Lesson Plan on Love You Forever (Steiner United Kingdom)

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Preschool / Nursery School / EYFS Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Love You Forever (Steiner United Kingdom), Steiner philosophy

Title: Exploring Love and Relationships through “Love You Forever” – A Lesson Plan for Preschool/Nursery School/EYFS Students in the UK

Objective:
– To introduce and explore the central themes of love, relationships, and emotional connections through the children’s book “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.
– To promote emotional development, empathy, and understanding of the importance of love and relationships in children’s lives.
– To align the lesson plan with the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.
– To incorporate elements of Rudolf Steiner’s educational philosophy, emphasizing holistic development and the importance of storytelling.

Curriculum Links:
– Personal, Social, and Emotional Development (PSED)
– Communication and Language (CL)
– Literacy (L)
– Understanding the World (UW)
– Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

Materials:
– “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
– Large chart paper or whiteboard
– Markers
– Art supplies (colored pencils, crayons, or paints)
– Construction paper
– Glue sticks
– Scissors
– Optional: Musical instruments or recorded music

Procedure:

1. Introduction (CL, PSED)
a. Begin the lesson by gathering the children in a circle and welcoming them.
b. Introduce the book “Love You Forever” and explain that it is a story about love and relationships.
c. Ask the children if they have ever heard the phrase “I love you forever” and encourage them to share their thoughts and experiences.

2. Storytelling (L, PSED)
a. Read aloud “Love You Forever” to the children, using expressive voices and gestures to engage their attention.
b. Pause at appropriate moments to ask open-ended questions, such as:
– How do you think the characters are feeling?
– Why do you think the mother sings the same song to her son throughout his life?
– How do you feel when someone tells you they love you?
– Have you ever felt sad or happy like the characters in the story?

3. Discussion and Reflection (PSED, CL)
a. Engage the children in a group discussion about the story, focusing on the central themes of love, relationships, and emotions.
b. Use the large chart paper or whiteboard to record their responses, encouraging them to express their thoughts and feelings.
c. Discuss the importance of love and relationships in their own lives, emphasizing the significance of family, friends, and caregivers.

4. Artistic Expression (EAD, PSED)
a. Provide each child with art supplies and construction paper.
b. Encourage them to create a drawing or painting that represents love and relationships, using their imagination and personal experiences.
c. Assist the children in cutting out heart shapes from construction paper and writing or drawing something/someone they love on each heart.
d. Help the children glue their hearts onto a larger piece of paper to create a collaborative artwork representing love and relationships.

5. Movement and Music (EAD, PSED)
a. Engage the children in a movement activity related to the story, such as pretending to rock a baby or hugging a friend.
b. Optional: Play soft, soothing music in the background to create a calming atmosphere.
c. Encourage the children to express their emotions through movement, using their bodies to show love, happiness, or sadness.

6. Conclusion and Reflection (PSED, UW)
a. Gather the children back in a circle and reflect on the lesson.
b. Ask open-ended questions, such as:
– What did you learn about love and relationships from the story?
– How did creating artwork and moving your bodies make you feel?
– How can we show love and kindness to others in our daily lives?
c. Summarize the key points discussed during the lesson, emphasizing the importance of love and relationships in fostering emotional well-being.

Theorist Link – Rudolf Steiner:
– Incorporate elements of Steiner’s educational philosophy by emphasizing storytelling, artistic expression, and movement.
– Encourage holistic development by addressing the emotional, social, and cognitive aspects of the children’s learning.
– Promote a nurturing and supportive environment that values emotional connections and relationships.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan as per the specific needs and abilities of the children in your class

Country

United Kingdom

Framework

EYFS (UK)

Theorist

Rudolf Steiner

Subject

Books

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