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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

Greeting a Person





Invite 3-4 children to come participate in your lesson by telling them you have something to show them. Show each child where exactly to sit and 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 they come into class, you greet them by saying “hello” and shaking their hand.
  2. Tell them that you are all going to practice greeting each other.
  3. Tell them that when we greet someone, we should say: “Hello”, and shake their hand.


  1. Sit on your knees and extend your right hand to one of the children. (Make sure they also extend their right hand.)
  2. Look them straight in the eyes.
  3. Say: “Hello  (their name)”, and shake their hand.
  4. Wait for the same back from the child. (If they do not respond, move on to the next child. At least one of the children will respond with the same.)
  5. Extend your right hand to another child.
  6. Say: “Hello  (their name)”, and shake their hand.
  7. Repeat this until you have greeted every child.
  8. Bring the attention of the children to the child or children who responded back to the greeting.
  9. Then have each child practice one at a time.


Tell the children that this is how we greet each other. Tell the children that they can now greet each other in the mornings!

Thank the older child for helping you with the lesson.

Excuse the children 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:  To have the children greet each other, visitors, and guests.

Points of Interests
Looking in each other’s eyes as they are greeting each other.

2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years










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