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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

What to do when you yawn





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 sometimes when we are tiered, we yawn.
  2. Ask if they know what yawning is. If some do not, show them by fake yawning. (Face them without your hand in front of your mouth so they can clearly see you yawn.)
  3. Tell them that we are all going to practice what we should do when we yawn.


  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 hand about an inch away from your mouth.
  4. Exaggerate a yawn.
  5. Once finished with the yawn, close your mouth.
  6. Remove your right hand from in front of your mouth.
  7. Turn your head back to face the group.
  8. Ask the children, “Shall I show you it again?”
  9. Repeat what to do when you yawn.
  10. Invite each child to practice what to do when they yawn.


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

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
Looking away before you begin yawning.

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