Add A Little – 1 Year Old Curriculum – Unit 6

My Fingers

Vocabulary: Finger, Paint, Poke, Water

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Let’s Wiggle

Poke It Through


  • A basket with holes in the sides. Consider a laundry basket, or a smaller organizing basket with holes.
  • Optional: A toy that can poke through the holes. (This is especially helpful if the holes in the basket are rough or pose a risk of getting fingers stuck in them.) Consider:
    • A spikey sensory ball
    • The tail of a dog toy
    • A spoon

Time to Play:

  • Sit with your child where one of you can reach the inside of the basket and the other can reach the outside. Poke your finger or the toy through a hole, then pull it back.
  • Repeat this action in another hole.
  • Encourage your child to try to catch the finger/toy or push it back in.
  • Play and have fun together.
  • Eventually consider trading roles. Can your child poke the toy through while you try to catch it?

Let’s Explore

Water Painting


  • Several dark-coloured pieces of construction paper (test ahead of time to ensure water makes them change colour)
  • One shallow dish
  • A paintbrush (alternatively pinch a large pompom or cotton ball in a clothes pin)
  • Water


  • Cut the paper in half – approx. 8.5″ by 5.5″
  • Fill the dish with about 1/2″ of water

Time to Play:

  • Sit your child at a table or somewhere water-resistant with a piece of construction paper in front of them.
  • Show them how to dip the paintbrush (or alternative) in the water and then brush the paper. Be excited when the colour changes.
  • Encourage them to try.

Let’s Sing

Where Is Thumpkin?

Let’s Sing

Christian Song

This Little Light of Mine

Let’s Read

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

Author: Al Perkins

Illustrator: Eric Gurney

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