My Rights Social Habits Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Social Habits Kindergarten First Term Lesson Notes

Subject: Social Habits
Class: Kindergarten
Term: First Term
Week: 3
Topic: My Rights
Sub-topic: Understanding Children’s Rights
Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioural Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss their rights (e.g., right to good health, right to education, right to play, etc.).
  2. Understand that they have a right to their body.
  3. Explain how precious their bodies are and why they should not let anyone touch them inappropriately.


  • Rights
  • Health
  • Education
  • Play
  • Body
  • Safety

Set Induction: The teacher will start with a simple story about a child who learns about their rights, using a picture book.

Entry Behaviour: Students are familiar with basic concepts of safety and personal space from home and previous lessons.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Picture books on children’s rights
  • Flashcards with different rights
  • Puppets for role play

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge: Ask students about things they like to do, such as playing and learning, and explain how these are their rights.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Awareness of rights
  • Personal safety
  • Communication

Learning Materials:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Kindergarten
  • Picture books illustrating children’s rights

Instructional Materials:

  • Flashcards
  • Puppets
  • Picture books


  1. Children’s Rights:
    • Every child has rights, which are special rules that keep us safe and happy.
    • Rights include:
      • Right to good health (seeing a doctor, eating healthy food)
      • Right to education (going to school, learning new things)
      • Right to play (having fun and playing with friends)
  2. Right to Their Body:
    • Every child has the right to their body.
    • Our bodies are precious and belong to us.
    • No one should touch our bodies in ways that make us uncomfortable.
  3. Safety and Respect:
    • It is important to tell a trusted adult if someone tries to touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable.
    • Respect others’ bodies just as we want them to respect ours.


  1. Every child has ______ to good health.
    a) Right
    b) Access
    c) Choice
    d) Want
  2. We have the right to go to ______.
    a) Play
    b) School
    c) Sleep
    d) Eat
  3. Playing with friends is a ______.
    a) Responsibility
    b) Right
    c) Punishment
    d) Rule
  4. Our ______ are precious and belong to us.
    a) Clothes
    b) Toys
    c) Bodies
    d) Books
  5. If someone touches us in a way we don’t like, we should tell a ______ adult.
    a) Random
    b) Trusted
    c) Strange
    d) Scary

Class Activity Discussion:

  1. Q: What are children’s rights?
    A: Children’s rights are special rules that keep us safe and happy.
  2. Q: Can you name one of your rights?
    A: Yes, I have the right to go to school.
  3. Q: Why is it important to know about our rights?
    A: Knowing our rights helps us stay safe and healthy.
  4. Q: Who should you tell if someone touches you in a way you don’t like?
    A: I should tell a trusted adult.
  5. Q: What does it mean to have the right to our body?
    A: It means our body belongs to us, and no one should touch it without our permission.


Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic, “My Responsibility (In School and Society).”

Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic, “My Rights,” by reading a picture book about children’s rights.

Step 3: The teacher allows the pupils to discuss their rights and role-play scenarios using puppets to demonstrate understanding of body safety.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Read a picture book about children’s rights.
  • Show flashcards with different rights.
  • Guide students in discussing and role-playing their rights and body safety.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen to the story.
  • Discuss their rights.
  • Participate in role-playing activities.


  • Observe students during role-play.
  • Ask students to mention their rights.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What are children’s rights?
  2. Can you name a right you have as a child?
  3. Why is it important to go to school?
  4. What should you do if someone touches you in a way you don’t like?
  5. Why are our bodies precious?

Conclusion: The teacher goes around to mark and give feedback on the students’ understanding of their rights.

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