Lesson Plans: Big & Small AND Tall & Short

Learning Objectives
Students will be able to differentiate between big and small. Students will be able to list things that are big and small. Students will be able to sort big and small circles.
  • Write the words big and small on the board.
  • Sing the Big and Small Action song to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with your class: This is big, this is small. (Open arms wide, then close together.) This is big, and this is small. (Open arms wide, then close together.) I can be big like a bear. (Open arms and feet wide.) I can be small, curled into a ball. (Crouch into ball.) This is big, and this is small. (Open arms wide, then close together.) This is big, and this is small.(Open arms wide, then close together.)

Lesson Plan: Tall and Short

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to differentiate between short and tall.

Sing the Tall and Short action song to the tune of “Are You Sleeping” (Frère Jacques): This is tall.(Open hands as wide as possible vertically.) This is short (Place hand an inch apart.) Tall and short.(Open hands wide vertically; then, bring them close together, x2.) Hotels are tall. (Raise one hand high in the air.) Puppies are short. (Place hand low to the ground.) Tall and short. (Open hands wide vertically then bring them close together, x2.)

Sing it by yourself first, and have your students sing along the second time.

Beginning

  • Preview the song with students prior to the lesson to familiarize them with the words and tune.
  • Encourage students to mimic the hand motions as you sing.

Intermediate

  • Provide visual cue cards to post that match the lyrics in the song.

Needed: Index Cards

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