Kindergarten Greeting 3 Lesson Plan Example

Topic: Greeting and Responding to Greetings

Objectives & Outcomes

  • To be able to introduce oneself and respond to the question "How are you?"
  • To understand the importance of good manners and courtesy in greeting and responding to greetings


  • Posters with examples of greetings (e.g. "Hello, how are you?" "I'm fine, thank you and you?")
  • Pen or pencil and paper for each student


  • Review the concept of greetings and the importance of politeness when greeting others. Ask students to share some examples of greetings they have heard or used before.
  • Play a game where students stand in a circle and take turns saying a greeting to the person standing next to them. For example, "Good morning, sunshinengrandma!" or "Hello, cousin!" The person addressed must then respond with a greeting of their own. The game ends when everyone has had a chance to say a greeting and respond to one.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of greeting others by asking and answering the question "How are you?"
  • Demonstrate the proper way to ask and answer the question, using the appropriate greetings for the time of day (good morning, good afternoon, good evening).
  • Review the appropriate responses to the question ("I'm fine, thank you. And you?" or "I'm not too bad, thanks. And you?").

Guided Practice

  • Have the students work in pairs to practice asking and answering the question "How are you?"
  • Encourage the students to use the appropriate greetings for the time and to remember to include the appropriate response (e.g. "I'm fine, thank you. And you?").

Independent Practice

  • Have the students work in small groups to create a skit or role-play about a situation in which two people meet for the first time and exchange greetings.
  • Encourage the students to use the correct greetings and to communicate effectively using the language they have learned.


  • Review the greetings and expressions that were learned during the lesson.
  • Ask the students to share something they found interesting or fun about the lesson.


  • Observe the students during the guided and independent practice to see if they are able to use the greetings and expressions correctly.
  • Collect and review the written and spoken greetings and expressions the students created during the independent practice.

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