Folk Tales Civic Education Kindergarten (Age 5) First Term Lesson Notes Week 5

Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Civic Education

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Kindergarten (Age 5)

Term: First Term

Week: 5

Topic: Folk Tales

Duration: 40 minutes

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Explain the meaning of folktale.
  2. Tell stories that will make pupils appreciate one another irrespective of their gender.
  3. Identify lessons or morals from the story.

Learning Activities:

  1. Pupils listen to a folktale told by the teacher.
  2. Each pupil tells a short story while others listen attentively.
  3. Pupils identify and discuss the lessons or morals from the stories.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Citizenship
  • Communication and Collaboration

Learning Resources:

  • Audio-visual resources
  • Storybooks
  • Picture books

Web Resources:

Lesson Plan Presentation

Set Induction:

  • Start with a short and engaging folktale to capture the pupils’ interest.

Entry Behaviour:

  • Pupils enjoy listening to stories and can share simple stories from their experiences.

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

  • Pupils have heard stories from parents, teachers, and friends.

Instructional Materials:

  • Storybooks with folktales
  • Picture books illustrating folktales
  • Video clips from YouTube


  1. Meaning of Folktale:
    • A folktale is a traditional story passed down through generations.
    • Examples: Stories about animals, heroes, or wise old people.
  2. Telling Stories:
    • Pupils take turns telling a simple story.
    • Stories should highlight appreciation and respect for one another.
  3. Identifying Lessons/Morals:
    • Discuss the lessons or morals learned from the stories.
    • Examples: Sharing is good, always tell the truth, be kind to others.

Learning Activities:

  1. Listening to a Folktale:
    • The teacher tells a folktale and asks pupils to listen carefully.
  2. Pupils Telling Stories:
    • Each pupil tells a short story while classmates listen.
  3. Discussion of Lessons/Morals:
    • Pupils identify and discuss the lessons or morals from the stories.

Presentation Steps:

Step 1: Revision of Previous Topic

  • The teacher revises the previous topic which was “Songs”.

Step 2: Introduction of the New Topic

  • The teacher introduces the new topic “Folk Tales” using storybooks and picture books.

Step 3: Pupils’ Contributions

  • The teacher allows the pupils to share their thoughts on folktales.
  • The teacher guides and corrects the pupils as they tell their stories.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Tell a folktale to the class.
  • Encourage each pupil to tell a story.
  • Facilitate discussions on the lessons or morals from the stories.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen attentively to the teacher’s folktale.
  • Take turns telling their own stories.
  • Identify and discuss the lessons or morals from the stories.


  1. What is a folktale?
  2. Can you name one folktale you know?
  3. Why do we tell folktales?
  4. What lesson did you learn from the teacher’s story?
  5. Why is it important to listen to others’ stories?
  6. How can telling stories help us appreciate each other?
  7. What is one moral you learned from your classmate’s story?
  8. How do folktales help us learn about our culture?
  9. Can you tell a short story?
  10. What should we do when someone is telling a story?


  • The teacher goes around to check pupils’ participation.
  • The teacher praises and corrects where necessary.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What does “folktale” mean?
  2. Name one folktale you have heard.
  3. Why are folktales important?
  4. What did you learn from the folktale we heard today?
  5. How do you feel when you tell a story?
  6. Why is it good to listen to others’ stories?
  7. Can you share a story that teaches kindness?
  8. What is a lesson you learned from a folktale?
  9. How do folktales make us appreciate our friends?
  10. Why should we respect everyone’s stories?

Read More :

“The Magic of Folk Tales”


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