Kindergarten Active Communication Lesson Plan

Topic: Active communication

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Children will be able to communicate through active play
  • Children will be able to understand the concept of communicating through actions and gestures
  • Children will be able to use their bodies to communicate ideas and feelings


  • Various props such as balls, scarves, dolls, and puppets
  • Drawing paper and markers
  • Whiteboard and markers


  • Have the children sit in a circle and introduce the topic of active communication. Ask them to share any experiences they have had using their bodies to communicate.
  • Next, introduce the concept of using props to communicate. Have the children stand up and hold a prop (such as a ball or doll) and take turns acting out a situation or object, encouraging the others to guess what they are portraying.

Direct Instruction

  • Review the basic body parts that can be used to communicate (ears, eyes, mouth, hands, arms).
  • Show the children different ways to use their body parts to communicate (e.g. waving their hands to say "hello," making eye contact to show interest).
  • Review some basic communication skills, such as asking questions, giving directions, and making requests.

Guided Practice

  • Have the children work in pairs.
  • One child will be the "guest" and the other will be the "host."
  • The host will ask the guest questions, and the guest will use body language and hand gestures to respond.
  • The host will then translate the guest's response into verbal language and ask another question.

Independent Practice

  • Divide the children into groups and have each group choose a person to be the guest.
  • Each group will take turns asking the guest questions and using the guest's responses to create a story.
  • When a group is finished with their story, they will present it to the rest of the class.


  • Review the importance of active communication and the different ways that we can use to communicate.
  • Ask the children to share any stories that they created during the activity.


  • Observe the children during the independent practice activity to see if they are using a variety of ways to communicate their stories.
  • Listen to the children's stories and provide feedback on their use of active communication.

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