Free Social Emotional Lesson Plan For Tk Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Students

Topic:Promoting problem solving in TK students

Objectives & Outcomes

  • By the end of this lesson, TK students will be able to demonstrate the ability to problem solve by creating solutions to a given problem.


  • Small problems such as a broken toy or misplaced items
  • Blank paper and writing supplies
  • Pictures or objects that can be used to brainstorm solutions


  • Have the students sit in a circle.
  • Place a small problem in the center of the circle, such as a broken toy or misplaced items.
  • Ask the students to brainstorm what they would do if they encountered a similar problem.
  • After several students have shared their ideas, ask the class if any of the suggestions could be used to solve the problem in the center.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of problem solving to the students.
  • Define problem solving as coming up with ideas and plans to address problems.
  • Explain that there are different ways to approach solving problems, and that it is important to consider all options and consider the consequences of each option before choosing a solution.
  • Use the small problem in the center of the circle as an example to demonstrate the process of problem solving.

Guided Practice

  • Have the students work in pairs to solve a small problem together, such as a problem involving a toy that is broken or a messy room.
  • Walk around the classroom and provide support and guidance as needed.
  • After solving the problem, ask the students to share their solutions with the class and explain their reasoning.

Independent Practice:

  • Divide the students into small groups and give each group a large collection of small toys or objects to sort, organize, and put away.
  • Encourage the students to come up with their own solutions for how to organize the toys or objects, and then have them implement their solutions and report on their progress to the class.


  • Review the key concepts learned during the lesson, such as the importance of problem solving, the need to consider multiple solutions to a problem, and the importance of persistence and patience in coming up with solutions.
  • Ask the students to share any challenges they faced during the independent practice activity and how they were able to overcome those challenges through the use of problem solving skills.


  • Observe the students during the independent practice activity to assess their ability to problem solve and come up with multiple solutions to their chosen problem.
  • Have the students complete a written reflection on the lesson, focusing on their experience with the independent practice activity and their understanding of the importance of problem solving in everyday life.

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