Add A Little – 1 Year Old Curriculum – Unit 5

My Body

Vocabulary: Head, Hand, Fall, Squish

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Let’s Wiggle

On My Head


  • Select 1-3 toys per child that are durable and don’t hurt if they fall. Consider:
    • Stuffed animals
    • Bean bags
    • Rings from a ring stacking toy

Time to Play:

  • While sitting with your child, place a toy on your head. Balance it for a moment then make it fall.
  • Encourage your child to put a toy on top of their head. Laugh with your child when it falls and have fun.

Let’s Explore

Cereal Squish

Note to Parents/Teachers:

  • This activity is fantastic for hand-eye coordination and fine motor development.
  • If you are concerned your child will pick up bad eating habits when you teach them to squish the cereal, consider making it feel like it is not meal time by placing their highchair somewhere unusual or having them sit somewhere else entirely. Just remember there will be cereal dust to clean up after.


  • 1 Handful of an easy-to-squish cereal such as Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal


  • Consider buckling your child into their highchair for this activity.

Time to Play:

  • Place five pieces of cereal in front of your child. Show them how to use a finger to squish one or two pieces.
  • Encourage them to try.
  • As they catch on, give them a few more pieces of cereal.

Let’s Sing

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Let’s Sing

Christian Song

Oh Be Careful Little Eyes

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Let’s Read

My First – Body

By: DK

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