Lesson Plan on Where’s Spot? (Montessori India)

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Pre-Primary / LKG / UKG / KG Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Where’s Spot? (Montessori India), Montessori philosophy

Title: Exploring Central Themes in “Where’s Spot?” – A Montessori-inspired Lesson Plan for Pre-Primary / LKG / UKG / KG Students in India

– To introduce and engage students in the central themes of the children’s book “Where’s Spot?” by Eric Hill.
– To develop students’ cognitive, language, and social-emotional skills through hands-on activities and interactive discussions.
– To align the lesson plan with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) of India.
– To incorporate Maria Montessori’s principles of child-centered learning and hands-on exploration.

Curriculum Links:
– Language Development: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
– Cognitive Development: Problem-solving, Critical Thinking, and Reasoning
– Social-Emotional Development: Communication, Cooperation, and Empathy

– “Where’s Spot?” by Eric Hill
– Picture cards of animals from the book
– Puzzles or matching games related to animals
– Art supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.)
– Chart paper and markers
– Storytelling props (puppets, flannel board, etc.)
– Montessori-inspired materials (sensorial materials, practical life activities, etc.)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
– Begin the lesson by gathering students in a circle and introducing the book “Where’s Spot?” Explain that they will be exploring the story and its central themes.
– Show the cover of the book and ask students to predict what the story might be about. Encourage them to share their ideas and thoughts.

2. Storytelling and Discussion (15 minutes):
– Read aloud “Where’s Spot?” to the students, using expressive voices and gestures to engage their attention.
– Pause at key moments in the story to ask questions and encourage discussion. For example:
– “Why do you think Spot’s mom is looking for him?”
– “What do you think Spot might be doing in each hiding place?”
– “How do you think Spot feels when he is found?”
– Use storytelling props, such as puppets or a flannel board, to enhance the storytelling experience and make it more interactive.

3. Vocabulary and Language Development (10 minutes):
– Introduce new vocabulary words from the book, such as “hide,” “seek,” “found,” and “home.” Write these words on chart paper and discuss their meanings with the students.
– Engage students in a group discussion about their favorite animals and their habitats. Encourage them to use the new vocabulary words in their responses.

4. Hands-on Activities (20 minutes):
– Divide students into small groups and provide each group with picture cards of animals from the book.
– Ask students to match the animal cards with their corresponding habitats or hiding places. This activity promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
– Set up a sensory table or tray with sand, water, or other materials. Hide small animal figurines or picture cards in the sensory material and encourage students to find and identify them.

5. Art and Creativity (15 minutes):
– Provide art supplies and ask students to draw or color their favorite animal from the book. Encourage them to use their imagination and creativity.
– Display the artwork on a bulletin board or wall, creating a visual representation of the animals and their habitats.

6. Reflection and Closure (5 minutes):
– Gather students back in a circle and ask them to share their favorite part of the lesson or something new they learned.
– Summarize the central themes of the book, emphasizing the importance of family, home, and the joy of being found.
– Conclude the lesson by reminding students that just like Spot, they are loved and cherished by their families.

Theorist Link – Maria Montessori:
– Incorporate Montessori-inspired materials and activities throughout the lesson, such as sensory exploration, practical life activities, and hands-on learning experiences.
– Provide opportunities for students to work in small groups, promoting cooperation and communication skills.
– Encourage students’ independence and self-directed learning by allowing them to make choices and explore their interests within the lesson.
– Create a prepared environment that is inviting, organized, and conducive to active engagement and exploration.

Note: The duration of each activity can be adjusted based on the age and attention span of the students




NCF (India)


Maria Montessori



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