Gender Issues in Child Care – Games Play Civic Education Kindergarten (Age 5) First Term Lesson Notes Week 2

Lesson Plan for Kindergarten Civic Education

Subject: Civic Education

Class: Kindergarten (Age 5)

Term: First Term

Week: 2

Topic: Gender Issues in Child Care – Games

Duration: 40 minutes

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the meaning of games.
  2. Outline functions of games in our society.
  3. Identify different kinds of games irrespective of gender.
  4. Mention some local games in the community.
  5. Mention some modern games.

Learning Activities:

  1. Pupils discuss the meaning of games.
  2. Pupils outline the functions of games in our society.
  3. Pupils identify different kinds of games irrespective of gender.
  4. Pupils as a class mention some local and modern games.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Personal Development
  • Citizenship

Learning Resources:

  • Audio-visual resources
  • Picture books
  • Charts
  • Web resources (e.g., video clips from YouTube)

Lesson Plan Presentation

Set Induction:

  • Start with a simple and fun game to engage the pupils (e.g., “Simon Says”).

Entry Behaviour:

  • Pupils are familiar with playing games and doing activities together.

Building Background/Connection to Prior Knowledge:

  • Pupils play games with their friends and family.

Instructional Materials:

  • Picture books showing different games
  • Charts with images of local and modern games
  • Video clips from YouTube


  1. Meaning of Games:
    • Games are activities we do for fun and to learn new things.
    • Examples: Running, playing with toys, board games, video games.
  2. Functions of Games in Our Society:
    • Games help us learn and practice skills.
    • Games teach us to work together and solve problems.
    • Games make us happy and help us make friends.
  3. Different Kinds of Games:
    • Local Games: “Buwe,” “Tenten,” “Bojuboju.”
    • Modern Games: Ludo, P52, Puzzle, Temple Run, Magic Tiles.

Learning Activities:

  1. Discussion on Games:
    • Pupils talk about what games they know and play.
  2. Outlining Functions of Games:
    • Pupils list why games are important in our lives.
  3. Identifying Different Kinds of Games:
    • Pupils in groups identify and discuss different games irrespective of gender.
  4. Local and Modern Games:
    • Pupils mention local games like “Buwe,” “Tenten,” “Bojuboju.”
    • Pupils mention modern games like Ludo, P52, Puzzle, Temple Run, Magic Tiles.

Presentation Steps:

Step 1: Revision of Previous Topic

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

Step 2: Introduction of the New Topic

  • The teacher introduces the new topic “Gender Issues in Child Care – Games” using picture books and charts.

Step 3: Pupils’ Contributions

  • The teacher allows the pupils to share their thoughts on games.
  • The teacher guides and corrects the pupils as they discuss.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Show video clips about different games.
  • Lead a group activity where pupils play a simple game.
  • Facilitate group discussions on the functions of games.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Participate in the group play activity.
  • Identify and discuss different games.
  • Share their ideas and listen to others.


  1. What is a game?
  2. Why do we play games?
  3. Name one local game.
  4. Name one modern game.
  5. Can boys and girls play the same games?
  6. Why are games fun?
  7. Name one function of games in our society.
  8. How do games help us learn?
  9. What do we need to play games?
  10. How do games help us make friends?


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

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What does “game” mean?
  2. Name one thing we need to play a game.
  3. Why do we play games?
  4. Name a local game.
  5. Name a modern game.
  6. Can you play games with your friends?
  7. Why do we need games?
  8. How do games help us?
  9. What is one difference between local and modern games?
  10. How do you feel when you play games?

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