People Around the World

Welcome to Blue Bird Day’s Weekly Lesson Plans. This week we’re working on the theme People Around The World! Read below for more themed lesson plans and activities.

Table Time Activity: Singing Hello and Matching People from Around the World


Different Ways To Say Hello: YouTube Video.

Table Time Around The World PDF Download.

Skill Check

This week is to focus on strengthening visual perceptual skills by matching children from around the world (with the Table Time Around The World PDF Download.)

Growing My Skills

Expand on those skills by identifying genders and identifying attributes!

Floortime Play Activity: Lego Buildings Around the World



Optional: Lego Structure Visuals.

Skill Check

The goal of this activity is to spending time together in a playful, imaginative way. There should be limited structure and a lot of pretending.

Growing My Skills

Help your child build tall towers to start, have fun counting and celebrating as they get bigger and bigger.

Try modeling building simple bridges with only 3 Legos and see if your child can make one too.

If they are interested in building more structures show them the Lego Structure Visuals and work together to build a few.

Have fun exploring all of your Lego buildings and bridges, you can even build yourselves an airplane and travel the world together!

Relaxation Time Activity: I AM Meditation


Book: I AM Yoga Video Read Aloud.

Skill Check

TThe goal of this week is to practice using positive messages as an everyday relaxation tool.

Growing My Skills

Read the book together.

Point at the pictures and emphasize the different yoga positions that are familiar to you and your child.

Imitate the different yoga poses in the book *use “I am Yoga” mantra to your child throughout your day to focus your attention on the here and now.

Discuss with your child the different timers that they can practice yoga in their day.

Creative Time Activity: Continent Match


Printable match page.


Skill Check

The goal of this activity is for your child to build their color and shape identification skills while learning about places around the world.

Growing My Skills

Print out Continent Match pages.

Have your child cut out each continent.


You can also check out different videos online with information on what makes each continent unique.

Movement Time Activity: Playground Games with Family


Safe area or room to play in- in case we lose our balance!

Skill Check

The goal of this week is to take all the skills blue birds have learned over the year and combine them into a full game: Ring Around the Rosie, tag, hide-and-seek, and catch!

Growing My Skills

Switch directions during Ring Around the Rosie.

Play Tag outdoors running over grass.

Try ‘Freeze Tag’ and tell your child to stand as still as a statue!

Blow up a balloon and see how many hits you can keep it in the air. Use your hands, feet, or even your head!

Practice hitting a thrown ball with a bat. If you don’t have a bat, try using a broom or empty wrapping paper tube!

Play baseball outside using mats or rugs for bases.

Mealtime Activity: Using a Knife


Child sized knife.

Spreadable puree (e.g. sun butter, peanut butter, frosting).

Play food.

Play doh.

Skill Check

The goal of this activity is to target chopping and spreading with a knife.

Growing My Skills

Play “house” and pretend to cook your child’s favorite meal.

Use play-doh to make “food.”

Roll the play-doh into a long snake and then practice chopping the play-doh using a plastic/toy knife.

Use shaving cream to practice knife spreading skills.

Complete this project on a baking sheet to limit the mess.

Spread the shaving cream all across the baking sheet using a plastic toy/knife o Practice spreading the shaving cream onto a foam block (model to your child how to hold the block in one hand and spread using the other).

Art Project: Pinecone Bird Feeder.

Spread peanut butter onto a pinecone.

Cover pinecone with bird seeds.

Hang outside using wire or string.

Mealtime Practice: Knife skills (with adult supervision/assistance).

Ask your child to help you make a fruit salad or veggie salad.

Chop all of the ingredients together.

Spread peanut butter onto a PB& J sandwich.

Spread frosting onto cookies or cupcakes.

Language Time Activity: Build a City!


Up, Up, Up By Susan Reed book.

Legos (or blocks).

Skill Check

The goal of this week is to provide an opportunity for your child to increase use, expand, and improve understanding of language through play.

Growing My Skills

Read Up, Up, Up with your child (Depending on your child’s language skills, you can read the words from the page or use your own words to provide a simple description of the pages).

Describe how the people and city look different the higher up the balloon goes in the book.

Allow for your child to also make comments on the pictures.

Create your own city with legos, working together to build the towers.

This activity allows for language skill targets like turn-taking, requesting, following directions.

Work together to build one tower or build your own and use describing language to talk about yours to model language for your child.