Concepts of Big and Small

Subject :

Number Readiness

Topic :

Concepts of big and small

Class :

KG 1


Term :

1st Term


Week :

Week 4


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Card boards
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught

Numeral identification

in their previous lesson

Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • be aware of numbers
  • write out numbers
  • write out from 1 to 50
  • write out numbers from the smallest to the biggest
  • Write out or circle the smallest or biggest number



Content :


This lesson will help the kids to recognize the difference in sizes of objects. You teach the kids how to differentiate between big and small.

Help the kids to list things that are big and those that are small.

At their age, we have to concentrate on two sizes alone———– big and small.

As they go further, 3 items will be introduced.


Let them place big items in one pile and small items in another pile.


Let the kids stand up and lock their hands together to make a circle Let them make a big circle by opening up the space

Let the make a small circle by coming closer together.

Let the kids make a big circle with their hands and a small circle with their fingers. Give each child a BIG verses SMALL worksheets to complete

Draw the same object of different sizes



  • PROMPTING QUESTION: (Pointing at a big object or picture, may be ball)

Is this ball big or small


  • RESPONSE: The ball is big


Draw another set of objects and point at the small object

  • PROMPTING QUESTION: Is this Circle big or small?


  • RESPONSE: The circle is small



BIG AND SMALL ACTION SONG (to the tune of twinkle, twinkle little star. You can create your rhythm)

This is big and this is small (open arms wide, then close together) 2x

I can be big like a bear (open arms and feet wide)



I can be small, curled in to a ball (crouch into ball)

This is big and this is small (open arms wide, then close together)

This is big and this is small (open arms wide, then close together)





The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise



Class Activities 


Draw two objects on the board————–

small two

say a big ball and a very small ball

Ask the kids to point at the big ball and at the small ball As they are pointing, they should make sentences like This is a big ball

This is a small ball ACTIVITY 1:

Gather the kids in a circle

Show them a large item like a big book Tell them that is BIG

Show them another book, which is very small. Tell them that is SMALL compared to the BIG book

Give various items to different children


Evaluation :

Write out number Two

Curve dash two 2

Curve dash two 2

curve dash two 2

Image result for a treein white background"Small tree

Image result for a treein white background"Big Tree



The class teacher goes round to mark





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