ESL Kids Lesson Plan-Family and Friends(ages3-5)

Objective: #

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and name family members and friends and understand their importance. They will also learn a few songs about family and friends.

Materials Needed: #

Pictures of family members and friends A whiteboard or chalkboard Audio system for playing songs Drawing paper and crayons

Introduction (10 minutes): #

Ask students to name people they live with at home. Display the pictures of family members and discuss each role (mother, father, brother, sister, etc.). Emphasize that families can look different, but what’s most important is love and care.

Song (5 minutes): “The Family Song


Mommy, daddy, sister, brother, All together in a family, Grandpa, grandma, me and you, I love my family, yes I do! Play the song and encourage the children to sing along. The melody can be kept simple to tunes they are already familiar with.

Activity: My Family Drawing (15 minutes):

Give each child a piece of drawing paper and crayons. Ask them to draw their family members and label them. Afterward, each student can present their drawing to the class.

Discussion: Friends (10 minutes): Ask students about their friends. Discuss how friends are like our chosen family. We play with them, share secrets, and enjoy spending time together.

Song (5 minutes): “The More We Get Together”

Lyrics: The more we get together, together, together, The more we get together, the happier we’ll be. ‘Cause your friends are my friends, And my friends are your friends. The more we get together, the happier we’ll be. Play the song and encourage children to sing along. You can also incorporate hand movements or simple dance Activity: Role Play (15 minutes): Divide students into small groups. Each group acts out a scenario where they are either family members or friends doing something fun together. For example: Having a picnic, playing in the park, celebrating a birthday, etc.

Conclusion (5 minutes): Review what was learned about family and friends. Ask students how they feel about their family and friends. Highlight the importance of love, care, and respect.

Homework/Extension Activity: Encourage students to teach the songs to their family or friends at home. They can also share the drawing they made in class. Remember, at this age group, repetition and interaction are essential. It might take more than one session for the kids to remember the songs and the concepts thoroughly. Always keep the atmosphere light, fun, and engaging!

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