  Carrying a Mat
  Unrolling/Rolling a Mat
  Carrying a Chair
  Sit and Stand from a Chair
  Carrying a Table
  Carrying a Tray
  Carrying a Jug
  Geometric Cabinet Tray
  Carrying a Sharp object
  Opening a Door
  Removing a Book
  Opening a Book
  Turning pages of a Book
  Opening Bottles
  Opening Boxes
  Folding Cloths
  Spooning Grains
  Pouring Grains
Care of the Person
  Washing Hands
  Dressing Frame
    Hook and Eye
   Safety Pins
  Polishing Shoes
  Preparing a Snack
Care of The Environment
  Washing a Chalkboard
  Dusting a Table
  Washing a Table
  Polishing Wood
  Polishing Glass
  Arranging Flowers
  Washing Cloths
  Setting a Table
  Wet Mopping
  Dust Mopping
  Outdoor Sweeping
Grace and Courtesy
  Greeting a Person
  Thank You
  Excuse Me
  Introduction of One's Self
  Offering Help
  Expressing Admiration
Control of Movement
  Walking on the Line
  Silence Game






Invite 3-4 children to come participate in your lesson. Show each child where exactly to sit. Once the children are seated, you sit so that you can see them all, they all can see you, and yet you are not in front of them.


  1. Tell the children that when we cough, we need to know what to do so we don’t cough onto someone else.
  2. Tell them that we are all going to practice what we should do when we cough.


  1. Ask the children if they are all ready to watch.
  2. Turn your head to the right a little away from the children.
  3. Place your right forearm about an inch away from your mouth.
  4. Exaggerate a cough.
  5. Once finished with the cough, close your mouth.
  6. Remove your right arm from in front of your mouth.
  7. Turn your head back to face the group.
  8. Tell the children that you don’t use your hand, because if the germs are on your hands, we can spread them more easily.
  9. Ask the children, “Shall I show you again?” Repeat cough.
  10. Invite each child to practice what to do when they cough.


Tell the children that they now know to cover their mouths when they cough.

Excuse them one at a time, making sure each child has thought of what he would like to de next.


Direct: Teaching the children grace and courtesy in the classroom.
Indirect:  Awareness of their body and control of their movements.

Points of Interests
Placing your arm, not your hand, in front of your mouth so as not to spread germs with your hands.

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