Greeting a Person



Teaching the children grace and courtesy in the classroom.

To have the children greet each other, visitors, and guests.

Points of Interests
Looking in each other’s eyes as they are greeting each other.

2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years



Invite 3-4 children to come participate in your lesson by telling them you have something to show them. Show each child where exactly to sit and once the children are seated, you sit so that you can see them all, they all can see you, and yet you are not in front of them.


  1. Tell the children that when they come into class, you greet them by saying “hello” and shaking their hand.
  2. Tell them that you are all going to practice greeting each other.
  3. Tell them that when we greet someone, we should say: “Hello”, and shake their hand.


  1. Sit on your knees and extend your right hand to one of the children. (Make sure they also extend their right hand.)
  2. Look them straight in the eyes.
  3. Say: “Hello  (their name)”, and shake their hand.
  4. Wait for the same back from the child. (If they do not respond, move on to the next child. At least one of the children will respond with the same.)
  5. Extend your right hand to another child.
  6. Say: “Hello  (their name)”, and shake their hand.
  7. Repeat this until you have greeted every child.
  8. Bring the attention of the children to the child or children who responded back to the greeting.
  9. Then have each child practice one at a time.

Tell the children that this is how we greet each other. Tell the children that they can now greet each other in the mornings!

Thank the older child for helping you with the lesson.

Excuse the children one at a time, making sure each child has thought of what he would like to de next.

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