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  • Language Skills
  • Motor All Skills
  • Social Skills

Joyfulness

Using a song "If You're Happy and You Know It" to teach being joyful/happy

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First Verse:

 If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. (2 claps) If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.(2 claps)  If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it.  If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. (2 claps)  

 

Second Verse:

 If you’re happy and you know it stamp your feet (2 stamps) If you’re happy and you know it stamp your feet (2 stamps)  If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it.  If you’re happy and you know it stamp your feet.

 

Third Verse:

If you’re happy and you know it shout Hooray, If you’re happy and you know it shout Hooray If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it.  If you’re happy and you know it shout Hooray!

 

Fourth Verse:

  If you’re happy and you know it do all three - 2 claps, 2 stamps of feet, Hooray!  If you’re happy and you know it do all three - 2 claps, 2 stamps of feet, Hooray! If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely show it, if you’re happy and you know it do all three - 2 claps, 2 stamps of feet, Hooray! ( Of course you can try other body parts - Rub stomach, pat head, snap fingers, blink eyes, etc.)

Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle
  • Color - Blue
  • Number - Two, 2
  • Alphabet Letters - B, F
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Joyfulness
  • Target Words - Big, Bigger, Happy, Small

Monthly Proverb

Unknown  “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day."

Did You Know?

“A 3-year-old toddler's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain.”- Sean Brotherson, NDSU

Books to Read

"Color Dance"
by Ann Jonas (Activity 8)

"The Grouchy Ladybug"
Eric Carle (Activity 12)

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
by Bill Martin and John Archambault (Activity 4)

Music Playlist

"Jump Up It’s A Good Day"
by Brady Rymer Album Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (Children) (Activity 10)

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes "
by Countdown Kids Album 100 Silly Songs (Children) (Activity 24)

"Joyfulness"
by Nabil David Huening Album Children’s Virtues Songs (Children) (Activity 13)

"If You’re Happy and You Know It "
by Dora the Explorer Album Party Favorites (Activity 26)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Touch Your Nose

(Activity 25 Month 2)

Touch your nose, touch your chin, That’s the way this game begins. 

Touch your eyes, Touch your knees; Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.  

Touch your hair, Touch one ear; Touch your two red lips right here.  

Touch your elbows where they bend, 

That’s the way this touch game ends.