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Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Above or below 

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  • Place hand on your stomach to use as a dividing line for above and below
  • Ask the child to name a body part above the stomach (head, ears, shoulders, etc.)
  • Ask the child to name a body part below the stomach (legs, knees, feet, etc.)
  • Alternate between naming body parts above and below for five turns


Tell a child a body part and ask if the body part is above or below your stomach.  For example, is your head above or below your stomach/or hand across your stomach?

Watch/Listen to a "My Body" song  or Watch/Listen to learn body parts


Use a variety of body terms and see if the child can locate on their body - head, neck, chest, arm, hand, leg, foot, heart, brain, liver, kidneys, pelvis, pancreas, appendix, lungs, mouth, lips, teeth, tongue, liver, esophagus, gallbladder, spleen, small intestine, pituitary gland, toenails, spinal code, larynx, rib cage, etc.

Watch/Listen for major organs of the human body


Can you share some items you see that are above you?

What are some ways to keep your body healthy?


  • adult and child

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Purple
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon"
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Wave" VIDEO
by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon". VIDEO
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

"The Monster At The End of This Book". VIDEO
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

"Hello, My Name is Joe" VIDEO
by Ellen and Peter Allard (Activity 1)

"A - You're Adorable" VIDEO
by Sesame Street (Activity 4)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" VIDEO
by Ella Jenkins (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight