This is my Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Health and Life Skills curriculum. As time goes on I will continue to add projects that correspond with these units. You can also find projects on my pinterest boards.
Nutrition Unit – Good and bad food choices, and how good foods fuel our bodies
- Purchase toy foods or save boxes and containers from real food. Set up a fake store and help your child shop for healthy foods
- Good vs. Bad Food Activity
- Draw a large food pyramid. Cut foods out and help the child place them on the correct spot on the pyramid. Explain to them that the larger spaces mean that you need to eat more of those items and the smaller spaces mean that you should eat them less.
- Books on Nutrition
- Food Portioning Activity
- Cook with your children. Every Friday I post a new recipe that I have done with my son: Pizza Night, Elephant Ears, Apple Crumble, Frozen Nutella Banana Dessert, Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie, Pumpkin Bread, Apple Pie Frozen Yogurt
Care Unit – Taking care of your body. Learning to take care of hair and teeth, picking out weather appropriate clothing and dressing, and washing hands and body.
- Let’s Play Dentist From Sense of Wonder
- The “Why do we need sunscreen?” Experiment from I Can Teach My Child
- Create a weather station where you discuss and display the weather for the day. Create a paper doll or laminated child figure with different clothing options. Each day after discussing the weather have your child dress the doll in clothes that are appropriate.
Emotions Unit - Understanding positive and negative emotions
Germ Unit – What they are, how they make you sick, and how to avoid/get rid of them.
- Glitter Germs from Little Miss Kindergarten
- Germs and Hand Washing Lesson from Kids Soup
- Germ Experiment- Where do Germs Grow in Your House? from The Homeschool Den
Cleaning Unit - Picking up toys, making bed, help set table, help empty dishwasher, help with laundry, dust and wipe, and help put away groceries
Household Knowledge Unit - Learning phone number and address. Learning how to call or find help in case of an emergency. Understanding the differences between emergency and non-emergency
- Create a phone number bracelet
- Create a song or rhyme to help the child remember their phone number and address
- 911! – Fire Safety Song for Kids from Harry Kindergarten on YouTube
** To form my preschool/pre-kindergarten curriculum outline I searched other curriculums to see what information they were covering. I also used the book “What Your Preschooler Should Know.” Finally, I added any subjects in which my son has shown interest. From there I searched for fun projects and educational activities that would teach the information for these units. If you have any questions about the information covered here please let me know **