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 Hot, Soft, Above, Below

 Practicing the meaning of above and below

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Name something you see above your head
  • Name something you see below your head
  • Alternate between naming objects above and below your head for 5 turns
  • Name something you see above a tree
  • Name something you see below a tree
  • Look at Activity 10, Month 7 for a soft and hot target word activity


Watch/Listen to learn about Above and Below


On a sheet of paper, draw a line across the middle of the paper. The top half of the paper will be "above" the line and the bottom half of the paper will be "below" the line. Ask a child to follow your directions. For example,

  • Make the letter C below the line
  • Draw a circle below the line
  • Make the letter Y above the line
  • Draw a rectangle below the line
  • Make the numeral 4 above the line
  • Make the letter U above the line


If you were an animal would you like to live above or below the ground and why?

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?


  • 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