Who's Invited?

Who's Invited? lesson plan

  • 1.

    Invite someone with a skill, especially in the visual and performing arts, to demonstrate it. For example: dental hygienist/brush teeth, weaver/weaving, dietician/choose, nutritious snacks, musician/play or sing.

  • 2.

    Work with the guest to prepare activities that match children's ages and interests. Encourage them to frequently ask children if there is anything they would like to know or see again. Give children the opportunity to try the skill.

  • 3.

    Explain to children what to expect. Children could show the guest to a seat, obtain a drink, or help with supplies. What a great way to learn public speaking and hosting skills.

  • 4.

    Make a model showing something about the guest's visit with Crayola® Dough. For a dietician, you might make a plate and fill it with pretend healthy snacks. For a dancer, recreate one movement.

  • 5.

    Use craft sticks, plastic dinnerware, or other modeling tools to shape the dough and add texture.

  • 6.

    Show each other your creations, and tell why you chose it.

  • 7.

    On white paper, write and draw thank you notes with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Tell about the model you made of the guest's visit.


  • Asking Questions
  • Listening
  • Stories
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts