After this class kids will know each other better and will get to know the class rules and schedule
The educator does the opening prayer welcoming everyone
Do a quick round of Name and Age and introduce yourself as being the Educator and all the other volunteers
The educator says this class is for us to get to know each other better. We will start with each one of us making a poster about ourselves. Explain All About Me poster:
ACTIVITY: All about me poster
Kids will go around and present themselves and talk about one favorite thing they chose in the poster
This is a simple but fun game for all the kids to get to know each other quickly.
Things You Will Need
• A ball
How to Set Up and Play
The game setup is quite simple; first, you get all the children to stand in a circle.
The game begins when you throw the ball to a random kid and as a question about them, such as “what is your favorite movie?” The kid answers the question and randomly tosses the ball to another kid and asks another question such as “Do you like to play outside?”
The next kid who catches the ball answers that question and tosses it to another random kid with a question.
Have a list of questions prepared and read them out to the kids so they can have an idea about what to ask.
• What did you do this weekend?
– What is your favorite movie?
– Do you have siblings?
– Do you like to swim?
– Do you like to play with legos?
– What is your favorite toy?
• Be kind and respectful
• Try your best
• Be a good friend
• Be a good listener
• Follow directions
• Be positive
• Say please and thank you
Examples of Classroom rules poster (if possible, print the poster with all rules and tape it on a wall in front of the classroom )
Talk about the class schedule
- Opening Prayer
- Class Activities
- Role-play a story
- Read a story
- Meditation, Passes, and Closing Prayer
Meditation tip: teach Smell a flower and blow out a candle exercise during meditation