Kindergarten How Can Children Get Ready For Kindergarten Lesson Plan (Math)

Topic: How can children get ready for kindergarten

Objectives & Outcomes

  • By the end of this lesson, students will be able to identify the important skills and knowledge they need to succeed in kindergarten.


  • Picture cards depicting various activities and scenarios (e.g. playing with toys, interacting with peers, using the bathroom)
  • Index cards and pens


  • Ask students if they are excited about starting kindergarten.
  • Ask them to name some things they might do in kindergarten.
  • Write their responses on the whiteboard.
  • Ask students if they know what skills and knowledge they will need to be successful in kindergarten.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain that the skills and knowledge that children need to be successful in kindergarten include being able to follow instructions, being able to sit still for a long time, being able to listen and pay attention, and being able to work and play with other children.
  • Read the book "Getting Ready for Kindergarten" by Julie Syme and have the students discuss the illustrations and relate them to the skills and knowledge mentioned.
  • Ask the students to share any other tips they have for getting ready for kindergarten.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the students into small groups and give each group a set of flashcards with pictures of children demonstrating the skills and knowledge mentioned above.
  • Have the students work together to identify the pictures and discuss how each one shows a child getting ready for kindergarten.
  • As a class, discuss the different ways the children are getting ready for kindergarten and how they are demonstrating the skills and knowledge mentioned.

Independent Practice

  • Give each student a blank flashcard and have them create their own flashcard with a picture that shows a child getting ready for kindergarten.
  • Have the students present their flashcards to the class and explain why the picture shows a child getting ready for kindergarten.


  • Review the main points of the lesson with the students.
  • Ask the students to share one thing they learned about getting ready for kindergarten today.


  • Observe the students during the independent practice activity to assess their understanding of the concepts.
  • Collect and review the students' drawings or written sentences to assess their ability to communicate their thoughts about getting ready for kindergarten.

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