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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

Expressing Admiration





Invite 3-4 children to come participate in your lesson. Show each child where exactly to sit. Have the older child sit down as well. 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 we sometimes find someone beautiful or we really like their work they have done.
  2. Tell the children that we can express our admiration for someone by telling them what it is we like about them.
  3. Tell them that we are all going to practice how to express admiration for each other.


  1. Turn to face one child and look them in the eyes.
  2. Smile and say, “  (child’s name), you have a beautiful dress on today.” (The child can respond with, ‘thank you’.)
  3. Turn to face another child and look them in the eyes.
  4. Smile and say, “  (child’s name), you have a beautiful sweater on today.”
  5. Continue showing admiration for each child in the group, saying something specific to each child.
  6. Then offer each child the opportunity to show admiration for each other. (They can use what you had said.)


Tell the children that they can now express their admiration for someone in the classroom whenever they would like.

Excuse each child 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 others in the class.

Points of Interests
Finding something to admire in someone else.

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