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Baby Unit for Pre-K by Mind Map: Baby Unit for Pre-K


1.1. Diaper Experiment "How much can a diaper absorb?"

1.2. Taste Test - Baby Food vs. Real food


2.1. Teacher will be the scribe: Tell a story from when you were a baby & illustrate

2.2. Generate a list of baby names


3.1. Discuss families / various make-ups

3.2. Create family album - use baby pictures until present day

3.3. Discuss family "roles" - mother, father, sister, brother, etc.

3.4. Make a Family Tree

3.5. Discuss how to care for a baby; rules to follow & why

4. OTHER: Dramatic Play; Fine/Gross Motor; Centers

4.1. Baby Station in Dramatic Play - have babies; highchair; crib; bouncer; swing; bottles; diapers; etc. to care for babies

4.2. Water Table: Babies; soap; washclothes; rubber ducks; combs/brushes = baby bathtime

4.3. Sensory: Explore w/ baby powder; use baby oil & water in bottle w/ items inside; use baby lotion on arms &/or legs

4.4. Lacing - baby shapes: baby, bottle, diaper, pacifier, shoe

4.5. Set up tunnels for students to practive crawling; have crawling races


5.1. Babies

5.2. Kid's Book to Welcome a New Baby

5.3. Before You Were Born

5.4. Hello Baby

5.5. A Ride on Mother's Back

6. ART

6.1. Paint w/ baby bottle

6.2. Finger painting

6.3. Create a "birth certificate"

6.4. Draw a baby

6.5. Paint with baby lotion


7.1. Sort baby clothes by color/size/gender

7.2. Count babies fingers & toes

7.3. Count how many times a day the baby eats; cries; gets a diaper change - keep a log/chart

7.4. Graph how many children have babies at home

7.5. Graph class birthdays


8.1. Visit a baby page on a hospital website

8.2. Research how to care for a baby

8.3. Create an illustration of a baby on KidPix

8.4. Watch video on "new baby in the family"